Faculty Kudos — Summer 2017 (updated)

Carrie and Eric Tomberlin’s work from their collaborative project Sea Level Rise: Visualizing Climate Change will be on view at The 6th International Green Film and Visual Arts Festival and International Competition of Visual Arts Exhibition of Iran which will be held July 21-28 for one week in Tehran, Iran, under the supervision of Iran’s Department of Environment. The goal of the Festival is to increase public awareness of environmental conservation and to encourage the production of high quality and creative artistic and cinematic artworks on environmental issues. http://iigff.org/en/winners/iigff6/selected-art-works-iigff6/#photo

Their work is also currently on view at Internationaal Fotofestival Overpelt: Lens op de Mens in Overpelt, Belgium, which runs from June 18-August 27, 2017. The jury included  Jurors: Johan Brouwers, Board member of the Federation of European Professional, Paul Gheyle, Belgian National Association of Professional Photographers; Freddy Van Vlaenderen, Belgian curator; Malou Swinnen, Andy Hens, and Rob Walbers, photographers in Belgium, Germany, and Japan.

In June, Carrie and Eric’s work was included in the Copenhagen Photo Festival’s Censored Exhibition in Copenhagen, Denmark June 1-11, 2017.  The jury was composed of curator and leader of Galleri Image in Aarhus, Beate Cegielska, visual artist, Tina Enghoff, and art and cultural journalist, Torben Sangild, who curated an exhibition including the work of 18 artists from 1,872 entries from photographers from all over the world. The jury wrote that “the Censored Exhibition reflects the latest tendencies within contemporary photography. It was very important for us that the exhibition shows the openness of today’s photography. The boundaries between genres are broken down and photography is being stretched in all directions. Photography is on a journey with numerous stops and some of them can be seen in this year’s censored exhibition.”

Carrie and Eric’s work has also been shortlisted for the Royal Photographic Society’s International Photography Exhibition 160, headquartered in London. Final selections will be made next month. (Updated October 2017: Read More--Four pieces accepted)

Their work was also included in The 2nd Annual Fine Art Exhibition: Singular Point of View. The exhibition was on view from May 19-June 23, 2017 at The Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles, CA and juried by Crista Dix, Director of Wall Space Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA.

Eric Tomberlin’s work was included in the Syngenta Photography Award’s Grow/Conserve Exhibition. The exhibition first opened at London’s Somerset House on the Thames on March 9, 2017. Until she was crowned Queen Elizabeth I, Princess Elizabeth lived at Somerset House which now hosts cultural programming spanning the contemporary arts and attracts 3 million visitors every year.

The Grow/Conserve exhibition has since moved to Casa Saraceni in Bologna, Italy where it will be on view until September 14, 2017. “The Syngenta Photography Award is a celebration of artistic skill and outstanding photography which aims to draw attention to, and stimulate dialogue around, key global challenges. As the world’s population continues to increase, so does the tension between our growing demand for more food, energy and resources, and the need to conserve what we have today, for the next generation.” - Syngenta

Eric’s work was also selected for inclusion in The National Weather Center Biennale, an international juried exhibition focusing on weather and its impact on the human experience. The exhibition is sponsored by the National Weather Center in Norman, OK in partnership with the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art and the Norman Arts Council. The exhibition was on view April 23 - June 19, 2017 at the National Weather Center in Norman, Oklahoma. (10:26 on video).

Carrie Tomberlin is the Featured Artist in the Summer 2017 edition of  Still: The Journal, an online literary journal that publishes poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction.

Carrie’s work is also currently on view at The Camera USA 2017 National Photography Exhibition and Award Exhibition. The exhibition opened on June 19 and will run until August 4, 2017. Jurors included Robin O’Dell, Curatorial Administrator and Manager of Photographic Collections, Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida; David Houston, Director of the Bo Bartlett Center, Columbus State University in Georgia; and Gary Monroe, Senior Professor, Southeast Center for Photographic Studies, Daytona State College in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Two of Carrie’s photographs will exhibited in the American Landscapes Exhibition at the Maryland Federation of Art’s Circle Gallery in Annapolis, MD from August 10 - September 9, 2017. The exhibition’s juror was Al Gury, Chairman of the Painting Department at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.