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The Plastic Fantastic Show IX at LightBox Photographic Gallery
June 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Plastic Fantastic Show IX
June 9th – July 10th, 2018
Opening and Artists’ Reception: Saturday, June 9th, 6-9pm
LightBox Photographic Gallery
1045 Marine Dr.
Astoria, OR 97103
LightBox Photographic Gallery celebrates its 9th birthday with the opening and artists’ reception of the Plastic Fantastic Show IX on Saturday, June 9, from 6-9pm.
This annual group exhibit originated with LightBox’s love for images made with basic, plastic “toy” film cameras as a way to celebrate the gallery’s anniversary each year. A large number of photographers from around the world shoot images with basic cameras, creating unique photos that are captured on film. The images achieved from this photographic method using cameras with less than perfect optics and control lead to unpredictable and sometimes extraordinarily beautiful results.
Internationally renowned fine art photographer Susan Burnstine of Los Angeles once again juried the exhibit. Susan is a highly acclaimed photographic artist shooting with film using rudimentary homemade cameras of her own design, consisting of plastic lenses and vintage camera and household parts.
“Once again, it’s been a great honor and pleasure to act as juror for the annual Plastic Fantastic Show. It was thrilling to see the work of so many old friends mixed in with a number of refreshing new artists. I’d like to acknowledge every photographer who submitted this year. You made my selection process very difficult as the quality and artistry exceeded my expectations.” ~ Susan Burnstine
Congratulations to the photographers accepted into
The Plastic Fantastic Show IX
Jim Rohan • James Malsich • Alyson Bowen • Diane Peterson
Lilyan Aloma • Bob Gervais • Ryan Synovec • Vera Dohrenbusch
Celine Dowden • Michael Weitzman • Ky Lewis • Christine Eagon
Ronald Butler • Brian Franczyk • Ellen Davis • Jennifer Walton
Barbara Murray • Kerry Jeffrey • Priscilla Kanady • Ian Thompson
Bill Kirby • Stephen McNally • Kathrena Rivera • Myles Katherine
Jocelyn Mathewes • Marko Umicevic • April Rocha • Katy Tuttle
Kenneth Stevens • Jacqueline Walters • Richard Bonvissuto
This year Ryan Synovec of Seattle, Wa. received the juror’s top award for the image, “Monumental Cactus”, Lilyan Aloma from New York, N.Y. received the Second Award for “Herald Square”, Priscilla Kanady from The Woodlands, Tx. received the Third Award for “Meghan in the Shadows, and Jim Rohan of Wakefield, Ma. received the Honorable Mention.
First Place: Ryan Synovec “Monumental Cactus”.
Ryan Synovec’s double exposure of a cactus in Monument Valley transports viewers to a magical and haunting place where time stands still. The narrative is direct yet complex and keeps us coming back for more.
Second Place: Lilyan Aloma – Herald Square.
Lilyan Aloma has done it again. She’s been selected as an award winner in Plastic Fantastic exhibits prior, but this time she delivers abeautiful and evocative city scene that resonates between the layers of time.
Third Place: Priscilla Kanady – Meghan In The Shadows.
Priscilla Kanady’s Meghan In The Shadows invites you to look again and again. At first glance, viewers may miss the ghostly glow of Meghan’s outline, but as one looks closer the grasp of her hand appears mysteriously and quiet melancholy settles in.
Honorable Mention: Jim Rohan – Brooklyn Bridge.
Many might assume they’ve seen every possible view photographed of the Brooklyn Bridge, but Jim Rohan proves everyone wrong with this humorous vantage point. A former exhibitor of several Plastic Fantastic exhibitions in years past, Rohan returns with a fresh and witty perspective that offers a much welcome smile to all.