THE CHOSEN FEW

Exhibited in September, 2005
at Colourworks Art Space in Wilmington, Delaware
as part of the City's Art on the Town "Art Loop"

I chose a few people to serve as the jurors of this exhibit. That way, I did not have to choose the photos! Each person was asked to choose one photograph from the many found on this website, a task some jurors found difficult. The surprise for me was to learn that images for which I had lost enthusiasm were sometimes the images others loved! Here are the jurors and the photos they selected. I hope to have their comments here as well in the near future.

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EMMA JO WITH GOATS
chosen by Ave Bonar, a freelance photographer in Austin, Texas. We first worked together, in 1976, on a 120-page photo calendar, the Book of Days. She has published several books since then.

STEEL BARS, NO CAGE
chosen by Roy Flukinger, Curator, the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin. This was also Sadie Somerville’s first choice and many others mentioned it, forcing me to reconsider its worth, which I had considered to be only above average. Roy was a juror of the photos selected for the 1979 and 1983 Book of Days calendars that I published and we served together on the board of the Texas Photographic Society. Curator Heather Coyle later selected it for a 2007 exhibit at the Delaware Art Museum.

CLOUD MOUNTAIN
chosen by Barbara, my wife, who is often the first to comment my work. We live in Arden, Delaware. I had expected her to choose a peaceful landscape.

TEXAS ROOSTERS
chosen by Jim Janknegt, a painter in Elgin, Texas. His house and studio are surrounded by chickens, goats, dogs, cats, and a peacock. Like me, he has more projects going than he can begin to finish.

SUV FIVE ABSTRACT
chosen by David McClintock, a photographer in Arden, Delaware. While still shooting film, he began using using the computer as his darkroom in 2005. Sadly, he died in 2008.

BUTTERFLIES
chosen by Gerry Piotrowski, co-owner, Colourworks Art Space

  RANGER SANDWICH
chosen by Eric Russell, co-owner, Colourworks Art Space. My truck, two photos sandwiched together.

UNBROKEN REEDS
chosen by Laura Scanlan, Director, Delaware Division of the Arts. We worked together on a committee at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

WINDOW FROST
chosen by Sadie Somerville, co-owner, Somerville-Manning Gallery in Wilmington, Delaware. We first worked together on the archives at the Arden Craft Shop Museum.

ANTIQUE WOMAN
chosen by Craig Stacey, portrait photographer, Bullhead City, Arizona. When we first met, neither one of us took photos.

GREAT WHITE EGRET
chosen by John Wilson, illustrator, Austin, Texas. A good friend, I was curious what a non-photographer would choose.

GREENHOUSE WINDOW
chosen by Bill Wright, photographer, Abilene, Texas. Bill travels widely and has published several photo books.

D/FW AIRPORT
chosen by Carson Zullinger, freelance photographer, Wilmington, Delaware.

TWO SHEEP
chosen by the artist. Like my dad, who was a zookeeper, I love how animals look. I must, since they keep showing up in my work.

 
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