Artists have long understood the impact that color has on the way an image is viewed and how it influences the viewers’ reactions to what they are seeing. “The pieces by the selected artists show the importance that color plays in creating an impact on the viewer. Whether the work is a traditional photograph, an abstract or a composited image created by the photographer, color creates the moment in the image. This exhibit truly celebrates the power of color in our daily lives,” says Gallery Curator, Charles Miller.
The eighteen photographers in this exhibit had their work selected by a jury of peers. They include Peter Alessandria, Dover; Alexis Alverez, Middlesex; Glenn Clark, Chatham; Ralph Greene, Woodland Park; Theresa Hood, Hamilton Township, PA; Marv Kaminsky, Flanders; Jacek Kowalsky, Mahwah; Parvathi Kumar, Bridgewater; John Markanich, West Milford; Leonard McDonald, Mountainside; Charlann Meluso, Berkeley Heights; Charles T. Miller, Ringoes; Nancy Ori, Berkeley Heights; Phyllis Raffelson, Cliffside park; Lynn Ronan, Midland Park; Mitch Speert, Flemington; Branch Watkins, Morristown; and Allan Wood, Maplewood.
The New Jersey Photography Forum is dedicated to furthering the interests of professional and serious photographers living or working in the New Jersey area. Over the past 24 years under the direction of Nancy Ori, the NJPF has become the largest and most recognized group of fine art exhibiting photographers in the state. The monthly meetings are held at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in Summit and encourage attendees to share expertise and advance their skills. The meetings provide access to a wide variety of current creative and technical information through informal presentations and demonstrations by manufacturers and photographic artists. Regularly, photographers have an opportunity to display their work for critique by others. Exhibition possibilities within the fine art community are constantly explored, which has become an invaluable resource for photographers interested in becoming fine art exhibitors.