On-line annex “Transformations” PhotoPlace Gallery + API

Karin Ott

“Pull up a chair”

While I won’t be hanging on the wall in the upcoming exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont, “Transformations – The Ordinary Made Extraordinary”, I did make it to the on-line annex and the catalogue with the above image from my series Invisible.

API is short for Art Photo Index. It is a “searchable, visual database  of selected photographers and photo-based artists from throughout the world.” I am honored to have been invited to join, especially when I view the work of the amazingly talented artists represented. If you have time to kill, it won’t be wasted browsing websites found at API.


Group exhibition “Car Culture” PhotoPlace Gallery

Karin Ott

“Go on, you know you want to…”

I just got this image accepted among the forty images to be shown at “Car Culture”, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont, November 5 to 23, 2013. It’s a name that pops up frequently when I share the info on group exhibits but I can assure you that it is a diiferent juror every time.

This image was shot in Sonoma, CA, this summer at a classic car exhibition at a vinyard where I dragged my family to so I could sweat in the sun while taking pictures of cars I would be hard pressed to find at home.

Congratulations! Your work has been chosen…

I live with a paradox. I enter any competative situation with the expectation to win and I suffer from severe disappointment when I don’t. This being the case, it can seem a little harsh to have made the decision to submit to at least two fine art competitions a month. But the constant submission deadlines keeps me on my toes, keeps me working and developing my style. The bodies of the work are the ones presented in my portfolio rather than in this photo blog though some photos make it into both.

Expecting another ‘we’re sorry but thanking you for contributing’ it took a while for my sleep drugged brain to take in the following mail this morning:

“Congratulations! Your work has been chosen for the juried exhibition SELF PORTRAIT at PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont.  Juror Caleb Cole selected forty photographs for the exhibition, from nearly 700 photographs submitted. In addition to being in the gallery exhibition, your work will also be available for viewing on the PhotoPlace Gallery website.

The exhibition will be on view at the gallery from May 21st to June 15th.   An artist’s reception will be held on June 14th from 5-7 pm, as part of the Town of Middlebury monthly Arts Walk.”

What?? I made it to my first international group exhibition? Yes! Then I began to laugh – because why am I surprised if I enter to win? 🙂

This is the photo that got accepted –  a encouraging first but hopefully not the last….