If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the 2013 Louisville National Juried Photography Show was home to yet another novel -- and it was a page-turner.
This year's show boasted 103 juried photographs selected from 910 entries from 31 states. Three entries also came from Sweden, Belaruse and Canada.
Denver-based photographer Dan Ballard judged the pieces, narrowing down those selected for the show and then granting more than 20 awards to the photographers, and Ballard was impressed with the body of work.
"It was amazing. There was just some exceptional work. I was impressed with the number of pieces," he said. "Picking the best out of 103 was just so difficult because every image in the entire show was really great."
Kerry Koepping’s “Obachan” was named “Best of Show” for its complex line work, dramatic colors and imposing composition.
Kerry Koepping’s piece “Solitude also received a “Place Award” in the Color Landscape category.
The offices of US Senator Michael Bennett have selected Kerry Koepping’s “Gold Beyond” to be part of its Colorado Collection. The 60”x46”artwork will be displayed at the Russell Senate building in Washington D.C.. The Collection represents works from twenty Colorado artists and showcases the state as a dynamic hotbed for art.
Gold Beyond captures the dramatic presence of southern Colorado’s 14,000 foot Mt Sneffels draped in an overnight early blanket of first snow. Photographed in early fall, the golden season was just beginning to take form as the seasons first snow descended upon the Rockies.
The Portland Japanese Garden Jury has selected three images by Kerry Koepping of KoKoWorld Photo to be included in their upcoming special collections.
“Japanese Silk” was chosen to appear in the 2013-2014 Japanese Garden Collectors Series Calendar.
Encantada and Roba will be showcased in a new “Themed Collector Card Series” on the trees of the Japanese Gardens.
The 2013 competition generated a record number of entries from around the world in this much sought after prized recognition.
Amidst 4 days of pouring rain, we were fortunate enough to witness the changing colors of the Portland Japanese Garden's infamous Maple. The image is named Obachan for its grandmother type presence, The "Old Lady of the Forest"is an inspiration and mystery. Those that view it seem to see something different each time it is experienced. The twisting limbs and radiant colors send the imagination soaring.
What is quickly becoming one our favorite places to shoot in North America, the Desert Southwest is a land full of rich colors, sweeping lines and artisan emotions that really speak to the heart when one is curious enough to hear.
Well it has been a crazy 4 months. Lots of new clients with lots of great location shoots to share with you, and we are finally getting some post work done. This is the new NYC skyline with the Freedom Tower rising on the horizon. Got to love NYC!
What an experience. I was truly transfixed and humbled by this place.
House on Fire is about 2 hrs south of Moab on BLM land and is a bit challenging to find. Thanks to fellow photographer Nicholas Whittall for the great directions on how to get there.
The Anasazi ruins are nestled in a remote canyon in southeast Utah and for about two hours a day provide this reflective light that illuminates the red stone above the ancient home. It made for wonderful art...full of emotion, color, and energy. It also made me feel incredibly small in this world of ours.
The antiquity that surrounds you is very humbling. It's a great place to experience on your own and ponder the questions that abound in this place. Listen to your heartbeat mesh with the Flames of Time.
Nothing beats a crisp cold morning watching the sun light-up Mesa Arch like molten lava. For those of you who haven't experienced Mesa Arch yet it is a must do on the bucket list. I found that the light is beautiful for a good half an hour after sunrise.
KoKoWorld Photo Illuminates Mercer Advisors’ Boulder Branch Walls
Denver, CO — The Mercer Advisors offices in Boulder will take on a new look as selections from the KoKoWorld collection will illuminate the walls. Mercer selected KoKoWorld Photo because of the quality artistic expression that represents the Mercer character, energy, and clientele.
KoKoWorld Photo images have progressively captured the imagination and fascination of art buyers worldwide. Recognized for their photographic images that span travel locations around the globe, KokoWorld Photos encompass the areas of fine art, corporate commercial installations and assignments, stock, advertising and travel. The Colorado photographers and artists are committed to positively affecting the visual experience of the viewers. KoKoWorld Photo has found that fine art photographic prints can be a good company investment and may improve productivity of employees.
Koko photographer, Kerry Koepping describes the intent, “Through our photography, we deliver palettes of colors, textures, and images of life that stir a mood or creatively tell the visual story of a location.” Koko photographer, Janet Koelling explains, “In creating images in photography, we hope to communicate a feeling of awe and a sense of mystery about a moment in time and space.”
Mercer Senior Strategic Advisor Branch Manager, Chuck Breuch commented, “Since the opening of this branch nine months ago, we have been looking for appropriate art that represents our Boulder team and enhances our space.”
Seven unique pieces were selected to grace the Mercer Space representing scenic locations ranging from Southern Colorado to the Oregon coast.
We reached a milestone today on IStockPhoto. Our world-wide photographer ranking made a significant jump. We are now ranked in the top 6.6% of all contributing photographers on IStockPhoto! That's out of more than 150,000 contributing photographers.
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