O. Rufus Lovett - Juror
January 12 - February 16
Opening: January 12, 2019
Longview Museum of Fine Arts Board of Trustees invites you to join us for the opening, reception of Focus on Photography, A Juried Exhibition on January 12 from 6pm – 8pm. The exhibition features varied aspects of photographic art – film, digital and alternative photographic mediums. LMFA is proud to welcome 0. Rufus Lovett, photographer, author and educator as the juror and guest curator for this show. Lovett’s remarks and the winning awards will begin at 6:30pm.
ABOUT THE JUROR:
Lovett, a longtime Longview resident, has taught photography at Kilgore College for more than 40 years. His work has appeared in Texas Monthly, Houstonia, Lenswork, Southern Living and Reader’s Digest. Lovett has two photographic books published, Weeping Mary, 2006, and Kilgore Rangerettes, 2008.
Lovett’s photographs are in numerous public and private collections including LMFA, Amon Carter Museum of Art, The Wittliff Collections of Southwestern and Mexican Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Two hundred fifty-eight images were submitted or LMFA’s Focus on Photography: A Juried Exhibition and we are proud to present 69 of those images in this year’s show. The show on display through February 16 represents a unique body of work from 40 photographers from across the United States. The coveted first place award went to Fort Worth photographer and Texas Christian University professor, Richard Lane for his body of work featuring grasslands. First place receives a $500 award and a spot in our 2020 Invitational exhibition. Second place was awarded to Steve Goff of Odessa, Texas for his “Lone Star Sun Dance” portraiture and third place to Frank Armstrong of Massachusetts for his photos of the American heartland. Honorable Mentions are: Chaddy Smith, Ginger Sisco Cook, Joe Pat Davis, Beckwith Thompson, Joey Tesch and Kristopher Dobbins. Other participants selected for the exhibition are: Jasmine Buffington, Courtney Case, Danea Males, Danny Pickens, Daria Tucker, David Marriott, Dennis O’Bryant, Don Norris, Gabrielle Pruitt, Brandy Gonzalez, Judah Armour, Katherine Hershey, Kayln Landahl, Ken Konchel, Lindsey Steele, Lucas Strough, Andrea Matthiesen, Meghan Poynor, Michael Girard, Pat Jimerson, Peggy Cooper Hendon, Robert Moore, Seth Welborn, Shelby Ragland, Steve Korevec, Susan Edgley, Tiffany Johnson, Tina Marie Reed, Valerie O’Conor, Vinson Davis, and Zane Brannon.