Size Matters Juried Exhibition

Exhibition Reception October 19, 6-9pm

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Size Matters is our signature festival exhibition, celebrating photo based artwork smaller than 10”. The 2019 exhibition includes multi-media digital work, sculptural works, camera-less images, and exquisite contact prints. Size Matters is the premier photography exhibition celebrating small works.

Exhibition runs October 19 - November 19, 2019


 
 
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Exhibition Juror

We’re proud to have Kai Caemmerer from the SFO Museum as the 2019 Size Matters exhibition juror. Kai will consider all photographic media for the exhibition, selecting one artist being to receive the Size Matters purchase prize ($500). That work will be purchased and donated to a prominent museum collection. Previous purchase awards were donated to the Center for Creative Photography, Museum of Photographic Arts, and the San Diego Museum of Art.


Exhibition Awards

We offer six awards based on work in the final exhibition. These include the Purchase Award ($500) selected by our exhibition juror, the Director’s Choice Award ($250), the People’s Choice Award ($100), and three honorable mentions. The Purchase Award will be paid directly to the artist by Medium, who then donates it to a prominent museum collection. Awards will be selected during the opening reception on Saturday, October 19.

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Exhibiting Artists

The 2019 exhibition includes works by William Van Beckum, Juliana Foster, Meg Griffiths, Kevin J. Hoth, Adriene Hughes, James Lattanzio, Ky Lewis, Vanessa Marsh, Drew Nikonowicz, Magdalena Ramirez, Paula Riff, Jenny Sampson, Kyra Schmidt, Andrew K. Thompson, Robert Treat, Alejandro Arreguin Villegas, Melanie Walker / Todd Walker (Posthumous Collaboration), Krista Wortendyke, and Jonas Yip.


Exhibition Venue

The 2019 Size Matters exhibition is hosted by Sparks Gallery, located in San Diego’s vibrant Gaslamp Quarter. The exhibition will be on view from October 19 through November 19, 2019. A reception for the artists will be held from 6:00 - 9:00pm.

FREE EVENT – RSVP is required for the opening reception. Guests who RSVP receive one free drink ticket.

10% of all sales made during opening night will support Medium Photo.

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2018 Awards

In 2018 we offered the following awards for Size Matters: Exhibition juror Brian Clamp selected Ross Sonnenberg and James Walker’s work for the Purchase Award (acquired by the Center for Creative Photography), our Director’s Choice given to Christa Blackwood, and Honorable Mention to Kyra Schmidt.

Ross Sonnenberg and James Walker,   Black Hole 1, 2017 , Unique tintype photogram (Collection: Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ)

Ross Sonnenberg and James Walker, Black Hole 1, 2017, Unique tintype photogram (Collection: Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ)

Christa Blackwood,   Sam/Charis circa 1936 , Gilded Platinum print on vellum, 2016

Christa Blackwood, Sam/Charis circa 1936, Gilded Platinum print on vellum, 2016

Kyra Schmidt,   Algae, The Landings, Georgia #6 (April 2018, exposed for 1 month, unfixed) , 2018

Kyra Schmidt, Algae, The Landings, Georgia #6 (April 2018, exposed for 1 month, unfixed), 2018