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FotoFest 2016 Biennial


FotoFest 2016 Biennial

Meeting Place Reviewers

Christopher Rauschenberg

Co-curator and Board Chairman
Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, OR, USA
www.blueskygallery.org
Christopher Rauschenberg is co-curator and board chairman of Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Blue Sky was established in 1975 by Mr. Rauschenberg and 4 other photographers. Since then, Mr. Rauschenberg has co-curated 799 solo exhibitions by 679 different artists. Mr. Rauschenberg has been a photographer since 1973 and has had 113 solo shows of his own work in eight countries.

Blue Sky Gallery is a non-profit artists' space which produces 25 solo exhibitions per year and an occasional group show every couple of years or so. It produce an annual yearbook that features 6 images from each show. Their focus and passion is on promoting emerging artists. Since 2004, they have done solo shows by 98 photographers from FotoFest, plus 56 more from Photolucida, Arles, Rhubarb Rhubarb, Bratislava, Brasilia, Santa Fe, Mannheim, Montreal, Photo Alliance and Photo Nola. Blue Sky has done solo shows by artists from 42 countries. While Mr. Rauschenberg likes to look at everything, Blue Sky does not tend to exhibit fashion or classic nudes, traditional portraits and scenic photography (in the style of Edward Weston or Ansel Adams, for example).

The many landscape and portrait exhibitions the gallery presents tend to have strong documentary and sociological content. As with all FotoFest reviewers, you should look at our website to see if you and the gallery are a good match. Bear in mind that we are looking for coherent bodies of work, rather than isolated great pictures. Blue Sky is also looking for artists from Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Washington and Oregon for our Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers. The Drawers exhibit up to 800 prints by up to 80 regional photographers. They are re-curated annually by guest curators.

REVIEWING SESSIONS:

Session Two
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