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FotoFest 2016 Biennial

FotoFest 2016 Biennial

Meeting Place Reviewers

Crista Dix

Founder and Director
Wall Space Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Crista Dix is the Founder and Director of wall space Gallery. Starting as a photographer, collector and lover of the visual image Crista decided to put down her camera and focus on artists who transcend the medium of photography and expand the ideas of photographic arts. Her background in science, business and creative arts, has helped her created a gallery space that celebrates the artists' vision.

Wall space Gallery is located in Santa Barbara, California. The gallery focuses on emerging and mid-career artists with an aim to expand the ideas of what photography is and what it can be. The artists represented are craftsmen, using photography as an integral part of their work, that layer emotional stories with techniques and processes that enhance the visual experience. The gallery has gained an international reputation for finding and showcasing new artists and exposing new ideas.

The gallery has a blog called the Flat File, which highlights creative photographic artists from across the country. The gallery also hosts a series of artist talks called Open Studio, featuring local artists, and notable artists in the community. Ms. Dix has written essays about photography, introducing creative artists work to a broader community. She has been a member of numerous panels and discussions, juried creative competitions and has participated in major portfolio reviews across the country in cities like Houston, Portland, Los Angeles, Santa Fe and New Orleans. As a portfolio reviewer, Crista seeks to understand the goals of each photographer and to offer insight and guidance that may help each participant to realize those goals. She is most interested in reviewing one or two cohesive bodies of work about which the photographer is passionate -- from alternative processes to video and new media.


Session Four
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