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Fall Art Exhibit Featuring Texas Photographic Society’s 32nd Annual Members’ Only Show Opens September 20

Article by: Melinda Eddleman

Photographers didn’t have to live in Texas, but their membership with the Texas Photographic Society was required to compete for inclusion in the society’s 32nd Annual Members’ Only Show (MOS 32). The exhibit features 50 prints from 42 artists, mostly from Texas but also from across the country and Canada. MOS 32 opens in the Del Mar College (DMC) Joseph A. Cain Memorial Art Gallery on Friday, Sept. 20, as the institution’s fall show.


KerThe College’s Art faculty invited the Texas Photographic Society to exhibit this year’s show in Cain Gallery because the venue will provide ideal exposure to contemporary photographic artworks and learning experiences for our students and the community. The gallery is an exceptional space for MOS 32 with this show available for viewing throughout the fall semester.
Kerstin Dale, Assistant Professor of Art

Before the opening reception in Cain Gallery from 6 to 8 p.m., MOS 32 juror Catherine Couturier and artist Debra Barrera will co-present an art lecture, Photography in Contemporary Art Practice, at 5 p.m. in Bartlett Theatre. Both facilities are in the College’s Fine Arts Center on the East Campus on Ayers Street.

The reception includes refreshments and a cash bar. The lecture, reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

MOS 32 will remain on exhibit in Cain Gallery through Dec. 4. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to noon

For more information about the reception and the exhibit, contact the DMC Art Office at 361-698-1216 or rramsey@delmar.edu. Individuals can also contact the Texas Photographic Society at sarah@texasphoto.org or visit their website at www.texasphoto.org/.


The open-themed competition accepted photographic-based work that includes digital, silver and alternative processes. The 50 works include the three pieces awarded first, second and third place and the five honorable mentions. This year’s award winners are:• Frist Place: In the Clouds by Frank Zurey (Golden, CO)• Second Place: Rainy Day on the Devil’s Hill Trail #1 by Jerry Sargent (Canyon Lake, TX)• Third Place: 2018 #0926-2 by Russell Banks (Windsor, CO)Honorable mentions were awarded to Mariana Bartolomeo (Wolf Creek, MT), Eric Kunsman (Rochester, NY), Life Robinson (Houston, TX), Eric Smith (Deland, FL) and DorRae Stevens (Dripping Springs, TX).

MOS 32 juror Couturier owns and directs Catherine Couturier Gallery, which is a premier photography gallery that sits at the center of Gallery Row in Houston. The gallery is a member of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers, and Couturier serves on the advisory council of the Houston Center for Photography. She also reviews portfolios for organizations and festivals including Photo Nola, Atlanta Celebrates Photography and Fotofest as well as serves as a juror for Critical Mass, the Center for Fine Art Photography and the LA Center for Photography. Couturier presents lectures to artists and collectors alike on a myriad of subjects related to the field of fine art photography.

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