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Captivar La Luz: A Latino Experience
A photographic exhibition juried by Kathy Vargas, Chair of the Art Department and Professor of Photography at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX. Show opened at Blue Star LAB Gallery in San Antonio, TX on October 13, 2010.

Hank Auderer
Hank Auderer
San Antonio, Texas
Cafe, Oaxaca

Captivar La Luz: A Latino Experience Accepted Entries
Click Here to view a Gallery of the Projects Accepted.
Click Here to view a Gallery of Individual Images Accepted.

Congratulations to the 10 Project photographers and 24 Individual photographers whose work was selected for this exhibition. We had 129 photographers submit 1,196 images.

The exhibit opens at Blue Star LAB Gallery, an annex of Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, and a venue that allows for expanded exhibitions from the Blue Star Main Campus, as well as the promotion of experimental work. This gallery was generously made possible by Zurich International Properties, Inc. Blue Star Contemporary Art Center is a non-profit, non-collecting contemporary art center in San Antonio, Texas that advances the growth and understanding of contemporary art, artists and the curatorial process. Through exhibitions and a variety of programs, Blue Star is an active participant in the development of regional, national and international contemporary art and provides a lively forum for the visual arts dialogue.

The exhibit will open with an artist reception on October 13, 2010 from 5pm tp 8pm. Captivar La Luz is expected to travel for two years.

Please follow the directions for sending in your prints very carefully or we will not be able to exhibit your work.

If you have any problems or questions, please contact us. We look forward to an outstanding exhibition and will keep all informed about the exhibit. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

D. Clarke Evans

Captivar La Luz Calendar

September 30
Prints due in San Antonio.

October 13
Show opens at Blue Star LAB Gallery, 114 Broadway, San Antonio, TX.

October 13
Artist Reception with Kathy Vargas, 5p-8p

November 30
Show closes
at Blue Star LAB Gallery.

If Your Work is Accepted:

Please follow the directions for sending in your prints very carefully or we will not be able to exhibit your work.

1. Send one exhibition print for each accepted photograph.

2. Prints must be mounted and overmatted using white matte board to 16"x20" or 20"x24" with at least 2" of border showing on all sides of the print. We are only accepting final mattted and mounted sizes of 16"x20" or 20"x24".

3. Include return postage for prints to be shipped back to you after the exhibition. Prints WITHOUT Return Postage will not be returned. We will not be accepting FedEx numbers because of reoccuring issues in the past. Prints will be returned in the container in which they were received. Do NOT frame the print.

4. Send $5 for each print accepted to defray exhibition expense.

5. When packing your print – Do NOT use Styrofoam peanuts or your box will be thrown away. And please be considerate of our space when selecting your packaging.

6. The print must reach us by September 30, 2010.

Send your print to:

Texas Photographic Society
6338 N. New Braunfels #174
San Antonio TX 78209
Questions? Call Clarke at 210-824-4123

TPS encourages the sale of exhibited photographs. The commission charged will be 50% of the sales price. Print your name, address, telephone numbers (work and home), and sales amount on the back of each matt board. If your print is Not-For-Sale (NFS) state so, but list a dollar amount for insurance. If you do not list a dollar amount, the art work will be listed as Not-For-Sale.

TPS will exercise all due care in handling slides and prints, but will not be responsible for loss or damage or replacement. Please submit duplicate slides and prints.

TPS retains the right to display, project and reproduce work accepted for this exhibition for publicity and promotional purposes only. Individual photographers retain Copyrights to their individual works.

Accepted Projects



ST # Accepted Image Titles Award
Patricia Galagan Santa Fe NM 2 Havanah Penthouse  
      3 Pedicure  
      5 In the Kitchen  
      6 Meat Market  
      9 Crazy and Rich  
Joe Guerriero Newton NJ 4 Healing Spray  
      6 Prayer for the Head with Fish  
      8 Prayer for the Head
Angie F. Keller Springfield MO 2 The Virgin of Chapi I First Place
      3 The Lord of the Miracles II  
      4 The Lord of the Miracles III  
      6 The Lord of the Ascension of Cachuy I
      8 The Virgin of Chapi II
Marilyn Maxwell Santa Fe NM 3 Los Caballeros Second Place
      4 The Standard Bearer  
      6 Dressed for the Blessing  
      7 Procession to the Church  
      8 The Blessing  
F. W. Pate Greenville SC 1 Brazil '96 San Joaquin I Third Place
      5 Brazil '96 Chocolate Factory II  
      10 Brazil '96 Chocolate Factory VII  
      3 Acupe I  
      8 Landless Movement I  
Stan Raucher Seattle WA 1 Hombe con Saco, Oaxaca, 2009  
      2 Mujer can las Rosas, Oaxaca, 2009  
      5 Marido y Esposa, Oaxaca, 2006  
      7 Rico Tacos, Oaxaca, 2006  
      8 Siesta en el Mercado Ocotlan, Oaxaca, 2007
Ellen Rennard Groton MA 1 Jo-Jo, 2008  
      2 Corazan de Jesas, 2009  
      3 After a Winning Race, 2008  
      4 Spirit of the West, 2009
Mari Seder Worcester MA 5 William's Altar to Chango  
      6 Victoria's Altar to Oshun  
      7 Altar to Jesus Chango  
Carol Serur San Marcos TX 1 Lass-O  
      2 Los Caballos
      3 Los Charros  
      6 Entrada de los Novillos  
Lupita Murillo Tinnen Plano TX 1 Checkpoints Juror's Special Recognition  
      2 Days Walking  
      4 His name was...  
      6 They never made it here  
      7 They walked
      8 The Windmill


Individual Accepted Images

Artist City ST
Image No.
Accepted Image Titles
Hank Auderer San Antonio TX
Cafe, Oxaca
Juliane Backmann Los Angeles CA
Eleuteria Lezama  
Jerolyn Bahm-Colombik Wimberley TX
Jesus Maria I  
Kitchen at the Huaynamota Albergue  
Pamela Chance Lumberton TX
Labyrinth of Pen and Mind  
Tyler K. Cleveland/The Ranger San Antonio TX
By Any Means  
Tyler K. Cleveland/The Ranger    
Kiss First Place
Susan E. de Witt Bainbridge Is WA
Young Catrina  
Nelson Goodrich Portland CT
Cemeterio Municipal, Santa Cruz III  
Linda J. Hirsch Wayland MA
Monumento del Torah/ Torah Touchstone (Havana), 2006  
Steve Hix Austin TX
Escaramuza Horse Talk  
Escaramuza Extreme Brakes  
David J. Kerr Houston TX
Parris Kitt Tyler TX
No Hay Excusas (no excuses) Second Place
Nilda Mahrer Egg Harbor Township NJ
La Cocina  
Marilyn Maxwell Santa Fe NM
El Nino Con Su Paloma  
Barry McNew Greenville TX
La Noche, Tsintzuntzan, Mexico  
Dinah McNew Greenville TX
La Abuela, Las Trunas, Mexico  
Charlotte Niel Oakland CA
El Festejo, Todos Santos, Guatemala  
Fern Ramirez Austin TX
Night Games  
Diana Cavazos Rivera Lubbock TX
Past & Present
Elva Maria Salinas San Antonio TX
Rememberance of Things Past Third Place
Donna Scholl Los Angeles CA
Rooster Salesman, Oaxaca, Mexico  
John Sevigny Chicago IL
Liam Sinnott Pasadena CA
Alter of San Paulo  
Medford Taylor Richmond VA
Santa Clara del Cobre, 2007  
Angangueo, 2005  
Acuitzio del Cante, 2009  
Medford Taylor Richmond VA
Tlallpujahua, 2006  
J. Cimon Torres Boca Raton FL

Click Here to view a Gallery of the Projects Accepted.
Click Here to view a Gallery of Individual Images Accepted.

Juror's Pre-Jurying Comments:
“Latino” is a broad category, and I have eclectic tastes. Rather than define or limit what I think “Latino” should be, I want the artist/photographer to be able to address the topic without reference to the juror’s specifications. What I will look for in these photographs is what I look for in all photos: the insightful moment; the perfect confluence of form and content; the unique expression. Whatever and however a photographer wishes to represent a theme, the best photographs will make people of all backgrounds gasp in awe.

Kathy Vargas
Professor of Photography
Incarnate Word University

About the Juror:
Artist/photographer Kathy Vargas has had one person exhibits at Sala Uno in Rome, Galeria Juan Martin in Mexico City, Centro Recoleta in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and a retrospective at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas. Group shows include "Hospice: A Photographic Inquiry" a national traveling exhibit commissioned by the Corcoran Gallery, Washington D.C., and “Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation (CARA)”. She is in the collections of the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum, the Toledo Art Museum, the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, and the Sprint Collection. She was named 2005 Texas Two-Dimensional Artist of the Year by the Texas Commission on the Arts. Ms. Vargas is associate professor and Chair of the Art Department at the University of the Incarnate Word.


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