ONWARD Winners

ONWARD ‘11 opened this past Saturday with a huge turnout! Over 300 people converged on our modest gallery Philadelphia to see the ONWARD ‘11 exhibition. We were glad to meet many of the selected artists at the reception with some traveling from as far as North Dakota and London for the event! Guest juror, Larry Fink made an appearance as well, check out the photo of him with Rebecca Soderholm down below, which was taken with Impossible Project instant film.

"Ashleigh’s Flowers" by Mary Beth Meehan

During the reception we announced the recipients of the awards and honorable mentions. The chosen photographers are (alphabetical order):

Juror Awards:
Sandy Alpert [Brooklyn, NY]
Mary Beth Meehan [Providence, RI]

Honorable Mention:
Virginie Blachere [New York, NY]
Sarah Cohen [Huntingdon Valley, PA]
Akihiro Furuta [Edogawa, Japan]
Marta Gonzalez [Brooklyn, NY]
Robb Siverson [Fargo, ND]
Rebecca Soderholm [Madison, NJ]

West Collection Purchase Award:
Pierfrancesco Celada [London, UK]

Congratulations to the recipients of these awards as well as all the photographers selected for this year’s show! As winners of the Juror Awards, Sandy Alpert and Mary Beth Meehan are invited to have a joint show at the Project Basho Gallery in 2012. Furthermore, both are invited to attend the opening reception of ONWARD ‘11 Japan, as the exhibition travels to its next destination at Ricoh’s photo gallery, Ring Cube, in Tokyo this May.

If you did not make it out to the opening (or could not penetrate the dense crowd), worry not! The show will be up through the last Sunday of next month, March 27th. Our gallery is open Sunday – Friday, 12 – 10pm. Please make an appointment if visiting after 5pm. If you are unable to make it back to Philadelphia for the exhibition, we will be posting an online gallery of all the work in the coming days.

Thanks again to everyone who made it out to the opening on Saturday! If you had a good time, let us know via Google Places and we will send you a collotype postcard to show our appreciation. Also, if you were snapping pictures, we would love to see them. You can share them with us via Flickr by emailing the images to run39self@photos.flickr.com.

Onward '11 curator, Larry Fink and Honorable Mention photographer, Rebecca Soderholm

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