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Third Place

Third Place

Julie Lemberger

"Hidden Nude 1 (self-portrait)"

digitial photography , 22.8 x 15.4

Sale Price $400

Julie Lemberger is a photographer focusing on dance and other such romantic, musical, fun, interesting, scholarly, personal, passionate and artistic projects people in New York City (and Brooklyn) are doing. Having been a dancer herself, she is dedicated to preserving the fleeting ethereal moments of concert dance for more than 15 years, documenting her vision of dance in New York City at the turn of the 21st century.

Her dance photographs have appeared in The New York Times, Dance Magazine and other national and international journals and web sites since 1993. She also was assigned to photograph for The Villager and Downtown Express, under the late Thomas Butson for 5 years. Assignments varied, from press events with former Mayor Rudolph Guiliani to portraits of high-profile chefs in their restaurants and kitchens. Her photographs of the events of September 11, 2001, as seen from her Brooklyn rooftop, are in the collection at the New York Public Library.

For her notable Moving Pictures workshop The Brooklyn Arts Council awarded her for 3 years to teach formal dance and dance photography to Brooklyn’s inner city kids, resulting in photo shows at Five Myles Gallery. As well, Julie was invited to serve as a panelist for the New York Foundation of Arts (NYFA) photography-division

Julie’s dance photographs have been on view in a solo show, 10 Years of Dance at the 92nd St Y Harkness Dance Festival, and group shows including: Dance on Camera festival at the Puffin Room and the Bronx Academy of Art and Dance (BAAD).

In the dark days, before digital photography, Julie, created scores of black & white prints and negatives in her darkroom at home. Her darkroom technique were greatly improved at the Bettmann Archive, where she worked on historical prints from 100 years old negatives. When it was sold to Bill Gates her dance photographs were included in the Corbis collection since its inception.

She has had the privilege to work with and photograph such amazing artists and institutions as: Jody Sperling / TimeLapse Dance, Silver-Brown Dance, Lydia Johnson Dance, Dusan Tynek Dance Theatre, Jody Oberfelder, De Facto Dance, Barbara Mahler, Carlos Fittante, New York Baroque Dance Company, Edisa Weeks and the late Homer Avila, Balam Dance, Regina Nejman, Dance Wave, Catherine Gallant, Kathak Ensemble: Janaki Patrik, 651 Arts, Japan Society, 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance, Dancing In The Streets, Tap Extravaganza and dance departments at Island University, Hunter College and Juilliard.

She’s gained knowledge and insight from mentors who encouraged and challenged her: Zvi Lowenthal, her editor at The New York Times, the late Gary Parks and KC Patrick at Dance Magazine, Bill Murray, Heidi Riegler, who brought her along on her own professional journey, Paul Ben-Itzak, Olga Serry, Hanne Tierney Wong, Robert D’Allesandro and Virginia Brooks at Brooklyn College where she got a BA in fine art / photography. Her dance teachers who dug into her very soul: Carlos Fittante, Wendy Perron, Grace Doty, David Howard and Graciela Kozak and many, many others.

Though Julie has been in New York City for over 25 years she still speaks with a Californian accent, she was raised in Berkeley. She currently lives in Brooklyn with Chris and their daughter, Margot.

Third Place

Cory Graham


Digital art , 19" x 13"

Sale Price $100



Art Statement


Water is a mirror. Sometimes clean and sparkling, sometimes covered in generations of dust and debris, it shows us not only who we are but where it has been. Our own walls, be they physical, emotional, spiritual or cultural, often shield us from the world outside of our comforts and luxuries. Our walls force out anything which may upset the delicately arranged apple cart of our daily existence. Our walls protect us from the very same punishments they inflict on others.

In the murky waters of a steaming river, we saw no greater reflection of who we are than in the loss of a brave father and child, fighting against impossible forces to breathe free. We built our own walls even taller.

But we must see our reflection. We must face down our own sins. We must shed our walls. What we see in the mirror is our own horror, reflecting in the giant eye of the city perpetuating our crimes. A mirror more famous than perhaps any other in our nation, and in the face of those who need the reflection the most.


Artist Biography


My home is in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, in Eastern Kentucky. Born in the coalfields of West Virginia, I relocated here many years ago and have found a place and a peace unlike any other within the confines of the hills and the comfort of the culture. To many, we are a stereotype. We exist as backwoods, uneducated swine rooting about in the world’s garden for a morsel of what may fall our way. But to see only that is to overlook the character and culture built on the backs of hundreds of years of life in one of the toughest places in the United States.

Eight of the poorest counties in the nation are my neighbors. The interstates don’t run through our part of the country very well. Our land, our jobs, and our very souls have been bought and sold by robber baron coal and oil barons, torn to shreds and left to die on the vine. Yet, we persist. In the face of adversity, we continue to give birth to art, music, poetry, literature and a world often kept all to ourselves. But we do not fit into one box. We are as varied in viewpoints and experiences as any place in America, and our culture is rich. That is who I am. I am one of many, but the many have undeniably shaped the one.

Third Place

Gaylord Mink

"Hoeing Cabbage"

Digital art ,

Sale Price $POR

Hoeing Cabbage

The image is a digital art rendition from a video image taken from a ship cruising up the Yangtze river in central china.  The young lady is hoeing cabbages on the river bank.

Artist Statement

After several years as a free-lance wildlife videographer, I have moved to digital stills mainly using a still cameras. Most recently I have begun experimenting with picturely art; using digital software to “artify” still captures from digital video. This is image is part of that experiment.

Artist Biography

Gaylord Mink began his “artistic” life as a photographer when he retired after 40 years as a research scientist. He began this afterlife as a free-lance wildlife videographer where he concentrated on the movement and behavior of the wild subjects. Later he expanded to digital still photography where he now attempts to tell visual stories about the subject’s behavior. Recently he is focusing on incorporating light and texture as principle subjects in his work, most of which still centers around wildlife and natural things.

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Vic Gladstone

"Global Warming-Glacier Calving"

Digital image metal print , 24" x 24"

Sale Price $250

Artist Statement

Global Warming-Glacier Calving is a photograph taken at the Sawyer Glacier near Tracy Arm during a cruise along Alaska’s Inside Passage. There was significant calving of the glacier while we were at the site that the conservationist on board noted was due to global warming. In post processing I ‘shaped’ the image to represent a globe and this piece represents to me what global warming is doing to the earth’s glaciers.



I have been a photographer for over 45 years. I am a self-educated and self-taught photographer whose early work was 35mm black and white, chrome, and color imagery. Black and white photos were processed and printed in my darkroom. I migrated to digital photography and now exclusively capture, process, mat, and frame my digital images. I love the creativity and expression in photography. It is my hope that my images will enable others to enjoy the beauty of the world through my photographs.


Recent Recognitions

1st Place award in the Maryland Photography Alliance’s 2nd Annual Photography Contest, 2019
Honorable Mention in The Art of Stewardship “Nature Through the Eyes of Artists” Howard County (MD) Conservancy, 2017 – Greg Mort, Juror
Accepted Work, Frederick Camera Clique Annual Juried Show 2017
2nd Place award in The Art of Stewardship “Nature Through the Artist’s Eyes” Howard County (MD) Conservancy, 2016 – Greg Mort, Juror
Accepted Work, Frederick Camera Clique Annual Juried Show 2016
Accepted Work (3), Bowie Arts Committee, Juried Art Exhibit “The Great Outdoors” 2018
Accepted Work, Bowie Arts Committee, Juried Art Exhibit “Color Blind” 2018
Accepted Work (2), Bowie Arts Committee, Juried Art Exhibit “Reflections” 2018
Accepted Work, Bowie Arts Committee, Juried Art Exhibit “Abstracts” 2019

Third Place

Gaylord Mink


Photography , 6000 x 3376

Sale Price $POR

Artist Biography


Gaylord Mink began his “artistic” life as a photographer when he retired after 40 years as a research scientist. He began this afterlife as a free-lance wildlife videographer where he concentrated on the movement and behavior of the wild subjects. Later he expanded to digital still photography where he now attempts to tell visual stories about the subject’s behavior. Recently he is focusing on incorporating light and texture as principle subjects in his work, most of which still centers around wildlife and natural things.

Third Place

Ming Y. Dong


Printmaking , 21" x 7"

Sale Price $POR

Artist Statement:

Like birds, one’s thoughts have the power to transcend physical shackles and travel unimaginable distances. When one’s mind is set free, creativity is released.


Ming Y. Dong is currently a high school senior. She started to experiment with colors and different media since the age of three. Growing up, Dong liked to visit art museums and explore nature with a sketchbook in her hand, recording every ephemeral moment happening around her.

Dong always connect her art to nature. In her art pieces, she uses nature as the foundational logic. Then, she builds on it with more ideas. She aims to depict the interrelation between common objects and morality, something she considers a product of nature. In this light, her art reflects concepts such as science’s strictness, nature’s power, and culture’s variability.

Dong experiments drastically different styles to create each art piece from multiple dimensions. A piece of Dong’s art usually starts with an inspirational observation or a sudden question. As she tries to explain it, more doubts come to her mind. She either draws out many drafts before starting or starts boldly when her emotion reaches its climax. As she draws, she interrogates art, and art gives her solutions to her doubts.

Dong considers art as the origin of her creativity, so she aims to apply what she calls “art-think” into many areas to solve problems.

Third Place

Gerald Chodak

"After the Rain"

Acrylic on Canvas , 48" x 48"

Sale Price $2800

About This Painting


“After the Rain” is a 48″ x 48″ Acrylic on Canvas Painting influenced by a rainbow I saw after a heavy rain in Florida.




My introduction to the visual arts came about in the latter part of my first career as a surgeon when I was exposed to the world of glass blowing.  I personally found surgery to be an artistic expression but with obvious limitations.  Blowing glass offered an opportunity to do “surgery” on the glass to create interesting shapes with the added excitement achieved with a varied color palette.   After 13 years of working with glass and showing my work in five galleries, however, I found the need to explore painting.  I began with classes at the Boca Raton Museum School of Art in Boca Raton, Florida and the Old School Square in Delray Beach, Fl.   Whereas blowing glass required pre-work planning and had a time constraint, painting has allowed me more spontaneity and freedom with time to react to each painting as it develops.   I can work on a piece, put it aside and return to it at any time until I feel it is complete.    If something doesn’t feel quite right, I can change or modify it until I am satisfied.  Another freedom with painting is the ability to combine any colors of my choosing.  With glass, physical attributes of some colors prevent them from being combined together.  I find my direction with both mediums has been greatly influenced by the abstract colorist painters of the early and mid 20thcentury.   Color evokes a special reaction in me.  I don’t simply see it but rather I react to it emotionally, whether it is the changing colors in the ocean or sky, the flowers in my garden or the birds flying by. My goal is to evoke a similar reaction for myself as I watch the colors of the paints merge together and explode off the canvas, creating combinations that are often unexpected. Constant excitement influences my art as I prefer to display organic, non-objective shapes, which encourages the viewer to find their own message.

Third Place

Carol Donahue


Archival Pigment Print , 22" x 18"

Sale Price $325

Artist Statement

I am an independent freelance photographer, third generation born in Washington, D.C. Until recently I lived in a rural community, on the edge of the Chesapeake Bay, enjoying the naturaI beauty and historical interest of Annapolis and DC. Now I live on the outskirts of Houston, another vibrant and exciting city.

“Connected” is an image captured in the Observation Lounge at the Top of The Rock at Rockefeller Center, NY. I found a strong image in the structure of the room as well as the beautiful and interesting human connections.

My Architectural images are examples of the urban development. I want them to capture the intensity in the rhythms of the city. The structures are living, breathing environments and the interactive design is an integration of structure, man and nature. I am excited to capture the energy of life in these spaces that is implied as much as seen.


Art Resume & Biography

I studied photography at local Art Centers while I was raising my family.

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts with Fine Art Photographer Dick Bond

Anne Arundel College -Fine Art Photographer Don Kneessi

The historic alternative processes piqued my interests and inspired my approach to photography. I was challenged to push the boundaries of creating images.



Texas Photographic Society

Maryland Federation Art

Art Council for Anne Arundel County, MD


Notable Exhibitions and Awards

6/2018 National Juried Exhibition “Personal Perspective Darkroom Gallery, VT

5/2018 2 Artist Exhibition ”Under One Sun” Woods Gallery, Severna Park, MD

4/2018 Spring Member Exhibition Maryland Federation of Art

3/2018 MFA Member Melange II Exhibition

2/2018 National Juried Exhibition,”Abstraction” BOS- Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery, OK

7/2017 2 Artist Exhibition “Under One Sky” Chaney Gallery, Maryland Hall, MD

8/2016 3 Artist Exhibition “2 Carols and a Gail” Quiet Waters Garden Gallery MD

3/2016 River Gallery Juried Community Exhibition, MD

1/2016 Lowes State Office Building, Maryland Artists, Annapolis MD

12/2015 National Juried Exhibition “ Small Wonders” Honorable Mention, MdFedArt

12/2015 Annapolis Design Showhouse

5/2015 Maryland Artists Juried Exhibition “ Maryland Art @College Park” UMD

Third Place

Leif Sohlman

"Chicken Escape"

Photography , 183 x 122cm

Sale Price $POR

Artist Statement

Nature is a beauty we all have to love. If we do not love nature we loose a bit of our souls. Leif’s images will try to find the beauty in the surrounding, especially nature, around us and to let others find that beauty through his images. Sometimes it might be beauty in something you do not believe is beauty. He hopes others will find and search beauty in nature through his images.


Leif Sohlman is an amateur photographer/digital artist mainly working with nature and landscapes. He is working with landscapes, flowers and macro photography and sometimes with digital art as photo painting and abstract work. He mostly find his motives in the surroundings of his home in City Enköping ( Enkoping, Enkoeping) Sweden

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Susanne Weber

"Tiffany Spring Flowers"

Fiber / Felt , 14" x 8"

Sale Price $POR

Artist Statement

Tiffany Spring flowers:
“My latest projects are inspired by Art Nouveau and especially the wonderful stained glass windows by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Capturing the iridescent and translucent colors in combination with the strict network of black lines in felt keeps me fascinated. For this piece I used hand-dyed merino and Bergschaf wool, tussah silk, rose fibers and viscose.”




“Austrian fiber artist Susanne Weber creates felt paintings with emphasis on the magic of light and texture. Her approach is the fusion of Crafts (felting is an ancient textile process, believed to be the oldest form in existence), and Arts. In this context, fibers can be defined as a painting medium, complying with many of the rules relating to visual arts.

Susanne is a studied biologist and has her own medical translation business. She started felting in 2014 out of curiosity and was instantly hooked. From the beginning, working in 2D and exploring the endless options of colors and various fibers was her favorite subject, and she has been largely influenced by the works of Moy Mackay and Susan Mulcock. Nowadays, Susanne is steadily enhancing her knowledge and skills by attending various classes of worldwide renowned fiber artists.
Using violence-free materials like mulesing-free wool and peace silk is a vital issue, and processing wool from raw fleece to self-dyed painting material has become increasingly important to her.
Two exhibitions at the Vienna Felting Festival in 2016 and 2017 were a great success, and Susanne is actually preparing two further exhibitions for autumn 2018.

Her paintings are featured in Arts and Crafts magazines and juried exhibitions, and in December 2017 she was one of 12 Wraptious competition finalists out of 2000+ entries.
Together with her husband and three cats, Susanne lives in Vienna, the beautiful capital of Austria.”