We are thrilled to announce that this year's show will be at the Monterey Museum of Art once again! Portfolio submissions will be judged by a team composed entirely of inspiring women in the arts to tie into the museum's plan to make 2018 the "Year of the Woman."
We are so excited to have Nicole Mangiola, winner of the Roman Loranc Award in 2014, Rachael Short, an inspirational photographer and owner of Gallery Exposed in Carmel, and Barbara Bullock-Wilson, a writer, curator and daughter of Wynn and Edna Bullock as judges this year.
Nicole is a local, aspiring photographer who works with many different photographic mediums. She creates stunning black and white film images, creates photographic collages and works with color film photography. She was the recipient of the Roman Loranc award in 2014 from The Weston Collective, awarded to a student with an exceptional portfolio and unique vision. She is very active in the art community and will bring a great perspective to the judging of the competition this year.
After picking up her Dad’s camera at the age of twelve, photography became Rachael Short's passion to this day. In 2000 this California native moved to Santa Barbara to study photography at the Brooks Institute of Photography.
Over the following decade Rachael established a thriving wedding photography and portraiture business. In addition, with Evynn LeValley, a fellow photographer they launched Gallery EXPOSED in the heart of Carmel in 2009. Rachael's formal shooting pursuits ended abruptly in 2010 when her neck broke in a car accident, leaving her a quadriplegic.
Rachael now divides her time between physical therapy, Gallery EXPOSED and capturing images with her iPhone. Photographs of nature, people and places allow her to explore the relationship between light and shadow—images she transforms into platinum prints.
Barbara Bullock-Wilson is the older daughter of master mid-twentieth century photographer Wynn Bullock and his wife Edna who pursued her own successful career as a fine art photographer after his death.
In her relationships as offspring, model, assistant, colleague, historian, and manager of the Bullock photographic estate, Barbara has had a lifelong engagement with her parents’ artistic journeys. She has written and edited numerous articles and books on each of her parents, several in collaboration with them and many since their deaths. As a curator and consultant, she has mounted and helped organize several exhibitions showcasing their imagery. Frequently asked to speak about their work, she is also an active supporter of the wider photographic community as a juror and portfolio reviewer.
In addition to her management of Bullock Family Photography LLC, Barbara is currently serving as the editorial consultant for a new feature-length documentary film on her father.