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Image by Allyson Ely Selected for CPA’s International Juried Exhibition

Ellen Gilkerson | Published on 11/19/2023

Shapes and Shadows, an image by PACC member Allyson Ely, was selected for inclusion in the in-gallery portion of the 2023 International Juried Exhibition by the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel.  The juror was Shana Lopes, assistant curator at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.  Of more than 2000 images submitted, 45 images were selected for exhibition in the gallery, and an additional 45 images were selected for the online gallery.  The exhibition will run from December 16 through January 21.  The opening reception and announcement of juror awards will take place on Saturday, December 16, 4 to 6 pm.  A list of the selected artists can be seen at: Tune in later to see the images once they are online.

Allyson says:   When I first began photographing inside this silo, one of the things that most interested me was the complicated web of dark rooms and subterranean areas, the discarded equipment and tools propped against walls, and machinery long out of use.  However, one day I found myself in an unusually clean, bright room with a large pegboard bolted to the wall.  Drive belts of all shapes and sizes were arranged neatly on pegs.  The orderly pattern, repetition of shapes and lines, dark against light, and the shadows cast by the belts and pegs, made the room come alive.  This was an easy photograph to take and a welcome relief from shooting in the dark!

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Allyson Ely:  Shapes and Shadows

The Center for Photographic Art (CPA) is the second oldest members’ photography gallery in the U.S.  Its gallery was originally occupied by the Friends of Photography, established in 1967 by Ansel Adams, Cole Weston, and Wynn Bullock.  CPA’s mission is to increase understanding and respect of photography and its evolving role in contemporary culture.





Center for Photographic Art:

  San Carlos and 9th Avenue

  P.O. Box 1100

  Carmel, CA 93921



2023 International Juried Exhibition:

  December 16 – January 21 

  Opening reception and announcement of awards:

    Saturday, December 16, 4 to 6 pm