Inspired by cinema, film noir style translates into stunning photography. Noir style is characterized by use of of high contrast, low-key, dramatic shadows, dramatic camera angles, pessimism, and suspense.

Gallery Hours During The Exhibition:

Friday, March 18th 2-7pm

Saturday, March 19th 10-3pm

Sunday, March 20th 12-5pm

Friday, March 25th 2-7pm

Friday, April 1st 2-7pm

Saturday, April 2nd 10-3pm

Sunday, April 3rd 12-5pm

For any dates & times not listed, please reach out via email to schedule an appointment.

TIMELINE
  1. February 2nd ~ March 1th
    CALL FOR ARTISTS
  2. March 1th
    SELECTION MADE & WINNERS INFORMED
  3. March 6th & 7th
    ART WORK DROP-OFF & FINAL INSPECTION
  4. March 11th 7 ~ 9pm
    EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION
  5. April 3rd & April 4th
    ART WORK PICK-UP

Judges

Stacey Gross
Stacey GrossArtist-educator living in Champaign.
She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a MA/BFA in Art Education and a studio concentration in photography. Stacey has taught art, design, cinema studies and photography classes at Centennial High School for over twenty years and has also taught Digital Photography at Parkland College. She has adjudicated numerous regional art and photography exhibits. In 2015, Stacey was awarded Illinois Art Educator of the Year by the Illinois Art Education Association. Stacey’s interest in camera-less photography and the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi has led her to utilize photographic methods to create abstract images that embrace imperfection and unpredictability. Her most recent body of work is comprised of ethereal full-figure photograms on large rolls of silver gelatin paper.
Craig McMonigal
Craig McMonigalA photographer for over thirty-five years
He received his BFA from Ohio University in 1983, and his MFA from the University of Illinois in 1987. Craig had been on the staff of the University of Illinois for 17 years, and taught at Parkland College for 21 years, retiring in 2015 after receiving an award as the Community College Outstanding Part-Time Faculty for the state of Illinois in 2015. He has participated in several national exhibitions, such as “Figure, Face and Form” in West Virginia and “Woman in the Broader Sense” in St. Louis, Missouri and “The Nude” in Lexington, Kentucky.  His work has been included in the collections of the Mulvane Museum, Krannert Art Museum and the Museo de la Fotografia in Argentina. Craig has lectured on photography and his own work at Washburn University in Kansas, at Central Michigan University, and for the National Society of Arts and Letters, and curated or juried more than a dozen photography and art exhibitions for institutions such as Krannert Art Museum and Parkland Art Gallery. Craig is an avid and eclectic collector, often using his flea market finds as props in his photographs, which feature the nude figure.
Locations that reek of the night, of shadows, of alleys, of the back doors of fancy places, of apartment buildings with a high turnover rate, of taxi drivers and bartenders who have seen it all.
Rodger Ebert