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Judit Pap

Judit Pap

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I was born in October 1974 in Budapest, Hungary and have been living in Nashville, Tennessee since 2004. From an early age I recognized my artistic calling and began experimenting with different forms of art, mostly drawing, painting, and writing. However, I struggled to find the full richness of my creative voice. Then in late 2010 I received as a gift my first camera, a small point and shoot. As I began taking photographs I suddenly found that, unlike any other artistic form, I was able to articulate all that I saw and felt in life. It is through the medium of photography that my artistic expression has begun to receive positive reviews and encouragement. This support has come from established professional photographers as well as gallery owners who have long standing experience with photography. Awards & Juries: • February 2012: juried online art show titled “True Colors” at Digital Arts California • February 2012: I was selected to participate in a portfolio review and juried art show at The Arts Company with the members of the South Light Salon based in Nashville, Tennessee. • October 2012: Juried photography exhibit and auction at the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University in Boston, MA • October - December 2012: juried national art exhibit at the Harpeth Hall School Marnie Sheridan Gallery "Saints, Goddesses and Bodhisattvas" • January - March 2013: juried national art exhibit at MPLS Photography Center in Minneapolis, MN themed: "Picture This -- What We Photograph" • January 2013: Special Recognition and Outstanding Art Award at a national juried art show "ALL WOMEN" at Light, Space & Time Online Art Gallery • February 2013: solo art show of my Home~Town collection through the month of February at the Sig Held Gallery at the Gordon Jewish Community Center in Nashville, TN • March 2013: Juried online photography exhibit themed "Abstraction" at the Kiernan Gallery in Lexington, VA • March 2013: Juried art show themed "In Camera" at the Artwell Gallery in Torrington, CT • May 2013: the jury selected my work “Water/Color VI.” to be part of an international photography show at the North Valley Art League in Redding, CA • July 2013: Omni Hotel Nashville commissioned my work for their Cumberland meeting rooms. • October 2014: the black and white version of my work "Starry Night" was awarded 1st place in the Abstract Category 9th Annual Black & White Spider Awards • November 2015: My image "Nightfall" has received Honorable Mentions from the jury of the International Photography Awards (IPA) Photographer of the Year 2015 contest, in the Fine Art – Abstract category
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Portfolio review

Published February 12th, 2012

I applied to a portfolio review by the South Light Salon (www.southlightsalon.com). Its members are some of the most established photographers in the USA, maybe in the world, too. They selected 8 out of all the applicants whose work they thought was worth reviewing. And I got in!!!

This was a day of firsts for me: the first portfolio I ever created (after having researched what a portfolio is because I honestly did not know), the first review and jury, the first showing at the prestigious Arts Company gallery, and the first photography dream come true. My work has been reviewed by 5 photographers and the gallery owner, we spent all day at the gallery. I won't share the details of the reviews because they were addressed to me and I consider them confidential, but I will say this: that day was one of (if not THE) the best days of my life!

Following the reviewers' invitation I joined the Brentwood Photography Group, and against their recommendation I ordered a new camera -- not to repl ...

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True Colors

Published February 11th, 2012

I submitted my application to the juried contest "True Colors" to Digital Arts California and 4 out of 5 images GOT IN!

You can see them, along with many other beautiful pieces by visiting the gallery website at:

http://www.digitalartscalifornia.com/?p=1537

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Streets of Nashville

Published February 11th, 2012

Some weekends ago I went to see/listen to a presentation by photographer Robert McCurley

(http://www.robertmccurley.com/) at The Arts Company in Nashville.

Although I did not agree with everything he said about photographing in the streets I loved his work and his passion and learned a lot from him.

After his talk all who gathered for the event hit the bricks in groups to take some photos in the streets of Nashville.

Voila the results:

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