Open Lens VI

a Juried exhibition @ dvaa

Exhibition Runs: January 8th - January 26th, 2020


Public Opening reception:

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 6-8pm

About the exhibition:

Open Lens VI is the sixth installment of Da Vinci Art Alliance's annual photo arts juried competition. The exhibition is a survey of the current state of contemporary photography and photo arts. As such, this competition is open to all photographic mediums, exploring any subject matter. Open Lens V was open to both DVAA members and non-members.


Over the past 30 years Ron Tarver has built a successful career in photography. He received a B. A. in Journalism and Graphic Arts from Northeaster State University in Oklahoma. His work has been published in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Inquirer Sunday Magazine, National Geographic, Life, Time, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, and Black and White Magazine. He is co-author of the book We Were There: Voices of African American Veterans, published by Harper Collins in 2004, which was accompanied by a traveling exhibition that debuted at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. 
Aside from establishing a successful career in photojournalism, he has built a distinguished career in fine art. Tarver is a 2001 Pew Fellow in the Arts. He has also received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and a 2007 Independence Foundation Fellowship. He was named one of the Delaware Valley's "50 Rising Stars in the Arts" by Seven Arts Magazine and is a 1999 alumni of the Center For Emerging Visual Artist. He currently serves as visiting instructor of photography at Swarthmore College, Swarthmore PA. 
His photography has been exhibited nationally and internationally in over 30 solo and 50 group exhibitions and is included in many private, corporate, and museum collections, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The State Museum of  Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, Oklahoma Museum of History and the National Museum of American Art of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. His work is represented by the Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Robin Rice Gallery, New York, NY, The Packard Reath Gallery in Lewes, Delaware, Soho-Myriad in Atlanta, GA and Grand Image in Seattle, WA.

Participating Artists: