By: Carrie Heath, June 3, 2024
The Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center is thrilled to announce a regional photography exhibit in the Main Gallery, “Captured Moments,” featuring photographers from within
150 miles of Wellsboro. The exhibit will open on Friday, June 14 th with a reception from 6-8PM hosted by members f the Grand Canyon Photography Club. The reception is free and open to the public, who are invited to come meet the photographers and see the awarding of ribbons, which will take place at 7PM. This exhibit will remain on display until Sunday, July 7th.

For three weeks, the walls of the Gmeiner will be graced by some of the best photography in the area. Approximately 40 photographs from 17 photographers will be on display. There are, of course, several participants from Wellsboro, but other areas of Tioga County are represented as well – Mansfield, Lawrenceville, Elkland and Westfield. This exhibit has also brought participants from Coudersport, Troy, Montrose, and Northumberland in Pennsylvania, as well as Corning and Big Flats in New York. Many of the photographs capture beautiful moments in nature.

The juror for this exhibit is Sarah Blodgett, a portrait, commercial, and fine art photographer from Ithaca, NY. Born in New York City, her family moved to the Hudson Valley in the late 1960s. Since the purchase of her first camera at the age of ten, upstate NY has been her chief source of inspiration for her landscapes and still lives, and has also served as a backdrop for her portrait work. Artistically, Sarah’s work has been exhibited at the Tivoli Artist Gallery in Tivoli NY, Deborah Davis Fine Art Gallery in Hudson, NY, Madelyn Jordan Fine Art in Scarsdale NY, the Barrett art center in Poughkeepsie, NY, her own gallery in Millerton, NY and many group shows in the Tri State region. Her work has been published in Fine Gardening, Country Living Gardener, The Country, Catskill mountain Region Guide, The Knot, Martha Stewart, The Sun Magazine, Berkshire Home & Style, Quest Magazine and 2wice magazine published by Pentagram.  She has been featured as a “trendsetter” in Art Business News. The Gmeiner is pleased to have such an accomplished photographer agree to judge our exhibit.

The Gmeiner is open from 12-6PM Tuesdays through Sundays and is located at 134 Main Street in Wellsboro behind the Green Free Library. Admission to the gallery is free.