Call to Photographers: Outdoor “DisH” Exhibit in Danbury

Executive directors of (left) CityCenter Danbury, Andrea Gardner, and the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, Lisa Scails, with last year's "best in show" DisH photograph, "Fresh Catch" by Shona Curtis.
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The Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, in partnership with the Danbury Farmers’ Market Community Collaborative (DFMCC), invites photographers to participate in the  2013 DisH Photography Exhibition, an outdoor exhibit in downtown Danbury.


Sponsored by HARTransit, this exhibit’s theme is The DisH––Downtown is Happening. Where better to explore this theme than at the CityCenter Danbury’s Farmers’ Market?


Twelve photographs will be selected by juror Catherine Vanaria and installed outdoors in downtown along Kennedy Park, next to Danbury’s Farmers’ Market. The exhibit will remain on view for at least a year.


Catherine Vanaria is a photographer, printer, and educator, and is the co-owner and President of Connecticut Photographics and Still River Editions. Vanaria is also a Professor of Photography at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury. She holds a BFA from Hartford Art School, an MA in digital photography from Savannah College of Arts and Design, and an MFA in visual arts from Art Institute of Boston. She received a Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism fellowship in 2004. Vanaria’s first photography monograph, The Boston Years: The Music Scene in Photographs 1979-1986, was published by Laughing Camera Press in 2008.


The selection for best in show will be featured on the Cultural Alliance’s website, and the artist will receive one year of free membership to the Alliance.




July 31: Deadline for entries
August 3: Notification of jury results
August 16: Show opening and reception




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We invite photographers of various styles and schools of thought to participate. Work shot on film, digital formats, unaltered shots, alternative process, and digital manipulations will all be considered.


Open to all photographers 18 years of age or older.




Membership to the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut is required to participate. No additional entry fees required.


Online applications are available at

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