Catalog: "WATER"

Adele Quartley Brown's Grand Prize Winner, Birthing Clinic Road  ...

". . . is a powerful image that ties together climate, natural hard scapes like earth, and our humanity. We leave a mark that only water can wash away. Knowing the journey is part of the process of sustaining life, this image is layered with symbolism."                                                                   

Crista Dix, Executive Director, Griffin Museum of Photography, 2023

Review of " NEXT ... "

"From a purely aesthetic standpoint, I personally find these images are captivating. The transformation of the content is not only beautiful but in the context of what you are describing. . . you are finding rich and complex ways of exploring the ideas. And that melding of form and content is, of course, a vital aspect to successful art."

Lens Culture, Emerging Talent , 2023

Exhibition Highlights

Juror Crista Dix selected Birthing Clinic Road, as the Grand Prize winner of an international competition, "Water," hosted by the New York Center for Photographic Arts in June 2023. 

My diptych, Burial, was selected by gallerist/curator Deborah Klomp Ching for an April 2023 juried group exhibition in NYC, "Same But Different," sponsored by the New York Center for Photographic Arts.  

In April 2023, Hanging On, was selected by curator Lisa Volpe for inclusion inThe Griffin Museum of Photography's 29th Annual Member Show.

 Street Encounters was my first museum exhibition. Held at the  Arlington Museum of Art in 2020, this group show was curated by Paula Tognarelli. The photo, Historic Site  (Israel), was taken at the Inn of the Good Samaritan.

In April 2021, Birthing Clinic Road  (Uganda) was selected by juror and art consultant, Victoria Burns, as one of 25 works for display on billboards in Los Angeles for The Creative Billboard's 7th Annual Juried  Exhibition celebrating emerging artists. 

Crista Dix, Executive Director and Curator, the Griffin Museum of Photography, selected Anse a la Croix  [see below] for the museum's  group exhibition,Vantage Point  in 2022. 

Grand Prize Winner, Birthing Clinic Road, June 2023, NYC4PA's exhibit, Water

Historic Site, at the Arlington Museum of Art for the TPS's group exhibition,  Street Encounters 

Anse a la Croix was selected for the Griffin Museum of Art's group exhibition, Vantage Point in Boston

Birthing Clinic Road  featured on a billboard, in an outdoor exhibition hosted by The Billboard Creative, Los Angeles, 2021

Awards & More Exhibitions

Adele's work has been exhibited in two Barcelona Biennales and received several awards. In 2023 Adele received the Grand Prize for "Birthing Clinic Road" in an international competition hosted by The New York Center for Photographic Arts. The 17th Julia Margaret Cameron competition awarded her two First Prize series awards in 2022 and Honorable Mentions in their 15th and 16th competitions. In 2021, juror Jan Howard honored Adele's  photos with Third Prize at  the Rhode Island Center of Photographic Art's exhibition, All Together Now.

So It Goes, the literary journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library, selected Adele's photographs for two consecutive volumes, including in 2022 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the author's birth.

In December 2022, Pan Handling, appeared on the cover of the Winter Issue of Beyond Words, a literary magazine.

Adele's images have also appeared in other gallery shows and online in the literary journal, Reservoir Road.

Hanging On, First Prize Series, 7th Foto Biennale Barcelona, 2022

Apprentice, Honorable Mention, 6th Foto Biennale, Barcelona, 2021

Renovation Men, All Together Now exhibition, Third Prize, RICPA. 2021

Nightwatch, So It Goes, Issue No. 10, The Good Earth, Vonnegut and the Environment, 2021

 Hanging On, exhibited at Under the Mask, 29th Annual Member's Juried Show , Griffin Museum of Photography,           April/May 2023

Burial  at the Same But Different exhibition, New York Center for Photographic Arts, NYC, April 2023

Burial on display, center top at the Same But Different exhibition, New York Center for Photographic Arts, NYC, April 2023

 A selection of seven photos representing  three different categories and First Place awards, 17th Biennale of Fine Art & Documentary Photography, Barcelona, 2022

16th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography, Barcelona, 2021

Anse a la Croix in Boston at The Griffin Museum of Photography's exhibit, Vantage Point, Boston, 2022

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