Press release

UPA Gallery represented artists Gary Beeber and Ron Weiss had images selected for inclusion in the PhotoPlace Gallery Portals Exhibition. The exhibition runs August 16- September 9, 2017.

The Ron Weiss Piece, Oblivion will be featured and the Gary Beeber piece, Entrance (Big Mouth), Fairborn, Ohio will be featured.

The exhibition sought entries that could be an architectural feature: a gate, a doorway, a window, a mirror, or a tunnel, that frames or isolates or adds a new dimension to the image in intriguing ways.

The call for pieces also espoused that a portal is also a magical doorway that connects two locations in space or time.

The show was juried by Aline Smithson, represented by galleries in the U.S. and Europe and published throughout the world.

Aline Smithson has exhibited widely in over thirty solo shows including the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, the Lishui, Pingyao, and Shanghai Festivals in China, the Tagomago Gallery in Barcelona and Paris, and the Wallspace Gallery in Seattle and Santa Barbara. In addition, her work is held in a number of public collections. Her photographs have been featured in publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Photo District news, Communication Arts, Real Simple, Eyemazing, Visura, Slate, Artworks, Shots, Click, and Silvershotz magazines.

Photoplace Gallery is located at 3 Park Street Middlebury, VT 05753.

About The United Photographic Artists Gallery

The United Photographic Artists Gallery, L.L.C. is the intellectual and practical collaboration of emerging artists in the medium of photography, all with very diverse cultural and generational backgrounds. We are fully engaged artists, versed in the fine art world and dedicated to the excellence of the medium. Our mission is to grow the medium of photography as an overall validated art form and to support other emerging artists in their artistic endeavors with a solid track record in photographic education (fine art and commercial genres), consulting on many levels, international judging backgrounds and curatorial duties, the founding members of UPAG are committed to supporting our members through dialogues and consultations, the end goal residing firmly into a positive and progressive outlook for all involved.