Thursday, November 29, 2018

Big Weekend For Photography Enthusiasts and Art Collectors at The Box Gallery

Big Weekend For Photo Enthusiasts and Art Collectors!
State of The Arts: Photography!
Friday and Saturday!

This Friday Night at 7 PM

Push! PhotoFest 2018: Valan Evers

The Ties That Bind
Probably the most intriguing collection of images of the male figure since Robert Mapplethorpe!This Friday, November 30, 2018 | 7 PMThe Ties That Bind by Valen-Alt.pix Photography The Box Gallery 

Push! PhotoFest 2018: Valan Evers
The Ties That Bind
Probably the most intriguing collection of images of the male figure since Robert Mapplethorpe!This Friday, November 30, 2018 | 7 PMThe Ties That Bind by Valen-Alt.pix Photography The Box Gallery 

Demonstration, Workshop, and Roundtable

Saturday, December 1, 2018
at The Box Gallery
from 5:30-10 pm
811 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401


This Saturday From 5:30 PM to 9 PM

State of The Arts: Photography
Demonstration, Workshop, and Roundtable
Saturday, December 1, 2018
at The Box Gallery from 5:30-10 pm811 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Roundtable Discussion Special Guests.....

Jim Colton
Jim Colton is the current Editor at Large at ZUMA Press and Editor-in-Chief of He began his career in 1972 as the Color Picture Editor for the Associated Press and later joined Newsweek as their Director of Photography before becoming the Photography Editor for Sports Illustrated. He is on the Board of Directors of the Eddie Adams Workshop, is a mentor for J Camp, sponsored by the Asian American Journalists Association and was the Jury Chairman for the World Press Photo contest in 2005. He was named Magazine Picture Editor of the Year in 2008 by the National Press Photographers Association, was the recipient of the “Focus” award for Lifetime Achievement by the Griffin Museum 2010, and has been acknowledged as one of the 100 most important people in photography by American Photo.

The Box Gallery The Best Art Gallery 2018, 2017 -SFGN

Jim Eisele: Fashion FL
"Art and Design have always been a dominant part of my personal and professional life. Primarily a natural light photographer through most of my 30 year photographic journey, I stepped in to a professional studio for the first time in 2007 and fell in love all over again, studying advanced studio techniques under renowned fashion photographers from Barcelona, Miami, New York, and Paris."

Hope Kahn

Hope Kahn has been a professional photographer for the last 25 years. 
She has studied photography at University of the Arts in Philadelphia as well as workshops throughout the country.  She holds a BS degree in Education and has taught photography to children in under privileged urban settings.
Hope has been utilizing and exploring alternative photography with a concentration on pinhole and plastic cameras.  Her focus has been on the figure in the landscape, utilizing human and birds as her subjects. 
Her work can be found in many public and private collections including Glaxo Smith Kline, Kerner & Kerner, The Rittenhouse Hotel, Sterling Drug Company, Price Waterhouse, Hoyle Morris & Kerr Attorneys, The Logan Hotel,and Numerous Private Collections. 

She has been published  in Shots Magazine, National Aperture Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Lorel Marketing, Pace Advertising, and a book cover with Russoli Books NYC, "Cosmos" has recently been acquired for the collection of FOTOTROPIA.

Matt Stock
Matt Stock was asked to speak about his unique technique and perspective on darkness at TEDx in Coconut Grove, a breakout event of the renowned TED Conferences held annually in California that bring inspired thinkers from the worlds of technology, entertainment and design together to learn from and further inspire others. He has been recognized by the photographic community having his images grace the cover of Portfolio Magazine as well as Shutterbug and has been juried into national art exhibitions and earning him several awards, including four Honorable Mentions in the prestigious International Photography Awards; three in 2007 and one in 2010. Matt was also one of three U.S. photographers selected for recognition in the 2014 International Color Awards Photography Masters Cup earning an Honorable Mention in the professional nature category.

Michele Eve Sandberg
As a New York photographer Michele Eve had regularly photographed the streets of New York City while working as the High School Photographer. Her passion mainly lied in photographing people, captured in the energy of New York City, titled Street Portrait Photography.

For nearly three decades Michele Eve has been studying Art and Photography in New York City and Florida. Trained at The School of Visual Arts, Art Students League, the National Academy of Fine Art and Miami Dade College. 

, Brian Cattelle

For Brian photography is an escape, a way to explore the world, studying every detail of the simple things. It gives him an opportunity to find beauty in unexpected places and in all walks of life. It forces him to challenge and push the bounds of his comfort zone, enabling him to grow as a person and as an artist. Over the years he has explored a wide range of photographic narratives while remaining loyal to his black and white roots
Brian has had a number of notable accomplishments which include a few international contests, features in publications, art shows, galleries, and large commissioned projects. These accomplishments only help fuel the fire that keeps him going.

Eve Harlowe
In 1999, while living in New York, Eve befriended a young Art History student Dana "Pookie" Hernandez , who introduced her to the formal world of Art and Photography. She became a student of many modern and classical art movements, particularly les Nabis, les Fauvism and other post-impressionistic styles. This fueled her own desire to create, and to form her own aesthetic. Juxtaposing opposites is a connecting thread in all of Eve's work. She explores and exposes the beauty and power that can be derived from contrasting perspectives and opposing points of view. Vintage Hollywood glamour finds a home in Eve's work as well. As an introverted teen, she spent much of her time getting lost in old Black & White films, imagining herself the Femme Fatal. She's never been able to shake her attraction for piercing glamour!

The Box Gallery
811 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

Valan Evers

"A man’s body. The suppleness of skin over hard muscle. Strength sheathed in soft flesh.
So very different than the yielding curves of a woman’s form. He is hardness and restraint.

And then there is the intoxicating play of light on skin.
The nuance of highlight and shadow.

Finally there is the rope.
Wound tightly to immobilize.
To constrain his strength, to tie him down: to remind him of his true bondage: his “bondage of self.”

For you see, it is not simply physical bondage. Not just ties that limit movement... but the metaphorical ties that constrain his existence.

Bound by social convention.
Bound by expectations.
Bound by assumptions.
Bound by perceptions.
Bound by ideas of who and what he is; what is expected of a man in this society.

Is this “bondage of self” submission or safety?"

-Valan Ash Evers

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