Meet

the Jurors

The jurors were tasked to make their selections via an individual blind jury process. It was not an easy task as each of them expressed individually about the challenge they faced with the incredible works that were submitted. WE loved hearing this from the jurors as it's not often that all entries to a call are badASS like they were from the Women's Caucus members.

Christy Coleman-Schoedinger

Executive Director

Taos Art Museum at Fechin House

Christy Schoedinger Coleman has served as Executive Director of the Taos Art Museum at Fechin House since 2018. During her tenure, attendance has exceeded all previous visitation numbers in the museum’s history and contributed income has been greatly diversified. Coleman recently co-curated Taos Art Museum’s nationally recognized exhibition Marjorie Eaton: A Life in Pictures. This was the first exhibition to focus

on Marjorie Eaton’s vast portfolio of work, not only as a modernist painter, but also as a photographer and actress. Her twenty-five-plus year  career has included serving as Director of Development of the Wexner Center for the Arts and Ohio State University’s College of the Arts, executive director of Dublin Arts Council, and program coordinator at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center. She earned a B.A.E. from The Ohio

State University, with a concentration in Arts Administration.

Elizabeth Flinsch

Editor

SHOTS Magazine

Elizabeth Flinsch is the editor of SHOTS Magazine, an independent magazine of black and white photography. She is also an educator, artist, and leads international photography workshops (when travel is possible). With a background in printmaking she has a deep affinity for alternative photographic processes.  

 

Rebecca Ibel

Owner & Director

Contemporary Art Matters

Rebecca McCabe Ibel is the owner and director of Contemporary Art Matters. Originally from Columbus, she graduated from The Branson School in Marin County, California. She received her BA in Art History at The American University of Paris.

 

Her career in the arts began at Sotheby’s auction house in New York and worked in Berlin prior to returning to Columbus, Ohio. For 18 years, she ran the Rebecca Ibel Gallery, working with prominent local and international artists. In 2011, Ibel became the founding Director and Curator of the Pizzuti Collection where she curated numerous exhibitions including: Cuban Forever, NOW-ISM, US IS THEM and Visions from India. Rebecca currently serves on the board of trustees for the Columbus College of Art & Design and The Matriots. She lives with her husband Sebastian and her daughter Sarah Elisabeth.

photo courtesy Alan Geho

Lorie Novak

Professor

Tisch School of the Arts

Lorie Novak is an artist and Professor of Photography & Imaging at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, and founding director of Tisch Future Imagemakers, a free social practice photography program for NYC area high school students. Her photographs, installations, and web projects are concerned with the afterlife of images. She uses various technologies of representation to explore issues of memory and transmission, identity and loss, presence and absence, shifting cultural meanings of photographs, and the relationship between the intimate and the public.

 

In her ongoing project Above The Fold, she has saved the front-page sections of The New York Times from 1999 to the present, categorizing and analyzing them according to the content of the photograph above the fold. Her web project collectedvisions.net (1996-present), exploring how family photographs shape our memory was one of the earliest interactive storytelling sites. Other ongoing projects include Migraine Register, a study of her struggle with chronic migraine.

 

Novak’s work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Her photographs are included in many museum collections including The Museum of Modern Art; The Jewish Museum; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Art Institute of Chicago; and the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson. For more information, see www.lorienovak.com.