TWELVE: Visual & Verbal


Once upon a Time, by Ron Yemma
Once upon a Time, by Ron Yemma

2018 Twelve Exhibit

Visual & Verbal is the theme of the 11th annual juried show, TWELVE. Visual & Verbal focuses on the relationship of words to pictures, specifically to photographs. These two realms, visual and verbal, come from different portions of our brains and obviously have different roles in communication. But they are partners. The exhibit Twelve: Visual & Verbal explores that complex and stimulating partnership.

The photographic subject matter and methods are wide open, limitless. However, words should accompany photographic entries in one or both of the following ways:

  1. The image contains whole or partial letters, words or numbers in any language as a design element. These textual elements might appear in the original photograph, such as a street signs, or may be added to the image, for example, handwritten or digitally applied text.
  2. The title extends the meaning of the photograph.

Viewpoint welcomes your concepts, creativity and craftsmanship in interpreting the theme, Visual & Verbal. Any subject and photographic approach is invited for this juried open call exhibit.


1st  Place  –  $312
2nd Place  –  $212
3rd Place  –  $112
Three Honorable Mentions – Viewpoint Workshop valued at $95.

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Thank you to our sponsors!

Kenneth Meyers, Robert W. Baird & Co.
Platinum Sponsor


Viewpoint Photographic Art Center is the proud recipient of a SMAC Cultural Arts Award grant.

Individual Sponsorships
(Luminance Level & Above)

Diane Tempest

J.B. Jones

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