TWELVE: Visual & Verbal

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, Dec. 10 to Saturday, Jan. 4
Artist Reception: 
Friday, Dec. 13 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening: 
Saturday, Dec. 14 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm


Past Time, by Diane Tempest

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.

Judith Monroe is a mixed media artist whose photographic background includes traditional and alternative processes. Inspired by nature and her faith, Monroe incorporates painting, drawing, coloring, textures, found objects, words, and even small structures into her evocative photographic studies. “I find beauty in things that seem commonplace,” she explains. 
Monroe is also a photographic educator who teaches both analog and digital methods. As an educator, she is accustomed to viewing and understanding a wide range of ideas historic and current approaches. She knows the importance of craft to deliver the photographer’s vision.

Monroe’s art work can be seen at Sparrow Gallery in Sacramento and Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona.

View other examples of her work online:

Thank you to our sponsors!

Kenneth Meyers
Meyers Investment Group of Baird

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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