FLORENCE - Kathleen Pompe, Francis Marion University associate professor of art, has been selected, for the third time, to appear in the 6th Biennial Juried Competition in Contemporary Southeastern Photography.
Pompe is one of eight finalists from a pool of 45 Southeastern United States artists to be selected to exhibit. The Crealde School of Art, Winter Park, Fla., sponsored the annual competition. The exhibit will be displayed in the Alice & William Jenkins Gallery in Winter Park.
The exhibition showcases the best in contemporary regional photography and was established to showcase bodies of work featuring a smaller number of photographers.
Unlike many juried shows, which feature a large number of exhibitors represented by only a single image, artists selected for the competition are asked to exhibit more pieces of art. The resulting exhibition is an eclectic sampling of some of the best established and emerging photographers in the region. The show began March 12 and will run through April 23.
Pompe also has an upcoming one-person exhibit scheduled for June and July at the Marion County Museum in Marion. Within the last year, she has won three regional art awards for her digital images. The works, narrative in content, are digital photographic collages of images and ideas from recent travels. All of the six works in the Crealde exhibit consist of digital images from her travels.
This summer, Pompe will be traveling and teaching photography as part of her FMU Art 306 course. The class will travel to the Grand Canyon, Big Bend National Park, and to other sites and national parks in the Southwest. The course begins June 9-July 12.
Art 306 students will return after 22 days on the road to work in the photography lab developing their works. Course size is limited, so register early for a slot. For more information call Pompe at 843-661-1385.