Call To Entry: A Smith Gallery Exhibition Juried by Catherine Couturier

Mar 22, 2019

Catherine Couturier Gallery is proud to announce that Catherine as been selected at the juror for an exhibition presented by A Smith Gallery. This is an open theme call for entry….  there is no theme.  Any image in any photo based medium of any subject is eligible. Catherine is asking for artists to submit thier strongest work to make the best exhibition possible.

Catherine Couturier, Catherine Couturier Gallery, Houston, Texas

Catherine Couturier is the owner and director of Catherine Couturier Gallery. Upon its inception, the gallery quickly evolved into the premier photography gallery in Houston, Texas and sits at the center of Gallery Row. The gallery is a member of AIPAD, and Catherine has served on the advisory council of Houston Center for Photography. Couturier also reviews portfolios for organizations and festivals such as Photo Nola, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, and Fotofest, is a juror for Critical Mass, the Center for Fine Art Photography, and LA Center for Photography, and give lectures to artists and collectors alike on a myriad of subjects related to the field of fine art photography. The Catherine Couturier Gallery is committed to excellence with a dedication to the medium in all its forms, with the goal to showcase the best fine art photography available.

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Creativity is encouraged.

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SUBMISSION | Guidelines:  Digital images should 1000 pixels on the longest side saved in JPEG format at 72 ppi. Each image should be labeled with consecutive numbers followed by your name, i.e. 1FirstName_LastName.jpg. The number should correspond with the number on the application form.  Please do not watermark your images.  If you need help sizing your images, please follow this link https://convert.town/image-dpi

SUBMISSION | Online:  Fill out our online application to apply, send images, and make payment with Paypal. You will receive an email confirmation upon receiving the submission and payment. You can also fill and submit the online application, print out your confirmation email, and mail it with a check for your fees to the address below. 

SUBMISSION | Email:  Email image files and submission form to amanda@asmithgallery.com. The gallery will send an email confirmation upon receiving the submission and payment.

SUBMISSION | Mail:  CD’s and submission form should be mailed to:

A Smith Gallery
P O Box 175
103 N Nugent #175
Johnson City, TX 78636

The gallery will send an email confirmation upon receiving the submission and payment.

SUBMISSION | Entry Fee:  $38 for the first 5 images, $7 per each additional image. Submissions of 11 or more images are eligible for a review of the submitted images by the gallery directors.  Submission fees are not refundable.

ELIGIBILITY |  Submissions are open to all photographers both professional and amateur working in all photographic mediums and styles. International entries are welcomed. Work that has been previously exhibited at A Smith Gallery is not eligible.

PRINTING/MATTING/FRAMING | Information:  The gallery offers printing, matting and framing services. If sending framed work, please use mats and frames that compliment your work and are appropriate in a gallery setting. Colored mats are discouraged. All images should be ready to hang with wires. Gallery wraps are not acceptable. If you have any questions regarding appropriate presentation please contact amanda@asmithgallery.com.

AWARDS|  The awards are as follows:

Jurors Award – $325.00
Directors Award – $250.00
Three Juror Honorable Mentions – an exhibition catalogue
Director Honorable Mentions chosen at the discretion of the Gallery Directors – an exhbition catalogue
Visitors Award – $100.00

SALES |  The gallery will retain 40% of the sales price.

USE RIGHTS |  Photographers retain full rights to their own images. The gallery will use the photographer’s images for publicity purposes as well as in the Blurb exhibition catalogue.

FOR MORE INFORMATION |  amanda@asmithgallery.com

Do Not Touch Podcast: Creating a Successful For-Profit Gallery

Mar 22, 2019

Do Not Touch Podcast, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Catherine Couturier was recently featured on the Do Not Touch podcast by Stephanie Khoury to talk about the ins and outs of running a for-profit art gallery. Having worked in the non-profit sector, Stephanie was curious about how the commercial gallery industry operated, and Catherine delivered. They got into the challenges of the job, how artists can successfully work with galleries, and why you should be embracing your inner prom queen. Catherine offers a refreshing take on the realities of the job and her industry while simultaneously leaning into her signature sense of humor.

Listen to to full interview here. It's not one you want to miss!

 

AIPAD 2019, Booth #806

Mar 20, 2019

Catherine Couturier Gallery, Booth #806

with Special Exhibition Featuring Renate Aller, Booth #1012

 

Catherine Couturier Gallery is gearing up for the AIPAD Photography Show New York, one of the most prestigious international photography art events presented by The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD), April 4 - 7, 2019, with the opening preview on April 3rd, 2019. Come find us in our new location, booth #806!

This year we will be highlighting the work of contemporary artists, Keith Carter, Kate Breakey, Patty Carroll, and Maggie Taylor. Other featured 20th century artists include, Paul Caponigro, Ruth Berhard, Ray Metzker, Brett Weston, and Weegee.

Additonally, the gallery is pleased to announce we will be hosting a special exhibition for gallery artist, Renate Aller in booth #1012 (For a map click here). A curated selection from her series Mountain Interval, and Oceanscapes will be on view. There will also be a book signing event at ArtbookDAP booth # on Saturday, April 6th at 4 pm. Copies of her lastest book, Mountain Interval, will be available for purchase.

For more information about the attending show please visit: https://www.aipadshow.com/

To preview the show on Artsy visit our exhibition page here

 

Maggie Taylor

Maggie Taylor, Girl with a Bee Dress, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Maggie Taylor, Girl with a Bee Dress, 2004
Archival pigment print
42 x 42 inches
Edition 1 of 9
Sold out in all sizes
$25,000

 

 Maggie Taylor, The Menagerie, Catherine Couturier Gallery
Maggie Taylor, The Menagerie, 2015
Archival pigment print
15 x 15 inches
edition of 15
$2,800


Maggie Taylor, A Fine Romance, Catherine Couturier Gallery
Maggie Taylor, A Fine Romance, 2018
Archival pigment print
15 x 15 inches
edition of 15
$2,800


Maggie Taylor, A World of Her Own, Catherine Couturier Gallery
Maggie Taylor, A World of Her Own, 2018
Archival pigment print
15 x 15 inches
edition of 15
$2,800



Maggie Taylor, The Companions, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Maggie Taylor, The Companions, 2019
Archival pigment print
15 x 15 inches
edition of 15
$2,800

 

 

 

 

Patty Carroll

 

Patty Carroll, Cooking the Goose, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Patty Carroll, Cooking the Goose, 2017
Archival pigment print, 22 x 22 inches
Edition of 20
$1,500

 

Patty Carroll, Newsy, Catherine Couturier Gallery
Patty Carroll, Newsy, 2018
Archival pigment print, 22 x 22 inches
Edition of 20
$1,500

 

Patty Carroll, Yellow Wallpaper, Catherine Couturier Gallery
Patty Carroll, Yellow Wallpaper, 2018
Archival pigment print, 22 x 22 inches
Edition of 20
$1,500

 

Patty Carroll, Tubby, Catherine Couturier Gallery
Patty Carroll, Tubby, 2017
Archival pigment print, 22 x 22 inches
Edition of 20
$1,500

 

*Collectors Note: Patty Carroll prints are available in 15 x 15 inch, 22 x 22 inch. and 38 x 38 inch prints

 

Keith Carter

Keith Carter, Radio Flyer, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Keith Carter
Radio Flyer, 2000
Gelatin Silver Print, 15 x 15 inches
Edition 6 of sold out edition of 35
$5,000

 

 

Kate Breakey

 

Kate Breakey, Purple Tulip
Purple Tulip, Edition of 20, Image size  5 1/2  x 8  in.
Unframed $1,000 /  Framed $1,175



Kate Breakey, Torso
Torso, Edition of 20, Image 5 x 5 in.                            
Unframed $800 / Framed $925



Kate Breakey, Reclining Nude
Reclining nude , Edition of 20, Image 3 x 5 in.                                   
Unframed $800 / Framed $925



Kate Breakey, Prothonotary Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler, Edition #2 of 20, Image size  5 x 6”                         
Unframed $800 / Framed $925



Kate Breakey, Sea Horse 1
Sea Horse  1, Edition #1 of 20, Image size 4  x 10”
Unframed  $1,000 /  Framed $1,175


Kate Breakey, Waxing Cresent Moon
Waxing Cresent Moon, Edition #1 of 20, Image size 3 x 4” 
Unframed $800 / Framed $925

 

 

20th Century Photography

 

 

 

Brett Weston, Holland Canal, 1971, Catherine Couturier Gallery
Brett Weston
Holland Canal, 1971, Printed circa 1971-1974
Gelatin silver print 16 x 20 inches
signed 
$28,000

 

Brett Weston Garrapata Beach, Catherine Couturier Gallery
Brett Weston
Garrapata Beach California, 1954, Early print
Gelatin silver print, 16 x 20 inches
Signed
$22,500

 

Paul Caponigro, Running White Deer, Catherine Couturier Gallery
Paul Caponigro
Running White Deer, Wicklow, Ireland, 1967
Gelatin Silver Print, 9 x 23 inches
Signed
$8,000 framed

 

Weegee, Stipper Backstage, Catherine Couturier Gallery
Weegee
Stipper Backstage, Circa 1950
Vintage gelatin silver print, 7 1/2 x 9 inches
Hollywood Stamped on Verso
$8,500

 

Ray Metzker, Philadelphia 1964, Catherine Couturier Gallery
Ray Metzker
Philadelphia, 1964
Gelatin silver print, 6 x 8 3/4 inches
Edition 8 of 20
$25,000

 

RuthBernhard, Luminous Body, 1962, Catherine Couturier Gallery
Ruth Bernhard
Luminous Body, 1962
VIntage gelatin silver print,13 3/8 x 6 inches
File Print stamped & Signed Ruth Bernhard 
$9,800

 

 

 Special Exhibition Featuring Renate Aller, Booth #1012

 

 “Parallel realities from different locations open up conversations between the different (political) landscapes in which we live”


 “Mountain Interval”, the latest project from New York–based German photographer Renate Aller, depicts mountain ranges from six continents including European glaciers and mountain peaks of her childhood vacations. It is accompanied by a Monograph published by Radius Books. Aller's work is currently the subject of a solo exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum, curated by Museum director Terrie Sultan who wrote the essay for the book.


As in her previous projects, Oceanscapes, 1999 - Present  and Ocean | Desert, Renate Aller’s dynamic compositions are rich with implied narratives. The photographs are a continued exploration of the interrelationship between romanticism, memory, and place.  In Mountain Interval  Aller has captured the most celebrated and challenging mountain ranges across six continents, photographing while standing at elevations as high as 22,500 feet.


Aller isolates the mountain from its expected surroundings, presents them next to oceanscapes, reading as one landscape. She presents the familiar and the known in an intimate way, relating to parallel realities from different locations, opening up conversations between the different (political) landscapes in which we live.


In the artist's own words: “This interval, the space in between, is about the moments during which apparently nothing happens, but without which no change could happen. This state of stillness and transition is a space between memory and expectation" - Renate Aller -  www.renatealler.com

 

Renate Aller, Plate 59 | #1 | USA, Colorado, Rocky Mountains, Nov. 2015 | Swiss Alps, March, 2016, Catherine Couturier Gallery
PLATE 59   #1 | USA, Colorado, Rocky Mountains, Nov 2015 |  Swiss  Alps, March 2016
58" × 89" inches unframed | 62” x 91” framed size
Archival pigment print
Edition of 3
$22,000 unframed / $24,000 framed

 

 

Renate Aller, PLATE 61 | Nepal, Himalayas, Langtang Region, Dec 2016, Catherine Couturier Gallery

PLATE 61 | Nepal, Himalayas, Langtang Region, Dec. 2016 
28 x 40 inches (image size) |  34 x 47 inches (framed size)
Archival pigment print
Edition of 10
$4,000 unframed / $5,000 framed

 

Renate Aller, Plate 44, Mountain Interval

PLATE 44 | Alaska, Matanuska Range, August 2017
28 x 40 inches (image size) | 34 x 47 inches (framed size)
Edition of 10
Archival pigment print
$4,000 unframed / $5,000 framed

 


Atlantic Ocean, January 2007
28 x 40 inches (image size) | 34 x 47 inches (framed size)
Edition of 10
Archival pigment print
$3,500 unframed / $4,500 framed

 

Renate Aller, Untitled, Oct. 11, 08, 1645, Catherine Couturier Gallery
Atlantic Ocean, October 2008
28 x 40 inches (image size) | 34 x 47 inches (framed size)
Edition of 10
Archival pigment print
$3,500 unframed / $4,500 framed