Announcing… UnBound5! Opening July 1st! 

Five years of UnBound! is a big deal. Since Candela opened its doors in 2012, our UnBound! exhibitions have been continually dedicated to supporting, exhibiting, and collecting exceptional fine art photography. UnBound5! showcases a wide array of photographic techniques from 41 emerging and established artists, both locally and abroad. We are very proud to bring you a compelling selection of photographic work for the fifth year in a row.

The opening reception is on Friday, July 1st, from 5 to 9pm.

Participating Artists:

Asiya Alsharabi  Lindsey Beal  Chris Bennett  Christa Blackwood  Tommy Bruce  Shawn Bush  Marcus DeSieno  Matt Eich  Gloria Baker Feinstein  Domenico Foschi  Joe Gillette  Steve Gross & Susan Daley  Muriel Hasbun  David Johnson  Lena Kholkina  Galina Kurlat  Nate Larson & Marni Shindelman  Rebecca Sexton Larson  Gretchen LeMaistre & Kirk Crippens  Andy Mattern  James McCracken Jr  Sarah Midkiff  Lena Mirisola  Zora J. Murff  Luis Gonzalez Palma  Marina Paulenka  Walker Pickering  Susana Raab  Shane Rocheleau  Whitten Sabbatini  Jay Turner Frey Seawell  Jennifer Schlesinger  Scott F. Smith  Joni Sternbach  Athena Petra Tasiopoulos  Phil Toledano  Melanie Walker  Susan Worsham


Candela Gallery will celebrate the summer exhibition by hosting our perennial fundraising gala on Saturday, July 23rd from 7 to 11 pm. The proceeds raised will be used to purchase select photographic works from the UnBound5! exhibition. Our UnBound! events allow us to continually build the Candela Collection and generate unique opportunities and exposure for participating artists. Candela intends to donate the collection to a notable art institution.

We are always thrilled by the support and overall enthusiasm for the event. This years’ martial arts inspired gala will offer entertainment, libations and eats; including Jackie Chan-cakes, kung fu super 8 films, a Chuck Norris look-a-like contest (all present are automatically entered), a live performance by GULL, mouthwatering back alley fried chicken, adult snow cones, and any other action packed surprise we can come up with before then. Our annual summer party has earned its reputation as a legendary good time. Be there.

Event tickets ($50 per person or $90 per couple) are being sold in advance online and at the gallery. Visit our website, stop by the gallery, or call 804 225 5527 for your ticket!
Raffle tickets ($10) will also be available in advance and at the event.

Please feel free to show your support for a good cause by buying raffle tickets even if you can’t attend the event… your ticket will pay forward to some sweet unsuspecting stranger at the party, AND you’ll be helping us collect photography! 

Galina Kurlat, Ezra, 2016. 7″ x 5″ Tintype

Walker Pickering, Rifle, 2013. 30″ x 24″ Archial Pigment Print

Matt Eich, Backyard Haircut, Norfolk, VA, 2015. 24″ x 30″ Archival Pigment Print

Lindsey Beal, Venus Figure #17, 3.25″ x 4″ Ambrotype

Athena Petra Tasiopoulos, Vision, 2016. 7″ x 5.5″

Archival Pigment Print  with Hand-Embellishments in Graphite, Acrylic, and Wax Pastel