UnBound2! IS HERE

This summer Candela Books + Gallery will host UnBound2!our second annual invitational and juried exhibition featuring work from 40 photographers from as near as Richmond and as far away as Mexico. The exhibition will open to the public Friday, July 5th, with a First Friday Art Walk reception from 5 to 9 pm.

As our annual summertime exhibition, UnBound2! generates opportunities and exposure for participating artists far beyond traditional group or juried show opportunities by raising funds to purchase select works from the exhibition. Purchased works are added to the Candela Collection with the mission of supporting photographers through collection of their original photographic work and actively pursuing future opportunities to donate that work to notable art institutions.

2013’s UnBound2! will include notable and emerging photographers, including Vivian Maier, Jeff Bridges, Jessie Mann & Len Prince, Courtney Johnson, Galina Kurlat, Kurt Simonson, Thomas Alleman, Cynthia Henebry, Rachel Phillips, Kristin Skees and Phil Nesmith.

Candela will close the exhibition by bringing back some legendary hoopla! The UnBound2! gala event on Saturday, August 3rd, 7-11pm will include beer & wine, sangria, adult sno-cones, back alley chicken and other southern fare, live music from the Photosynthesizers, RAWFL’s lady arm wrestlers, laser cake via Big Secret, comedy from Coalition Theater, door prizes, raffle, and who knows what else. Event tickets and raffle tickets will be sold in advance and at the door; and will generate the funds toward purchase of artwork for the aforementioned Candela Collection.