Photographers have expressed a need for guidance in the art market; galleries deserve greater support for the on-the-job education they provide artists new to this realm. PCNW has selected ten photographers—emerging, mid-career, and master—who do not have gallery representation in the Northwest to be a part of PCNW PRESENTS for a fixed period of time. A selection of their works will be on view, and for sale, in our alcove exhibition space and online. Private studio visits, as well as conversations, lectures, and panels in our public programs will engage PCNW PRESENTS artists and issues. The artists are:

Elijah Gowin


Falling in Trees 6, 2007
Varnished archival pigment print, signed
12 x 14 inches
Edition 5 of 10
Retail framed: $2,600  SOLD!
© and courtesy Elijah Gowin/Robert Mann Gallery

Elijah Gowin uses photography to speak about ritual, landscape and memory. His photographs are in the collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Center for Creative Photography, among others. In 2008, he received a Guggenheim fellowship. He is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he directs photographic studies. Gowin is represented by the Robert Mann Gallery, New York.

Janet Neuhauser

Janet Neuhauser

From the Prosper Road North to Cape Mendocino, 2013
Archival pigment print from a C-41 negative, made in a pinhole camera
7 x 22 inches
Open edition
Retail framed: $1,100 SOLD!
© and courtesy the artist

Janet Neuhauser lives and works in Seattle; she is a longtime and beloved educator at PCNW, and at Bainbridge High School. She was the honored Educator at the Society for Photographic Education’s NW Regional conference, 2013. She has had solo exhibitions at Studio in the Woods, Bainbridge Island,WA; Kentler Gallery, Brooklyn; University of Puget Sound Gallery, Tacoma, WA; and others. Her work is in the King County Portable Arts Collection, Kitsap County 1% for the Arts Collection, and the New Mexico State History Museum. She has been published in Exploring Color Photography, Pinhole Photography: Rediscovering a Historic Technique, The Pinhole Journal, and Photo Review. Neuhauser received her MFA from Pratt Institute, and is represented by Kentler Gallery in Brooklyn NY.

Birthe Piontek


Untitled #10, from the series Mimesis, 2013
Archival pigment print
20 x 20 inches
Edition 1 of 7
Retail framed: $2,000 SOLD!
© and courtesy the artist

Birthe Piontek is based in Vancouver BC, Canada. Originally from Germany, she moved to Canada after receiving her MFA from the University of Essen in Communication Design and Photography in 2005. Birthe’s project “The Idea of North” won the Critical Mass Book Award in 2009, and was published as a monograph in 2011. She was recently nominated for the AIMIA AGO Award. Piontek’s work has appeared in a number of international publications such as The New York Times Magazine, Le Monde, Wired and The New Yorker among others. She is a member of the Piece of Cake Collective, and is represented by Charles Guice Contemporary in New York City.

Sylvia Plachy


Bathing Beauty, 1981
Selenium-toned gelatin silver print, signed
20 x 24 inches
Not editioned
Retail framed: $3,300 SOLD!
© and courtesy Sylvia Plachy

Sylvia Plachy is the only photographer to have had a weekly visual column in a newspaper, The Village Voice, where she was on staff for 30 years. Her photographs have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, Fortune, Art Forum, Granta, and New York magazine, among others. She is a Guggenheim fellow, and her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the High Museum in Atlanta and SF MoMA among many others. A major solo exhibition of her work opens November 2014 in Budapest, Hungary, her birthplace. She has published seven monographs of her work to date.

Meghann Riepenhoff

Meghann Riepenhoff

Littoral Drift #104 (Rodeo Beach, CA 08.02.13, One Wave, Submerged)
11 x 14 inches
Retail framed: $2,000 SOLD!
© and courtesy Meghann Riepenhoff

Meghann Riepenhoff work has been published in Harper’s Magazine, Aperture PhotoBook Review, and BOMB Magazine among others. She has exhibited at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; San Francisco Arts Commission, SF Camerawork, Center for Fine Art Photography, and Foley Gallery. She is currently a finalist for Critical Mass, and for the John Clarence Laughlin Award. She is an Affiliate Artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts, and has been an artist in residence at the Banff Centre. Riepenhoff earned her BFA from the University of Georgia, and her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, where she is on the faculty.

Jenny Riffle

bottle beach summer 002

Heading Home, 2010
Archival pigment print, signed
30 x 24 inches
Retail framed: $1,600 SOLD!
© and courtesy Jenny Riffle

Jenny Riffle was born in Washington state in 1979; She received her BA in photography from Bard College in 2001, and her MFA in Photo, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in 2011. An exhibition of her series “Scavenger: Adventures in Treasure Hunting” has been on display at Newspace Center for Photography, OR; RayKo Photo Center, CA; The Center for Fine Art Photography, CO; and Griffin Museum of Photography, MA. Riffle is on the faculty at PCNW and lives and works in Seattle, WA.

Glenn Rudolph


Ketchup and Mustard, 2006
Archival pigment print, signed
22 x 17 inches
Not editioned
Retail framed: $1,800 SOLD!
© and courtesy Glenn Rudolph/Prographica

Glenn Rudolph has been making photographs for the last 40 years; he has exhibited widely in the United States and Canada, and is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, and the Seattle Art Museum. He has had exhibitions locally at Prographica, and was featured earlier this year in an exhibition at Prole Drift. Rudolph is a 2014 nominee for The Stranger’s Genuis Awards, and is based in Roslyn, WA.

Gerald Slota


Untitled, 2014
Archival pigment print, signed
12 x 11 inches
Retail framed: $1,300 SOLD!
© and courtesy Gerald Slota

Gerald Slota has been widely exhibited across the United States and abroad. He has had solo shows at the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY, and Langhans Galerie in Prague, Czech Republic, and has been exhibited at Recontres D’ Arles in Arles, France. Slota’s works have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Discover,and Scientific America, as well as in BOMB, Blindspot, ARTNEWS, Art in America, and Aperture. Slota is represented by Ricco/Maresca Gallery in New York.

Jock Sturges


Lia et Raphaëlle; Montalivet, France, 2012
Archival pigment print, signed
44 x 36 inches
Edition 3 of 10
Retail framed: $5,800 SOLD!
© and courtesy Jock Sturges

Jock Sturges is internationally known for his nude portraits; his large-format photographs reference classical periods in both photography and painting. Represented by 25 galleries in nine countries, Sturges’s work is found in the collections of major museums including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum, both in New York; the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris; and the Frankfurt Museum of Modern Art in Germany. Jock’s work has been widely published by Aperture, Scalo and Steidl Verlag. His most recent book is an oversized publication, “mit Jock Sturges familiär.” He lives in Seattle.

Shen Wei


Self-portrait (Bagua), 2012
C-print, signed
20 x 30 inches
Edition 1 of 5
Retail framed: $2,800 SOLD!
© and courtesy Shen Wei

Shen Wei is a Chinese-born artist based in New York City. His work has been widely exhibited, including at the Museum of the City of New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, and the He Xiangning Art Museum. Shen Wei’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, and the Carnegie Museum of Art, among others. Shen Wei is a recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Arts Residency, and the Asian Cultural Council Arts & Religion Fellowship. He holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York.