Monday, March 14, 2016
Cynthia Henebry is off to a Great Year, and its only March!
Richmond, VA-based photographer Cynthia Henebry is off to a splendid 2016!
Henebry's image Mavis in the Backseat (see image above), from her The Marriage Oaks portfolio, is currently on display at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, as part of the exhibit of finalists in the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, up now through January 8th, 2017.
Heneby's image was awarded second place in this national, all-media competition.
This is an extraordinary honor for Henebry, since The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition received over 2500 submissions from artists from across the country.
The work submitted exhibited what the Portrait Gallery describes as a "dazzling variety of media and diverse approaches to the exploration of 'self' and 'other,'" challenging "preconceived notions of portraiture" that will "expand visitors’ imaginations"
The jurors at the National Portrait Gallery initially chose 50 finalists, whose work is now on display in Washington.
Mavis in the Backseat, Henebry's winning image, is also the cover image on the Winter 2016 issue of The Georgia Review,
In addition, Henebry has a major solo show of her work -- Cynthia Henebry: Photographs -- on display until March 25 at the Babcock Gallery at Sweet Briar College, in Virginia.
Henebry also had a fine 2015, with work in numerous shows, including ones at the Houston Center for Photography; the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, in Richmond; the Cleveland Print Room, in Cleveland, OH; the Page Bond Gallery, in Richmond, VA; the Camden Image Gallery, in London; and the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, in Brattleboro, VT.
Congratulations to Henebry for getting her career off to such a strong start. And, since its only March, who knows what the future will bring!