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Architecture and the Built Environment/Open


March 9, 2020, 7:30pm

Newton Senior Center

Judge: Andrea Foggle Plotkin

See galley of winning images. 

The built environment surrounds us, yet so often our experience of it is fleeting. This competition seeks photographs of human-built structures of any scale, function or setting - urban, suburban or rural. Images of entire buildings, or details of one or several, can be submitted. The subject and primary focus must be architectural and contain elements of the built environment, even if flora, fauna, or humans are included.  Compelling, provocative interpretations, rather than simply unique structures, will be assessed.

See our Competitions page for general information and submission specifications.


Newton Senior Center
345 Walnut Street

Newton, MA 02460

Enter by the back door. Take steps (or elevator) up to the main floor and turn left. The meeting room is on the left. Parking is on streets around Newton Senior Center.


Andrea Plotkin

Andrea is an art historian and art consultant, and the founder and principal of AFP Art Consulting, LLC, a Boston-based firm spe­cializing in residential and corporate fine art consulting and advising, personal property appraisal, research, writing, and collections management.  Andrea also works as a re­search consultant for the New York based Roy Lichtenstein Foundation.  More than 30 years of diverse professional experiences in the fine arts includes work as an exhibi­tions curator, contemporary gallery director, special programs manager at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, writer and public speaker.  She holds a Masters of Philosophy in the History of Art from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York; a Bachelor of Art in Art and Architectural History and Theory from Hampshire College; and a Certificate in Art and Antique Appraisal from the Rhode Island School of Design.

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