Off The Clock APA-LA Curated Exhibition
Off The Clock 2015 Selected Artists


OFF THE CLOCK is APA LA’s fourth annual curated exhibit of inspired personal photography. We challenged photographers to submit images that were created from the heart without the constraints of assignment parameters.

This year’s guest curator was legendary photographer Melvin Sokolsky.
Mr. Sokolsky reviewed over 900 submissions to OFF THE CLOCK and made his top one hundred selections. Here are those images.

After a one night reception in Los Angeles, OFF THE CLOCK will hang at four of the most influential advertising agencies in Los Angeles: Ignited, TBWA\ CHIAT\DAY, Deutsch and Saatchi & Saatchi LA. 



Congratulations to this years selected artists for APA LA 2015 Personal Curated Photography Exhibition!

Here are the names of the selected artists: 


Renee Anjanette


Andrew Balfour


Melissa Barnes


Todd Baxter


Patrick Bennett


Liz Bretz


Ken Brown


Teri Campbell


Elisabeth Caren


Justin Carrasquillo


Kristen Daly


Bill Dobbins


Shannon Donnelly


Ali Donze


Marc Druijts


Sean DuFrene


John Early


Freddy Fabris


John Fisanotti


Owen Francis


Laurie Frankel


Weston Fuller


Lynn Fyffe


Amy Gaskin


Brian Goodman


Lillie Grossman


Seth Hancock


Michael Hart


Karen Heckler


Max Hirshfeld


Beverly Houwing


Ben Kist


R. Brad KnipsteinKnipstein


Kristina Krause


Inta Krukle


Markku Lahdesmaki


France Leclerc


Lisa LeJeune


Valerie Leonard


Andy Lerner


Ali LeRoi


Joshua Liberman


Edward Masterson


Michael Mayo


Robert Meyers-Lussier


Wynn Miller


Karyn R. Millet


Mallory Morrison


Stan Musilek


Nick Nacca


Dana Neibert


Anthony Nex


Michael Nieland


Eric O'Connell


Ivan Pesic


Russ Quackenbush


Paul Richmond


Peter Samuels


Zina Seletskaya


Darren Stone


Michal Story


Wesley Sun


Kristina Varaksina


Kristen Victoria


David Westphal


Jason Whitman


Michael Winokur


Vittoria Zupicich


Thank you to everyone who submitted images to APA LA's Off the Clock 2015


RECEPTION: April 25, 2015

Time: 7-10pm

Santa Monica Art Studios

Hangar Gallery South

3026 Airport Avenue

Santa Monica, CA 90405




Additional Parking:

Between Barker Hangar and Justice Aviation at Parking lot # 3013.


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Off the Clock 2014 Selected Artists


Congratulations to this years selected artists for APA LA 2014 Personal Curated Photography Exhibition!  Click on the artist image below to go to the specific image or here for the full online gallery hosted by Dripbook!


Jeff Adams
School Daze

Jonathan Atkin
Hero Project: Desmond Richardson and S.S. United States Propeller

Melissa Barnes
Trophy Heads

Matthew Bender
Three Lockers, Bellevue Tennis Club

Angel Benitez

Matthew Bowie
Untitled.  Ghana, Africa. 2006

Elisabeth Caren

Tom Carmichael
Abandoned Sunrise

Maren Caruso
Strings and Dots

Aaron Cobb
Coney Island:Winter vs Summer

Omar J. De La Riva

Vincent Dixon

Lisa Aileen Dragani

Wayne Eastep

Ali Farhoodi

Nicholas Fedak II
From Forgotten Dreams
Self-Portrait Splat

John Fisanotti
The Kite Flyer of Xian

Laurie Frankel
Open Book
Three Glasses

Rich Frishman
Eclipse; Monument Valley, Arizona
Midway Bar; Crosby, Minnesota

Jerry Garns
Fishing, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Amy Gaskin
After the Fire:  Pastor Magee surveys his church
Blue Origin

Zuzanna Gerulewicz
Summer Meadow

Marek Glaser
Attendance is Mandatory

Ed Glendinning
Ave 28 & Workman

Brian Goodman

Mary Jane Goodman

Jon Gordon
Squares, Echo Park, 2013
Topman, Los Angeles, 2012

Herve Grison
Lost Angeles

Michael Hart   
Castle Moil, Skye
Piper, Loch Ness

Karl Herber   
Four Poster
Corruption LR 0235

Amanda Hibbert   

Douglas Hill
Footbridge Over the Pasadena Parkway at Montecito Heights, 2013

Erin Hoffstetter

Beverly Houwing
Dead Vlei Trees at Sunrise

Jim Hughes
Kerala Backwaters

Nicole Katano

Patrick Kelly
Left at the Crossroads
Otter Creek Marsh

Brian Kuhlmann
Into the Fray

Margaret Lampert
Three Sisters

Harriet Lewis Pallette
Portman Square

Pamela Littky

Elizamar Martinez
Mistery is Victory

AJ Mast
Visitor; Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin

Mark Mercier
Dancing Fish

Andréanne Michon
Untitled 14 (Unique)

Wynn Miller
Arizona Maravilla 1977
Arizona Maravilla 1978

Stan Musilek
Self-Portrait at Place Léon Blum
Rue de la Roquette
Up in the Air, no. 3
Kassel, no. 4

Eva Napp
Untitled from the series "Gone"

Dana Neibert
Cancun Hurricane

Natasha Nicholson
painterly fruit_0517

Octavia Ellen Osby
California Dream

Jessica Overcash
Kathleen and Becky

Clinton Perry
Abandoned America #7

Scott Peterson
Heirloom Tomatoes

Forrest Pittard
Alone Again

Cassandra Plavoukos
Master Davis Chong, Musa Martial Arts Academy

Michael Price

Courtney Ray
Day at the Getty
Color Run

Jen Reightley

Paul Richmond
Salsa & 2 Crosses

Leslie Rosenthal
Dream Girl

Steffen Schrägle

Mark Scott

Steve Shilling II
Arrangement for Yellows and Blues: Allegro con Brio
Mountain with Wind and Cloud (On a Sidewalk)

Steven Simko
"Tex" Hollywood Locals

Samantha Sneider

Kevin Steele
Olympic Dreams

Bob Stevens

Darren Stone
blurred car lights Los Angeles

Mark Stout
Abstract Light

Art Streiber
Book Signing

David Strick
Groucho Marx lookalike contest

Erin Tengquist

Carl Tremblay
Nice Boots

Victor Wang
Andre "Son Of God" Ward

Evans Vestal Ward
Untitled #239 from the 40 over 40 series

David Westphal
Out of Africa

Aaron Lloyd Whitmore
Analog Archive

Jim Wimberg
WaterForm Nude 10a

David Zaitz
Morning Commute

Michele Zousmer
Humanity is Art   


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2014 Off the Clock APA LA Curated Personal Photography Exhibition




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About the Curator


©Melvin Sokolsky

The 2015 Curator is Legendary Photographer Melvin Sokolsky  

Melvin Sokolsky was born and raised in New York City where he started his distinguished career as a stills photographer. At the age of twenty-one he was invited to join the staff of Harper's Bazaar. Within the next few years he worked as a major contributor to four prestigious magazines: Esquire, McCall's Newsweek, and Show. His photographs of internationally famous personalities have appeared in many of the major museums and magazines worldwide. 






Off The Clock Terms and Conditions


By entering The APA Off The Clock Curated Exhibit, Entrants:

(i) Warrant to APA LA that they have created and own the work submitted (including all elements of the work) and that nothing within any work has been copied or added from another person’s work.

(ii) Warrant that the whole copyright and any other form of intellectual property right in the work is vested in them.

(iii) Warrant that they have not in any way assigned, licensed, disposed of, or otherwise encumbered any of their rights which allow them to deal freely with the work and the copyright therein.

(iv) Agree that their work may be exhibited or shown during APA sponsored events, as well as on the APA website, APA Social Media channels and APA promotional materials, allowing for the photographer to retain complete control over the licensing and sale of their work.

(v) Agree that APA may reproduce and may allow reproduction of winning images in APA approved publications. Credit will be given to the photographer for any image(s) used.

(vi) Acknowledge that APA relies fully upon the warranties and license given by Entrants when submitting their entries for consideration to The APA Off The Clock Curated Exhibit. Entrants indemnify and hold APA harmless from any claims, actions, proceedings, costs and expenses arising as a result of any allegation that the relevant Entrant did not own or is not wholly entitled and authorized to allow publication and reproduction of the work by APA.

(vii) APA LA reserves the right to disqualify any winner not providing the required personal information and/or winning image in the requested file format and size within two weeks of APA's request via the contact information supplied by the entrant. Replacement winners will be selected at the curator's discretion.

(viii)Curating is a blind process. Photographer's names will only be disclosed to the Curator after the curating process has been completed. The decision of the Curator of the competition shall be final and binding.

(ix) Entrants retain full copyright to their images and grant no usage to APA LA other than those granted herein. APA LA, the Sponsors, or Venues showing an exhibition of winners shall not be liable for any loss or damage of any entry. Submission of an entry to the competition automatically constitutes the contestant's acceptance of all conditions set forth in the above rules. It also acknowledges the right of APA LA to use the photographer's likeness and information, as well as the winning images, in exhibitions and promotions, in any and all forms of print, electronic and digital media, social media related to APA Off The Clock Curated Exhibit for up to 24 months following the 2015 Competition winner's announcement.

(x) Deadline for entries is Thursday Feb 12, 2015. Entry fees cannot be refunded, once submitted.

(xi) Submitters will be notified of selection status by March 3, 2015


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