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

Color Story


Andrew Balfour





Melissa Barnes



Todd Baxter

Project Astoria: Test 01 - Girl in Winter Uniform 2

Astronauts and Tapirs


Patrick Bennett

Ariel Sandboarding, Necochea, Argentina

Koriak Woman, Siberia


Liz Bretz

Stuck the Landing


Hardened Veil


Ken Brown



Teri Campbell

Bacardi Bat

The Ultimate Burger


Elisabeth Caren

Madame Bovary No. 1


Justin Carrasquillo

Ribbon of Light

Forsaken Pool


Bill Dobbins

Not As It Seems



Shannon Donnelly

Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine


Ali Donze

Paramount Ranch


Marc Dutch

Moon Over Pinnacles

Modern Ruin


Sean DuFrene

The Wedge


John Early

Taking Flight


Freddy Fabris

The Anatomy Lesson


John Fisanotti

Camogli, Italy


Owen Francis

Invitation to Wanderlust

Reign of Radiance


Laurie Frankel

Brown Bag Lunch


Weston Fuller

Snorkeling Bliss


Lynn Fyffe

Limoncello Cut


Amy Gaskin

Kristen and Nick: "My Life Will Be Perfect"


Brian Goodman

 Light Cycle 2


Lillie Grossman

 Twilight Tower


Seth Hancock

Oak Alley Plantation

Silver Lake Reflection


Michael Hart



Karen Heckler


Medina, Javan Gibbon


Max Hirshfeld

Delmas Orphanage

National Gallery of Art #19


Beverly Houwing

Chapman's Baobab and Star Trails

Tabular Iceberg at South Georgia

Sand Filled Home

The Crooked Door

Milky Way and Ancient Bristlecone Pine

Race to Nowhere


Ben Kist

Alaska Delta


R. Brad KnipsteinKnipstein

Salt Flat #1


Kristina Krause

Bowl of Stones


Inta Krukle

The Boundaries Which Divide


Markku Lahdesmaki

Avanto, Winter Swimmer


France Leclerc

A New Day in Cuba


Lisa LeJeune

Castle Hill, South Isle, New Zealand


Valerie Leonard

The Frog Hunter


Andy Lerner

Roller in Flight


Ali LeRoi

The Elevated


Joshua Liberman

Weaver Girl - Chao Doc, Vietnam

The Youngest One Gathers The Water


Edward Masterson

The Eyes Have It

Big Mama


Michael Mayo



Robert Meyers-Lussier

Taos Pueblo Study 6


Wynn Miller

Hey, Champ


Karyn R. Millet

African Woman


Mallory Morrison

Desert Sun


Stan Musilek

Anna no. 4

Claire with Veil

Karolina Aux Tuileries


Untitled (Kiss)



Nick Nacca

67 Jag XKE


Dana Neibert




Anthony Nex

Manaus Favella

Anemone with brittle starts, Farnsworth Bank


Michael Nieland

The Dirty Sound


Eric O'Connell

Cemetery Deliberations: River of Life

Cemetery Deliberations: Native Peoples


Ivan Pesic

Portrait of a homeless man


Russ Quackenbush



Paul Richmond

Dr. Street House Doors


Peter Samuels

Touche the Stalion Lusitano


Zina Seletskaya

Frozen Spring


Darren Stone

Modern Tate



Michal Story




Wesley Sun

A Beautiful Nightmare


Kristina Varaksina



Kristen Victoria



David Westphal

Still Life

Before Sunrise


Jason Whitman

Get Off My Land


Michael Winokur

Ring-Tailed Lemur (Lemur catta)


Vittoria Zupicich

Between People and Architecture


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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