• About the juror

    Crista Dix is the Founder and Director of wall space gallery originally opened in Seattle, Washington and now transplanted to Santa Barbara, California. Starting in this creative field as a photographer, collector and lover of the visual image, Crista decided to put down her camera and utilize her years of business management to help promote photographers and photography. With a background in science, business and creative arts, she has created a gallery space that celebrates artists' vision. Ms. Dix has been a member of numerous panels and discussions, juried creative competitions, including Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins and Photographic Center Northwest, and has participated in major portfolio reviews across the country in Houston, Portland, Los Angeles, Santa Fe and New Orleans.

    wall space operates two locations. The main gallery is located in Santa Barbara, California, with an exhibition space wall space@Utina, located in the South Lake Union district of Seattle, Washington. The gallery maintains a blog called the Flat File, highlighting photographic artists from across the country. The gallery hosts a series of artist talks called Open Studio, featuring local artists, and artists of note in the community.