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DAY OFF by Carissa Dorson
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Carissa Dorson says of her work, "With a background in cinematography, I enjoy using the camera to tell real, character-driven and relatable stories. 

I love finding the beauty in ordinary things.  I am drawn to images that are simple and relatable, yet not typically captured.  I especially love to catch glimpses of the intimate, everyday lives of people close to me. 

By taking candid portraits, I hope to connect with others and allow them to be vulnerable.  I also use photography as a way to learn more about myself and explore different aspects of my own life.  Having learned mostly on digital, I shot my first roll of black and white film in 2012, and fell in love with it.  All of my work continues to be on film and in natural light, taken with either my Pentax Spotmatic or Mamiya RB67."

Carissa Dorson is a cinematographer and photographer, originally from Silver Spring, Maryland. Her love for cinematography developed during her years in film school at Florida State University. Carissa is now immersed in the comedy community in Los Angeles, and shoots features, short films, commercials, and music videos.  She also works as a fine art photographer with an interest in portraiture.  Her photo series, Funny People Serious Photos, was featured in LA Weekly. 

www.carissadorson.com/photography

Carissa lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
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END OF DAY MAIL by Carissa Dorson
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SOCK FLOWER by Carissa Dorson
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AMSTERDAM REFLECTION by Carol Kleinman
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Carol Kleinman says of her work, 'Confessions Of An Itinerant Street Photographer', "I can't resist the temptation to wander the streets of Paris , Amsterdam and New York . I yearn for the moment I come face to face with an irresistible reflection on a window. Or is it a reflection of my inner self?

Reflections seduce me by their interplay of fantasy and reality, the combination of inside images with reflected images, the symphony of layer upon layer of life... all of it merging and culminating in the very personal moment when I click my camera.

This is real. I do not combine images. What you see is what I saw. Reality becoming fantasy."

You may find Carol Kleinman with her camera on the streets of Paris, New York, Honolulu, Moscow or Los Angeles staring at windows. She is on a treasure hunt to photograph and document the many layers of reality she finds in reflections. Each reflection she captures is a moment in time – a bit of reality that exists for a second on a reflective surface. Kleinman’s images have a sense of other-worldliness as surfaces fracture into layers, exposing details of the world and relationships that escape the glance of the casual eye.

Kleinman’s romance with reflections began almost 20 years ago in Russia on the train from Moscow to St. Petersburg to be exact. The reflections she saw on the train windows exposed the many layers of life, one on top of the other -- people in the train, the Russian countryside, the cold steel of the dining car. These reflected images, one of top of the other, spoke to her of deeper realities that lie below the surface of our everyday lives. She took out her camera and started shooting.

Since that time, Kleinman has become absorbed in reflections. She has developed unique techniques to reveal the natural interplay of the multiple visual aspects of the world that present themselves in unique moments in time. Kleinman works entirely with single images. She never combines exposures or uses Photoshop. What you see in her images are the reflections she saw in "real life".

Kleinman prints exclusively on canvas to create unique works that blur the line between photography and painting, works that challenge the viewer to get lost in a moment and discover the mysterious and important realities that are so often overlooked in our fast-paced world.

Born in Hawaii, Kleinman spent her formative years on the island of Oahu and in San Francisco. She attended the University of Hawaii, Lone Mountain College in San Francisco, and holds a Masters Degrees in Fine Art.

Her work has been recognized in shows in Los Angeles, Palm Desert, Seattle, Washington D.C. and Moscow, Russia.

www.kleinmanart.com
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UNTITLED by Carol Kleinman
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WATCHING MANNEQUINS by Carol Kleinman
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SPILT MILK NO 3 by Catherine Marcogliese
HONORABLE MENTION
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Catherine Marcogliese says of her series 'Domestic Disasters, 2016', "This series came about while I was working on my show Whiter than White (Domestic Landscapes), which touches on the memories I have of my mother’s role as housewife and mother during the fifties and sixties, and how I, in turn, attempt to balance domesticity with artistic creation. 

The result is a very personal narrative using images from my everyday life as subject matter for my photographic work. And therein lays the challenge:  how to produce, and how to find meaning in the banality of the everyday? 

The series Domestic Disasters aims at addressing these questions by imbuing images of common household incidents with a sense of drama and mystery. The ordinary becomes something more, ennobled by the photographic process. The result is that the incident is blown up out of proportion, making a mountain out of a molehill, or something out of nothing."

Canadian artist, Catherine Marcogliese, started her artistic career in the field of painting after having obtained a BFA in painting and art history at Concordia University in Montreal (1979). Since her arrival in France (1988) where she now resides, her work has primarily been concerned with the definition of the notion of the “real” in visual representation. Early on this involved integrating 3 dimensional objects in her works, but later, with an obvious logic, she turned to photography. 

Today her work is primarily photographic in nature, albeit, reworked digitally. In conserving the plastic elements of painting such as form, line or colour, etc., she is able to manipulate her images in an attempt to push photography beyond a straightforward narrative representation towards a work which is more abstract and personal. 

Recent exhibitions include solo shows at the Villa Tamaris Centre d’Art in La Seyne sur Mer, France (2017); Galerie du Tableau, Marseille, France (2017) ; Histoires Naturelles, Muséum d’Histoire Naturelles, Marseille (2016); The Frontier, group show organised by The Center, Santa Fe, (2016). 

www.marcogliese.org
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SPILT MILK NO 1 by Catherine Marcogliese
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SPILT MILK NO 2 by Catherine Marcogliese
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BULB by Chang Gi Lee
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Chang Gi Lee says of this work, "This project starts with the question that what is the real form in object.

Everything is created, disappeared, and destroyed. This process is ongoing, but most case, we think it is not happening now.

But if we can compress time, for example 100 years to 5 minutes, we will see that most objects form is changing continuously.

In this respect, incomplete form is more similar to real and I try to take this with artificial smoke.

- Education
2012, MFA, Media Art, Seoul Media Institute of Technology
2005, BA, Architecture, Kyung Hee University

- Group Exhibitions
2017, Still Life:The ordinary made extraordinary, Photo Place Gallery, Vermont, USA
2016, Structures, Loosen Art Gallery, Cagliari, Italy
2016, Framed:Landscape and Architecture, Black Box Gallery, Portland, USA
2016, Abstract Mind, CICA Museum, Gyeonggi, South Korea
2015, Gwang-hwa-mun International Asian Youth Artist Festival, Sejong Culture Center, Seoul, South Korea
2015, D-Scape, Seoul Industry Promotion Center, Seoul, South Korea
2014, Dual Mode, DMC Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2014, Gwang-hwa-mun International Asian Youth Artist Festival, Sejong Culture Center, Seoul, South Korea

- Awards
2017, Prix De La Photographie Paris, Honorable Mention
2016, Moscow International Foto Awards, Honorable Mention

www.changgilee.com
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GLASS by Chang Gi Lee
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PLASTER CAST by Chang Gi Lee
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PANTIES by Clemence Elman
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Clemence Elman says of her work, "This photo series is a subjective journey, through my everyday experiences, in the world of my girl friends. 

I started to document the daily life of my friends or women I meet by little things that show me how we all deal with our « feminity », with the fact that society defines us as woman and all what goes or is supposed to go with this idea. 

I found out that I could play around with spontanious snapshots and focus on details that seem banal but actually say a lot about how we interiorize things that can become obviousnesses such as objects, colors, body, etc."


Elman is a French photographer based between Paris and Berlin. After graduating in Political Sciences (IEP de Toulouse), she moved to Berlin to study photography at the Nueue Schule Für Fotografie. 

She recently completed a 6-month internship within the VU’ Agency in Paris. And she is currently studying photography at the National School of Photography in Arles (ENSP, France). 

Elman's work was lately published in the review batârde # 4: Compromis published by indekeuken (series “Waiting For - Calais” about the refugees camp in the North of France) and in the magazine Femme Fotale, Volume IV Leafless (“The Color Of My Blues”). In April she exhibited her series “The Color Of My Blues” in the frame of the PØLAR Festival in Paris and curated the event “Aubes: la jeunesse danoise en éveil” (Concert, conference and photo exhibition about gender and feminism issues) organized in partnership with the Danish Embassy in Paris.

Her works have in common the "society" as a starting point, as an abstract and impersonal entity, existing as a whole. An entity that she then questions, to challenge an apparent homogeneity, by putting the individual in parallel with the collective. she explores, mainly through photography, but also sound and video, these questions of the relationship between the individual and the collective. She particularly questions the notion of identity and the feeling of belonging (or not) to a group and to an environment. She uses her background in political sciences (sociology, anthropology, history, urban planning, etc.) to document her artistic work thus favoring a multidisciplinary approach.

www.clemenceelman.com  
www.instagram.com/clemenceelman/?hl=fr 
www.lensculture.com/clemence-elman 
 
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UNTITLED by Clemence Elman
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LADIES NIGHT by Clemence Elman
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BLUE WINDOWS by Cleo Haber
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Cleo Haber says of her work, "My approach to photography is as a documentarian. 

For me, photography is about small and special moments caught in time. 

My photos capture real life, real people and real moments. My background as a social worker and therapist has given me the gift of being let into peoples’ lives in the most intimate of ways.  Hearing peoples’  stories, struggles and joys saturated in emotion and the human condition, provides a backdrop for my work as a photographer. 

Photography gives me a medium and a voice to share my ‘eyes’ and how I see the world. 

It allows me to catch an intimate glance into someone’s life, a moment, an expression, a gesture that is fleeting yet can be so powerful, evocative or even mundane; but is something that unites us in our humanity.  

I am inspired by the power that photographs hold. They have the capacity to teach, share and express meaning and feeling.  Viewers are invited to share in this moment.  And when images are seen again through the eyes of the viewer, imbued with their own life and experience, the image expands in its meaning once more."

Cleo Haber is a photographer born and raised in Toronto, Canada.  Her interest in photography started in high school when she started taking photography classes.  Her professional career has taken a different path, although she always finds her way back to the camera to capture small and special moments. 

Most recently her interest in photography has turned toward street and documentary photography as this speaks to what is important to her: the common humanity we share as we walk through this life together.  

vsco.co/cleohaber/images/1
www.instagram.com/cleojh/

The images in this series catch people walking through their every-day lives.  
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THOMSON BUILDING by Cleo Haber
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TOM'S PLACE by Cleo Haber
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GREYHOUND ON 70 by Conner Gordon
HONORABLE MENTION
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Conner Gordon says of his work, "A sense of place often includes landscape, but a landscape may not always be a place. It takes memory - the layers of narrative and experience laid down by the past - for a landscape to inherit this distinction.

Yet, as critical as it is, memory is difficult to pin down. It resides in trace elements, lingering beneath the surface and welling up in reservoirs both purposeful and unintended.

I use photography to focus on these trace elements - not as scattered details, but as reference points that build a framework of place. At its core, this is an exercise in autobiography; by photographing a place, I document my own relationship with it. In doing so, I work to understand how political and environmental forces affect the landscape and its inhabitants, and how a place can amplify or obscure the memories that define it."

Conner Gordon (b. 1994) is an Indiana-based photographer and writer documenting the intersection between politics, place and memory.

His photos have appeared on platforms including Light Leaked, Aint-Bad, Art Narratives and Humble Arts Foundation. In 2017, his work was shortlisted for the I.P.F Photo Prize.

He is also a Graduate Fellow at the Prindle Institute for Ethics and the editor of The Prindle Post, where he covers ethical issues in current events and culture. His work can be seen at www.conner-gordon.com.

www.conner-gordon.com
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GREENCASTLE INDIANA by Conner Gordon
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UNTITLED by Conner Gordon
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BRAG BOOK by Dana West
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ARTICLE / INTERVIEW EXCERPT as ARTIST STATEMENT
Dana West uses art as both an exploration and a personal catharsis. While her main medium of choice is photography, her art has also delved into other mediums that maintain this duality of expression.

Her work is focused on the woman – the interconnectivity of all women as well as the striking subject of a woman alone in the world.

Several images exude a clear sense of loneliness, for example a single woman standing and looking out at the ocean, while others like the photograph of an old photograph of a pregnant woman exude a complexity of emotions, loneliness being just one of them.

There is serenity in an image of fall leaves imprinting a sidewalk; there is chaos in an image of corporate logos above a streetlight.

There are intensely personal images of the artist herself followed by the image of the blatant commodification of women in a piece of street art asking if this display is “Sexy?”

Although it is clear that West picks inspiration from an object she passes just as much as from her own past, she qualifies her work as very auto-biographical; a personal history of the artist, made ever more intriguing by the viewer’s own emotion which inevitably shifts and changes the art they encounter.

Ultimately, West’s work is an act of courage, of a woman finding her voice, the mediums to amplify it, and using them. It is also an act of reaching out – reaching out to other women who are, as she puts it, “stained by life, stained but not destroyed.”


by Eleanor Goldfield

Born in California, Dana West spent most of her life in the deserts of California, New Mexico, and Arizona.

She received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013.

Dana calls Chicago home where she is busy with her art practice and is a staff member of the SAIC Photography Department.

Dana has exhibited from San Francisco to London and is represented with works in the permanent collection of the Joan Flasch Artists' Books Collection and the Photography Department at the Art Institute of Chicago.
 
EXPERIENCE:
 
-THE SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, Chicago, Illinois CHICAGO Photography Department- Jan. 2012-present                                                       J
- photo facilities assistant manager – November 2013 to present
- staff adviser, Photo Department Catalog, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago – 2014 to present
-  student committee lead; project coordination, design, layout and print of Photo Department Catalog
2012-13 and 2011-12
- student employee, SAIC photo annex, 2012-13
-teaching assistant to Lewis Toby, Large Format Photography – Fall 2012
-curatorial team; The Great Refusal: Taking on New Queer Aesthetics, Sullivan Galleries – Summer 2012
-teaching assistant to Mayumi Lake (photo dept) and Don Yoshida (fashion dept) for inaugural studio class

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

-SUGS of The Art Institute of Chicago – Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL – May/July 2013
 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

-30 Day Guarantee, Slayer Gallery – July Online Exhibition, July 2017
-The Art of Timelessness – LA Photo Curator, Los Angeles, CA – 2017
-Focus: Narrative Photography, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR – July 2017
-Nasty Women Art Evanston Art Exhibition & Fundraiser – Evanston, IL – June 2017
-Nasty Women Art Chicago Exhibition & Fundraiser – Chicago, IL – May 2017
-Within the Portfolios, 50 yrs of SAIC Photo History – Joan Flasch Artists' Books Collection, Chicago, IL – November/December 2016
•-Mesa Community College Alumni Invitational Exhibition, Mesa, AZ – October/December 2016
-Alphabet – A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX – July/August 2016
-Pinhole – A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX – July/August 2016
-Old – A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX – June 2016

www.danawestphoto.com 
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FRAYED by Dana West
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PALMS by Dana West
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THINGS I SEE-2 by Danielle Kelly
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Danielle Kelly says of her work, "A great photograph is one that motivates emotionally, it contains a sincerity in both conception and execution that comes from deep within.

My creative motivation stems from shooting mostly in available light as well as a study of the way light, or the lack of light, can transform the atmosphere of a scene. For me this transformation also signifies depth, taking  the mundane and turning it into something dramatic, other worldly.

" Things I see " is a series I've been working on for quite some time. Turning into a study of my growth as a photographer. Pushing me to see with a more intuitive eye, and foresight for post process."

www.dkellyphotography.com
 
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THINGS I SEE-3 by Danielle Kelly
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THINGS I SEE by Danielle Kelly
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EXPOSED by Dan Cook
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Dan Cook says of his work, "Creativity arises in conversation with constraints—the constraints enforced by the medium or media employed, by the long history of artistic attempts of those who have come before us and by the immediate circumstances of one’s life, attitude and self-imposed challenges.

A key constraint of photography is that it anchors one, however tenuously, to some version of the here- and-now....to some present moment that must be grappled with visually. Photography, as I have experienced it, struggles with the tension between subject and form differently than other visually-oriented media to the extent that it lives off of some aspect of the world as given. The streetscape, the varied and variable circumstances of light and shadow, the objects in the environment, among other things, all in some way have to be handled and taken into account. In this sense, I liken photography closer to sculpture than to painting.

My photography thrives on opportunism, on what the world presents to me, which must engage with the circumstances of the moment. The ability to craft a scene out of the flow of the everyday, to frame the minute as profound or the grand in miniature, to bring forth the play of line, shape, texture and color—these arise from the photographic eye in the midst of a pursuit."

Dan Cook is a resident of Philadelphia and a professor of Sociology and Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden.

A self-taught, amateur photographer, Cook teaches on, among other things, visual  research methods and visual ways of knowing.

A member of the Copley Society of Art, the Sketch Club of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, he has recently begun to show and publish his work.
 
Juried  Exhibitions:

2017:
“Fade.” Digital Photpgrphy. Honorable Mention selection for juried exhibition, Primary Colors. New York Center for Photographic Art, April –May 2018, New York, NY.

2016:
“A Special Kind of Loneliness.” Digital Photography. Selection for juried exhibition, The Taos Museum at Fechin House Gala Exhibition and Auction, July-Sept, Taos, NM.

“Faith…Portals” Digital Photography. Selection for juried exhibition, The Taos Museum at Fechin House Gala Exhibition and Auction, July-Sept, Taos, NM. SOLD

“In Silent Witness.” Digital Photography. Selection for juried exhibition, PHOTOgraphy. Philadelphia Sketch Club, July 24-August 15, Philadelphia, PA.  

“Rowhouse Spectrum.” Digital Photography. Selection for juried exhibition, PHOTOgraphy. Philadelphia Sketch Club, July 24-August 15, Philadelphia, PA.  

“In Silent Witness.” Digital Photography. Selection for juried exhibition,  15th National Prize Show, 2016. Cambridge Art Association, May 19-June 23, 2016, Cambridge, MA.
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“Interstices.” Digital Photography. Selection for juried exhibition, Industrial
Philadelphia, Past and Present. The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, December 6, 2015-January 2, 2016, Philadelphia, PA.  

2015:
“Elegant Textures.” Digital Photography. Selection for juried exhibition, Industrial Philadelphia, Past and Present. The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, December 6, 2015-January 2, 2016, Philadelphia, PA.  

“Mourning.” Digital Photography. Selection for juried exhibition, Absolutely  Abstract.  Philadelphia Sketch Club, August 26-September 19, Philadelphia, PA.  SOLD

“Niveaux.” Film Photography. Selection for juried exhibition, Structures &  Remnants: Landscapes and the Human Presence. Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis,  MA, August 22-October 18, 2015. 

“As Foretold.” Digital Photography. Selection for juried exhibition,  Structures & Remnants: Landscapes and the Human Presence. Cape Cod Museum of  Art, Dennis, MA, August 22-October 18, 2015. 

“Urban Architexture.” Digital Photography. Selection for juried exhibition, PHOTOgraphy. Philadelphia Sketch Club, July 25-August 15, Philadelphia, PA.  

“Forte.” Film Photography. Selection for juried exhibition, PHOTOgraphy.              Philadelphia Sketch Club, July 25-August 15, Philadelphia, PA.  

“Schuylkill Bloom.” Digital Photography. Selection for juried exhibition,  The Art of the Flower. Philadelphia Sketch Club, April. Philadelphia, PA.

copleysociety.org/users/dancook

Contact info:  re_imagine@hotmail.com
 
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HUMAN WHEELS by Dan Cook
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MUNICIPAL BUDDIES by Dan Cook
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DANCING SCAPES by Deb Ehrens
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Deb Ehrens says of her work, "The end-of-season garden clean up holds a world of untold stories. 

Where other people see a pile of dead leaves, I find and feel the deep echo of organic forms. Upon close inspection, desiccated and yellowed hosta leaves become an aerial view a vast watershed, the etched walls of slot canyons or microscopic cellular boundaries. 

Dried garlic scapes mimic the grace of dancers en pointe while peony leaves hold a world of burnished bronze tones.These three images are from my Adrift and In Stillness series."

Deb Ehrens is a fine art photographer living on New England’s Southcoast. Both her landscape and botanical imagery share a contemplative and painterly quality. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in Boston, Providence, New Bedford, and Cape Cod. 

She learned the basics of black and white photography as an adjunct to her early career as a journalist, and more recently has studied with Harold Ross, Dan Burkholder, Alison Shaw, Ron Wilson and Ian Murray, as well as taken classes at Rhode Island School of Design, Maine Media College.  

An on-going mentorship with Deborah Quinn-Munson has been instrumental in developing her artistic eye and painterly hand with her digital toolkit. Deb is a juried artist member of the Cape Cod Art Association and exhibiting member of the Providence Center for Photographic Arts.
 
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HOSTA RIVER by Deb Ehrens
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PEONY AFTERGLOW by Deb Ehrens
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BLOSSOM by Diane Cockerill
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Diane Cockerill says of her work, " A city’s rich pageantry is no more apparent than on the pavement and streets of Los Angeles, specifically its curbs.

Bright colors, faded hues, textures, fractures, patterns, numbers and words provide a coded language, all exposed to the elements, challenging survival
of the fittest.

Through my project, CURBITURE, I take advantage of the boundless bliss of our street inventory, celebrating the diverse, crumbling infrastructure and random still lifes."
 
Los Angeles influences Diane Cockerill’s photography from the macro of Downtown to the micro of street curbs. Constantly seeking new images, she takes the usual and offers it up with unique perspective and sensibility.

Diane is a third-generation Angeleno who enjoys scouting and experiencing the different personalities and idiosyncrasies of her city as well as locations from road trips.

Diane studied Fine Art at UCLA and has shown work at several local and nationals galleries as well as in South Korea and Hungary. She worked for over 30 years in the advertising industry but is now fully immersed in capturing the world around her.
 
Solo Exhibition:        

2007 - Orlando Gallery, Tarzana, CA – “Curbiture”

Group Exhibtions:

2017 - 1650 Gallery – Window & Doors group exhibition

2017 - Art Share-LA #MyDayInLA – juried group exhibition

2017 - PhotoLA at The Reef/LA Mart – Represented in CollectorWorks 

2017 - The Annenberg Community Beach House “Los Angeles: Detailed” – juried exhibition

2016 - Mas Attack – Torrance Art Museum

2016 - The Curated Fridge “Road Trip Stories” – juried exhibition

2016 - “Human Rights” – juried exhibition

2016 - Groundspace Projects, LA – “Groundswell” – juried exhibition

2016 - Studio C Gallery: “Let Us Eat Cake” – Women Artist Exhibition 

2016 - ph21 “Cats” Juried Exhibition – Budapest, Hungary  

2016 - Keystone Gallery: “The LA River – A City Runs Through It”

2015 - ph21 “City + Life” – Budapest, Hungary – juried exhibition

2015 - Glendale Community College Art Gallery – WaterWorks II - juried exhibition

2015 - Ode to the Bridge – Art Share-LA – juried exhibition

2015 - bG Gallery – Spectrum Gestalt 2 Group Show: 4x4 Color 

2015 - Studio C Gallery: Water-Line” – Women Artist Exhibition 

2015 - Porch Gallery – Ojai: WaterWorks II - juried exhibition

2015 - Griffin Museum of Photography – Sky Exhibition - Boston, MA

2014 - PhotoLA – represented by Duncan Miller Gallery

2013 - Julia Dean Workshop – Street Scenes Exhibition                  

2013 - PhotoLA – Women in Photography International Booth, Santa Monica Civic

2013 - Women in Photography International – juried exhibition – 1st Place – Rainbows

2011 - Duncan Miller Gallery – “I Love LA” Juried Competition – featured in The LA Collection

2011 - International Pink Art Fair, Seoul, Korea – juried exhibition  

2009 - Barnsdall Park/Municipal Art Gallery – Open Show

2009 - JK Gallery, Los Angeles, CA – “Two Solo Artists” 

2008 - JK Gallery, Los Angeles, CA – “Four Photographers”  

Publications/Online

2014 - Jim Daichaindt’s Shepard Fairey publication – street art photographs

2013 - Tonelit Online Magazine – Curbiture images featured, Vol. II              

2009 - Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art – “Women Around Town” Newsletter 

www.facebook.com/Curbiture-199556316808426/


 
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CIGARETTE by Diane Cockerill
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SNAPDRAGON by Diane Cockerill
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UNTITLED 1 BY Ellen Jantzen
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Ellen Jantzen says of her work, "All are from my series, “Banal"-This is a series of things I have always ignored but now notice”.

Ellen JantzenIn art (photography), Modernism explicitly rejects the ideology of “traditional” forms of art and makes use of works of the past, through the application of reprise, incorporation, rewriting, recapitulation, revision and parody in new forms.

The poet Ezra Pound’s 1934 injunction to “Make it new!” was paradigmatic of the movement’s approach towards the obsolete.

A salient characteristic of modernism is self-consciousness. This self-consciousness often leads to experiments with form and work that draws attention to the processes and materials used.

Jantzen says, "With that in mind, I took a walk around my studio in St. Louis. I saw a lot, but noticed little. There is not much to look at, normal sidewalks... signs, nothing interesting. But then I began looking at things I had previously ignored, uninteresting things, just stuff on the ground. So on my next walk, I took my camera along and started shooting."

Recent Awards
 2017
 
RUNNER UP in the 10th Julia Margaret Cameron Award honoring women in photography.
 
SHORT LISTED Art Gemini PhotoX Award, exhibition in London, June
 
2nd PLACE NYC4PA Liquid 2017 Award, juror Debra Klomp Ching
 
NOMINEE (Fine Art Category) Fine Art Photography Awards
 
3rd PLACE Life-Framer open call, juror Brian Paul Clamp
 
NOMINEE (Abstract, Professional Category) 10th International Color Awards
 
FINALIST (Alternative Process Category) 9th Annual Pollux Awards, juror Julio Hirsch-Hardy managing director of The Gala Awards

www.ellenjantzen.com  
 
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UNTITLED 13 by Ellen Jantzen
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UNTITLED 14 by Ellen Jantzen
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SUBURBIA by Gary Beeber
HONORABLE MENTION
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Gary Beeber says of his work, "Growing up, I loved the paintings of Edward Hopper and the photographs of Diane Arbus, Walker Evans and Eugene Atget.

I started out as a painter. I painted little photo-realistic watercolors based on my photographs, but eventually stopped painting altogether and concentrated on photography.

For many years I photographed architectural details and landscapes. Later on, after producing and directing three documentary films and an off-Broadway burlesque show, I became interested in taking pictures of people. I am fascinated with people who live unconventional lives.
As a photographer, I love immediacy and the thrill of exploration. I am currently working on several projects."

Gary Beeber is an award-winning American photographer/filmmaker who has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States and Europe.

Solo exhibitions include two at Generous Miracles Gallery NYC and an upcoming show (PERSONALITIES, July 6-September 1st, 2017) at The Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester MA.

Beeber’s work has been included in juried exhibitions throughout the country. Among Fortune 500 companies who collect his work are Pfizer Pharmaceutical, Goldman Sachs and Chase Bank.

gary@garybeeber.com
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GATE TO NOWHERE by Gary Beeber
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RED TRAILER by Gary Beeber
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CHELSEA by Gita Castallian
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Gita Castallian says of her work, "Live Loud is a series of environmental portraits documenting the heavy metal community in Portland, Oregon.

Through my portraits, I delve into the interrelationship of identity and place. These 3 images are a selection of a larger series of about 100 images, all shot in locations of the subjects choosing, using natural light or flash, with my nikon D810.

This series addresses the tension often found in wanting to be seen but never fully known, wanting to be known while being non-transparent to others. I focus on the portrayal of individuality, the beauty and pride, the peculiarities of appearance and character, and the uniqueness and personality of each person I photograph. This has been a difficult and, at times, frustrating task, as identity, identity portrayal and identity representation are all intricate, complex and often fluidly shifting concepts. 

Ultimately, through these individual portraits I capture the essence of the Portland heavy metal community as a whole, and turn it into art."


Gita was gifted an old 1970s Nikon35mm camera for her 12th birthday and fell immediately in love. She clearly remembers her outlook on life changing when she held the camera. 

Gita studied photography at UC Berkeley, SOCAPA (School of Creative and Performing Arts), the Oxbow School and received her B.A. in Fine Arts at Reed College. 

She specializes in portrait photography. She believes that the creation and portrayal of an image becomes a collective effort. It is the play between objectivity and subjectivity and portraiture’s portrayal of identity that has fascinated Gita the most.

Facebook.com/gitacastallianphoto
@gitacastallianphoto
 
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DAVE by Gita Castallian
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IAN by Gita Castallian
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AFTER ALL THESE YEARS by Harry Longstreet
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Harry Longstreet says of his work, "No one just takes up space. The human condition is an entire canvas of thoughts, emotions and reactions to circumstances. In my
photography I try to capture the truth about diverse people and how they live and reflect their respective spaces.

My subjects never know they’ve been photographed. I don’t set-up or pose any shot and never employ anything but available light.

I retired after twenty-five years as a writer, producer and director of filmed entertainment, primarily for television. When I’m not busy with my wife, children and grandchildren, I keep the creative juices flowing with still photography. 

I’m always looking for images that speak to the human condition and the world around me. I favor ambient light and unposed, unaware subjects."

Publications and Awards:

LA Photo Curator-“Senses Working Overtime”-First Place-2017
Allegany National Photography Competition-Second Place (Black & White)-2017
Washington State Juried Art Competition-First Place (Photography)-2017
Stories of Music Volume 2 –January 2017

LAPhotoCurator-“Hometown”-Honorable Mention-December 2016
Emerald Art Center Autumn Exhibition-Bronze Medal-2016
Fusion Art “Colorful Abstractions”-Second Place-2016
Fusion Art “Cityscapes”-Second Place, Photography-2016
Merit Recognition Award in the 59th National Juried Art Show at the Maria V. Howard Art Center at the Imperial Centre- 2016

Creative Quarterly-100 Best Annual Edition 2015
Franke Tobey Jones Art Center-Third Place Photography-October 2015
Creative Quarterly 41-Winner Professional Photography-Winter Edition 2015

Creative Quarterly-100 Best Annual Edition -2014
Focus at the Delaplaine-Juried Exhibit-Third Place-November 2014
Art Ascent-Distinguished Artist-October 2014
Creative Quarterly 37-Winner-Professional Photography-Fall-Winter 2014
Best of Show-Annual Washington State Juried Art Competition-January 2014
Creative Quarterly33-Winner-Professional Photography-Winter Edition 2014

6th International Photographic Salon Varna-Gold FIAP Medal (Monochrome Photography)-June 2013
Howard Arts Center-Merit Award-June 2013
Associated Arts of Ocean Shores-Honorable Mention-April 2013

Baker Arts Center-Second Place/Photography-April 2012
Color Magazine-Single Image Merit Award-March 2012
Black & White Magazine-Single Image Merit Award-February 2012
CVG Show 2012-Third Place Photo/Digital Arts-January 2012

Kitsap 2012 Arts Festival-Best of Show-First Place Photography-July 2011
Baker Arts Center-Merit Award, Photography-April 2011
Creative Quarterly23 Winner-Professional Photography Summer 2011
“Arts in Harmony 2011” Merit Award-February 2011
Color Magazine Single Image Merit Award-February 2011

Women in Photography International-“Faces”-Honorable Mention September 2010
Kitsap Arts Festival First Place - Photography  July 2010
Creative Quarterly20 Runner Up - Professional Photography June 2010
Paducah Photo 2010 Third Place
Creative Quarterly19 Runner Up - Professional Photography March 2010
Dennis Dean Gallery First Place Category Winner March 2010
Black & White Magazine Single Image Merit Award February 2010
“Arts in Harmony 2010” Honorable Mention  February 2010

“Shades of Gray 5” Best of Show  November 2009
“The Baxter Foundation Era” Stanford School of Medicine 2009
“Waging Peace” Voices Education Project 2009
“Arts in Harmony 2009” Honorable Mention February 2009

Art Port Townsend Merit Award 2008
“Shades of  Grey 3” First Place May 2008
fotofoto gallery  Third Place May 2008
Oklahoma Art Guild Winner-Landscape/Wildlife March 2008

Lake Wales Arts Center “Sounds of Music” Second Place December 2007
Brand Library & Art Center “Brand 36” Lexus Award November 2007
“Camera Arts” January 2007

Art Association of Harrisburg  3rd Prize Photography May  2006
Larson Gallery National Photo Exhibition Portrait Award  April 2000

www.harrylongstreet.com
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BIG WHEEL IN TOWN by Harry Longstreet
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LONELY STREET TRIPTYCH by Harry Longstreet
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CHICKENS AND TEA-2 IIeana Hernandez
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IIeana Hernandez says of her work, "In 2011, to escape the violence in our homeland, Mexico, my husband and I packed up our dogs and our cat and moved to Massachusetts.

Once here, our pets started living inside the apartment with us. In Mexico, it is uncommon for pets to live indoors, but willing to adapt to the new environment and because weather conditions demanded it, we welcomed them inside.

It was then, when spending most of my time in their company that I realized how similar we could be to animals. I started a series of color photographs called Animal Nature (2011–present), based on the disturbing relationship we have with them, on the way we categorize them.

Some are beloved companions while others do work for us, are our food or both. We create objects that represent them, we give them names and personalities, yet we eat them. Nina, my black cat, is my companion, while a fish is my food or Nina’s food. But a fish could also be someone’s pet or the inspiration for an ornament on the wall. Both animals could also be the main character in a story.

Derrida explains how distinguishing them as animals allows us to justify the violence we inflict upon them.

The goal of Animal Nature is to make people aware of how we use animals when we are also animals at the end. Like them, we also have basic needs, meeting those needs take us closer to our animal nature, but we don’t usually think of ourselves as part animal. How would it be like if we were farther down the food chain? It would be another animal eating our offspring for survival. 

In this project, I stage images that talk about the animal-human interaction, mainly the one I have with my pets and with the animals that are part of the every day life, including those who become news because of the abuse they endure."

Ileana Doble Hernandez (Ileana Hernandez Hernandez) is a Mexican visual artist working with photography and video, based in Massachusetts, USA. 

Her work has been exhibited in national and international group exhibitions, most recently at ArtHill Gallery in London, UK, The Center For Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO, CICA Museum in Gimpo, South Korea, Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, PA, Danforth Art Museum in Framingham, MA, and Barret Art Center in Poughkeepsie, NY, where her photograph "Pollito Chicken” (2015) was awarded the First Prize at the National Juried Competition “Fun House: Art of the Surreal, Fantastic and Bizarre”.

Ileana's photos and videos have also been shown in online exhibitions and in printed publications, including PhotoPlace Gallery, aPhotoEditor, L'Oeil de la Photographie, FotoFest 2014, Humble Arts Foundation, ArtPhoto Mag, Huffington Post and Photographers Forum Magazine among others.

An artist and activist, Ileana believes that art has the power to share ideas and make people care. Since 2011 she has been working on Animal Nature, a photographic project that shows how we objectify animals even when we are animals at the end.

A graduated from a BS in Electronic Systems, she received a fellowship to pursue her Masters in e-Commerce in 2003.

Ileana first learned about photography in 2008 and in 2013 she earned a Post-Baccalaureate in Photography from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. This year she has been awarded a merit scholarship from Rochester Institute of Technology and will join the MFA in Imaging Sciences program next fall.
 
ile@ileanadobleh.com
www.ileanadobleh.com
 
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LE CRACK-1 by Ileana Hernandez
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NINA AND THE RAW TURKEY by Ileana Hernandez
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CHIN TO CHEST by Jamie Templeton
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Jamie Templeton says of his work, "For decades we have escaped to the suburbs and outlying small towns, far away from the city. The cost of seeking a happier, healthier home, comes at us in hours lost – hours eaten away by the daily commute between home and work, then work and home. Every damn day.

I started photographing sleeping train commuters in 2015. It's become an almost daily obsession, making more than 500 individual portraits. While this work is done stealthily, I hope the documentary style lends some respect in its presentation, openly showing a private moment between the hard work and daily drudgery that goes in to the day-to-day commute.

This series explores one small and intimate part of the cycle. That precious moment of time stolen to sleep. Eyes closed, arms folded across the chest or cradling a backpack. Sometimes guarded and fighting the urge, other times giving in completely, surrendering to vinyl bench seats. My hope for them is that they dream. That they enter an alternative to the daily ritual. That they in some way, break the cycle."

Jamie Templeton (º1958, Los Angeles, CA) is an artist and photographer now living in Redding, CT. He received a Master of Fine Art in 1996 – but only recently turned to photography as his preferred medium. Working with a digital camera to capture his subjects, he produces silver gelatin prints, exhibiting rich, fine grained images consistent with traditional black and white film photography.

jamie-templeton.com/
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MORNING LIGHT WITH FLOWER DRESS by Jamie Templeton
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WOMAN IN STRIPE TOP by Jamie Templeton
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BACKYARD MOUNTAINS by Jocelyn Mathewes
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Jocelyn Mathewes says of her work, "My analog film work literally overlaps frames to create timelessness.

Multiple-exposures are created exclusively in-camera, which means I must rely on serendipity in addition to a little bit of planning.

In a sea of digital imagery, these overlapped moments become physical singularities as unique and individual as each human on earth. The use of instant film to create a single, unrepeatable image is further humanized with embroidery and other modifications. This work expresses my deep interest in the chaos of particular humanity and place."

Jocelyn Mathewes is a fine art artist working in mixed media and photography, living with her husband and three children Johnson City, Tennessee.

She writes about living in Appalachia and shares her creative process at www.jocelynmathewes.com

instagram: @jocelynmathewes
facebook: @jocelynmathewes_imagemaker
 
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FATHER DAUGHTER by Jocelyn Mathewes
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YOUNGEST CHILD by Jocelyn Mathewes
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CONVENTION CENTER by Joe Strickland
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Joe Strickland says of his work, "I seek to give renewed perspective with my work.

Typically toilet rooms are seen as banal, utilitarian environments.  I do not try to transform the spaces, rather our vision of them.

My goal is to allow the viewer to recognize the beauty of the space as well as all of the social and cultural constructs held within it.  

These spaces are created for our use, but I photograph them without human presence.  Instead, the space is to be occupied by the viewer and the remnants left behind are indications of absent occupants, which give the feeling of temporary privacy for the viewer to take in the space, the narrative, and the previously unrecognized beauty.  This presence in absence provides the tension in the viewing experience that brings the space to life.  

All manner of social and cultural references are present in my work.  Whether the issue is social status, privacy, gender, or the taboo my photographs serve to start the conversation that reveals the baggage brought to the space by each viewer."

Joe Strickland is an artist working within the photographic medium.  His photographs are of minimalist, contemporary design utilizing line, depth, and balance. Strickland’s work is exhibited internationally and has been featured in many juried, group, and solo exhibitions.

Currently, his work is featured in the Spring 2017 issue of Ink & Letters, a curated journal of art, creativity and Christian faith.  Strickland has also been selected as a finalist in the Expressions competition, Ireland’s largest dedicated art photography portrait competition and exhibition, scheduled to hang for the month of July.

Originally from North Carolina, Strickland earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Photography from Appalachian State University.

He then worked professionally in commercial and retail photography for several years in the Charlotte area market before returning to academia to pursue an advanced degree. Strickland earned his Master of Fine Art in Photography from Utah State University in 2012.

Now residing in Bristol, Tennessee he pursues his passion for photography along with a rewarding career in higher education.

Strickland is Assistant Professor of Photography and Digital Media and serves as Chair of the Digital Media Art & Design department at King University where he enjoys advancing student’s skills and knowledge in photography and art. 

Exhibitions:

2017    Expressions, Longford Digital Arts, Longford, Ireland
Abstract Mind: The Second International Exhibition on Abstract Art, CICA Museum, Seoul, South Korea

2016    Solo Exhibition, Slemp Gallery, Mountain Empire Community College, 
Big Stone Gap, VA
Clouds, Intersect Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
E.W. King Library, King University, Bristol, TN

2015    E.W. King Library, King University, Bristol, TN
Solo Exhibition, Fleenor Gallery, Bristol Public Library, Bristol, TN
 Art D’Vine, Believe in Bristol, Bristol TN/VA

2013    Borderline, Rio Grande Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
Spring Green, A Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
Exposure, Phillips Gallery at Evolutionary Healthcare, Salt Lake City, UT

2012    Holiday Event Exhibition, A Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
Solo Exhibition, Studio 102 Gallery, Utah State University, Logan, UT
 Private (Exhibition), Thatcher-Young Mansion, Logan, UT
MFA Exhibition, Studio 102 Gallery, Utah State University, Logan, UT
Grand Opening, Artist’s Block Café & Bakery, Utah State University, Logan, UT

2011    Mentor/Mentee Art Exhibition, Tippetts Exhibition Hall, Utah State University, Logan, UT
    MFA Exhibition, Studio 102 Gallery, Utah State University, Logan, UT
    
2010    MFA Exhibition, Studio 102 Gallery, Utah State University, Logan, UT

2008    Art Walk, Cabarrus Arts Council, Concord, NC




Experience"

2013 – Present    - Program Chair, Digital Media Art & Design, King University, Bristol, TN
 - Full-time Faculty, Assistant Professor of Photography/Digital Media,                 King University, Bristol TN
- Owner, Strickland Architectural Photography, Bristol, TN
    
2013    Adjunct Instructor, Photography, Art Institute of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

2012    - Graduate Teaching Assistant, Utah State University, Logan, UT (Photography I [instructor of record], Fall 2012)

 - Graduate Teaching Assistant, Utah State University (Photographic Studio, Spring 2012)

 - Graduate Teaching Assistant, Utah State University, (Photography I, Spring 2012)

2011    Graduate Teaching Assistant, Utah State University, (Independent Projects in Art: Altered Optics, Spring 2011)

Grants & Awards:

2017    Faculty Development Grant, King University, Bristol, TN

2014    Faculty Development Grant, King University, Bristol, TN

2012    Dr. William D. Wubben Education Award, Advent Lutheran Church, Charlotte, NC

2011    Dr. William D. Wubben Education Award, Advent Lutheran Church, Charlotte, NC

2007    Honorable Mention, Raw Talent II, Cabarrus Arts Council (Juror: Mary Edith Alexander), Concord, NC    

2006    Research Grant, Unspoiled Photography Exhibition, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC (Fall 2006)

Research Grant, Photographic Survey of Ireland and the British Isles, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC (Summer 2006)

Presentations"

2016    Presentation, Snider Honors Program, King University, Bristol, TN

2015    Presentation, Twin City Photo Club, Bristol, TN/VA

Artist Talk, Fleenor Gallery, Bristol Public Library, Bristol, TN

2012    Workshop, “Outdoor Photography,” Outdoor Recreation Program, Utah State University, Logan, UT
            
Lecture, “The Importance of Networking,” Stevens-Henager College, Logan, UT

Lecture, “Architectural Photography,” Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning, Utah State University, Logan, UT

2011    Workshop, “Utilizing Your Degree in Photography,” Photography Program, Utah State University, Logan, UT

Publication:

2017    Fuller, Corey and Brent Newsome.  “In Black and White.” Ink & Letters (Journal), vol. 3, no. 1, 2017, pp 14-15 and pp 38-39. print. 

2015    Underwood, David and Susan O’Dell Underwood. Rich Community: An Anthology of Appalachian Photographers. Knoxville: Sapling Grove Press, 2015: print

Publication as Author"

2012    Strickland, Joe. “Toilet Rooms.” MFA Thesis, Utah State University, 2012: print

PRINT:

2017    “Galvanizing as Art.” Hot Dip News. (July 2017): pp 3. print

2015    Netherland, Tom. Bristol Herald Courier, Tricities.com Bristol, VA. “Flush With Creativity.” January 25, 2015: print, web

Unknown author. “Opening.” A! Magazine for the Arts.” 22(1), (January 2015): print

2014    McGee, David. Bristol Herald Courier, Tricities.com Bristol, VA. “Strickland Exhibit Going Up at Bristol Library.” December 29, 2014: print, web

www.joe-strickland.com
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DALLAS by Joe Strickland
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PERFORMANCE HALL by Joe Strickland
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ARROW 1 by Joseph Fleming
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Joseph Fleming says of his work, "I believe what makes an Artist unique is the ability to create new and unexpected works, which results with each creation becoming something completely new in the world. 

I use my photography to reveal images that normally go unseen. Objects that would go unnoticed now project a visual experience of my imagination. I find inspiration from artists such as Robert Motherwell, Mark Rothko, and Robert Rauschenberg.

I proceed without any preconceived ideas, I try to make the complicated simple and to eliminate the unnecessary. I try to see with my mind what I can not see with my eyes. It is an exploration into the unknown. I find beauty when mystery and bewilderment merge together to form a new image that did not exist before. My hope is that these creations carry the possibility to change the way we see our world and ourselves."

Fleming has a BFA from the University of Southern California 

EXHIBITIONS:

Electron Salon (Los Angeles Center for Digital Art) December 8, 2016- December 31, 2016

Solo Exhibition Hellada Gallery June 4, 2016- June 30, 2016

Raw (Los Angeles Center for Digital Art) March 16, 2016- April 9, 2016

Electron Salon (Los Angeles Center for Digital Art) October 17, 2015- November 28, 2015

Solo Exhibition Hellada Gallery September 2, 2015- September 28, 2015

Solo Exhibition:

Hellada Gallery November 1, 2014- November 29, 2014

AFFILIATIONS:
            
Los Angeles Art Association
                    
Hellada Gallery

www.josephflemingarts.com/
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ARROW 2 by Joseph Fleming
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ARROW 3 by Joseph Fleming
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#1054061, #213098, #101166, & #040210 by Joshua Hobson
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Joshua Hobson says of his work, "For the series Fracture Factura, I have appropriated photographs printed on glass, shattered them and then reconfigured them into new pictorial arrangements. I then photograph them, reinstating a false unity through the mediation of the camera. This gesture is at once a negation of a singular reading, the birth of a new photographic reality and an engagement with the ontological qualities of the prints.

By presenting this state of rupture, my work questions the veracity of the photographic sign while accepting its material conditions.The source material is collected from a production studio located in Gainesville, FL that specializes in glass prints. The images vary widely in subject matter, but can be divided into three primary categories: the sentimental, the decorative and the corporate. What they all have in common is their usage of photographic tropes.

The iconoclastic gesture of fracturing the glass and the painstaking reframing of the resulting shards frees each image from its previously intended orientation and allows for the existence of new visual relationships.

Destruction and creation are bound together in these works. The same gesture that negated the initial image as a purely pictorial vehicle also opened up its narrative and formal possibilities. By rupturing the pristine and intact picture plane of the source material, one possibility is destroyed, but an endless number of permutations become attainable: new arrangements of the pieces in space and new relationships between figurative elements."

Born in 1983 in Tallahassee, FL, Joshua Hobson is a lens-based artist currently living and working in Gainesville, FL.  He studied photography at the University of Florida and received a BFA in Creative Photography in 2007. 

In 2013 Josh completed a humanitarian photo project on behalf of United Planet and Photographer's Without Borders, traveling to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania to document the development projects of United Planet. 

Josh acted as Gallery and Outreach Intern at Newspace Center for Photography in 2013-2014.

In October of 2015 his first permanent public artwork, Continua: Visualizing Universal Scale, was installed in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute on the University of Florida campus. Josh will receive his MFA in Creative Photography from the University of Florida in August 2017.

Josh regularly exhibits his work including exhibitions at Candela Books, Colorado Center for Photographic Art, Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, Newspace Center for Photography, SOHO Photo, Wall Space Gallery, Carte Blanche Gallery, Contact Photo Festival and the Brooklyn Waterfront Arts Coalition. 

jhobsonphoto.com
Instagram @ijosher
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#109973 BY Joshua Hobson
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#212348 BY Joshua Hobson
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STILL HERE I GUESS by Julianne Griffith
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Julianne Griffith says of her work, "Rust: Documenting the Post-Industrial Steel Valley chronicles the neighborhoods that populate the Steel Valley to record the effects of industrialization on the idyllic small town.

This thesis is a collection of snapshots documenting fifty miles throughout the Steel Valley and explaining the place that these towns and their inhabitants have in a post-industrial world."

Julianne Griffith is a Pittsburgh based artist and graphic designer. She received her BFA in Photography at Point Park University.

Her work deals heavily in the preservation and manipulation of space and questions the scenes of everyday life.

www.griffithphoto.net
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THEY LEVELED THIS STREET BY Julianne Griffith
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TORE IT DOWN ANYWAY by Julianne Griffith
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