A solo show of my color still life photography, curated by MaryAnn Deffenbaugh of Vernissage Fine Art, in partnership with Guild Mortgage, at 1953 NW Kearney St, Portland. You may remember the space as the old Jewish Museum. It now houses a forward looking mortgage company and one of the prettiest galleries in town. A good long run, from August 8 through October 27, 2017. Opening reception Tuesday August 8 from 5-7:30pm. An artist talk on Tuesday September 12, also 5-7:30pm. The show is open to the public in August Wednesdays through Fridays, noon to 5pm, and at other times by appointment. I'll be showing large works printed on aluminum, small framed aluminum prints, as well as an editioned series of works on paper. Here's a peek at some of the the small stuff:
Each year Blue Sky offers a competition to show work in their flat files for a year. And so each year, I see it as an opportunity for an investigation into a small new body of work. This one was inspired by the solarized photographs of Man Ray and Lee Miller. Juried by Mitra Abbaspour, an independent curator and scholar based in New York, formerly Associate Curator in the Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art. You can check out my drawer any time Blue Sky is open, or even better, spend a few hours going through the dense talent represented by all of the interesting photographers in the Drawers.
Between July 2016 and July 2017, visitors to Portland International Airport can view twelve of my large scale color photographs at the Concourse Connector space. Once a year, a photographer is chosen to present their work to a million or so visitors who will walk through this space. My work "A Year in the Willamette Valley" shows how the months look, from dark winter through emerging spring, to summer harvest and autumn leaves. Prints are available directly from me in this open edition, in sizes from the original 26"x32", to 16"x20 and 11"x14". The details are so exciting when seen up close and large. I'm so grateful for the support from Port of Portland, from the trust of arts curator Greta Blalock, for the gorgeous framing from Art of Framing, and the ongoing support from curator Wendy Given. If you're passing through PDX this next year, I hope you'll get a chance to see the show!
Sometimes the energy of a blog entry can feel like an exhibition...like this one from the esteemed Jonathan Blaustein at aphotoeditor, a terrific photo blog. After reading his thoughtful post-election writing, scroll on down and you'll see some of my work. Beauty helps in a challenging world.
and in a moment of blog meets other blog, seek out Photoshelter, for the article "50 Nifty Reasons to Love Photography in 2016", and scroll down to #18 for a sweet nod to my work. Thanks Allen.
I'm attending the portfolio reviews at the Medium Festival in San Diego October 19-23, 2016. I'll present my work to reviewers, and get to see the work of many others. Excited! A juried show of small works called "Size Matters" opens Oct. 22, at Low Gallery including my piece "Dandelions and Lilacs", an 8"x10" dye sublimation on aluminum print in a frame of teak that Fred helped me make. A terrific surprise upon seeing the piece in the gallery: little red dot. Sold! Cool.
From June 3-July 9, 2016, head to Corvallis for the annual "All Around Oregon" show, this year juried by John Olbrantz, Director of the Hallie Ford Museum in Salem. My piece, "Blue", an archival pigment print 30"x40" framed, is on exhibit, and won a Juror's Choice cash award! Sweet!
My work was selected by juror Katherine Ware for the 2016 Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers, an exhibit of ten black and white works for this coming year, with a debut First Thursday of April. The theme that unifies this ten image edit is "bugs", like in this piece where sometimes, when I'm making an image, I'm not aware of the uninvited guests who ride along on the backs of leaves. You've got a year to go check them out...at Blue Sky Gallery.
As one year of the Northwest Drawers project at Blue Sky comes down, there's an opportunity for one last viewing, (and the ability to buy artist's works), this year on March 19, 2016. I'll be there 1:00 to 1:45pm, showing my work, an edition of color prints at 11"x16" in 18"x24" mats ready to frame.
Continually showing, Deb's large scale color photographs are featured on the gorgeous steel walls of Alchemy, 1022 NW Lovejoy, in Portland's Pearl District.
Opening Thursday October 1, 2015, and up for the month of October, is BlueSky's 40th anniversary show. I'll be showing two prints there. It'll be a great show, and fine company to hang with. Here's one of the pieces I'm showing (Happy for me and for BlueSky, both my pieces sold opening night! Thanks for the support.)
Deb's work will be featured in a one person show, June 27 through July 31, 2015 with an artist's reception on Sunday, July 12 from 3-5pm. Twenty five 11"x14" prints will be shown from a series called "Channeling Karl Blossfeldt".
Camerawork Gallery is the nation's oldest continuously running fine art photography gallery, with monthly shows since 1970. The inspiration for the Gallery initially arose from and was directed by the work of master photographer Minor White and his Portland Workshops that started in 1959.
PCC Permanent Art Collection
This piece was purchased by the Portland Community College's permanent art collection in early 2015. Mounted between plexiglass and aluminum, it's 40"x55", installed on a concrete wall on the second floor of the Student Commons at PCC's new SE Campus, at SE 82nd and Division.
This summer's show, "Cross Sections", at the Hoffman Gallery at the Oregon College of Art and Craft is a group show, featuring the work of Department Heads and two students from each department. This year I had the pleasure of acting as Metals Department Head, and am showing two large ornately framed pieces that form a diptych that you really must just go see! Through July 29, 2015.
At BlueSky each year, there goes out a call for entry, and NW photographers scramble to put together 10 pieces of their finest work, that are cohesive thematically, are excellent in all ways, and that fit into an 18"x24" space in a flat drawer. Said photographers send their body of work to be juried into this year long show at the lovely BlueSky Gallery in Portland, Oregon. This year, you'll see my work of color prints that my friend Carla says "makes me feel like I have extra vision". On through Marchof 2016. Take a look at the work of all my esteemed drawer mates, a great way to spend an hour in the Pearl District.
At Cascade Sotheby's in Portland's Pearl District, October and November, 2015, ten large scale color photographs. During this exhibition, the Society of Photographic Educators was in town for the NW Regional Conference, where I was a presenter. I showed my working process in an artist's demo, along with a presentation that detailed my long history with analog photography that led up to these current works.
Cascade Sotheby's in Portland hosted Deb's work, featuring ten large color pieces for October and November, 2015, during the SPE Regional Conference where Deb was a presenter.