Thursday, September 30, 2010

FIVE VIEWS and Lynnwood Exhibits are up!!!

Exhibit curated by Dayton K Knipher
Five Views
Bremerton WA
Collective Visions Gallery (CVG) in Bremerton now is showing an exhibit I curated featuring 4 other artists and myself.  "Five Views" showcases the art of Mark Lubich, Andrew Noel, Myra Gates, Steve Russell and 7 of my own pieces.
Artist reception; October 1st - during Bremerton's First Friday Artwalk and show will be up through the end of October.
Address: 331 Pacific Ave.  Bremerton WA - just two blocks from the ferry in downtown Bremerton
Hours: Tuesday - Sat 10-5 Sun 1 - 5
Here's what has been written about our show
"Five Views is an eclectic and exciting combination of photography and photographic art, fused glass, digital art and oil on canvas media to delight the eye and whet the palette for art.

Dayton K Knipher’s intriguing mirrored image photography and Myra Gates’ digital art trick the eye and beg closer examination, while Mark Lubich’s fused glass dazzles with mixed color and social commentary.

Photographer Steve Russell takes a plunge into the secret life of bugs and comes up with some amazing shots and Andrew Noel’s oils harken back to the impressionists but also bring a fresh and contemporary approach to landscapes of our region."

Hope you can join us in CVG’s October Boardroom exhibit and bask in each artist’s dynamic approach to both nature and human experience. All are unique, engaging and complimentary to the whole.

It's Not Easy Being Green

Lynnwood Arts Commission
Lynnwood, WA
Lynnwood Library Gallery
19200 44th Ave W.
September 27 - November 18
Artist Reception Saturday October 2nd from 11 to noon.

My piece titled "Intricate Fern" was juried in to this show.  Here's what I said about my piece:
"I love getting out in nature and photographing all her fascinating intricacies. I then use mirrored images of my original photo to create my abstract art. Intricate Fern shows such complex shadings of green, I felt it truly was a “study in green” as well as a gentle reminder of nature’s delicate balance and the need to preserve it."

Saturday, September 11, 2010

70th Year - Northwest International Photography Competition

I am honored and thrilled to have been juried into this prestigious photographic competition this year.  My piece can be viewed in the projection section of the international photography salon at the Western Washington Fair (consistently ranked in the top 10 fairs in the world!!!).  Over 1 million visitors attend the Fair and many of these visitors make a point to view the photography competition each year (myself included as I have attended the Fair for over 20 years) 

Never thought I would one day be a part of this amazing exhibition of photographers with entries from all over the world.  I can't wait to see it installed!  Here's the link and text from the Photo Salon section on the Fair website
Photo Salon
This exhibition has been part of the Fair for 70 years. It is one of the top photo exhibitions held in the Pacific Northwest, and is approved by the Photographic Society of America (PSA.) This esteemed society will present 11 PSA Medals and twelve citations may be given for outstanding prints and digital images in each section. Four special Fair medals along with other special awards and ribbons will be presented. Located on the second floor of the Pavilion, view the winning graphics and enjoy the works of some of the world’s best photographers. Slide shows are scheduled daily.