Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Harbor History Museum

13th Annual Juried Maritime Art Exhibition

This year I was thrilled to learn that all three of my entries had been juried into this show.
Below are my three pieces and pics of the artist reception in August

Prop at Rest                     Headed for Home                     Nevermore

Tacoma Community College Gallery
10th Annual Juried Local Art Exhibit
September 17 to October 26th

Aquatic Blast was juried into this well received show

Aquatic Blast shows at TCC's 10th - I was also in the 7th Annual  

"Night Commerce" in the Burke Museum

International Conservation Photography Awards Exhibit
Burke Museum - Seattle Washington
 Up through November 25th, the International Conservation Photography Awards exhibit is a world class show.  My piece "Night Commerce" won Honorable Mention in the Puget Sound At Risk category.
All the winners are now posted on the ICPA website under Galleries - 2012 winners. 
Here's the link

International and Washington State Photography Competitions Washington Salon

72nd Northwest International Exhibition of Photography and Washington State Photography Competitions
These shows ran concurrently at the Washington Salon, Puyallup, WA.  Western Washington Fair hosted these exhibits.  The Fair had well over 1 million visitors in 2012.  I won an Honorable Mention in the International Competition and 2 Honorable Mentions in the Washington State competition.  Of the 8 images I entered, 7 were juried into these competitive shows.  I was very pleasantly shocked at my showing with an over all field of more than 300 photographers and more than 1,000 images, it was amazing that my photos were chosen and won several awards.

Here are the links to view the show results

Saturday, October 13, 2012

A Busy Season

Summer into Fall has been a very busy and rewarding season this year.  After posting about my image in the Burke Museum, I had the wonderful news that all three of my entries in the Maritime Show at the Harbor History Museum had been accepted for exhibit.  While I have been in this show in past years, I have never had all my submissions get in the show.  What a wonderful surprise.

As a curator of "A Celebration of Washington Artists" at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, I was very pleased with the hanging of the show and the enthusiastic response we have had.  Celebration is a collective showing of artists graduating from Artist Trust's EDGE Professional Development program.  Spanning 9 years, we had

Friday, June 22, 2012


Working for Artist Trust

I am thrilled to have been invited to become a part of Artist Trust wearing several different hats simultaneously.


On July 7th I will be giving my first Artist Trust presentation to a group of Olympia artists as part of the newly formed program titled "Artist Trust At Large". Here is a flyer of this presentation. If you are in that area and wish to learn more about Artist Trust - please feel free to join the group - this is a free event

I was invited to help curate this upcoming Artist Trust exhibit.  Woo Hoo!!!
The Washington State Convention Center in Seattle invited Artist Trust to hang a show in their public gallery space from July 21st through October 21st 2012.  Artist Trust decided to showcase their EDGE program graduates. I am a 2008 EDGE grad myself.
Actually, in 9 years of EDGE there have been over 450 graduates from this wonderful program - but 450 artists to curate is a lot of work!!!!  There are several of us working on this divided up by year.  I am curating years 2006-2008.  Curators and the AT staff person overseeing us are:
MalPina Chan in Olympia,
Dayton Knipher in Tacoma,
Cathy Sarkowsky in Seattle
Natasha Marin also in Seattle,
Exhibit Intern, Lisa Pollman and
Nichole DeMent - Artist Trust Program Manager
This has been so much fun and I love seeing all the art coming through cyberspace. 

More on this event as the jury process begins and final art is chosen.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Happy Birthday Today

My birthday has been going very well today.  Just created a new piece,
am enjoying my fun kitties,
my birthday roses from years past are in full bloom,
gotten love and wishes from friends and family, and will pamper myself this afternoon.
Plus the transit of Venus is happening on my birthday - a noteworthy celestial event!
won't see that again for another 150 years
I'm inspired by using my mug "Jesus - the gift of Hope"
Yes, indeed our hope is in Jesus. Amen
Doesn't get any better than that

Grayson - title "You Better Make That Special Delivery"

Cleopatra - title "The Cat Did It"

Racing With the Wind -  6-6-2012

Original - a botched photo of Washington DC Metro - a truly amazing network of underground transit - AH!  another transit event on my birthday.

Here are a few  non-botched photos of the Metro web

DC Metro

DC metro

Monday, June 4, 2012

New Creations 2012

Mother and Son                                 Dayton Knipher 2012

High Tech God                        Dayton Knipher 2012
Racing on Silver Wings                          Dayton Knipher 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

International Conservation Photography Awards

The Burke Museum
June 30, 2012 – Nov. 25, 2012

I was thrilled to be juried into this show
opening June 30, 2012

 2012 International Conservation Photography Awards
Seattle –The Burke Museum will once again exhibit the winners of the International Conservation Photography Awards, a biennial juried competition initiated in 1997 by acclaimed local nature photographer, Art Wolfe.  

Over 75 photos were chosen from more than 1500 images submitted by amateur and professional photographers from across the globe. The photographs are conservation-focused, chosen in categories such as Wildlife, Landscape, Underwater, and Community at Risk, which focuses on environmental threats to urban areas. Capturing beautiful moments in the natural world, the photos connect us to the tiniest of creatures and enormous environmental changes. The competition and its award-winning photos inspire, educate, and encourage us all to consider our impacts on the world’s natural resources.
Here are the links to this year's competition. 
Check the Burke Website for a full schedule and details

On the ICP Awards site you can view my entry in 2010 -
Honorable Mention - Puget Sound at Risk category

A Time to Show - A Time to Teach

Seattle Maker Faire - Photos
Seattle Maker Faire 2012
Dayton getting ready to set up -     Animated Instruction -       Portrait                 

 Seattle Maker Faire
June 3rd - Seattle Center

20 x 20 x20
Portrait Hints
Dayton K Knipher
Taking Portraits on a Shoestring
20 tips and 20 supplies under $20

I have been juried into the 2012 Maker Fair taking place at Seattle Center. From 11:40 to 12:05 I will be demonstrating how to take better portraits with inexpensive and readily available items. Bring your camera and join me This will be a fun and informative presentation then hands on opportunities to snap portraits at this amazing event.
For more information about a Maker Faire - here's the link - once on the website watching the video shows what you will experience - lots of energy, creativity, inventiveness and just plain fun.
About Maker Faire:

The mission of Maker Faire events is to inspire, inform, connect and entertain thousands of Makers and aspiring Makers of all ages and backgrounds through the public gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkers, hobbyists, science clubs, students, authors and commercial exhibitors. The inaugural Maker Faire was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2011 celebrated its sixth annual Bay Area event with some 100,000 people in attendance. In 2010, Maker Faire expanded to Detroit and New York City.
Community driven, independently produced Mini Maker Faire events inspired by Maker Faire are now being produced around the United States and the world, including Seattle Mini Maker Faire. Maker Faire is supported by MAKE Magazine and O’Reilly Media.

1st Annual I CAN!

Freighthouse Square, Tacoma, WA
March 31st

I participated in the 1st Annual Interactive Community Arts Network (I CAN!) event at Freighthouse Square on Saturday, March 31st. This was a free family-oriented event for the community, by the community, drawing together resources already available within the community.

The goal for producing this event was to help Revitalize Freighthouse Square. In an effort to bring community together at a once-thriving space
I gave a presentation on Demystifying Digital Icons on a digital camera

PLUS I had a solo show in a vendor space turned into the Dayton Knipher Gallery for the month of April

Dayton Knipher Gallery - Freighthouse Square            April -2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Artist Trust Select Invitation

In February I was invited by Artist Trust of Washington to participate in an innovative new opportunity for artists:

Creating a Lasting Legacy (CALL) is an initiative of the Joan Mitchell Foundation (JMF) that provides a range of support to visual artists in organizing, inventorying, archiving and creating a comprehensive documentation of their artworks and careers.  The CALL Overview Workshop lead by JMF consultants is geared towards providing participants with the opportunity to understand the CALL experience for both artists and the trained Legacy Specialists who work with them. 

15 Artists throughout the state of Washington were invited to shape the CALL program here in Washington and become CALL Ambassadors through Artist Trust.  I am thrilled to be asked to participate in this valuable initiative and will begin training the first week of March 2012.

For more info on the Joan Mitchel Foundation and their vision for artists, follow the link below.