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Artist Statement





“When you approach something to photograph, first be still with yourself until the object of your attention affirms your presence. Then don’t leave until you have captured its essence.” Minor White

Art is neither a profession nor a hobby. Art is a way of being. It is an
expression of the human spirit and an integral part of all beings. My
creative passion is expressed through the art of photography, allowing for a
vocabulary of imagery that is my own.

These photographs arise out of my own spirituality, a practice of
mindfullness and being fully awake to the present moment. As my journey has
taken me deeper into the study of Dharma I have recognized that the camera
becomes an extension of my being. I bring the camera to my eyes and “feel” the image that appears in front of me with a heightened
awareness. An opening to the world precisely as it is, offering up all the richness and beauty that is present within this moment of time.
I seek to create an intimacy with my photographs, allowing for the viewer to feel the art form, not as a two dimensional visual archive of a
moment, but to recognize the work as a form of connection, a spiritual rhythm.

My bodies of work are expansive, including musicians, dancers, drag queens, body builders, nature, and abstractions. Some of the work is
visceral, some stimulating, some disquieting.. visualizing of light and
contrast.. yin and yang.. soulful and elating. I look to identify the raw
beauty in our world, to connect with both the ordinary and the unique, and for the viewer to engage with both the mind and the heart. And to view my work with an Awakened eye.

My photographs are created using either film that is scanned into the
computer, or through use of a digital camera. There is limited software
manipulation, in order to maintain a raw and honest visual approach.All of my
photographs are done without use of posing, tripods, or additional lighting.

Artist Exhibitions



Publications and invitational projects
httpslensmagazine.netellen-rosenberg 47 Dance 2018

httpwww.mainlineshala.com 2018
2017
2016
edgeofhumanity.com Behind the glamour 2016
Breach Left Behind 2016

Work provided for advertisement for various dance performances
Kun-Yang LinDancers 2018
RevealMovement 2018
Breach Left Behind 2016
Femme Collective Performance 2016
Converge Dance Performance 2016

Solo Exhibitions and Small Group
Black and White and Women All Over 4 women show Jenkintown PA 2008
Evidence New Photographs 3 women show William Way Art Gallery 2008
Invitational Group Show Rockpaperscissors Gallery,Asbury Park NJ 2005
Invitational Jazz Photography Show Sedgwick Art Center, Phila PA 2005
Fox Optical and Gallery Bethleham PA 2004
Moderne Life Interiors Jenkintown PA 2003
Art Exhibit Breast Cancer Awareness Month Jenkintown PA 2003

Juried Shows
Works on Paper, DaVinci Art Alliance, mixed media 2018
Truth And Image mixed media exhibition International House, Phla Pa 2018
Members Exhibition Philadelphia Photo Arts Center 2018
Show Your World 2018, ReArtiste International art, NYC 2018
America, The World 2018, Abington Art Center, Abington PA 2018
ReArtiste International Art Show Transformations, Ny NY 2017
25th Annual Phillips’Mill Photographic Exhibition New Hope PA
photograph chosen for poster 2017
Her Mark 2008 Woman Made Gallery Juried Chicago, Il 2008
Midlantic Gallery Arts Consortium juried show 2007
GLADD out Auction, NY NY 2007
Washington School of Photography , Capital Arts Network, Bare Show 2007
Bethesda MD
Abington Art Center Annual Juried Show, Abington PA 2007
National Association of Women Artists Annual Juried Exhibition 2007
Monroe Center for the Arts, Hoboken NJ
Women’s History Month Belskie Museum, Juried Show, Closter NJ 2007
Photo 612 2007 Juried Exhibition, Haddon Heights NJ 2007
William Way Art Gallery Annual Jury Exhibition 2007
Philadelphia Sketch Club Photography 2007 2007
Photography Now South Shore Art Center, 2006
Cohasset MA
Womanmade Gallery ANTHROPOMORPHISM 2006
Chicago IL
13th Annual Phillips’ Mill Photographic Exhibition 2005
New Hope, PA
Making HistoryHere and Now 2005
Women’s Caucus for Arts, Highwire Gallery, Phila PA
Bonnet House Museum Gardens Impressions of Old South Florida
National Juried show. Ft Lauderdale FL 2005
Abington Art Center Annual Juried Show, Abington PA 2005
Art Reach Jazz Brunch Silent AuctionPhiladelphia PA 2004
Visual Aid’s 11th Annual “BIG DEAL” Art sale and exhibition San Francisco CA 2004
Abington Art Center Juried Best of the “Burbs” Mixed Media, Abington PA 2004
The Women’s Caucus for Art members show ,Zonk GalleryPhila PA 2004
Through Seasoned Eyes, Sedgwick Cultural Center Mt Airy, PA 2004
Works on Paper 2004 Juried Show ,Arcadia University Art Gallery,Glenside PA 2004
Artists Cultural Exchange Juried Show,Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham PA 2004
Abington Art Center Annual Juried Show, Abington PA 2004
Artists Unlimited Juried Members Show, Tampa Fl 2003
Abington Art Center Juried Best of the “Burbs” mixed media, Abington PA 2003
Texas Artists Museum 9th National Juried Photography Port Arthur Tx 2003
Washington Gallery of Photography’s National Juried Show Bethesda Md 2003
Rosenthal International Juried Competition Rosenthal Gallery Fayettesville NC 2003
Woodmere Art Museum 63rd Annual Members Exhibition Philadelphia PA 2003
“Rhythm, Color and Harmony,”2003 JVC Jazz Festival Special Events
Exhibition,NY NY 2003
Artists League Of Mt Airy ALMA Juried Show Mt.Airy PA 2003
Wayne National Spring Open Juried Exhibition Wayne PA 2003
Abington Art CenterPhiladelphia Foundation Art Exhibition Phila PA 2003
Abington Art Center Annual Auction Abington PA 2003
Artsbridge 9th Annual National Juried Exhibition Stockton NJ 2003
Woodmere Art Museum 63rd Annual Juried Exhibition Phila PA 2003
Abington Art Center Annual Juried Exhibition Abington PA 2002
The Brownstone at Sunrise Exhibition Abington PA 2002
Abington Art Center Exhibit at Abington Bank Ft Washington PA 2002

Collections
Ms Denise A Cunha, Wilmington DE WaterLillies 2
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, NY NY Unblurred Gender
Visual AIDS Auction and Fundraising event, SanFrancisco CA Thru Chagall’s Lens
Beverly Coleman,Philadelphia,PA Tyrone Brown
Kelly Doerfler, Bethlehem PA Thru Chagall’s Lens
Mrs Meg Charendoff, Elkins Park PA Thru Chagall’s Lens
Connie Poole, Philadelphia PA , Banyans 1
Private Member, Wayne Art center, Wayne PA, Best Seat in House
Mr and Mrs Willam Tyson, Abington PA, Best Seat in House, Walking Along the Tracks
Mrs JoAnne Silverman, Short Hills NJ, Clef Note, Weaving Dreams, Dobro Player
Mr Dan Sorrentino, Mr William Truett, Tampa Fl.Trees Together, Personal Portraits
Kerrie Paussa, Oakland CA Thru Chagall’s Lens

JURIED AFFILIATIONS
National Association of Women Artists 2003 to present
Absolute Arts Premiere Portfolio 2003 to present

Free Lance photographer for dance venues Philadelphia PA
Free lance photographer for jazz venues, New Orleans LA

ACADEMIC EDUCATION
Contemporary Practice Photography Certificate Philadelphia Photo Arts Center Present
BS Art Advertising- University of Maryland 1974
BS Exercise Physiology, Temple University 1991
MS Occupational Therapy, Temple University 1994

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