August 2023- Photolucida Critical Mass 2023 Finalist
I am deeply honored to have been named a Photolucida Critical Mass Top 200 Finalist for 2023. Work from my "Ain't I a Woman" series has been shown in nine different galleries around the country in this year of my creative renaissance and I could not be more proud to have the opportunity to "Lift Every Voice" and let this body of work sing to a wider audience.
My work will now move on to the next phase of Critical Mass and be viewed by 150+ international jurors and thus, eligible to win awards including cash project grants, one of three solo shows, possible participation in the TOP 50 group exhibition, a Maine Media Workshop scholarship, feature articles, and artist talks.
I am humbled and creatively uplifted to have my work validated at this level. Thank you to the pre-screening panel for this vote of confidence and to the jurors who have the unenviable task of choosing from all the outstanding work of my fellow photographers.
Winner- Julia Margaret Cameron Awards for Women Photographers
I feel truly honored to be the winner of Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers in the Segregation and Human Rights category for my "Ain't I a Woman" series.
Thank you to jurors Elizabeth Avedon, Ann Jastrab and Elizabeth Krist for the recognition of my work.
The overall award winners and category winners will have work shown at the Gala Exhibition at FotoNostrum Gallery in Barcelona, Spain in April 2024.
October 2023- University of North Dakota
My piece "Lift Every Voice" has been selected for the
LAND, RACE, and ACTIVISM: National Juried Exhibition at the Myers Gallery of Art, University of North Dakota
Juried by Mariela Acuna- Exhibitions and Residency Manager at the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Exhibition Dates: October 2 – 26, 2023
September 2023- A. Smith Gallery
September 2023- Phototrouvee Magazine
Pleased to have four pieces from my "Out of Body" mixed media series featured in Phototrouvee Magazine's "Monochromatic" Exhibition
August 2023- A. Smith Gallery
My piece "Five Thousand Summers" from the new Ghosts of Caledonia series is featured in the Landscapes exhibition at A. Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas.
Juror | Kevin Tully
Exhibition dates | August 4 to September 14, 2023
Reception | August 26, 2023 3pm CST YouTube video
July 2023- Decode Gallery- Tucson, Arizona
My piece "Banshee" was selected for inclusion in the International Juried Photography Exhibition DARKNESS juried by Holly Hart at Decode Gallery in Tucson, Arizona.
“Banshee” from my 2023 "Memento Mori" series was created in response to no less than seven loved ones being diagnosed or dying from cancer in the space of a few short years. A Banshee is a fairy from ancient Irish legends and her scream is believed to be an omen of death. The scream is called ‘caoine’ in Gaelic which means ‘keening’ and is a warning that there will be an imminent death in the family. A Banshee is a disembodied spirit and can appear as a pale woman wearing a white dress with shrouded long hair. The grim reality of illness and death surrounding the people I love inspired me to look directly at the Banshee without letting its keening cry overcome my own will to live and go on creating light in this world in the face of darkness.
July 8 August 5, 2023
June 2023- ArtDoc International Photography Magazine
My two pieces "Surface to Air" and "Off Grid" were selected for inclusion in the International Juried Photography Magazine ARTDOC: Enigma of Life, Issue 3: 2023.
July 2023- Women's Caucus for Art DC
My piece "Self Portrait with Some Initial Discomfort" from my "Deus Ex Machina" series was selected for inclusion in the Women's Caucus for Art DC self portrait exhibition "What Do You See When You Look at Me?" at Popcorn Gallery at Glen Echo, Maryland, a US National Park Service property.
Exhibition Dates- July 7-30, 2023
June 2023- Center for Fine Art Photography
My piece "Girl From the Low Country" was selected for inclusion in the International Juried Photography Exhibition
REVISITING THE FAMILY ALBUM:Stories That Bind Us juried by Aline Smithson at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Colorado
June 6 - December 31, 2023
Virtual Reception and Artist’s Talks | July 13, 2023
June 2023- A. Smith Gallery, Texas
My piece "Undertow" was selected for inclusion in the International Juried Photography Exhibition WATER juried by Elizabeth Avedon at A. Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas. My piece was one of 27 selected for publication in the Fine Art Limited Edition Exhibition Book from the show.
June 23 - August 8, 2023
Reception | July 29, 2023
June 2023- Dallas Center for Photography
My piece "A New Day Begun" was selected for inclusion and won the Third Place Award in the International Juried Photography Exhibition
HOLD UP HALF THE SKY, PHOTOGRAPHS BY WOMEN juried by Aline Smithson and on display at the Dallas Center for Photography in Dallas, Texas
“I’m so excited to celebrate and shine a light on women in photography. Today, women are commanding significant recognition for their profound storytelling and ways of seeing and understanding the world. Our stories are important, and our photographs reflect an expanded and exciting time in photography. For Hold up Half the Sky, we are looking for work by ALL WOMEN regardless of age, experience, education, race, sexual orientation, or location. Our goal is to create an exhibition that reflects a broad array of approaches to creating photographs, i.e. spectacular images that tell our stories, consider our planet, or simply reflect the journey of women in today’s world.” -Aline Smithson
Opening Night Reception: JUNE 10th 6 PM – 8 PM CST
Exhibition Dates: June 10TH - June 23RD, 2023
June 2023- Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts, Providence
My piece "Stony the Road" was selected for inclusion in the International Juried Photography Exhibition WORDS MATTER; Found, Created or Imagined juried by John Femino, Gershon Stark & David DeMelim and on display at the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts in Providence, Rhode Island
"Words Matter… an important concept, but lost on many, especially in this digital age, where lies spread faster than truth and sermons delineating the difference between Facts and Truth are all the rage. Words last long after people who spoke them have faded away… motivational, stifling, humorous or ironic the addition or inclusion of words can change how we view an image, or how we view the world."
Exhibition Dates: June 14 - July 15, 2023
June 2023- PhotoPlace Gallery, Vermont
My piece "Sentry" was selected for inclusion in the International Juried Photography Exhibition QUIET LANDSCAPE jurored by
Wendi Schneider and on display at the PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont
"These quiet landscapes have not obscured their melodies — the artists have elevated silence, allowing us to interject imagined avian tones, wisps of wings, or a trickling of water. Thank you for allowing me to revel in your peaceful worlds. May each of us find moments of respite in these tranquil views." — Wendi Schneider
Exhibition Dates: June 8 - July 6, 2023
June 2023- Maryland State Arts Council Triennial Exhibition- Baltimore
My piece "Vine and Fig Tree" from my "Ain't I a Woman?" series was selected for inclusion in the Maryland State Arts Council Triennial Exhibition in Baltimore.
In celebration of the talented and diverse array of artists across the state, the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) and Maryland Art Place (MAP) are pleased to present the third Maryland Arts Directory exhibition showcasing the high-caliber, diverse, and relevant work of Maryland’s artists and arts organizations that promote the vitality of Maryland’s arts communities. My work was selected by Visual Arts jurors Jayme McLellan - Founder and Director of Civilian Art Projects and José Ruiz – Director and Faculty, Curatorial Practices Program at the Maryland Institute College of Art. The exhibition will take place on three floors of the MAP building located at 218 West Saratoga Street between Park and Howard’s streets in downtown Baltimore.
The opening reception will be held Thursday, May 18 at 6pm and the exhibition runs May 18 - June 24, 2023.
May 2023- Praxis Photo Arts Center, Minneapolis
My piece "Surface to Air" was selected for inclusion and won an Honorable Mention award in the International Juried Photography Exhibition THE SHADOW ASPECT, juried by Sarah Weiss and on display at the Praxis Photo Arts Center Gallery in Minneapolis, Minnesota
‘Most people think that shadows follow, precede, surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses, and memories.’ - Elie Wiesel.
Praxis Gallery presents photographic art that explores the formal, conceptual, and metaphoric implications of the shadow. Submissions may focus on the shadow as pure visual form expressed through the creation of line, shape, pattern, and texture. They may also examine the cultural and psychological implications of the shadow - exploring ideas of foreboding, internal conflict, passages into the unconsciousness, or other ephemeral interpretations.
Opening Night Reception: May 20TH, 6-8 PM CST
Exhibition Dates: May 20TH - June 3RD, 2023
May 2023- Woman Made Gallery, Chicago
My piece, "Kintsukuroi" was selected for inclusion in the Woman Life Freedom exhibition juried by Shahrbanoo Hamzeh and on display from May 6 to June 3, 2023 at Woman Made Gallery- Chicago, Illinois.
'Woman Life Freedom is a slogan that the women of Iran are chanting on the streets in an unfair war with the gender apartheid regime to gain their basic human rights and bodily autonomy back. Beginning on September 16th, 2022, with Mahsa Amini’s unjust death, Iranian people have been shedding blood, sweat, and tears while protesting in the streets for freedom. We can play our part for freedom through art."
"I believe artists are able to take up the fight for women’s rights and become the voice of Iranian women. This exhibition is centered on women’s rights and is an act in solidarity with the brave women who are putting their life on the line for freedom. Inspired by the lack of awareness surrounding the more than four decades of state-sanctioned violence perpetuated by the Islamic Republic against Iranian women, I am inviting you to share your story. What needs to be heard and what needs to be changed? Our fight for women’s rights everywhere will not end until each and every one of us is free. Woman Life Freedom brings together information, conversation, and visual elements surrounding this huge fight for human rights. With this exhibition, we are hoping to elevate and add to the Iranian women’s voice."
May 2023- Hera Gallery, Rhode Island
My piece "Circle" was selected for inclusion in the Hera Gallery National Juried Exhibition "Oh, Mother" Juried by Nadiah Rivera Fellah, Associate Curator at the Cleveland Museum of Art
The word MOTHER - as both a verb and a noun - is rich and timeless, yet overdetermined, and even controversial when gendered and rendered exclusive. Mothers and motherhood have been romanticized and glorified since the Venus of Willendorf and have been the subject of representation over the ages in every ethnic, cultural, religious, spiritual, social, and environmental contexts.
What does the word MOTHER mean to you? As a child of a mother? As a witness to a mother? As a mother, or a person who mothers? As a human being deeply connected to Mother Earth? As an artist, what images does the notion of motherhood conjure up in you? Are they generous and abundant, filled with nourishment and laughter? Or are they frail, overwhelming, and Confusing? Are they filled with a sense of darkness, destruction, or a void? This exhibition at Hera Gallery will show works which examine, unravel, deconstruct, and re-write the myths of motherhood.
Exhibition Dates: May 13th- June 17th, 2023
April 2023- The Center for Photographic Art, California
My piece, "Lift Every Voice" from my "Aint' I a Woman" series was selected for inclusion in the 2023 Members Juried Exhibition at the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, California.
Juror Hamidah Glasgow, Executive Director and Curator at The Center for Fine Art Photography chose this piece of my work out of 2,200 entries to be displayed in the CPA gallery, website, and published in the 2023 MJE catalog.
The exhibition runs from April 1 – May 14, 2023.
April 2023- Rosenthal Gallery, North Carolina
My piece "Lift Every Voice" has been chosen for inclusion in the 2023 Feminist Insight: Continuing Her Story exhibition in the Rosenthal Gallery, Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, North Carolina
In this juried exhibition, artists explore the politics, struggles, adversity, and triumphs of women, past, present, and future through their visual practice.
Exhibition dates March 21 – April 29, 2023
April 2023- Marin Society of Artists, California
My piece, "Material World" is featured in the
Marin Society of Artists Exposed: Fine Art Photography Exhibition
San Rafael, California
April 1 - May 31, 2023
April 2023- Monmouth University, New Jersey
Diversity Lives Here: Representation Through Art
My piece "Lift Every Voice" will be part of an exhibition across Monmouth University campus in New Jersey from March 15, 2023, through January 1, 2024
The United States is more racially and ethnically diverse than ever before. Subsequently, higher education institutions are now comprised of a more diverse community. Despite an increasingly more diverse population, many colleges and universities have physical spaces that do not represent their own communities. Monmouth University is committed to change.
March 2023- D'Art Center, Virginia
Persistence V is an annual exhibition since 2019 at The d’Art Center in Norfolk, Virginia and features work from female artists from across the country in honor of Women’s History Month.
Come see three pieces of my newest work featured in this show that runs from March 18- April 11, 2023
March 2023- Visionary Art Collective, New York
Opening March 18, 2023 at Visionary Art Collective
How do our memories and experiences impact our work?
As artists, we often create as a tool for visual processing. In turn, our work becomes a culmination of all that we have experienced in our lives thus far. Our memories, dreams, and perceptions are woven into narratives that are deeply personal and yet still universal. In this exhibition, we are showcasing that explores the connection between memory, experience, and perception, and how those elements inspire the creative process.
Inside a Memory, Curated by Ekaterina Popova of Create! Magazine
March 2023- Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Manifesting Through the Layers
My piece "Lost In Translation" was selected for inclusion in this online exhibition featuring work whose
"visual and symbolic layers build upon meaning, texture, variety, and exploration with connective threads of the figure, elements of nature, home, comfort, identity, and psychic undercurrents within a maximalist tapestry reflecting our complex time. The figure is a punctuating note within the striations of the narrative and appears as a disrupted (or an obscured) presence. The surfaces and the chaotic interpretations serve as a mirror to the many convolutions of existence today."
Verum Ultimum Gallery - Portland, Oregon
March 2023- The Artist's Gallery, Maryland
Catch a glimpse of my newest work at an eclectic Maryland gallery as I dive back into showing my work again locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
The show runs March 1-29, 2023