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Fran Forman at Open Shutter Gallery, Durango, Colorado

Mélies' Dream by Fran FormanFran Forman, who recently exhibited her photocollages at the Davis Orton Gallery, is presently in a one person show at Open Shutter Gallery in Durango, Colorado: “Painting Stories with Light – Fran Forman.”  The exhibition runs through Nov 7.

Fran has also won several prizes recently:  Prix de la Photographie Paris: First Place, Gold, and Silver for the series “Le Cirque Imaginaire”
 and  the International Hot Air Balloon Photo competition: Best of Show, for my image “Mélies’ Dream”
 (pictured left).

Stefanie Klavens at StoneCrop Gallery, upcoming 3 Person Show at PRC and NEO

Diamond Crest by Stefanie KlavensStefanie Klavens’ work can be seen through Sunday in a group exhibition at StoneCrop Gallery in Neddick, Maine – “Love, Hate and Everything in Between.

Klavens, who exhibited at the Davis Orton Gallery in 2011, will be exhibiting in a three person show, “The Space in Between” with Daniel Feldman and Lynne Saville at Boston’s Photographic Resource Center (PRC) November 15- January 19, 2013. The exhibition features artwork that focuses on societal built environments in urban settings.

Stefanie’s amazing interiors can be seen on PRC’s online exhibition space NEO: Northeast Exposure.

left:  Diamond Crest by Stefanie Klavens


Shelby Lee Adams at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans

Shelby Lee Adams, Girls in Onion Patch, Silver Gelatin Print, 2004Photographs from Shelby Lee Adams recent book, “salt & truth” (Candela 2011) will be exhibited at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans from October 6, 2012 to January 7, 2013. For more than thirty-five years, Shelby Lee Adams has been making powerful and honest photographs of the hollow dwellers of eastern Kentucky. These images described by Adams as “collaborations” come from mutual trust and respect between the photographer and his subjects.   Adams was born and raised in Hazard, Kentucky. His insider knowledge and connection to the people and culture of that region is reflected in his compassionate photographs that expose the depth and character of a disappearing lifestyle.

The Davis Orton Gallery presented photographs from “salt & truth” and some of Shelby’s new color work in 2011. To purchase Shelby’s book, visit our bookshelf or Candela Books. (left: Girls in Onion Patch by Shelby Lee Adams)

New Workshops Offered at Davis Orton Gallery

the ball-shaped pain by karen davisKaren Davis, co-director of the Davis Orton Gallery will be offering “Portfolios & Projects”  a unique portfolio-building course for emerging to advanced photographers, modeled on the popular Photography Atelier, a course she has taught for over ten years in the Boston area (presently at the Griffin Museum of Photography.) In addition to guidance and support in the creation of a body of work, the class helps prepare artists to market, exhibit and present their work to industry professionals.  As with the Atelier, each workshop concludes with a website and exhibition. (left: The Ball-Shaped Pain from the McCann Family by Karen Davis.)

Karen will also be teaching a four session workshop, Self-Publishing Your Photobook.

Photography Atelier Exhibition at Griffin Museum

Postcard Atelier postcardFifteen artists in the Photography Atelier, a course taught by Karen Davis at the Griffin Museum of Photography will exhibit work from their portfolios at the Griffin Museum, September 6 to September 23, 2012.  A Reception for the artists at the Griffin is Thursday, September 6 from 6:30 to 8:30.  Karen will be teaching a similar class in Hudson, “Projects and Portfolios.”

For examples of work and more information visit the Atelier website.

Photographs by Karen Davis and Carla Shapiro at Cabane Studio Gallery

From Two Series: McCann Family and Close to Home

Photographs by Carla Shapiro and Karen Davis, Davis Orton Gallery co-director, will be exhibited at Cabane Studios Gallery in Phoenecia, NY from Saturday, September 15 to October 28. Reception, Saturday, Sept. 22 6-8pm. Karen will exhibit work from “The McCann Family,” “Close to Home” and her newest series, “Little Procedures.” (above: photographs from “The McCann Family” and “Close to Home.” More from these series can be viewed on her website.)

John Chervinsky at Ellen Miller Gallery, Light Work, Davis Orton Gallery and FotoFest, Houston

Hourglass, Painting, Door by John ChervinskyFor those in the Boston area, John Chervinsky has a one person show at Ellen Miller Gallery starting Tuesday, Sept 4. The reception is Saturday, Sept 15.

From October 5 to December 16 at FotoFest Headquarters in Houston: The Collectors Eye, a group show with works form the collection of Frazier King. The collector is Frazier King. 1113 Vine Street Houston, TX 77002

John will be in residence the month of October at Light Work in Syracuse. During that time he’ll be working on handmade, handprinted, slipcased books of his series, Experiment in Perspective.  Leslie K. Brown and others will contribute essays.  John exhibited photographs from that series at the Davis Orton Gallery in 2010.

AND, for those of you in New York City and Hudson River Valley region, he’ll be exhibiting work from his new series, Studio Physics, in a two person show with John Cyr at the Davis Orton Gallery from October 12 to November 11; Reception, October 20. (left,Hourglass, Painting Door from Studio Physics by John Chervinsky)

Stephen Strom at Verve Gallery in Santa Fe

Death Valley from Dantes View by Stephen StromA retrospective of photographs by Stephen Strom will open at Verve Gallery in Santa Fe NM on October 19, 2012 through January 19, 2013. With a total of 65 images spanning 35 years, this should be a thoroughly absorbing show. A catalog will be ebook forthcoming.

Photographs from Stephen’s portfolio, “Illusions of Intimacy” were recently exhibited at the Davis Orton Gallery’ Portfolio Showcase. (above Details: Death Valley Floor from Dante’s View; digital capture, digital pigment print; 10×10″ by Stephen Strom)