(Re)View: At Home and Nearby, Exhibit - Art Intersection, Gilbert, Arizona

Entrance, 2017 Gum Bichromate print©Diana H Bloomfield

Entrance, 2017 Gum Bichromate print©Diana H Bloomfield

I am honored to be showing my work at the amazing Art Intersection, in Gilbert Arizona, along with Katy Tuttle and Ernesto Esquer.  Opening Reception is Saturday, October 28, from 6-8, with an Artist Walk & Talk before that, beginning at 4:30.  I'll be there, and hope to see you there, too!  You can read more about the exhibit here.

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Panopticon Gallery!

I am so pleased to be able to announce that I am now represented by Boston's Panopticon Gallery, with Kat Kiernan as Director.  So thrilled to be a part of this venture, and among such fine visual artists, each with a unique vision, and with Kat leading the way.  Check out the new website, just launched today, to find out more, including upcoming news and exhibitions! 

Cullowhee Mountain Arts!

CMA group, June 2017

CMA group, June 2017

I just finished teaching a week-long gum bichromate workshop up in beautiful Western North Carolina, at Cullowhee Mountain Arts, in Cullowhee NC.  We had a wonderful time, using the outstanding print-making facilities on Western Carolina's campus. They made some really outstanding images.  Here there are, holding one of their favorites.  I had a great fun group, and I hope to teach there again next year-- same time, same place!

Tickets to Dreamland published in Dodho!

I am very honored that my series on Coney Island, entitled Tickets to Dreamland has been published in Dodho Photography Magazine.  You can read more about it, and view the images here.

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"AMUSEMENT PARKS OFFER AN ALMOST OVERWHELMING KALEIDOSCOPIC DISPLAY OF COLORS, NEON LIGHTS, ENDLESS FORMS AND SHAPES, AND MYTHICAL CREATURES—MOVING AROUND US AT DIZZYING SPEEDS AND DIRECTIONS— ALL SET AGAINST A CACOPHONOUS BACKDROP OF MUSICAL SOUNDS, CHILD-LIKE SCREAMS, THE CLICKING OF TICKET TURNSTILES, AND ROLLER COASTERS ROARING. LIKE ALL AMUSEMENT PARKS, CONEY ISLAND OFFERS ITS OWN DREAMY, SOMETIMES NIGHTMARISH, CRAYOLA-COLORED SEDUCTIVE WORLD— AND ONE THAT CONTINUES TO ENTICE . . ."

Portfolio Throwdown!

There's still space in and time to register for the 2nd Annual Portfolio ThrowDown, presented by UNC Charlotte, The Light Factory, and SPESE.  Check it out, and I hope to see you there!

Tri-Color Gum Bichromate Printing, Cullowhee Mountain Arts!

Join me for a week-long tri-color gum bichroamte workshop at Cullowhee Mountain Arts, on the campus of Western University, in Cullowhee, North Carolina.  The workshop runs from June 25-30, 2017.  Check it out!

Come and visit the beautiful NC mountains learning how to print in the 19th century photographic process of gum bichromate. Using color separation negatives (made via 21st century technology), we will learn how to make multi-layered, tricolor gum bichromate prints on watercolor paper.  A specific emulsion of watercolor pigment, potassium dichromate, and gum arabic is carefully brushed on watercolor paper.  After drying, a digital negative is placed on top, exposed to UV light, and then “developed” in plain tap water.   With repeated coatings and careful negative registration, layers are slowly built until a rich color image is achieved . . .