Carolyn Rogers

Washington, DC,, DC, United States

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ag_city : Washington, DC,
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ag_artist_statement : I strive to express what is beautiful and significant to me in my photographic images. My aim is to capture the simple beauty in everyday life, the commonplace or ordinary scenes in the natural environment that we usually pass by. Some of my favorite places to photograph are close to home, on city streets and along nature trails where I run. Such places hold special appeal to me, as they are wonderful places for quiet reflection. I believe that many of us rush through life, failing to notice the simple beauty surrounding us. A photograph captures a portion of this beauty and tranquility forever--this is what I seek to do in my images. JULY 2009 Artist Statement Revised —Carolyn Rogers I seek to capture the simple beauty in everyday life—scenes in the natural environment—in my photographic images. Some of my favorite places to photograph are close to home, on city streets and along nature trails where I run. Such places hold special appeal to me, as they are wonderful places for quiet reflection and rare moments of solitude. A photograph captures a portion of this beauty and tranquility forever. I use the platinum/palladium printing process—a time-honored process known for its rich tonal scale and permanence—to capture a softer, painterly effect and to lend a poetic quality to the images.
ag_biography : Carolyn’s interest in art and photography began in the early 1980s upon moving to Washington, D.C. In a quest to learn about the many artistic and cultural advantages of the city, she was completely taken in by the beauty and strong photographic images of Brett Weston in a group exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art museum. Carolyn studied at the Corcoran School of Art and concentrated on Black & White photography, creating several portfolios of city scenes near her home in Washington, D.C. The artist’s favorite places to photograph are close to home, along the Georgetown Canal and Rock Creek Park where she runs, and also in New York City. Carolyn uses the platinum/palladium printing process to capture a softer, painterly effect, evoking late 19th century idyllic landscapes. Water and light are beautiful threads that draw the eye in, providing an opportunity to examine nature and the built environment. The quality of light is of paramount importance, defining the textures and forms in nature, and patterns of light and shadow. The platinum/palladium process, a time-honored process, is known for its rich tonal scale and permanence. It is a time-intensive, hand-made process—from coating the paper with varying mixtures of the platinum/palladium solution to exposing the negatives to sunlight and contact printing the image. Her aim is to capture a mood of tranquility and serenity in the photographic images. She believes that many of us rush through life, failing to notice the simple beauty surrounding us. A photograph captures a portion of this beauty and tranquility forever. Comments from visitors to her exhibits and especially from those who have purchased her work have been heartfelt—the images have a calming, peaceful effect on viewers, offering quiet moments to step back, observe, and contemplate. Each image that Carolyn creates in the darkroom is a unique print—she does not print numbered series. This is an entirely hand-made process. All photographic images are archivally printed and matted—all images are either 4 x 5 inches or 5 x 7 inches, matted on natural white mats, and framed 11 x 14 inches. Carolyn has been showing her work in juried exhibits since 1997. Her first solo exhibit was held at the Arts Club of Washington in 1999, selected by Neal Benezra, former curator of the Hirshhorn Museum. Since then, she has been selected for 6 solo exhibits and numerous juried group shows in Washington, D.C. and New York City. She has received recognition in national and local competitions, with one of her photographs selected for Art Calendar’s March 2002 cover. Carolyn also received Excellence Awards from Manhattan Arts International in their 2013 Small Art, Big Impact exhibit and the 2008 Celebrate the Healing Power of Art exhibit. She continues to create new photographic images and exhibit the work.
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ag_exhibitions : SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2008 Arts Club of Washington (February 29-March 29), juried by Johanna Halford-MacLeod, editor-in- chief, Phillips Collection. 2006 Arts Club of Washington (February 1-25), juried by Marie Elena Amatangelo, exhibitions manager, Smithsonian American Art Museum. 2003 Dumbarton Concert Gallery (April 5-14), juried by Eric Westbrook, artist/curator. 2001 Source Theatre (July 11-August 26), juried by Mark Palmer, former director, Touchstone Gallery. 2000 Twist exhibition space (March 23-May 8), selected by Annie Adjchavanich, former director, WPACorcoran. 1999 Corcoran School of Art, Off White Walls Gallery (September 7-October 17), selected by Joe Cameron, artist/professor, Corcoran School of Art. 1999 Foundry Gallery (May 25-June 20), selected by Marcia Mayne, former director. 1999 Arts Club of Washington (March 2-28), juried by Neal Benezra, former curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2008 Manhattan Arts International, Celebrate the Healing Power of Art (December 1, 2008-March 31, 2009), Renee Phillips, founder and director, Manhattan Arts International, Edward Rubin, art writer, and Jane St. Lifer, art gallery director and owner, jurors. 2008 Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 3rd Annual Photography Exhibition (September 2-27), Bruce McKaig, juror, photography workshop director and professor, Corcoran School of Art. 2008 National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) National Small Works Exhibition (March 3-April 3), juried by NAWA membership panel. 2007 Washington Gallery of Photography, My Hometown, National Juried Photography Show (October 12-November 6), Leo Heppner, juror, professional photographer. 2007 The Ellipse Arts Center Photo 2007, Juried Exhibition (January 26-March 10), Frank Hallam Day, juror, fine art photographer. 2006 12 12 Gallery, Richmond, VA, National Juried Photography Exhibition (September 22- October 22), juror, Stephen Perloff, editor of Photo Review and The Photograph Collector. 2006 Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY, 2nd National Alternative Processes Competition (May 2- June 3), juror, Christopher James, chair of photography, Arts Institute of Boston. 2006 Arlington Arts Center, Déjà vu Exhibition (January 24-March 18), jurors, Claire Huschle, executive director and Carol Lukitsch, curator. 2006 Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 2006 Photography Exhibition (January 2-February 4), Bruce McKaig, juror, photography workshop director and professor, Corcoran School of Art. 2005 International Visions Gallery, International Small Works Competition (December 9-January 14, 2006), Tim Davis, juror, gallery director. 2005 Rehoboth Art League First Regional Juried Exhibition (September 16-October 30), Judy A. Greenberg, juror, director, The Kreeger Museum. 2005 The Ellipse Arts Center Photo 2005, Juried Exhibition (January 19-March 5), Volkmar K. Wentzel, juror, photographer. 2004 Touchstone Gallery 6th Annual All Juried Exhibition (February 11-March 7), Joe Shannon, juror, independent curator. 2004 Gallery West 7th Annual Juried Fine Art Competition (February 1-29), Trudi C. Van Dyke, juror, director, The Ellipse Arts Center. 2003 The Ellipse Arts Center Photo 2003 Juried Exhibition (November 12-December 20), Chan Chao, juror, artist/instructor, Corcoran School of Art. 2003 Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY, 21st Annual Juried Exhibition (June 25-July 12), Anne Umland, juror, associate curator, Museum of Modern Art. 2003 Washington Gallery of Photography, Regional Juried Show (May 17-June 14). 2003 Washington National Cathedral, Seeing the Light Juried Photography Exhibition (February-June), Kathleen Ewing, juror, gallery director, Kathleen Ewing Gallery. 2003 Touchstone Gallery 2003 National Juried All Media Exhibition (January 8-February 9), Elizabeth Schwartz, juror, gallery director, Deitch Projects, NYC. 2002 Foundry Gallery Celebrating 30 Years of Art (May 1-26), juried by Ruth Schilling Harwood, assistant director, Montpelier Cultural Arts Center. 2002 Touchstone Gallery 4th Annual National Juried All Media Exhibition (February 6-March 3), Judith Cizek, juror, associate curator, Delaware Art Museum. 2002 Gallery West 5th Annual National Juried Show (February 1-24), June Linowitz, juror, president of Art Seen, Inc. 2002 Nexus Gallery, New York, NY, Mixing It Up, Juried Salon Show (January 8-26), Lee Muslin, gallery director, Nexus Gallery. 2001 Corcoran Alumni 5th Biennial Juried Exhibition Opposites: Exploring Polarity, Hemicycle Gallery (August 29-October 1), Andrea Pollan and Susan Eder, jurors. 2001 Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY, 19th Annual Juried Exhibition (June 27-July 14), Lisa Dennison, Deputy director and chief curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. 2001 Rockville Arts Place Light and Shadow: A Juried Photography Exhibition (May 10-June 9), Alan Fern and Tico Herrera, jurors. 2001 Arlington Arts Center 2001 All Media Juried Exhibition (April 21-May 18), Trinkett Clark, juror, curator. 2001 Touchstone Gallery 3rd Annual National Juried All Media Exhibition (February 7-March 3), Stephen Phillips, juror, curator, Phillips Collection. 2001 Gallery West 4th Annual National Juried Show (February 1-25), Barbara Wolanin, juror. 2000 The Ellipse Arts Center Photo 2000 Juried Exhibition (November 14-December 16). 2000 Corcoran Alumni Juried Exhibition, National Institutes of Health (September 6-November 4), Crystal Parmele and Lillian Fitzgerald, jurors/curators. 1999 The Ellipse Arts Center Photo ‘99 Juried Exhibition (November 9-December 18). 1999 Rockville Arts Place Juried Photography Exhibition, Time and Again (April 15-May 15), Kathleen Ewing, juror. 1999 eklektikos gallery Juried All Media Works Exhibit (February 19-March 17), Barbara Januszkiewicz, juror. 1998 Corcoran Alumni Juried Exhibition, Lombardi Cancer Center (December 18-January 28, 1999). 1998 Washington Design Center The Spirit of France (October-November). 1998 Touchstone Gallery Juried Small Works Exhibit (January 7-February 8), Joann Moser, juror, curator, National Museum of American Art. 1998 Gallery West Juried Emerging Artist’s Exhibition (January 3-February 1), F. Lennox Campello, juror. 1997 eklektikos gallery 2nd Juried All Media Works Exhibit (July 18-August 13), Michael Clark, Felicity Hogan & F. Lennox Campello, jurors. 1997 Touchstone Gallery Juried Small Works Exhibit (January 17-February 9), Samuel Hoi, former Dean, Corcoran School of Art. 1996 Corcoran Alumni Show, Japanese Information and Culture Center (December). 1994 Corcoran Alumni Show, French Embassy (April).
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