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“In Diffusion Volume X, we pay homage to the history and celebration of our forged bonds, so cheers to the technicians, the historians, the cyber artists, the chemists, the alchemists, the magicians, the purists, the rebels, and the visionaries! Ten cheers for the crafters of photography.”
Excerpt from “A Love Letter to the Crafters of Photography” by Blue Mitchell
“It has been a year of more and less. More appreciation, compassion, loss, recognition, reflection, solitude, and work. Less travel, interaction, and concern about unimportant things. Even mundane tasks have developed into more meditative moments. I am acutely aware of the passage of time and of my emotions, which seem to resonate more deeply. And as usual, but perhaps more than ever, I have turned to my art for serenity and respite, as making art to celebrate beauty has always been my personal refuge…” — Wendi Schneider
“In a recent article published on Artnet, I noted that there is a trend in contemporary photography, a movement that might be called neo-Romanticism, in which artists seek ‘a transcendent union between nature, science & humanity.’ This harmonious fusion of elements is easily discerned in the works of artist Wendi Schneider. Wendi’s work shares an affinity with other Vision artists, most notably Beth Moon and Jennifer Schlesinger and with my own ‘Celestial Nights’ series. . . [Wendi’s] images and prints are unique, I have never seen anything like them. We are privileged to have it at Vision. You are invited to schedule a live or virtual visit to the gallery and see the work in person.” – Neil Folberg
Vision Gallery – Jerusalem Israel – www.visiongallery.com
Artists throughout the ages have been drawn to the vast and varied world of flora. What moves you? Do you celebrate the essence of beauty or strive to heighten recognition of the perilous path of our environment? Are you inspired by a single bloom or a profusion of blossoms in a lush bouquet, enchanted gardens manicured or messy, plants endangered or invasive, carefully cultivated or sown by nature, bursting forth or shriveling on a vine?
We’re looking for flora, all types from a single stem to a vast landscape, still life, formal gardens, or vegetation gone wild. Color or monochrome, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.Submissions Close 3/7/21
“Trees are silent protagonists in the work of Wendi Schneider, which is rooted in the serenity she finds in the sinuous elegance of organic forms. She shares moments of respite in beauty as an antidote to the unease in the world in which we live. “If I can touch someone else with my work, I’m deeply moved and grateful. I hope that viewers will appreciate the beauty and embrace the need to care for our endangered planet.”
Six small gilded vellum prints by Wendi Schneider are included in the beautiful selection of fine art photographs curated by Arnika Dawkins and Rebecca Morgan of the Arnika Dawkins Gallery in their charming Holiday Gift Guide.
Los Angeles Center of Photography – Online Learning Series
Saturday, March 27, 10:00 am – 11:30 am PST
In this webinar, Wendi will discuss her artistic process, which fuses digital techniques with hand-gilding. Schneider’s process is heart-driven by a search for grace and the elusive ‘glow of flow,’ when the awareness of time and space disappear. Using her own work as reference, Wendi will showcase a series of images at several points in the production process to tell the story of an image from capture to completion. Rather than a tutorial on her image-making techniques, Wendi will discuss the path that has led her to her chosen form photography and print-making, and share how she uses her process to find serenity.
Refuge is featured in Our Magnificent Planet, the latest publication by Brooks Jensen. The book contains 300 stunning color and black and white photographs celebrating our planet.
In hectic times, nature always has a positive effect on the human mind. Nature brings reflection and tranquility. After experiencing nature, we can look at life from a different perspective. In our Japanese Garden exhibition, art photographers show the natural world with their sense of serenity.
She is an Artist & Photographer Well-Known for Her Photographs of Nature & Wildlife.
Wendi is widely known for her ongoing series of hand-gilded photographs, States of Grace –– illuminated impressions of grace in the natural world. Drawn to the serenity she finds in the sinuous elegance of organic forms; she embraces photography to preserve vanishing moments of beauty in our vulnerable environment. She has perfected a gilding process in which her images seemingly dance on the paper’s surface amidst reflections of light on precious metals, creating a synthesis of technique and subject.
Wendi Schneider was a Featured Photographer in the 158th Issue of Visual Art, the magazine published by England’s Royal Photographic Society Visual Art Group. Many thanks to the Royal Photographic Society for this wonderful feature.
I was in New Orleans last year and found ‘A Gallery for Fine Photography’ and it was here, among a fantastic selection of images, that I discovered the work of Denver-based artist Wendi Schneider. Her work literally shone out, by the use of precious metals to gild the reverse of her work, she creates other-worldly representations of the environment around us. I admire the way she has produced a beautiful body of work in a unique and magical way.
– Ray Higginbottom, Editor, ARPS
Photos de Femme’s Directors Renee Jacobs and Wendy Hicks chose to include Hidden Within by Wendi Schneider in Seeing WOMEN 2020 at Stephanie Jarvis’s Chateau LaLande in the French countryside. Hidden Within was selected in the Grace category.
“The Chateau de Lalande, a magnificent 16th century chateau, lies nestled in the heart of France, amidst rolling meadows, ancient hedgerows and woodland. This corner of the Berry was described by the romantic novelist, George Sand, as la vallée noire, an enchanting earthly paradise.”
Have you been thinking about making your first art purchase or expanding your collection? The CPAC 2020 Virtual Benefit Auction is a great opportunity!
Wendi Schneider’s Little Black Angel – a framed pigment print on translucent vellum over white gold leaf from the ‘States of Grace’ series – is 1 of 28 prints that could be yours.
You can view the print and others in person at our Pop-up Exhibition from September 28 – October 1.
A selection from the States of Grace series entitled The Wisdom of Trees was awarded Gold in the Nature/Trees category of the Prix de la Photographie Paris Awards by an international jury.
In addition, a selection of images from Evenings with the Moon was awarded Honorable Mention in the Fine Art category.
“Her work is influenced by the lush landscapes of Memphis and New Orleans, her collection of art and antiques from the turn of the twentieth century, and a background in painting and art history – in particular the work of Steichen, Whistler, and other Pictorialists and Tonalists. She turned to photography in the early 1980s to create references for her paintings, then combined the mediums…”
By Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography
“These images capture the subdued quality of this worrisome time, when we are newly awakened to our immediate surroundings and the quiet moments of beauty and grace in our busy lives.”
Wendi Schneider is thrilled to announce her latest project, The Patina Collection. Each print from the States of Grace series in The Patina Collection is paired with a specially selected antique frame, making these inherently unique gilded prints truly one-of-a-kind works of art. This collection is the synthesis of nearly 40 years of collecting and creating, fused with a lifetime of love for the natural world and all its mysterious beauty.