Schneider writes “My work in the States of Grace series illuminates transformative moments of spiritual connection to nature, rooted in the serenity I find in the sinuous elegance of organic forms. I photograph intuitively to make the intangible tangible, creating impressions of fleeting moments of vanishing beauty in our vulnerable environment to honor the ephemeral. . .”
“On Christmas, I love to share a project or a practice that celebrates beauty. I didn’t have to think long and hard to consider an artist who has a legacy of creating work that unabashedly reinterprets the natural world in ways that make us slow down, take a deep breath, and relax into wonderment. Wendi Schneider’s photographs are sanctuaries for the soul, respites from the strife and turmoil that the world presents us with. Her photographs remind us that the natural world is waiting for us, to bask in it’s magic…and yes, beauty.”
Catherine Couturier Gallery is delighted to present its annual group exhibition Deck the Walls. Deck the Walls is an exhibition of vintage and contemporary pieces that allows Catherine Couturier Gallery to showcase a variety of artists, prices, styles, and photographic mediums. Deck the Walls will feature works by Max Yavno, Horst P. Horst, and Robert Doisneau. Other exhibited artists will include Maggie Taylor, Kate Breakey, Kenny Braun, Susan Burnstine, Mabry Campbell, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Mitch Dobrowner, Weegee, Rachel Phillips, Brett Weston, and Jerry Uelsmann just to name a few. There will be something for everyone’s budget and taste.
Exhibition on View: December 4th, 2021 – January 8th, 2022
Passion Flower II – pigment ink on kozo over white gold leaf – is included in Arnika Dawkins Gallery Holiday Gift Guide among works by Aline Smithson, Regis and Kahran Bethencourt, Tokie Rome Taylor, Ervin A. Johnson, Allen Cooley, Michael James O’Brien, Eleanor McNair, Marlene Hawthrone, Najee Dorsey, Builder Levy, Barbara Dumetz, and Max Hirshfeld.
One hundred images were chosen anonymously from over 8000 entries, exploring themes of identity, cultural heritage, global societal issues, gender politics, mental health, the natural world, and the human condition for the 163rd edition of the world’s oldest photography exhibition, where such artists as Eduard Steichen, Alvin Langdon Coburn and Julia Margaret Cameron exhibited.
The 57 international photographers will exhibit at the Royal Photographic Society at RPS Gallery, Bristol, UK April 16 – July 3, 2022 before the exhibition travels.
Schneider says “I create illuminated illusions – tender, gilded offerings of fleeting moments of beauty in our vulnerable environment . . . My process creates a surface that shimmers as the viewer’s position and ambient light transition, reflecting the mercurial light at capture. Elevating the ephemeral, I follow instinctively where each image and print takes me, often altering the color, texture or gold, and honoring the variations within the edition. Each of these unique framed prints is a one-of-a-kind object of reverence.”
The Print Center’s 2021 Benefit Auction directly supports its critically-acclaimed programs. The Print Center welcomes exceptional photography gallerist Catherine Edelman as Honorary Benefit Curator. The Benefit Auction offers outstanding pieces by the most compelling artists working in photography and print today.
Since 1915 The Print Center has celebrated the power of print. The mission of The Print Center, a nonprofit organization, is to encourage the growth and understanding of photography and printmaking as vital contemporary arts through exhibitions, publications and educational programs. Learn about The Print Center and its vibrant history here.
Online bidding closes on Monday, December 6th at 3:00pm EST.
I create illuminated illusions – tender, gilded offerings of fleeting moments of beauty in our vulnerable environment. . .My process creates a surface that shimmers as the viewer’s position and ambient light transition, reflecting the mercurial light at capture. . .Each of these unique framed prints is a one-of-a-kind object of reverence.
Landscape photography shows spaces within the world, sometimes vast and unending, but other times microscopic. Landscape photographs typically capture the presence of nature but can also focus on man-made features or disturbances of landscapes. Many landscape photographs show little or no human activity and are created in the pursuit of a pure, unsullied depiction of nature, devoid of human influence—instead featuring subjects such as strongly defined landforms, weather, ambient light and other sublime elements. Beyond purely aesthetic considerations, landscapes often contain intensely personal and emotional subjectivities; evidence of secret histories of fondness, love, and nurturing – or of past emotional turbulence, loss, longing and regret.
Entry Deadline: October 31st, 2021
Wendi Schneider’s portfolio The Patina Collection was chosen as Work of Merit in the 2020 Rfotofolio Call.
The Patina Collection is an assemblage of gilded prints in the ‘States of Grace’ series paired with antique frames – the synthesis of 40 years of collecting turn-of-the-twentieth-century art and objects and creating images inspired by the sinuous elegance of organic forms.
In order to introduce you to the work of some of the auction artists, LACP will be hosting a series of online artist talks which will begin on September 21st.
These talks are free and open to the public via Zoom.
Tuesday, September 21, 5 pm PST – Josephine Sacabo, Wendi Schneider, Hiroshi Watanabe
Thursday, September 23, 5 pm PST – Fran Forman, Michael Kenna, Shawn Theodore
Tuesday, September 28, 5 pm PST – Joanne Dugan, David Hume Kennerly, Miranda Penn Turin
Thursday, September 30, 5 pm PST – Richard Renaldi, Bootsy Holler, Sam Abell (yet to confirm)
“Schneider 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.”
Read the article: Lens Magazine, Issue #82: Summertime HOT, July 2021
Flamingo was recently honored by the Independent Photographer Awards, judged by Brandei Estes, Head of Photographs at Sotheby’s London. Flamingo will be presented at the Independent Photographer magazine’s annual International Gallery Exhibitions in Milan and Berlin in Fall 2021.
Viale Corsica, 99– Milano, IT
On view September 9-12, 2021
CLB BERLIN GALLERY
Aufbau Haus at Moritzplatz
Prinzenstraße 84.2, Berlin-Kreuzberg
On view October 6-10, 2021
Wendi Schneider appeared in today’s Daily Inspiration for Voyage Denver, a community-oriented magazine whose mission is to “build a platform that fosters collaboration and support for small businesses, independent artists and entrepreneurs, local institutions and those that make our city interesting.”
Read the interview: Voyage Denver, Daily Inspiration, July 7, 2021
Wendi appeared alongside a host of illustrious participants in the Center for Creative Photography’s (CCP) video “Why Photography,” as part of a virtual fundraising event supporting initiatives at CCP. At 19:05, Wendi discusses her experience working with CCP and the center’s important work preserving the history of photography.
Watch the video: Center for Creative Photography, Why Photography? June 30, 2021
Wendi Schneider will be jurying and curating PhotoPlace’s 2021 exhibition Essential Water. This exhibition seeks photographs that capture the unique qualities of water—the way it catches light, cuts through the earth, falls from the sky, sustains or threatens life, and changes its forms.
Deadline for submissions is August 09, 2021
“In ‘Evenings with the Moon’ I contemplate the power of universal experiences to unify and find transcendence. My images of the night draw on the moon as muse and the juxtaposition of darkness and light to express our shared longing for freedom, peace, love, and harmony amidst the chaos of the world. The gilded prints echo the luminosity of their celestial inspiration. This synthesis of form and content, paired with poetry and music, encourages the viewer to consider the commonalities in our collective consciousness.”
— Wendi Schneider
Read the article: Nancy McCrary, South x Southeast Photo Magazine, June 6, 2021
Virtual Artist Reception via Facebook Live
June 26, 2021 4PM CDT
A Smith Gallery
103 N Nugent Ave
Johnson City, TX
On view June 4 – July 18, 2021
“CPAC has secured 28 outstanding photographs donated by 26 established artists. This is a fun and exciting way to build your art collection while supporting a great cause. Proceeds benefit CPAC’s programming throughout the year, including photography exhibitions, education, and community outreach initiatives such as our Veterans Workshop Series.”
On exhibit April 22 through closing of auction on May 4.
Keliy Anderson-Staley, Justyna Badach, Susan Blake, Erin Dvorak, Odette England, Carol Erb, Fran Forman, Brian Fouhy, Jane Fulton Alt, Sarah Hadley, David Johnson, Max Kellenberger, Peter Kowalchuk, Sandro Miller, Christos J. Palios, Michael Quinn, Chuck Rasco, Denis Roussel, Josephine Sacabo, Lynn Saville, Wendi Schneider, Natascha Seideneck, Dawn Surratt, Paulette Tavormina, Julia Vandenover, and Lilli Waters.
“I have chosen six photographers for this showcase whose art runs a wide gamut of what “staged imagery” can involve. Several have found imaginative ways to transform the everyday through reinvention and abstraction, finding the power in the ordinary. While others seek to evoke a mood, capture vanishing moments of beauty, or even include the presentation of the print as part of their staging.
A photo reviewer once told me I was a film-maker – and I think that describes these photographers as well. The desire to control what exists within and without the frame is at the heart of staged photography.”
–– Ann Mitchell