Don Clark participating in invitational exhibition

Don Clark, Professor, Art & Design, is participating in the invitational exhibition “Beyond Pixeltorialism, Digital Imaging in the 21st Century” at the Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art, College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois from February 26-April 11, 2010. He is showing work from his Quarry series. Click headline to see a picture from the Quarry series.

Don Clark receives honorable mention in international competition

International Photography Competition. Two of his images will be exhibited at the Photo Marketing Association Imaging 2010 Convention in Anaheim, CA February 21-23, 2010. His work will be included in two 2010 PIEA International Traveling Photo Exhibitions that will tour major conventions, schools, colleges and museums for three years in the USA, United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa and Canada. The top prize-winning images will be published in Photo Marketing Magazine. Click to see a Clark image and for a list of the winners on PIEA home page gallery.

Don Clark showing work in Italian exhibit

Don Clark, Professor, Art & Design, currently has a portfolio of work included in an invitational exhibition in Ascea, Italy. The exhibition is being held in conjunction with the Parmenideum: Philosophy Retreat of Elea Italy. The retreat’s purpose is to increase knowledge of the Eleatic School of philosophy. The exhibition runs through February 13 at the Palazoo Ricci, Ascea, Italy. Clark spent five weeks photographing in Italy while on sabbatical in the spring of 2008. Click headline to see one of his exhibit photos.

Art professors showing work in McKnight Gallery Inaugural Exhibition

Don Clark, Professor, Lana Leishman, Assistant Professor, and Jim Park Associate Professor, Art & Design, currently have work in the Lake Region Arts Council’s McKnight Gallery Inaugural Exhibition. The exhibition was juried by Michael Eble, assistant professor of studio art at the University of Minnesota, Morris. The exhibition runs from through April 9. The LRAC McKnight Gallery is located at 133 S. Mill St. in Fergus Falls. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. A reception will be held February 16 from 5-6:30pm. Click headline for photos.

Mpls Photo Center celebrates the portrait

An exhibition on display all this month at the Mpls Photo Center invites viewers to ponder what exactly makes a compelling portrait. Minneapolis Institute of Arts curator David Little was asked to jury the show. Little says while the portrait is as old as art itself, photography excels at the task. No other medium offers such a direct sense of human form and psyche. And no other medium gives us the uncanny sense of being there in time and space with the subject depicted. Our vast collective archives of pictures of friends, family, and acquaintances are proof of this resilient power of the photographic image. Little whittled down more than 1200 submissions from 232 photographers using a technique that was at once both methodical and instinctive. His first choice amongst them all is the image you see above – “Hugo” by Joseph Holmes. Taking second prize was the work of a Minnesota photographer (and MSUM Art Professor) Don Clark’s “Young Kate in Sheep Fank.” Read the complete story at: