Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Student Show at John Fielder's Gallery...

When we arrived in Colorado, one of the very top items on my bucket list was to attend a photography workshop with an outstanding American  Landscape Photographer. After a few months I realised that John Fielder was photographer I wanted to most learn from. He is a legend in Colorado and famous throughout the US. From majestic sunrises over the Rockies to colorful Colorado wildflowers bordering alpine lakes, his photos portray Colorado in all its glory.

I had the pleasure of attending a workshop in Telluride in the fall and learnt so much. I truly believe my photography really jumped to the next level particularly in terms of composition, after the workshop.

I  recently submitted 3 of my images to a panel to be considered for entry in an upcoming exhibition in John Fielders gallery in Denver. He has been running a number of workshops each year for the past 18 years. The only criteria for the exhibition was that you had to have taken the photograph for entry  in one of Fielders workshops. This is the first exhibition of this kind and is to become an inaugural event in the gallery.

On the workshop I took literally thousands of photographs and I found it very difficult to narrow it down to three unedited images. I finally made the decision and was excited and nervous after the submission.  What a great end to the year to have the possibility of one of my images being selected and hung in the exhibition!

I am so happy and excited that my work was selected!

The following article was in the Denver Post;

Professional and amateur landscape photographers who have been participants in a John Fielder Photography Workshop in scenic locations ranging from Telluride to Kauai over the past 12 years are featured in an Inaugural Workshop Student Exhibition at Fielder’s gallery located at 833 Santa Fe Drive in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe. The show opens on First Friday, December 7.

Eighteen photographers were selected from a call for entry that was juried by the staff of Fielder’s gallery, all of whom are photographers themselves. Featured in the show which runs from December 7, 2012 through January 26, 2013, are Evan Anderman, Jeanette Azar, Doyle Brewer, Mary Carley, Bo Cheatham, Chris Cillian, Johanna Clifford, Anne Cook, Jim Donlon, Bryan Kean, Cari Linden, Deb Olson, Robin Riddle, Brett Rodewald, Glenn Sackett, Frank Sueberling, Keith Wallin and Ron West. Each of the selected images have been matted and framed at the gallery and all are for sale with 100% of the proceeds going to the photographers.

An Artists Reception hosted by Fielder is scheduled for Saturday, January 19, from 2 to 5 p.m., when gallery guests can meet the photographers and find out what it’s like to take a workshop with Fielder. They may also vote for “Best in Show” in a People’s Choice contest which continues through the run of the exhibition.

The schedule of 2013 workshops where students can learn -- directly from Fielder -- how to take beautiful landscape photographs begins with winter photography in Steamboat Springs in March, and continues with whitewater rafting and camping on the Gunnison River in May, spring scenery in Summit County in June, wildflowers in Crested Butte in July and wraps up with fall colors in Telluride in October. An April workshop in Costa Rica is on the drawing board.

John Fielder’s Colorado gallery hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.. For more information about the exhibition and the workshops, please call 303-744-7979 or visit www.JohnFielder.com

The following is my artwork that was selected.

I am proud, excited and nervous all rolled into one and can't wait for Friday nights exhibition opening that I will be sharing with friends and family.


  1. CONGRATULATIONS JO! Your photography is magnificent.

  2. Congrats Jo, well done. I can't wait for you to get home to have a viewing of the thousands of photographs you have taken in your year long adventure xx

  3. How exciting for you, Jo! - leaving your 'mark' behind in Denver. The photograph is amazing. Enjoy opening night! Congratulations!