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NAA Featured Artist Show

Dale Blank

Spring Fever
Photography
April 1-14, 2010
Laura Coombs Hills Gallery
Reception: Saturday, April 3, 7-10 pm



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Reflections, symmetrical components and fleeting light are the mainstays of Ms. Blank’s photography. Natural and man-made light are featured: sun and moon rises and -sets, fireworks, fairs, city lights or movement through time and space. “Spring Fever” features photographs from the North Shore, Sonoma, Barcelona, New York City and Washington, D.C., all works being expressive of the season.

Ms. Blank is a member of the NAA, the Rockport Art Association and the Rocky Neck Art Colony. Her work has appeared at many of their shows, exhibitions and sales. She was awarded a Newburyport Area Industrial Development Foundation Award for Photography at the NAA Winter Show 2009 and the Mary Alice Arakelian Memorial Award for Best of Show Winter 2006. She has held solo shows and participated in juried shows and exhibitions at many other local venues.

"The artist has managed to frame heat as atmospheric condition with a quiet spring landscape… this is a wonderfully rich image, full of contrasts… keep looking," wrote juror Elizabeth Wykoff of one of Ms. Blank’s winning works. “Hours after first experiencing (the piece) I am still drawn to the attraction/repulsion relationship. I love that the image provides opportunity for various narrative interpretations,” Cynthia Meyers Foley wrote of another.

A Massachusetts native, Dale is a graduate of Brandeis University. Her studies in biology and physics inform her work, as do courses at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Nikon. Her landscape photography is the basis for the Cape Ann Calendar series. Her work has been featured in many other local calendars and visitors’ guides and private collections. She resides in Gloucester.

Visit her web site, daleblank.com.