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Bio

Born in St. Paul, Minnesota

Home is Scottsdale, Arizona

Theresa Tarara is a fine art photographer living in Scottsdale, Arizona. She studied at The University of Arizona in Tucson AZ majoring in Studio Art with an emphasis in Photography from 1978 to 1980, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BFA in Photography at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona in 2002.

 

To create her photographs she uses an iPhone, Adobe Photoshop Software on a Mac, a digital Pentax KS2, analogue film on a vintage Polaroid Land Camera, 35mm Olympus OM1, an Argus CS3 camera, a medium format Mamiya C330 and various camera less techniques. Her continued focus is to learn more about experimental hand made imagery combined with nineteenth century alternative photo processes. 

I take pictures to escape from the difficulties of life and much from the past. Images I make in gum bichromate, digital, cyanotype, etc. all give me a stage to play out my dreams of how I want things to be, or how they could have been. I do not care to talk about the dark troubles instead I love to look at what I create as this tells me I am doing life right finally. Just have to remember not to stop ever creating.

 

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Workshops

Filter Photo Festival

2020 Zoom Workshop: Visual Storytelling with Daniel Coburn

 

Art Intersection Gallery, Gilbert Arizona

2019  Tri Color Gum Printing, Diana Bloomfield

2018  Beyond the Tube: Mixing Color, Andy Burgess

          Gum Over Platinum, Diana Bloomfield

2016  Salt Printing, Claire Warden

          Tri Color Gum Printing, Diana Bloomfield

2015  Tri Color Gum Printing, Diana Bloomfield

2014  The Ambrotype, Claire Warden

2012  Albumen Printing, Martha Casanave

          Van Dyke Printing, Carol Panaro-Smith

2011,2012,2013  Seven Week Seminar:Taking Your Work to the Next Level, Carol Panaro-Smith and James Hajicek

 

Education

2002 BFA Photography, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

1985 BS Computer Science, DeVry Institute of Technology, Phoenix, AZ             

1978-80 University of Arizona, Studied Photography/Studio Art, Tucson, AZ                 

 

Solo Exhibitions

1998   Imaginative Truths, Scottsdale Community College Library

Group Exhibitions

2022   SE Center for Photography, Botanicals Exhibit, Greenville, SC Juror:Wendi Schneider

           Arizona Photography Alliance Member Group Exhibition,  Mood Room Phx Gallery, Artlink AZ, Phoenix AZ

          15th International Color Award, Nature, Professional, Nominee

2021  16th Black and White Spider Awards, Professional, Still Life, Nominee, Architectural, Nominee

           New York Photography Awards, Silver Winner, Fine Art - Nature, 'Butter Moth'

           Light Sensitive Exhibit, Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ, Juror: Brian Taylor

           Visions of Nature, Contemporary Views in Alternative Photographic Techniques, Light Art Space Gallery, Silver City, NM, Juror: Diana Bloomfield

           Arizona Photography Alliance Group Show, Mood Room Phx Gallery, Artlink AZ, Phoenix AZ

           No Strangers Member Show, Art Intersection, Gilbert AZ, Juror: Alan Fitzgerald

           Santa Fe Workshops (SFW) Zoom Webinar. Creativity Continues - Assignment: Altered Images w/Aline Smithson

2020   Arizona Photography Alliance Member Group Exhibition, Website Gallery

           Shemer Art Center, Garden Musings Photography Exhibit, Phoenix, AZ

           Light Sensitive, Art Intersection, Juror: Brett Abbott

2019   No Strangers Member Show, Art Intersection, Juror: Alan Fitzgerald

           Little by Little, Art Intersection, Gilbert AZ, Juror: Peter Bugg

           Diversity: Alternative Paths in Contemporary Photography, Shootapalooza, Wichita Falls Museum of Art MSU, TX

2018   Unique: Alternative Processes 2018, ASmith Gallery, Johnson City, TX, Juror: Diana Bloomfield

          12th International Color Awards, Abstract, Professional, Nominee

          13th Black and White Spider Awards, Still Life, Professional, Nominee

2017  11th International Color Awards, Abstract, Professional, Nominee

           L.A. Photo Curator, Alternative Techniques in Image-Making, Curator: Diana Bloomfield

           Taking Care, Minneapolis Photo Center, Minneapolis MN, Jurors: Terry Gydesen, Tom Baker

           Process Alternative, Light Leaked, Jurors: Claire A. Warden, David Emitt Adams

           No Strangers Member Show, Art Intersection, Gilbert AZ, Juror: Alan Fitzgerald

2016   Next Level Art Exhibit, Art Intersection, Gilbert AZ

          11th Black and White Spider Awards, Nature, Professional, Nominee

          10th International Color Awards, Americana, Professional, Nominee

           L.A. Photo Curator, ROOT, Honorable Mention, Juror: Susan Spiritus

           9th International Color Awards, Professional, Still Life, Honorable Mention, and Nominee

2015   Favorite Photographs of 2015, LENSCRATCH, Juror: Aline Smithson

           Still Life, The Inanimate Subject, Minneapolis Photo Center, Juror: Russel Joslin

2014   7th Photography's Master Cup, Professional, Fine Art, Nominee

           9th Black & White Spider Awards, Professional, Abstract, Nominee

2013   All Art Arizona, Art Intersection, Gilbert AZ, Juror: Carol Panaro-Smith, James Hajicek

           Backyard, LENSCRATCH, Juror: Aline Smithson

           Creatures, Kiernan Gallery, VA, Juror: Anne Berry

           Favorite Photographs, LENSCRATCH, Juror: Aline Smithson

​           5th Photography's Master Cup, Professional, Fine Art, Nominee

           5th Edition, Julia Margaret Cameron Single Image Award, Fine Art, Nominee

2012   Annual Silent Auction, Art Intersection

           Still Life:The Art of Arrangement, Kiernan Gallery, VA, Juror: Jason Landry

           7th Black and White Spider Awards, Amateur, Still Life, Nominee

 

Exhibition Catalogues

2022   Botanicals '22, SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC Published by MagCloud

2015   Still Life, The Inanimate Subject, Minneapolis Photo Center,  MN

2013   Creatures, Exhibition Catalogue Vol. XV, Blurb Books, The Kiernan Gallery, VA               

2012   Still Life: The Art of Arrangement, Exhibition Catalogue Vol. X, Blurb Books, The Kiernan Gallery, VA

                                

Memberships

The Arizona Photography Alliance

ArtIntersection Gallery

Shootapalooza, A Murmuration of Artists

Center for Creative Photography