2018 Jurists

Sandra Corless

Fine Art Photographer and Digital Artist

 

Sandra is an award winning fine art photographer and digital artist. While she is committed to experiencing art in one form or another every day, photography is her passion and provides a medium for her self-expression. She considers herself a nature photographer and has become known for her sandhill crane images with their simple elegant style. As much as she enjoys nature photography, she has been known to wander off in many creative directions, challenging those who follow her photography to explore new creative techniques and experience this ever-changing art form.

Sandra was the 2014 Festival of Cranes Artist. She has served on the organizing committees for the Annual New Mexico Photographic Arts show and InSight from 2009 - 2014. She served on the New Mexico Arts and Crafts Board as an Artist Representative for 2012-2013.

She has won awards from ANMPAS for Best of Category 6 times.  In 2013 she won the People’s Choice award at InSight of New Mexico. Sandra has received the North American Nature Photographers Association International Showcase competition award and has been published in the NANPA Expressions book. She has also been published in the New Mexico Magazine as one of their annual award winners. In 2015 Sandra had her first one woman show in the donor’s gallery at the Popejoy Performance Arts Center in Albuquerque. She currently participants in a number of juried arts and crafts shows and in the summer of 2017 will be participating in one of Colorado’s top shows Crested Butte Art Festival.

Sandra is an active instructor and mentors many individuals in photography skills and post-processing techniques. Her Photoshop filters classes have been enjoyed by many photographers. She has served as a judge for several photo competitions including the New Mexico Expo and ANMPAS.

 

www.sandracorlessphotography.com                   scorless@att.net

 

 

Dennis Chamberlain

 About The Artist

 

One of just three Photographic Master Artists in New Mexico (as designated by the Professional Photographers of America – “PPA”), Dennis specializes in Southwestern Art photography, selling his artwork in galleries in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Bernalillo and Corrales. His photographic art ranges from pure unedited photographs (including street shooting) to extensive Photoshop composites.  He is a student of the science of creativity, and focuses on the theories of Shelley Carson of Harvard University.

The son of a lifetime Eastman Kodak employee, Dennis grew up in Rochester, New York and had his first medium format camera (a “hand me down” from his father) when he was seven.   He worked at Kodak’s Dallas Processing Lab while he was in college, gaining an uncensored view into some of life’s most private moments as recorded on Kodachrome film.   His father, the plant manager, developed the famous Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination, becoming forever linked with conspiracy theorists.

Dennis was PPA of New Mexico’s Photographer of the Year for 2011.  He has been a medalist in PPA’s International Photographic Competition for four of the past five years, and in 2016 he was one of eleven photographers worldwide to earn a diamond medal in the Master Artist Category.

Dennis splits his time between photography and music, playing guitar for Albuquerque singer Nanette deVall.  

His website is    www.dcphotoartistry.com

 

 

 

 

Lisa Sego

  About The Artist

 

I’m a fine art photographer living in Corrales, NM. I love traveling and photographing the world around me. I love shooting landscapes to still life and everything in between.

 

I have entered many competitions and won numerous awards including the Silver and Gold Medalist award from Professional Photographers of America International Photographic Competition.

 

I'm a member of PPA, PPANM, and the Enchanted Lens Camera Club. I am currently serving on the board of PPANM.

 

My images have been displayed and sold in ANAPAS, Albuquerque Photographers Gallery, and at the New Mexico State Fair.

 

I was awarded Best of Show and two first places at the 2017 State Fair in the professional division. I most recently earned my Masters of Photography degree with PPA.