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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

BONNIE B. COLLIER

BONNIE B. COLLIER

Artist Work

Brewer Memory
2017
Archival Digital print
9" x 13"
Essex Memory
2017
archival digital print
9" x 13"

Artist Information

County
Montgomery County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

"Memory" is the theme of my current series of digital images. These images juxtapose and contrast my photographs of 19th century structures that have been altered by time and neglect with formal portraits of people who were photographed in the late 19th century. By joining forces with photographers of a century ago, I have merged their efforts with my own. I pay homage to those early explorers of the photographic medium, and I hope that they would be pleased or, maybe, amused with how photography has evolved. Perhaps, sometime in the future, today's photographers will find that new technology and creative expression have honored our efforts, and that we too will be pleased or, maybe, amused.

Artist Bio

BONNIE B. COLLIER

Boyds, MD

bbcollier571@verizon.net

Education:

• George Washington University, Master of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C., 1971

• Radford College, Bachelor of Science, Radford, Virginia,1966

• Savannah College of Art and Design, Recipient, Art Educator’s Scholarship, Savannah, Georgia, 1994

• Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Recipient, Kodak Educator’s Scholarship, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1992

• Rhode Island School of Design, Recipient, Honors Seminar for the Advancement of Art Education, Providence, Rhode Island, 1985

Experience:

• Art Instructor, Montgomery County Public Schools, 1968 -1995

• Art Instructor, Hood College, Frederick, Maryland, 1975

• Art Instructor, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, 1971-74  

Selected Exhibitions:

• Latitude, The Washington Women’s Arts Center 1975-1987, American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, Washington, D.C., 2018

• 2018 Cumberland Valley Photographers Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts–Washington County, Hagerstown, Maryland

• Betty Mae Kramer Gallery, Post Memory: Photographs of a Certain Place and Time, Silver Spring, Maryland, 2017

• National Juried Photography Exhibit, The Delaplaine Arts Center, Frederick, Maryland, 2014 

• 5th Photographic Image Biennial, Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, catalogue, 2007

• PhotoGenesis, Emerson Gallery, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, Virginia, 2006

• Deja vu Exhibit: A New View, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, Virginia, 2006

• Symphony of Art, Mansion at Strathmore, North Bethesda, Maryland, 2005

• Art MD 2004, Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, Maryland, 2004

• Celebrating A Centennial, Strathmore Hall Arts Center, North Bethesda, Maryland, Centennial Award, 2003

• Photo 2003, The Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington, Virginia, Honorable Mention Award, 2003

• Opposites: Exploring Polarity, 5th Biennial Corcoran Alumni Hemicycle Exhibition, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2001

• Works by Contemporary Maryland Artists, Government House, Annapolis, Maryland, 2000

• Art & Technology: Digital Visions, Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston, Virginia, 1998

• Neighbors: The Corcoran at the OAS, Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, D.C., 1998

• Assignment Earth, Santa Fe Center for Visual Arts, Santa Fe, NM, Second Place Prize, digital category, 1997

• The Third Alumni Hemicycle Exhibition, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1997

• Prints: Washington ‘97, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1997

• Photo 96, An Annual Regional Exhibition, The Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington, Virginia, Juror’s Choice Award, 1996

• The Dog Days Dog Show, Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1993

• Regional Trends, an exhibition of photography, Rockville Arts Place, Rockville, Maryland, 1992

• Artscape ‘91, Baltimore Scapes: Images of Baltimore; Physical, Mental, Cultural, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, catalogue, 1991

Selected Published Photographs:

• RADFORD, The Magazine of Radford University, page 94, Alumni Artistry, Summer 2017

• 2004-2005 Artist Directory, Washington Project For The Arts, Corcoran, pg. 246, Fall 2004

• Santa Fe Workshops brochure, Photography & Digital Workshops, 2000; also the Winter 2001 brochure

• Corcoran School of Art Division of Continuing Education/Open Program Catalogue, pg. 17, Spring 1998

• Cover Photograph, Revision, The Journal of Consciousness and Change, Spring, 1987

• Cover Photograph, AGB Reports, Journal of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, March/April 1984  

Selected Public and Private Collections:

• Smithsonian Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.

• Edward Orton Jr. Ceramic Foundation, Westerville, Ohio

• George Washington University, Washington, D.C.