Robert Dash

Photographer
   
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Location: San Juan Islands, Washington State
Nationality: American
Biography: Robert Dash is an educator and award-winning photographer whose work features micro nature with macro impact. His work has been published by National Geographic, TIME, Lenswork, and Buzzfeed, and exhibited in the US and overseas. Dash’s On... MORE

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ABOUT
Copyright Robert Dash 2022
Updated Nov 2020
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Solo Exhibitions


2022 Food for Thought, Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, Fort Collins, CO, 6/18/22-9/4/22

Food for Thought, Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford, CT, 2/18/22-6/5/22
2019 Food For Thought, San Juan Islands Museum of Art, 9/27/19-12/7/19

Group Exhibitions

2021 China International Photography Art Exhibition (CIPAE), Food for Thought
2020 RFotofolio Annual Call, Jurors, Paula Tognarelli, Jennifer Schlesinger
Backlight Festival/Visual Catalysts, Tampere, Finland
From a Seed, NYC4PA, New York, Juror: Aline Smithson
2019 Center for Fine Art Photography, CO,  This Changing Planet, Juror: Laura Beltran Villamizar
Lishui Photography Festival, China
Critical Mass Finalist, Food For Thought Series, Jurors: Multiple
Griffin Museum of Photography/ 25th Member Exhibition, Juror: Julie Grahame
The Big Picture, Denver Month of Photography, Juror: Mark Sink
Art and Science, A Smith Gallery, Juror: Linda Alterwitz
2018 Critical Mass Finalist, Micro Climate Change Series, Jurors: Mulltiple
Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3), Jurors: Multiple
In The In Between,  Photography and Extinction Online Exhibit, Juror: Stephanie Amon
Griffin Museum of Photography/ 24th Member Exhibition, Juror: Richard McCabe
Kaunas Photo Festival, Kaunas, Lithuania, Outdoor Exhibition, Jurors: Multiple
FestFoto International Festival of Photography of Porto Alegre, Brazil, Portfolio Finalist, Jurors: Multiple
Portals, New York Center for Photographic Art, Juror: Darren Ching
Patterns and Shadows, New York Center for Photographic Art, Juror: Stephen Perloff
Photobooks, Griffin Museum of Photography, Boston, MA, Juror: Paula Tognarelli
Tree Talk, Griffin Museum of Photography/Lafayette Ctr, Boston, Juror: Paula Tognarelli
2017 Yixian and Lishui Int'l Photography Festivals,  China, Jurors: Guo Jing, Laura Moya
Critical Mass Finalist, Introspective Series, Jurors: Multiple
White Swan-Wildlife International Photography Festival, Henan, China Juror: Guo Jing
The FENCE, Brooklyn, Boston, Atlanta, Durham, Santa Fe, Denver, Houston, Calgary
Infinite Possibility II: Imagination & Creation, Tilt Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ Juror: Lisa Volpe
Aviary, Griffin Museum of Photography/Lafayette Center, Boston, MA Juror: Paula Tognarelli
The Big Picture, Denver Month of Photography, Juror: Mark Sink
Spirit Taking Form, San Juan Island Museum of Art, Friday Harbor, WA
2016 Texture, Linus Galleries, Los Angeles, CA, Juror: Linnea Lenkus
Connect, Lensculture Network, Juror: Aaron Schuman
Open Group Show, Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY, Juror: Paula Tognarelli
Curated Fridge, Somerville, MA, Juror: Paula Tognarelli
Flight, Photo Place Gallery, Middlebury, VT, Juror: Laura Moya
Up Close and Personal, Photo Place Gallery, Middlebury, VT, Juror: Kathleen Clemons
Macro, New York Center for Photographic Art, Juror: Laura Noble
Elemental Observations: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, FotoFest/Baytown Art League, TX Jurors: Jean Caslin and Dianne Gregory
2015 Tattered, Torn and Sepia, San Juan Island Museum of Art, Friday Harbor, WA
Ethos, Linus Galleries, Los Angeles, CA, Juror: Linnea Lenkus
Water, A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX, Juror: S Gayle Stevens
Arte de Avian, Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac City, AZ, Juror: Ben Johnson
Collective Visions Gallery 2015, Bremerton, WA, Juror: Greg Robinson
2014 High and Dry, International Cultural Center of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, Juror: Jean Caslin
2013 Edge Arts Group Show, Orcas Center, Orcas Island, WA
Rare Earth, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT, Juror: William Neill
Collective Visions Gallery 2013, Bremerton, WA, Juror: Alfredo Arreguin
2012 People, New York Center for Photographic Art, Juror: Thomas Werner
2011 Collective Visions Gallery 2011, Bremerton, WA, Juror: Dennis Peacock
Robert Dash Photography, Jewell Box Theater, Poulsbo, WA, solo
2010 Collective Visions Gallery 2010, Bremerton, WA, Juror: Jake Seniuk
2009 Safe Harbor, Pt. Angeles Fine Arts Center, Juror: Jake Seniuk

Presentations
On An Acre Shy of Eternity Book Launch and Lecture, Orcas Center, May 2017
TEDx Orcas Island, The Intercourse of Nature: It's What We Are, March 2016

Awards

2022 Local Hero Award, Friday Harbor (WA) Documentary Film Festival
2021 Siena Creative Photo Awards Shortlist
2019 Center for Fine Art Photography, CO,  This Changing Planet, Juror: Laura Beltran Villamizar, Honorable Mention
Planetary Health Alliance/Visura Open Call Visual Storytellers, Honorable Mention
Griffin Museum of Photography/ 25th Member Exhibition, Juror: Julie Grahame, Honorable Mention
2018 Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3), Gold/Press/Environmental, for Micro Climate Change
Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3), Bronze/Fine Art/Collage, for Micro Climate Change
Visura/UPI Grant for Visual Storytelling on Climate Change, Shortlist
Silver Award, Wildlife International Photography Festival, Henan, China, for Introspective series
International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention, for Micro Climate Change
Nautilus Book Awards/Gold/ Photography,  Best of Self Published
Finalist, Foreword Reviews Indie Book Awards, Photography
Salish Sea in Focus, First Prize, Landscapes, Second Prize, Humans
Second Place, Portals, New York Center for Photographic Art, Juror, Darren Ching
Third Place, Patterns and Shadows, New York Center for Photographic Art, Juror, Stephen Perloff
2016 Patterns, Art Ascent Magazine, Gold Artist
Second Place and Honorable Mention, Macro,  New York Center for Photographic Art, Juror, Laura Noble
2014 High and Dry, International Cultural Center of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, Honorable Mention: Between the Lines
2012 People, New York Center for Photographic Art, Honorable Mention, Spirit of a River
2011 Collective Visions Gallery 2011 Show, Bremerton, WA, Kitsap County Arts Board Purchase Award, Crow Wing Detail

Galleries
Orcas Artworks, Orcas Island, WA

Collections
The Lambiel Museum, Orcas Island, WA
International Cultural Center, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Joan Morgenstern – promised gifts to Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Numerous private collections

Publications

2023 National Geographic "Destinations of a Lifetime" Special Magazine (March,) Coastal Fog image
2022 National Geographic Magazine Feature, "Growing a Greener Feast," February issue
2021 National Geographic Proof
2019 Buzzfeed News
Lenscratch Art and Science:
The ExhibitionPassporte Fine Art Online Gallery, Micro Climate Change
2018 Katalog Magazine, Cover image and feature: Show Me the Carbon, November, 2018
Lenswork Magazine, Introspective, Revealing the Imperceptible, June, 2018
Lenswork Magazine, 25th Anniversary Issue, #138
2016 Art Ascent Magazine, Patterns, August 2016
Rattle Poetry Magazine: Ekphrastic  Challenge,  April 2016
National Geographic Phenomena Blog, The Earth Has Lungs, Watch Them Breathe
The Week, Captured Photo Blog, The Sinister Beauty of Plant Cells
Lensculture.com Explore: Nature, Black, and White
2015 TIME.com/Science, 11/29/15

Residencies

2023 Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, OR
2012 Great Sand Dunes National Park Artist, Mosca, CO

Associations
Blue Earth Alliance Project Photographer
Blink
Lensculture Network

Education
1991 Master of Arts, Human Development, Pacific Oaks College
1988 Washington State Teaching Credential
1980 Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Studies, The Evergreen State College
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