Francis Schanberger: Photographing and Photographed
April 9th, 2014
Pageant opens this Saturday, April 12th and runs through Sunday, May 18th at Proto Gallery in Hoboken, New Jersey and features the work of six artist including Michelle Doll, Luisa Kazanas, Alexandra Rubinstein, Jesse Stead, Barnett Suskind and myself. http://www.proto-gallery.com/
February 17th, 2014
Last September's exhibition of platinum / palladium prints at the Japanese Paper Museum in Ino Town, Japan (near Kochi) will be traveling to Kyoto to be a satellite exhibition of Kyotography. Platinum Print / Alternative Process meets Tosahakkinshi will be on display from April 26th, 2014 through May 10th, 2014. 4. 26 - 5. 10 at COHJU gallery.
January 6th, 2014
Next week, the Eight Annual OOVAR (Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry) Exhibition will have a closing reception on Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Carnegie Gallery which is on the second floor of the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s main branch. Included is a digital print of the (Basic) Red Tulip Sleeping Dress.
November 4th, 2013
October 27-December 8, 2013

From October 27 – December 8, 2013 the Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries will present selected works by artists from across the United States. The works use camera-less photographic processes. Among the processes used are photograms, scanograms, lumen prints, chemigrams, and photogenic drawings: all of which describe methods where light is used to capture an image directly onto a surface.

Here is a link to this exhibition: http://liberal-arts.wright.edu/art-galle

Accepted Artists

David Emitt Adams, Denton, TX
Christian Arrecis, Chicago, IL
Christa Bowden, Lexington, VA
Christopher Colville, Phoenix, AZ
C Wright Daniel, San Francisco, CA
Gary Engle, Fairview Park, OH
Colleen Fitzgerald, New York, NY
Evan Hume, Washington, DC
Marty Klein, Easthampton, MA
Ray Klimek, Athens, OH
Sage Lewis, Columbus, OH
Kathleen Murney, Eugene, OR
Scott K. Murphy, Saint Joseph, MN
Francis Schanberger, Dayton, OH
Katherine Sifers, Washington, DC
Leah Stahl, Dayton, OH
Heather F. Wetzel, Columbus, OH
Sheilah Wilson, Granville, OH

Gallery hours are Wednesday and Friday 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Thursday 10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M., and Saturday and Sunday 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. All visitor parking areas on campus are free, and parking at the Creative Arts Center is unrestricted after 4:00 P.M. and weekends.
October 29th, 2013
The anthotypes will be published in the special edition of Diffusion magazine not Issue #4 (a 2012 publication) which I previously posted. Here is a link for the impending publication. Please go to http://shop.diffusionmag.com/product/spe for the specifics.
October 14th, 2013
Peignoir with Hidden Shorts, Pirate Chic and Red Tulip (Basic) Little Gown be included in the Ohio Art League's Annual Fall Juried exhibition. The juror this year is Melissa Vogely Woods. The exhibition will be shown in the Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery in Columbus, Ohio. An opening reception is scheduled for 6 - 8 pm on Thursday, October 24th. and a closing reception is also planned for Friday, December 6th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.
August 1st, 2013
One (or more) of the anthotypes will be reproduced in the pages of Diffusion magazine, issue #4. The publication date will be sometime this autumn. I will post more information as I obtain it.
July 27th, 2013
I have been awarded an Ohio Arts Council residency award at Vermont Studio Center in Johnson Vermont. The residency period began July 20th, and runs through August 17th.
July 24th, 2013
Two of the anthotypes were selected for awards at the 2013 edition of the Ohio State Fair Fine Arts exhibition. Red Tulip (Acidic) Peignoir #1 was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Professional Artist Award and Tulip (Basic) Little Gown was recognized with a Juror's Choice Professional Award.
May 4th, 2013
Photography's Back to the Future includes three Vandyke Brown Installations. Don't Take This Personally, Mis-mitosis, and Forty-six will be on view at the Riffe Gallery through July 7th. This exhibition was curated by Catherine Evans of the Columbus Museum of Art and also features the work of Amanda H. Cook, Dennison W. Griffith, Lori Kella, Tracy Longley-Cook, Rachel Girard Reisert, Jordan Tate, Garie Waltzer, Janelle Young and Christine Zuercher.
April 13th, 2013
It's officially official. I am a recipient of a 2013 Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. This is a professional fellowship provided by the OAC to promote the creation and viewing of work by Ohio based artists. This is my third such grant from the OAC.

Dayton was well represented with four individuals receiving awards in photo this year and at least one other artist in 2-D / 3- D.
March 2nd, 2013
Forty-six is will be exhibited as part of Icebreaker 4, an all media, un-themed juried show at Denver’s IceCube gallery. The gallery is located at 3320 Walnut Street in Denver, Colorado. The show was juried by Nora Burnett Abrams, the Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. An opening reception is scheduled for March 8th, 5-9pm and a Juror’s Conversation event is planned for March 14, 3:30pm.

The exhibition will be on view from March 7th through March 30th.
October 18th, 2012
"In Vivo" closes this Saturday at the Dayton Visual Arts Center. There will be an "assembly" of the Saffron Lab Coat at 4pm to mark the end of the in-progress piece that has been exposing in the front of the gallery since Sept. 13th.
September 29th, 2012
Diane Stemper, Erin Holscher-Almazan and myself are showing the sequel to our successful Columbus exhibition "The Naturalists" from March of 2011. All new work is featured by all three of us in Dayton Visual Art Center's "In Vivo" running now through October 20th. A First Friday reception is planned for October 5th from 5 - 8 pm. Both exhibitions were thoughtfully curated by Bridgette Bogle.

Additionally, artist talks are scheduled on Thursday, October 11th beginning at 6:15 pm. Please visit the DVAC website at http://www.daytonvisualarts.org/content/ and their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dayton-Vi for more information.
July 19th, 2012
The usual suspects.

Three pieces, Pluot, Japanes Pear and Honey Crisp, are part of the annual Fine Arts exhibition at the Ohio State Fair. This is a great exhibition that runs concurrent with the state fair bringing in a very diverse group of visitors to see work that is made by Ohio artists at the professional and amateur level. An opening reception is scheduled for next Tuesday, July 24th from 6-8pm and the exhibition continues during the entire run of the state fair from July 25th through August 4th.
April 8th, 2012
Dayton Visual Arts Center is previewing their 17th Annual Art Auction at their gallery at 118 North Jefferson Street in downtown Dayton. "Japanese Pear" is on display to the left of Fred Niles' "Lake Michigan Landscape". The preview exhibit will run up until April 25th.

Additionally "Pluot" is hanging in the Garden State on display at Red Filter gallery in Lambertville, New Jersey through April 22nd.
March 8th, 2012
Sorry for the lack of news reports. I've been preparing new work to take with me to Fotofest in Houston.

ImageOhio 12 ended last month and the works on paper show is coming down this week. The website has a new front page image and I've uploaded the two latest fruit Van Dyke browns.
February 11th, 2012
Rosewood Gallery in Kettering Ohio is once again presenting Works on Paper from February 13th - March 9th. "Japanese Pear" and "Apple" will be on display. A reception is scheduled for Sunday, February 12th, 2012 from 2 - 4 p.m.
January 11th, 2012
Two anthotypes, Somnambulist #2 (Charles Tesconi) and Somnambulist #5 (Cut Grass Sleeping Dress), will be on view in ImageOhio 12. The exhibition runs from January 17th to February 24th with a reception scheduled for January 26th at 6pm.
January 6th, 2012
Some publication news. Malin Fabbi’s book, Anthotypes – Explore the darkroom in your garden and make photographs using plants, has been published.

This is a book that I was able to proof read and offer suggestions. Additionally, two of the pre-Boston Anthotypes included the faded and rained upon Clem Wolford Pajama Top in pokeberry (p. 83, 85), are included within the book. The Henbit anthotype related images can be found on pages 28 and page 74.
December 7th, 2011
I have work in an exhibition of alternative photographic processes organized by the Kiernan gallery and juried by Christopher James. The exhibition is scheduled to run from January 10th - February 4th. There is also an online version of the exhibit you can see at http://kiernangallery.com/3/Image.asp?Im.

Another Dayton area artist (and former student of mine), Christine Zuercher, also has an image in the exhibition.

The gallery is located at 23B West Washington St., Lexington, VA 24450. Please visit the Kiernan gallery website for their regular hours and holiday schedule.
December 2nd, 2011
Tonight is the opening for the next exhibition by the Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors, “Past, Present and Future”. My work is paired with the early twentieth century pictorialist photographer Jane Reece. The exhibition runs from tonight, December 2nd, through January 8th. The galleries of the DSPS are located at 48 High Street in Dayton, Ohio.
November 8th, 2011
"Apple" and "Don't Take This Personally" will both be included in the Ohio Art League's Annual Fall Juried exhibition. The juror this year is Liz Maugans is a co-founder and Managing Director of Zygote Press, Inc. The exhibition is located at Schnormeier Gallery, 221 South Main Street, Mount Vernon, OH 43050 and will run from November 18, 2011 - January 7, 2012. The gallery is located on the campus of Mount Vernon Nazarene University. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, December 2, 6 - 9 p.m.
Oct. 22nd, 2011
Target gallery, part of the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virgina will be exhibiting two prints from Forces of Nature along with work by Tracy Longley-Cook during the month of November as part of the exhibition "Transferred". The exhibition, juried by Regina DeLuise, will open on November 5th and run through December 4th.

The exhibition is part of FotoWeek DC and a reception is planned for November 10th, from 6-8pm which includes a talk by Ms. DeLuise.
October. 8th, 2011
Fresh: Ohio ended yesterday but there is still time to catch the last day of ArtPrize and from walking at the gallery of the Greater Grand Rapids Arts Coucil. Sacred Heart and Apple will be on view in Transferred, an exhibition of alternative photography juried by Regina Deluise which is part of Fotoweek D.C. The exhibition dates are November 5th - 27th.
September 13, 2011
Red Rose Pajama Pants will be on display at Sinclair Community College's Triangle gallery from September 6th through Oct. 6th. There is an installation to minimize the fading of the anthotype which will require visitors to open up curtains to view the photograph. Please visit my blog for an image or two.
August 30th, 2011
Four images from the Return of Dr. Frangst as well as three images from from walking will be on exhibit in Fresh: Ohio at Bowling Green State University's Willard Wankelmann Gallery from September 9th through October 7th. A reception is planned at 8 pm along with an artist talk by Marcella Hackbardt an hour earlier on September 9th. Please visit http://art.bgsu.edu/galleries/current.cf for additional information.
August 11th, 2011
I will be showing four cyanotypes from "The Close-Up World of Dr. Frangst" in the exhibition "Wild Kingdom" in Gallery I & II (School of Art and Design) at Texas State University San Marcos. Exhibition dates are August 24th - September 22nd, 2011. Please visit http://www.finearts.txstate.edu/Art/gall
July 29th, 2011
The Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition is now open and will run until August 7th, 2011. Juror Eric Weeks has selected "Apple" for one of the three Juror's Choice Awards in the professional division. For the complete list of award winners in both the professional and amateur divisions, please visit http://theohiostatefairfineartsexhibitio
July 22nd, 2011
The annual members' show at the Dayton Visual Arts Center is themed "Light" this year and is on view now through August 20th. Please visit http://www.daytonvisualarts.org/content/ for exhibition details. My gold and palladium toned Vandyke Brown print apple won the Lombard Award given to the first place winner. Thank you to Bridgette Bogle for her work in getting the print framed and delivered to DVAC while I am at the residency in Boston.
July 11th, 2011
I am into the fourth week of the residency and have been posting updates on studio work at francisschanberger.wordpress.com. I have also posted links to the websites of the other three artists in residence here at Emmanuel College. You can find the websites of Mari Lacure, Drew Ippoliti and Darien Johnson at http://francisschanberger.com/links.html.
June 27th, 2011
I will be showing work as part of ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan this September. The Greater Grand Rapids Arts Council will host the body of work "from walking" in their 38 West Fulton gallery from Wednesday, September 21st through October 9th, 2011. Other artists showing in the GGRAC space are Inja Cho, Clyde Gaw, Michele Shelton, John Corriveau, Ellen Stuckey, and Jodi Endicott. Please visit the Greater Grand Rapids Arts Council website http://www.artsggr.org/ or the ArtPrize website http://www.artprize.org/ for additional information.
June 12th, 2011
The Ohio State Fair is around the corner. I will be exhibiting two new images, "Apple" and "Sacred Heart" in the 2011 edition of the Fine Arts Exhibition.

The Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition will run from July 27th through August 7th with an opening reception on July 26th from 6-8 pm.

Also, I have moved my blog over to wordpress. The blogspot address will still remain up but please visit francisschanberger.wordpress.com for the most up to date goings on from my studio.
June 8th, 2011
ROY GOES TO CLINTONVILLE FUNDRAISER

Roy G Biv Gallery for Emerging Artists will be hosting an event a little bit north of their digs in Columbus, Ohio on June 17th. Look at all the names of these contributing artists (including me)! Laura Alexander, Michelle Amos, Kyle Boganwright, Molly Jo Burke, Kate Dowell, Rachel Heberling, Andrew Ina, Tony Mendoza, Jesse Mills, Scott Neal, Amy Niewirth, Ryan Orewiler, Stephanie Rond, Boryana Rusenova-Ina, Nikos Fyodor Rutkowski, Francis Schanberger, Cameron Sharp, Aimee Sones, Jeremy Stone, Aaron Troyer, Melissa Vogley-Woods, Ryan Walters.


Please visit http://roygbivgallery.org/events/?event_ for details.
May 17th, 2011
Video for the 2011 Governor's Awards for the Arts in Ohio last Wednesday, May 11 can be found at the Ohio Channel. Glimpses of the awards I made can be briefly seen before each awardee gives their speech. I stand up to be recognized at around 25:20 into the video.

Please visit http://www.ohiochannel.org/MediaLibrary/ to watch the video.
May 7th, 2011
Up on view in the Carnegie Gallery of the Columbus Metropolitan Library (the main branch downtown) is the 100th Annual Spring Juried Exhibition organized by the Ohio Art League. This historical exhibition was juried by Ohio State University Professor of Sculpture, Todd Slaughter. The opening reception is Thursday, May 12, 6 - 8 p.m. in the Carnegie Gallery (2nd Floor) and the exhibition runs through June 24th.

Bridgette Bogle has a painting and I have the vandyke brown print(s) "Flowers from a Cigar Tree" (see my spash image on the homepage at www.francisschanberger.com) on view in this exhibition.
April 22nd, 2011
Up next, the Dayton Visual Art Center is holding their 18th live auction on April 29, 2011 Sinclair Community College’s Ponitz Center. http://www.daytonvisualarts.org/content/

The silent auctions start at 6:30 p.m.; live auction begins at 8 p.m. "Hairy Cemetery Nut" will be somewhere in the Ponitz Center for viewing and bidding.

Ohio Art League's 100th Annual Spring Juried show is right around the corner. This year the exhibition was juried by Todd Slaughter of the Ohio State University. The exhibition will be held on the 2nd floor of the Main Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan library within sight of Todd's installation that reaches from the ceiling down to the 2nd and 3rd floors of the entrance. I'll be installing "Flowers from a Cigar (Catalpa) Tree" at the library sometime next week.
April 2nd, 2011
The Naturalists was deinstalled today ending a month long run at the Ohio Art League Gallery. Do not be dismayed. The exhibition will grow to fill the much larger Dayton Visual Arts Center in September 2012.

There are about two more weeks to catch "Here's Looking at You: Portraits in Ohio" at the Riffe Gallery across from the Ohio State House in downtown Columbus.

I'll post information soon about my two month residency in Boston, Massachusetts.
March 8th, 2011
"Forces of Nature" makes it way to the O.C. Costa Mesa, California that is. From March 7th through April 18th, my Vandyke Brown prints will be on display in the photography gallery of Orange Coast College.

Go to their website at gallery schedule for more information. The Gallery spaces are in the Fine Arts Building (Lobby) and Art Center (2nd floor).

Metered parking is available in Lot D on Merrimac Way.

Hours: 8am - 9pm Monday through Thursday.
February 26th, 2011
The Naturalists, featuring the work of Erin Holzer-Almazan, Diane Stemper and myself, will open on Thursday, March 3rd and run through April 1st at the Ohio Art League gallery at 1552 N. High Street in Columbus, Ohio.

A reception for the artists is scheduled for 6 - 9 pm on March 3rd. The exhibition was beautifully masterminded by curator Bridgette Bogle.

for more info please visit the Ohio Art League website at:

www.oal.org
February 12, 2011
"Here's Looking at You: Portraits in Ohio" is on view at the Riffe gallery through April 17th. Christopher Yates reviewed the exhibit in the February 6th Columbus Dispatch.

I've finished printing the Governor's Awards for the Ohio Arts Council. They will be framed in Columbus, Ohio in preparation for the awards on Arts Day (Ohio) May 11th, 2011.

Coming up in March: "the Naturalists" with Diane Stemper and Erin Holzer Almazan at the Ohio Art League Gallery in Columbus, Ohio and "Forces of Nature" at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California.
January 28th, 2011
Happy belated new year or happy early new year. I am scheduled to give a brief artist talk as part of ImageOhio 11 on Feb. 11th at 11am at the Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery (Columbus).

Here's Looking at You opened last Thursday and today was the noon curator / artist talk with Kay Koeninger. The exhibition continues through April 17th at the Riffe Gallery in downtown Columbus, Ohio.
January 15th, 2011
The opening for ImageOhio 11 is Thursday, January 20 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery in Columbus, Ohio. "Roots with Dirt Clumps in Sixteen Pieces" is tucked away within the gallery.
December 29th, 2010
Here's Looking at You: Portraits in Ohio
January 27 – April 17, 2011

The Riffe Gallery in Columbus, Ohio will be exhibiting the work of fourteen artists in a survey of contemporary portraiture as practiced in Ohio. The exhibition is curated by Kay Koeninger and artists in the show include: Amy Kollar Anderson (Dayton), Leslie Adams (Toledo), Sid Chafetz (Columbus), Ruth Finley (Cleveland), Leesa Haapapuro (Dayton), Marcella Hackbardt (Mount Vernon), Chas Ray Krider (Columbus), Baila Litton (Cleveland), James Pate (Dayton), Ellen Jean Price (Oxford), Leslie Shiels (Cincinnati), Francis Schanberger (Dayton), Marty Shuter (Columbus) and Chun Arthur Wang (Columbus).

I am one of three photographers and also one of four Dayton area artists in this exhibition.
December 20th, 2010
The artist talk for ImageOhio 11 will be on Friday, February 11th at 1:30pm. ImageOhio is an annual exhibition surveying work in photography and video made by artists living and working in Ohio.

This year's juror is Linde Brady, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison currently writing her dissertation on the work of American photographer Paul Outerbridge. Her research interests include American and European modernism with emphasis on the politics of museum display, race and gender identity, and mass advertising culture. She also specializes in the history of photography, and contemporary art and theory. Her M.A. thesis was entitled “Cabinets of Wonder, Objects of Critique: The Museums of Fred Wilson and Mark Dion.” She received her B.A. in art history from the University of Chicago.
December 16th, 2010
Image Ohio 11

One of the composite pieces seen in "from walking", "roots with dirt clumps in sixteen pieces", will be exhibited in the eleventh addition of Image Ohio, an annual showcase of video and still image photography by Ohio artists.

The exhibition will be installed at the Fort Hayes Shot Tower gallery in Columbus, Ohio. The dates for the exhibit will be January 10th - February 11th. There will be an opening reception and an artist talk. Dates to be posted here soon.
December 6th, 2010
I have been honored with a commission by the Ohio Arts Council to create seven photographs specifically to recognize arts patrons, organizations, individual artists, arts administrators, and businesses that have supported the arts in Ohio. The awards will be given out on Arts Day, May 11th, 2011 at the Columbus Athenaeum in Columbus, Ohio.
December 3rd, 2010
Today is the last day for Soho Photo Alternative Processes Exhibition.
November 30th, 2010
The Fifth Annual Ohio Online Visual Artists Registry exhibition, a.k.a. OOVAR, is up and open to the public in downtown Columbus, Ohio until January 3rd, 2011. The Award Reception will be Saturday, December 11 from 2-3:30 in the Arts & Media Division of Main Library. This is an annual juried exhibition that draws upon artists who are part of this statewide visual resource.

"Peninsular Boot" and "Two Seed Pods Colliding" are both in this exhibition.

and if you happen to be in Kalamazoo, Michigan, "Forces of Nature" continues to be shown at the Western Michigan Cancer Center.
November 20th, 2010
"from walking" ended last Thursday. I am going to try and finish up documenting the work from that exhibit during the next few days. In the meantime, January is looming closer which means "Here’s Looking at You: Portraits in Ohio" at the Riffe gallery and Image Ohio 11 which will feature "Roots with Dirt Clumps in 16 Pieces". The Riffe exhibition will feature all fourteen of the "Mis-Taken" portraits.
November 10th, 2010
Soho Photo Gallery will be taking part in the Tribeca Gallery Preview event on Saturday, November 13th. Soho Photo is currently showing the Sixth Annual Alternative Processes Competition, juried by France Scully Osterman and Mark Osterman, in the gallery upstairs along with Dan Burkholder's "The Next Phase: iPhone Photographs". Both exhibitions will run from Nov. 2nd until December 4th. I have two Vandyke Brown Prints in this showing of Altenative Processes: "Sting Ray / Kite" (Honorable Mention) and "Two Leaf Stems".

Other galleries taking part in the Tribeca Gallery Preview are Trans.LUXE Gallery, carriage trade, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, KS Art, Pelavin Gallery, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, Hal Bromm, and the MELA Foundation.