Thursday, April 18, 2013

Featured Artist: Craig Blacklock

Sand Island, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin.
© Craig Blacklock

Today's featured artist is Craig Blacklock who's work is  featured in the April, 2013 issue of Outdoor Photographer magazine, Shutterbug and a review of his book " A Voice Within" in the April issue of Black and White magazine. From his CV he writes…….."I learned photography from my father, Les Blacklock, who was a professional nature photographer. I traveled with him on many photography expeditions from the time I was three, and worked along side of him for many years. I attended the University of Minnesota, Duluth as an art major from 1972-1974. I’ve taken workshops from a variety of photographers including Cole and Kim Weston, and attend many lectures each year when I instruct at Fotofusion, in Florida.

I’ve made my living as a freelance landscape photographer since 1976, specializing in large-format images (switched to digital in 2005) of Lake Superior. After working with several publishers, I began self-publishing books in 1993. I work out of my Blacklock Photography Gallery in Moose Lake, Minnesota. I am a Senior Fellow at the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the U of M. I am filming a series of nature videos co-produced with the Center for use as aides to healing and stress relief. I am a co-owner of vSkapes, developing virtual windows using video and HD televisions to bring nature into hospitals, nursing homes, businesses and residential settings. I teach several graduate-level workshops each year for a variety of organizations. The topics range from digital nature photography, to nudes in the landscape."

 (One or two person shows unless noted otherwise.)
Merrill Lynch Fine Art Gallery within Great Lakes Aquarium, 2013
Art Center of St. Peter, Minnesota, 2012
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona, Minnesota, 2012
Merrill Lynch Fine Art Gallery within Great Lakes Aquarium, 2012
Ridgewater College, Willmar, Minnesota, 2008 
Gallery 13, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2006 (group show of nudes)
Minnesota Center for Photography, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2004
Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2004
Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, Minnesota, 2004
Pine Tree Gallery, Ironwood, Michigan, 2002
Waters of Superior/Blacklock Photography Galleries, Minnesota 2002 (ongoing)
Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery, Grand Marais, Minnesota 2001
Sivertson Gallery, Duluth, Minnesota, 2000
Flanders Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota (group exhibition) 1999
Duluth Art Institute, Duluth, Minnesota, 1995
Lee Hall Gallery, Marquette, Michigan, 1994
Pine Tree Gallery, Ironwood, Michigan 1993
Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, Minnesota 1993
Art Resources Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota  1993
Polaroid Corporate Headquarters, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1992
Photographic Images Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 1991
Imprimatur Gallery, Minneapolis, (1984)


The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; George Eastman House; Minnesota Historical Society; Museum of New Mexico; Polaroid Collection; Tweed Museum of Art, and many private,  and corporate collections including the Mayo Clinic, the University of Minnesota hospitals, and many other health care institutions throughout the country. Private collections include Don Sanders and John Tetti.

 (Sole or co-photographed with either Les Blacklock or Nadine Blacklock)
“Apostle Islands — From Land and Sea” 2012
“Pictured Rocks — From Land and Sea” 2012
“Slot Canyons of Page Arizona, April 2011 
“Minnesota’s North Shore” (with accompanying 3 hour movie), 2007 
“A Voice Within — The Lake Superior Nudes”, 2004 
“Horizons”, 2002
“The Duluth Portfolio”, 1995
“Gooseberry”, 1994
“The Lake Superior Images”, 1993
“Border Country, The Quetico-Superior Wilderness”, 1988; re-issued in 1999
“The Geese of Silver Lake”, 1989
“Photographing Wildflowers, Techniques for the Advanced Amateur and Professional”, 1987
“Wild Boars”, 1987
“Minnesota Wild”, 1983
“Our Minnesota”, 1982, revised edition 1992
“Black Hills Badlands, The Web of the West”, 1981
“Journeys to Door County”, first edition 1979, revised edition 1985

To see more of Craig's work and his workshops click "HERE" for his Website

Click on these link for his 2013 workshops: 

Devil's Island, Lake Superior, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.
© Craig Blacklock

"A Voice Within", Plate 23: Honey, Simons Harbour, Pukaskwa National Park, Ontario.
© Craig Blacklock

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