Marie Claire Italia and Me

photo spread in Marie Claire Italia magazine with Roxanne Darling

 

Way back in 1996, I built and published my very first website. I cried the moment I clicked “Publish” — overwhelmed by the idea that anyone in the world could now (in theory) connect with me. I’ve always experienced the internet as an oddly spiritual place, one where like-minded and like-hearted humans connect on even the tiniest and quirkiest of shared interests. Increasingly, we don’t have to depend on lineage or geography, and instead, the power of energy is coming to the fore. It goes along with the drive for increased ‘authenticity’ and a willingness to be more of who you are and less of who you are not. In essence, we are abandoning the need to fit in for the freedom to express our unique desires and points of view. Read more

collage of shots magazine cover and B&W image of woman lying on the ground in joshua tree

Shots Magazine Selection Summer 2020

collage of shots magazine cover and B&W image of woman lying on the ground in joshua tree

Shots Magazine Editorial Selection

I entered work for the Shots Magazine theme, Into the Wild, in late Spring, 2020 — my first submission to a print publication. Having my work accepted? It gave me the “chicken skin” and a heart full of gratitude. You can find me in Shots Magazine, Issue No. 48, on page 23.

I love how they describe their editorial process, so I’m quoting it here, slightly condensed: Read more

2020 International Juried Exhibition

postcard image from 2020 international juried exhibition by center for photographic art in carmel, ca


2020 International Juried Exhibition

Juror: Aline Smithson, Editor-in-Chief, Lenscratch
Center for Photographic Art
Director: Ann Jastrab
Carmel, CA

I met Ann Jastrab at the CENTER Santa Fe review and she has been a tremendous supporter of my work. For this exhibition, over 2500 images were submitted. 110 were selected by juror, Aline Smithson. (40 in the gallery and 70 in the online show.) Aline is one of our champions in photography. I find her own photographic work technically superb and often whimsical in subject matter, resulting in a large body of work and countless awards. (I’m especially fond of this series she did with her mom.) But that’s only the start as Aline is a beloved fine art photography instructor and also runs the website, Lenscratch, which features a new photographer every single day. Read more

poster for How to Write an Artwork Essay

How to Write an Artwork Essay

poster for How to Write an Artwork Essay


Mining Your Artwork for Meaning and Methods

I was recently in a funk with my artwork from so much sheltering in place and the repetition of my schedule, my meals, etc. I am not complaining; I have it pretty easy compared to many others. But the funk is still the funk! So I listened to the audio version of the New Yorker art critic, Jerry Saltz’s, How to Be an Artist. It worked. And led me to write an artwork essay about my current photo series.

One of his points that stuck with me was about placing one’s art in the current moment and not try to fit it into art standards or methods of the past. He inspired me to embrace my tools, my methods, and my results as being part of my creative commentary on today, for today. Read more

Poetry and Prose for the Planet

photo - saying goodbye to my merchandised self by roxanne darling


Poetry and Prose for the Planet

Friday • August 14, 2020
12 – 1 pm EDT

The Cream Literary Alliance and the City of West Palm Beach Office of Sustainability present Poetry and Prose for the Planet, a literary event examining climate change.

This event features the following:
Roxanne Darling: artist and poet
Richard W. Emory, Jr.: author of Fighting Pollution and Climate Change: An EPA Veteran’s Guide How to Join in Saving Our Life on Planet Earth
Eduardo Condes: poet
Ellis Elliott: poet
Amy Dahan: poet
Laurie Kuntz: poet
David Spielberg: poet and writer Read more

Solo Show and Artist Talk at galleryFRITZ

photo of roxanne darling sitting in the grass a storm approaches


I AM: For the Love of Nature

31 January – March 15 2020

EXTENDED for two more weeks!
galleryFRITZ
540 S Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-820-1888

Opening Reception: Friday, 31 January

Artist Talk: Saturday, 15 February, 2-3 pm

Project Website: iamfortheloveofnature.com
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Presenting on Climate Change at the Norton Museum of Art

The Cream Literary Alliance in West Palm Beach is hosting an event on climate change and I’ve been invited as the featured presenter to show my photographs, read a few poems, and discuss how my work is in support of the love of nature. This 90-minute program is part of the Norton’s Art After Dark series — free events at the museum on Friday nights. Read more

LACP Members’ Juried Exhibition

photo of woman in a field with horses

Equus Among Us [previously named Mustang Convertible] by Roxanne Darling


About the Exhibition

Opening: August 10th – 6-8 pm
Show Dates: August 10-31, 2019
Juror: Douglas McCulloh
Sponsor: LACP Sixth Annual Members’ Exhibition
Location: dnj Gallery
3015 Ocean Park Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90405 Read more

photo: I AM: Discussing age at sunset with a saguaro

Juried Exhibition: unconstrained at ASmith Gallery

photo: I AM: Discussing age at sunset with a saguaro

Discussing Age at Sunset with a Saguaro


My piece, Discussing Age at Sunset with a Saguaro, was selected for the ‘unconstrained’ juried exhibition at the ASmith Gallery in Johnson City, TX. Since it’s relatively close to home (here in Santa Fe, NM) I used the opening to take my first solo trip in the RV to attend. Let me tell you – I had a wonderful trip from start to finish! I’ve attached a few photos from the trip and really touched a nerve with my RV in the sunset in West Texas. Seems there are many who at least dream of heading out on a solo adventure to somewhere. I am all in favor of it. Read more

Limited Edition 5×5 Prints For Sale at CPW

Two photos by Roxanne Darling


In May, I participated in my first official photography review at the Center for Photography, Woodstock in NY. As a result, I was invited to submit two images to be part of their annual 5×5 fundraiser. These are images printed at 5×5 and then framed to 10×10, in limted editions of 5 each. All proceeds are donated to CPW to support their scholarships and ongoing programs. Read more