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.

I am grateful to be included in this program. The Norton is personal and special to me. I used to attend the earlier Art After Dark events when I was caring for my mom in Palm Beach. She was in her 90’s and had Alzheimer’s. Visits to the Norton were ‘artist dates’ for me, both recharging my creativity and resetting my mood when the going got tough. They’ve undergone an expansion in the past two years; it was already huge and richly populated when I was last there. Being able to see the changes in person — as a guest artist — is a peak experience for me.

Can you come? If not, please share it with your south Florida friends. We’ll have several poets reading their work, a presentation by the West Palm Beach Mayor’s Sustainability group, and my poetry and photography. You can also share the hashtag, #nortonnow. Art After Dark runs from 5-10 pm, so we’ll have plenty of time to visit outside of the program.

Things Fall Apart

Friday, 11 October 2019
7:00-8:30 pm
Norton Museum of Art
1450 S. Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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poster with message - goodbye merchandised selfI’ve made a downloadable, letter-sized PDF poster for you to use as you wish.

I like this idea of using my images and words to create an activist-style poster. I’d love to see any pics of how and where you use it. Email me at rox@roxannedarling.com or post them to Instagram and tag me @roxannedarling.

Download > Goodbye Merchandised Self by Roxanne Darling


LACP Members’ Juried Exhibition

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

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

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

photo of woman standing in the middle of the road, by Roxanne Darling

Recent Shows and Photography Reviews

I’ve been very focused on developing my photo series, I AM: For the love of nature. My ultimate goals are a solo show and book. My path is to submit to juried exhibitions and photography reviews. So far, I’ve been greeted by much support and acceptance. I do what I do because it speaks to me deeply — and — it feels wonderful when other people acknowledge my work.
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Roxanne Darling, I AM: wrecked on the shore, photograph

The Creative Portrait: Fourth Annual Exhibition, 2018

I recently applied to The Creative Portrait exhibition, presented by the Los Angeles Center of Photography. I felt it was a long shot, but I was wrong! Three of my photographs were accepted into the online gallery and I am thrilled. I have so much respect for the jurors and wanted them to at least see my work. Thank you to all for the the attentive and caring work to curate and present this show. I will be in Los Angeles for the opening on Saturday evening, December 15, 2018. Perhaps I’ll see you there!

Update: I went to the opening and had a wonderful time meeting the jurors and other artists. Thank you David Fahey and Nick Fahey for selecting three of my images for the show. You can read the details here at LACP. Read more

Abstract Photography from Maui

Here are a few of the abstract photographs I took when re-learning how to use a DSLR camera. I first learned film photography in college (1974!) and fell in love with the ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) photos my partner was creating back in 2014-2016. Shane moved on to abstract painting and taught me some of the secrets behind this type of abstract photography that is made entirely in camera. No photoshop tricks or digital manipulation here. Read more

Self-portrait, Roxanne Darling, Drone Photography in Quartzite, AZ

Electron Salon, 2018

I originally applied to the Spring 2018 International Juried Exhibition at LACDA, the LA Center for Digital Art. It was curated by Leigh Gleason, Curator of Collections at the California Museum of Photography. My work was not selected for this show.

A few weeks later, though, the gallery director, Rex Bruce, emailed and invited me to participate in the Electron Salon, April, 2018. “You were selected based your submissions for competition(s) or Snap to Grid as being among the best that were contributed.” OK, that felt really good to read.
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I AM: Resting in the Redwoods, by Roxanne Darling

I AM: Resting in the Redwoods

This photograph is part of my “I AM” series, which are nude portraits of myself exploring the natural states of the female form as expressed in the midst of nature itself. As a 65 year-old woman and emerging artist, I’m curious about the lines between nakedness and sexuality, between self-expression and exhibitionism, between acting and resting, between body perfect and body positive.

The statement in 1s and 0s repeated on the image is the actual binary code for “I AM.” In computer programming, the 1s and 0s represent a binary choice at each step of execution: on or off, yes or no. This appears at first glance to ground the universe in black and white thinking, but in reality, the infinite combinations of 1s and 0s is what creates extraordinary diversity. This diversity is well documented in nature and is becoming ever more appreciated in humanity as well. Read more