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

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

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

Recent Shows and Photography Reviews

Occupying the Present


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

Roxanne Darling, I AM: wrecked on the shore, photograph

I AM: wrecked on the shore, by Roxanne Darling


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

Kalo Kiss by Roxanne Darling - photograph

“Kalo Kiss”


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

Roxanne and friends at the LCDA Electron Salon opening in Los Angeles

Electron Salon, 2018

Roxanne and friends at the LCDA Electron Salon opening in Los Angeles


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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