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PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE ARTS & FINE ART HUMAN FORMS

durga Garcia, A published, International Shown with several major Awards and Merited photographer of fine art images. Having images in Public and Private collections.

A South Florida based freelance professional photographer of art for artists, portraits, commercial projects & events. With several long term projects and books to her credit.

Bringing a most uncommon background to her pictures, a past that has her living in many countries and across America, working as a racehorse trainer, equine veterinary paramedic, yoga teacher, member of the U.S. International Pistol Team and certified art appraiser.

durga has parlayed her years of experience as a certified art appraiser into a special talent for conveying those nuanced details. Keeping current her senior fine art appraisal accreditions.

She lectures on photography for area groups, camera clubs, Artists of Palm beach County & Palm Beach Photographic Centre.
Leads Photo walks at Jonathan Dickinson State Park and MacAurthur State Park.
Hosts a blog for photographers giving tips and tricks of the business and is writing a book for kids, “Your First Photography Book”.
Also has also judged several area Art and Photography shows.



UPCOMING LECTURES

August 10, Photograhpy Lecture and Curse up the Loxahatchee River at JONATHAN DICKINSON STATE PARK, Tequesta, Florida
JULY 27, Photography 101 Class & Photowalk, John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, North Palm Beach, Florida
Spring 2014 Art & Photography Workshop in Tuscany, Italy
Fall 2014 Photo Tour Fall, Iceland

CURRENT & UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

N.A.W.A Gallery, NYC “Clothing Optional” July 11- August 28, 2013 with “Affinity” & “Rueben’s Door” both on paper
Goggle Works Center for the Arts, Reading PA “Exposed” June 20 - July 21, 2013 with “One Dozen Body Shapes” on paper and
“Learning to Dance into the Storm” on wood panel
Wellington Community Center Exhibit, August 1 - October 31, 2013, Wellington Art Society Exhibit, with "Sisters"
Wellington City Hall Exhibit, August 31 - December 31, 2013, Wellington Art Society Exhibit, showing my landscapes
Palm Beach College, "BARK" Invitational Exhibit, September 2014

AWARDS

AWARDS:
EROS Awards 2013, "Trio" 3rd Place, "Reuben's Door" & "One Dozen Body Shapes" Finalest Award
ZEBRA Awards 2013, "Jasime" Finialist Award
PPA Southeast Region Print Competition, 2013, "One Dozen Body Shapes" and "Wilda, the Unicorn" Merited Awards
PWP Spring International 2013, "Someone's Daughter" Honorable Mention
Bristal UK Salon 2013, "One Dozen Body Shapes" and "Jasmine"
NUDE 2013, "One Dozen Body Shapes""Reuben's Door" "Affinity" & Reuben's Garden" award winners & published in Nude 2013 Book
ARTAVITA 2013, "Learning to Dance into the Storm" 4th Palce award
GALA Awards, 2012 Fine Art Competition. “Jasmine” Honorable Mention Award
8th Image Salon DELFT, Holland 2012, "Atlantis Beauty", Fotobond Honourable Mention
The 22nd Annual All Florida Juried Art Show, 2012, “Learning to Dance into the Storm”, 1st place award
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Photographic Competition, 2012, "Canoers on the Loxahatchee", 1st place award
Light, Space & Time Gallery, 2012, Special Recognition Award, 2013 All Women, "Wilda, the Unicorn" 3rd Place Award. 2013 Figurtive, "TRIO" Honorable Mention Award
Best of Photography 2011 Book, "Spider Girl" published
FORUM Magazine 31st Annual Photography Contest 2011, **"Spider Girl", 4th place award (14,000 entries) shown at Brooks Institute, Gallery 27, Santa Barbara, CA
Miami/Palm Beach Inter-Guild Competition 2011, *"Spider Girl", Best of Show Digital
EROS Awards 2011, "Spider Girl" & "Old Armchair", both award winners
The Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, 2011, "Whats for Dinner"
Florida Professional Photographers Print Competition, 2011, *"Spider Girl" & "Norm Gitzens Necklace", Merited
Center for Fine Art Photography, Colorado, 2011, *Old Tree Reflections", accepted into permeant collection
Lighthouse ArtCenter, **Landscapes: Painters of Scenery, 2010, "Lunar Celebration" 
**Mutable Sins 2010, "Until Ever After"; **Hocus Pocus 2010, "Toths Bird" & "Unlucky Brides"; **Contempo, 2010 "Underwater Blue" & "Undressing Red"
National photography Digital Imagery Exhibition, Palm Beach College 2010, **"Atlantis Beauty", 1st Place Award


PAST JURIED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Florence Design Week 2013, Italy
MPLS Photo Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota 2013
Image Salon Delft, Delft, Holland, 2012
Darkroom Gallery, Vermont, 2012
The von Liebig Art Center, Naples, Florida 2012
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida 2012
Palm Beach Photographic Centre, Palm Beach, Florida, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Court House Cultural Center Galleries, Stuart Florida, 2009, 2010, 2012
Light, Space & Time Gallery, 2011, 2012
Lighthouse ArtCenter, Tequesta, Florida 2010, 2011, 2012
Brooks Institute, Gallery 27, Santa Barbara, California, 2011
The Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, California, 2011
Center for Fine Art Photography, Colorado, 2011,
Palm Beach College, 2010



PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

*PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS of AMERICA
*NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of WOMEN ARTISTS
*NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of PHOTOSHOP PROFESSIONALS
*FLORIDA PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS
*PALM BEACH PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS GUILD
*BOCA MUSEUM ARTISTS' GUILD
*WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY
*ARTISTS of PALM BEACH COUNTY



 

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