Dayton K Knipher
Abstract Photographic Artist


EDUCATION
University of Denver, Bachelor of Fine Arts
Artist Trust, EDGE Professional Development Program

DISTINCTIONS AND AWARDS
2010 - International Conservation Photography Awards - Honorable Mention
2009 - Peggy Lewis Gallery, Yakima Light Project, Larson Gallery Guild Award
2009 - City of Fircrest, Photographic Competition, Overall Honorable Mention
2008 - Washington State Photographer's Exhibition, 1st Place
2008 - Washington State Photographer's Exhibition, Honorable Mention
2008 - Tacoma Photographic Society Spring Show, Best Floral - special award
2008 - Proctor Art Festival, 3rd Place

GALLERY AFFILIATIONS
2009/2010 - Art/Not Terminal Gallery, Seattle, WA
2008/2009 - Tacoma Art Place, Artist in Residence
2008/2009 - A is for Artists Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA
2008/2009 - Port Gamble Gallery, Port Gamble WA

EXHIBITIONS
Solo Shows and Featured Artist Exhibits
2009 - TAP Gallery - Tacoma Art Place, December Featured Artist
2009 - Wineworks, Ellensburg, WA, solo show
2009 - KPT Gallery, Poulsbo, WA, solo show
2008 - Chancellor's Gala, University of Washington Tacoma, Tacoma, WA, solo show
2008 - Tahoma Center Gallery, Tacoma, WA, juried solo show
2008 - Emily's Bistro, Poulsbo, WA, solo show
2008 - TAS Gallery Tacoma Art Supply, Tacoma, WA, invitation, solo show
2007 - William M. Factory International Invitational, Tacoma, WA, featured artist

Juried Shows
2010 - Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, ICP Exhibit, U of WA, Seattle, WA, honorable mention
2010 - Tacoma Photographic Society, Spring Photography Competition, Puyallup, WA
2010 - The Tacoma Art Museum, The Secret Language of Animals, Photography Competition, Tacoma, WA
2010 - Two Wall Gallery, Foolery, Vashon Island, WA
2010 - La Familia Gallery, Reinventing the Wheel, Seattle, WA
2010 - Peggy Lewis Gallery, Yakima Light Project, national competition, Yakima, WA, Larson Gallery Guild Award
2009 - Frank Tobey Jones, Senior Art Show, Tacoma WA, jurors Marit Berg, Melissa Post, William Turner
2009 - Pierce College, Pierce Arts, Lakewood WA
2009 - Two Vaults Gallery, Rabbitual, Tacoma, WA
2009 - Maritime Museum Gallery, Maritime Fest Art Show, juror Amy McBride - Art Director, City of Tacoma
2009 - Tacoma Community College, 7th Annual Juried Competition, Tacoma, WA
2009 - City of Kent, Summer Arts Gala, Kent, WA, jurors Ushani Nanayakkara and Ford Gilbreath
2009 - Art Not Terminal, Photography Competition, Seattle, WA
2009 - City of Fircrest, Photography Competition, Fircrest, WA Overall Honorable Mention
2009 - City of Seatac, Photography Competition, , Seatac, WA
2009 - Larson Gallery, National Photo Exhibition, Yakima,WA, juror, Ellen Garvens - U of Washington
2009 - The CVG Show, CVG Gallery, Bremerton,WA, juror, Gary Faigin - Gage Academy
2008 - Northwinds Art Center, Art Port Townsend, Port Townsend, WA, juror - Barbara Shaiman, Seattle Art Museum Gallery
2008 - Washington State Photographer's Exhibition, Puyallup, WA, First Place and Honorable Mention
2008 - Proctor Art Festival and Artwalk, Tacoma, WA, Third Place
2008 - Kitsap Arts and Crafts Festival, Port Gamble, WA
2008 - CR Gallery, Silence, Kenmore, WA
2007 - Old Town Silverdale Art Walk, Silverdale, WA
2007 - Proctor Art Festival, Tacoma, WA
2007 - CR Gallery, Speaking in Tongues, Kenmore, WA

Selected Group Shows
2010 - Seattle Design Center Showroom, RISE, Artist Trust EDGE graduates, Seattle, WA - Exhibit Coordinator
2010 - The Tacoma Art Museum, The Chair Affair, Northwest Furniture Bank Charity Auction, Tacoma, WA
2009 - Iron Gallery, University of Washington, On the Verge, Artist Trust EDGE B group show, Tacoma, WA
2009 - Collective Visions Gallery, On the Verge, Artist Trust EDGE B group show, Bremerton, WA
2009 - Belltown Art Walk, Seattle, WA, June, August, September
2009 - Tacoma Art Walk, Tacoma, WA, August
2009 - Tacoma Art Museum, Zeit-Bike, Tacoma, WA
2009 - Washington State Department of Ecology, Olympia, WA
2009 - Washington State Department of Health, New Beginnings, Olympia, WA
2008 - Tacoma Art Slam, Tacoma, WA, November
2008 - Mandolin Café, Tacoma, WA
2008 - Tacoma City Hall Gallery, Tacoma Municipal Building, Tacoma, WA
2008 - Tacoma Art Walk, Tacoma, WA, February/March, May
2007 - TAP Gallery, Tacoma Art Place, Tacoma, WA, featured artist - gallery opening
2007 - Tacoma Art Slam, Tacoma, WA, November
2007 - Port Townsend Gallery Walk, Port Townsend, WA
2007 - Tacoma Art Walk, Tacoma, WA July
2007 - Rampart Gallery, Tacoma Then and Now, Tacoma, WA

CATALOG AND PUBLICATIONS
2010 - Photo Media, International Conservation Photography Awards, award winner
2009 - The News Tribune, Soundlife, At Iron Gallery, 14 local artists are "On the Verge" 12-6-2009 (front page)
2009 - Art at Work Catalog, City of Tacoma - Art at Work Month, studio tour
2009 - Got Timber? Tacoma Historical Society Catalog, program cover
2009 - Art Access, "On the Verge," Collective Visions Gallery, September and October
2009 - The News Tribune, Go Arts, "Rabbitual Takes Over Two Vaults, 8-28-2009
2009 - Art Access, A is for Artist Gallery, April featured artist
2009 - South Sound Women Artists 2009, book "Our Sense of Place"
2009 - The CVG Show 2009 Catalog, Collective Visions Gallery, photographic arts
2009 - Tacoma Weekly, City Scene - Tacoma Art Place Welcomes 1st Artist in Residence, 1-1-2009 (front page)
2009 - City of Tacoma 2009 Calendar, Oct/Dec featured artist
2008 - Expressions Northwest, Art Port Townsend Juried Art Show - program cover
2008 - Terrain, University of Washington Quarterly Publication, Tacoma, WA
2008 - Sister Cities Artist-Made Artwork Catalog, Tacoma, WA

PUBLIC/CORPORATE COLLECTIONS AND COMMISSIONED WORKS
2009 - Department of Ecology, Olympia, WA, "Echo Eco"
2009 - The Midwifery Institute of Philedelphia, Philadephia, PA, "Rust and Stone"
2007 - CR Gallery, Episcopal Redeemer Church, Kenmore, WA, "Redeemer's Symphony"
2007 - City of Tacoma Portable Works, Tacoma, WA, "Nature's Totem

RELATED EXPERIENCE
2010 - Five Views, CVG Gallery, Board Room, Bremerton, WA, Exhibit Coordinator
2010 - RISE, Artist Trust Edge Graduate Exhibit, Seattle Design Center, Exhibit Coordinator
2009 - Tacoma Art Place, Tacoma, WA, TAP Gallery Curator