A Real Object.

I came to Tucson with a box full of dirt from Wyandot County knowing it would be my only connection to my home for months. I dug ten separate holes from ten different locations of significance to my life (my parents childhood homes, my elementary school, etc.) and put the dirt in individually labeled zip …

Baptism: A Photographic Exhibition

This Friday in Clintonville; I would love to see you there.


Baptism: A Photographic Exhibition

Opening Reception / June 16th / 6-8pm / Pennington Custom Art Services


We went down to the river and baptized one another in the name of art, of photography and of those who came before us. On a brisk Sunday afternoon, late October, we became the film: encased in darkness, exposed to light for the briefest of moments, back into the darkness to be washed before permanently entering the light. Film development is incredibly ritualistic, a baptism of silver. This is our nod to our medium; we honor it by becoming it. Like a painter relies on oils and a sculptor clay, a photographer is dependent on darkness and water. We are alchemists, stealing moments, creating something from nothing but light.

We are women. We are artists. We are the film.

In collaboration with The Honeybee Squad:

Lauren Garms
Helen Hoffelt
Kayla Suzanne Holdgreve
Tamrin Ingram

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Fistfuls of dandelions hand delivered to a mother who refused to tell me they were weeds. On hands and knees we ate the grass, slicing our tongues in a world of pretend.

Vacationland II.

Here is another selection of words and images from my most recent project, Vacationland. See the first batch of images and read more about the project here.  

Fresh Figs #1! ~ Kaitlyn Jo Smith

Pretty sweet to be recognized by someone who’s art is so rad!

hello, fig

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HELLO!!! ‘Fresh Figs’ (bad title? hmmmm) is a new ‘series’ featuring G O O D new artists who mailed me work after my call for submissions

first up IS Kaitlyn! Jo! Smith! Kaitlyn says ~ ~ ~

‘Hi, I’m a young artist from Northwestern Ohio. I work in mixed media, printmaking, sculpture and collage: most of these pieces deriving from a photographic element. My art often includes found imagery/objects and contains themes of nostalgia, femininity, body image and societal pressures.’

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here are some ‘computer-links’ to Kaitlyn’s website, wordpress and tumblr

i hope you enjoy her work, more ‘Fresh Figs’ (bad title? hmmmmm) soon!

(btw if you feel like submitting something yourself, please see the ‘guidelines’ here

H a p p y T h u r s d a y, P e o p l e! ! ! [Ben :D]

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ImageOHIO 15 at ROY G BIV Gallery

I am so honored to be a part of this show with so many other incredible artists. If you find yourself around Columbus the 23rd of this month stop by the opening; it’s sure to be a wonderful evening!



ImageOHIO 15

Juried by Benjamin Montague

Exhibition runs from January 20-February 20, 2015, at the Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, January 23, from 7-9pm

Artists’ Panel Discussion: Friday, February 20, from 1-2pm

ROY G BIV presents ImageOHIO 15, their 15th annual exhibition of the best photography, video and digital art by Ohio artists.  This year’s juror Benjamin Montague (Wright State University) selected 42 works by 25 artists and 1 artist collective, which collectively represent the innovative artwork produced in the Midwest.

Exhibition is at the Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery (546 Jack Gibbs Blvd., Columbus, OH 43215).  Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, from 9am-5pm

We would like to congratulate Ohio Art League artist, Virginia Kistler, for being selected along with Darren Baker, Michelle Burdine, Kimberly Burleigh, Joy Christiansen Erb, Nicole Crock, Toby Kaufmann-Buhler with Nathaniel Bartlett, Ray Klimek, Paula Willmot Kraus, Kent Krugh…

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