Denise Bush Photography

artist statement

 

My passion for photography has rewarded me with the opportunity to examine the world more carefully - to really look, and see. Success is two-fold; first in making the discovery and capturing the moment that calls to me and second, in transferring that sense of discovery to the viewer. Drawn to images that offer a strong composition, pattern and rhythm I seek to create work with a unique perspective (both visually and intellectually). Pushing the limits of traditional composition 'rules' excites me. Captivating my attention, the landscape, nature subjects and things from the past are common themes in my work. My approach is intuitive and I choose to impose no constraints, leaving myself open only to possibilities.

bio
 

Denise earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Moore College of Art and Design, and has worked as a Graphic Designer for over 30 years. Photography is Denise’s fine art medium of choice. She is an exclusive contributor at iStockphoto and Getty images and her art prints can be purchased through Fine Art America. Denise participates in juried exhibits and competitions often and has accumulated many awards over the years. She has acted as a photography judge for juried exhibits and more than 16 camera clubs and organizations including the Photographic Society of America. Denise also teaches workshops, leads photo tours and offers one-on-one digital photography training. Find a link to Denise's photo blog where she displays her current work and thoughts about photography on the home page.

experience

Over 25 years in the commercial art field, includes working with Adobe Photoshop for many years. (Graphic Design & Illustration resume available by request.)
Introduced to photography on a serious level with college course in 1975. Interest was renewed in 2001 while studying under an accomplished photographer, instructor and artist.
In 2003 natural transition to digital photography utilizes Photoshop experience and allows the control of in-studio print-making.
Participated in many classes, workshops and exhibits from 2003 to present.
In 2009 became an exclusive photography contributor at iStockphoto and Getty Images.
In recent years developed one-on-one training program, photo tours, presentations and workshops.

education

BFA Moore College of Art & Design 1978

Post-Baccalaureate - Computer Graphics,Photoshop,Website Design,Drawing,B&W Photo I,B&W Photo II

awards
2nd Place Montrose Visual Arts Guild Professional Photography Div. - Sept. 2016 (Curve Appeal)
Hon. Mention Smithville Juried Photo Show - Summer 2014 (Elizabeth)
3rd Place Hammonton Arts Center Member Exhibition - Dec. 2013 (Behind the Closed Door)
Silver Medal DVCCC International Photo Travel Competition 2012 (Observation Platform)
Silver Medal DVCCC International Photo Travel Competition 2012 (Capturing Autumn)
2nd Place for SJCC 2011-12 Season - Group A Mono Prints
2nd Place for SJCC 2011-12 Season - Group A Digital
First Place Hammonton Arts Center Juried Photography Exhibition Mar. 2012 (Seating Available)
Hon. Mention Hammonton Arts Center Juried Photography Exhibition Mar. 2012 (Open With Caution)
Hon. Mention Hammonton Arts Center Juried Photography Exhibition Mar. 2012 (Rusty Bicycles)
Hon. Mention SJCC Digital Award Group A - June 2012 (Red-eyed Monster)
2nd Place SJCC Digital Group A - May 2012 (Observation Platform)
First Place SJCC Digital Award Group A - April 2012 (Fixer Upper)
Hon. Mention SJCC Mono Prints Award Group A - Mar. 2012 (Leaning Storage Solution)
Hon. Mention SJCC Digital Award Group A - Dec. 2011 (Gulf Station Relics)
Hon. Mention SJCC Color Prints Award Group A - Dec. 2011 (Capturing Autumn)
Hon. Mention SJCC Color Prints Award Group A - Dec. 2011 (Double Doors)
2nd Place SJCC Mono Prints Award Group A - Nov. 2011 (Distant Island)
2nd Place SJCC Mono Prints Award Group A - Sept. 2011 (Prison Ghost)
First Place Center for the Arts of SJ Juried Photo Show - Fall 2010 (Where the Water Falls)
First Place Ch. Hill Fall Into the Arts Juried Photo Show - Fall 2010 (Seating Available)
Hon. Mention SJCC Digital Award Group A - Dec. 2010 (Hudson View)
Hon. Mention SJCC Digital Award Group A - Oct. 2010 (Horseshoe Falls at Night)
Hon. Mention SJCC Digital Award Group A - Sept. 2010 (Still Standing)
First Place Smithville Juried Photo Show - Summer 2010 (Seating Available)
Merit Award Ransley Juried Art Show (BC Art Guild) - Spring 2010 (Old Rusty Truck)
Second Place Medford Arts Center Juried Photo Show - Feb. 2010 (Seating Available)
Hon. Mention SJCC Digital Award Group A - May 2010 (Adams Falls)
2nd Place SJCC Color Prints Award Group A - May 2010 (A Place to Sit)
Hon. Mention SJCC Digital Award Group A - May 2010 (Foggy Barn)
2nd Place SJCC Color Prints Award Group A - Mar. 2010 (Bare Necessities)
3rd Place SJCC Digital Award Group A - Nov. 2009 (Seating Available)
Hon. Mention SJCC Digital Award Group A - Nov. 2009 (Old Broken Pier)
Hon. Mention Cherry Hill Arts Board, Fall Into the Arts Photo Exhibit - Oct. 2009 (Contains Lead)
Hon. Mention SJCC Mono. Print Award Group A - Oct. 2009 (The Dead Zone)
Hon. Mention SJCC Mono. Print Award Group A - Oct. 2009 (Cell Block 2)
3rd Place SJCC Digital Award Group A - Sept. 2009 (Extreme Hibiscus)
2nd Place SJCC Digital Award Group A - June 2009 (Contains Lead)
Hon. Mention SJCC Color Print Award Group A - May 2009 ('57 Special)
3rd Place SJCC Digital Award Group A - April 2009 (Old Rusty Truck)
Hon. Mention SJCC Mono. Print Award Group A - Feb. 2009 (Light From Above)
Hon. Mention SJCC Digital Award Group A- Feb. 09 (A River Runs Through It)
1st Place SJCC Digital Award Group A - Jan. 2009 (Somerville Sports Rider)
2nd Place SJCC Mono Print Award Group A -Dec. 08 (Foggy Morning Field Work)
Hon. Mention SJCC Digital Award Group A- Dec. 08 (Maine Morning)
3rd Place Cherry Hill Arts Council 'Fall Into the Arts' Juried Photo Show - Oct. 2008 (Now Swimming)
Hon. Mention Center for the Arts of SJ Juried Photo Exhibit - Oct. 2008 (Shenandoah Sunrise I)
Hon. Mention Mountain Trail October Contest 'Trees' - Oct. 2008 (Color Reflections)
3rd Place SJCC Color Print Award Group A - Sept. 08 (Jefferson at Dawn)
2nd Place SJCC Color Prints A for '07-'08 Season
3rd Place SJCC Digital A for '07-'08 Season
1st Place SJCC Digital Award Group A - June 2008 (Kimmel Abstract)
Hon. Mention SJCC Digital Award Group A - June 2008 (Shenandoah Sunrise I)
1st Place Photography Ransley Juried Art Show (BC Art Guild) - Spring 2008 (Bottled Colors)
Hon. Mention SJCC Digital Award Group A - Nov. 2007 (Spirit Dancer)
2nd Place SJCC Color Print Award Group A - May 2008 (Rooftop Garden Rooftops)
3rd Place SJCC Digital Award Group A - April 2008 (No Swimming)
1st Place SJCC Digital Award Group A - March 2008 (Really Red)
Hon. Mention SJCC Digital Award Group A - March 2008 (Harper's Barn)
2nd Place SJCC Digital Award Group A - Jan. 2008 (Mummer's Clown)
2nd Place SJCC Color Print Award Group A- Jan. 2008 (Attractive Wigs)
Hon. Mention SJCC Color Print Award Group A - Jan. 2008 ('57 Special)
Hon. Mention SJCC Color Print Award Group A - Nov. 2007 (Kiss Me!)
Hon. Mention SJCC Digital Award Group A - Nov. 2007 (Spirit Dancer)
Finalist Photographer's Forum '07 Contest - 6% qualified (Attractive Wigs)
1st Place SJCC Monochrome A for '06-'07 Season
1st Place New Views VI Historical Juried Fine Art Exhibit - Burl. Cnty - Spring 2007 (Mercury)
1st Pl. Photography R. Ransley Juried Art Exhibit - Burl. Cnty Art Guild - Spring 2007 (Attractive Wigs)
Sutterbug Mag. Bugs Contest Finalist - April 07 Issue (Color Reflections)
Hon. Mention SJCC Mono. Print Award Group A - March 2007 (Color Reflections)
1st Place SJCC Mono Print Award Group A - Dec. 2006 (Portrait of Squami)
Hon. Men. SJCC Color Print Award Group B - Nov. 06 (Cliffside Color)
Hon. Men. Nature Workshop Annual Photo Contest - Nov. 2006 (Bernard Morning)
Hon. Mention SJCC Digital Award - Oct. 06 (Who Done It?)
3rd Place SJCC Mono Print Award Group A - Oct. 06 (Whole Pigs)
2nd Place SJCC Color Print Award Group B - Sept. 06 (The Moving Wall)
Finalist Photographer's Forum '06 Contest - 6% qualified (Flight Time)
Hon. Mention Juried Smithville Photo Show - Sum 06 (Really Red)
2nd Place Winter Ghosts Juried Exhibit Glouc. Cty College - May 2006 (Winter Barn)
2nd Place SJCC Digital - April 2005 (Beach Toddler)
Hon. Mention SJCC Color Print Award Group B - April 2006 (Seeing Double)
3rd Place SJCC Monochrome Print Award Group B - March 2006 (Waving Shadows)
1st Place SJCC Digital - February 2006 (Resting Hummer)
1st Place SJCC Color Print Award Group B - February 2006 (Watchful Waiting)
2nd Place SJCC Color Print Award Group B - Feb. 06 (Whitesbog Dragonfly II)
Hon. Mention SJCC Digital - February 2006 (Bluebird I)
1st Place SJCC Digital - January 2006 (Flight Time)
1st Place SJCC Monochrome Print Award Group B - January 2006 (Cactus Wren)
2nd Place SJCC Digital - December 2005 (View From The Barn)
2nd Place SJCC Color Print Award Group B - December 2005 (Leader of the Pack)
Hon. Men. Nature Workshop Annual Photo Contest - Nov. 2005 (Rainy Day Birch Trees)
Hon. Mention NJFCC Fall Monochrome Prints Group B- Nov. 2005 (Mt. Holly Racer)
Hon. Mention SJCC Mono. Print Award SJCC Group B - Nov. 2005 (Orchids on Black)
Hon. Mention SJCC Digital Award - Oct. 2005 (Screech Owl Disguised)
3rd Place Burl.Cnty Farmalnd Preservation Photo Exhibit - July 05 (View From the Barn)
PHOTOgraphic Mag. Bugs Contest Finalist July 05 Issue (Whitesbog Dragonfly II)
Hon. Mention Slides SJCC Group B - June 2005 (Sunflower)
3rd Place Wharton St. Forest Contest&Exhibition - Spring 2005 (Reflection w/ Lilypads)
2nd Place Mono Prints SJCC Group B - May 2005 (Mt. Holly Racer)
3rd Place Prints SJCC Group B - April 2005 (Tree Swallow Couple)
3rd Place Slides SJCC Group B - March 2005 (Whitesbog Sunset)
Hon. Mention NJFCC Spring Prints Group B- March 2005 (Kestrel Profile)
1st Place Slides SJCC Group B - February 2005 (Whitesbog Dragonfly I)
3rd Place Slides SJCC Group B - February 2005 (Reflection With Lilypads)
3rd Place SJCC Color Print Award Group B - February 2005 (Barnegat Light Show)
Hon. Mention SJCC Color Print Award Group B - February 2005 (Sisters)
Hon. Mention SJCC Mono. Print Award SJCC Group B - Jan. 2005 (Circular Reflection)
2nd Place SJCC Photo Scavenger Hunt - December 2004
Hon. Mention Color Print Award SJCC Group B - Oct 2004 (Kestrel Profile)
3rd Place Monochrome Award SJCC Group B - Sept 2004 (Winter House)
Finalist Photographer's Forum 04 Contest - (Whitesbog Dragonfly I) 6% qualified
1st Place Year End Monochrome Award SJ Camera Club Group B - total points for yr.
1st Place Monochrome Award SJCC Group B - April 2004 (This Old House - Detail)
3rd Place Monochrome Award SJCC Group B - April 2004 (Water Lilies I)
3rd Place Merit Award Lourdes Annual Photo Show - Spring 2004 (On Duty)
Hon. Mention Monochrome Award SJCC Group B - Feb 2004 (Candlelight Vigil)
1st Place Monochrome Award SJCC Group B - Dec 2003 (On Duty)

shows

Remnants & Remains Solo Exhibit - Wright Opera House, Ouray - Nov. 13, 2016 - Jan. 8, 2017
Tremendous TREES Solo Exhibit - Cimarron Coffee & Books, Ridgway - Oct. 2016
Ouray Community Artists Exhibit - Ridgway Library - Nov. - Dec. 2016
Montrose Visual Arts Guild Annual Exhibition - Sept. 2016
Smithville Preserved Farmland Visions Project & Juried Exhibit - Summer 2015
Medford Arts Center Juried Photography Exhibit - Jan. '15 - Feb. '15
Remnants & Remains Solo Exhibit - Cherry Hill Public Library Gallery - Dec. 2014
Smithville Juried Photography Exhibit - Summer 2014
Medford Arts Center Juried Photography Exhibit - Jan. '14 - Feb. '14
Rust to Roses - Close-ups by D Bush & P Worley - Gallery 6 S. Main, Medford - Nov. '13 - Jan. '14
SJ Camera Club/Medford Art Center Photography Exhibit (Chairperson) Summer 2013
Medford Art Center Juried Photography Exhibit - Feb.-Mar. 2013
Juried Smithville Photo Show (Burl. Cnty Office Cultural&Heritage Affairs) - Summer 2012
Samaritan Hospice Gallery Group Photography Exhibit - Summer 2012
Pinelands Photography Group Exhibition - Spring 2012
Medford Art Center Juried Photography Exhibit - Feb.-Mar. 2012
Center for the Arts in Southern New Jersey Juried Photography Show - Nov. 2011
Juried Smithville Photo Show (Burl. Cnty Office Cultural&Heritage Affairs) - Summer 2011
Samaritan Hospice Gallery Solo Exhibit 'Earthly Treasures - Spring 2011
Medford Art Center Juried Photography Exhibit - Feb.-Mar. 2011
Center for the Arts in Southern New Jersey Juried Photography Show - Nov. 2010
Fall Into the Arts Juried Photography Exhibit - Cherry Hill Cultural - Fall 2010
Juried Smithville Photo Show (Burl. Cnty Office Cultural&Heritage Affairs) - Summer 2010
Ransley Juried Art Show (sponsored by Burlington County Art Guild) - Spring 2010
Triple Vision (3 Woman Exhibit) - Art Gallery, Camden County College, Blackwood, NJ - Feb. 2010
People, Places & Things (3 Woman Exhibit) - Dr. David Flinker Gallery, Virtua, Mt. Holly - Dec. 09
Center for the Arts in Southern New Jersey Juried Photography Show - Nov. 2009
Medford Cultural Arts Calendar Contest & Exhibit - Winter 09-10
Pinelands Photography Group Exhibition - Spring 09
Juried Smithville Photo Show (Burl. Cnty Office Cultural&Heritage Affairs) - Summer 09
Ransley Juried Art Show (sponsored by Burlington County Art Guild) - Spring 2009
Invitational Photography Exhibit at Creative Genius Gallery (Medford) - Jan.-Feb. 2009
South Jersey Camera Club Member Show (Medford Leas)- Jan. 2009
Invitational Photography Exhibit at Cherry Hill Library Gallery - December 2008
Center for the Arts in Southern New Jersey Juried Photography Show - Nov. 2008
Fall Into the Arts Juried Photography Exhibit - Cherry Hill Cultural - Fall 2008
Willingboro Art Alliance Juried Art Show (Virtua/Finkler Gallery) - September 2008
Center for the Arts in Southern NJ Juried Art Show - September 2008
Juried Smithville Photo Show (Burl. Cnty Office Cultural&Heritage Affairs) - Summer 08
Ransley Juried Art Show (sponsored by Burlington County Art Guild) - Spring 2008
South Jersey Camera Club Member Show (Medford Leas)- Jan. 2008
Juried Smithville Themed Show - Angels (Burl.Cnty.Office.Cultural&Heritage Affairs) - Winter 07-08
Visions of the Pinelands - Calendar & Exhibit at Medford Leas Gallery - 1 of 14 chosen - Nov. 2007
Center for the Arts in Southern New Jersey Juried Photography Show - Nov. 2007
Home Fine Art Gallery Invitational Themed Show - Dark Side of the Moon - October 2007
Willingboro Art Alliance Juried Art Show (Virtua/Finkler Gallery) - September 2007
Juried Smithville Photo Show (Burl. Cnty Office Cultural&Heritage Affairs) - Summer 07
Center for the Arts in Southern NJ Juried Art Show - September 2007
Group Show - Lourdes Mediacal Center - Willingboro - Spring/Summer 2007
New Views VI Historical Fine Art Exhibit - Burl. Cnty (Juried) - Spring 2007
Art Blooms Juried Fine Art Exhibit - Cherry Hill Cultural - Spring 2007
Ransley Juried Art Show (sponsored by Burlington County Art Guild) - Spring 2007
Center for the Arts in Southern New Jersey Juried Photography Show - Nov. 2006
South Jersey Camera Club Member Show (Medford Leas)- Fall 2006
Juried Smithville Photo Show (Burl. Cnty Office Cultural&Heritage Affairs) - Summer 06
Center for the Arts of Southern NJ Member Show - Summer 2006
New Views V Historical Fine Art Exhibit - Burl. Cnty (Juried) - Spring 2006
Winter Ghosts Juried Exhibit Glouc. Cty. College - May 2006
Southern Exposures Tri-County Juried Exhibit - May 2006
Palmyra Cove Nature Center Gallery - Group Photography Show - January 2006
Center for the Arts in Southern New Jersey Juried Photography Show - Nov. 2005
South Jersey Camera Club Member Show (Medford Leas)- Fall 2005
South Jersey Camera Club Member Show (BCC)- Fall 2005
Juried Burl. County Farmaland Preservation Photography Exhibition - Summer 2005
Center for the Arts of Southern NJ Member Show - Summer 2005
Group Show - Lourdes Medical Center - Willingboro - Summer 2005
Perkins Center for the Arts Member Show - Spring 2005
Noyes Museum of Art Biennial Exhibition - Spring 2005
Wharton State Forest Contest & Exhibition - Spring 2005
Ransley Juried Art Show (sponsored by Burlington County Art Guild) - Spring 2005
Ocean City Arts Center 25th Annual Juried Photography Show - Spring 2005
Center for the Arts in Southern NJ Themed Show - Winter Wonderland - Winter 2004
Center for the Arts in Southern New Jersey Juried Photography Show - Nov. 2004
South Jersey Camera Club Member Show (Medford Leas)- Fall 2004
Juried Smithville Enviro. Photo Show (Burl. Cnty Office Cultural&Heritage Affairs) - Sum 04
South Jersey Camera Club Member Show (BCC)- Spring 2004
Center for the Arts of Southern New Jersey Member Show - Spring 2004
Ransley Juried Art Show (sponsored by Burlington County Art Guild) - Spring 2004
Lourdes Medical Center Annual Photo Show (Juried) - Spring 2004
New Views IV Historical Fine Art Exhibit - Burl. Cnty (Juried) - Spring 2004
Center for the Arts in Southern New Jersey Juried Photography Show - Nov. 2003
Art for Pemberton Photography Show - Aug. - Oct. 2003
Burlington County College Art Show - Spring 2003
Juried Photography Show at Smithville (Burl. Cnty Office of Cultural&Heritage Affairs) - Summer 2002

judging

Internet Photography Judge - Ocala CC, Ocala, FL- 2016
56th Annual Artist's Alpine Holiday Exhibit (Photo Juror) - Ouray, Colorado - August 2016
Black Canyon Camera Club 'Color Me Ansel' Juried Photography Exhibit - Delta, CO - May 2016
Internet Photography Judge - Ocala CC, Ocala, FL- 2016
South Jersey Camera Club, Medford, NJ - 2013, 2015
Stay Focused Camera Club, Galloway Twp., NJ - 2015
Internet Photography Judge - Ocala CC, Ocala, FL- 2015
Photography Judge - Monmouth Camera Club, Colts Neck, NJ- 2015
Juror - Annual Juried Photo Exhibit, Smithville Park, Burlington County, Summer 2013
Photography Judge - Metedeconk Lakes Camera Club, Jackson, NJ- 2012
Internet Photography Judge - North Central FL CC, Ocala, FL- 2012
Photography Judge - Del Valley Council/Photographic Society of America Travel Circuit - 2012
Photography Judge - Photographic Society of Vineland, NJ- 2011
Photography Judge - Ocean County Camera Club, Lakewood, NJ- 2006, 2007, 2012, 2013, 2014
Photography Judge - Cranbury Digital Camera Club - 2010, 2011, 2012 , 2013, 2014
Photography Judge - Maple Shade-Moorestown Camera Club - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Photography Judge - Del Valley Council/Photographic Society of America Travel Circuit - Winter 2010
Photography Judge - Medford Cultural Arts Commission 2009 Calendar Contest
Photography Judge - NJ Federation of Camera Clubs, Medford, NJ - May 2007 (spring prints - statewide)
Girl Scout Promise & Law Contest - Supervised SJCC Program to judge contest
Photography Judge - Wings & Water Festival/Wetlands Institute, Stone Harbor, NJ-
September 2004, 2005, 2006(wildlife & coastal scenic categories)

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