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Exhibition El Zaguán Opening: 4 Photographers | One New Mexico

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Mark Berndt
Jim Gautier
Richard A. Nicholas
Bill Todino
Exhibition dates September 6 - 27, 2019
Opening and reception, September 6, 5-7PM

Historic Santa Fe Foundation (HSFF) is pleased to host 4 Photographers | One New Mexico an exhibition of photographs by Mark Berndt, Jim Gautier, Richard A. Nicholas, and Bill Todino at HSFF’s El Zaguán, 545 Canyon Road, from September 6 - 27, 2019 with the opening on Friday, September 6 from 5-7pm at HSFF's El Zaguán.

This is a collection of works by photographers Mark Berndt, Jim Gautier, Richard A. Nicholas and Bill Todino representing four distinct visions of New Mexico. The artists capture their initial images through color, black & white and infrared photography, and present their finished works in two media - as digital archival pigment prints on paper (Mark and Bill), and photo encaustic (Jim and Richard), which allows for the layering of additional elements such as hand-coloring, pigments, resins and wax.

ARTIST BIOS:
MARK BERNDT is a self-taught photographer, film director and digital printmaker whose work celebrates people and the circumstances of life. His 40+ years in film, photography and advertising, inform his photography. Having completed a commercial stills career as a portraitist, Mark is continuing a series of images he began in the 80’s, capturing the simple arrangement of things that one may have missed, or seen out of the corner of their eye.

Mark has taught photography and digital printing at Art Center College of Design, the Kansas City Art Institute and the Julia Dean Photo Workshops (in LA), and currently teaches in private workshops and individual consultation, both in person and online. Professional affiliations include having served on the Board of ASMP‘s (American Society of Media Professionals) Los Angeles chapter, as a board member and chapter President of ASMP KC-Midwest, and as a founding board member of KC Society for Contemporary Photography. He has been a director member of the DGA (Director’s Guild of America) since 1987.

JIM GAUTIER has been involved in photography since the early 1950s. He moved to Northern New Mexico in 1971 and now lives in Santa Fe. His work has been featured in many magazine articles and several books. He has been, and continues to be, a volunteer photographer for Cornerstones Community Partnerships, beginning in 1988, documenting the restoration of New Mexico's historic churches. In the past several years he has been taking his photography to another level by adding hand coloring and encaustic (hot wax) that gives his images a different visual effect.

RICHARD A. NICHOLAS is a photographer, painter, print maker and a retired U.S. diplomat and a family physician. He learned about the ancient process of encaustic painting when visiting Fayoum, Egypt. He combines the ancient art of painting using beeswax, tree resin and pigments with digital photography, merging the very old and the very new. He studied Medicine at the University of Colorado and print making at Singapore's Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. He has exhibited in galleries in Southeast Asia and New Mexico. His work is currently available at Alumbramos Galeria De Arte 901 B Canyon Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

BILL TODINO is a local photographer, in Santa Fe since 2006, but hooked on New Mexico landscapes since his first visit in 1997. He was born near Boston, spent his adult life in Colorado until relocating to Santa Fe with his wife in 2006. He is essentially self-taught, advancing his techniques with workshops and seminars, and has exhibited his work in community art spaces including banks, libraries and restaurants since 2011. He sells greeting cards at many locations in the city and out of state, and currently has images in local publications. Bill’s work is all digital, in color and black & white, including infrared processing.