Sylvia Bandyke

Sylvia Bandyke

I have a long-time love of photography but only recently had time to pursue it in a devoted way. My approach is to typically keep an eye open for interesting reflections, light patterns, views of a subject. I look for hidden beauty in everyday life that hopefully may inspire others to do so as well. I enjoy using the collage format to integrate associated images into a cohesive unit that is more compelling because of the embedded story; launched this format in five consecutive years of exhibiting in the Grand Rapids, MI ArtPrize event starting in 2014. Since 2018, my first full dedicated year as a photographer, I have been juried into several art exhibitions as follows: • 23rd and 24th (2018 & 2019) Annual Juried Photography Exhibition of the Dearborn, MI Community Arts Council • Juried Spring 2018 & 2019 Shows of the Artists’ Society of Dearborn (took first place in photography in ’19) • 2018 Pulmonary Hypertension Association International Conference and Scientific Sessions Art Gallery Showcase and Raffle, Orlando, FL • The Muskegon Museum of Art’s 90th (2018) Michigan Regional Exhibition • Crossing Perspective: Finding Similarities of Culture Exhibit at the Dearborn Black Box Gallery, Fall 2018 • 21st (2018) Annual Livonia Exhibition of Fine Arts (MI) • 6x6: Be There, Be Square December 2018 exhibit at the Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA • Iphonography Now juried exhibition of the Plymouth Center for the Arts, Plymouth, MA, January 2019 • Five Points Gallery (Torrington, CT) Small Works Juried Exhibition, February 2019 • Linus Galleries (CA) Fragmented Abstract Art, Blur & Beautiful International Art Calls, Winter/Spring 2019 • Scarab Club of Detroit, MI Gilda Snowden 2019 Memorial Exhibition • Vienna Arts Society (Vienna, VA) 50th Anniversary Treasury of Art juired show and sale, April 2019 • Plymouth Center for the Arts’ Fine Art of Photography 9th Annual Competition and Exhibition, Spring 2019 • APERO May & June 2019 (Harmony & Tone) Catalogues.

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