Honorable Mentions-Ray Bidegain, Evy Cohen, Maureen Delaney, Jason Lazarus & Alina Marin-Bliach:
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STEP IN TIME by Alina Marin-Bliach
Honorable Mention
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Alina Marin-Bliach says, "This body of work was inspired by the Latin phrase, Sic Transit Gloria Mundi, meaning, “Thus passes the glory of the world.”

With these images I am showing little splices of everyday life.

Traveling throughout New York City, on and off now for over three years, I have catalogued the candid moments and short stories that constantly surround us. Movement in some of the photographs is never fully detailed and becomes a blur just lingering within the frame. Only those who stop are truly focused and fully recorded in the photographs. For me, each tiny scene serves as a reminder that we need to slow down or life will be passing us by.

My family and I emigrated from communist Cuba when I was seven years old. At such a young age, I did not fully understand what was happening or why we were being driven out of our home and forced to leave so much behind. Coming to this country empty-handed and not speaking the language, I saw the day-to-day struggles that my parents encountered, and their perseverance through it all. Strongly influenced by my mother and father’s pride and their quest to better themselves, I always understood the importance of education. It was always a priority for our family, constantly stressed and expected.

I studied pharmacy and practiced for several years, but missing from my life was the fulfillment of my passion for photography. Years later, I obtained my MFA in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). I have been blessed to learn from some great mentors and teachers including Louis Draper, Jon Naar, Liz Darlington, Gary Saretzky, and Carl Weese to name just a few.

Through the years, I have received various awards and honors, have exhibited both nationally and internationally, been interviewed on Univision, and have self-published a few books. I have a passion for making photographs and also for teaching. I am currently pursuing a teaching position at the collegiate level."


Professional Experience:

2017   Presenter, Oh, Snap! Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

2012 – Present   
Fine Art Photographer & Instructor, Alina Marin-Bliach Arts, Princeton Junction, NJ

2012 – Present           
Juror, Sights & Sounds Festival, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Westfield, NJ

2000 – Present           
Professional Photographer, Photoshop Tutorials, Private Workshop Instructor, Alina B Studios LLC,
West Windsor, NJ

On-Line Teacher Assistant, Professor Lynn Wright, SCAD, Savannah, GA

Instructional Speaker, Horizon Photography Summit, Wilmington, DE      

Finalist, Photographer’s Forum magazine, 37th Annual, Best of Photography 2017

Nominee, 12th Annual, Black & White Spider Awards

Honorable Mention, The Earth Giveth, Charles Dodgson Black & White Awards

2013 – 2016           
SCAD, Multicultural Fellowship

Third Place Art, Other, Moscow International Foto Awards

Honorable Mention, Family of Man, Old Age, Int’l Photography Awards

Purchase Award, Mercer County Photography

Best of Photography, Finalist Group, Photographer’s Forum magazine

Exhibition Record:


MFA Thesis Exhibition, A Voyage of Many, The Gallery MCCC, West Windsor, NJ

Life at the Edge, The Room, Soho, NYC, NY

From the Coast, Essex County College, Newark, NJ

Mary Tierra, Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council, Passaic County College, Paterson, NJ

The American Southwest, Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ


Abstract, Southeast Center of Photography, Greenville, SC

Second Annual Fine Art Exhibition, Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles, CA

Generation Next, WWAC, Princeton Junction, NJ

Silver & Ink, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, GA

Art Along the Fence (Mural Project), Hoboken, NJ

The Borges Cultural Center (Juried), Buenos Aires, Argentina

Mercer County Photography 2011 (Juried), The Gallery MCCC, West Windsor, NJ

Selected Collections:

Mercer County Governmental Offices, Trenton, NJ

Metro Family Physicians Medical Group, San Diego, California

Marlene Forte, actress, Los Angeles, California

New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners, Princeton Junction, NJ

PPA Loan Collection


The Hand Magazine, Issue 18, October 2017

A Voyage of Many, Thesis, Savannah College of Art and Design

Sic Transit Gloria Mundi, handmade limited edition folios

Mar y Tierra, self-published

Passage of Time, Limited Edition Artist Book, Mortar & Pestle Press

The View West, Limited Edition Artist Book, Mortar & Pestle Press


Univision, Acá Entre Nos


Miller, Lynn, Stories of Cuban Immigration at Mercer Photo Exhibit, W Windsor & Plainsboro News


Town Topics, Photographs of Cuba at MCCC Gallery


Duffy, Tammy, Mercer Gallery to Feature Cuban-Born Photographer and MCCC, Alumna Alina Bliach,

Duffy’s Cultural Couture


Humphrey, Wendy, Mercer Gallery to Feature Cuban-born Photographer, East Windsor Patch


Breezin with Bierman, TV interview by Adam Bierman, Princeton Community Television, Princeton, NJ

Program Cover Photo, Aphrodite, Phillips Mills Photographic Exhibition

Passaic County Community College, Mar y Tierra


Professional Affiliations:

College Art Association (CAA)

American Photographic Artists (APA)

Society for Photographic Education (SPE)

American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)

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ATOMIC by J. Jason Lazarus
Honorable Mention
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J. Jason Lazarus says of his series, 'EMBLEM AND ARTIFICE: WITHERED SYMBOLS OF THE WAR 1945. "In a world ravaged by the Second World War, wounds ran deep.

Seemingly permanent, the trauma inflicted and lessons learned from this global conflict were etched into the minds of the millions who suffered its effect. The horrors, the heroism, the defeats and victories were all carved into the collective psyche of a generation.

Surrounded by reminders of this conflict, these brutal memories were similarly imprinted onto all manner of artifacts – from a fallen soldier’s uniform to the flag of an oppressive regime. Most potent of these were the symbols that had defined the conflict itself – those icons of fear and hope, oppression and resistance.

These rival concepts often existed within the same symbol, even though history has often chosen to remember only one perspective. Coupled with the memories of a world on fire, these symbols were emblazoned with the regrets and hopes of all.

Looking back 70 years later, that turbulent and strong-willed generation has nearly passed on – and with them their painful memories. Those once-formidable symbols representing the collective regrets of a generation have begun to wither – and we foolishly begin to follow in footsteps best left forgotten.

As much as history holds lessons for us to learn, its narrow perspective often defines regrets shallowly, failing to remember the depth of our mistakes. To appreciate a symbol of hope, we must first understand why people feared it – and to understand an insignia of hate, we must understand why it inspired.  No reflection is complete without understanding its source – and so with each emblem, there exists an artifice."

J. Jason Lazarus is an Alaska-based photographer and educator who creates narrative- driven photographic work utilizing a wide range of alternative and historical photographic processes.

Although he considers himself primarily a film photographer, Lazarus has been teaching both traditional darkroom and digital photography courses at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks since 2005.

Much of Lazarus’ creative process is rooted in creating unique, handmade photographic objects utilizing under-appreciated and often obscure photographic processes. Lazarus’ most recent photographic focus involves using Chemigrams, a cameraless photographic process, and expired, antique photo paper to create a deeply personal project involving oft-forgotten symbolism from the Second World War.

Lazarus also spends the lengthy, dimly-lit winter months in Alaska creating unique portraits of its fragile tundra, finding an uncanny beauty among its bleak northern latitudes.


2017 – Current – Term Professor of Photography, Darkroom & Digital Labs Manager — UAF – Communication & Journalism Department  
2005 – 2017 – Adjunct Professor, Photography — UAF – Art and Journalism Departments & Summer Sessions  [List Classes Taught]
2004 – 2017 – Computer Systems / Darkroom Lab & Studio / Equipment Manager — UAF – Journalism Department

2010-2014:  MFA in Photography – Summa Cum Laude – Academy of Art University, San Francisco, Ca.
1998-2003:  BA in Journalism – Photojournalism – University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Ak.

Exhibition Record:

Oct-Nov:    Juried Exhibition, Fairy Tales & Nuclear Bombs, Lightbox Photographic, Astoria, Or.    Juror: Diane Fenster
Oct:    Juried Exhibition, 32nd Annual 64th Parallel, Bear Gallery, AK Center, Fairbanks, Ak.    Honorable Mention    Juror: Emily Nachison
Aug-Nov:    Solo Exhibition, Stories Fading Fast, UA Museum of the North, Fairbanks, Ak.    34 prints on display
June    Featured Artist, Mining History Association Annual Conference, Fairbanks, Ak.    14 prints on display
May - July:    Juried Exhibition, Landscapes 2017, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Co.    Juror: Lisa Volpe
February:    Group Invitational, FAA Members Show, Bear Gallery, Fairbanks, Ak.    1 print on display
Jan-Feb:    Juried Exhibition, Snow & Ice, Gallery 1650, Los Angeles, Ca.    2 prints on display
January:    Art Fair, PhotoLA with Gallery 1/1, Los Angeles, Ca    2 prints on display

December:    Solo Exhibition, Stories Fading Fast, 625 Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.    34 prints on display
December:    Group Invitational, Au: The Northern Element, Well Street Art Co., Fairbanks, Ak.    1 print on display
Nov-Dec:    Group Exhibition, Emblem and Artifice, Gallery 1/1, Seattle, Wa.    8 prints on display
Fall-Spring '17:    Juried Exhibition, Rarefied Light, Statewide touring show in Anchorage, Fairbanks & Kenai, Ak.    Juror: Amy Arbus
Oct-Dec:    Solo Exhibition, Irene Carlson Photography Gallery, University of La Verne, La Verne, Ca.    24 prints on display
Oct-Nov:    Juried Exhibition, 31st Annual 64th Parallel, Bear Gallery, AK Center, Fairbanks, Ak.    3rd Place    Juror: Jovencio de la Paz
September:    Juried Exhibition, Remnants, Lightbox Photographic, Astoria, Or.    Jurors: Nadezda Nikolova & Kaden Kratzer
July 30:    Group Popup Exhibition, Studio Buckman for Gallery 1/1, Burbank, Ca.    1 print on display
Apr-Mar ’17:    Juried Exhibition, Pacific Northwest Viewing Drawers, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Or.    Juror: Katherine Ware
March-April:    Juried Exhibition, Light Sensitive, Art Intersection, Gilbert, Az.    Juror: Susan Burnstine

August:    Juried Exhibition, Mother Earth, Lightbox Photographic, Astoria, Or.    Juror: Stu Levy
May-June:    Solo Exhibition, Stories Fading Fast, RealArt Gallery, DeRidder, La.    28 prints on display
April:    Solo Exhibition, Stories Fading Fast, Resurrect Art, Seward, Ak.    14 prints on display
Jan-Feb:    Group Invitational, Stories Fading Fast featured, Millikin University, Decatur, Il.    14 prints on display
January:    Solo Exhibition, Stories Fading Fast, Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Ak.    28 prints on display

October:    Solo Exhibition, Stories Fading Fast, Kenai River Brewing Co., Soldotna, Ak.    14 prints on display
October:    Juried Exhibition, 29th Annual 64th Parallel, Bear Gallery, AK Center, Fairbanks, Ak.    Juror: Dennis Sipiorski
June:    Dual Exhibition, Stories Fading Fast featured, Well Street Art Co., Fairbanks, Ak.    28 prints on display
April:    Solo Exhibition, Stories Fading Fast, Fairbanks Community Museum, Fairbanks, Ak.    14 prints on display

November:    Juried Exhibition, 7th Annual Alt. Process Competition, SohoPhoto Gallery, New York, Ny.    Juror: Jill Enfield
May-June:    Juried Exhibition, AAU Spring Show 2013, Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, Ca.    Various Jurors
January:    Juried Exhibition, Enchantment 2012, Plates to Pixels Online Gallery, Portland, Or.    Juror: Blue Mitchell

Oct-Nov:    Group Exhibition, Living Light featured, Sipping Streams Team House, Fairbanks, Ak.    5 prints on display
October:    Juried Exhibition, 27th Annual 64th Parallel, Bear Gallery, AK Center, Fairbanks, Ak.    Juror: Michael Azgour
May-Aug:    Juried Exhibition, AAU Spring Show 2012, The Cannery, San Francisco, Ca.    Various Jurors
Mentorships, Residencies & Workshops:
2016: Workshop: Photogenic Drawings with Wet Plate Collodion    Instructor: Nadezda Nikolova
2015: Residency: Selected Artist-in-Residence: Meg Hunt Residency Wrangell Mountains Center.    Location: McCarthy, Ak.
2014: Workshop: Mordancage, Chemigram & Chromo Printing    Instructor: Christina Z. Anderson
2013: Mentorship: Refining VDB Printing Process & Digital Negative Creation    Mentor: Christina Z. Anderson
2012: Workshop: Albumen Printing    Instructor: Jill Enfield
2011: Workshop: Collodion Printing Out Paper    Instructor: France Scully Oesterman.

Publications, Awards & Press:

— Fairy Tales & Nuclear Bombs, Lightbox Photographic Juried Exhibition Catalog, October 2017
— Honorable Mention in: Fairy Tales & Nuclear Bombs, Lightbox Photographic, Astoria, Or. October 2017
— 3rd place in: 31st Annual 64th Parallel Art Show, Bear Gallery, Fairbanks, Ak. October 2016.
— Remnants, Lightbox Photographic Juried Exhibition Catalog, September 2016.
— The Hand: A Magazine for Reproduction-Based Art Issue 12, April 2016.
— Portfolio Featured in Alternative Photographic Processes: Crafting Handmade Images by Brady Wilks, published by Focal Press. pgs. 186-188. 2015.
— Raising the dead: Photographer aims to catch Alaska mining relics before they fade… Alaska Dispatch News --  2015.
— Fairbanks photographer seeks old mines: Abandoned digs hold stories. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (AP Story)  – 2013.
— Enchantment 2012, Plates to Pixels Juried Exhibition Catalog.


Process: Using Kodabromide Paper that expired August 1, 1945 – five days before the Hiroshima Bomb – the paper is coated with a resist and the design cut into the resist.  Exposed to light, the paper is then alternated between developer and fixer (one print starts in the developer while the other starts in the fixer, and then alternated), allowing the chemistry to eat away the resist, exposing the paper to the chemistry. This action creates rust-like, decaying patterns of alternating exposed and undeveloped (yet “fixed”) areas.  Once the entire resist is washed off, the print is fixed completely and washed.
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SECRET GARDEN by Maureen Delaney
Honorable Mention
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Maureen Delaney says, "Lumen Landscapes is a series of photograms of the landscape made by the landscape.

Using smaller plant materials found in nature I construct large abstract landscape vistas. This dramatic shift in perspective and scale challenges the viewer’s preconceived notion of what defines landscape photography.

At the root of this series is a childlike sense of curiosity and creation. I have a young son who is absorbing all that life has to offer and his unbridled curiosity is something I truly admire and try to emulate.

Curiosity and exploration are carried through at every stage of creating these images, from gathering source materials found in nature while exploring with my son, to assembling them into abstract landscape scenes, to exposing in the sun for hours, and finally to fixing them as the colors continually shift.

While I have a previsualized idea of what I want the scene to look like, I never really know what the final print will reveal. This childlike excitement of experiencing something for the first time drives my curiosity to create more images. In the process of reimagining plant materials to create my own unique vision of an abstract landscape scene, I find myself acting as part sculptor, part painter, and part photographer.

Lumen printing is a form of photogram printing where a uniquely beautiful color print can be made from exposing materials in direct contact with black-and-white photographic paper under UV light such as the sun. “Lumen” is understood as the projection of light radiating from one ominous source (i.e., sunlight, or UV light).

These original prints are one-of-a-kind, printed-out, silver-gelatin prints. Printed-out simply means the development stage occurs during exposure, and the only subsequent step is fixing the image in a fixer solution, thus keeping materials and process steps to a minimum."

Maureen Delaney is an artist and educator living in Portland, Oregon. Her specialty within the field of photography is in alternative and experimental processes, as she loves to get her hands dirty during the creative process.

A current theme running throughout Maureen’s work is her interest in nature and the human connection to our landscape. The tactility of working with alternative techniques supports the deep connection she feels with nature.

Maureen received her BA in Psychology from Brown University and later attended the Academy of Art University earning an MFA in Photography, summa cum laude. After teaching coursework onsite in San Francisco at two local colleges Maureen moved with her family to Portland, Oregon. She currently teaches online alternative process classes in the undergraduate and graduate programs at The Academy of Art University. Her patient and nurturing approach to teaching fosters a safe and creative learning environment for students of all age levels and abilities.


Professional Experience:

2007 - Present      Photography Instructor, Academy of Art University (online), San Francisco, CA

2007 - Present      Online Course Development, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

2008                      Faculty Observation Program, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

2007 - 2008          Photography Instructor, Academy of Art University (onsite), San Francisco, CA

2007                      Temporary Digital Manager, RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, CA

2006 – 2008          Photography Instructor, Skyline College, San Bruno, CA 

2005 – 2008          Workshop Instructor, RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, CA

2005 – 2006          MFA Photo Student Rep., Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

Digital Assistant, RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, CA

2004                      Facilitator, Rising Juniors Program, West Chester, PA

2002 – Present    Owner of Chimera Photography, Haverford, PA

2003 – 2004          Gallery Representation, Agora Gallery, Soho, NY

Consultant on Business Startup, Henley’s, Malvern, PA

2002 – 2004          Ropes Course Instructor, The Schuylkill Center, Philadelphia, PA

2002 – 2003          Internship, Future Media Concepts, Philadelphia, PA

Classes taught at the undergraduate and graduate level include Fundamentals of Photography, Intro to Digital Photography, Digital Photography for Artists, Color Photography, Beginner Black and White Photography, Advanced Black and White Photography, Intro to Photoshop, Advanced Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Digital Printing, Alternative Processes, Experimental Photography, Experimental Contemporary Photography, Visualization, Photo Design and Concept, Concept Project, Directed Study Fine Art, Directed Study Alternative Practices, and One-on-One Directed Studies.

Selected Exhibitions:

2016 Altered Narratives: The City Gallery at Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC

Lumen: A. Smith Gallery, ohnson City, TX

Light Sensitive: Art Intersection Gallery, Gilbert, AZ

MAC Member Show: MAC Reading Room, Portland, OR

2015 In-Print Is: Online and Catalog Honorable Mention selection, Syndey, Australia

PDX40: LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR

MAC Member Show: MAC Reading Room, Portland, OR

Light Sensitive: Art Intersection Gallery, Gilbert, AZ

Jonah Calinawan, Maureen Delaney, Jason Lazarus - Photography: Perkinson Art Gallery at Millikin University, Decatur, IL

Landscape: Plates to Pixels, Online

2014  Altered Views: LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR

2012  Sumi-E Meditations, Solo Show: Camerawork Gallery, Portland, OR

2010    Diffusion Gala & Art Exhibit: Springbox Gallery, Portland, OR

Platinum Print Festival & Alt. Processes: LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR

Tilt Shift America: Benjamin Benjamin Gallery, Portland, OR

Alternative Processes, a Traveling Exhibition: Texas Photographic Society, Traveling TX

Plastic Fantastic: LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR

2009 5th Annual Alternative Processes Competition: Soho Photo , New York, NY

Alternative Processes, a Traveling Exhibition: Texas Photographic Society, Traveling TX        

2007  Academy of Art Alumni Photo Exhibit: Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

Natural Elements, Earth: Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

Visual Edge 2007 Handcrafted: Viewpoint Photographic Art Center , Sacramento, CA2006 

Winter Selection: RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, CA

ArtSpan Open Studios: Academy of Art University , San Francisco, CA


2015  In-Print Is: Online and Catalog Honorable Mention selection, Syndey, Australia

2005  Academy of Art Spring Show, Honorable Mention

Apollo Gallery Digital Winner


2018  Claire and Ben Speidel (large scale lumen print), Sherwood, OR

2003  J.G. Wentworth, office artwork commission, Villanova, PA


2018  “Sunrise: Lumen Print,” and “Three Mountains: Lumen Print,” Diffusion Magazine, 2018.

2015    2015  “Cove: Lumen Print,” In-Print Is, Dawn Fahey (Editor)

2014    2014  “Aurora Borealis: Lumen Print,” The Hand Magazine, October.

2012  “Self-Portrait 043D” CD cover for A Collective Subconscious

2012  Rachel Hubbard, “Maureen Delaney Interview: Natural Elements,” Academy of Art PH626: Self As Subject.

2011 “Sumi-E,” The Nature of Trees,

2010 Aline Smithson, “Artist Profile: Natural Elements,” Diffusion Magazine, July.

2008          “Self-Portrait 029A: Platinum/Palladium Print,” Alternative Processes: A traveling exhibition, Christopher James

2006 Lon Clark, “The Immutable and Mutable Visual Concept,” Academy of Art,

Language of Vision, Module 14, Session 8-16.

2003  Casey Brandt, “Tripping the Light Fantastic: The Annual Fine Art Photography Exhibition,” Agora Gallery Exhibition Review, September.

Lawrence Downes, “The Future of Photography Illuminates Agora Gallery,”Gallery And Studio: The World of the Working Artist, Vol. 6, No. 2.

Stephanie Kahn, “Pretty as a Picture, Local Photographer Turns Art Into a Business,” Daily Local News, April 28.    

Photography Publications:

2015  “Cove: Lumen Print,” and Artist Statement Profile,  In-Print Is, Dawn Fahey (Editor)

2010    Aline Smithson, “Artist Profile: Natural Elements,” Diffusion Magazine, July issue.

2003    Photo Advertisement, Henley’s Boutique for Cats and Dogs, Philadelphia Magazine, December Issue.

Visiting Artist Lectures:

2007    Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA, Artist Lecture.

2006    Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA, Developing a Body of Work.

 Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA, Thesis Development and Preparation.

2005    Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA, Creating Digital Negatives for Historic Processes.

Technical Abilities:

2009 Studied Wet-plate Collodion with specialist Michael Shindler.

2006 Studied Photo/Polymergravure with specialist Jane Grossenbacher.

Studied Platinum/Palladium printing with specialist Gregory Leupp.

-Experienced in traditional black and white printing, traditional color printing, historic processes, alternative contemporary processes, mixed media and printmaking techniques.

-Extensive experience with Adobe Creative Cloud: Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, Image Ready, After Effects, Premiere, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Flash, Quark, Apple DVD Studio Pro and Final Cut Pro.

-Advanced knowledge in digital scanning off the Imacon 848 Flextight scanner and the Nikon 4000, 5000 and 8000 Cool Scan film scanners, and

-Advanced knowledge in digital printing off the Canon ipf9000 printer and the Epson 4000, 4880, 7890, R2400 and 9600 printers.


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LIBRETTO by Evy Cohen
Honorable Mention
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Evy Cohen says, "My current work is a dialogue of light between photography and glass. I capture fragments of life, timeless snapshots, and details in nature, which, once isolated, lose their reality. I interrogate the perception we have of matter and existence that surround us.

For me glass is an enhancer of emotions, a sensuous material inviting touch, a space of liberty for the images. These take a new dimension, the light attracting the eye into the depth of the piece, leading it in an interval of reverie."

Since 2012 Evy Cohen has been engaged in a creative process focussed on imagery and glass. She has studied photography with visual artist Regina Virserius, glass casting with Silvia Levenson, fusing of images to glass with Joanne Teasdale, and paper thin pâte de verre with Saman Kalantari.

Commended photographer in 2017 Sony World Photography awards’ with her image « Fragments » as top 50 in the world Open Still Life category. She was 2016 Finalist "Emerge" biennial Bullseye Projects, Portland (USA).

Cohen’s Images « fused in kilnformed glass » have been exhibited in Europe and the USA. Evy is French born and lives in Paris.

Arts Education


2018: Kiln Cast Glass - Max Jacquard

Pâte de verre - Alison Lowry

Shifting bounderies - Silvia Levenson

2016: Frit de Verre - Anne Petters

Symposium - Jane Bruce

2015: Casting - Silvia Levenson

Paper-thin Pâte de verre - Saman Kalantari

2014: Joanne Teasdale: decals on fused glass

Gum printing - Carrie Iverson

2012: Murines - Martine & Jacki Perrin

•Photography: 2010-13 - Regina Virserius


2018: French Glass Biennal: Colombes

Shelter - New York

2017: ParisArtistes

Design & Crafts Paris – Berlin

SE Center for Photography – Alternatif Processes (USA)

Sony World Photography Awards – London (UK)

Revelations: Intern. Fine craft biennial - Paris

Pyramid Gallery: York (UK)

2016: Glass and Gardens Intern. Triennal, Munster (DE)

Intern. Glass days, Zwiesel (DE)

Emerge, Bullseye Exhibition (USA)

National Glass Center, Sunderland (UK)

2015: Glass biennal, Romont (Switzerland)


2018: Elizabeth Horman Memorial Award for Photography (USA)

2017: Finalist  Ile de France  Arts & Crafts competition

Commended photographer Sony WPA Still Life category

2016: Emerge Finalist – Bullseye (USA)

2015: 2nd Prize Contemporary Glass Society

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MOTH by Ray Bidegain
Honorable Mention
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Ray Bidegain says of his work,
"Muse- Verb: To consider something thoughtfully

Noun: A source of artistic inspiration

One origin of the word muse is the 14th Century Middle English musen, which meant to mutter, gaze meditatively on, and be astonished. This is a great description of what we do in museums. In mythology, the Muses were nine goddesses who symbolized the arts and sciences. Today, a muse is a person or place that serves as an artist's inspiration. Writers, painters, musicians, and other artists may have muses. 

Musecan also refer to thinking deeply. If you muse about something, you're giving it serious thought. You can't muse in five seconds. Musing, by definition, takes time. Artists muse on certain ideas for years.  

These photos represent the things and ideas that I muse on, and that have been sources of inspiration for me. I hope they inspire musing in you as well."

Ray Bidegain was born in Tucson, Arizona and started studying photography in high school. At age 17 he began working on weekends for a large studio that offered wedding photography to the Hispanic community in Southern Arizona. Ray graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography in 1981 and returned to Tucson to operate his own studio before moving to Portland, Oregon.

After 17 years as a studio portrait photographer, Ray turned to fine art photography, eventually teaching himself the art of platinum printing and, later, wet plate collodion, and polymer plate gravure. 

Fascinated by both the science and the art of photography and printmaking, Ray is an engaging and respected photo instructor throughout the Pacific Northwest. Ray’s photographs are internationally collected, and his work has been exhibited across the United States, and in France, Germany, and Scotland. He is currently represented by Russ Levin in Monterey.



2018 Objects of beauty, Jailhouse Gallery Portland, OR solo show

2017 Muse Sage Gallery Portland, Or solo show

2016 Platinum landscapes, Trinity gallery Portland, OR Solo show

2016 Heavy Metal Light-box Gallery Astoria, OR Group show

2014-15 Artist in Residency The University Club of Portland

2012 Finding Beauty, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland Or. Solo Show

2011 Multnomah Art Center Gallery, Portland Oregon. Group exhibition

2010 Platinum Print festival, Lightbox Photographic Gallery, Astoria Oregon

2010 Nudes in Platinum, PhotoSensualis Gallery, Woodstock, New York Soloshow

2009 Photo Alchemy, 23 Sandygallery, Portland, OR

2009 Ray Bidegain, LightboxPhotographic Gallery, Astoria Oregon solo show

2008 New work in Platinum &Wet plate collodion, Camerawork Gallery, Portland OR solo

2008 Displays in Platinum, Buckley Center gallery, University of Portland, Portland OR

2007 Contact Printers Guild Group show, Camerawork Gallery, Portland OR

2007 Contact Printers Guild group show, Viewpoint Gallery, Sacramento CA

2005 Recent work in Platinum, Camerawork Gallery, Portland OR Solo Show

Workshop teaching assignments:

Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR Platinum printing, digital negatives, wetplate Collodion tintypes and Ambrotypes.

Newspace Photographic, Portland, OR ; Platinum printing, digital negatives, wet plate Collodion tintypes and Ambrotypes. 

Inversnaid Photography centre, Inversnaid, Scotland, UK; Platinum printing

Ray Bidegain Studio Workshops, Portland, OR ; Platinum printing, Wet plate collodion ambrotypes and tintypes, The art of the studio portrait and nude, The Artist’sjob

Sherwood Foundation for the arts, Sherwood OR ; Platinum printing, Wet plate collodionambrotypes and tintypes, Portraiture

Lewis and Clark University,Portland, OR ; Wet plate collodion ambrotypes andtintypes

Reed College, Portland, OR ; Wet plate collodion ambrotypes and tintypes


Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston TX 2 photographs permanent collection

Portland Art Museum, 9 photographs permanent collection