Joseph Dunning Wins December's Featured Artist Contest

I am very honored to announce December's Featured Artist Contest winner: Joseph Dunning. Read more about Joseph and his artwork in this press release that was sent to the media, today.

Every month, American Frame, a web-based custom framing and art printing company, sponsors a contest for artists who sell and display work through American Frame’s online Art Gallery.  Winners are selected by customer votes on Facebook and receive a cash award and promotion through American Frame. This month’s winner is photographer Joseph Dunning.

A self-taught photographer, Dunning has been honing his craft for nearly fifty years. He developed his first prints in a closet darkroom at age thirteen, but the technology available to photographic artists has come a long way since then, and about four years ago Dunning made the switch to digital. 

The winning work, “Black Swan,” was taken in an open-air zoo in Alamogordo, New Mexico in 2011.  Its off-center composition, the play of light on the water and the swan’s reflection in the surface all combine to form a contemplative image capable of holding our attention.  Many framing treatments would suit this versatile work.  A solid wood, gray finish frame from American Frame’s Restorations Collection (31603 or 31615) would pair with a cream mat to make a serene, nature-inspired treatment. 

Joseph Dunning, Black Swan

To contact Dunning or follow his work, connect with him on Facebook and visit his American Frame gallery.

For more information, see our related articles:

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Alex Cesarz Wins October Featured Artist Contest
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How to Enter our Featured Artist Contest
New Featured Artist Program

AubreyK | 1/7/2015 10:41:36 AM | 1 comments
Congrats, Joseph! Nice job!
1/13/2015 9:27:36 AM

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Laura Jajko

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