Alumni Friday – Doug Ness
This week’s Alumni Friday spotlight is on 2009 Career Training graduate Doug Ness, and the timing couldn’t be better. With some recent milestones in his photography, Doug is reaping what he sowed in his time as a student in Summer Intensive, Fine Art and Stock Professional Studies course, and Advanced Intensive. And, in addition to being a graduate, Doug has been a valuable assistant for RMSP’s Workshops program as well. Most recently, he assisted for Zack Arias’ Light It Up! course in Missoula.
As a member of the New York City chapter of ASMP Doug entered one of his fine art images into their Image 11 photo contest and took home 2nd prize honors in the professional category. His winning image will be featured in a group exhibit at the Calumet Gallery in NYC, which opens on Monday, November 21 from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. If you are in the area, definitely check out the images and be sure to introduce yourself to Doug. (Let him know you saw his name on this blog too!). Along with having a photo in the show, his image will be seen on a variety of promotions the chapter produces in support of the contest.
Meanwhile…on the other side of the country, two of Doug’s images are also included in a group show at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art. This exhibit opened last week on November 10, but will remain on display through December 3. If you are on the West coast and bummed that you can’t make it to the Calumet Gallery in NYC, be sure to visit LACDA to see his work. Address is 102 W. Fifth St. in downtown L.A.
As if having images in gallery shows on both sides of the country weren’t enough, one of Doug’s images was also featured (with 63 others) on the cover of the Portfolio Review Source Book at Photo Plus last month.
If you are thinking that having images in two galleries at the same time and adding a cover credit to his list of accomplishments is enough, Doug would disagree. As I learned about three minutes ago, after getting off the phone with him, it looks like he has more news. After working with a gallery owner and director in Chicago, eight of Doug’s photographs will be hanging in the InterContinental O’Hare Hotel in the coming months. These eight pieces will measure 30″x40″ and promise to be an amazing sight in this location. Wow!
I highly encourage you to check out Doug’s website and if you are in NYC on Monday night, make sure to visit him at the Calumet Gallery. Be sure to congratulate him on all of his recent success. He has definitely earned it.