Plein Air Portugal

Registration will soon be open for 2020.

2019 was a great season - our time in Obidos was so successful, we are once again offering that as an option in 2020.

This year I am once again co-directing the retreat/workshop in Travanca do Monte, Portugal with Dale Emmart.  Now entering it's 7th year the program allows independent, professional as well as novice photographers or painters to live and eat in the comfort of a well-established B&B, and use Portugal's ancient farm hamlets and dynamic mountain ranges as inspiration.  This year's program runs from July 19 - July 26, 2019.  New this year:  an optional 4 days in Obidos  July 15-19.

For more info:

Ongoing:   Seeing New York Through the Lens, with Karen Bell

A monthly, or so, walking/talking photo workshop, exploring a wide variety of New York locations.  To be kept informed

of these workshops, please send me your email address and I'll add you to the list.  The workshops are offered in two phases:  #1 - the walk - lasting 2.5 - 3 hours.  #2 - the review, where we meet to discuss a selection of the work shot.

Some previous locations:  The new Fulton St. Subway Station; Coney Island; Governors Island, Red Hook...


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Recent Exhibitions:

Spring into Collecting - Alex Ferrone Gallery, Cutchogue, NY - May 11, 2019 - June 23, 2019

Abstraction Attraction -Griffin Museum of Photography Satellite Gallery at Lafayette City Center Passageway, Boston - thru June, 2019

Spring Into Collecting - Parts I and II    Alex Ferrone Gallery, Cutchogue, NY,  through July 1, 2018

Tree Talk - Griffin Museum of Photography Satellite Gallery at Lafayette City Center Passageway, Boston

through June 4.

Included in Elin Spring's latest blogpost, written by Elin Spring and Suzanne Revy

A Murmer in the Trees -

Stilled Life:    Solo Exhibition - Nature Art Gallery, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC   2017

Flotsam & JetsamSolo Exhibition - Davis/Orton Gallery, Hudson New York   April 9 - May 8. 2016

Small Works 2015:  Alex Ferrone Gallery, 11/28/15 - 2/2016

10th Anniversary Retrospective: Ten Years of Creations at Moulin a Nef, Auvillar, France, 9/24/15 - 10/15/15


Translucent:  Alex Ferrone Gallery, Cutchogue, NY    6/27 - 8/9/15

Wild at Heart:  Our Affair with Nature:   Artspace, Raleigh, NC   4/3/15 - 5/23/15

Visions of Nature:  Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Student - Faculty Show:   2/7/15 - 3/7/15

PHOTOBOOK 2014:   Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA;  1/10/15 - 3/1/15


All images Copyright © Karen Bell 2021