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The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission presents the Patricia Schnepf Photography Exhibit for the month of March at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Avenue West.
Schnepf’s main artistic focus is Photography and Photographic Art. She studied art in New York, and continued in the arts working as a fashion/costume designer, then theater production, film production, and broadcasting. “It is important for me to capture the dynamics and/or sensitivity of my subject, bringing the subjects closer while projecting a mood,” said Schnepf.
A self-taught artist, Schnepf is partial to nature, landscapes, flowers, still life and people. “Photography enables me to capture a scene in real-time with a lasting visual memory along with its colors and special sensations,” Schnepf said. Her artwork is exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally. She had a one-person show at the Chicago Cultural Center (2012) partially financed by a grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Illinois Arts Council. Schnepf also exhibited on the internet including LightSpaceTime (featured artist for August, 2016), invited to exhibit at the Berlin Foto Biennale - 4th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography 2016 as a finalist in the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards; NYC4PA Juror's Selection 2016 exhibiting in New York City; CAGO; and Linus On-Line Gallery to name a few.
Schnepf has won numerous awards including First Place for "White Flower" at the Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show. One of her images was selected for public art and is currently on exhibit in the International District in Seattle, Washington. Her art appears in private collections worldwide and in print (including Photographers Forum). In conjunction with her fine art photography, her work is used in product design as well as commercial/event photography. The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission oversees the library exhibits as part of its mission to promote cultural events in the community. The show runs through March 31 at the Mountlake Terrace Library, Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m.