Shelton PhotoWorks
Estes Park, Colorado
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NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

PhotoWorks on Display at Estes Park Health

August 02, 2019

Throughout the months of August and September 2019, Shelton PhotoWorks will feature examples of its architectural portfolio in a solo exhibition on the 2nd floor of Estes Park Health in Colorado.  The work focuses on black and white images taken in Denver, Saint Louis and Red Rocks, CO, in 2018.  Architectural shapes, line, patterns and textures have always been a personal passion in the high-contrast environment of black and white presentation.  Structures feature the Saint Louis Arch, Denver's Union Station, the Pulitzer Museum, and Denver International Airport, among others.

Shelton PhotoWorks moves into Photo Collage

March 11, 2019

In an effort to move in more creative directions, and working beyond the basic image, Shelton PhotoWorks is starting to work with multiple images in the form of photo collage inspired by artists such as David Hockney and Abigail Reynolds.  It's a process of shooting multiple images from a single spot, or from two spots in close proximity, but with different perspectives to add variety.  The frames are layered in Photoshop and overlapped, staggered or extended out towards the viewer on a large canvas.  The distortions, changing exposures, and content perspectives create a sense of a ripple in time, duplicitous imagery and variety of perspectives that challenge the viewer's sense of stability in hard image photography and up-end the frozen-image-in-time concept often associated with standard image photography.   More examples of John's photo collage work are located in the Abstract Portfolio (button), or done by others on display on John's Pintrest page (just click the image).

Published in an Art Book

February 26, 2020

The recent Black Box Gallery exhibition, "Landscape and Architecture", which featured Shelton PhotoWorks' "Red Rocks Vomitorium", has now been published in a book by the same name.  Now available at Blurb Books.

"Mobility of America" on Display at LA Artcore

February 01, 2020

LA Artcore, one of Los Angeles' more prominent galleries in the downtown art district, has selected Shelton PhotoWorks' "Mobility of America" as one of the pieces for its Third Annual Photography Exhibition, running February 1-28, 2019.  Artist selection was juried by Aline Smithson.  A photographic artist and educator, Smithson currently has her work on exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

New Artists on Display at Art Center of Estes Park

January 16, 2019

The current exhibition at the Art Center of Estes Park features the work of artist members who joined the Art Center the previous year. This year's exhibit runs from January 4-February 10, 2019, and celebrates seven very talented artists and their variety of media: 

Russ Anson ~ Photography 

Carole Barton ~ Watercolor 

Bruce Boynton ~ Oil 

Laura Davis ~ Photography & Photo Collage 

Barb Richards ~ Fiber 

Pat Sebern ~ Oil & Pastel 

John Shelton ~ Photography

PhotoWorks Imagery Lands at Plymouth Rock....Sort Of.

January 14, 2019

The Plymouth Center for the Arts (Maryland) . announced its selections for its juried 5th Annual I-Phonography Exhibition, opening on January 17, 2019, through February 28.  Shelton PhotoWorks' "Ladder" is included in the online exhibition. The Center's intent is to recognize that mobile digital devices offer the opportunity for spontaneous photos, an intuitive artistic workflow, and a multitude of easily available creative applications.  Any image taken with a mobile device, (cell phones, tablets, or iPads) were eligible.  "Ladder" is a black and white digital print taken with an I-Phone 8 in Loveland, Colorado.

PhotoWorks To Exhibit Architectural Work In Portland

December 26, 2019

Black Box Gallery has accepted one of Shelton PhotoWorks' images, "Red Rocks Vomitorium" as part of its main gallery presentations in the upcoming Landscape & Architecture" exhibition, running from January 1-20, 2019.  Black Box Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary photography.  Black Box’s juried international photo shows provide important opportunities for emerging and established photographers. Black Box supports and encourages the creative production, exhibition and critical appreciation of contemporary photography.

"Yellow Bus Stop" on Display at LA Center for Digital Arts

December 13, 2018

Every year, the Center for Digital Arts hosts their "Snap to Grid" open show, displaying hundreds of unframed works from around the world.  Shelton PhotoWork's "Yellow Bus Stop" was included in the exhibition that runs from December 13, 2018 through January 5, 2019.

Shelton PhotoWorks Image Included in New Architectural Exhibition

November 07, 2018

The Colorado Photographic Arts Center, in conjunction with the Denver Architecture Foundation, has selected the work of John Shelton, along with the work of 29 other artists to participate in a juried online exhibition from a field of 205 total submissions.  The exhibition, entitled "Y/OUR Denver" was created as an extension of DAF's annual Doors Open Denver festival.  Y/OUR Denver features photographic work that includes architectural imagery of and about Denver, and was juried by Samantha Johnston, Executive Director of Colorado Photographic Arts Center.

Shelton Selected as Participating Artist at Art Center of Estes Park

October 05, 2018

Established as Estes Park's longest running and most established non-profit arts gallery for 31 years, the Art Center of Estes Park has included the works of John Shelton as a participating member on its artist roster.  Following a juried entry process, seven new pieces from Shelton PhotoWorks are now officially on exhibition at the Center beginning in October.  The Art Center of Estes Park represents local and regional artists from The Rocky Mountain area. It's a non-profit gallery featuring the high-quality artwork of 40 local Colorado regional artists in a broad selection of media: oil, acrylic, mixed media, watercolor, pastel, etchings, jewelry, ceramics, glass, fiber, photography, sculpture, and wood.

Shelton PhotoWorks On Display At Estes Park Valley Library

March 02, 2018

The monthly art display at the Estes Park Valley Library will feature a retrospective of sixteen Shelton PhotoWorks images, including landscapes, architecture and street photography.  This is the Library's first exhibit since remodeling last year.  The exhibit will run from March 3, 2018 through March 31, 2018 on both floors in the main library.

Estes Valley Community Center Displays Shelton PhotoWorks Image

February 05, 2018

The Art Program, featured as part of the opening of the new Estes Valley Community Center, will include a Shelton PhotoWorks image, "Long's Peak In Clouds".  The full exhibition is a changing gallery in the main lower lobby, featuring the work of local artists, by invitation, for periods of three months at a time.  The current exhibit will run from the opening on March 3, 2018 through May 2018.

Nevada Magazine selects Shelton PhotoWorks image for Jan/Feb 2018 Issue

November 03, 2017

Entitled "Rancho San Rafael Winter”, this shot was taken January 3, 2016 at Rancho San Rafael Park in north Reno just west of the Wilber Day May Museum on the fields where the Reno Balloon Races are generally held in September.  1/250sec, f9 18-50mm Canon lens.  As a resident of Reno at the time, I had already speculated on shooting some isolated trees in Rancho San Rafael, and felt this particular day might make a nice outing for “bleak” winter themes.  The sky was thick with inversion and would provide both a muting of the sun and a monochromatic backdrop for foreground subjects.  In this particular shot, I was especially pleased with the linear format of the fence, white on white, and the symmetry of the trees (some bare, and some still with leaves) in alternating succession.

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