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Vitae

Education

M.F.A. 2004 Photography

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia

B.A. 1996 English

Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Georgia

A.A.S. 1992 Education

Georgia Military College, Kingsland, Georgia

Areas of Specialization: Analog, Alternative and Digital Photography

Minor Study: Music and Film Theory

Professional Experience

2010- Associate Professor of Photography and Digital Imaging, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, Indiana (tenured)

2015-2018 Program Director, Graduate Studies, Studio Art, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, Indiana

2007-2014 Program Director, Studio Art, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, Indiana

2004-2010 Assistant Professor of Photography and Digital Imaging, University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, Indiana

2002-2003 Teaching Assistant, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia, Introduction to Photography

1999 Adjunct Faculty, Valdosta State University, Kings Bay Campus, Kingsland, Georgia, Developmental Studies

Courses Taught

Intro to Photography (Analog)

Digital Photographic Imaging

Photoshop

Advanced Photography

Advanced2 Photography

19th Century Photo History

20th Century Photo History

Documentary Storytelling Photography and Film

Alternative Processes

Studio Lighting

USF Campus Committee Engagement

2016- Curriculum Council, Member

2014-2016 Promotion and Tenure Committee, Co-Chair

2012-2014 Faculty Advisor Liaison Committee, Member

2012-2014 Retention Committee, Member

2010-2012 Scholarship and Financial Aid Committee, Member

2007-2010 Academic Council, Chair

2005-2007 Library Committee, Member

Solo/’Small Group’ Exhibition Record (solo shows marked with an asterisk)

2018 Fossil Poetry, Crestwoods Fine Art, Roanoke, Indiana, Invited

Blue Jacket, Inc. Second Chances, Weatherhead Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Juried

2017 Midwest Society for Photographic Education Regional Conference, Alternative Processes Exhibition, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois, Invited

*Legacy, Alzheimer’s Stories, Gallery 101, Dupont Campus, Manchester University, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Invited

2016 Women in Art, Crestwoods Fine Art, Roanoke, Indiana, Invited

*Insidious Charms: New Works, Crestwoods Fine Art, Roanoke, Indiana, Invited

*Insidious Charms: New Works, Garrett Museum of Art, Garrett, Indiana, Invited

Kick It Old School, Freight Gallery and Studios, San Antonio, Texas, Juried (fotoseptiembre festival)

*Cara Lee Wade: Legacy, Alzheimer’s Stories, Gallery 5-23, Fort Wayne International Airport, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Juried

2015 *Mercurial Attraction: Recent Works, Lupke Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Invited

*Travels in Plastic, Artlink Contemporary Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Juried

2014 *Insidious Charms, Gallery G, Manchester University, North Manchester, Indiana, Invited

2013 *Through the Glass Nightly, Wunderkammer Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Invited (catalog)

*Through the Glass Nightly, Manchester University, North Manchester, Indiana, Invited

Plastic Fantastic Toy Camera Extravaganza, Feature Gallery, Artlink Contemporary Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Curator and Participant

2010 *Through the Glass Nightly, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Invited (catalog)

2008 The Alphabet Show, SOMA Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Invited

Phantasmagoria & Other Miscellaneous Artifacts, Fort Wayne Chamber, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Invited

Elements of Photography, John Jellico Gallery, Art Institute of Colorado, Denver, CO, Invited

2007 Toy Boxes: The Art of the Plastic Camera, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Educational Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN, Invited

2006 Over the Edge, Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta, Georgia, Juried

Feminine Documentation: A Motherlode Exhibition, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Invited

Spring 2006 Exhibition, 237 Space Gallery, Toledo, Ohio, Juried

*7th Street Gallery, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, Invited

2004 *Insidious Charms: MFA Thesis Exhibition, Savannah College

of Art and Design, Cabaret Gallery, Savannah, Georgia

2002 *Madwoman in the Attic, Half Moon Gallery, Savannah, Georgia, Invited

2000 A Fistful of Photographs: New Work from Group 490, A.T. Hun Gallery, Savannah, Georgia, Invited

Selected Group Exhibition Record

2019 Texas Photographic Society - Alternative Processes and Integrated Media competition, The Arts Gallery at Collin College in Plano, Texas, Juried

Postcards from the Edge 1019, VISUAL AIDS, New York, New York, Open

2018 2018 Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Traverse City, Michigan, Invited

Alternative to What?, Sulphur Studios Gallery, Savannah, Georgia, Juried

The Body Exhibition, LIT Gallery, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Juried

2017 Artists in the City, First Presbyterian Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Invited

2016 The Art of Healing, Garrett Museum of Art, Garrett, Indiana, Invited

2016 Rockford Midwestern Biennial, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois, Juried

5th Annual Armstrong National 2-D Competition Exhibition, University Gallery, Savannah, Georgia, Juried

2015 Northville Art House Small Works, Northville Art House, Northville, Michigan, Juried

21st Annual Juried Show: Peter Urban Legacy Exhibition, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, Massachusetts, Juried (catalog)

Alternative Processes, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont, Juried (catalog)

Curious Camera: Extra-UN-Ordinary, ArtsEye Gallery, Tucson, Arizona, Juried, Honorable Mention

University of Saint Francis Faculty Exhibition, Crestwoods Fine Art, Roanoke, Indiana, Invited

Texas Photographic Society Alternative Processes Competition, Options Gallery at Odessa College in Odessa, Texas, Juried (catalog)

Soho Photo Krappy Kamera Competition, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, New York, Juried

2014 2014 Somerville Toy Camera Festival, Washington Street Art Center, Somerville, Massachusetts, Juried (catalog)

AP Studio Art Invitational Exhibition, Utah Arts Alliance, Salt Lake City, Utah, Invited

Fort Side Story, Wunderkammer Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Invited

2013 Lots of Little Art, Artlink Contemporary Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Juried, Honorable Mention Award

AP Studio Art Invitational Exhibition 2013, The Alvin Gittins Gallery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, Invited

The Edges of Night: Dawn and Dusk, Online Annex, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont, Juried

Another Way of Seeing, New Orleans Photo Alliance, New Orleans, Louisiana, Juried

Piecemeal, Wunderkammer Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Invited

Methods (Alternative), The Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, Virginia, Juried (catalog)

2012 Fort Wayne 1x1: A Community Art Project, Wunderkammer Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Co-Director and Participant

9th Regional Exhibition, Artlink Contemporary Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Juried

Iphoneography, Rebekah Jacobs Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina, Juried

2011 FemInUs: A Motherlode Exhibition, Artlink Contemporary Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Invited

The Kinsey Institute 2011 Juried Art Show, Grunwald Gallery of Art, Bloomington, Indiana, Juried (purchase award)

2010 Alternative Process Competition, SOHO PHOTO Gallery, New York, New York, Juried

Pixels to Plates, Featured Artist, Pacific Northwest Center for Photography, Portland, Oregon, Invited

2009 The Travel Show, Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Juried

The Struggle Within, Altered Esthetics, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Juried

Big Ideas in Small Packages: A Motherlode Exhibition, Jeffrey Krull Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Juried

A Million Little Pictures, Art House Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, Open

Being Gay: A Visual Dialogue Between Straight and GLBT Artists, Second City Council for the Arts, Long Beach, CA, Juried

2008 Pixels to Plates, International 2008, Pacific Northwest Center for Photography, Portland, Oregon, Juried

Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA, Open

7th Regional Exhibition, Artlink, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Juried

Photo Midwest: A Seven State Photography Competition, University of Wisconsin, Porter Butts Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin, Juried (Purchase Award)

2007 Texas Photographic Society 16: The National Competition, Texas Photographic Society, San Antonio, Texas, Juried

Stacked: Artwork Inspired by Reading Material, Motherlode Group, Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Juried

14th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Jasper Arts Center, Jasper, Indiana, Juried, Best in Show

Bike Shop: Imagination on Wheels, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN, Invited

Women’s Works 2007: 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Northwest Area Arts Council, Crystal Lake, Illinois, Juried

“I” The Self-Portrait, The Darkroom, New Orleans Center for the Photographic Arts, New Orleans, Louisiana, Juried

Renewal: Celebrating Art and Community, Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Juried

2006 Photo Midwest: A Celebration of Photography, The Center for Photography at Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, Juried, (purchase award)

2006 Digital Open, ARC Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Places We Call Home 2006 Photography Exhibition, Northwest Cultural Council, Barrington, Illinois, Juried

Sister Cities International Exhibition, Plock Photography Society, Zielinski Library, Plock, Poland, Invited

2-D-2 Exhibition, Energy Gallery, Online Exhibition, Juried

National Women’s Art Exhibit, ISU Women’s Studies Program, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, Juried, Merit Award

Pen and Brush Inc. Juried Photography Exhibition, Pen and Brush Gallery, New York, New York, Juried

2005 Photo Spiva 2005, George A. Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, Missouri, Juried, (purchase award)

Photowork `05, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York, Juried

2005 Bethesda International Photography Competition, Fraser Gallery, Bethesda, Maryland, Juried

2004 Fort Wayne Photographers Exhibition, Artlink Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Invited

Art-a-Ment Exhibition, Cinema Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Invited

Artlink 5th Annual Regional Exhibition, Artlink Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Juried

2003 Slow Exposures: An Exhibition of the Southern Landscape, Pike County Historic Preserve, Zebulon, Georgia, Juried

Outside the Box: Manipulated Art, Art Institute and Gallery,

Salisbury, Maryland, Juried

Illuminance 2003, Buddy Holly Center, Lubbock, Texas, Juried (purchase award)

The Manipulated Image, Fredericksburg Art Association, Fredericksburg, Virginia, Juried

13th Annual: Faces of Woman Exhibition, Las Vegas Arts Council, Las Vegas, New Mexico, Juried

2002 Silverworks, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia, Juried (catalogue)

Expressions of Womanhood, St. Louis Artist’s Guild, St. Louis, Missouri, Juried

2nd Biennial First to See the Light 2002: An International Alternative Processes Photography Exhibition, Quay School of Art, Wanganui, New Zealand, Juried

30th Annual Juried Exhibition, Larson Gallery Guild, Yakima,

Washington, Juried, (purchase award)

Alternate Visions: New Work in Alternative Processes by Savannah Photographers, Café Metropole, Savannah, Georgia, Juried

Bibliography

2018 Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age, Third Edition by Bob Hirsch, Focal Press, Page 11.

Pique Arts and Culture Magazine, Issue 3, Spring 2018, pages 25-26.

The Hand Magazine, featured artist, Issue 19, January 2018, page 31.

2016 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Online, Spotlight: Artist Cara Lee Wade, 'Insidious Charms' article with photographs, November 1, 2016.

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Legacy Lives On, feature article, profile with photographs, August 16, pages D1 and 2.

2014 Whatzup Magazine, Beauty in the Broken, feature article, profile with photographs, Volume 18, Number 55, pages 4 and 7.

2013 Fort Wayne Monthly Magazine, Scene, Volume 11, Issue 8, August 2013, page 8.

Fort Wayne Monthly Magazine, Casa, continued, Volume 11, Issue 6, June 2013, page 20.

f-Stop Magazine, Juxtaposition Group Exhibition, Issue 57, February-March 2013.

2012 Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age, Second Edition by Bob Hirsch, Focal Press, Page 14.

2011 Elements of Photography, Second Edition by Angela Faris-Belt, Focal Press, Pages 250-251.

2010 American Photo, ‘On the Wall’, July/August 2010, page 30.

f-Stop Magazine, Group Show, Issue #39, February 2010.

2009 Fort Wayne Monthly Magazine, ‘Welcoming and Watching: Cara Lee Wade’, profile with photographs, Volume 7, Issue 10, October 2009, pages 32-35.

Fort Wayne Reader, ‘This One’s for the Ladies’, profile with photograph, August 25, 2009 (14-15).

Art Calendar Magazine, Contributing Writer, Volume 23, Number 7, July/August, page 6.

2008 Elements of Photography by Angela Faris, Focal Press, Pages 296-299.

2007 Fort Wayne Reader, Exhibition announcement with photograph, November 2, 2007 (14-16).

Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age by Bob Hirsch, Focal Press, Page 14.

2006 Fort Wayne Woman Magazine, ‘To Inspire the Female Artist’, profile with photographs, March/April 2006, V2.2, (47-48).

Fort Wayne Reader, Artist Gallery, profile with photographs, April 6, 2006, (6).

2005 Enjoy Entertainment Guide, exhibition announcement with photograph, Poughkeepsie, New York, March 2005

2004 Queens of the Silver Screen, AIDS Charity Calendar, proceeds to benefit Savannah, Georgia First City Network

2002 Black and White Photography Magazine, Reader’s Gallery, Issue 16, December 2002, 18-19.

CYMK Magazine, Issue 17, February 2002, 34.

2000 Creative Loafing, profile with photograph, Savannah, Georgia, January 8, 2000.

1999 Calliope: Journal of Art and Literature, Volume 16, 44 and 96.

Awards/Honors

2018 University of Saint Francis, Excellence in Service Engagement Award, Fort Wayne, Indiana

2015 Lilly Foundation Development Grant, Fort Wayne, Indiana

2015, 2012 4th Quarter, 2011 Photography Contest, Runner Up, The Forward Thinking Museum, Online, Juried

2011 1st Annual Artlink Visual Arts Award for Photography, Fort Wayne, Indiana (voted)

2009 1st Annual University of Saint Francis Leepoxy Award for Teaching

Excellence (student nominated)

2006-2007 CAES, Center for Artistic and Cultural Development Grant, Fort Wayne, Indiana

1998 Lillian Spencer Award for Art, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Georgia

Selected Service Engagement

2014-2019 Education Chair, Wunderkammer Company, Fort Wayne, Indiana

2018 Steering Committee, AEAI (Art Education Association of Indiana) Conference, Fort Wayne, Indiana

2016 A View from the Street Homeless Camera Project, City of Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Leader

2014-2016 Member Artlink Board/Education Committee Chair, Fort Wayne, Indiana

2014 - 2018 Pitbull Coalition Rescue Calendar, Fort Wayne Pitbull Coalition, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Leader and Facilitator

2013 Recycle, Reuse, Remember Camera Donation Project, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Leader

2007 - 2018 Vincent House Family Portrait Project, Vincent House Home for Displaced Families, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Leader and Facilitator

Artist in Residence

2018 Taleamor Park Artist in Residency Program, LaPorte, Indiana

2007 Lillian B. Smith Center for Creative Arts, Artist Residency Program Clayton, Georgia

2006 Journeypeople Residency Program, Elsewhere Organization, Greensboro, North Carolina

Visiting Artist Lectures/Workshops Taught

2018 Ivy Tech Community College, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Featured Speaker: Genesis of Personal Work

2017 Midwest Society for Photographic Education Regional Conference, Peoria, Illinois

Workshop: Mordancage

2016 The University of Texas, San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas

Visiting Artist and Workshop: Mordancage

2014 Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio

Visiting Artist

2013 Manchester University VIA Lecture Series, North Manchester, Indiana

Featured Speaker: Genesis of Personal Work

2012 Walter Payton College Preparatory, Chicago, Illinois

Workshop: Conceptual Contemporary Photography

2011 IAAP, Indiana Association of Administrative Professionals, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Lecture: Digital Photography 101

2010 Artlink and Fort Wayne Museum of Art Summer Workshop Series, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Workshop: Photoshop Basics

CAP Grant, The Outdoor Gallery: I am Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Workshop: Digital Photography and Design

2009 PBS, FWMA and ACPL present Art 21: Transformation, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Lecture: Discussion Panel

Artlink and Fort Wayne Museum of Art Summer Workshop Series, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Workshop: Cyanotype and Vandyke Brown

2008 Artlink, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Lecture: Understanding Photography in the Digital Age

University of Saint Francis, Alumni Workshop Series, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Workshop: Digital Photos 101 – Take Better Pictures

Artlink and Fort Wayne Museum of Art Summer Workshop Series, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Workshop: Photoshop Basics

2007 Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Art Scene, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Lecture: Genesis of Personal Work

Boys and Girls Club of America, Fort Wayne, Indiana Chapters

Workshops: Basic Camera and Darkroom

2006 Fort Wayne Artist’s Guild, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Lecture: Documentation Techniques

2005 Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Lecture: 50 Years of Aperture Photography (in conjunction with exhibit)

2004 Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Panel Discussion: The Value of Modern Art

2003 Jenkins High School, Savannah, Georgia

Lecture: Documentation Techniques

Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Georgia

Lecture: 19th Century Photographic History

Juried/Judged

2007 - Advanced Placement (AP) Table leader/Reader, The College Boards, Salt Lake City, Utah

2006 - Scholastics Regional High School Art Competition and Exhibition, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Fort Wayne Camera Club: Year End Photography Contest, Fort Wayne, Indiana

2014 - 2017 Allen County Public Library: Teen Photography Competition, Fort Wayne, Indiana

2010 Photography Exhibition, Honeywell Center for the Arts, Wabash, Indiana

2006 - 2009 New Haven United Methodist Church presents: Photos of Faith Photography Competition, New Haven, Indiana

2008 Bright Night Photography Competition, Fort Wayne Downtown Improvement District, Fort Wayne, Indiana

2008 Village at Winona Lake Art Fair, Winona Lake, Indiana

Boys and Girls Clubs of America Fine Arts Show, Fort Wayne, Indiana

2006 First Annual Village at Winona Student Art Show, Winona Lake, Indiana

2006 Creative Arts Council Community Photography Exhibition, Creative Arts Council Gallery, Bluffton, Indiana

Professional Presentations

2018 Service Learning: Sensing Beauty (co-presenter, Kristin Miller), 8th Annual Original Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Oxford, Ohio

2017 Photography and the 2D AP Portfolio (co-presenter Phyllis Burstein, Walter Peyton College Prep High School), NAEA National Conference, New York, New York

2016 Panel Discussion of Artists, Women’s Caucus, NAEA National Conference, Chicago, Illinois

2014 Faculty Motivated Change, National Academic Advising Association Midwest Regional Conference, Madison, Wisconsin

2013 Making Progress: Moving from Theoretical Training to Practical, One Institutions’ Implementation of the Title III Grant, National Academic Advising Association Midwest Regional Conference, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Permanent Collections

  • Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, Bloomington, Indiana
  • Lincoln Financial Art Collection, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah Georgia
  • University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Union Galleries, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Gallery Representation

· Rhapsody Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana

· Crestwoods Fine Art, Roanoke, Indiana

Related Affiliations

  • Member SPE (Society for Photographic Education)
  • Member Artlink, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Member The Feminist Art Project, Indiana Chapter
  • Member Fort Wayne Museum of Art
  • Member Motherlode Women’s Art Collective
  • Member NAEA (National Association of Art Educators)
  • Member IAEA (Indiana Association of Art Educators)
  • Member NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Professionals)
  • Member SCAD Alumni Career Network, Savannah, Georgia