“She Dreams of Branches and Barnacles” by Ann Tracy
When Portland Maine artist Ann Tracy was chosen as a finalist in the 2014 Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, she was also invited to exhibit that work at the 3rd Biennale of Documentary and Fine Art Photography in Malaga, Spain at the Municipal Museum beginning September 18th and running to November 20th. A reception for this work and other new works will be held Wednesday, August 27th from 5 to 8 pm at Constellation Gallery, 512 Congress St in Portland.
Tracy has returned from New York where she showed her digital mixed media paintings based on historic artworks “The Green Graces Series” as well as new work based on her recent trip to Cuba this past January with Bilhenry Gallery at Art Expo New York 2014, on Pier 94.
She got to Cuba earlier this year on a people to people cultural exchange led by internationally renowned photographer Elizabeth Opalenik and organized by the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. Tracy is also a member of the Maine Artists Collective. She has also been vetted by U.S. Artists, a nonprofit group in Los Angeles, and successfully used their unique fundraising program for her “The Three Graces For Environmental Awareness” project which was shown in Portland at Akari and at the Spectrum Art Fair in Miami this past December.
This is the second time Tracy has shown work in New York City since moving here almost three years ago. Although she grew up in Maine, NH and Massachusetts, her family moved to Colorado in 1969. She most recently lived in Sacramento CA where she not only exhibited in many venues such as the Center for Contemporary Art and Asylum Gallery but her work has also been shown in galleries and museums in California, New Mexico, New York and Maui. Her fine art photograph “Behind the Water: Mystery” was a juror’s choice in the New York Center for Photographic Art’s “Water” show which was exhibited at the Soho Digital Gallery in October of 2013.
In addition to her fine art, Tracy is also a portrait and editorial photographer. Her studio is located within Running with Scissors, 250 Anderson St, Portland Maine. Her studio is open by appointment by calling (916) 804-6095 or emailing email@example.com .