Honorable Mention / 2020 / Fine Art / Other

Evenings with the Moon

  • Company
    Wendi Schneider Fine Art
  • Photographer
    Wendi Schneider
  • Credit
    Wendi Schneider

In Evenings with the Moon, I contemplate the power of universal experiences to unify and transcend, engaging the moon as muse. My impressions of the night are printed on vellum or kozo and gilded with white gold on verso to infuse the artist's hand and suffuse the subjects with the spirituality of the precious metal - echoing the luminosity of their celestial inspiration. This synthesis of form and content expresses our shared longing for harmony amidst the chaos of the world, allowing the viewer to consider the commonalities in our collective consciousness. We all live under the same moon.

Wendi Schneider’s photographs have been exhibited in solo exhibitions, including "Mille Fleur" at A Gallery For Fine Photography and "States of Grace" at the Griffin Museum of Photography, and in more than 70 group exhibits in venues including The Berlin Biennale of Fine Art and Documentary Photography, the Center For Fine Art Photography, the Colorado Photographic Arts Center, the SE Center For Photography, the Berlin Biennale of Fine Art and Documentary Photography, and other galleries and institutions internationally. Her work has been featured in Blur, Lenscratch, Silvershotz, B&W Magazine, and Rfotofolio among others, and has been honored by the International Photography Awards, International Color Awards, Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, Pollux Awards, Monochrome Awards, Spider Awards, Neutral Density Awards, PX3 Prix de la Paris Photographie, and the San Diego Natural History Museum Best of Nature Awards.

Her sensual photographs are often recognized for their graceful composition and delicate balance between the real and the imagined. Inspired by the sinuous lines of organic forms, a background in painting and art history and the lush beauty of her southern heritage, she is best known for her gilded vellum photographs of Figura, Flora and Fauna in the "States of Grace" series, as well as her hand-painted photographs, Polaroid transfers, and nearly 100 book cover photographs. A major contributor to the original Victoria Magazine, she also designed and photographed the re-creation of the 1901 Picayune’s Creole Cook Book for The Times-Picayune newspaper. After several decades of photography, design and art direction for clients, she now devotes her time to fine art photography, which she began exploring in the early '80s. She is represented by A Gallery For Fine Photography, New Orleans.

Awards 2020 Critical Mass Finalist
2019 San Francisco Bay Month of Photography | Gold
2019 Black & White | Single Image Nature
2018 Prix de la Photographie, Paris (P×3) | Bronze - Fine Art Landscape
2018 Moscow International Photo Awards | Bronze | Nature
2018 American Photography 34
2018 National Association of Women Artists | Small Works | Silver Works on Paper
2018 Critical Mass Finalist
2018 Spider Awards | Honorable Mention
2018 Slow Exposures | Honorable Mention
2018 The Center For Fine Art Photography | Black & White | Honorable Mention
2017 Gala Awards | First Place - Urban & Rural Landscape
2017 Animalia | Director’s Selection | The Center For Fine Art Photography
2017 Florida Museum of Photographic Arts | International Exhibit | Third Place Nature, Science & Animals
2017 Critical Mass Finalist
2017 Monochrome Awards | Honorable Mentions: Nature & Wildlife
2017 Neutral Density Awards | Honorable Mention - Trees
2017 The Center For Fine Art Photography | Honorable Mention
2017 Spider Awards | Honorable Mention
2017 International Color Awards | Honorable Mention
2017 iPhoneography | Best in Show
2016 9th Annual Julia Margaret Cameron Awards | Single Image, Nude/Figure
2016 San Diego Natural History Museum Best of Nature | First Place
2016 International Color Awards | 2nd Place, Merit of Excellence Wildlife
2016 Monochrome Awards | Honorable Mentions
2016 Neutral Density Awards | Honorable Mention: Nudes & Wildlife 
2016 Spider Awards | Honorable Mention: Wildlife
2016 Colorado Photographic Arts Center Member’s Exhibit | Special Mention
2015 White PX3 Prix de la Paris Photographie | Honorable Mention
2015 Gala Awards Julia Margaret Cameron Awards | Finalist & Honorable Mention
2015 8th Annual Pollux Awards Alternative Processes | Finalists 
2015 Colorado Photographic Arts Center Member’s Exhibit | Special Mention
2015 London International Creative Competition | Honorable Mention