Member GallerAArchive 13 - January - March 2003                      

                          Professional Gallery                    



All images © Michele Dugan


I am penetrating more and more into the compressed magic of the universe ...Salvador Dali.

It is difficult finding words to describe my work, my particular vision. Photographic images are my language, the form or container that allows my dive into the well of inspiration. My work is about initiation, transformation,the beauty of Soul, and the desires of Spirit. My creative process is ecstatic, shamanic, and alchemical as outer meets inner fire and something new is born I push film to its limits, not being contained within my medium but expanding upon it. With the use of elemental forces such as fire and water or alternative and multiple artistic means I explore the capabilities of film to absorb and transmute energy. For me, the camera is a shamanic gateway that allows my journey into the essential. As I experience and seek to understand the beauty, mysteries, and shadow aspects of life, my art is a visual history of the journey. I offer my work to you as a meditation upon your own travels. Michele Dugan


A Community of Angels: Los Angeles 2002
Paperback: 144 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.41 x 10.00 x 8.02
Publisher: Angel City Pr; ISBN: 1883318270; (October 2002)



Michele will be a book signing guest at photo l.a. in the WIPI booth #42 Saturday, Jan 18th, 1-3 pm


A Community of Angels: Los AngelesPaperback: 160 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.49 x 6.79 x 6.80 Publisher: Angel City Pr; ISBN: 1883318254; (June 2001)

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Photographic Artist


Twilight, Lisaís Gallery, Manhattan Beach, CA 4/00
Oversoul,, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA 4/99
Oversoul, Stephen Gang Gallery, Chelsea Art District, New York, NY 10/98
Initiatio, Sai Gallery, SOHO Art District, New York, NY 12/97

Selected by the Volunteers of America to photograph and chronicle the artistry and events of the Community of Angels 2001 and 2002î citywide public art projects from a fine arts prospective. As the Official Photographer for the project, chronicled events, provided images for web, and photographed artists in progress Work resulted in the publication of two books by Angel City Press.

First Place Color Photography, Photographer's Forum
18th Annual Spring Photography Contest, Santa Barbara, CA 8/98
Chosen from 23,000 entries internationally

First Place, The Art of Photography ñ Nontraditional Category,
Armory Art Center, Palm Beach, Florida 11/94

Dr. Wug Elise Ject-Key Memorial Award Photography
National Association of Women Artists 107th Annual Exhibition, New York, NY 96

Second Prize, Visual Arts HARC Award 2000
The HARC Foundation, Santa Monica, CA 8/00

Special Mention, Works on Paper Montreal International Visual Arts Competition
Sordarco Gallery, Montreal, Quebec - 12/93

Honorable Mention, Photographerís Forum
22nd Annual Spring Photography Contest, Santa Barbara, CA 8/02

Honorable Mention, Classic Competition
Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA ñ 8/98

Award of Merit, 63rd Annual Juried Art Exhibition
Cooperstown Art Association Cooperstown, N 8/98

Cash Award, ARTstravaganza Exhibition
Hunter Museaum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN 5/98
Emulsion removal on Polaroid 669 film ñ 1987

A Community of Angels 2002, Dugan, Tenden, Kaufman, Angel City Press, 2002

Direct Art Magazine, Slow Arts Productions, Vol. 8, 02

A Community of Angels, Dugan, Tenden, Kaufman, Angel City Press, 2001

Best of Photography Annual, Serbin Communications, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1995, 1994, 1993

Photographer's Forum Magazine 11/98

(A complete listing of over 80 shows, nationally and internationally, is available upon request)

Images of the Virgin, Galleria Tonantzin, San Juan Bautista, CA 12/02 and 12/99

Photo National, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA 9/02

Summer Small Works, Limner Gallery, New York, NY 8/02

5th Annual Summer Invitational Exhibition, Period Gallery, Leavenworth, NE, 8/02

Millenium Collection of the National Association of Women Artists, United Nations, sponsored by UNIFEM, 2/02

MEN, Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY 12/00
20 pieces of Men series shown

Hill County Arts Foundation, 32nd Annual Counterpoint Exhibition, Ingram, Texas 8/00

On the Sacred, Second City Council, Long Bch., CA 11/00

Unreal Reality, Museaum of Arts, Los Angeles, CA 4/99


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