In July, I was thrilled and honored to join the team at LENSCRATCH as their new Director of Marketing!  Aline Smithson, Founder of Lenscratch and incredible photographer, wrote a lovely introduction about me, my work, and what I do for Lenscratch.  I hope you'll read the full feature here.

LENSCRATCH, Fine Art Photography Daily, is considered one of the 10 Photography-Related blogs you should be reading by Source Review, Wired.com, Rangefinder, and InStyle Magazine.

HOME: American Photography at the CU Art Museum

CU Art Museum
Boulder, CO
March 2nd - July 15th

I am thrilled and honored to share that two of my prints from Everything Is Fine Here were collected by the CU Art Museum and are on currently view in a new show curated by Hope Saska, Curator of Collections & Exhibitions.  The exhibition features work from Robert Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Stephen Shore, Carrie Mae Weems, among many others.  I'm absolutely speechless to be among such an incredible group of artists and trailblazers.

CU Art Museum Exhibit Helps Visitors Find Their Safe Place

"The exhibit explores the theme [of home] with photography from CU archive collections (dating to the late-1800s) and an interactive FlexSpace Gallery...Saska explained that the flow of the exhibition is built like a chambered nautilus — it begins with early images of the Earth and circles back to intimate photographs — while featuring everything from landscapes to built structures in between."  - Christy Fantz, Daily Camera, March 23, 2017

End of Year News 2016

Hi!  Here are 3 things from me.

1. In November, I was honored to attended the Center Review Santa Fe Photo Festival as one of the 100 selected photographers.  I was delighted to meet many new members of the photographic community and enjoyed sharing my work Everything Is Fine Here.

2. If you're looking for a gift for someone, my new imprint Big Bad Bettie Press is out with its first portable exhibition called Rabbit Rabbit and it's on sale for the holidays here.

3. I hope you are doing very well and please let me know what you are doing.  Thank you always for your support.  

Happy Everything to you and yours and ours and theirs.
! Katie

Visiting Artist at MAKE Studio Steamboat!

This June, I was delighted to be a Visiting Artist at MAKE Studio Steamboat.  This fun and active space is run by talented artist Christie Ginanni Stepan.  We had a blast teaching kids about photography in a variety of contemporary contexts.  We made cyanotypes, portraits in the landscape, and still life images.  We turned the whole classroom into a Camera Obscura!  And the students put together an art show at the end of the week complete with artist statements.  If you're in Steamboat Springs, CO or want to go, be sure to check out this great space.  I can't wait to return!

CAPTURED 2015 at Newspace Center for Photography

June 22nd, 2015 - American Photography Magazine named CAPTURED 2015 at Newspace Center for Photography one of The 10 Best New Photography Exhibits of Summer 2015.

I am so excited to get my work to Portland, OR at Newspace and be included in CAPTURED 2015.  The summer exhibition is curated by Newspace Curator Yaelle Amir and includes a diverse and talented crop of regional and national photographers.

The exhibition is on view June 5 - August 1 with an opening reception Friday June 5th, 6-9p.

If you're in Portland this summer, I hope you'll stop by and see the show!

About the exhibition: The photographers participating in Newspace’s summer group exhibition, CAPTURED 2015, address a diverse range of subjects, yet share a common goal to observe and capture human tendencies. From these eight distinct expressions, viewers are able to learn about the different ways we all navigate through and participate in contemporary society.

Check out the additional participating artists:

Gary Beeber
Debi Cornwall
Sarah-Marie Land
Hye-Ryoung Min
Christopher Rauschenberg
Isaac Sachs
Joel Stevenett

SFAI MFA Exhibition!

Edge Effect marked the culmination of my graduate school experience and what an amazing show it was!  San Francisco Art Institutes' MFA Vernissage Exhibition opened May 13th, 2015 with Gala Vernissage and marched on through the weekend with the show opening to the public May 15th.  The show was held at Fort Mason Center and was an incredible sight to see.  It was very exciting and rewarding to be apart of this event with so many talented artists graduating from SFAI this year.  And I was honored that so may of my friends and family where able to join in the celebration. 

The exhibition received some local press that you can read about in Examiner.com (which gave me and several of my colleagues a shout out) and also in Juxtapoz Magazine about the Gala and the exhibition

See some fun photos from the event on Instagram. #sfai #edgeeffect


SPE Innovations in Imaging Award

March 12-15th, 2015 marked the 52nd Annual Society for Photographic Educator's National Conference in New Orleans.   The topic was Atmospheres: Climate, Equity, and Community in Photography.  I was honored with the student award for Innovations in Imaging.  It was an incredible experience and opportunity!  Over 100 submissions where considered and only ten deserving students received the award, five graduates and five undergraduates.  During the conference, awardees have their work specially highlighted, participate in portfolio reviews and curator walk-throughs, as well as receive a travel stipend and a complimentary year of SPE membership.  Congratulations to my fellow award recipients!  Check out their work below:

Elle Olivia Andersen, Marcus DeSieno, Soohyun Kim, Elise Kirk, Amanda Mollindo, Zora Murff, Ohm Phanphiroj, Thomas Sanders, Janelle Young

Root Division MFA NOW 2015

I am very excited to be included in this years MFA NOW 2015 show at Root Division in San Francisco!  On view during this exhibition will be one of my prints from my new work, "Yellow Chair, 2014"

Jurors: Lisa Ellsworth, Curator, Palo Alto Art Center
2nd Sat Reception: Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Exhibition Dates: Mar 11, 2015 to Mar 28, 2015
3rd Thursday Artist Panel Discussion: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Including CREATIVE STATION, free all-ages art activities in our Classroom.
Gallery Hours (or by appointment): Wednesday-Saturday, 2-6pm

According to the US News and World Report survey, the Bay Area is home to seven of the top one hundred MFA Programs in Visual Arts in the country: California College of the Arts, Mills College, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, Stanford University, and the University of California, Berkeley.

The MFA Now Archive Project, and Juried Exhibition was created to provide a platform for looking at Bay Area artists and institutions in order to promote dialogue and to archive current art-making practices and models.

MFA Now 2015 will be the fourth iteration of this annual project at Root Division. The concept for MFA Now was originally conceived by Claire Colette and Kari Marboe in 2011. The two artists, who were, at the time, in MFA programs at Mills and UC Berkeley respectively, saw a need for dialogue between programs, and they created this opportunity for connection.

ABOUT THE MFA NOW 2015 ARCHIVE PROJECT: The MFA Now 2015 Archive, is an inclusionary publication of all eligible MFA candidates, set to be released in February 2015. All artists who submit to MFA NOW 2015 will be featured in this archive. The book includes a full page dedicated to each contributing MFA candidate and a compilation of essays by faculty, Root Division staff, and the exhibition juror, serving to navigate the contemporary moment in Bay Area MFA programs and find connections between the artists and institutions.

Exhibition Artists: 

Kimberley Arteche
Trent Davis Bailey
Jesus Barraza
Gillian Bostock
Brian Dean
Megan Ender
Ella Faktorovich
Dan Fenstermacher
Jose Joaquin Figueroa
Tanja Geis
Katie Harwood
Einat Imber
Felicita Norris
Michelle Ott
Megan Reed
Tianxing Wang

Group show at The Dairy Center for the Arts!

Some of my work will be exhibited in a group photography show reflecting on the 2013 flood.  Curated by Mark Sink, the exhibition includes work from photographers living along the Front Range.  I am honored to be included.

Opening Wednesday September 10th, 2014.  Closing Friday, October 10th, 2014

Opening reception and Artist Talks from 4p-5p, followed by a reception from 5p-6:30p on Wednesday September 10th.

Visit The Dairy Center for the Arts website to learn more about the show.

The Dairy Center for the Arts | 2590 Walnut Street (26th & Walnut) | Boulder, Colorado 80302

About the exhibition:

Seven photographers who live and work along the Front Range will be featured in FLOOD, an exhibition of photography curated by Mark Sink that captures the elemental power of the 2013 flood in Boulder. This exhibit opens Wednesday, September 10 at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder and will be open to the public through Friday, October 10.  Both exhibits open with Artist Talks from 4:00pm to 5:00pm, followed by a reception from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. Both the exhibits and the opening event are free to the public.

                                                                        Photography by Katie Harwood

                                                                        Photography by Katie Harwood

Initially called a hundred-year flood, it has since been described as a thousand-year-flood due to its duration and vast proportions. The exhibition reflects the dialectic contradictions of such a life-changing event: destruction and regeneration, loss and restoration; catastrophe and beauty. These are the forces witnessed and articulated by the featured photographers, James Balog, Andrew Beckham, Chris Brown, Charles Forsman, Katie Harwood, Kevin O’Connell, and Richard Van Pelt.

                                                                         Photograph by James Balog

                                                                         Photograph by James Balog

One of the featured photographers, Andrew Beckham, says about the commemorative exhibit at The Dairy, "Beginning on September 11, 2013 Colorado communities along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains experienced an unbroken deluge of rain and flooding for nearly a week. This unprecedented weather event flooded basements, destroyed roads, pulled down canyon walls, changed the course of rivers, and washed away entire homes. The aftermath can still be seen today, as people and communities affected by the water continue to rebuild their lives.”
“Collectively, these photographers examine the reality of a transformed landscape in all of its complexities, from intimate details to sweeping panoramas, giving rise to responses that all, in the end, reflect a deep and abiding concern for the landscape of home."