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About Kenneth Johnston

Genres: Contemporary Surrealism; Nature Photography

Accomplishments

Solo exhibit at the Arts Center of Mississippi (29 photos) Nov-Dec. 2014

Participation in Southern Artists Alliance exhibit (19 photos) June-August 2014

Provided photographs of local wildlife and a photo display of Mississippi blues musicians to the Mississippi Welcome Station in Woodville, MS, July 2012 – ongoing

Various displays at libraries (East Baton Rouge Parish Library System), Birdman Coffee Shop in St. Francisville, La. 

Participated in the Fondren After Five art market in Jackson, MS. 

Designed promotional material and supplied photos for compact disk packaging. (Most recent, Wolf System “No Sleep These Nights” on the Building Sound label released in 2014).

Approved supplier for the franchise Wild Birds Unlimited (photocards of birds)

Won “Best of Show” award for my photo Three White Pelicans, an entry into the Al Fresco show at the Beach Arts Center, Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, Spring 2015

Photocollage Meet Mrs Bundren won the Purchase Award at the Folk Art and Faulkner show at the Union County Heritage Museum in New Albany, MS September 13, 2015

Four Great Egrets Won 5th Place in Best Overall Category, and 2nd Place in the Photography/Digital Category for  Light Space Time's  Nature 2015 online exhibition

Two of my prints (When I was a Girl I Prayed for Transfiguration and Between the Past and the Future)were in the 2015 Eraserhood Forever show at the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art. October 2015. Philadelphia, PA as part of a show of art inspired by Eraserhead and other works  by David Lynch.

A painting of mine, Overton Park Squirrel,  was on display at the Memphis Botanic Gardens Visitor's Center  as part of the Incognito  Show through the end of January  2016.

A painting, The Opera Singer, was on display at The Playhouse on the Square in Memphis through the month of April, 2016.

Three canvas prints was part of the Surrealism: A Photography Exhibition at the Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Nicholas A. Colasanto Center in Alexandria, Virginia, during May, 2016.

A photograph, The New Statue of Liberty, was part of the Say Hello to America show at the Crosstown Gallery in Memphis, Tennessee from June 10 until July 9, 2016.

A collection of my wildlife photos and photo collage work was on display at the Zachary Library in Zachary, Louisiana, from October 1 through October 30, 2016.

Fifteen of my photos and prints of drawings were on display at Found Memphis, 2491 Broad St., beginning October 7, 2016, in a show with Jessica Miller (whose  wonderful photography everyone should check out!)

Prints are frequently on display (and for sale) at Canvas of Memphis on Madison.

A photograph "Hands" was on display (and for sale!) at Caritas Villiage in Memphis for the November show.

A Painting, "A Crimson Bull Eats a Flower" was sold at the silent auction fundraiser at the Playhouse on the Square April 2017.

A solo show of 15 canvas prints occured in the Cafe Lobby at the Playhouse on the Square (Memphis, TN) from June 9 through  July 31 2017.

Annually, I participate in the Friends for Life charity benefit by donating artwork. In 2016, canvas print "The Birdwatchers" sold, and in 2017 a 16" x 48" print of "Dogs" sold.

Old Ben and the Fyce, a photocollage, was part of the Folk Art and Faulkner exhibit at the Union County Heritage Museum in New Albany, MS from mid September through November 2017.

Three prints (Opener of the Way, Cherry Glazed, and Ascension)were accepted for the 2017 Eraserhood Forever Exhibit, a show of mostly Twin Peaks themed art and artwork inspired by David Lynch's films. Runs through the month of October at the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art.

In May of 2018 I will have a solo show at the Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, occupying the largest gallery in the Playhouse.

********Portrait photo by Debbie Reichelt*********