Kindred: Recent Photographs by Noelle McCleaf was exhibited at the Richard and Barbara Basch Gallery at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida in 2018. The exhibition was curated by Mark Ormond and included sixteen large-scale archival pigmented prints from A Bee in Her Bonnet and Evie Lou and Laura Jane, spanning over ten years of photographic work. A signed and editioned risograph zine was offered to the first one-hundred guests, featuring intimate interviews with Evie Lou and Laura Jane. The panel discussion included Felicia E. Gail, Writer, Artist and Curator, Thomas Carabasi, Chair of Photography and Imaging at the Ringling College of Art and Design, and Zoe Ann Nicholson, Feminist Activist, Speaker, and Author, known for her role in the campaign for the Equal Rights Amendment.

Noelle McCleaf speaking about her work in Kindred: Recent Photographs by Noelle McCleaf. 

Felicia E. Gail, Writer, Artist and Curator.

Zoe Ann Nicholson, Feminist Activist, Speaker and Author.

DocuFlorida II: Projections and Prints with featured artist, Noelle McCleaf included an open call with digital submissions projected with photographs by Florida-based photographer, Noelle McCleaf. The exhibition addressed the environment in rural and urban landscapes, and may offer an interpretive lens focused on socio-cultural and socio-spatial conditions of natural and built environments of our larger Southeastern U.S. region, an area deeply informed by river systems, gulf waters, and their associated industries and economic enterprises. DocuFlorida began in 2017 as an annual exhibition of projected photographic images focused on the current environment and landscapes of Florida, the Gulf Coast, and the Southeast Region of the U.S. It is intended as a site-specific iteration of Documerica, the photographic documentary project that was sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency in the 1970s. The exhibition was on view at the T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum from November 16, 2018 through May 17, 2019 and is in partnership with Pensacola Museum of Art, University of West Florida. The exhibition is co-curated by: Lowell Bassett (Chief Curator, UWF Historic Trust), Felicia E. Gail, (Curator of Exhibitions, Pensacola Museum of Art) and Valerie George, (Professor of Art, UWF Department of Art).

Press for DocuFlorida II

S.S. Minnow, Archival Pigmented Print (30x40), 2017. On view at DocuFlorida II: Projections and Prints. T.T. Wentworth Jr. Florida State Museum. 

Laurel, Florida, Archival Pigmented Print (30x40), 2016. On view at DocuFlorida II: Projections and Prints. T.T. Wentworth Jr. Florida State Museum. 

Mom with Rock Bass was shown in Ft. Collins, Colorado at the Downton Artery in conjunction with Center for Fine Art Photography. Life of Water was juried by Jennifer Shaw. The photograph was selected for the Director's Award from Hamidah Glasgow. About the image: Mom with Rock Bass represents my mother’s inherent love for fishing, something that was passed down to her from her mother, who taught her how to catch, clean, and cook—a strenuous but rewarding ritual. Most of my work is shot on medium format color film, as I enjoy the rich natural tones, the film grain, and the sharpness of the image. 

Mom with Rock Bass, Archival Pigmented Print (32x40), 2018. 

Mom with Rock Bass on view at the Downtown Artery, Ft. Collins, Colorado, 2019. 

Diffusion, curated by Lori Vrba and Blue Mitchell opened at the SE Center for Photography and is up from 7/5 - 8/31/19. Images in the exhibition are curated from the pages of Diffusion IX. The exhibition opens Friday, July 5 and runs through August with the opening reception on Friday, August 2. See the full show online here Much of the work from the exhibition is also up for sale on Artsy, including my image Mary of the Sea, from the series Familial Totems. The image is made from a daguerrotype and tarpon scales, composed on a flatbed scanner. Collectors can purchase work from the exhibition here:

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