Denise Dethlefsen

I’m from a family of talented artists, musicians and writers, but could never make my brain and fingers work together for any of those skills – thus my tagline, “Some of us just can’t draw.” The camera gives me a view into the world that is sometimes impressionistic, sometimes real. It allows me to “see” something, then take it home and bring out either the original vision or something entirely new in post-processing. I don't call myself a nature photographer, but most of my photography is done outdoors.

Circle Foundation for the Arts
Featured Artist, 2021 and 2022

Praxis Gallery, 2022
Open Theme, "Runic Reflection"
Liquid~Sky, "Gold at Daybreak"

NYC4PA, 2021
Got the Shot! Now Get Creative, Juror's Selection, "Misty Sunrise"

The 16th Annual Spider Awards, 2021
Abstract, Nominee, "Glowstick Ribbons"

Praxis Gallery, 2021
Monokromatik, Juror's Selection, "Modern Religion"

The 14th Annual Color Awards, 2021
Americana, Honorable Mention, "A Welcome Paradox"
Americana, Nominee, "Harlequin Ford"
Still Life, Nominee, "Pressman's Tools"

Black & White Magazine, Special Issue, February 2021
Flowers/Plants/Fruit, People’s Choice, “Before the Rain”

The 15th Annual Black and White Spider Awards, 2020
Fine Art, Honorable Mention, “At the Corner of Love and Abandonment”
Architecture, Nominee, “A Welcome Paradox”
Still Life, Nominee, “Letterpress Blocks”

The 13th International Color Awards, 2020
Still Life, Honorable Mention, "Chain and Rungs"
Americana, Nominated, "Bye-Bye!"
Americana, Nominated, "Dredge"
Nature, Nominated, "Red Rocks Winter (Chaos Theory)"


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