NELL CAMPBELL

born : Mississippi . lives and works in Santa Barbara CA 

education 

1987-1991  University of California Santa Barbara

                 Interdisciplinary Studies : Art History, Art Studio, History

1969-1970  Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara CA

1964-1967  Newcomb College, New Orleans, LA

                  American Studies 

employment

1990-present    Freelance photographer

1990-present    Photo Editor, Photographer’s Forum, Santa Barbara CA

1986-present    Founder and Owner, Alligator Bayou Press, Santa Barbara CA                  

1978-1990       Clerk, United States Postal Service

1976-1977       Chief Photographer and Head of Department                                                                 United Farm Workers, Keene CA 

teaching

1995-present   

Master Artist for the Arts Fund of Santa Barbara Teen Arts Mentor Program

1998-2001      

Teacher in the Artists in the Schools program co-sponsored by the California

Arts Council and the Children’s Creative Project            

awards

2010               

Direct to Artists Grant from the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative

2007               

Artist’s Grant from the William T. Colville Foundation

Third Place, Best Photo Story Category, Annual New Orleans Press Club

Awards Competition for A Reckoning with Rita published in Louisiana Cultural

Vistas magazine, Spring 2006

2005               

Honorable Mention, Best Photo Story Category, Annual New Orleans Press

Club Awards for Louisiana Landscapes published in Louisiana Cultural Vistas

Magazine, Fall 2004

1990               

Freedom of Expression: The ACLU Postcard Project – photograph selected

for publication in postcard set of 21 images

1989               

Grant, Individual Artists Award, Santa Barbara County Arts Commission and

The Arts Fund of Santa Barbara

solo exhibitions

2011               

Duck Blinds : Louisiana, Jane Deering Gallery, Santa Barbara CA

2006               

La Chanson Perdue : Recent Photographs from Louisiana, Art Resources

Gallery, Santa Barbara CA

2002               

Havanity : Recent Photographs from Havana and the Valle de Los Ingenios,

Art Resources Gallery, Santa Barbara CA

1997               

Louisiana Landscapes : An Elegy to My Father, Contemporary Arts Forum,

Santa Barbara CA

From Mecca to Marfa : Road Photographs from Texas and the Western Desert,

Art Resources Gallery, Santa Barbara CA

1993

Solos Exhibition, Art Resources Gallery, Santa Barbara CA

1989

Photographs of Mardi Gras, De La Guerra Gallery, Santa Barbara CA

selected group exhibitions

2010               

GULF, New Orleans Photo Alliance, New Orleans LA

Reflections and Projections : 20 Years of the Individual Artist Awards,

Channing Peake Gallery, Santa Barbara CA

2009               

Neighbors, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura CA

2008

Merci!, Selections from the Robert B. and Mercedes H. Eichholz Collection,

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara CA

The Essential Worker, Channing Peake Gallery, Santa Barbara CA

2007               

Made in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara CA

Art Over Troubled Waters, Zigler Art Museum, Jennings LA

Identities, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara CA

2006               

The Barry Berkus & Family Art Collection, In Memory of Gail Berkus,

Channing Peake Gallery, Santa Barbara CA

2004

Blur at The Bekins, Santa Barbara CA

2003               

Working Land, A Photographic Portrait of Contemporary Agriculture,

Channing Peake Gallery, Santa Barbara CA

California/Color, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara CA

2002               

Formulations, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara CA

2000               

Cuba Linda: Recent Photographs from Cuba, Art Resources Gallery,

Santa Barbara CA

1999               

Photography by Nell Campbell and Larry Weise, The Salon at Studio 202,

Redondo Beach CA

1998               

Santa Barbara Photographers, The Easton Gallery, Santa Barbara CA

Pilgrimages, Channing Peake Gallery, Santa Barbara CA

1996               

‘Scapes, Ro Snell Gallery, Santa Barbara CA

1994               

The Santa Barbara Connection: Contemporary Photography, Santa Barbara

Museum of Art, Santa Barbara CA

1992               

El Dia De Los Muertos Celebration, Frances Puccinelli Gallery, Carpinteria CA

1991               

Greetings from Route 66, De La Guerra Gallery, Santa Barbara CA

editorial writing 

2000-present    Photographer’s Forum Magazine, Santa Barbara CA

2009-present    BW and Color Magazines, Novato CA

selected bibliography

American Heritage Magazine, 1979

Stern, Rudi:  Let There Be Neon, published by Harry N. Abrams . 1979

Made in California: Art, Image and Identity 1900-2000, published by Los Angeles County Museum of Art and University of California Press . 2000

Made in Santa Barbara, published by Santa Barbara Museum of Art . 2007

curatorial

2010         

Uncharted Journeys, Seldom Seen Photographs, The Arts Fund                                       Gallery, Santa Barbara CA 

public collections

Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, The Berkus Collection, Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara CA

 

selected private collections 

Jesse & Nancy Alexander, Santa Barbara CA

Susan Bower, Santa Barbara CA

Jeff & Wendy Brouws, Stanfordville NY

Ginny Brush, Santa Barbara CA

Joann Clevenger, New Orleans LA

Mercedes Eichholz, Santa Barbara CA

MacDuff Everton & Mary Heebner, Santa Barbara CA

Cody Hartley & Marc Boman, Boston MA

Jim & Sheila Davidson, Santa Barbara CA

William Hendricks, Ventura CA

Joyce Johnson, Santa Barbara CA

Susan Jorgensen & Alice Gillaroo, Santa Ynez CA

Scott McClaine, Santa Barbara CA

Anne & James Morse, New Orleans LA

Fran & Keith Puccinelli, Ventura CA

Don & Kathleen Scott, Santa Barbara CA

Joan Tanner, Santa Barbara CA

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