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