Photographer Jeffrey Krolick created an entire body of work around a single location in Southern Oregon.
"The images are not landscapes in the traditional sense, but rather appropriations of the seasonal textures and shapes from a unique locale — Emigrant Lake, Oregon," Krolick states in a press release.
Krolick was deemed by a panel of judges from the Oregon Arts Commission as "one of the great colorists in Oregon photography." His images are more related to abstract painting than landscape photography, and his work has been included in exhibitions across the nation, including the American Craft Museum; the Smithsonian Institution; the Jen Bekman Gallery of New York; and the Center for Photography at Woodstock in New York. He received a fellowship from the SilverEye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh and was selected by the International Photography Awards as fine art photographer of the year. Krolick is represented by Davis and Cline Gallery in Ashland.
Along with Krolick, the OAC recognized 12 other artists with fellowships for excellence in visual arts. The commission's fellowships are designed to assist Oregon artists in the development of their work. The artists may use their monetary grants to complete work in progress, embark on a new body of work, undertake research, study or travel.
The 2008 OAC panel included painter and Southern Oregon University art faculty member Cody Bustamante and six other judges.