March 2020 disrupted our daily lives and left us to navigate feelings of loneliness and confinement. As artists, this was exceptionally challenging taking a toll on our mental health while our resolve to create waned. As time passed, the constraints of life under lockdown eased up for some, and we began to venture forward. Artists in this exhibit pay tribute to their determination to overcome a challenging situation through art.
Forged in Isolation is on view from November 4, 2022, through January 4, 2023. The library is open Monday-Wednesday 10-6, Thursday 12-8, and Friday 9-5, and Saturday 9-2 (closed Sundays). The exhibition space is located on the lower level.more
I am pleased to announce that my image, Rock: Lucy Vincent Beach, was selected for the juried 2022 Roddy Open Competition at Concord Art in Concord, MA. Juried by Shana Dumont Garr. Besides being selected for the exhibit, my photograph was awarded the coveted Roddy Award- 1 of only 7 cash awards to be given out to this year's entries.
September 15th - October 23rd, 2022
Archival pigment print is number 1 of 15 with 2 AP: The size printed for the exhibition is 20" x 30" and is available for $1850.00.
Shana Dumont Garr. Juror Statement:
"Rocks change, although their timeline is so different from flowers, trees, or humans. I love the composition of their photograph. This is a portrait of a boulder, and it makes me want to know more about not only the place, but about the people who have also been curious about this stone. The articulate composition, color, and subject make this photograph remarkable."more
My recent image: Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park was selected to be part of the Urban 2022 Photo Awards as part of the Trieste Photo Days Festival 2022 in Trieste, Italy
URBAN Photo Awards become the heart of the Trieste Photo Days festival held during October 2022 in Trieste, Italymore
L'Oeil de la Photographie has recently published my online a select group of my photographs for their Weekend Portfolios, Edition of October 23rd, 2021
A monthly or yearly subscription is required to see the entire collection of images. https://loeildelaphotographie.com/en/steven-edson-sdf/?ct=t%28Newsletter+EN+10232021%29more
September 23, 2021 - October 24, 2021
Two recently made photographs of mine were selected by juror, Sam Adams for the 22nd Annual Roddy Open Competition at the Concord Art Center. With over 700 entries, 109 were selected to be seen in the show and 1 of the 2 images were given a coveted Roddy Award. (1 of 7 given out). "This photograph turns the constantly moving ocean into a massive sculpture that appears caught in stasis. The wind gently carving ripples across its surface, perhaps it could even be sand on the beach or a field of grass," Sam Adams, Koch Curatorial Fellow, deCordova Museum.more
August 14, 2021 - October 31, 2021
Juror, Barbara Tannenbaum, Cleveland Museum of Art's Chair of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, and Curator of Photography has selected all 3-of my images submitted to the upcoming Juried Biennial Photography Show 2021. This year's exhibition includes 41 pieces from nearly 300 entries submitted from across the United States.
Juried Biennial Photography Show 2021
Firelands Association for the Visual Arts (FAVA)
39 South Main Street
Oberlin, OH 44074more
'Surface Tensions' has been selected for inclusion into the Communication Arts Photography Annual 62. Chosen in the 'Institutional' grouping for its use as a web banner advertisement for the Cambridge Arts Association 2020 Small Works Exhibition for which this image was initially used as part of the selected fine art images from the show.
Of the 2,328 entries, only 109 were accepted, representing the work of 103 photographers, making the Photography Annual the most exclusive major photography competition in the world.more
July 15, 2021 - August 29, 2021
Pleased to announce the acceptance of my photograph, 'Wall of Windows.' Selected by juror Arnika Dawkins for the 27th Juried Exhibition to be held and open to the public from July 15-August 29, 2001 at the Griffin Museum galleries at 67 Shore Rd, Winchester, MA.more
Happy to announce my photograph, 'Leaving' was selected to be included in the Cambridge Art Association 2021 National Prize Show by Juror, Alice Gray Stites, Museum Director and Chief Curator at 21c Museums.
Over 365 artists from across the United States submitted work for this show. For the final exhibits, Juror, Alice Gray Stites selected 51 artists working in a variety of mediums.more
I am delighted to have collaborated with Maxine Martin on providing the cover image for their new release of music for Mo / Green: Pizza Connections. Love their groove and sounds and wishing them much success in building their audience. Hit the link to their utube channel.more
Pandemic Lens an online magazine featuring art, poetry, and writings about personal perspectives on the Covid 19 pandemic has published several of my photographic stories including a recent addition of 'Man and his Shadow' at the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.
November 1, 2020
Steve Edson is honored to have his photograph Chairs selected for 2nd place-Merit of Excellence in the professional Abstract category at the 15th Annual Spider Awards. Celebrating its 15th year, the Black and White Spider Awards is the leading international award honoring black and white photography in the world.more
October 23, 2020 - October 28, 2020
Steven Edson is happy to announce the selection of his photograph ‘Surface Tensions” selected by juror, Lauren Chambers to appear in the upcoming international juried exhibition ‘Art Through the Lens 2020’. Submissions came from over 31 states and 4 different countries. The selected image will appear in the gallery at the Yeiser Art Center, 200 Broadway, Paducah, Kentucky.more
September 25, 2020 - October 22, 2020
My photograph, Surface Tensions was selected for the upcoming Frances N. Roddy Annual Exhibition at Concord Art. The Frances N. Roddy Open Competition is an annual competition and is one of the art association’s most exciting and competitive shows. Curated by Lisa Crossman, Curator of American Art and Arts of the Americas at the Mead Art Museum in Amherst College.
Work will be installed in the Robert’s Gallery to be seen in person by appointment as well as on the Concord Art website. http://www.concordart.orgmore
September 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020
Array Contemporary has opened its first brick and mortar mixed media show at 460 Harrison Ave. Open by appointment only. Featuring the work of photographer Steven Edson, Painter Jennifer Jean Okumura, photographer Steven Bennett, Painter Joanne Tarlin, and mixed media artist Marsha Nouritza Odabashian.more
June 13, 2020 11am, June 13, 2020 1pm
Beacon Gallery is hosting a free public talk by Boston fine art photographer, Steven Edson on June 13th at 11 am and at 1 pm to discuss his images in the current show: Perception / Abstraction.
Signup at Eventbrite to Attend:
Only 10 people will be allowed to attend each session.
Face masks will be required to be worn at all times as well as practicing safe social distancing.
Beacon Gallery is located at 524 Harrison Ave, Boston, MAmore
March 20, 2020 - May 29, 2020
Pleased to announce a 2 person photography show at Beacon Gallery. Perception Abstraction is a two-artist show featuring works by Boston-based photographers Steven Edson and Fern L. Nesson. This photography exhibition seeks to explore these two artists’ diverse methods of looking through the viewfinder and electing what to capture on film, and how both create abstract artwork from the real-world viewfinder. From the mundane to the sublime, Edson and Nesson train their lenses on subjects familiar to all yet capture them in a way that allows for a new perspective and appreciation; revealing the artistry and beauty that surrounds us every day.
Together, these two artists bring to life a unique perspective on the world, inviting the viewer to take a second look at the world and to see the ways in which photography can become abstract artwork. Nesson and Edson capture the elegance and beauty of the quotidian: both in what the naked eye and only the camera can see.
March 20th -thru TBD
Open by appointment only during this pandemic implementing safe health...more
March 20, 2020 - April 16, 2020
I am pleased to announce having a photograph selected into 'The Streets' an international juried exhibition at Praxis Gallery. This show explores the genre of street photography from all angles, including people, urban structure and documentary subject matter. Juror is Rob Chakraborty
Show is open from March 20th-April 16th, 2020
Opening reception: March 20th 6-8pm
Praxis Gallery, 2637 27th Ave So, Minneapolis, MN 55406more
Steven Edson's, 'Corn Husks in Snow' was selected to be shown at the Concord Art's 2020 member juried show. Juror is Liz Shepherd
Feb 20th- March 20, 2020
Concord Center for the Visual Arts-37 Lexington Road, Concord MA 01742 | 978-369-2578
HOURS: TUESDAY — SATURDAY, 10:00 AM — 4:30 PM, SUNDAY 12:00 PM — 4:00 PM | CLOSED MONDAYS | FREE ADMISSIONmore
Steve Edson's image from his 'County Fair' series was selected to be seen at the Gallery 263 national juried exhibition, a national juried exhibition, features the work of twenty-eight artists who explore human existence with nature in a time of planetary change. WILD is juried by Jane Winchell, the director of Peabody Essex Museum’s Dotty Brown Art & Nature Center.
On View: February 20–March 14, 2020 Gallery Hours: Wednesday–Saturday, 1–7 PM
Public Reception February 28th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gallery 263, 263 Pearl Street, Cambridge, MAmore
February 11, 2020 - March 19, 2020
Steve Edson's 'Road Paint' image was selected for the 2020 Cambridge Artists Association's 2020 Members Prize Show. Juried by Jessica Roscio, Curator of the Danforth Art Museum. Photo by Steve Bennettmore
January 10, 2020 - May 15, 2020
Selected for the upcoming 'The Architecture of Time' juried show at BSA Space at 290 Congress Street, Boston, MA. Jurors: Meghan Melvin, Christine O'Donnell and Peter Vanderwarker. Reception on January 10th from 6pm-8pm. Open to the public.more
December 4, 2019 - December 29, 2019
Framed, 38" x 28" archival pigment print included in the Galatea Artists Group Exhibition by gallery artists. Galatea Fine Art represents Boston-area emerging and mid-career contemporary fine artists, with a mission to exhibit work of the highest quality. Located in the heart of Boston’s SoWA neighborhood in the South End, members include a wide variety of painters, sculptors, photographers, and mixed media artists.more
September 13, 2019 - September 25, 2019
Jurors award for my image 'Altered States on the Oceans Edge' at the Cambridge Artists Associations, 2019 Mary Schein Fall Salon. Jurors Award given by Paula Tognarelli, Juror and Director of the Griffin Museum of Photography.more
September 19, 2019 - October 11, 2019
Very pleased to announce that 2 of my images were selected to be shown at the upcoming 7th Annual Call exhibition at the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts. Both images are 30" x 20" hand signed prints, part of a limited edition using the of finest archival inks and papers.
Exhibition Dates: September 19th thru Friday, October 11th, 2019.
Reception and Awards: Sept 19th from 5:00pm - 9:00pm. Open to the publicmore
September 5, 2019 - September 28, 2019
I am pleased to announce that my image, Oceans Edge from my series of Altered Realities was selected to appear in the 2019, 311 Gallery Landscape and Seascape Juried Show in Raleigh, North Carolina. There will be a first Friday reception and opening on September 6th from7-9pm.more
June 22, 2019 1pm - September 10, 2019 6pm
'The County Fair' a documentary series of images of various county fairs has been selected for a solo show by Paula Tognarelli, curator and director of the Griffin Museum of Photography. This show is located at the Griffin Museum satellite gallery at the Greater Boston Stage Company: 395 main Street, Stoneham, Ma
Artist Reception: July 31st 2019 from 6:30pm-8:00pm
Open Tuesdays thru Saturdays 1-6pm and one hour before each theater performance.more
July 20, 2019 - August 11, 2019
Pleased to announce that Steve Edson's image, 'Remnants of War' was selected for the Davis Orton Gallery's 5th Annual Group Show curated by Paula Togneralli, executive director and curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography.
Artists Reception will be held on Saturday, July 27th, 5-7pm. Open to the public.
Davis Orton Gallery
114 Warren Street
Saturdays and Sundays: 11 am to 5:30 pm and by appointment.more
July 31, 2019 - September 1, 2019
Pleased to announce that Steve Edson's image, 'Remnants of War' is selected to appear at the NE Collective X at the Galatea Juried Show curated by Katherine French.
EXHIBITION DATES: Wednesday, July 31 – Sunday, September 1, 2019
RECEPTION: Reception will take place on Friday, August 2, from 6-8 pm. Open to the public.
Gallatea Fine Arts
460 Harrison Ave # B6,
Boston, MA 02118more
June 6, 2019 - August 5, 2019
Create Magazine has selected several images from my 'Road Paint' series for their Issue 15 of their print edition. Also available online with the attached link. Showcasing beautiful work along with interviews from some very talented and interesting artists.more
June 7, 2019 11am - June 7, 2019 1pm
Steve Edson will discuss his work and process in photographing 'Road Paint' as part of the 2019 National Prize Show at the Cambridge Art Association. Located at the Kathryn Schultz Gallery on 25 Lowell Street, Cambridge, MA 02138more
April 8, 2019 10am - April 14, 2019 6pm
Steve Edson had 2 of his 1970's B&W images selected into the Month of Photography in Los Angeles / MOPLA for the Analogue Portrait Project.more
February 9, 2019 10am - March 23, 2019 5pm
James Ganz, senior curator of photography at the J. Paul Getty Museum in LA selected my Road Paint image to appear in the Photowork 2019 group juried show. Mr Ganz selected 44 works from a total of 850 entries for show at The Barrett Art Center.more
November 19, 2018
Happy to announce that my documentary work from my series, 'The County Fair' was selected as a winner for a series in the People & Daily Life category. Work will be shown at the Gala Awards presented in 2 galleries in March 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.more
Steve Edson's 'Road Paint' image was selected for the 5th Annual Juried Exhibition at Sohn Fine Art Gallery in Lenox, MA. The show is part of the Sohn Fine Art's Master Artist Series program. The dates for the show are April 24th-June 5th, 2016 Open to the public.more