FRONT GALLERy

What Mental Illness Feels Like — Images & stories

Barb Kellogg


January 16 - March 2, 2019

Artist Reception: Saturday, February 2, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

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Barb Kellogg, of Avon, Minnesota, is a photographic artist specializing in nature who creates elegant and timeless images. She is not a photography purist — her style ranges from imaginative to literal. Barb loves photographing flowers, but can't ignore the dignified nature of trees, either. While Barb's primary photographic medium is digital, she has begun incorporating flm into her creative repertoire.

Barb's work predominantly features the beauty of nature, but conceptual photography lets her expand her creativity beyond nature, while often still including it. She is self taught through online education, books, workshops, help from fellow photographers, and ongoing practice. She was awarded the Artist Career Development Grant for her “What Mental Illness Feels Like —Images & Stories” project in the fall of 2017 from Central Minnesota Arts Board, with funds provided by The McKnight Foundation.

Barb has been part of several juried group exhibits in Minnesota: Arts in Harmony (2015, 2016, 2017, and two images in 2018), including being selected for their Traveling Exhibit, “Arts North”, at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis (2017); Essential Art in St. Cloud (2015 and 2017); and the Paramount Juried Art Exhibit in St. Cloud (2016 and 2017). Her photograph Pelicans on a Lake received an honorable mention from juror Stan Tekiela in 2015 at the Elk River Arts Alliance Photography exhibit. Barb has had several solo art events in the St. Cloud area, including her exhibit titled “When We Open Our Eyes” in May 2017. She also serves as a board member for Avon Area Arts, a local nonprofit arts organization in Avon, Minnesota.