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I began seriously pursuing photography in 2007 after a career in corporate America.  Drawn to photographs since childhood - waiting for the mailman to deliver the latest issues of Look, Life, or National Geographic - I finally jumped into the pool and haven't looked back.  Landscapes were my first love and continue to be a frequent subject.  In addition, I've enjoyed building a portfolio of the interiors of all sorts of workspaces, from a shoe shine shop to Nashville's water filtration plant, from a car seat recoverer to a pristine Purity Dairy, from an artist's studio to the shop of a third-generation luthier.  I'm a member of several photography organizations, including SouthLight, a 6-member salon dedicated to growing and demonstrating that art is alive and well below the Mason-Dixon line.  Raised in North Carolina, I have a bachelors degree from Wofford College and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  My corporate career included leadership positions at Xerox, in the Christian music field, and at Thomas Nelson Publishers.  Now living in the Nashville area since 1986, I am happily married with three children and as many grandchildren.  Life is good.

Curriculum Vitae

 

September 3, 2014

 

Affiliations:

     Brentwood Photography Group - Director of Outings, Board of Directors

     Society of Nashville Artistic Photographers - Member

     SouthLight Salon – Founding member

 

Publications:

     Nashville Tennessean, feature article about WorkSpace:Artists’ Studios exhibit, December, 2012

     Nashville Arts Magazine, feature article, December, 2012

     Center for Fine Art Photography’s 5th Annual Portfolio Review 2011 - WorkSpace Project       

     One Life 2011, “Percy’s” image from WorkSpace project included

     Digital Photo magazine, Your Best Shot of 2010 article, 2nd Place Award, April, 2011

     God’s Gift List, hardcover book by best-selling author Debbie Macomber, Simon & Shuster Publishers,    

          cover photo

     Shutterbug magazine, full page article on “Talking Pictures”, May, 2009

     Shutterbug magazine, lead photo for article on “Trees”, March, 2009

     Living the Five Star Life, hardcover book, Simple Truths Publishers, January, 2009, three photos

     Nashville Tennessean, several photos 2008 - current

 

Exhibitions and Awards:

     2014 Two-man exhibit of How the West Was One, The Arts Copmpany, Nashville, TN

     2014 Solo exhibit of WorkSpace:Artists' Studios II, The Arts Company, Nashville, TN

     2013 Solo exhibit of WorkSpace:Artists’ Studios, The Arts Company, Nashville, TN

     2012 Outdoor Photographer Magazine, American Landscape contest, one of 34 finalists of 10M entries

     2012 “Fresh Art June” exhibit, The Arts Company, Nashville, TN

     2012 “Creation” exhibit, Otter Creek Church of Christ Gallery, Brentwood, TN.  Curated by Jerry Atnip                                 

     2012 Center For Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO: Black & White Annual Exhibit - image selected

          into permanent collection

     2012 SouthLight Salon exhibit of Southern Light:The South Through Eight Lenses and a Code,

          The Arts Company, Nashville, TN       

     2011 Solo exhibit of WorkSpace Project, The Arts Company, Nashville, TN             

     2011 WorkSpace Project selected by Center For Fine Art Photography for their 5th Annual Portfolio  

          Review exhibit

     2011 “Give Me Shelter”, Point of View Gallery, Hermitage, TN.  Curated by Jerry Atnip

     2011 “Photocentric Contest”, Garrison Art Gallery, Garrison, NY

     2011 “Historical Maury County”, Wall Candy Gallery, Columbia, TN.  

     2011 Gallery Artist at Still Point Gallery, Brunswick, ME.  Curated by Christine Cote

     2011 2nd Place Award, “Your Best Shot of 2010” contest, Digital Photo magazine

     2010 “An Intimate Look at the South”, ESPACES Gallery, Nashville, TN.  Curated by Jerry Atnip

     2010 Artist of Distinction, Still Point Gallery, Brunswick, ME.  Curated by Christine Cote

     2010 Special Recognition Artist, Upstream People Gallery, Omaha, NE.  Curated by Lawrence Bradshaw

     2010 “Southlight”, Ronell Venter Gallery, Nashville, TN

     2010 Tennessee State Fair – Photographer of the Year.  Curated by Jerry Atnip

     2010 “The Harpeth River Watershed”, The Terrazzo, Nashville, TN.  Juried by John Guider

     2010 “Tennessee Trails”, Point of View Gallery, Hermitage, TN.  Curated by Robert McCurley

     2005 - 2009 Tennessee State Fair - Peoples’ Choice Award(2008); numerous  Best of Shows and First   

          Place Ribbons.  Curated by Jerry Atnip and Nick Dantona. 

     2009  ”Tennessee State Museum: State Capitol Building Sesquicentennial Exhibit”, Curated by Renee  

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     2008 “Sacred Places”, Otter Creek Gallery, 2nd Place and Honorable Mention.  Curated by Jerry Atnip

 

Collections:

     Ambassador Agency

     Center For Fine Art Photography

     Creative Artists Agency

     Cumberland Heights

     FirstBank Corporation

     Simon & Schuster Publishers

     Tennessee State Museum

     Various private collectors

 

Education:

     MBA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

     Bachelor’s Degree, Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC 

 

Prior Professional Experience:

     1996 – 2007  Thomas Nelson Publishers:  began as VP of Sales, finished as Executive VP and Chief 

          Marketing Officer

     1973  - 1995  Zondervan Corporation (music division): began as sales representative, worked up through 

          the ranks, became president in 1987

     1969 – 1973  Xerox Corporation: Sales, Sales Training, Sales Management

 

Representation:

     Anne Brown

     The Arts Company

     215 5th Avenue North

     Nashville, TN 37219

     615-254-2040

 

Contact Info:

      Website: www.jerryparkphotography.com

      Address:  3713 Central Avenue

                      Nashville, TN  37205

      Cell:  (615)969-6540

      Email: jerryppark@comcast.net