Florida Artists Group

  Area IV Member

  Cheryl Anne Day Swallow — Photographic Artist

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Emotionally Torn

FLAG Positions Served: President: 2012 -2015
Area 4 Chairperson
2007-2012
Area 7 Chairperson
2011-2012
Newsletter Editor
2009-2011
Corresponding Secretary
2011 -2012
Historian:
Feb-May 2015
Symposium Coordinator
2009 and 2013

Cheryl's Bio:

Cheryl is the daughter of John and Jean Rousselle. Born in New York and raised in Largo, Florida. Cheryl currently lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, and attends Calvary Chapel, St. Petersburg.

Cheryl's passion for art led her to photography. Anywhere she went, you would see her with a camera in hand. In 2002 Cheryl married certified professional photographer, Jim Swallow. Together Cheryl and Jim facilitate a non-profit photography group called The Photographic Art Society of Florida. It is their hope to encourage other photographers to go out and capture their passion for life through photography. www.PhotographicArtSociety.org

Artist Statement:

The Lord's creations are my inspiration. Everyday objects appear to me extraordinary as they lend themselves to fuel my creative spirit within. My creative desire can never truly be controlled or satisfied no matter how much art I create. Everywhere I look, from the fresh foliage leaf, to a passing flower, their images are forever stored in my mind. Constant reminders gently revisit my soul, which then flow from my heart, through my hands and onto the creative canvas.

 

Selected Awards:

Vanna White Lion Brand Yarn Finalist in 2012
Vanna White Lion Brand Yarn Honorable Mention 2011
Vanna White Lion Brand Yarn 2nd place winner 2010
Pinellas County Artist Grant 2007, $1000.00 Visual Arts
Digital Artist of the year 2001 & 2002 - Florida Professional Photographers Association
Photographer of the year 1999 - Tampa Area Professional Photographers Association

Publications:

IPod Application Puzzle Falls 2011
America 24/7 Florida Edition November 2004
America 24/7 November 2003
Ulead PhotoImpact User Stories September 2003
Florida Area Aging Agency Yearly Convention 2003
Kim Hill album cover & CD Insert for Surrounded by Mercy
Cover for Citrus Industry Magazine July 2003
Professional Photographers of American Loan Collection 1997 & 1998
The Digital Photographer Magazine June 2000
Photographers Edge Magazine May 1999

Group Exhibits:

The Summit Executive Building, Clearwater, FL 2009 - -2014
The Beach Art Center, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 2011, 2012
Ringling College of Art & Design, Selby Gallery 2012
The Florida Craftsmen Gallery, Saint Petersburg, FL 2007 - 2012
Dunedin Fine Art Center 2008 - 2012
Leepa - Rattner Museum of Art 2008 - 2014
Indian Rocks Beach Art Center 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012
Maitland Art & History Museum 2011
Cornell Museum, Delray Beach 2011
Big Arts, Sanibel Island 2010
Naples Museum of Art 2009
Amory Art Center, West Palm Beach 2009
Riverside Fine Arts 2009
Coral Springs Museum of Art 2009
Art Center Sarasota 2007-2008
Octagon Art Gallery 2008
Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, Florida 2007 - 2008 and 2009
Daytona Beach Museum of Arts & Sciences, May- September 2007
Studio 620 2007
Don Vista Cultural Art Centre’ St. Pete Beach, FL 2006 - 2012
Ridge Art Association, Winter Haven, FL 2006
The Beck Gallery, FL 2006
Disney Worlds NEC Building, Orlando, FL 2006
Clearwater City Project, Clearwater FL 2005
The Florida International Museum, Saint Petersburg FL 2003
The Arts Center, Saint Petersburg, FL 1999 - 2004 and 2006
Professional Photographers of America 1999 -2003
Florida Professional Photographers 1999-2010
Oldsmar Art Center March 2000 and 2001, 2004
Suntan Art Gallery 1999, 2007, 2009, 2010 - 2014
Tampa City Center 2002-2006
The Packinghouse Gallery, Largo, FL 2002 - 2005
Selby Botanical Gardens 2001
Gulfport Library 2001
Boyd Hill Nature Park 1999, 2001
Lieberman Gallery, Flower Power, 1999 Juried Exhibition
Southeastern Professional Photographers, Atlanta 1999

 

Solo Exhibits:

Octagon Gallery, Clearwater, FL 2012
St. Petersburg Main Library 2009
Washington Mutual Bank 2007
Disney/SBA National Entrepreneur Center 2005 - 2006
Don Vista Cultural Arts Centre 2006
Sunken Gardens 2006
Packinghouse Gallery and Studio, Largo, FL 2005
Kathryn Hickman Theater 2004 - 2005
St. Petersburg Main Post Office 1999 - 2002
Borders Bookstore Tampa, FL 2001
Monet Cafe & Gallery 1999
Borough Museum and Gallery, England 1999
Oldsmar City Gallery 1998

Corporate Collections:

Florida Area Agency for Aging, Tampa, FL
D & D Missionary Homes, Pinellas Park, FL
Ulead Corporation, CA

Community Involvement:

Currently serving as the President of the Florida Artists Group.
Calvary Chapel Heart Spun, St. Petersburg 2009-2014
Calvary Chapel Art & Crafts Festival 2011
Crime Watch Block Captian 2008 - 2012
Nursing Home/Hospital Ministry 2006 - 2011
Prison Fellowship Ministry 1999 - 2004
President Pinellas Park Art Center 1996 - 1997

Art Galleries & Museums:

The Leepa Rattner Museum 2010 - 2014
The Florida Craftsman 2007 - 2014
Dunedin Fine Art Center 2008 - 2014
The Art Center Sarasota 2006 - 2009
Clay & Paper Gallery 2009 - 2011
The Nature of Art Gallery 2006 - 2010
The Art Center, St. Pete 1998 - 2006
Suntan Art Center (life member) 1997 - 2014

 

Art & Craft Affiliations:

President Florida Artists Group 2012 - 2015
Pottery Guild of Tampa Bay 2010 - 2014
Photographic Art Society of Florida 2005 - 2014
The Florida Artists Group 2006 - 2014
Florida Gourd Society 2006 - 2014
Manasota Gourd Patch 2007 - 2014
Florida Professional Photographers 1997 - 2011
P. A. V. A. 2009 - 2010
Surface Design Guild of Tampa Bay 2006 - 2009
Professional Photographers of America 1997 - 2009
Hand Weavers Guild of America 2007 - 2008
Tampa Bay Fiber Art Group 2007 - 2008
T.E.S.A. 2006-2009
Gulf Coast Artist Alliance 2006 -2007
President St. Pete Polymer 2005 -2006
Pinellas Weavers Guild 2005 - 2008
Founder, Your Best Shot Photography 1996 - 2004