MARILYN SCHAEFFER - PHOTOGRAPHER
My interest in photography began at the age of 10 when I was given a Brownie camera for my birthday. Over the years, I took pictures primarily of friends, events and travel, but nothing of a serious nature. It wasn't until I retired from my career as a criminal defense investigator, that I had time to pursue my dream.
I have an art minor from the University of Denver and have attended several photography workshops including the Ansel Adam's School in Yosemite. I began several years of study in 2005 in both film and digital photography at Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA and Solano Community College, Fairfield CA.
My main interest is photographs of nature, landscapes, reflections and travel. I find my style to be primarily documentary, a carry-over from my years as an investigator, seeking all of the information. I rarely crop or manipulate my photographs.
DVC Student Show 2006 & 2007
Solano College Student Show 2009, 2010, 2011
Art of a Community - Benicia 2008 - 2016
Flyaway Festival - Vallejo 2009*, 2010, 2012
Solano County Fair - Vallejo 2011*/***, 2012**, 2013*/**, 2014+/**/++
FVAA Gallery -Solano Mall, Fairfield 2015 & 2016
Vallejo Artists Guild - "B&W Only" 2006
"Small Works" - Benicia 2009
Fairfield Visual Arts Annual Show 2007, 2011*, 2012, 2013****
"Small Gems II" - Arts Benicia 2013
"Altered Stated" - Arts Benicia 2014
Lawler House Gallery - Suisun 2015+++
Marilyn O/Rourke Gallery - Benicia 2009
BAIC Multimedia & IT Solutions - Benicia 2013
Umpqua Bank - Benicia 2014
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