Amazing Marvels!

March 2014

I am pleased to announce that I will be exhibiting two of my photographs from my County Fair series in the Amazing Marvels! show at the Off Rhode Gallery at Art Enables in District of Columbia. The group exhibition features art of the circus, sideshow, and the generally amazing.

The show runs from March 8 – April 19, 2014. For more information, please visit Art Enables' Facebook page.


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MEG Member Show: Small Works

DECEMBER 2013

This month's show at Multiple Exposures Gallery, juried by Irene Owsley, features two works of mine including this one taken last summer in Paris.

The Small Works show runs from November 26, 2013 – January 5, 2014.


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Falls Church News-Press

October 2013

Who doesn't like a little free publicity?


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Factory Fotographers

October 2013

I am pleased to announce that I will be exhibiting three of my photographs in the Fotographers at the Factory Second Annual Exhibition at the Torpedo Factory, in Old Town Alexandria. The work is part of an ongoing portfolio of images made inside museums and were previously exhibited in the Sacred Spaces exhibit at the Center for the Arts of Greater Manassas.

The show runs from November 1 – December 31, 2013.


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DC Fine Art Photography Fair 2013

October 2013

The second annual DC Fine Art Photography Fair will feature more than fifteen established fine art photography galleries from across the United States, including Multiple Exposures Gallery, with representative samples from their gallery inventories. The event will take place at the West Hall Conference Center on George Washington University’s Mount Vernon Campus in the Palisades neighborhood of Washington, DC.

The show runs from October 4 – 6, 2013. Don't miss it!


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Malaysia Journeys at NIH

September 2013

I have been invited to participate in a group show at NIH Clinical Center Galleries, featuring the work of area artists. It is an honor to be included in an exhibition exclusively for the families of patients being treated at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD.

The show runs through November 2013. Please note that the show is not open to the public. However, you may view the online portfolio here.


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MEG Member Video Shows

September 2013

This month will feature two separate video shows at Multiple Exposures Gallery, judged by Sora DeVore and David Myers, showcasing work of all 15 MEG members.


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MEG All-Member Exhibition

July 2013

This month's show at Multiple Exposures Gallery, juried by Mark Power, includes a work of mine from my ongoing County Fair portfolio. Click to view the album, which includes the selected image of a woman texting in a ticket booth.

The show runs from July 30 – September 10. The reception will take place on Sunday, September 8, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.


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MEG Member Show: Small Works

DECEMBER 2012

The annual Small Works show at Multiple Exposures Gallery, juried by F. Lennox "Lenny" Campello, includes four works of mine made using an iPhone 4S, including this image.

The Small Works show runs from December 1, 2011 – January 1, 2012.


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MEG Member Video Shows

DECEMBER 2012

This month will feature two separate video shows at Multiple Exposures Gallery, showcasing work of all 15 MEG members.


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DC Fine Art Photography Fair

October 2012

The first ever DC Fine Art Photography Fair will feature more than fifteen established fine art photography galleries from across the United States, including Multiple Exposures Gallery, with representative samples from their gallery inventories. The event will take place at the former residence of the Ambassador of Spain in Columbia Heights.

The show runs from October 5 – 7, 2012. Don't miss this extraordinary affair!


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September Show: Auto Abstractions

September 2012

I am pleased to announce my newest solo show at Multiple Exposures Gallery opening this September. "Auto Abstractions" will present 19 auto-antonyms images of post-War sports and exotic, depicted as graphic compositions.

The show runs from September 10 – October 21, 2011. The Opening Reception will take place on Saturday, September 15, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

Click here to view the official announcement, or here to see the online portfolio.


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Phoneography, Cell Phone Photographs by Adults

AUGUST 2012

The name says it all. The latest show on display at Photoworks in Glen Echo Park includes three iPhone photos of mine that are part of in-progress portfolios I am currently working on.

August 17 – September 4, 2012. Reception and Celebration, September 2, 5:00 – 7:00 pm.


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MEG All Member Exhibition

July 2012

This month's show at Multiple Exposures Gallery, juried by Anna Mish, director of the Center for the Arts, features some outstanding work by all 15 MEG members, including several from three of our newest members. Two of my recent camera phone works are on display and can also be viewed on my Facebook Albums page.

The show runs from July 30 – September 9, 2012.


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iPhoneography

FEBRUARY 2012

I have just added a brand new portfolio: iPhoneography Lo-Fi. The expressive possibilities that modern camera phones and camera apps are capable of are nothing short of extraordinary. To commemorate my first two months' worth of images, I've prepared a short(ish) film.

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Glen Echo Photoworks

January 2012

I am pleased to announce that I have just joined the board of directors of Photoworks, located in Glen Echo Park, MD.

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Malaysia Journeys Comes to Pittsburgh

DECEMBER 2011

This December I will be exhibiting "Malaysia Journeys" in the Undercroft Gallery at the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh. I am excited to take this show on the road to share with friends and family in my hometown!

The show runs through December 2011. The Opening Reception will take place on Sunday, December 4, from 12:00 – 2:00 pm.

Click here to view the official announcement, or here to see the online exhibition portfolio.


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MEG Member Show: Small Works

DECEMBER 2011

This month's show at Multiple Exposures Gallery, juried by Catriona Fraser, includes four works of mine which feature graphic depictions of trees. Although the subject is the same for all, each image is completely different by way of which method I used to capture the photo: Holga plastic camera, tilt-shift lens, or medium-format film camera. In addition, one of the trees is, in fact, not a tree at all. Rather, it is a life-sized aluminum recreation! You can view all four on my Facebook Albums page.

The Small Works show runs from December 1, 2011 – January 1, 2012.


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MEG Member Show: Everything is Alternative

NOVEMBER 2011

Multiple Exposures Gallery's new show, "Everything is Alternative," juried by Sara Yousefnejad, showcases the myriad ways in which the photographers at MEG have arrived at their final visions. The prints on the wall present explorations of historic, digital and many other processes. For my submission, I dug deep into my library of Holga images to uncover this amazing accident, caused by the plastic back cover popping off while the camera was loaded with film. If I deliberately tried a thousand times, I could never replicate what is seen here in my image titled, "Mesa Verde Alternative."

The show runs November 8 – 30, 2011.


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MEG Member Show: Sacred Spaces

JUNE 2011

Multiple Exposures Gallery will be exhibiting a group show entitled "Sacred Spaces" in June at The Center for the Arts of Greater Manassas/Prince William County. The unique blend of photographs express an infinite range of images representing sacred spaces. You can view my segment of the show on my Facebook Albums page.

The show will be on exhibit June 22 – July 15, 2011.


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February Show: Malaysia Journeys

JANUARY 2011

I am pleased to announce my debut solo show at Multiple Exposures Gallery this February. "Malaysia Journeys" will present scenes and impressions from my travels in Malaysia and Singapore in 2009. The image selections will include architectural details, street scenes, and environmental portraits.

The show runs from February 8 – March 6, 2011. An Artist Talk is scheduled for February 10, at 7:30 pm, and the Opening Reception will take place on Saturday, February 12, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

Click here to view the official announcement, or here to see the online exhibition portfolio.


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MEG Member Show: Small Works

DECEMBER 2010

This month's show at Multiple Exposures Gallery, juried by F. Lennox Campello, includes work of mine titled, "Temple Life." This piece is a preview of my February solo show at MEG. Stay tuned for official show announcement.

The Small Works show runs from November 29, 2010 – January 2, 2011.


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BWGallerist Review

NOVEMBER 2010

This month my photograph, "Stairway to Nave," was featured, along with works from two of my Multiple Exposures Gallery mates, on the photoblog GWGallerist.

"After viewing some excellent work in and around DC, we happened on the Multiple Exposures co-op gallery in Old Town, Alexandria and were very moved by the evocative images exhibited…"

Click here to read the entire review.


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MEG Member Show: Signature Images

NOVEMBER 2010

Multiple Exposures Gallery members present their Signature Images for its current show. Throughout the course of an artist’s lifetime, there are those images that stand apart, ones most resonant, to viewers and to the photographer. These are images with universal presence, timeless communication and meaning. And it is these images that most exemplify personal style and become synonymous with the artist.

The show runs November 2 – 28, 2010.


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MEG Signature Images 2010

OCTOBER 2010

Now available on Blurb, the MEG Signature Images 2010 book has arrived! Two works from yours truly are featured inside, along with images from the other 14 members of Multiple Exposures Gallery. The publishing of the book coincides with an exhibition of the same name on display from October 4 – 30, 2010, at the Village of Friendship Heights Community Gallery in Chevy Chase, MD.

Opening reception is on Sunday, October 10th, from 11:30 – 1:30 pm.


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Now on Facebook

SEPTEMBER 2010

The Photoworks of Blake Stenning is now a presence on Facebook. Become a fan and stay up-to-date with the latest goings on, thoughts, and of course, work. Simply click on the Facebook link above, or right here.


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Two New Honors

APRIL 2010

I am pleased to announce two recent honors that I received within days of one another: On Tuesday, April 6, I learned that I had become one of only 10 new 2D juried artists at the Torpedo Factory in Old Town Alexandria, VA. Three days later I received a letter in the mail informing me that I had just been awarded a Strauss Fellowship by the Arts Council of Fairfax County. All in all, it was a pretty good week!


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Coffee + Critique + Conversation

MARCH 2010

This Sunday, March 28, I will be at Multiple Exposure Gallery to review visitors’ work and offer advice. Whether you have a new set of images or project, a completed portfolio, or simply a selection of photos about which you have questions, all are welcome to come in and engage in friendly and helpful dialog. It’s FREE to attend.


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MEG Member Show II

DECEMBER 2009

This month's juried show at Multiple Exposures Gallery called "Size Matters," includes two pieces of mine in the Small Works category from a series I made in Malaysia earlier this Summer. The show is up until the beginning of January.


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MEG Member Show

NOVEMBER 2009

Multiple Exposures Gallery’s latest group show includes a new work of mine titled “Brutalist Upthrust.” The exhibition is up until the beginning of December.


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Depth of Field Photoblog is Now Online

OCTOBER 2009

At long last, my new photoblog is live! ""Depth of Field: The Photoblog of Blake Stenning" is intended to be an ongoing, online stream of consciousness that I hope you will find interesting.


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Fall Exhibition: The Art of Structure

OCTOBER 2009

AoS PortfolioI am pleased to announce my new show called "The Art of Structure." The use of the word structure in the title refers to objects built by man, though not necessarily buildings. Many of the images here are buildings, but structure can also refer to a chair, a door knob, or even a utility pole. The intent is not to present a depiction of a building, instead my interest in these constructions is with how they relate to their environment: the interaction of the man-made and the natural world.


The exhibition features 27 black & white photographs, and is currently on display at the Cox Communication's NVA headquarters in Herndon, VA, through December 2009. Unfortunately, the show is not open to the public. However, you may view all of the works included by clicking on the thumbnail above.


I hope you like it!


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Multiple Exposures

JUNE 2009

For my inaugural post, I thought I would take the opportunity to announce that I have just become the newest member of Multiple Exposures Gallery at the Torpedo Factory in Old Town Alexandria, VA. It is quite an honor for me to be accepted as a peer among 14 outstanding fine art photographers. While it took a tremendous amount of hard work and dedication to achieve this recognition, I am even more excited about where I go from here on my journey as a developing photographer ...and as an artist.


If you're in the neighborhood, please stop by and visit the Gallery!



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