2018 Show Schedule

The first shows for 2018 have been confirmed: Atlanta Dogwood Festival April 13-15 and Main Street Fort Worth April 19-22. Watch for more additions to the show schedule through the coming months!

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Some new shows added for 2017

2017 Art Show & Exhibition Schedule

shows will be added through the coming months

March 17-19 2017

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

Winter Park, Florida

April 20-23 2017

Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival

Fort Worth, Texas

June 3-4 2017

57th Street Art Fair

Chicago, Illinois

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Photographs of Farm Sanctuary

FS Cows

For the past few years I’ve been going up to Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, New York, to take portraits of the animals.  The peaceful, happy faces of the animals belie the horrors each has experienced before being rescued by Susie Coston and the rest of the Farm Sanctuary crew.   I donate money from my photographs to the Emergency Rescue Fund at Farm Sanctuary and I’ll continue to photograph there and at other sanctuaries including Indraloka in Pennsylvania and Poplar Springs in Maryland, and others I have on my schedule to visit this autumn and winter.

This month Farm Sanctuary featured some of my work along with that of other photographers working there in this article.  Hope you enjoy it!

My photographs from the sanctuary project for sale: click


me photographing at Farm Sanctuary

FS Ogar.jpg

Ogar at Farm Sanctuary (photo by Joel Anderson; to purchase click here)


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Some new work

I’m on my way to  Chicago for the 57th Street Art Fair this weekend in booth 513.  Some of the new work I’ll have with me includes the Illuminations series, which I detailed in a post from last year showing the technique of selective bleaching and toning on darkroom photographs.     Take a look at those images here and also used with a photographic project  I’m doing on slave dwellings across the country.   More about that project coming soon. Have a great weekend, and if you’re in Chicago stop by the show and say hi


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Some new work, and updates

My last show of the year is this weekend, October 17 and 18, at Bethesda Row in Maryland.  I’ll be in booth 34B and show info can be found on their site here

Among the new work I’ll have at the show are several of my silver gelatin photographs which have handpainted details added through the use of specially chosen darkroom toners.  I’ve experimented with hand painting for a while and I like these the best so far.  Using the toners applied with a very fine brush brings out details and adds texture, especially to the rural impressions series I’ve been working on.  Some are on the website now and others are being added soon


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This weekend’s show in Bethesda, plus some other updates


It’s already been a busy spring, with two great shows in Texas and a side trip to Louisiana.  This weekend I’m at the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival in Maryland, booth 45, and next week I’m heading to Belleville, Illinois for Art on the Square    After the Deep Ellum and Main Street Fort Worth shows I took a short side trip into Louisiana to take some more photographs, primarily using the 8×16″ film camera.  The project I’ve been doing on the slave cabins continues, and I’m going to be expanding that into states beyond the Deep South.   Here are a few of the 8×16″ negatives drying in the darkroom earlier this week.  I’ll have some of these images available for sale as silver gelatin contact prints soon to add to the others already available.


I’m also actively working on the farm animal sanctuary project series, and in fact will be photographing tomorrow on my way down to the Bethesda show.   Trips back to Farm Sanctuary in New York and Indraloka here in Pennsylvania are also coming up soon, so watch for more of those images.   We’ve been able to make regular donations to both of those sanctuaries as promised from the sale of photographs of their animals, which you can see in this portfolio on my site

Show schedule updates: upcoming shows include 57th Street in Chicago in early June, Central Pennsylvania Festival for the Arts in July followed the next week by the Westport, Connecticut Fine Arts Festival.  In August I’ll be in Pennsylvania at Eagles Mere and Mount Gretna, and Long’s Park over Labor Day.  Mid September is Brandywine in Delaware, and Bethesda Row in October.  Other shows may be added so watch for updates

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Art shows will resume next month

2015 Art Show & Exhibition Schedule

Shows will be added frequently during the next few months, please keep checking back


January – June 2015

Group Exhibition: Royal Photographic Society 157th International Print Competition

various locations in the UK


March 6-30 2015

Solo Exhibition: Hard Coal

Coe Camera Gallery

Lancaster, PA


April 3-5 2015

Deep Ellum Arts Festival

Dallas, Texas


April 9-12 2015

Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival

Ft Worth, Texas


April 26 2015

Art on the Square

Williamsburg, Virginia


May 9 & 10 2015

Bethesda Fine Arts Festival

Bethesda, Maryland


May 15, 16, 17 2015

Art on the Square

Belleville, IL


June 6 & 7 2015

57th St Art Fair

Chicago, IL


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Free shipping, photographing at Farm Sanctuary, and the RPS Exhibition

FS Cows

Cows at Farm Sanctuary

Turpentine at Farm Sanctuary

Turpentine the turkey at Farm Sanctuary



Free shipping for the holidays is now available on my website, from Nov 24 through Dec 13.  I only do this once a year so it’s a good time to order for gifts or for yourself.

A few weeks ago I was back in Watkins Glen, New York photographing the rescued animals at Farm Sanctuary.   Many of you have purchased some of the previous photos I’ve taken at that sanctuary and also at the Indraloka Sanctuary in Pennsylvania, and I’ve been able to make nice donations (10% of the sale prices) to each of their rescue funds.   New photographs from Farm Sanctuary are now up on the website here   Their photographer also took some photos of me at work:


courtesy of Farm Sanctuary


courtesy of Farm Sanctuary



In other news, a few weeks ago I received my copy of the exhibition catalogue from the Royal Photographic Society’s 157th International Print Competition, the oldest photographic competition in the world.  My black and white photograph of the coal miner Farmer Bob was selected out of 7000 entries as one of the 100 photographs to be exhibited on a tour throughout galleries in England, Ireland and Wales.  That particular portrait is one of my favorite images of my career so far and I was very surprised and happy to be chosen.   I’m continuing to work on the photographs of anthracite miners here in Pennsylvania and will be adding more to the portfolio.   A good view of some of the existing images can be found here 

Farmer Bob

Coal Miner Farmer Bob


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Throwback Thursday photo & news on this weekend’s show

I found this photo of me having a chat with Scotty, the Scottish Highland bull, before going into his pasture to photograph him. He’s a friendly guy but the horns made me keep a bit of distance. This weekend I’ll have my sepia photograph of Scotty along with many others at the Virginia’s Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival. Show info is available here


Photo Apr 01, 3 28 29 PM

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I’ll be in Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania this weekend while some of my photographs visit New Castle, PA and London, England

Forest Flowers

On Saturday, August 9 and Sunday, August 10 I’ll be at the 44th Annual Arts Festival in Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania, a beautiful little resort town about two hours north of Harrisburg.  Hours are 10-5 on Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday.  I’ll be in booth 39.  For show info check here



my exhibition at the Hoyt Center for the Arts in New Castle, Pa

Last weekend I attended the opening of my solo exhibition Hard Coal, a photographic project of the tiny independent anthracite mines near my hometown.  The 40 photographs will be on display at the Hoyt Center for the Arts in New Castle, Pennsylvania until mid-September.   Some of the exhibited photographs are on my portfolio site here

Also last weekend, at the Berkley Gallery in London, the group exhibition for the 157th Royal Photographic Society Print Exhibition opened.  This is the oldest photography exhibition competition in the world, taking place annually since 1854.  There were almost 7000 photographs entered and 100 were selected for the final exhibition including my black & white photograph of the coal miner Farmer Bob.  The exhibition will travel around the UK until summer of 2015.

Finally, I’m now on Instagram and you can follow me at joelandersonphoto.  Some of the images are scans of my large format film photographs and others will be more casual behind-the-scenes things.

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