Judith Monteferrante, MD

category: Visual,

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Artist Statement

Artist Statement: I was born in 1949 in New York and lived in Queens with parents who loved the arts. My father was an Art Director at Young & Rubicam.  Many hours were spent in Greenwich Village and the many museums and parks in New York City and the suburbs.  Summers explored Long Island and surrounding waters.  The appreciation for the sky, the flowers and the sea grew. Arts and crafts were encouraged, but not a career in the uncertain world of art.  I chose instead to develop my other passion; helping people in need.   After achieving an RN degree and then Masters in adult health working in critical care, I completed Medical School at Mt. Sinai in NYC in 1978.  I became board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Nuclear Cardiology and am partner in a large specialty practice, Cardiology Consultants of Westchester.  Now in my 50's, I have rekindled this interest in art and photography with an enlightened vision. My skills at imaging the heart are transferred to the study of nature's intimate places.  The magic of flowers and of color in nature, the sea and its coastline with its suppressed violence, intrigue me.  The range of light in Black & White, both simplify and enhance how I view the world.   Share this vision beneath the sun and moon with me.  My husband, Roger E. Salisbury, PSA, joins this quest with me and has a dual career of plastic reconstruction surgery as chief at Westchester Medical Center directing the Burn Unit as well as being a master pastelist.   Business Address: 5 Meeting House Lane, Rye Brook, NY  10573;    914 690-2724, Fax 914 690-9769, Cell 914 469-6983 Studio: 45 Eastern Point Road, Gloucester, MA  01930;    978 283-6856, Fax 978 282-0977 www.jmonteferrante.com;   [email protected]   Solo or Dual Shows: Sovereign Bank in Gloucester, MA. August, 2003 Bank of New York (Putnam Trust), Greenwich, Ct., November and December 2004 Sawyer Free Library, Gloucester, MA with husband Roger E Salisbury, Master PSA â?? April 2006 Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA. July 6-12, 2006 Joint show at Rockport Art Association, MA with Dale Blank Scheduled for Sept 30-Oct14 2007.   Juried Exhibitions: Rockport Art Association (RAA) 2002, 03, 04, 05, 06 Newburyport Art Association (NAA) 2003, 04, 05, 06 Topsfield State Fair 2003, 04, 05 The Greenwich Art Society, Inc. 2002, 03, 04, 05 Salmagundi Club... Jan, July and Sept 2005, Jan and Aug-Sept 2006   Other Exhibitions or Activities: Field Contributor for Nature Photographer Christ Church, Spring exhibition in Greenwich, CT. on Spirituality in the Arts 2004 Marblehead Art Association, Spring 2004 Instructor for Cape Ann Photo safari, May12-14, 2006    www.Washingtonphotosafari.com Tenafly Gallery exhibition May, June 2006 Art to the Avenue, GAA, Greenwich, CT - 2004, 2006 Magnolia Art Show... July 13-15, 2006   Awards & Honors: Advanced Photographic Award for Excellence in Photography, Rockport Art Association (RAA) summer 02 June & Gardner Marchant Award for Most Outstanding Work in Photography, RAA spring 2003 and 2004 William R. Beal III Memorial Award for Excellence in Photography, RAA summer 2003 Photographic Resource Center Award for Excellence in Photography, RAA second summer show 2004 and forth summer show 2005 Sam Sargent Award for Photography, Newburyport Art Association, August-Sept Photography Show 2006 Honorable Mention, RAA second summer show 2004 and RAA first summer show 2006 Best of Show Professional Photography Award, Topsfield Nineteenth Annual Arts 2004 Honorable Mention Professional Photography, Topsfield Fair Eighteenth Annual Arts Show in 2003, 2004 The Big W Gold Award for Web Design with Karen Spencer Design, Inc. 2004, Ad Club of Westchester Salmagundi Club Harry Ballinger Memorial Award Sept, 2006 for Snake River, Jackson Hole B&W print.   Education: Graduate:  Adelphi University, Garden City, NYU- BS, SUNY of Buffalo- MS, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine - MD, New York Medical College - Cardiology Fellowship. Courses:  Nikon School of Photography 02,03,04; Bronx Botanical Garden 03, 04, 05; Rod Planck Nature Photography 03, 04, 05; Santa Fe Workshop 4/03 in Santa Fe on the Fine Digital Print and 4/05 in the Big Sur with Eddie Soloway; NY Photo Plus Expo 03, 04, 05; International Center of Photography 04-05; Lindblad Photo Exhibition tour to the Galapagos 11/04 with Bob Krist and Ralph Hopkins; Sony Digital Days 10/05 and Epson Print Academy 06; African photo Safari 8-9/06.   Professional Membership: Salmagundi Club, NYC serving on the admissions committee 05-07 Rockport Art Association International Center of Photography, NYC Professional Women Photographers Newburyport Art Association The Greenwich Art Society, Inc. and The Greenwich Arts Council Westchester Arts Council Westchester Photographic Society, Inc. Society for the Arts in Healthcare National Association of Photoshop Professionals   Galleries: State of the Art Gallery II, 18 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA. Tenafly Gallery, 91 West Clinton Avenue, Tenafly, NJ   Equipment: Nikon D2X  and Nikon 200 digital with 16mm fisheye; 105 VR and 200 mm micro; 24-120 mm, 70-200 mm VR Nikon lenses and 300-500 mm Tamron lens.  My digital darkroom includes Photoshop CS2 and Epson R2400 and 7800 printers with Ultrachrome K3 archival inks printing on archival Legion fine art paper.  Various sizes in signed limited editions are available from 8 x 12 to 20 x 30 print sizes.  Also can Print and frame open editions through www.Imagekind.com

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