Karen Hanley Colbert: Blog https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog en-us All images on this site (C) 2005-2023 Karen Hanley Colbert, All Rights Reserved khcolbert1@gmail.com (Karen Hanley Colbert) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:58:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:58:00 GMT https://www.karenhcolbert.com/img/s/v-12/u811488894-o203789420-50.jpg Karen Hanley Colbert: Blog https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog 86 120 Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA), Second Edition Announced https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2016/6/2015/2016-fine-art-photography-awards-announced NOMINEE ANNOUNCEMENT (Amateur)

Nominee in Architecture | Studying Frank Gehry – A Series   http://fineartphotoawards.com/winners-gallery/fapa-2015-2016/amateur/architecture/hm/1606

Nominee in Fine Art | Studying Frank Gehry – A Series (same image as above)  http://fineartphotoawards.com/winners-gallery/fapa-2015-2016/amateur/fine-art/hm/1772

Nominee in Abstract | Early Morning at The Beach – A Series   http://fineartphotoawards.com/winners-gallery/fapa-2015-2016/amateur/abstract/hm/1582

khcolbert1@gmail.com (Karen Hanley Colbert) Abstract Architecture Art Awards FAPA Fine Photography https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2016/6/2015/2016-fine-art-photography-awards-announced Tue, 14 Jun 2016 21:25:46 GMT
BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS recognizes Karen H. Colbert, Photographer https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2015/11/black-and-white-spider-awards-recognizes-karen-h-colbert-photographer November 2015

I am proud to announce that I have been honored with 7 "Nominee Awards" for my B&W images submitted to the 10th Annual Black and White Spider Awards. This is an annual international competition for Amateurs and Professionals with upwards of 8000 entries each year. The categories that my winning images can be seen in are (under Amateur): Architecture, Fine Art, Silhouette, Still life and Wildlife. Within each category, the images are in order by the photographer's first name. www.thespiderawards.com.

khcolbert1@gmail.com (Karen Hanley Colbert) Black and White photography Nominee Award Spider Awards The Black and White Spider awards https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2015/11/black-and-white-spider-awards-recognizes-karen-h-colbert-photographer Thu, 26 Nov 2015 17:23:37 GMT
Post Filter Photo Festival thoughts. https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2015/10/post-filter-photo-festival-thoughts I met so many wonderful people - Photography Gallery and Photography Museum owners - and great professional photographers throughout the actual four day event. Overall, my work "One Exposure" garnered reactions such as 'peaceful', 'serene', 'evoking a great sense of warmth and calmness', 'reminiscent of many a beach visit' and a 'pleasure to view'. I received many valuable suggestions as to which markets should embrace my work. I am excited to pursue them over the next days and weeks to come. What an unbelievable experience.

khcolbert1@gmail.com (Karen Hanley Colbert) Chicago Filter Photo Festival 2015 Portfolio Review https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2015/10/post-filter-photo-festival-thoughts Sat, 03 Oct 2015 16:50:12 GMT
Filter Photo Festival 2015, Chicago, IL https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2015/9/filter-photo-festival-2015-chicago-il www.filterfestival.com

Getting on a jet plane Wednesday, Sep 24 and heading for Chicago. I am taking my most recent body of work titled "One Exposure". Please see this folio on my home page under "Portfolios".  Planning on meeting with several nationally known and recognized Photography Gallerists, Museum Curators, Photo Editors and Book Publishers. These 'Portfolio Reviews' are held at various times around this country and in Europe every year. Participants (yours truly) sign up for face-to-face reviews and receive candid advice about their work, as well as information on getting their photographs exhibited in galleries and museums and/or published. What a phenomenal way to make the process of showing one's art to gallerists so much easier than flying to separate cities around the country for individual meetings. This is going to be great fun!

khcolbert1@gmail.com (Karen Hanley Colbert) 2015 Chicago portfolio reviews https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2015/9/filter-photo-festival-2015-chicago-il Fri, 18 Sep 2015 19:22:27 GMT
19th Annual Members Juried Exhibition, 2015 https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2015/7/19th-annual-members-juried-exhibition-2015 Palm Beach photographic Centre - After a year away from this event, I won a spot in their annual exhibition with two of my images. This is always a great international competition and I'm proud to have my work recognized again.

khcolbert1@gmail.com (Karen Hanley Colbert) Architecture Award Exhibition Palm Beach Photographic Centre https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2015/7/19th-annual-members-juried-exhibition-2015 Sun, 19 Jul 2015 19:58:47 GMT
9th Annual Px3 Competition, 2015 Award https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2015/7/9th-annual-px3-competition-2015-award Great news - One of my Architectural Fine Art images won a Silver Award in the 9th Annual Px3. The "Prix de la Photographie, Paris" (Px3) strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent and introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris.

khcolbert1@gmail.com (Karen Hanley Colbert) Architecture France Paris Px3 Competition Silver Award https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2015/7/9th-annual-px3-competition-2015-award Sun, 19 Jul 2015 19:52:09 GMT
2015 (8th Annual) International Color Awards Nominee https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2015/4/8th-annual-international-color-awards-nominee April 18, 2015: Four of my Fine Art Photography images have received Nominee Awards in the 8th Annual International Color Awards Show. ICA is the leading international award honouring excellence in color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in color photography.

The Jury represented the industry's biggest names and tastemakers including Christie's, Paris; Frieze Art Fair, London; DB Agency, Milan; Clair Gallerie, Munich; Edinburg Film Festival; Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong; Gup Magazine, Amsterdam; and Eyestorm, London.

Of the total of over 7000 images submitted from over 75 countries, my work received a high percentage of votes overall. Please go to my Awards Gallery to see the winning images.

khcolbert1@gmail.com (Karen Hanley Colbert) 2015 International Color Awards Nominee Award Photography Awards https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2015/4/8th-annual-international-color-awards-nominee Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:42:41 GMT
Broward Art Guild - Judge's Recognition in "Small Works Exhibit" https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2014/11/broward-art-guild---judges-recognition-in-small-works-exhibit Received a call today notifying me that I have received another 'Judge's Recognition' for my image Beach In Motion #9. The current exhibit runs through December 18, 2014.

khcolbert1@gmail.com (Karen Hanley Colbert) Awards Beach Color Slow Motion https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2014/11/broward-art-guild---judges-recognition-in-small-works-exhibit Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:25:14 GMT
9th Annual Black & White Spider Awards https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2014/11/9th-annual-black-white-spider-awards Nominee in Architectural | Roofline

On October 18, 2014, the above entitled Fine Art Photograph was awarded a Nomination in the Architecture Catagory. Overall, 8,508 entries were received from 73 countries!

The Jury represented the industry's biggest names and tastemakers including The Royal Photographic Society, FoMu Fotomuseum, Fratelli Alinari, Stockholm City Museum and the Torch Gallery in Amsterdam. The 9th Annual Spider Awards could not have wished for a better group of professionals to work with.

khcolbert1@gmail.com (Karen Hanley Colbert) Award Black & White Image https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2014/11/9th-annual-black-white-spider-awards Tue, 11 Nov 2014 01:40:18 GMT
5 Nominations Received from 2014 International Color Awards aka: Photography Masters Cup https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2014/6/5-nominations-received-from-international-color-awards-photography-masters-cup-2014 LOS ANGELES May 3, 2014 - Amateur photographer Karen Hanley Colbert of the USA was presented with the 7th Annual Photography Masters Cup Nominee title in the categories of Abstract and Still life at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photoshow webcast today, Saturday, May 3, 2014.

The live online gala was attended by photography fans around the globe who logged on to see the climax of the industry's most important event for color photography.

7th Annual Jury members included captains of the industry from Contrasto, Rome; Kahmann Gallery, Amsterdam; Galerie Simon Blais, Montreal; Barbara Frigerio Contemporary Art, Milan; Clair Galerie, Munich; and Ingrid Deuss Gallery, Belgium who honored Color Masters with 274 coveted title awards in 18 categories.

"It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 7,416 entries we received this year," said Basil O'Brien, the awards Creative Director. "Karen Hanley Colbert's 5 images represent contemporary color photography at its finest, and we're pleased to present her with the title of Nominee."

INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS, PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS CUP is the leading international award honoring excellence in color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in color photography. www.photomasterscup.com

Refer to my "Winners..." Portfolio to view these 5 Nominations

khcolbert1@gmail.com (Karen Hanley Colbert) Abstract Awards Color Images Life Nominations Still https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2014/6/5-nominations-received-from-international-color-awards-photography-masters-cup-2014 Sun, 15 Jun 2014 22:39:34 GMT
A lovely comment sent to me... https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2013/12/a-lovely-comment-sent-to-me The kind person that sent me this message is an accomplished Architect in his own right. Check his website (link below) for some truly amazing architectural imagery.

December 5, 2013

Hello Karen,

I saw your Dark Architecture #4 photo in 'Black & White'...Congratulations on that honor.

I have also enjoyed touring through your website, especially being drawn to your thoughtfully composed and meaningful architectural images. Being an architect, and perceiving the world as one, I find your architectural images quite respectful of the design and spirit underlying the buildings, and can appreciate your own interpretations of their spaces, forms and textures.

I am an aspiring serious photographer (in my spare time) but hope to dedicate more time and effort to this fascinating fine art.

Glad I noticed your work.

Stephen Brown


khcolbert1@gmail.com (Karen Hanley Colbert) https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2013/12/a-lovely-comment-sent-to-me Fri, 06 Dec 2013 19:55:16 GMT
Black & White Magazine December, 2013 issue is out! https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2013/12/black-white-magazine-december-2013-issue-is-out I have the December issue in my hands. Ta-Da!!! Two of my entries were selected for publication in this years "Single Image 2014 Competition" Please go to my Awards & Exhibitions Portfolio and see the two winning images - Tattered (3rd award for this image) and Dark Architecture #4.

khcolbert1@gmail.com (Karen Hanley Colbert) https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2013/12/black-white-magazine-december-2013-issue-is-out Fri, 06 Dec 2013 19:37:19 GMT
Black & White Magazine Award - December 2013 Issue https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2013/11/black-white-magazine-award---december-2013-issue Look what I received in my "in box" recently:

Congratulations! Your entry in the BLACK & WHITE Single Image Contest 2014 has been selected for a Single Image Award, which means that one (or more) of your images will be published in the Special Issue #101 of BLACK & WHITE magazine scheduled to arrive on newsstands mid-December. You can be confident your work stood out in a way that deserved this special attention. Once again, congratulations!

This is so exciting, I have never been 'published' (in print) before. Will post which photo(s) won as soon as I know.

khcolbert1@gmail.com (Karen Hanley Colbert) Award Black & White Magazine https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2013/11/black-white-magazine-award---december-2013-issue Mon, 25 Nov 2013 21:56:57 GMT
Cornell Museum National Juried Exhibition, Winter 2014 https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2013/11/cornell-museum-national-juried-exhibition Great news - my image "Tattered" has won a place in Delray Beach's Cornell Museum's Gallery from mid February through mid May, 2014. This image has won other awards and continues to be one of my more artistically critical pieces.

khcolbert1@gmail.com (Karen Hanley Colbert) Award B&W Cornell Museum https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2013/11/cornell-museum-national-juried-exhibition Mon, 25 Nov 2013 21:55:52 GMT
Summer 2013 Travel Images have been posted. https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2013/9/new-images-have-been-posted I have posted most of the images from our summer cruise to the Baltic Sea Region ports of call. Please look for "Travel" in the "Portfolios" menu list on the main page. In reviewing my work, I want to go back and spend a week in each country that we visited. You will also find new work from the trip in the Abstract, Architecture and Still Life Collections.

khcolbert1@gmail.com (Karen Hanley Colbert) New Images Posted https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2013/9/new-images-have-been-posted Fri, 06 Sep 2013 21:25:12 GMT
Will have to work harder! https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2013/9/will-have-to-work-harder As of the end of August, I did not make the final cut in the International Fine Art Photography Competition/Paris, France this year. Good impetus to do better next year. Have not heard from International Color awards/The Photography Masters Cup as of early September. They have pushed back their notifications until later this month or early October.

khcolbert1@gmail.com (Karen Hanley Colbert) Awards notifications https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2013/9/will-have-to-work-harder Fri, 06 Sep 2013 21:18:30 GMT
Into The Semi-Finals https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2013/7/into-the-semi-finals I have been notified twice in the last 30 days from two separate international photographic competitions that one or more of my images have been selected and placed into the semi-final round of the judging. If my image(s) make it into the final round, I could win an Award, which would be truly wonderful or even better, 3rd, 2nd, or 1st place or Best in Show in a category. Any of these special recognitions will be most thrilling as it tells me that I am growing in my ability and in my expression of my art.  Stay posted - both competitions should be finalized by early August.

khcolbert1@gmail.com (Karen Hanley Colbert) https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2013/7/into-the-semi-finals Wed, 17 Jul 2013 20:37:32 GMT
International Fine Art Photography Competition, Juror award of Merit rec'd Sept. 27, 2012 https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2013/3/international-fine-art-photography-competition-juror-award-of-merit-recd-sept-27-2012 ANNOUNCEMENT SENT BY EMAIL:


Dear Mrs Karen Colbert,

It is with great pleasure that the International Fine Art Photography Competition announces that you have received a Juror Award of Merit in the Still Life category for your image entitled "Tattered." 


While the image was not selected into the small group of finalists, it was chosen by one or more of our six jurors as one of their ten favorite images in this category. This is a true honor, as the jurors were very selective in their choices.

With your permission, we will be featuring this image in our online gallery. We will also, with your permission, feature the image on our Facebook page at some time in the future and will link to your photography website should you wish. At present, we have more than

4600 fans on our Facebook page, so you will receive well-deserved exposure.

Please let us know by responding to this email that you provide permission for the online gallery and/or the Facebook page. And please provide your photographic website should you wish the Facebook feature to link to you. You can also provide a brief statement about yourself (no more than 50 words) to accompany your image on Facebook.

You will receive a Juror Award of Merit certificate in October and are free to mention this award in your CV or in other media.

We congratulate you again on this honor.

With best wishes,


Meredith Mullins


International Fine Art Photography Competition: Grand Prix de la Découverte, Paris, France

khcolbert1@gmail.com (Karen Hanley Colbert) Int'l Fine Art Photography Competition, Grand Prix de la Decouverte https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2013/3/international-fine-art-photography-competition-juror-award-of-merit-recd-sept-27-2012 Sun, 17 Mar 2013 22:15:02 GMT
6th Annual Photography Master Cup Honors Karen H. Colbert https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2013/3/photography-master-cup-honors-karen-h-colbert FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:


LOS ANGELES  February 21, 2013 - Amateur photographer Karen H. Colbert of USA was presented with the 6th Annual Photography Masters Cup Nominee title in the category of Architecture at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photo show. The live online ceremony webcast Saturday, February 16, 2013 was attended by photography fans in 86 countries who logged on to see the climax of the industry's most important event for color photography.

The awards international Jury included captains of the industry from Phillips de Pury & Company in New York; Kunst Licht Gallery, Shanghai; XPO Gallery, Paris; Tasveer Galleries, India; BFN, Netherlands; to BBH in London who honored Color Masters with 239 coveted title awards in 18 categories.

"It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 8,521 entries we received this year," said Basil O'Brien, the awards Creative Director. "Karen Colbert's Deceiving Steps", an exceptional image entered in the Architecture category, represents contemporary color photography at its finest, and we're pleased to present her with the title of Nominee."

INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS, PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERS CUP is the leading international award honoring excellence in color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in color photography. www.photomasterscup.com.

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Contact:         Karen H. Colbert
Telephone:     561-927-7433
Email:             khcolbert@comcast.net
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khcolbert1@gmail.com (Karen Hanley Colbert) 6th Annual Photography Masters Cup https://www.karenhcolbert.com/blog/2013/3/photography-master-cup-honors-karen-h-colbert Sun, 17 Mar 2013 21:39:40 GMT