Michael Elenko

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Solo Photographic Exhibitions:

“Evans Canyon Fire” 2021 Portfolio Platform, Midwest Center for Photography

“Peace by Piece”, NW Sinfonietta, nine background theatrical stage images for recorded chamber concert, Nov 2020

“Reviewing The Instant”, Vashon Center for the Arts, August 2020

“Standing Meditation”, Spoke Gallery, Vashon, WA Nov-Dec 2017

[Self-titled], Bob’s Bakery, Vashon, WA, Jan 2009

“Awesome”, Washington Mutual, Vashon, WA, Aug-Sept 2008

“Secondary Modern”, Pacific Sojourn, Kingston, WA., December 1987.

"Neophilia", Handforth Gallery, Tacoma, WA., December 1985.

Tacoma Actors Guild Theatre, Tacoma, WA., February 1984.

"Natural Phenomena", Tenzlar Gallery, Lakewood, WA., December 1983.

Group Photographic Exhibitions:

International juried, "Abstracts", Midwest Center For Photography, Wichita, KS, May 2021

International juried,  2021 Midwest Center For Photography, Wichita, KS, Feb-March 2021

Invitational, 2020 Miniatures Show, Vashon Center for the Arts, December 2020

National juried, "Let the Sun Shine In”, Lightbox Gallery, Oregon, Jul-Sept 2020

National juried, Allegany National Exhibition, Cumberland, MD, April-May 2020

International juried, “Structure”, A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX, March-May 2020

International juried, 2020 Midwest Center For Photography, Wichita, KS, March 2020

International juried, “Keeping the Faith: An Artistic Celebration of Judaism”, Studios on the Park, Paso Robles, CA, Jan 2020

International juried, 2019 Annual, Rhode Island Center for Photographic Art, Sept 2019

National juried, “Once Upon A Time”, Vancouver Art Space, Vancouver, WA Sept 2019

National juried, “Anything Goes”, Parklane Gallery, Kirkland, WA Sept 2019

Invitational, VCA Art Auction, Vashon Center for the Arts, Sept 2019

Invitational, “Welcome to the Working Week” & “Trail of Broken Hearts”, Visual Music, Vashon Center for the Arts, August 2019

Juried, “Last”, The Lexicon of Light, Vashon Center for the Arts, April 2019

International juried, 2019 Midwest Center For Photography, Wichita, KS, Jan-Feb 2019

International juried, X for Ten, Midwest Center For Photography, Wichita, KS, Dec 2018

Invitational, VCA Art Auction, Vashon Center for the Arts, Sept 2018

Invitational, “Meadowlake”, Catch Us While You Can, Open Space, Vashon, WA, Sept 2018

International juried, “The Sacred”, Robert Adams, Juror, Lightbox Gallery, Oregon, Aug 2018

International juried, “Metamorphosis”, Dark Room Gallery, Essex Jct., VT, Jul-Aug, 2018

International juried, “The Golden Hours”, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, MA, Feb 2018

International juried, 2018 Midwest Center For Photography, Wichita, KS, Jan-Feb 2018

International juried, “The Shadow Aspect”, Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, Jan-Feb 2018

International juried, R.G. Endres Gallery, Prairie Village Arts Council, KS, Jan 2018

International juried, “4th Annual iPhonography”, Plymouth Center for the Arts, MA, Dec 2017

International juried, “Nature’s Way”, Lightbox Gallery, Oregon, Nov-Dec 2017

Invitational, VCA Art Auction, Vashon Center for the Arts, Sept-Oct 2017

Invitational, VCA Art Auction, Vashon Center for the Arts, Sept-Oct 2016

Invitational, Allied Arts Auction, Blue Heron Art Gallery, Sept-Oct 2015

Invitational, Allied Arts Auction, Blue Heron Art Gallery, Sept-Oct 2014

Invitational, Allied Arts Auction, Blue Heron Art Gallery, Sept-Oct 2013

Invitational, Allied Arts Auction, Blue Heron Art Gallery, Sept-Oct 2012

Invitational, Allied Arts Auction, Blue Heron Art Gallery, Sept.-Oct 2010

National juried, “Biodiversity National”, Miller Library, University of Washington, March 2012

Invitational, The Vashon Island Artist Show, 619 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA Nov 2011

Juried, Inner Vashon, An Outer View, Blue Heron Art Gallery, Vashon, WA, July 2009

Invitational, Bergamot Home, Vashon, WA, March 2007

POV, Heritage Museum, Vashon, WA, April 2007

POV, Heritage Museum, Vashon, WA, December 2006

National juried, Phinney Center, Seattle, WA., July 1986.

National juried, Bargreen Memorial, Everett, WA., January 1986.

Juried, Tacoma Arts Commission Downtown Gallery, Tacoma, WA., November 1983.

Honors:

"National Competition Doubles Down on Vashon Artists", Vashon Beachcomber newspaper, Feb 18, 2021

Third Place, And There Was That One Red Truck, “Once Upon A Time”, Vancouver Art Space, Vancouver, WA Oct 2019

Curator, The Lexicon of Light (poetry+photography), Vashon Center for the Arts, April, 2019

First Place, Conceptual Art, And There Was That One Red Truck, 2018 Midwest Center For Photography Annual Juried Exhibition, Wichita, KS

Cover Image (curated), Seattle Tacoma Airport, Modern Landscape Photography, 2017

Cover Image (curated), KVI Beach, Modern Landscape Photography, 2016

Visiting Artist,  U.S. Forest Service, Crystal Mountain, WA, 2012

Oscillation, permanent collection, Pentax International Photo Gallery, May 2009

Tahoma Moon, permanent collection, Pentax International Photo Gallery, February 2008

Second-Prize Winner, Commutation No. 8, Inner Vashon, An Outer View, Blue Heron Art Gallery, July 2009

Second-Prize Winner, Metropolitan Park District Annual Photo Contest, Tacoma, WA., 1983.