Jamie Azevedo- Fine Art Photographer
Being born with an artistic temperament, I spent the first 33 years of my life using acting as a form of creative expression. It wasn't until I met my husband, and borrowed his old film Minolta that I abandoned the stage for the hypnotic click of the camera. I discovered that image making was a wonderful way to start a conversation, which as a creature of the south is my favorite pastime. There is nothing more joyful than a mind-bending conversation that inspires one to see the world in a more enlightened way. And that is the purpose of my photographs. To start a compelling conversation.
For over a decade, I've been working as a fine art photographer and am mostly self-taught. I've been honored to receive artist grants from the Bush Foundation and The North Dakota Council on the Arts which afforded me the opportunity to grow as an artist through attending residencies and workshops. My work has been published and shown in galleries in the United States and Europe. Currently, home is Savannah, Georgia.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
The Female Gaze, Jamestown Arts Center, Jamestown, ND, 2020
Preserving History, Northwest Arts Center at Minot State University, Minot, ND, 2020
Preserving History, Welder Library Gallery at University of Mary, Bismarck, ND, 2019
The Female Gaze, Mon-Dak Museum, Sidney, MT, 2019
The Female Gaze, Cando Arts Center, Cando, ND, 2019
The Female Gaze, Emerson Gallery, Bozeman, MT, 2019
Preserving History, Taube Museum of Art, Minot, ND, 2019
The Female Gaze, Mind’s Eye Gallery at Dickinson State University, Dickinson, ND, 2019
The Female Gaze, Northwest Arts Center at Minot State University, Minot, ND, 2018
The Female Gaze, James Memorial Art Center, Williston, ND, 2018
Preserving History, James Memorial Art Center, Williston, ND, 2018
Selected Group Exhibitions
Things Never Seen, Sulfur Studios, Savannah, GA, 2023
Red Noise Collective Exhibit, Online Exhibition, 2023
Artist Appreciation Exhibit, Savannah Gallery of Art, 2023
Artists that Lunch, Gallery 208, Savannah, GA, 2023
2nd Annual Juried Exhibit, Savannah Gallery of Art, Savannah, GA, 2022
300 and Under Exhibit, Location Gallery, Savannah, GA, 2021
21 & Done, Savannah Gallery of Art, Savannah, GA, 2021
2nd Annual Small Works Exhibit, Corkhouse Gallery, Savannah, GA, 2021
Gate and Garden Exhibit, Location Gallery, Savannah, GA, 2021
Color International Exhibit, Glasgow Gallery of Photography, Glasgow, Scotland, 2020
Community Exhibition, Telfair Museums, Savannah, GA, 2020
Annual Small Works Exhibit, Corkhouse Gallery, Savannah, GA, 2020
Liberty, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2018
Huddle, Brainworks Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2017
This Week Only, North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND, 2017
Small Works, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY, 2016
Point of View, Lazy Susan Gallery, New York City, NY, 2016
Spectrum Gestalt, Bleicher/Gorman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 2016
Light, SFWA Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2016
Salon at the Triton, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA, 2016
Winter Shadows, Art Escape Gallery, Sonoma, CA, 2016
Art with Impact, National Juried Exhibition and Auction, Fort Mason Firehouse, San Francisco, CA, 2016
Books and Words, Art Escape Gallery, Sonoma, CA, 2015
Whimsical Wonderland, Art Escape Gallery, Sonoma, CA, 2015
Sense of Place, Jan Brandt Gallery, Bloomington, IL, 2015
Edges and Curves, The Haggus Society, Los Angeles, CA, 2015
Battlewear for the Everyday Womyn, Pehrspace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2015
Embracing Our Differences, International Juried Outdoor Exhibition, Sarasota, FL, 2015
Peoples, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA, 2015
Love, Art Escape Gallery, Sonoma, CA, 2015
Art with Impact, National Juried Exhibition and Auction, Fort Mason Firehouse, San Francisco, CA, 2015
Hark, Kalied Gallery, San Jose, CA, 2014
Holidays, Gallery Saratoga, Saratoga, CA, 2014
Dark, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2014
Showdown, Hart Witzen Gallery, Charlotte, NC, 2013
Annual Juried Student Show, Pease Gallery at Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC, 2013
Annual Photography Exhibit, MAG Gallery, 2010
Collections (Corporate and Private)
Dawn Ranch, Guerneville, CA
Historic Winne Farmhouse, Selkirk, NY
Album Cover for From Which Your Laughter Rises, performed by the University of Notre Dame’s Concordia Choir and conducted by Dr. Emerson Eads. Available on Apple Music and Spotify.
Sentinel Real Estate Corporation, Charlotte, NC
Jamestown Regional Medical Center, Jamestown, ND
Private Collections held in: San Jose, CA, Charlotte, NC, Asheville, NC, New York City, NY
Press, Publications & Catalogs
"Jerry Saltz and Seven More Not-to-be-Missed November Art Events" by Beth Logan, Connect Savannah Magazine, October 29, 2023.
Featured Artist, Fatal Flaw Literary Journal, Volume 5, New York City, NY.
“Monsters, Magic, and Make Believe Exhibition” by Lisa Cyr, Muddy Colors, October 6, 2023.
Featured Artist, Red Noise Collective Quarterly Journal, Winter Edition, 2023. Albuquerque, NM.
Featured Artist, Please See Me Literary Journal, Issue 8, 2021. Columbia, MD.
(2021, August 18). Botanical inspired exhibits blooms at Location Gallery. Morgan Smith. Connect Savannah.
(2021, August 17). Savannah artists bloom in new Location Gallery show benefiting the Friends of the Coastal Gardens. Josephine Johnson. Savannah Morning News.
Featured Artist, Months to Years Literary Journal, Summer Issue, 2021. San Francisco, CA.
Featured artist in online weekly feature, Other Worldly Women Press, December 27, 2020. Minneapolis, MN.
(2020, March 6), Georgia artist aims to educate on women in history. Ciara Parizek. Minot Daily News.
Jamie Azevedo interview, Art Reveal Magazine no.52, February 2020, [pp. 18-24]; ISBN: 9781714473618
(2019, October 23). New exhibitions at the Taube. Minot Daily News.
(2019, May 4). Art show became dedication to artist’s mother. Brenda Halverson. Towner County Record Herald.
(2019, May). North Dakota Artist Spotlight-Jamie Azevedo. Newspaper Editors. Heart River Voice.
(2019, Spring). Class Notes. Magazine Editors. Western Carolina University Magazine.
(2019, January 27). Female Gaze Drawing Attention as MonDak Heritage Center Exhibit. Nicole Lucina. Sidney Herald.
Travers, R. (Host & Editor). (2019, January). [Radio Program]. C. Simon (Producer), Mon-Dak Afternoon News. Williston, ND: KEYZ Radio.
(2018, September 28). Empowering Through Art. Mitch Melberg. Williston Herald.
(2018, September 27). Local Artists Chosen to Show Work. Mitch Melberg. Williston Herald.
(2018, June 7). Art from a Female Perspective. Minot Daily News.
(2018, June 24). Northwest Arts Center Reception Thursday. Minot Daily News.
(2018, June 28). Williston Artist Showcases Work in Minot Exhibit. Interview by Brooke Williams. KX News. Williston: CBS Affiliate
Travers, R. (Host & Editor). (2018, July). [Radio Program]. C. Simon (Producer), Mon-Dak Afternoon News. Williston, ND: KEYZ Radio.
Dark, Exhibition Catalog, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2014
Embracing Our Differences, Exhibition Catalog, Sarasota, FL, 2014
Savannah Gallery of Art, Guest Juror for Spotlight Group Exhibit, Savannah, GA, 2022
Telfair Museums, Volunteer assisting with membership department, Savannah, GA, 2019- current
Northwest Art Center at Minot State University, Guest Juror for Annual Student Art Show, Minot, ND, 2019
Mon-Dak Museum, Guest Juror for Youth Art Exhibit, Sidney, MT, 2019
North Dakota Council on the Arts, Grant Panelist, ND, 2019
North Dakota State University Extension 4H, Guest Juror for Photography Contest, Williston, ND, 2019
Leadership Williston, Juror for Public Art Project, Willison, ND, 2018
The James Memorial Art Center & Preservation Society, Gallery Assistant
Service to Community
Williston State College, Women’s Empowerment Scholarship, used portion of art sales from “The Female Gaze” exhibit to create three $1,000 scholarships for female students. Matching funds were provided by the WSC Foundation & Alumni Association, 2018-2020
North Carolina Arts Council & The Learning Center, donation of art for arts education fundraiser, Murphy, NC, 2018
James Memorial Art Center, donation of art for historic building restoration project, Williston, ND, 2018
Residencies, Honors & Awards
Bush Foundation Grant Recipient for Professional Development, 2019
Greywood Arts, Artist-in-Residence, Killeagh, Ireland, 2019
North Dakota Council on the Arts Grant Recipient for Professional Development, 2019
HAMMERS Annual Calendar, Cover Photograph, 2010
MAG Gallery, Annual Photography Competition & Exhibit, Honorable Mention, 2010
Savannah Gallery of Art, Savannah, GA, 2023-current
Telfair Museums, Savannah, GA, 2019- current
Savannah Art Association, Savannah, GA, 2019 - current
James Memorial Art Center & Preservation Society, Williston, ND, 2016-2019
North Dakota Art Gallery Association, Minot, ND, 2017-2018
Bachelor of Science, Radio & Television Broadcasting, Western Carolina University, 1996
Graduate Certification, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, City University of Seattle, 2018