The club’s Photographer of the Month for February, 2019 is Connie Cassinetto. The following is her biography:
My background in photography dates back many years, but I’ve only taken it seriously as an art since 2010. I’ve studied with a variety of professional photographers since that time, including John Shaw, Dave Wyman, Gary Hart, Phil Schermeister from National Geographic Magazine, Gale Perry, Russ Burden with Outdoor Photographer Magazine, and Michael Frye with the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite. I spent a week in Missoula, Montana at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography with Tony Rizzuto in 2012. In May 2013 I received my A.A. in Fine Art-Photography at Columbia Junior College.
I have won awards at various juried photography competitions, including the Tuolumne County Arts Alliance, InFocus Exhibition, the Lodi Art Association Annual Photography Show, the Madera Arts Council Celebrate Agriculture with the Arts completion, the Sandhill Crane Festival Photography competition, and the Calaveras County and Tuolumne County Fair.
Additionally, I have been accepted into numerous other juried and non-juried photography competitions, including the KVIE Channel 6 Art Auction, the North Valley Art League International Exhibit in Redding, the Lodi Art Association Spring Art Show, the 1987 Railtown State Historic Park Exhibit, the Mother Lode Art Association/Central Sierra Arts Council Art of Cycling Exhibition, and the Tuolumne County Arts Alliance Signs Thru Our Times photography show.
My work has been published in Sea Magazine, Bay & Delta Yachtsman Magazine, The Union Democrat, the Lodi News Sentinel, and on various professional pieces and web sites.