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International Color Awards
International Color Awards Nominee 2013
6th Annual Masters Cup
Nominee: Fine Art - Professional
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PhotoLA 2013
JANUARY 17 - 21, 2013
7 pieces of work selected to exhibit
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Gallery 825
Das Paar art exhibition
January 25 to February 15, 2013
825 North La Cienega Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90069
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Fstop Magazine
Feb March 2013 issue
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LAAA 2012 Annual Auction
July 28, 2012

7th annual Black and White Spider Awards July 2012
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April 21, 2012
Gallery 825
825 N. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90069

The F stops here
March 10 to April 13, 2012
Group Show Gallery 825
825 N. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90069

Accepted into Los Angeles Art Association (March 2012)

Contemporary Art Ruhr 2012
Essen, Germany (Zollverein)
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"Ballerina Obscura" published in 2012 Photo Paper
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Silent auction honoring Debbie Allen and Quincy jones "SOLD" Hot chocolate nutcracker photo Framed, limited edition print
Signed by Debbie Allen
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Tag Gallery 2011 California Open Call
1st place winner chosen from over 2000 entries
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Fine art - Professional
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3 images nominated - Fine art category
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Book Published - The Beauty Around Us
Image chosen from 6840 entries from 42 countries
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Photo Annual Awards 2011
Lee Tonks Honorable Mention
May 28th 2011 - Gallery Exhibit in Prague, Czech Republic
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The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards
2011 Merit award - The Beauty Around Us
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Published in JPG Magazine April 2011 Issue
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The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards
2010 Pollux Award - Honorable Mention
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New York Photo Festival Exhibition
Opening Reception March 26th 2011 - exhibits through May 15th
Powerhouse Arena - 37 Main Street, Brooklyn New York 11201
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Vermont Photo Space
April 5th 2011 - 12 Main Street, Essex Jct, Vermont
Read full Photo essay here
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Photo Plus Magazine
Seoul, S. Korea
Featured artist
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The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards
The Robert Cornelius Award
"Ballerina Obscura"
Honorable Mention  

Los Angeles Times
Dec 24th 2010
photos of Debbie Allen Dance Academy
Hot Chocolate Nutcracker
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Santino's Gallery, Venice Beach
Photographer Showcase
November 2010 - ongoing

Cadillac Gallery, Venice Boardwalk
Photographer Showcase, selected works from various series
May - November 2010

5th Annual Black & White Spider Awards Nominee
February 2010
spider nominee

Ballerina Obscura photos published
F Stop Magazine Issue #40
February 2010

"Electron Salon"
At the Los Angeles Center for Digital art
107 West Fifth Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013,
January 14-February 6, 2010
Reception: January 14, 7-9pm,
In conjunction with the Downtown Art Walk
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The Vermont Photography Workplace
Blue: An exhibition of photographs about a color
Dec. 8th through Jan. 9th. Artists Reception: Dec. 11th, 5-7 pm

3 Park Street, Middlebury,
Vermont 05753
Phone: 802 989 2359

LACDA Art Exhibit
"Snap to Grid"
107 West Fith Street Los Angeles, CA 90013 *Exhibit Dates:
November 12-December 5, 2009*

*Opening Reception: Thursday November 12, 7-9pm
(in conjunction with Downtown Artwalk)

"Untitled Art Show"
Ichiban Studio
Friday June 5th from 6pm to 10pm.
1912 Massachusetts St. Lawrence, Ks 785-727-3080
Featuring the Artwork of Keiichi Ito and Award winning Photographer Lee Tonks

Art Slant, Showcase winner May 2009
Shotgun stare

JPG Magazine
Photo of the week

Dirty Pretty Show
Opening Reception March 21st, 2009 5-8pm
801 Ocean Front Walk
Venice, CA 90290

Deborah Martin Gallery
March 12th 2009 - April 5th 2009
209 W. 5th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
CA 90013
310 428-6464
Image was selected from 380 contestants,
35 images in total were selected
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Winner: Julia Dean Gallery Annual competition,
Opening Reception Saturday December 13th 4pm - 7pm
801 Ocean Front Walk, Studio 8
Venice, California 90291  phone: 310-392-0909
You will have the opportunity to purchase framed, Limited edition photos at this show

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
Silent auction and exhibit
October 2 - 12, 2008  Closing reception Sunday October 12th, 2pm - 5pm
4800 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, California 90027

LACDA Art Exhibit
107 West Fith Street Los Angeles, CA 90013
October 9 - November 1
Opening Reception Thursday October 9, 7-9pm

Gallery Zero, Barcelona, Spain
19th september through October 3rd "Light as Material" show

LAGMA (Los Angeles)
image from "behind closed doors" was selected from 2000 entries.
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