After a long absence from my public art career I have recently returned with a new fervor to create and to share my fine art photography. 

 

Historically my work has involved the use of traditional film and darkroom techniques, generating gelatin silver prints and using various  chemical tinting processes or the application of various artists pigments by hand, including encaustic painting and finishing techniques. The work has always been exploratory in its nature and has at times incorporated both photographic and hand-rendered imagery via drawing, collage or other multi-media applications. All of my current work involves digital imagery, which often is then intentionally altered or manipulated into a very different version of the original image by using various software applications and editing tools. I have used an array of film and digital cameras over the years. Since 2019 I have experimented with and frequently utilized an iPhone camera to explore both its capabilities and its limitations. There is an immediacy of the moment that often can only be captured when one always has a camera in their hands. We routinely use smart phone technology as documentary and social connection devices in our daily lives, but they can also be powerful creative and communication tools for artists. 

 

Regardless of the tools or techniques I use, my personal aesthetic almost always incorporates overlapping themes that explore the visual poetry of a place and the passage of time. Subject matter varies depending on the theme of a series of work, but my primary subject matter has long been focused on the natural world we all inhabit. In my work I strive to weave together our very personal human experiences in the external physical landscape with elements of the inner realm of our psychological and emotional lives. For me, creative expression is an ongoing, cumulative process of acquiring and absorbing experiences in our world, exploring our actions in it, and trying to understand our connection to it and to one another. Therefore, some of the series that I create are left open-ended as they evolve and are added to over time. 

I believe that the manner in which we consume and appreciate visual art is very much a personal experience. Even though I place a title on my images, those notations are not meant to influence the viewer's interpretation or experience. They are primarily a reference point. Although, in many cases a title can and will influence interpretations. I much prefer that the viewer bring their own experiences, ideas, emotions, and perceptions to my work. Personally, I believe that the most interesting art quietly entices us back to not only look at it again, but to really see it with more than just our eyes...to absorb it, to feel it, digest it, ponder it, question it. I hope that you will revisit here periodically to continue to explore a favorite image, a series or new work that will be added to the gallery over time. If you are interested in making an acquisition of a work or would like to discuss an image or series please get in touch with me. I would love to hear from you.

The quality of any print you acquire is extremely important to me. That is why I handle purchases myself directly with my clients. Most of my work is available as limited edition fine art prints, which are signed and numbered by me. All are reproduced with the highest attention to quality and longevity. I use only archival pigment inks for their stability and accuracy across the color spectrum. Prints are produced on Hahnemühle Museum Etching Paper or Hahnemühle Cotton Photo Rag Paper which are both an archival natural white cotton art paper with an inkjet coating specially optimized for fine art printing. These heavyweight textured papers do not contain optical brighteners and are characterized by their high level of stability. The finely textured surface with fine felt structure lends added depth and richness to the finished print. Combined with the pure cotton base, this creates a wonderfully soft tactile feel and artistic impression. Fine art prints generated in this manner are calculated to have longevity rates of at least 100 years. When matted and framed with archival materials and displayed under UV protective museum quality glass they will retain all their tonality and details well past 100 years. 

Whether it be for exhibition prints or those for a client's collection I entrust all of my fine art printing to Agave Print Studio in Austin, Texas. Peter Williams is a master printer as well as a photographer and he cares as much as I do about the quality of the final print. Please visit their website or contact them for your own fine art printing needs. They also do exquisite exhibition quality framing in their studio. 

https://www.agaveprint.com/

Donna Dangott received her BFA in photography from Austin Peay State University in 1988. Previously she pursued a BFA at the same institution in Graphic Design/Illustration. She worked as a medical illustrator at Vanderbilt University Medical School in Nashville, TN 1978 to 1987. She also worked as a free-lance illustrator and graphic designer 1978 to 1988 in Nasvhille,TN.  She recently retired from a 30 year career in healthcare and has returned to her creative art career. She opened D.Dangott Studio in January 2020. She has work in private, public and corporate collections around the country. 

Cloud Study

Cloud Study 

Riverside Scrub

Riverside Scrub              

River Water Study

River Water Study

Mother Tree Study No. 3

The Mother Tree / Study No. 4

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Forest Study In Autumn

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Self-Study In The Garden

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Garden Dreamscape / No. 4

2020 Exhibitions

 

Trees  

An international juried photography competition & exhibition

Photo Place Gallery

Middlebury, VT

http://photoplacegallery.com/

April 2 to April 25 / 2020

Juror Wendi Schneider

 

Allegany National 2020 

A national juried photography competition & exhibition

The Allegany Arts Council

Cumberland, MD

http://www.alleganyartscouncil.org/

April 4 to May 2/ 2020

Juror Brownie Harris

Domicile  

An international juried photography competition & exhibition

A.Smith Gallery

Johnson City, TX

https://asmithgallery.com/

June 26 to August 9/2020

Jurors Amanda Smith & Kevin Tully

Works On Paper 2020  

A national juried multi-media competition & exhibition

Long Beach Island Foundation of

The Arts & Sciences Gallery

Loveladies, NJ

http://lbifoundation.org/events/artist-application-works-on-paper-2020-national-juried-competition/

June 26 to July 27/2020

Juror Sarah Suzuki

Photo National 2020  

A national juried photography competition & exhibition

Dallas Metro Arts Contemporary Gallery

Plano, TX

https://www.dmacontemporary.com/

July 1 to July 25/2020

Juror Byrd Williams IV

Water: Element of Change  

An international juried photography competition & exhibition

Photo Place Gallery

Middlebury, VT

http://photoplacegallery.com/

July 2 to July 25/2020

Juror Hannah Frieser

The Land And The Light—Two Perspectives on the Southern American Landscape

A Joint Exhibition by Donna Dangott & Susan Bryant

An international juried portfolio competition & exhibition

A.Smith Gallery

Johnson City, TX

https://asmithgallery.com/

July 10 to August 2/2020

Jurors Amanda Smith & Kevin Tully

Archway 12th Annual

A national juried multi-media competition & exhibition

Archway Gallery

Houston, TX

https://www.archwaygallery.com/archway-12th-annual-juried-exhibition-2020.html

July 5 to 30/2020

Juror Wayne Gilbert

The 2020 National

A national juried photography competition & exhibition 

Society of Arts & Crafts and

The Stonehenge Gallery

Montgomery, AL

 https://www.stonehengeinc.com/921-2/

July 11 to July 31/2020

Juror Angie Dodson

*Best in Category Award for The Manipulated Image*

Transformations 2020

An international juried photography competition & exhibition

Plymouth Center For Fine Arts

Plymouth, MA

https://plymouthguild.org/

July 15 to August 31/2020

Juror Tony Andrade

The Shadow Aspect

An international juried photography competition & exhibition

The Praxis Gallery And Photo Arts Center

Minneapolis, MN

https://www.praxisphotocenter.org/

July 25 to August 17 / 2020

Spanish Peaks Arts Council

2020 National Photo

A national juried photography competition & exhibition

SPACe Gallery

La Veta, CO

https://spanishpeaksarts.org/

July 28 to August 29/2020

SCA: 52 International Open

An international juried multi-media competition & exhibition

Society Of Canadian Artists / Papermill Gallery

Toronto, Canada

https://www.societyofcanadianartists.com

August 1 to October 31/2020

Western National

An international juried multi-media competition & exhibition

Dallas Metro Arts Contemporary Gallery

Plano, TX

https://www.dmacontemporary.com/

August 4 to Aug 29 / 2020

Juror Ann Zembala

American Landscapes

A national juried multi-media competition & exhibition

Maryland Federation Of Art / Circle Gallery

Annapolis, MD

https://mdfedart.com/

August 13 to September 12 / 2020

Juror Lillian Bayley Hoover

Nothing In Nature Clashes

A national juried photography competition & exhibition

The Cape Cod Cultural Center Gallery

South Yarmouth, MA

www.culturalcenter.org

From August to October 2020

Muse

An international juried multi-media competition & exhibition

Art Fluent Virtual Gallery

Boston, MA

https://www.art-fluent.com/muse

August thru September 2020

Juror Jackie Reeves

2020 National Fine Art Show

A national juried multi-media competition & exhibition

The Lincoln Gallery

Loveland, CO

www.lincolngallery.com

September 4 to October 2/2020

Juror Suzanne Farris

Street Photography

A national juried photography competition & exhibition

New York Center For Photographic Art

New York City, NY

https://www.nyc4pa.com/

September thru October 2020

Juror Michael Itkoff

*Received Jurors Selection Award*

Still LIfe

A national juried photography competition & exhibition

SXSE Center for Photography Gallery

Molena, GA

September 15 to October 31/2020

www.sxsegallery.com

Curated by Nancy McCrary

Texas Photographic Society

33rd Members Only

An annual juried photography competition & exhibition

The Center for Contemporary Arts Gallery

Abilene, TX

https://www.texasphoto.org/

September 17 to November 14/2020

Juror Bill Wright

Making Strange

A national juried photography competition & exhibition

The Praxis Gallery And Photo Arts Center Gallery

Minneapolis, MN

www.praxisphotocenter.org

September 19 to October 13/2020

Juror Douglas Beasley

Finding Joy

A national juried photography competition & exhibition

Photo Place Gallery

Middlebury, VT

http://photoplacegallery.com/

October 1 to 23 / 2020

Juror Amy Holmes

Light

An international juried photography competition & exhibition

A.Smith Gallery

Johnson City, TX

https://asmithgallery.com/

October 2 to November 15/2020

Juror Richard McCabe

Contemporary Arts National 2020

A national juried multi-media competition & exhibition

Center For Contemporary Arts Gallery

Abilene, TX

https://www.center-arts.com/

October 22 to December 11/2020

Curated by Thomas Motley

Art Through The Lens

A national juried photography competition & exhibition

The Yeiser Art Center Gallery

Paducah, KY

https://theyeiser.org/

October 23 to November 28/2020

Curated by Lauren Chambers

*Juror's Honorable Mention Award*

Abstractions

A national juried multi-media competition & exhibition

Cultural Center of Cape Cod Gallery

South Yarmouth, MA

https://www.cultural-center.org/

October 28 to November 22 / 2020

Director's Choice Selections

Boundless

A national juried multi-media competition & exhibition

Art Fluent Virtual Gallery

Boston, MA

https://www.art-fluent.com/boundless

November to December 2020

Old Myths & New Stories

A national juried multi-media competition & exhibition

Sponsored by The Women's Caucus for Art 

https://nationalwca.org/

Curtis Cultural Arts Center Gallery

https://greenwoodvillage.com/1247/Curtis-Center-for-the-Arts

November 2020 to February 2021

Jurors Chris Stevens and Jennifer Perlow

Love & Loss & Resilience

A national juried photography competition & exhibition

SXSE Center for Photography Gallery

Molena, GA

November 11 to December 31/2020

www.sxsegallery.com

Curated by Molly Roberts

CPA International 2020

An international juried photography competition & exhibition

Center For Photographic Arts 

Carmel, CA

https://photography.org/about-us/

November 14 to December 20/2020

Juror Aline Smithson

Narratives

An international juried photography competition & exhibition

The Praxis Gallery And Photo Arts Center Gallery

Minneapolis, MN

www.praxisphotocenter.org

November 21 to December 14 / 2020

Juror Sandrine Hermand-Grisel

2021 Exhibitions

Emerge

A national juried multi-media competition & exhibition

D'Art Gallery

Denver, CO

https://dartgallery.org/

December 10/2020 to January 10/2021

Director's Cut Exhibition 2021

A national juried photography exhibition

Atlanta Photography Group Virtual Gallery

Atlanta, GA

https://www.atlantaphotographygroup.org/

December 17/2020 thru 2021

Juror Judith Pishnery

Crocker Kingsley National 2021

A national juried multi-media competition & exhibition

Blue Line Arts Gallery 

Roseville, CA

https://www.bluelinearts.org/

January 8 to February 20/2021

Juror Carrie Lederer

*Juror's Honorable Mention Award*

Chair

An international juried photography competition & exhibition

A.Smith Gallery

Johnson City, TX

https://asmithgallery.com/

January 8 to February 21/2021

Juror Kevin Tully

iMotif

A national juried photography competition & exhibition

Sohn Fine Art Gallery

Lenox, MA

https://www.sohnfineart.com/

January 15 to April 12/2021

Curated by Cassandra Sohn

Digital Directions 2021

A national juried photography competition & exhibition

Maryland Federation Of Art / Circle Gallery

Annapolis, MD

https://mdfedart.com/

February 3 to March 6/2021

Juror Marta Finkelstein

Life

An international juried photography competition & exhibition

A.Smith Gallery

Johnson City, TX

https://asmithgallery.com/

February 26 to April 11/2021

Juror Alyssa Coppleman

Phonography

7th Annual International Juried competition & exhibition

Plymouth Center for the Arts

Plymouth, MA

https://plymouthguild.org/

March 3 to April 24 / 2021

Choice

A national invitational photography competition & exhibition

by The Atlanta Photography Group

https://www.atlantaphotographygroup.org/

exhibition hosted by Indie Studios

https://www.indiebecomesyou.com/

Atlanta, GA

March 6 to April 20/2021

Curatored by Judith Pishnery & Beth Lilly

Real Art / Spring 2021

A national juried multi-media competition & exhibition

RealART Gallery

Agoura Hills, CA

https://whatisrealart.com/

March 6 to April 30/2021

Juror Sylvia White

Into The Woods

An international juried multi-media competition & exhibition

Cultural Center of Cape Cod 

South Yarmouth, MA

https://www.cultural-center.org/

March 31 to April 25/2021

Curated by Amy Neill

Fauna

A national juried photography competition & exhibition

Southeast Center For Photography

https://www.sec4p.com/

Greenville, SC 

April 2 to April 24/2021

Juror Carol Erb

2021 C.P.A. Members Juried Exhibition

A national juried photography competition & exhibition

Center For Photographic Art

Carmel, CA

https://photography.org/

April 10 to May 9/2021

Juror Susan Burnstine

*received the Juror's Merit Award*

A Thousand Words

A national juried multi-media competition & exhibition

Core Art Space Gallery

Lakeview, CO

https://www.coreartspace.com/

April 16 to May 2 / 2021

Juror Richard Chamberlain

Call Of The Wild 

A national juried multi-media competition & exhibition

San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center Gallery

Encino, CA

https://sfvacc.org/

May 1 to May 31/2021

Juried by Gallery Director

Flora

A national juried photography competition & exhibition

Southeast Center For Photography

https://www.sec4p.com/

Greenville, SC 

May 7 to May 29/2021

Juror Wendi Schneider

The Beauty In Madness

An international juried photography competition & exhibition

The Praxis Gallery And Photo Arts Center Gallery

Minneapolis, MN

www.praxisphotocenter.org

May 15 to May 29/2021

Juror Sara Weiss

A New Leaf

A national juried photography competition & exhibition

Rhode Island Center For Photographic Arts Gallery

Providence, RI

https://www.riphotocenter.org/

May 20 to June 11 / 2021

Jurors Elin Spring & Suzanne Révy

Up Close & Personal

an international juried multi-media competition & exhibition

The Art Effect & Trolly Barn Gallery

Poughkeepsie, NY
trolleybarn@feelthearteffect.org

May 28 to July 1/2021

Juror Anna Conlan

The Southern Landscape

A national juried photography competition & exhibition

SXSE Center for Photography Gallery

Molena, GA

May thru July 2021

www.sxsegallery.com

Curated by Nancy McCrary

Womens Work

A national juried competition & exhibition

The Indianapolis Arts Center

Indianapolis, IN

https://www.indplsartcenter.org/

June 18 to August 10/2021

The 2021 National

A national juried photography competition & exhibition 

Society of Arts & Crafts and

The Stonehenge Gallery

Montgomery, AL

 https://www.stonehengeinc.com/921-2/

July 10 to July 29/2021

Juror Sara Kennel

Critics Pick / 27th Juried Members Exhibit

A national juried photography competition & exhibition

The Griffin Museum of Photography / Virtual Gallery

Winchester, MA

https://griffinmuseum.org/

July 15 to August 29/2021

Curated by Paula Tognarelli

Unbound

An international juried photography competition & exhibition

A.Smith Gallery

Johnson City, TX

https://asmithgallery.com/

July 23 to September 5/2021

Juror Crista Dix

 

Relative: Seeing Ourselves /Seeing Others

A national juried photography competition & exhibition

SXSE Center for Photography Gallery

Molena, GA

August 1 to September 30/2021

www.sxsegallery.com

Juror Molly Roberts