D.Dangott is recognized as an emerging American photographic and mixed media artist. She has exhibited her work extensively across the US in group and solo exhibitions. The imaginative and sometimes haunting images she creates explore many different themes. The works range from realistic to the surreal, often blurring the line between fact and fiction. Her award-winning imagery weaves together elements of our tangible external physical environment with our less tangible but equally relevant internal psychological realm. She has developed a unique style which combines her experience as a biological illustrator, graphic designer, and of course, as a photographer. Many of her works involve multi-layered imagery, both in the actual content and the emotional references they evoke. Currently based in Texas, she previously lived in Massachusetts and Tennessee, and travels the country and abroad every chance she gets. She received her BFA in Photography from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN in 1988. Her works reside in many private, public and corporate collections, and have appeared in a broad range of virtual and print publications over the years.” 

 

All of the work in these galleries exist in limited edition fine art print series. Each print is expertly printed with the finest archival pigment inks on Hahnemühle fine art papers, and is signed and numbered by the artist. If you are interested in making a purchase for your own collection or as a gift, please use the contact form to begin that conversation with her. Work in these galleries changes over time. All of her series are ongoing, evolving projects. Not all of them are represented here at any given time. If you are interested in work you have seen here or elsewhere, like at a gallery or other exhibition space, but that is no longer on view here on the website, please contact the artist. Prints may still be available even if the work isn't currently represented on this site. Likewise, if you would like to discuss special commissions, collaborative projects or other exhibition opportunities with her, the pertinent contact information is also found on the contact form on this site.  

Hidden In Plain View  "While I generally prefer that viewers seek their own meaning in my work, I also acknowledge an individual’s need to understand my personal concept for a series. The images in the 'Hidden In Plain View' series are based on highly personal subject matter. Therefore, it is more difficult for me to discuss than most others. However, once I made the commitment to create and share this body of work I knew that discussions would surely follow. The work is not intended to be a self-portrait, but it is somewhat self-revelatory. Although the images have a haunting beauty, there certainly is a dark underlying story among them, which was the impetus for developing this work. Sadly, it is a story that many others may know from their own life experiences. To say it as concisely as I am able, this series is my attempt to put into a visual context some intimate personal history marred by childhood physical and sexual abuse—years of it—that affected my entire nuclear family. And—the residual and recurrent psychological trauma of feeling isolated, vulnerable and damaged that lingers throughout a victim’s lifetime. The life-long emotional scars are not always easily observed by others, but are ever present. At the same time, it references the power of our human connection with nature, which can help to protect us and heal us, if we allow it to do so. It certainly has been quite pivotal in my own life story—and in much of my art. I have used human sculptural forms in this work rather than self-portraiture to represent the many different victims of abuse and trauma that walk among us. Although I initially had a considerable amount of anxiety about putting this work and this very personal story out into the world, it has been so warmly embraced and respected that I know without a doubt it is time for it to be shared at last. This is an extensive, ongoing series, which began as an off-shoot from the series titled 'In The Garden'. Various works from both series have been exhibited extensively over the past two years. A special edition of  fourteen images from the 'Hidden In Plain View' series will be featured in a solo exhibition in June 2022 at The Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA.

 

Animalier: Wild and Wise Creatures "This group of work is from another evolving series titled 'Animalier: Portraits Of Wild And Wise Creatures'. The concept for this series grew out of my commitment to conservation and climate issues. My work frequently focuses upon the landscape and the natural world. At times I do intentionally incorporate evidence of a human presence in that work, but this is the first series in which I have focused upon animals as the primary subject. My approach in this work incorporated some historic concepts of 17th century animal portraiture with my own contemporary photographic aesthetic. I like to imagine the wild creatures in this series are holding all of us humans to account for our desecrations of the planet that we all share. Although humans are considered the most intelligent species on the planet--one has to wonder when peering into the eyes of another animal--are we really? There is one image in this gallery depicting a man being rescued by a wild creature. I will be adding more of these types of images over time. Many of these works have also been exhibited extensively in galleries across the US and reside in many private collections." 

Ongoing Projects "I have a vigorous creative practice and often have several projects 'in the works' simultaneously. One project often leads to another. I prefer to leave a series as an ongoing project because they do evolve over time, and that interests me quite a lot. It seems to also interest others who have come to know my work. Since my return to a public photographic art career in 2020 I have explored many different themes and concepts, some of which overlap one into the other. Although I do not feel bound to working in only one style or process. I enjoy exploring and experimenting. And I have many interests that can and do inform my work. At the same time, I am open to influences that come through the environmental, cultural, social and political aspects of life. And, I am certainly influenced by history and literature, as well as, my own personal history, dreams and fragments of memories. Although I do not consciously aim to produce work in a particular style, I am told that my works are easily recognizable, regardless of the subject matter, and that for those who view the range of my work over time they have a distinctive aesthetic. In this gallery I share some work from a range of ongoing projects. The natural world and our human connection to it runs deeply throughout my life and is reflected in much of my work."
 

2022 EXHIBITIONS 


Narrative /Figments or Fragments
A national juried photography competition & exhibition
Praxis Photographic Arts Center and Gallery in Minneapolis, MN
January 15 to 29/2022
Juror Emma Powell
Honorable Mention Award

Evolving
A national juried multi-media competition & exhibition
NEXT Gallery in Lakewood, CO
January 28 to February 13/2022
Curated by Terra Marks and Christy L. Seving

Choice 2022
A national invitational group exhibition 
The Atlanta Photography Group 
APG Gallery at Ansley Mall in Atlanta, GA
February 7 to March 12/2022
Curated by Paula Tognarelli

Natural Habitats
A national juried multi-media competition & exhibition
Cabrillo Gallery of Cabrillo College in Aptos, CA
January 24 to February 25/2022
Curated by Donna Seager and Suzanne Gray

 

The Lighter Side
A national juried photography competition & exhibition
Woody Gaddis Gallery/Central Oklahoma University in Edmond, OK
January 31 to March 3/2022
Jurors Jesse L. Miller, Mark Zimmerman and Angela Cejda Mackey

Winter 2022 / The Curated Fridge
A National Juried Photography competition & exhibition
The Curated Fridge Gallery & Virtual Space
January to March 2022
Curated by Julie Grahame

Figures
A national juried multi-media competition & exhibition
Art Fluent Gallery & Virtual Space in Boston, MA
February 2022
Curated by Amy Matteson Neill

Forgotten

A national juried photography competition & exhibition

A. Smith Gallery in Johnson City, TX

March 18 to June 13/2022

Juried by Dawn Surratt and Sal Taylor Kydd

Director's Award and inclusion in the limited edition book 'The 27'

Color Theory

A national juried photography competition & exhibition

The Griffin Museum of Photography

at Lafayette City Center Passageway in Boston, MA

March 18 to June 13/ 2022

Curated by Crista Dix

Female Sight

A national juried photography competition & exhibition

Praxis Photographic Arts Center and Gallery in Minneapolis, MN

March 19 to April 22/2022

Curated by Emily Carey

The Alleghany National

A national juried photography competition & exhibition

The Alleghany Arts Council Galleries in Cumberland, MD

April 2 to April 23/2022

Juried by David Oresick

The Center for Photographic Art--MJE 2022

A national juried photography competition & exhibition

The Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA

April 9 to May 8/2022

Juried by Crista Dix

Contemporary Photography--RICPA 8th International

An international juried photography competition & exhibition

Rhode Island Center for Photographic Art in Providence, RI

April 21 to April 28/2022

Juried by Jessica Roscio

Dreams and Imaginings

A national juried photography competition & exhibition

Photoplace Gallery in Middlebury, VT

April 28 to May 21/2022

Curated by Susan Burnstine

Big Show / Small Works

A national juried photography competition & exhibition

SXSE Center for Photography Gallery in Molena, GA

April thru May 2022

Curated by Nancy McCrary

Storyteller

A national juried photography competition & exhibition

DeCode Gallery in Tucson, AZ

April 9 to May 10/2022

Curated by Holly Hart

Hidden In Plain View

A Solo Exhibition

The Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA

June 9 thru July 3/2022

Curated by Paula Tognarelli and Crista Dix

Story

A national juried photography competition & exhibition

A. Smith Gallery in Johnson City, TX

September 2 thru October 12/2022

Juried by Kevin Tully

Water 

An international juried photography competition & exhibition

Photo Place Gallery in Middlebury, VT

September 28 to October 21/2022

Juror Ann Jastrab

Center for Photographic Arts / International Juried Exhibition 2022

An international juried photography competition & exhibition

Center for Photographic Arts Gallery in Carmel, CA

November 19 to December 29/2022

Juror Paul Kopeikin

Poetry Of The Ordinary 

An international juried photography competition & exhibition

Photo Place Gallery in Middlebury, VT

November 30 to December 22/2022

Juror Henry Horenstein

Honorable Mention Award

Botanical

A national juried photography competition & exhibition

A. Smith Gallery in Johnson City, TX

November 25/2022 to January 5/2023

Juried by Wendi Schneider

Image selected for inclusion in the limited edition book of '27' 

2021 EXHIBITIONS

Emerge
A national juried multi-media competition & exhibition
D'Art Gallery in Denver, CO
December 10/2020 to January 10/2021

Director's Cut Exhibition 2021
A national invitational photography exhibition
Atlanta Photography Group Virtual Gallery in Atlanta, GA
December 17/2020 thru 2021
Juror Judith Pishnery

Crocker Kingsley National 2021
A national juried multi-media competition & exhibition
Blue Line Arts Gallery in Roseville, CA
January 8 to February 20/2021
Juror Carrie Lederer
Received the Honorable Mention Award


Chair
An international juried photography competition & exhibition
A.Smith Gallery in Johnson City, TX
January 8 to February 21/2021
Juror Kevin Tully


iMotif
A national juried photography competition & exhibition
Sohn Fine Art Gallery in Lenox, MA
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 in Annapolis, MD
February 3 to March 6/2021
Juror Marta Finkelstein

Life
An international juried photography competition & exhibition
A.Smith Gallery in Johnson City, TX
February 26 to April 11/2021
Juror Alyssa Coppleman


Phonography
7th Annual International Juried competition & exhibition
Plymouth Center for the Arts in Plymouth, MA
March 3 to April 24 / 2021
Curated by The Gallery Directors


Choice 2021
A national invitational photography competition & exhibition
The Atlanta Photography Group in Atlanta, GA
exhibition hosted by Indie Studios in 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 in Agoura Hills, CA
March 6 to April 30/2021
Juror Sylvia White

Into The Woods
An international juried multi-media competition & exhibition
Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth, MA
March 31 to April 25/2021
Curated by Amy Neill


Fauna
A national juried photography competition & exhibition
Southeast Center For Photography in Greenville, SC
April 2 to April 24/2021
Juror Carol Erb

2021 Center for Photographic Arts Members Juried Exhibition
A national juried photography competition & exhibition
Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA
April 10 to May 9/2021
Juror Susan Burnstine
Received the Jurors Merit Award

A Thousand Words
A national juried multi-media competition & exhibition
Core Art Space Gallery in Lakeview, CO
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 in Encino, CA
May 1 to May 31/2021
Juried by Gallery Director

Flora
A national juried photography competition & exhibition
Southeast Center for Photography in Greenville, SC
May 7 to May 29/2021
Juror Wendi Schneider

The Beauty In Madness
An international juried photography competition & exhibition
Praxis Photographic Arts Center and Gallery in Minneapolis, MN
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 in in Providence, RI
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 in Poughkeepsie, NY
May 28 to July 1/2021
Juror Anna Conlan


The Southern Landscape
A national juried photography competition & exhibition
SXSE Center for Photography Gallery in Molena, GA
May thru July 2021
Curated by Nancy McCrary

Womens Work
A national juried competition & exhibition
The Indianapolis Arts Center in Indianapolis, IN
June 18 to August 10/2021
Curated by The Gallery Directors

The 2021 National
A national juried photography competition & exhibition 
Society of Arts & Crafts and Stonehenge Gallery in Montgomery, AL
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 in Winchester, MA
July 15 to August 29/2021
Curated by Paula Tognarelli
Awarded solo exhibition for June 2022

Unbound
An international juried photography competition & exhibition
A.Smith Gallery in Johnson City, TX
July 23 to September 5/2021
Juror Crista Dix
Received the Jurors Honorable Mention Award

Relative: Seeing Ourselves / Seeing Others
A national juried photography competition & exhibition
SXSE Center for Photography Gallery in Molena, GA
August 1 to September 30/2021
Juror Molly Roberts

Texas Photographic Society / Members Only 34
A national juried photography competition & exhibition
Amarillo Museum of Art in Amarillo, TX 

August 14 to October 10/2021   

--and also-- 
Artworks Gallery in Austin, TX 

October 16 to November 27/2021
Jurors Jill Skupin Burhholder and Dan Burkholder

The Shape Of Things
An international juried competition & exhibition
Praxis Photographic Arts Center and Gallery in Minneapolis, MN
September 18 to October 2/2021
Jurors The Praxis Gallery Directors

Water
An international juried photography competition & exhibition
A.Smith Gallery in Johnson City, TX
September 10 to October 30/2021
Juror Doug Beasley

PROJECT(ions) 2021
A national invitational outdoor exhibition and concert event 
The Griffin Museum Of Photography in Winchester, MA
September 12/2021
Curated by Paula Tognarelli

Contemporary Arts National 2021
A national juried multi-media competition & exhibition
Center for Contemporary Arts in Abilene, TX
September 30 to November 27/2021
Juror Liz Trosper

Weather 
An international juried photography competition & exhibition
Photo Place Gallery in Middlebury, VT
October 22 to November 19/2021
Juror Alyssa Coppelman


Center for Photographic Arts / International Exhibition 2021
An international juried photography competition & exhibition
Center for Photographic Arts Gallery in Carmel, CA
November 20 to December 30/2021
Jurors Debra Klomp & Darren Ching
Received the Jurors Honorable Mention Award

Flora & Fauna
An international juried photography competition & exhibition
SXSE Center for Photography Gallery in Molena, GA
December 1/2021 to January 31/2022
Juror Nancy McCrary

Winter Solstice
An invitational group photography exhibition
The Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA
December 9/2021 to January 2/2022
Curated by Paula Tognarelli

2020 EXHIBITIONS

Trees  
An international juried photography competition & exhibition
Photo Place Gallery in Middlebury, VT
April 2 to April 25 / 2020
Juror Wendi Schneider
 
Allegany National 2020 
A national juried photography competition & exhibition
The Allegany Arts Council in 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 in Johnson City, TX
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 in Loveladies, NJ
June 26 to July 27/2020
Juror Sarah Suzuki

Photo National 2020  
A national juried photography competition & exhibition
Dallas Metro Arts Contemporary Gallery in Plano, TX
July 1 to July 25/2020
Juror Byrd Williams IV

Water: Element of Change  
An international juried photography competition & exhibition
Photo Place Gallery in Middlebury, VT
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  competition & solo or joint exhibition award
A.Smith Gallery in Johnson City, TX
July 10 to August 2/2020
Jurors Amanda Smith & Kevin Tully

Archway 12th Annual National
A national juried multi-media competition & exhibition
Archway Gallery in Houston, TX
July 5 to 30/2020
Juror Wayne Gilbert

The 2020 National
A national juried photography competition & exhibition 
Society of Arts & Crafts and Stonehenge Gallery in Montgomery, AL
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 in Plymouth, MA
July 15 to August 31/2020
Juror Tony Andrade

The Shadow Aspect
An international juried photography competition & exhibition
Praxis Photographic Arts Center and Gallery in Minneapolis, MN
July 25 to August 17 / 2020
Directors Choice Selections

Spanish Peaks Arts Council 2020 National Photo
A national juried photography competition & exhibition
SPACe Gallery in La Veta, CO
July 28 to August 29/2020
Directors Choice Selections

SCA: 52 International Open
An international juried multi-media competition & exhibition
Society Of Canadian Artists / Papermill Gallery in Toronto, Canada
August 1 to October 31/2020
Directors Choice Selections

Western National
An international juried multi-media competition & exhibition
Dallas Metro Arts Contemporary Gallery in Plano, TX
August 4 to Aug 29 / 2020
Juror Ann Zembala

American Landscapes
A national juried multi-media competition & exhibition
Maryland Federation Of Art / Circle Gallery in Annapolis, MD
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 in South Yarmouth, MA
From August to October 2020
Juror Gallery Director

Muse
An international juried multi-media competition & exhibition
Art Fluent Gallery & Virtual Space in Boston, MA
August thru September 2020
Juror Jackie Reeves

2020 National Fine Art Show
A national juried multi-media competition & exhibition
The Lincoln Gallery in Loveland, CO
September 4 to October 2/2020
Juror Suzanne Farris


Street Photography
A national juried photography competition & exhibition
New York Center for Photographic Art in New York City, NY
September thru October 2020
Juror Michael Itkoff
Received the Jurors Selection Award

Still LIfe
A national juried photography competition & exhibition
SXSE Center for Photography Gallery in Molena, GA
September 15 to October 31/2020
Curated by Nancy McCrary

Texas Photographic Society / 33rd Members Only Exhibition
An annual juried photography competition & exhibition
The Center for Contemporary Arts Gallery in Abilene, TX
September 17 to November 14/2020
Juror Bill Wright

Making Strange
A national juried photography competition & exhibition
Praxis Photographic Arts Center and Gallery in Minneapolis, MN
September 19 to October 13/2020
Juror Douglas Beasley

Finding Joy
A national juried photography competition & exhibition
Photo Place Gallery in Middlebury, VT
October 1 to 23 / 2020
Juror Amy Holmes

Light
An international juried photography competition & exhibition
A.Smith Gallery in Johnson City, TX
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 in Abilene, TX
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 in Paducah, KY
October 23 to November 28/2020
Curated by Lauren Chambers
Received the Jurors Honorable Mention Award

Abstractions
A national juried multi-media competition & exhibition
Cultural Center of Cape Cod Gallery in South Yarmouth, MA
October 28 to November 22 / 2020
Director's Choice Selections

Boundless
A national juried multi-media competition & exhibition
Art Fluent Gallery & Virtual Space in Boston, MA
November to December 2020
Curated by The Gallery Director

Old Myths & New Stories
A national juried multi-media competition & exhibition
Sponsored by The Women's Caucus for Art 
Curtis Cultural Arts Center Gallery in Curtis, CO
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 in Molena, GA
November 11 to December 31/2020
Curated by Molly Roberts

Center for Photographic Arts / International 2020
An international juried photography competition & exhibition
Center for Photographic Arts Gallery in Carmel, CA
November 14 to December 20/2020
Juror Aline Smithson

Narratives
An international juried photography competition & exhibition
Praxis Photographic Arts Center and Gallery in Minneapolis, MN
November 21 to December 14 / 2020
Juror Sandrine Hermand-Grisel