Donna Headrick Moore is a photographer and educator from Blaine, Tennessee.  She works with pinhole cameras and uses historic/alternative photographic processes.  She is currently the co-director of A1LabArts, a cooperative art space, in Knoxville, Tennessee, where she curates exhibits and teaches workshops in pinhole, experimental photography and historic printing processes. 

Donna was born in South Dakota but lived in many places around the United States as her father served in the U.S.Navy. She returned to South Dakota after high school and graduated from Augustana College in Sioux Falls where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree.  After moving to Tennessee, she was both a classroom and art teacher at Oliver School, Laurel School, Preschool Cooperative of Knoxville and Thackston School in Knoxville, Tennessee.  She has taught art and photography workshops The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee; The Rose Center, Morristown, Tennessee;  Kingswood School, Bean Station, Tennessee; and The Knoxville Museum of Art, Bennett Gallery, The University of Tennessee, The Center for Creative Minds and A1Labarts in Knoxville, Tennessee. She also has hosted community events for Worldwide Pinhole Photograhpy Day since 2006 in South Dakota and Tennessee.

Her work has been exhibited in galleries across the United States and in Goa, India.

 

Awards

"The Witching Hour: Imagery from Darkness." Photosynthesis, Manchester, CT.  "Honorable Mention,"  October-November, 2016

Open Show 2016: A juried Mixed media Exhibition from Regional Artists", Oak Ridge Art Center, Oak Ridge, TN, juror Kim Winkle, Executive Director, Appalachian Center for Craft, Tennessee Tech, Smithville, TN, September 17 - November 5, 2016,  "The Dot Hightower Memorial Award: for Excellence in Any Media Depicting a Strong Sense of the Individual."

"Art Intersection" A1Labarts, Emory Place Block Party, Knoxville, TN," Third Place." August, 2016.

"Lumen" A. Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX,   'Visitors Award." 2016.

“Open Show 2014”, Oak Ridge Art Center, Oak Ridge, TN, “Two-Dimensional Award of Merit”

“Through the Lens 4: New Directions in Print Photography 2013”, Oak Ridge Art Center, Oak Ridge TN, “Gestalt” Award.

 “Emerging”: Open Show 2012, Oak Ridge, TN, "The Bill Weaton Award".

“Through the Lens: New Directions in Print Photography”, Oak Ridge Art Center, Oak Ridge, TN 2010, “Honorable Mention”

“The Hole New World”, Goa Center for Alternative Photography, Goa, India, "Third Place". 2010.

Solo Exhibitions

“Night Blooming Cereus”, South Knoxville Library, Knoxville, TN, October, 2015.

“Experimental Photography”, Thrive, Bloomington, IN, April-June 2012

“The Night Blooming Cereus: Scanograms”, Union Avenue Books, Knoxville, TN, February 2012.

“Obscure Passages”, Java Coffeehouse, Knoxville, TN, November 2010.

Selected Group Exhibitions

"Shootapalooza: Cyanotype Chandelier",  Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ, Curated by Mariana Bartholomeo and Shari Rhode Tennent, February - March, 2017.

"Forgotten Memories 2: Lost and Found Photos", Curated by Sara Blair McNally and Donna Headrick Moore, The Center for Creative Minds, Knoxville, TN, September, 2015.

"World Cyanotype Day", Lenscratch, Aline Smithson, September 9, 2015

"Women's Work: Transitions", Oak Ridge Art Center, Oak Ridge TN, January -March 2015.

"Forgotten Memories: An Installation of Found Photos", Curated by Sara Blair McNally and Donna Headrick Moore, The Center for Creative Minds, Knoxville, TN, September, 2014

"The Muse Among Us: Elaine Barnes, Ruth Kohl, Elaine Barnes, Annamaria Gundlach and Donna Headrick Moore, The Emporium Balcony, Knoxville, TN, May 2012.

"At the Alter", 8 Shooters Gallery, Knoxville, TN, November, 2010

"Re-Mix" Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN, March 2009.

A1@ The Unitarian Universalist Church Gallery, Knoxville, TN, September, 2009.

Juried Group Exhibitions

2017

"Aviary", The Griffin Museum@ Lafayette City Center Passageway, Boston, MA, Juror, Paula Tognarelli,  March-July, 2017.

"The Visual Armistice": 2017 Annual juried Show. Plates to Pixels, Portland, OR, March, 2017. Curator, Blue Mitchell.

"What is Nature", The Tilt Gallery, 7077 East Main Street #14 Scottsdale, AZ. February 2 - February 25, 2017. Juror, Mariana Bartolomeo.

2016

"The Witching Hour: Imagery from Darkness", Photosynthesis, Manchester, CT, Juror, S Gayle Stevens, October 15 - November 12, 2016.

"Blue 2" A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX, Juror, Melanie Walker, September 16 - November 5, 2016.

Open Show 2016: A juried Mixed media Exhibition from Regional Artists", Oak Ridge Art Center, Oak Ridge, TN, juror, Kim Winkle, Executive Director, Appalachian Center for Craft, Tennessee Tech, Smithville, TN, September 17- November 5. 2016.

"Intersection" A1LabArts, Emory Place Block Party, Knoxville, TN, August, 2016. Juror Clark Gillespie, Assistant Curator, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN, August ,20 ,2016.

"Through the Lens 5: New Directions in Print Photography" May to June 2016. Oak Ridge Art Center, Oak Ridge, TN.

"Lumen", Juror, Vicky Richardson Reed, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX, March-May 2016.

“The Hand Magazine: A Magazine for Reproduction Based Art”, Issue 11, January 2016. Jurors, Adam Finkelston and James Meara, Editors.

2015

“Open Show 2015: A Juried Mixed Media Exhibition from Regional Artists”, Oak Ridge Art Center, Oak Ridge, TN, Juror, Andrew Glasglow, former Executive Director of the American Craft Council New York, NY, Assistant Director, Blue Spiral One, Asheville, NC. September - November 2015.

Arts in the Airport: 2015, McGhee- Tyson Airport, Knoxville, TN. Juror, Dottie Habel, Professor of Art History, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. April to September 2015.

2014

“Aura”, Juror, Michelle Rogers Pritzl, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR, October 2014.

"The Hand Magazine: A Magazine for Reproduction Based Art”, Issue 6, October, 2014. Jurors,  Adam Finkelston and James Meara.

“Forgotten” Juror, Blue Mitchell, A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX, September 2014.

“Open Show 2014: A Juried Mixed Media Exhibition from Regional Artists”, Joseph Mella, Juror, Director of The Museum of Fine Art, Vanderbuilt University, Nashville, TN, Oak Ridge Art Center, Oak Ridge, TN,  September – November 2014.

"Lumen Eyes" , Juror, Blue Mitchell, Plates to Pixeles, Portland, OR, May 2014.

“Visual Narrative”, Juror, Susan Burnstine, MPLS Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN, March 2014.

“The Alternative Approach”, Juror, Christopher James, The Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, VA, February, 2014

2013

Through the Lens 4: New Directions in Print Photography, Oak Ridge Art Center, Oak Ridge, TN, April, 2013.

2012

“Open Show 2012: A Juried Mixed Media Exhibition from Regional Artists”, Juror, Richard Mills, Auburn University, Oak Ridge Art Center, Oak Ridge, TN. September - November, 2012.

“Illusion and Chemistry: The Alternative Process”, Juror, Christopher James, Professor and Director of Photography at The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University,  Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, VA, January, 2012.

2011

"Through the Lens: New Directions in Print Photography”, Oak Ridge Art Center, Oak Ridge TN, March, 2011.

“Plates to Pixels: 4th Annual Juried Competition: Self Image”, Juror, Jennifer Schwarts, Portland, OR, January, 2011.

“Open Show 2011: A Juried Mixed Media Exhibition from Regional Artists”, Juror, Joseph Mella , Vanderbilt University, Oak Ridge Art Center, Oak Ridge, TN. September, 2011.

2010

“Alternatives: Uncommon and Unconventional Processes”, Curator, Keith Taylor, MPLS Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN, November, 2010.

“Open Show 2010: A Juried Mixed Media Exhibition from Regional Artists”, Juror, Victoria Boone, Belmont University, Oak Ridge Art Center, Oak Ridge TN, September – November2010.

Alternative Photography.Com, Calendar Competition 2010, Juror, Malin Fabin.

“Self-Searching: The Art of Self -Portraiture”, Juror, Aline Smithson, Vermont Photo Workplace, Middlebury, VT, September, 2010.

“The Hole New World” Perspective: GOA International Pinhole Photography Contest, Goa, India, April, 2010.

“The Lensless Image,” Juror, Brie Castell, Castell Photo Gallery, Asheville, NC, April 2010.

2009

Open Show 2009: A Juried Mixed media Exhibition by Regional Artists, Juror, Richard Mills, Head of the Art Department, Auburn University, Montgomery, AL, September – November, 2009.

“Onward 2009”: Project Basho Juried Exhibition, Juror, Peter Barberie, Photographer Curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania, January, 2009.

11th Annual International Krappy Kamera Competition: SoHo Photo, NYC, Juror, Brian Paul Clamp, March 2009.

Photo Alternative: The Past as Future”, Juror, Kurt Godhe, The Berea Arts Council, Berea, KY, September, 2009.

“A1LabArts: Juried Open Show”, Fireproof Storage Building, Knoxville, TN, November 2009.

"Light Leaks: Issue 15: Pinhole”, Juror, Brian Krummel, Guest Photo Editor, 2009.

2008

 “Plates to Pixels: Second International Juried Exhibition, Portland, OR, Juror, Christina Z. Anderson, Professor of Photography, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, November, 2008.

2007

“Plates to Pixels: First International Juried Exhibition, Portland, Oregon, Juror, Libby Rowe, Professor of Photography, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, September, 2007

“Open Show 2007” A Juried Mixed Media Exhibition from Regional Artists, Juror, Richard Mills,  Auburn University, Oak Ridge Art Center, Oak Ridge TN.

 

Publications

"The Hand: A magazine for Production Based Art", Issue 14. October 2016. 

"The Hand: A Magazine for Production Based Art", Issue 11, January 2016.

"The Hand: A Magazine for Production Based Art", Issue 6, October 2014

"The Visual Narrative", Exhibition Catalogue, MPLS Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2014

"Illusion and Chemistry: The Alternative Process", Exhibition Catalogue,  MPLS Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2012

"Self-Searching: The Art of Self-Portraiture", Exhibition Catalogue, Vermont Photo Workplace, 2010

"The Hole New World: Goa International Pinhole Photography", Exhibition Catalogue, Goa, India, 2010

"Alternatives: Uncommon and Unconventional Processes", Exhibition Catalogue,  MPLS Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2010

"2010 Calendar", Alternative Photography.Com

"Krappy Kamera XI",  Exhibition Catalogue,  SoHo Photo, New York, NY, 2009

"Diffusion: Unconventional Photography",  Portland, OR, 2009

"Light Leaks: Low Fidelity Photography: Pinhole" Issue 15. 2009