Author Archives: Chris

Photographic Mixed Media Artist

Everything is a Miracle


There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
― Albert Einstein

Mile Marker 206, 35″x 51″


 

Quiet Joy


There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.” –Ralph H. Blum

Mile Marker, 461, 22″x 34″


 

Light Within


When you possess light within, you see it externally.” – Anaïs Nin

Mile Marker 511, 23″x 34″


 

Crossing the Sea


“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” — Rabindranath Tagore

All is Calm


 

Nowhere To Go But Everywhere


“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.”
–Jack Kerouac

Mile Marker 469, 35″x51″


 

New Artwork!

Here in the studio, things have cranked into high speed as we prepare for our first show of the season, the Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival in Fort Worth, Texas. There is always much to do before departing, but the first one of the year always seems extra busy as we are a little rusty on travel after spending the winter in the studio. But in addition to being out of practice, the to-do list is in fact longer for the first one. Besides creating the artwork, we have to check to make sure everything that it takes to build a mobile gallery is in place – things like business cards, sales receipts, rain gear AND documenting and adding all the new work to the website.

I get to cross a big one off my list as all the new Mile Marker pieces for the next couple of shows have been photographed and added to the website galleries! I invite you to take a look and let us know if you would like us to put your name on one of them. We are happy to bring them to you at a scheduled show or ship them right to you doorstep.

Here is a small sampling:

(the rest of the new pieces can be found here.)

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Warm Hearted


“An artist needn’t be a clergyman or a churchwarden, but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men.”  –Vincent Van Gogh

Mile Marker 572, 22″x34″


 

Ghost Notes Interview

An interview with Sager | Braudis Gallery‘s Director Hannah Reeves about my new series Ghost Notes that debuted in her gallery last fall was published on the gallery’s website. Thanks Hannah for your insightful questions. I treasure my long standing partnership with the gallery!

Right now I’m adding new pieces to the series and will be exhibiting them next month at the Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival or you can contact Hannah at the Sauger Braudis Gallery to view their remaining pieces.

“Ghost Notes”, photograph on waxed washi paper, straight pins, photograph on rag paper

 

From the Sager | Braudis Website:

Chris Dahlquist is known for unique and painstaking preparation and presentation of her photographs, adding depth and resonance in each series by printing on specially-prepared surfaces. While at its heart her new work is landscape photography, her capture of temporary, fog- or smoke-obscured scenes, combined with physical translucency and layering of prints, speaks to mystery, stillness, and awe.

Gallery Director Hannah Reeves asks Dahlquist about her medium, method, and concept, and how viewers can approach and understand the new series currently on exhibit.

 

Reeves: How do you describe your medium? To list it as photography feels overly simple, given your unique process and combination of materials. Continue reading »

Act of Total Attention


“Beauty appears when one feels deeply. Art is an act of total attention.” –Dorothea Lange

Mile Marker 563, 16″x22″


 

Artist as Entrepreneur

Make Art Your Living

Some of you may know that I am passionate about helping artists learn the business skills they need to have sustainable art practices. It comes from a fundamental Continue reading »