News and Reviews
March 28, 2013. Preview: Food Art at Next Week's Affordable Art Fair in NYC
Food has inspired artists for centuries. And lately, as food as become a hot topic on TV and in pop culture in general, it also seems to be more prevalent in the art world. So it should come as no surprise to find plenty of gastronomically inclined pieces on offer at next week's Affordable Art Fair. From photographs of mushrooms resembling tangled clumps of human bodies to colorful triptychs of ingredient pairings, the fair features art that will help you replace that college-era poster still hanging on your kitchen wall. click here.
July 26, 2012. Snap, crackle, pop: Article by Serafin LaRiviere published in Extra
Serafin writes: "Sometimes it seems that anyone can call themselves a photographer these days, armed with digital cameras, high resolution printers and some basic Photoshop ability. But skills like composition, lighting and perspective can't be replicated by computer software and still serve to set the trained artist aside from the dabbling hobbyist." Read more click here.
November 18, 2011. Interview Testimonial with an Alycia Kaback's Women's Summit Attendee
When did you start doing photography? "Photography has been a part of my life for over 30 years and it was a hobby that I initially had. In 1999, I started looking at it as an art form and started developing it into a second career and 5 years later took the plunge to make..."
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May 2011. One of Top 10 Exhibits
For the 2011 Contact Photography Festival, my exhibition 'Minus Color' was recognized by the Festival Director, Darcy Killeen, as one of the Top 10 Exhibits. Darcy's Top 10 are:
- Suzy Lake: Political Poetics (at UTAC)
- Robert Bourdeau: The Station Point (at Stephen Bulger Gallery)
- Dynamic Landscape (at MOCCA)
- Louie Palu: The Fighting Season (Kinsman Robinson Galleries)
- Alain Paiement: over here over there (at Brookfield Place)
- Geoffrey Pugen: Long Divisions (Angell Gallery)
- Lynn Cohen: Untitled Work (Olga Korper)
- Dale M. Reid: Minus Color (at Delight Chocolate)
- Kirsten White: I Will Follow (at MADE)
- Javier Lovera: Trompo (at Arepa Cafe)
March 21, 2011. Artwork has been reviewed on NY Metro art scene blog.
"We entered through the Artists Project and talked at length with a few artists that caught my eye. The first being Dale M.Reid from Toronto. It was her dancing pears in the rain and her florals that enthralled me. The stark black and white imagery suits my liking." Click here to read more.
January 8, 2011. Phenomenal Photographer Enters the Framework of Stanford Who’s Who
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January 24, 2010
I am pleased to announce that at the 5th Annual Black and White Spider Awards, I was honored as a nominee for the category Still Life | Professional for my Pear Affair #2 image. This was a first time submission. While the image did not make it to the winners section, but to see my work included amongst top international photographers is one of the highlights of my photography career. To view the Still Life \ Professional nominees please click here.
Click here to see the Black and White Spider Award certificate.
Black and White Spider Awards is the leading international award honouring excellence in black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in black and white photography.
Thousands of images are submitted each year with only a few hundred images making it to the Nominee status by consensus of the Jury. The Nominee shortlist consist of images that have received the highest percentage of votes overall and is the shortlist from which the winners are decided. The nominated photographers were selected by a who's who Jury Panel from the international photography community, including Tate Gallery (London), Sotheby's (London), Magnum Photos, The Amory Show, Hamiltons (London), Galerie Baudoin Lebon (Paris), Photo Life Magazine, Fratelli Alinari Photography Museum (Florence), and Sandra Byron Gallery (Sydney).
You can view the 5th Annual Winners Gallery at thespiderawards.com.
examiner.com. December 5 2009
"... returning artist Dale M. Reid spoke about her distinctive black and white photography in an artist demonstration at the Studio... These animated and dynamic compositions of pears, flowers and captured moments in the urban and natural landscape defy the restraints of tone to embrace a full range of values." View the full article and slide show online. Downloadable *.pdf click here.
October 14, 2009
CBC National News story 'A Tale of Three Lives'. I was featured along with two other women that left the corporate world to pursue their passion.
The Toronto Star. March 29 2008
Spring 2008 One of a Kind Show & Sale click here. ( *.pdf format )
What People Are Saying
"Probably wouldn't remember me from the Javits Center, but I will never forget you. You are so lovely and your talent, well there are just not enough words to express. I was so taken by your pears as my husband said your favorite fruit. After inquiring how you came up with the concept, I was even more in awe. Not to mention the roses, well..."
~ IGH, New York
"Dale Reid is a beautiful photographer. I love the way that she is able to dodge light in the darkroom to obtain the purity of the white seen in the cloud of fog floating over the hidden trails. The white tulips on a black background are not only classic they are breathtaking The 2 hugging pairs depict a warm embrace. The light captured upon the boats glimmered in the mist.
Dale is a true Photographer. One that is able to see the beauty that appears in the chemical bath as they wash into focus. The depth that Dale is able to capture is reminiscent of Ansel Adams. Thank you for sharing your gift with me."
~ Artfully Yours, Melissa Ayr
"I am finding your images unforgettable. They have stayed in my consciousness with their beauty, their playfulness, the elegance of your vision."
~ Maida, New York
"I was stunned when I passed your booth at The One of a Kind Show. Stunned by the beauty I saw. You take a simple pear and turn it into something that is truly beautiful. I was captivated and each piece told a story. The poise of each object gave it a character, and attitude and a personality. The object of your vision took on life and with such gave the viewer a story. I was not only inspired to pick up my old 33 mm Canon camera and to get back out there and starting taking pictures of what I saw as beautiful, but to share a piece of me. A picture can move mountains, yours move the world! "
~ Patricia. Oakville, Ontario
"Back in the 1900's I used to attend the One of a Kind Show in Toronto when my daughter was at U of T. It was always a highlight of my trip. I need to tell you that your display that I saw today in Vancouver has remained in my mind. There were two booths that particularly excited me. Yours was one and the other was a fibre art display. It was hard to move on from your display. Some of the images are still with me and I am enjoying looking at your website. What a gift you have. My father was a woodcarver and musician and he encouraged me. I have tried to do the same with my now grownup children. I encourage you Dale and look forward to seeing some more of your work next year."
~ Silv, Yarrow, B.C. (in the Fraser Valley)
"It was great seeing your work. Of all the pictures we saw, yours was the most inspiring both from a composition and technical point-of-view. I wish you much success."
"A pleasure to have the honour of your comments. As an artist you have a vision and passion. My favourite is Liberty Street - View 1 - the lighting you have captured is outstanding."
"Always an adventure seeing your work."
Letters of Interest
Muse 08 Carnivale
Letter of support and thanks. click here. ( *.pdf format )
"As host of Muse 08 Carnivale, our 9th annual silent art auction in support of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, New Leaders of Sunnybrook Foundation owes a great debt of gratitude to community-minded individuals like you for making it possible to leave an impact on healthcare excellence. Your invaluable contribution of your artwork has helped us to make an investment that will improve the quality of life we enjoy in Toronto."
~ Angela Graham. Muse 08 Cabinet. New Leaders of Sunnybrook Foundation