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Donna Fay Allen

Updated 6-3-2008

Donna Fay Allen is a northern California photographer whose work has received a number of awards and honors. It was accepted into the 73rd Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition in 2002; juried into the California Fine Arts Competition in 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 receiving three Awards of Merit and two Awards of Excellence; received a First Place Color Photography award from the Roseville Arts Center in 1999; and juried into the KVIE Art Auction in 2003, 2004 and 2005. She has exhibited her photographs at numerous galleries and museums and has been published in Pinhole Journal and celebrated on an episode of KVIE televisions' "California Chronicles".

The diversity of techniques and materials which can be explored has made photography the medium she chooses for creating fine art images. Black and white silver gelatin prints can be altered and enhanced through toning, tinting and application of color. Polaroid SX-70 manipulations, image and emulsion transfers allow a more intimate relationship between the artist, image and materials. And constructing and using pinhole cameras allows the photographer to be involved in every aspect of image creation.


2000 A.S. Photography Sierra College, Rocklin, CA

1997-98 Photography Study Santa Rosa Junior College, CA

1966-1971 Art Major San Francisco State College, S.F., CA


1998-present Viewpoint Photographic Art Center,

Board of Directors 1998-2004; President 2002-2004.

Professional Experience

Fall 2001 - Spring 2003 Photography Instructor, Sierra College, Rocklin, CA

October 2002 Guest Speaker, Pinhole Photography Folsom High School, Folsom, CA

May 2003 Pinhole Photography Workshop, GATE Program Students Auburn Union School District

April 2004 Guest Speaker, Pinhole Photography Genesis High School, Sacramento, CA

May 2004 Portrait Workshop, GATE Program Students. Auburn Union School District


Creative Vision:Traditional & Digital Methods for Inspiring Innovative Photography,

Jeremy Webb, AVA Publishing SA, Images: "Wings" and "Family Closet". 2005

Pinhole Journal, Contemporary Images 11 Vol.18# 3 Image:"Wake". December 2002

KVIE-TV, PBS Channel 6, Sacramento, CA. Central California Chronicles,

Pinhole Photography feature, December 2002

Selected Exhibit Venues

Arts Council of Placer County, Auburn Art Walk Auburn, CA 2004

California Fine Arts Competition 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Calumet Photographic, San Francisco, CA 2000

Camera Arts Gallery, Sacramento, CA 1999, 2000, 2005

Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, CA 2002

Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA 2002

Darkroom Gallery, Sacramento, CA 1999, 2001

El Camino Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA 1999

Harbor Gallery, Martinez, CA 1979

Hewlett Packard Community Art Exhibit, Roseville, CA 2000

KVIE Art Auction, Sacramento, CA 2003, 2004, 2005

Modesto Junior College 2004

Obiko Gallry, San Francisco, CA 1978

Quay School of Fine Arts, Whanganui, New Zealand 2000

Ridley Gallery, Sierra College Rocklin, CA 1999, 2000, 2002

Rohnert Park Associaton for the Arts, Rohnert Park, CA 1998

Roseville Center for the Arts, Roseville, CA 1999

Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA 1998

Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Santa Rosa, CA 2001

Two Dog Gallery, SRJC, Santa Rosa, CA 1998

Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Sacramento, CA 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Yuba-Sutter Regional Arts Council Yuba City, CA 2002