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Dixie Allen (she/her)

Photographer | Art Curator | Author | Speaker

Artist Statement:

The Art of Photography changes like the light.

Chasing light in all it's ranges

propels my photographic inspiration.

Each moment introduces a refreshing perspective,

taking this photographer

on a never-ending journey of discovery

to capture beauty in the world we share.  

Exploring and working in the arts is a lifelong passion.

Art Curation for Exhibitions, Urban and Rural spaces

collectively challenge and evolve my artistic vision. 

Dixie Allen

Contact Information:     

http://dixieallen.com/

Artist BIO

Dixie Allen enjoys exploring the planet through her love of Photography,

Art, Nature, Travel and Hiking Adventures.

Her photographs reflect the passion for these interests.

Photographic images have appeared in printed magazine publications,

and international exhibitions, in conjunction with in-gallery Exhibitions.  

Global travels have led to a Photographic series on Adventures

in Global Travels and Made by Nature Collages.

The Gardens of Knoxville Pines woven with unique Garden Statuary,

became the inspiration for the 35-mm film images

Photographic Art calendar publication.

Current photographic works are presented on mediums of

Live edge archival paper, Giclee Canvas Print, Acrylic Print,

Collage Photo-Art, 35mm film images and Online digital gallery format.

Author of the books Happy New Millennium (Key-Porter 1999) and Here’s The Plan (Allenworks 2008)

with a first novel in progress. Numerous Radio, Television and Public-speaking appearances. 

Originally from Montreal, presently resides in Ontario.

Professional and Philanthropic:

  • Sotheby’s Institute of Art U.K.    Art Marketing 2023
  • Sotheby’s Institute of Art U.K.   Art Curation 2022
  • Visual Artist Association U.K.   Art Sales 2024
  • Visual Artist Association U.K.   Art Curation and Exhibition Management 2024
  • New York School of Visual Arts Global Curatorial Roundtable 2023-
  • Oxford University, Visual Arts Studies 2010
  • Member of Women’s Art Association Curatorial Collective 2021-
  • Trustee Women’s Art Association-D Allen Excellence Photography Scholarship Award 2018-
  • Trustee for D Allen Strategic Charitable Foundation 2010-
  • Sponsor  TMU University Scholarship Excellence in Lens Based Photography 2018-
  • Member CAPA Canadian Association of Photographic Art 2021-
  • Member of Women’s Art Association of Canada 2010-
  • Member Women’s Arts Society Montreal 2021
  • Member Arts and Letters Club, Toronto 2021
  • Board Member Frontier College, Toronto 2010-2012
  • Board Member Capitol Theatre, Port Hope 2001-2002
  • Associated Photographers International 1980

Prior to 2021:

  • 30+ year Business Executive in Financial Services
  • Graduate McGill Management Institute 1991
  • Business Career Summary upon request

Exhibitions and Projects include:

  • ORION magazine U.S. 40th Anniversary issue   Lines, Holes and Borders in the earth 
  • ORION magazine U.S. Spring 2024  Romance in Climate Crisis
  • HMVC Gallery New York City and Jumbotron NYC May Flowers 2024
  • Visual Artist Association U.K. Visual Art Open 2023 Longlisted Award
  • CAPA International Photographic Arts Digital Salon 2024
  • ScotiaBank CONTACT Photography Toronto  Capturing The Moment  Yorkville 2023
  • Women’s Art Association Canada   Dynamic Range Photography  Yorkville 2024
  • Women’s Art Association Canada   Black and White  Feb 2023
  • EKKT Toronto Todmorden Gallery   The Intersectionality of Art and Science   October 2022
  • Women’s Art Association Canada   Nature to Abstraction  September 2022
  • Women’s Art Association Canada     Artist Choice  August 2022
  • ScotiaBank Contact Photography Toronto  LifeSCAPES moments in time  Yorkville 2022.
  • Art and Letters Club Toronto,  HOTSHOTS photography  exhibition Guest Juror Curator May 2022
  • Artist Voice presentation  Churchill..more than Polar Bears    March 2022
  • ECHOES International Juried exhibitionCurator and Juror  March 2022
  • Women’s Art Association Canada  Collage  Jan 2022
  • Art Gallery of Ontario [AGO] I AM HERE:  Home movies and Everyday Masterpieces  Spring 2022
  • Women’s Art Association Canada   Small Gems    Nov 2021
  • Canada Council for Arts  AfterImag submission   Nov 2021
  • Women’s Art Association Canada   Summertime  June 2021
  • Art Gallery of Ontario [AGO] Portrait-of-Resilience Project  May 2021
  • Women’s Art Association Canada   Unique Visions: A world of difference   May 2021
  • Women’s Art Association Canada  Refractive Moments: Exploring Light and LifeMarch 2021
  • ScotiaBank CONTACT Photography Toronto   Beauty is where you find it    Yorkville 2019
  • Women’s Art Association Canada  Celebrating Toronto   Yorkville 2019.
  • Through a Hiker's Lens Northumberland Hills 2013-2022
  • Heliconian Club, Small Gems Yorkville 2009

  Published Photography works include:

  • ORION Magazine U.S., images in printed publications, 40th Anniversary issue and Spring 2024 issue
  • Bookmark Series: Adventures in Global Travels,   Made by Nature in Collage,   2000-2023
  • The Gardens of Knoxville Pines Calendar 2006 (35-mm film images)
  • Birthday Card series: Nature in Bloom  2000-2023

Current Presentations via Zoom or In-Person

           Churchill..more than Polar Bears  photographic journey of an expedition to Canada's Far North

           Look UP! Down! and Around!  photographic journey of discovering Art in unexpected spaces and places

                                                                        PHOTOGRAPHS and GALLERY IMAGES protected by copyright Dixie Allen 2023