Gifford Ewing
Fine art, black and white landscape photography and gelatin silver prints.

As a young man stationed in Oklahoma in 1970, Gifford Ewing began photographing black and white landscapes. The New England native was struck by the vastness of the prairies.

In 1972, he moved west to Denver and opened Gifford Ewing Photography, serving the advertising and architectural communities. At the same time he was earning a reputation as one of the region’s finest photographers for his black and white photography of the country’s varied landscapes.

Gifford has concentrated on Maine and the Rocky Mountain region. These two distinctive environments offer him the artistic forms for his inspiration: the rich texture of the land along with the tones and interplay of light in pristine environments.

From his black and white negatives, Gifford creates fine art archival silver prints. "I enjoy the more traditional photographic methods in my work. They serve the purity and natural beauty of the landscape. I capture the majority of my images in black and white with a 5X7 Deardorff wooden field camera using the zone system for exposure. I develop and print all images using archival silver gelatin paper finishing them in selenium to bring out the richness and to add to the archival qualities."

In his work with the Colorado Nature Conservancy, Gifford travels the state and shoots the organization’s projects. "Not only does the Nature Conservancy project allow me to photograph remote, beautiful locations, but the work takes on additional meaning because I believe in their goals of preservation."

Gifford’s photographs grace collections from Maine to California, including the Denver Art Museum. His photographs can be viewed by appointment at the Ewing Studio in Denver. Call 303.898.6262 or email gallery@ewingphoto.com for more information.

For information on Gifford's shows, please visit the galleries page.

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Past Solo Exhibitions:

June 18 – July 31, 2010

The Camera Obscura Gallery – Denver, Colorado

Gifford Ewing Retrospective: Colorado & Beyond, Hal Gould, curator

January 5 – June 30, 2010

Denver International Airport – Denver, Colorado

Denver Art Installation Program, Jacquelyn Connolly, curator

August 12 – September 6, 2010

Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers – Freeport, Maine

Fine Art Photography—Maine and Beyond

October – December 2008

Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers – Washington, D.C.

June - August 2008

Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers – New York, New York

May – July 2008

Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers – Chicago, Illinois

December 1, 2006 – January 2, 2007

Buell Theatre Exhibition – Denver, Colorado

57 Ewing Photographs, Diane Saslow, curator

March 2005

Ewing Studio – Denver, Colorado

Western Images Show

May 2002

The Nature Conservancy Denver, Colorado

Saving The Last Great Places

January 2001

The Clown Gallery Portland, Maine

Solo Show

December 2000

Fourth Story Restaurant / Tattered Cover BookstoreDenver, Colorado

Solo Show

April 9, 1999

Platte River Art Services – Denver, Colorado

Solo Show

October – December 1999

Investors Independent Trust Company Boulder, Colorado

Solo Show

Group Exhibitions:

April 29 – June 11, 2011

Flash Gallery – Denver, Colorado

Working With Artists: Bystander, Kyle MacMillan, Art Critic for the Denver Post, juror

 

October 2 – December 5, 2010

Center for Maine Contemporary Art – Rockport, Maine

Photographing Maine 10 Years After: 2000 – 2009, Bruce Brown, curator

April 17 – May 8, 2010

Boothbay Region Art Foundation – Boothbay Harbor, Maine

The Maine Photography Show: WATER

February 19 – March 6, 2010

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design – Arvada, Colorado

2010 Art For Horses, a fundraiser for the Horses Protection League

September 18 – October 24, 2009

Camera Obscura Gallery – Denver, Colorado

The Art of Photography Today: A Juried Competition, Hal Gould and Loretta Young-Gautier, jurors

June 1 – June 30, 2009

Edge Gallery, Colorado Photographic Arts Center – Denver, Colorado

2009 Members Juried Exhibition, Loretta Young-Gautier, Juror

September 10 – November 19, 2008

Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Republic Plaza – Denver, Colorado

In & Out of Focus, Andra Archer, curator

Produced by Archer Concept Group

January 17 – March 3, 2008

Littleton Historical Museum – Littleton, Colorado

Through the Eye of the Camera

April 1 – August 28, 2008

2008 Democratic National Convention – Denver, Colorado

DNC Headquarters Exhibition

March 7 - April 20, 2008

Flash Gallery, Working With Artists – Denver, Colorado

February 2 – February 28, 2008

Curtis Arts & Humanities Center – Greenwood Village, Colorado

Greenwood … and Beyond, Classic Black & White Photography Exhibition

First Place, Best of Show

January 25 - February 23, 2008

The Center for Fine Art Photography – Fort Collins, Colorado

Art of Photography - Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Exhibiting 50 International Photographers

November 3 – November 24, 2007

Denver Public Library – Denver, Colorado

Plein Air Art Exhibition

September 4 – September 23, 2007

National Museum Of Wildlife Art – Jackson, Wyoming

Western Visions 2007

August 9 – November 17, 2007

Abbe Museum – Bar Harbor, Maine

The Power of Place: Three Views of Maine - Portraying the dramatic landscapes and seascapes of The Maine Downeast Coastline

 

 

July 6 – July 22, 2007

Isalos Fine Art –  Stonington, Maine

Black & White Exhibition

November 30, 2006  - December 1, 2006

Red Barn 2 – Mclean, Virginia

September 15, 2006 – March 25, 2007

Denver International Airport – Denver, Colorado

The Center for Fine Art Photography – Art of Photography

September 1, 2006 – September 23, 2006

Museum Of Wildlife Art – Jackson, Wyoming

Western Visions 2006

August 2006 – January 2007

Denver International Airport – Denver, Colorado

Best of Colorado Artists Exhibit:

75 Artists selected to celebrate the New Denver Art Museum’s Frederick C. Hamilton Building

June 30 – July 13, 2006

Isalos Fine Art – Stonington, Maine 

Black & White Exhibition

November 4 – December 1, 2005

Jonathan Edwards Gallery – Ellsworth, Maine

October 6 – 9, 2005

Photo New York, Metropolitan Pavilion – New York, New York

Second Annual Photographic Art Exposition

October 7, 2005

Flash Exhibition, Belmar Gallery – Lakewood, Colorado

June 2005

Virginia Lynch Gallery – Providence, Rhode Island

Landscapes, National Juried Group Show

September 2004 – April 2005

National Museum of Wildlife Art – Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Changing Lenses “Three Views of Jackson Hole Wyoming”

July 2004

Photo San Francisco, Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason Center – San Francisco Bay, California

Fourth Annual Show

July 17 - August 14, 2004

Barter Family Art Gallery – Sullivan, Maine

Two Views Show, two-person show

February 2003

The Usher Group – Denver, Colorado

Creative Force Collaborative

July 2002

Court Appointed Special Advocate Association – Denver, Colorado

January 2002

Stepping Stone Gallery – Huntington, New York

National Juried Group Show

 

May 13 - June 13, 2001

Virginia Lynch Gallery – Providence, Rhode Island

Landscapes, National Juried Group Show

 

May 25 – 28, 2001

Denver Pavilions – Denver, Colorado

Celebrate Colorado Artists, Regional Juried Group Show

March 16 - April 18, 2001

Fraser Gallery – Washington, D.C.

Georgetown International Fine Arts National Juried Group Show

January 22 - March 21, 2001

Republic Plaza – Denver, Colorado

Corporate Collections 2001 Group Show

December 2000

Virginia Lynch Gallery – Providence, Rhode Island

National Juried Group Show

September 28 - December 23, 2000

Rhode Island School of Design – Providence, Rhode Island

Virginia Lynch: Curatorial Retrospective, National Juried Group Show

September 10 - November 17, 2000

The Children’s Hospital – Denver, Colorado

Celebrate Colorado Artists

August 11 - December 2, 2000

Maine Coast Artist – Rockport, Maine

Photographing Maine 1840s to 2000: National Juried Group Show

June 23 - August 13, 2000

Old York Historical Society – York, Maine

Weather or Not, National Juried Group Show

May 26 - May 28, 2000

Denver Center for Performing Arts – Denver, Colorado

Celebrate Colorado Artists, Regional Juried Group Show

June – July, 1999 

Republic Plaza – Denver, Colorado

Public Places Art Program, Regional Juried Group Show

 

Gallery Representation

 

March 2006 – Present

Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers – Freeport, Maine

May 2005 - Present

Creative Eye Gallery – Denver, Colorado

 

December, 2005 – Present

Teton Mountain Lodge – Teton Village, Wyoming

June 2006 – Present

Maine Grind – Ellsworth, Maine

June 2010 – April 2011

The Camera Obscura Gallery – Denver, Colorado

Gifford Ewing Retrospective: Colorado & Beyond, Hal Gould, curator

January 2001 - 2008

The Clown Gallery Portland, Maine

June 2005 – June 2008

Wilson Adams Gallery – Denver, Colorado

 

March 2007 – 2009

Domain Fine Art Photography and Gifts – Portland, Maine

Permanent Collections

 

Denver Art Museum – Denver, Colorado

Hyatt Regency – Denver, Colorado

Marriott Denver Downtown – Denver, Colorado

 

Westin Hotel Tabor Center – Denver Colorado

 

Teton Mountain Lodge – Teton Village, Wyoming

Residence Inn – Denver, Colorado

Aspen Grand Hyatt – Aspen, Colorado

 

Downeast Horizons, Incorporated, Developmental Center – Ellsworth, Maine

Alpine Bank – Aspen Colorado

UMB Bank – Denver, Colorado

Children’s Hospital – Denver – Colorado

 

Bernstein Investment Research and Management – New York, New York

 

Bernstein Investment Research and Management – Denver, Colorado

 

Bernstein Investment Research and Management – Chicago, Illinois

Bernstein Investment Research and Management – London, United Kingdom

 

Jackson National Life Insurance – Denver, Colorado

 

David Tryba Architects – Denver, Colorado

Murray Hill Company – Denver, Colorado

 

Holland & Hart – Denver, Colorado

Numerous Private Collectors throughout the United States, Europe and Asia

Special Works

April - 2003

The National Library of Congress – Commission Grant

Skyline Park Project, Denver, Colorado

Colorado Preservation, Inc.

Volunteer Work for the Colorado Nature Conservancy

Various Projects

Photography/Art Associations or Organizations

ARTMA – The Morgan Adams Foundation

Art Advisory Board - Auction to support pediatric cancer patients at Children’s Hospital, Denver,

Colorado 2005 Ongoing

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

Board Member 2005 - 2010