First, thank you for visiting my website.  I'm a freelance photographer and CEO of SLADEIMAGES. My business is based in Aurora, Illinois.  I'm a self taught photographer which is really an extension of my affinity for the arts from a very young age.  As you can see from the images on this website that my photographic work is eclectic in style.  The medium is digital photography.

 

Broadly speaking, my focus is on fine art subject matter on the one hand and commercial work on the other hand.  Meaning I exhibit my work at galleries for competition or sale and also at public facility outlets.  I always find it exciting to have the opportunity for people to view my work and to get their feedback and/or reaction.  I believe it is important to to have the audience perspective of the work which may or may not match your own as the artist.  

 

Typically, I print my own images using archival ink/pigments and archival papers.  My typical image print size 13X19 CANVAS SIZE..

Also available are 5x7 size prints [actual image size varies] and signed on the reverse in pencil.   Why a five by seven; because it provides the ability to get art into the hands of as many people that may desire it.  Make it affordable and therefore more accessible to those appreciate art or learning to appreciate art.  I call it DESKART.  

DESKART price ranges from $16.00 to $20.00. Prints can be shipped with shipping cost added.

  • DESK ART work can also be purchased through COTTON SEED CREATIVE EXCHANGE 8 N BROADWAY, AURORA IL 60505 630 340-3458 Aurora IL / Historical Society 630 906-0650 www.aurorahistory.net.
  • POSTERS (poster- like) can be purchased at COTTON SEED CREATIVE EXCHANGE 8 N BROADWAY, AURORA IL 60505 630 340-3458 Aurora IL Historical Society Gift Shop. 20 E. Downer Place Aurora, IL 60505 / 16x20 inch / Purchase price $35.00  / 630 906-0650 /
  • www.aurorahistory.net

Note: ALL IMAGES CAN BE CUSTOM PRINTED IN VARIOUS SIZES ALONG WITH ARTIST SIGNATURE.

 

Represented By:

 

Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL [Member Water Street Studios Artist Collective Group]

 

WATER STREET STUDIOS - THE CHICAGO CAPITAL GALLERY - SOLO EXHIBITION 'ECLECTICISM, AS I SEE IT" APRIL 12- MAY 4, 2019

 

 

PARAMOUNT THEATER ART GALLERY - AURORA IL  - ARTIST SHOWCASE  APRIL 24, 2019 - JUNE 2, 2019

 

THE OLD ELBURN HALL - ELBURN, IL

JUNE 14 2019- August 2019

 

NORRIS CULTURAL ARTS CENTER - ST CHARLES, IL - ANNIVERSARY SHOW

JULY 13, 2019 AUGUST 21, 2019

 

WATER STREET STUDIOS - BATAVIA, IL - WSSAC GROUP SHOW

AUGUST 9, 2019  -  SEPTEMBER 7, 2019

 

UPCOMMING EXHIBITIONS 2020

 

TALL GRASS ARTS ASSOCIATION, Park Forest, IL  / Group Show: GROWL,HOWL, Moo, Baa, Roar / November 7 - January 9, 2021

 

Gallery 201 - Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL April 8-July 31, 2020

WSSAC group exhibition  - POSTPOND TO SPRING 2021 due COVID 19

 

FERMILAB ART GALLERY - CONVERSION / NOVEMBER 11, 2020 TO JANUARY 7, 2021 

POSTPOND DUE TO COVI19

 

 RICHARD & GINA SANTORI LIBRARY OF AURORA, IL: PHOTOGRAPHIC SERIES "ARTIST CONVERSION OF FOUND COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN THE ENVIRONMENT" April 2021

 

WATER STREET STUDIOS - ARTIST COLLECTIVE SHOW - JULY 9, 2021 TO AUGUST 8,2021

 

History

 

Work on display at Blick Ary Supplies Wheaton IL - Through September 2012

Fox Valley Park District Adult Fall/Winter 2009 Cover Photograph

(Freelance photographer for Fox Valley Park District)

 

Fox Valley Park District Youth Fall 2009 Cover Photograph

Freelance photographer for Fox Valley Park District)

 

Black & White Magazine for Collectors of Fine Photography - Online Gallery  www.bandwmag.com

 

Selected work represented in the below online galleries.

CITYSCAPES/STREETS

STILL LIFE/OBJECTS

 

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) – “Images of Northwestern Illinois 2007  2ndPlace in category Architecture/Urban Design for  “ A View Southward” 

 

Northwestern Cultural Council and Kimball Hill Galleries – “The Look of Love” international juried photography exhibition 2008  1st Place award for “Love & Wisdom” 

 

Orleans Street Gallery – “ChicagoLANDscape” juried exhibit July – September 2007

 

TV One Satellite Television Network website:  ‘Living, Loving and Laughing” August 2007

 

River Breeze Gallery - Aurora Illinois through May 2007

Paramount Theater Art Gallery - Aurora Ill April 2007 through May 2007 

33 Collective Gallery -Zhou B Center  - 1029 W. 35th St. Chicago, Ill  "Focus On Chicago Photo/Digital Exhibition" March 16 - April 6, 2007

Orleans Street Gallery - I (Heart) Chicago (juried exhibition) July 22 to September 23, 2006
Pheasant Run Resort
4051 East Main Street St. Charles, Illinois 60174
630 524 - 5048
[email protected]
Selected 

Batavia Art In Your Eye City Hall Exhibit (Juried) - August 12-13, 2006

Batavia Arts Walk - Guest Artist August 4, 2006

Northwest Cultural Council - "Places We Call Home" (2006 international juried photography exhibition) June 6 to July 30. 2006
5999 New Wilke Rd. Rolling Meadow, Illinois.  Selected works: I Have A Story, The Ironing Board and the Front Porch (Second Place Award)    

Batavia Art Gallery
330 Webster Street Batavia, Illinois 60503
www.bataviaartco-op.com
February 3 through March 25, 2006
 

Hemmens Cultural Center Elgin, Illinois - November 1 - December 5, 2005
 

Aurora, Illinois House Walk & Art Show - Featured artist September 25, 2005
 

Aurora Public Art Commission - David L. Pierce Art & History Center
20 East Downer Place Aurora, Illinois 60506
630 906.0654

June 10-August 28, 2005 – Solo Exhibition “The Urban Fingerprint and Other Observations”

Aurora Illinois City Hall – June – September 2005

William Bigham Galleries, Aurora Illinois August 2004 - February 2005

Beverly Art Center Chicago, Illinois  - Work as part of the “Journey: the next 100 years” exhibit 2003 

COMMUNITY

Adult Education Instructor - How To Take Better Photographs / Waubonsee Community College Oct 2009 - 2011.

 

PAST EXHIBITIONS OR DISPLAYS:

Water Street Studios - Visionary Climate/Juried exhibit 2015

Northwest Cultural Council Fall Show "The Look of Love" 2007 - 1st Place " Love and Wisdom"

Aurora Public Arts Commission - David L. Pierce Gallery 2005

Waubonsee Community College Sugar Grove IL - Community Instructor / Photography 2011 - 2012

 

MEMBER OF THE WATER STREET STUDIOS ARTIST COLLECTIVE Since - 2019

3/2021 - Served on the Fermilab Art Gallery Artist in Residence Selection Committee for the AIR 2021- 22 

 

Clients Past and Present

 

G.A.R. Memorial Museum, Aurora IL

Fox Valley United Way

Fox Valley Park District

Donnell Collins Photography

Kane County Cougars

James Jenkins [Artist]

IMAGES, Inc.

City of Aurora IL

William Bigham Gallery

City Vanguard

African American Men of Unity

Aurora Public Arts Commission

 

Media

Good Morning Aurora [GMA] - Interviewed - November 2, 2020

 

Fermilab Gallery Talk - Preamble to Online Exhibit of CONVERSION Series - November 10, 2020

 

 

 

 Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about my work.

 

 

 

Perry Slade