Artists CV - Miriam Danar, Photographer
BFA in Art Education, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Art Students League, New York, NY (courses)
Brown University, Providence, RI (courses, theatre, choir)
State University of NY at Albany (scholarship)
Scholarships and Recognition:
September 29 - October 5, 2019 - "What Dreams Are Made of - Childhood" designated Art of the Week at Our World Gallery
January 1, 2019 - Named "Candid Street Photography Group Photographer of The Year 2018" after year-long contest of 6 voting rounds at Fine Art America.
Presented with gold star by artist Norman Rockwell at high school art competition and parade
Frederick Julian Steinhardt English Composition Award
National Merit Scholarship Award Letter
New York State Regents Scholarship
Who’s Who in American High School Students
My first short film, "Manhattan Montage"won Top Music Video at the New York Jazz Film Festival, held August 28-29, 2017. Editor, Director: R. Christian Anderson. Music: Pat Thomi
Semi-finalist, Short Cut Film Festival in Serbia
December 2018 - Light - Exhibit & Fundraiser for New Light, Art House-nyc - juried - "Futuropolis"
September 2018 - 4th Annual Autumnal Digital Art & Photo Show Art House-nyc - juried - Tribeca Art and Culture Night September 26, 2018
September / October 2014 - Exhibition at Museum of Arts & Culture (MAC) in New Rochelle, NY. The MAC is a program of the New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence and is the only Regents-chartered museum in a school in the State of New York, providing an on-site museum experience for students and serving as a cultural asset for the community at large. (by invitation).
Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA) - Electron Salon Exhibit (juried) Ninth Annual LACDA Snap to Grid Exhibit, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, in conjunction with the Downtown Art Walk, 2013
Solo Exhibition – In the Mood, Greenburgh Town Hall, Madeleine Gutman Gallery, Westchester County, NY
Solo Exhibition – Westchester Debut, Framing at Depot Place, Scarsdale, NY
Solo Exhibition – Holiday Picture Show (ongoing digital event)
Holiday Show, Soho Gallery for Digital Art (SGDA), Soho, NY
Steampunk Coney Island Hurricane Sandy Benefit Show, SGDA, NY
NYC Digital Photography Group Show, SGDA, NY
Summer Photography Exhibition, SGDA, NY
Spring Group Show, SGDA, NY
Solo Exhibition – Time Pieces, United Nations Headquarters, New York
Solo Exhibition – Soft Focus, United Nations Headquarters, New York
Solo Exhibition – First Showing, United Nations Headquarters, New York
One World Explorer Productions for One World Observatory, One World Trade Center
January 1, 2019 - Named "Candid Street Photography Group Photographer Of The Year 2018" after a year-long contest based on 6 rounds of votes at Fine Art America.
"Love. Keep."chosen for juried Vivian Maier Inspired Gallery.
"Umbrella Day"published by NYC's Informational and Pictorial Source New Yorkled Magazine, in American Friends’ Photos page
Chosen for select JustB&W Gallery -"Umbrella Day"
Published, Asphalt Gallery Magazine, after selection as Best Photo in "The Asphalt-Photos from the Street" collection - "At the Dollar Store"
Published, Edge of Humanity Magazine (18 Dec. 2015): Urban/Fine Art Photography – New York City
Published, Edge of Humanity Magazine (8 Sept. 2015): B&W Street Photography Essay – New York City, USA
First place award for Outdoors in the Lonely City contest, for "Snowfall in the City"
First Place award for Film Noir online contest, for "10 PM on 42nd Street"
First Place award for Unique and Provocative Work, for extreme-edited color photo, “New York City Street Scene - Street Crossing No. 43” (online competition).
First Place award, Early Sunday Morning contest, for black and white street photo, “Waiting” (online competition).
Photo published on artist website: http://edwardsfinearts.webs.com/outside-the-frame
Featured Artist of the Week, April 2014, Old Masters - Photographers and Digital Group (juried)
First place award, Chrysler Building (online competition)
Among Top 20 winning photos out of 750 entries, CanvasPop Gallery Photo Contest (juried)
Honorable Mention, NY Center for Photographic Arts Urban Landscapes Gallery Exhibition, from over 1000 images (juried), curated by Charles Traub, Director, Light Gallery, NY, represented by Gitterman Gallery, NY
First place, New York in Color with cover feature, NY Daily Quote (online competition and blog) http://www.nydailyquote.com/
Featured Artist, Non DSLR Photography Group (juried)
"In the Spotlight," The Great Photo Race (online competition, juried)
Private Collector, Series: Black and White Street Art
I showcase my work on Instagram, Twitter, FaceBook, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, YouTube, and other select sites.
FaceBook: Miriam Danar
Youtube: "Manhattan Montage"
Picture of the Day, NY1 (NYC television news station) – chosen nine times since August 2013 (ongoing)
Article, "Shooting the Big Apple," Spirit Song of Life blog
3rd Place Photo Contest Prize and posting, First Angel Arts Magazine, UK for "Can Shopping Trolleys Look Like Art"
Minding Your Business, the Show for Entrepreneurs, TV panel discussion on my New York City photography, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, NY
Spotlight on Success radio interview, Centanni Broadcasting Network, NY
Online and hard copy publication, "Garden Tripod 24” – Photo: “Office After-Hours - Plant and Window Blind Shadows - Late-Day Sun” (p. 95)
Online and hard copy publication, "Garden Tripod 22” – Photo: “Spring Blossoms in the City” (pg. 90)
Online and hard copy publication, "Garden Tripod Romantic Garden Catalog" - Photo: "Red Beauty Welcomes the Sun - Flowers of Summer" (pg. 100)
Feature article, "Unconventional Composition," Under the Hat Magazine
Photography book, Now Open to the Public: Confessions of a Private Heart (in-progress)
Write up of Westchester Debut exhibit, The Scarsdale Inquirer newspaper ("What's On" - Arts Section), September 2012
Announcement of 2012 Holiday Picture Show, India Times newspaper
Assist with research for book with renowned National Geographic photographer (in progress)
Work “Seen and Noted,” Print Magazine
Official Photographer, United Nations Parade of Nations, NY (for internal publication)
Photos contributed to United Nations magazine Online Periodicals (also see Print Media, above)
2012 – 2013
Photo galleries and stories, Scarsdale, NY Patch; stories picked up and published in multiple cities throughout New England and Mid-Atlantic States (Arts, Neighborhood Files, Photo Galleries, Holiday Guide):
American Spirit All Around In Scarsdale on July 4th, July 2012
Photo Contributions to Patch "Pics and Clips" (local sights – ongoing)
Online write up of Westchester Debut exhibit, One News Page (http://www.onenewspage.com/n/US/74rfh9gf5/Scarsdale-Photographer-Debuts-Photo-Exhibit.htm), September 2012
Online write up of Greenburgh Town Hall exhibit, Witty Sparks - Technology, Design & Life Tips, August 2012
September 2018 - As part of UN staff, helped to cover the opening of "Safe Home," an event put on by the United Nations Mine Action Service at Photoville 2018.
September - Covered Online Media Workshop at UN Headquarters, NY.
March - As ‘official’ photographer for the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF), covered International Forest Day Celebration on March 21, 2014 at UN Headquarters, Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Chamber; photos of dignitaries, UN ambassadors, speakers, the Deputy Secretary-General, Assistant Secretary-General, and attendees appear on UNFF website and elsewhere.
February - Assisted with "My Forest Our Future" exhibit of international award-winning photographs held February 5-28, 2014 at the Gabarron Foundation, Carriage House for the Arts in New York, in connection with International Forest Day (March 21). (As member of the Communications Team at the UN Forum on Forests, I contributed photographic assistance, as well as writing and other skills.)
Guest juror for Non-DSLR Photography group competitions, online artists' web-hosting site
Preliminary Judge for 2011’s First International Forest Film Festival, held in conjunction with the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, as noted in Film Guide - Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival 2011.
1986 – 1999
Marker Illustration and New Concept Creation, Copywriting, New Products Field, NY
Winner, Silver Certificate, Advertising Club of Fairfield County, CT, for Outstanding Creativity in Advertising 1987
Winner, Top 25 in United States, Music City Song Festival (for lyrics)
1977 – 1986 Storyboard Illustrator, Art Director, Copywriter; Ogilvy & Mather Advertising, NY