The May 21 presenter is David Bahr. His web site is
He’ll present “Common Ground”, a discussion about finding that sweet spot
between unique modern artwork and the traditional nature photography we all
know and love. To see examples of his personal nature photography “sweet
spot”, please invite everyone to two of his opening receptions this May in
Boulder. “Color and Line” at The Dairy Center for the Arts, Friday May 8,
5-7pm; and “A Lawnmower Subversive” at the Rembrandt Yard Gallery, Thursday
May 14, 5:30-7:30pm.
A life-long advocate for wilderness and untrammeled wild places, local nature photographer David Bahr’s award-winning artwork can be seen in major museums ranging from the Smithsonian in DC to the Anchorage Museum in Alaska. His artwork can also be seen in National Parks and in periodic exhibits at notable local galleries such as The Dairy Center, Rembrandt Yard, and the Hartman.
Aligning with his passion for all things wild, David has photographed wilderness areas all over the world, and has been invited to show in the Smithsonian Natural History Museum exhibit Wilderness Forever, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the US Wilderness Act. David has been the Artist-in-Residence at Glacier Bay National Park, one of the world’s only marine wilderness areas where he spent much of a summer photographing glaciers, swatting mosquitoes, and kayaking alongside grizzlies in rough seas. He has been a Defenders of Wildlife Photography Contest winner, and been highlighted in many magazines and popular nature calendars including the National Wildlife Federation, Nature’s Best Photography, Defenders of Wildlife, and the National Audubon Society.
Locally, he has been a Boulder County Open Space Artist-in-Residence at Caribou Ranch, staying in the wonderfully restored Delonde Barn where each night he happily competed with a short-tailed weasel for his dinner. He has also received a Windland Smith Rice International Photography Award for his nighttime photograph of the Four Mile Canyon Fire.
Following degrees from Interlochen Arts Academy, Harvard and the University of Colorado, he moved to the mountains he loves, just outside of Nederland, where he has happily lived and photographed for many years.