About Vernon DiPietro Photographer
When in the 8th grade, I became interested in photography while doing odd jobs for a professional photographer in my N.E. Portland neighborhood. I suppose that with not much “formal” training I am considered self-taught, but I credit life experiences, interactions, and classes to have led me to this point with my art.
I have received diverse insight from classes in Fine Woodworking at The College of The Redwoods in Fort Bragg California, drawing at Lane Community College in Florence Oregon, as well as experiences at sea as a Marine Engineer. I spent a year as a member of a round table group led by photographer Cherie Hiser in Portland Oregon and have studied with John Wimberley of Ashland Oregon.
My travels have taken me to Attu Island Alaska at the end of the Aleutian Chain, The Bering Sea, Prince William Sound, Southeast Alaska, local haunts in Oregon and Washington, and down South to photograph Great White Sharks off Gudalupe Island Mexico,
The Wildlife throughout the Pacific Northwest provides much of my subject matter, but I also have an affinity for Ships, Trains and all things heavy. I am fascinated by the interaction of Nature and the Industrial.
I live in the sticks outside Florence Oregon.
Group Show: "Animalia" The Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins CO. April/May 2017
"The Head Gallery”, Waterfront Coffee Co. Florence Oregon 1985
Pushdot Studio, Group Show: “5” Portland Oregon, August 2007
Ride Connection Gala Fundraiser, Portland Oregon, October 2007
Juried Show/Sale: Wild Arts Festival, Portland Oregon, November 2007
6th Street Gallery, Group Show, “Natural Beauty” Vancouver Washington, April 2008
Benjamin Benjamin Gallery, 1st Friday Featured Artist, Hood River Oregon, May 2008
Audubon of Portland, Solo Show, "Swifts-n-Geese" September 2008
West Linn Oregon Public Library, Solo Show, "Reclamation" October 2008
Ride Connection Gala Fundraiser. Portland Oregon, October 2008
Wild Arts Festival, Montgomery Park, Portland Oregon. November 2008
Wildlife and Nature Art Expo, Port Townsend Washington December 2008
Wild Arts Festival, Montgomery Park, Portland Oregon, November 2009
Lightbox Gallery, Group show, "The Photographic Nude" Astoria Oregon, April-May 2011
Group Show: 2011 Celebrate Arts, (3rd Place Photography) Florence Events Center, Florence OR, Nov/Dec 2011
Wild Arts Festival, Montgomery Park, Portland OR. 2012
Group Show: "Mother Earth" (Jurror's Third Choice)
Lightbox Photographic Gallery, Astoria OR, August 2015
Blue Sky's Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers,
Portland OR, April 2016-April 2017
Group Show: "Water", The Center for Fine Art Photography,
Ft. Collins, CO, October 2016
Solo Show: Siuslaw Public Library, "Squares", Florence
Oregon, December 2016
Group Show: "Animalia" The Center for Fine Art Photography,
Ft. Collins CO. April 2017
The Oregonian Newspaper
“Forests for Oregon”. Magazine for Oregon Department of Forestry
“ Warbler” Audubon of Portland’s newsletter.
Audubon of Portland, Website.
The Portland Tribune
Oregon Coast Magazine
“Completing the Image: Matting and Framing.” November 2006
Lecture: “Diving with Great Whites Sharks” Oregon Coast Aquarium, Sept 2006,
March 2007, June 2008, July 2008.