Thanks to juror Jennifer Shaw for including my work in A. Smith Gallery’s exhibition “Gathering” this January/Feb.

Exhibition dates | January 8 to February 14, 2016

Reception | January 30, 2016 4 to 7pm

New Orleans Xmas 2014

My work Hold Still is featured in the annual “Punctum” exhibition opening this week at the Photo Center Northwest in Seattle, WA. Thanks to Portland Art Museum curator Julia Dolan for selecting my work.

Here is the information about the exhibit from the Photo Center Northwest website:

This year 30 artists were selected for Punctum: 20th Annual Photography Exhibition. There were 1311 images submitted with 213 photographers in the running. The show will run November 7 to December 19, 2015. The Artist and Awards Reception at Photo Center are Thursday, December 10, 8:30 – 9:30 pm, following Julia Dolan’s lecture at Seattle Art Museum.

Exhibiting Artists: Julie Anand (Phoenix, AZ), Talya Arbisser (Houston, TX), Matthew Arnold (New York, NY), Jennifer Bacon (Seattle, WA), Terri Bright (Greenville, SC), Erin Elyse Burns (Seattle, WA), Patricia Christakos (Cazenovia, NY), Kate Cusick (Janesville, WI), Brooks Dierdorff (Medford, OR), Steven Duede (Belmont, MA), Suzanne Engelberg (Tiburon, CA), Odette England (Hahdorf, South Australia), Shawna Hanel (Boise, ID), Canbra Hodsdon (Boston, MA), Rui Hu (New York, NY), Thomas Hyde (Elma, WA), Chris Ireland (Stephenville, TX), Jack Johnston (Seattle, WA), Elise Kirk (Providence, RI), Kalaija Mallery (Portland, OR), Richard Marshall (Seattle, WA), Alyssa Minahan (Chesnut Hill, MA), Matt Nighswander (Brooklyn, NY), Meike Paniza (Anchorage, AK), Marnae Rathke (Salt Lake City, UT), Ilisa Rissman (Brooklyn, NY), Joe Rudko (Seattle, WA), Nicolo Sertorio (Oakland, CA), Charlie Simokaitis (Chicago, IL), Constance Thalken (Decatur, GA)

Lecture: The Punch of Punctum: Locating Meaning in Photography and the Problem with Objectivity
Julia Dolan, Portland Art Museum
Location: Seattle Art Museum, Nordstrom Lecture Hall
Thursday, December 10 at 6:30 PM
Tickets: $10, $5 PCNW Members, SAM Members, and Punctum exhibiting artists. Purchase Tickets. 

Join Julia Dolan, Ph.D. for a discussion of meaning in photography. Using examples from PCNW’sPunctum and SAM’s upcoming New Topographics exhibition, Dr. Dolan will explore Roland Barthes’ concept of the punctum—or poignant detail—of a photograph, and question the possibility of locating punctum in the seemingly objective photographs made by New Topographics artists. The Artist and Awards Reception for Punctum will follow at PCNW.

Erath County

10 October 2015

summer 2015


Arthur Fields, Chris Ireland, and H. Jennings Sheffield


22 September 2015


My work is included at the exhibition Memories, Stories, Histories at the Center for Fine Art Photography this fall. The juror, Amy Galpin, is Curator of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum. Previously, Galpin was Associate Curator, Art of the Americas at the San Diego Museum of Art. The exhibit is up November 6th – 28th.

Memories, Stories, Histories with Juror Amy Galpin

I will be presenting at the Society of Photographic Education Conference this September in the panel discussion “Searched, Collected, and Tagged”.  My work is also included at the SPE members exhibition at Mainsite Contemporay Art in Norman, OK.


Searched, Collected, and Tagged

Arthur Fields, Chris Ireland, & H. Jennings Sheffield

Saturday, September 26 – 10:00AM to 11:50AM
University of Oklahoma – FJC 205

Digital images are created, cataloged, and, and shared online through a network of technologies including mobile devices and social media platforms ,creating an infinite public visual record of our existence. From online web searches to social networks both virtual and tangible, the three artists in this panel compile imagery through the process of data collection. For these projects, the artist is a curator as well as an image-maker. These artists are concerned with choosing, organizing, editing, and remixing, to better understand the collective cultural experience that is mediated through digital images.

By considering the photograph as data to be sorted, these artists are engaged in systems for which we store and present images that reflect the pictorial and social relationships connecting the camera, the photographer, and the spectator. The panel will discuss the different techniques and methodologies each artist considers, and ultimately chooses to utilize when creating their own narratives.

Below are images made in Processing using data collected in Snowmass,  Colorado while attending the workshop “Creating Art from Data” at the Anderson Ranch Art Center.  The below data was collected using sound and light sensors constructed from Arduino Board microcontrollers.



The above image is a data visualization of sound data collected at the Snowmass Mall from 2pm to 3 pm on July 28th, 2015.


The above image here is a data visualization of sound data (center) with light data (outer circle) collected at the Snowmass Mall from 2pm to 3 pm on July 28th, 2015.


The above image is a data visualization of sound data collected at the Snowmass Mall from 2pm to 3 pm on July 28th, 2015.  The image is to be read left to right, with light boxes indicating little sound and the blue boxes indicating spikes in sound.


Throughout the week we used the source data to create abstract works while learning the Java programming framework used in Processing.


The above image was created with light data from my parents home in August of 2015, combined with imagery from my mother’s archives.