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James Lawson, Photograph of Egrett

James Lawson

Artist’s Statement:
I started learning photography under David Levinson at Thomas Nelson Community College. I studied art in high school and won two art awards, but photography was the medium I excelled at. I graduated from Chowan University in Studio Arts in July 2004. I was also in four editions of "Who’s Who in American Art". I enjoy photographing wildlife, landscapes, history, architecture, seascapes and nature. I have earned nine awards shooting photographs around the area and in Virginia. I have exhibited my work in twento galleries and in more than 55 art shows in Virginia and North Carolina. I have sold my work in the Tidewater area. The most recent at the Virinia Store and Best of Friends in Hampton, and also, the City Art Cafe in Williamsburg.


  ·  2007 Gallery on the York, Historic Triangle Art Exhibition; Honorable Mention
  ·  2000 Photo Contest Winner, Newport News Tourism Board
     ·  Grand Prize Winner
     ·  Best In Show, Family Fun
     ·  Best in Show, History
  ·  1998 Fall River Renaissance, Honorable Mention
  ·  1997 Operation Spruce Up, Honorable Mention
  ·  1996 Fall River Renaissance, Honorable Mention
  ·  Who’s Who in American Art: 2008. 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  ·  Outstanding Young Men of America 1984
  ·  AmeriCorps 1995 Habitat for Humanity

Art Organizations and Galleries:
  ·  The Matthews Art Group/MAG the Gallery
  ·  Gallery on the York, Feature Artist
  ·  Isle of Wight Art League, The Art Center @ 319
  ·  Hampton Art League
  ·  This Century Art Gallery

Art Venues:
  ·  Peninsula Fine Art Center Gift Shop
  ·  Watermen’s Museum Gift Shop
  ·  City Art Cafe Art Show, Williamsburg
  ·  This Century Art Gallery, Members’ Gallery