EDUCATION

Rhode Island School of Design, Continuing Education, Providence, RI  2010

Certificate in Digital Photography

 

Scott Kelby’s Adobe Photoshop for Digital Photographers Workshop  2010

 

New England School of Photography, Boston, MA  2005

Advanced Contemporary Portraiture
 

Center for Women & Enterprise, Boston, MA  2005

Women’s Business Certification Program

 

University of North Carolina at Asheville, Asheville, NC  2000

Coursework in black and white photography

 

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Asheville, NC  2000

Associates Degree, CAD Systems Management Program

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

PHOTOGRAPHER/ OWNER, Rebecca Skinner Photography, Franklin, MA 2005 – present

 

CAD DRAFTER/ OWNER, Ellipse CAD Solutions, Franklin, MA 2000 – 2009

Ellipse CAD Solutions provided drafting services for engineering consultants, contractors, and architects.

 

DESIGN ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN, Cutler Hammer, Asheville, NC 2000

 

CAD OPERATOR, United Engineering Group, Asheville, NC 1999-2000

 

CAD OPERATOR/ INTERNSHIP, Square D 1999

 

ASSISTANT PHOTOGRAPHER,  Audrey Goforth Photography, Asheville, N.C. 1997-1999

Responsibilities included photographing with medium format camera, lighting of subjects using off camera flash or reflectors, carrying equipment and clerical work such as filing, ordering, masking negatives, putting together wedding albums, and answering phone.

 

CUSTOM COLOR PRINTER,  West Star Photographic, Asheville, N.C. 1998-1999

Responsibilities included custom printing both color and black & white film, running E-6 and C-41 through dip and dunk processors, maintaining processors, shooting internegatives, conversion negatives, and 4 x 5 duplicates.

           

DEPARTMENT HEAD/ CUSTOM COLOR PRINTER, J.W. Photo, Raleigh, N.C. 1994-1997

Responsibilities included making the highest quality finished color print possible, sizes ranging from wallets up to 30 x 40 murals, daily maintenance on RA-4 processor and inventory control.

 

MANAGER, Instant Replay / Jack Rabbit Photo, Raleigh, N.C. 1992-1994

Responsibilities included opening and closing of store, mixing chemistry, regular maintenance on C-41 processor and Noritzu machines, inventory control, machine printing B+W and color prints up to 11 x 14, color balancing.

 

RELATED SKILLS

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

Expertise in color negative and positive/ slide processes including medium and large format

Familiar with black & white film processes including film development and printing

Comprehensive knowledge of digital camera operation

Extensive experience with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom for image development and printing

Extensive experience with ink-jet printing, specifically Epson 3800 & Epson P800

 

COMPUTER

Extensive knowledge of PC as well as familiarity with Macintosh

Knowledge of the following programs: Lightroom, Photoshop, Silver Efex Pro, Color Efex, ProShow Gold, CAD, Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

Experience with Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

2021

Upended, Piano Craft Gallery, Boston, MA

Interconnection, Fountain Street Gallery, Boston, MA

Fragments of Time, Fountain Street Gallery, Boston, MA

2020

Sharp Focus, Fountain Street Gallery, Boston, MA

Area Code Juried Art Fair, Boston, MA

In the Moment, Rocky Neck Art Colony, Gloucester, MA

2020 National Juried Exhibition, First Street Gallery, New York, NY

On the Surface, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA

Corona: It's All About the Light, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

Eviction|Destruction|Renewal, Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Hopkinton, MA

The Architecture of Time, BSA Space, Boston, MA

Nurture/Nature, Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington, MA

Isolation|Living Oneself, Millepiani, Rome, Italy

2019

Winter Works, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

Read Between the Lines, Fountain Street Gallery, Boston, MA

Your Work Here, Photographic Resource Center, Cambridge, MA

The Art of Darkness, The Heartspot Gallery, Providence, RI

Chasing Ghosts IV, Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR 

Out of Site, True Grit Gallery, Middleboro, MA

52nd Annual Juried Show, Plymouth Center for the Arts, Plymouth, MA

25th Annual Juried Exhibition, Zullo Gallery, Medfield, MA

Perspectives, Morini Gallery, Mansfield, MA

Through the Surface, 6 Bridges Gallery, Maynard, MA

Eviction|Destruction|Renewal, The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, Gloucester, MA

Wickford Art Festival, Wickford, RI

Exquisite Array: Human, Nature, Object, Fountain Street Gallery, Boston, MA

Objective, Brookline Arts Center, Brookline, MA

Do You Remember, Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA

Ruins: Exploring the Forgotton Solo Exhibit, Brookline Arts Center, Brookline, MA

Abandoned Solo Exhibit, 6 Bridges Gallery, Maynard, MA 

2018

Art Providence, RI Convention Center, Providence, RI

The Foundry Holiday Show, Pawtucket, RI 

Abandoned, Praxis Photo Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN

Winter Works, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

The Boston International Fine Art Show, The Cyclorama, Boston, MA

Wicked Strange, Brookline Arts Center, Brookline, MA

RISD Craft, Rhode Island School of Design Alumni Sale, Providence, RI

Fourth Annual Group Show, Davis Orten Gallery, Hudson, NY 

Up Close and Personal, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

Power of Art, 6 Bridges Gallery, Maynard, MA

National Competition, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY

Transient, Fountain Street Gallery, Boston, MA

Three, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA

Secret Garden, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA

Black and White, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA

Mosesian Center for the Arts, Art and Soul, Watertown, MA

Grey Area, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA

Thrive, Fountain Street Gallery, Boston, MA

Space Invaders, Fountain Street Gallery, Boston, MA

2017

Winter Works, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

Art Providence, RI Convention Center, Providence, RI

The Foundry Holiday Show, Pawtucket, RI

The Boston International Fine Art Show, The Cyclorama, Boston, MA

RISD Craft, Rhode Island School of Design Alumni Sale, Providence, RI

Sightlines, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA

Open to Interpretation, Mosesian Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA

23rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Zullo Gallery, Medfield, MA

Post Industrial Impressions, True Grit Gallery, Middleborough, MA

Yellow, Fountain Street Fine Art Gallery, Boston, MA

New England Collective VIII, Galatea Fine Art Gallery, Boston, MA

Contemporary Craft, Brookline Arts Center, Brookline, MA

Connections, 6 Bridges Gallery, Maynard, MA

Unseen, Providence Center for Photographic Arts, Providence, MA

White.Black.Monochrome, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA

Small Works Show, Chandler Gallery, Cambridge, MA

Franklin Art Association “Spring Show”, Black Box, Franklin, MA 

Best in Show – The Piano

Member Prize Show, University Place Gallery, Cambridge, MA

Iteration, Gallery 263, Cambridge, MA - 2017

2016

The Boston Home Decor Show, The Cyclorama, Boston, MA

The Boston International Fine Art Show, The Cyclorama, Boston, MA

Divergent Thinking, Fountain Street Fine Art Gallery, Framingham, MA 

Members Show, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA

            Award of Merit - Stairway

2016 Red Biennial, Kathryn Shultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA

Out of Order, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA

Small Works Exhibition, Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA

Out of the Woods: Fairy Tales Re-Imagined, Somerville, MA

22nd Annual Juried Exhibition, Zullo Gallery, Medfield, MA

Juried Art Exhibition, Morini Gallery, Mansfield, MA

Franklin Art Association “Spring Show”, Black Box, Franklin, MA

First Place – Unaccompanied

Reflection, Morini Gallery, Mansfield, MA

2015

Franklin Art Association “Fall Show”, Tri-County, Franklin, MA

First Place – Desolation

Community of Artists, Danforth Art Museum, Framingham, MA

Connections II, Morini Gallery, Mansfield, MA

All Cape Cod, Cape Cod Art Association Exhibit, Barnstable, MA

Franklin Art Association “Spring Show”, Black Box, Franklin, MA

Best in Show – Falling Down

The Photographers Show, Zullo Gallery, Medfield, MA

2014

Texture, Morini Gallery, Mansfield, MA

First Place – Unfinished Business

8 Visions, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA

New England Collective V, Galatea Fine Art Gallery, Boston, MA

20th Annual Juried Exhibition, Zullo Gallery, Medfield, MA

See the Light, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA

Community of Artists, Danforth Art Museum, Framingham, MA

All Cape Cod, Cape Cod Art Association Exhibit, Barnstable, MA

Franklin Art Association “Spring Show”, Dean College, Franklin, MA

First Place – Tossed

Honorable Mention - Time

Foxboro Art Association “Spring Show”, Foxboro Library, Foxboro, MA

First Place - Serenity

Wicked, Fountain Street Art Gallery, Framingham, MA

Winter Wonderland, Photography Center of Cape Cod, S. Yarmouth, MA

2013

Member’s Exhibit, Attleboro Art Museum, Attleboro, MA

Small Works Exhibit, Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow, Norfolk Library, Norfolk, MA

19th Annual Juried Exhibition, Zullo Gallery, Medfield, MA

Community of Artists, Danforth Art Museum, Framingham, MA

What Goes Around, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA

The National, Cape Cod Art Association Exhibit, Barnstable, MA

Renewal, Morini Gallery, Mansfield, MA

Arts in Bloom, Cultural Arts Alliance, Hopkinton, MA

Flower Show, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA

Radius, RISD Alumni Exhibit, Keeseh Studios, Providence, RI

Secrets, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA

Snow & Ice, Moose Hill Gallery, Sharon, MA

2012

Solo Exhibition, Medfield Public Library, Medfield, MA

Blue, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA

Landscape/ Seascape Show, Post Road Art Center, Marlborough, MA

Solo Exhibition, Blue Glass Café, Boston, MA

On the Threshold, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA

Grafton Fine Arts & Music Festival, Grafton Cultural Council, Grafton, MA

            Second Place – Tiny Shadows

Off the Wall, Danforth Art Museum, Framingham, MA

18th Annual Juried Exhibition, Zullo Gallery, Medfield, MA

All Cape Cod, Cape Cod Art Association Exhibit, Barnstable, MA

            First Place – Quiet Morning

Arts in Bloom, Cultural Arts Alliance, Hopkinton, MA

            First Place – Calathea Makoyana

Outwitting History, Zullo Gallery, Medfield, MA

The Fine Art of Photography, Plymouth Center for the Arts, Plymouth, MA

Southern Mass. Arts Festival 2012, Mansfield, MA

First Place – The Golden Hour

Second Place – Door to Nothing or Everything

Scratching the Surface, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA

2011

2011 Members’ Exhibition, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA

Juror’s Choice – Rusted Web

A Second Look, Zullo Gallery, Medfield, MA

17th Annual Juried Exhibition, Zullo Gallery, Medfield, MA

Juried Portrait Show, Belmont Gallery, Belmont, MA

Southern Mass. Arts Festival 2011, Mansfield, MA

1st Place – Porthole

2nd Place – Rusted Web

Art Exhibit, Premier Image Gallery, Ashland, MA

1st Place – Rusted Web

South Shore Arts Festival, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA

2nd Place – Rusted Web

Rhythm of Nature: Explosion of Rebirth, Moose Hill Gallery, Sharon, MA

Two Person Show, Guilford Public Library, Guilford, CT

F2.8 presents “Let the Light In”, Norfolk Library, Norfolk, MA

Four Person Group Show, Woodshed Gallery, Franklin, MA

Nature & Her Ways: Two Person Show, Jane’s Frames, Franklin, MA 

No Hearts, No Flowers, University Place Gallery, Cambridge, MA

Show of Hearts – Cancer Benefit, Post Road Art Center, Marlborough, MA

Illuminations Gallery at Mass. General Hospital, Boston, MA

Northeast Prize Show, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA

Grafton Fine Arts & Music Festival, Grafton Cultural Council, Grafton, MA 

            2nd Place – Bike

2010

Neighborhoods of Boston Exhibition, Moakley Federal Courthouse, Boston, MA 

Solo Exhibition, Dover Public Library, Dover, MA 

Solo Exhibition, Dick & Jane's General Store, Walpole, MA 

Solo Exhibition, Holliston Public Library, Holliston, MA 

Solo Exhibition, Perks Coffeehouse, Norwood, MA

Open Art, Competition & Exhibit, Premier Image Gallery, Ashland, MA 

First Place – Thistle

Journeys, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA 

Neighborhoods of Boston, Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA 

Illuminations Gallery at Mass. General Hospital, Boston, MA 

2009

Focus, Cultural Arts Alliance, Hopkinton, MA 

Second Place - Trees

Take a Closer Look, Macro Photography Exhibit, Warwick Library, Warwick, RI

Summer in the Valley, The Trustees of Reservations, Dover, MA 

Most Outstanding From the Past Photograph in the Professional Class

Earth, Sea and Sky: Approaching Landscape Photography, Rhode Island School of Design Student Exhibit, Cranston Library, Cranston, RI 

Summer in the Valley, The Trustees of Reservations, Dover, MA 

Most Outstanding Scenic Photograph in the Professional Class

Most Outstanding Plant Life Photograph in the Professional Class

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

A Stroll thru SOWA, review, 'What Will You Remember?', Blog by Elin Spring and Suzanne Révy, 2021.

"Centerfold", magazine, Artscope, 2021.

Best Photo Picks for January 2021, in 'What Will You Remember?', Blog by Elin Spring and Suzanne Révy, 2021.

"Massachusetts Century Farms 2020", book, Massachusetts Farm Bureau, 2020.

"Adding Life to Long-Forgotten Spaces: Skinner Makes Decay Beautiful", magazine, Artscope, 2019.

"Transient Portfolio", journal, Still Point Arts Quarterly, 2018. 

"Abandoned", magazine, Dark Ink Press, 2018.

“Transience” at Fountain Street Fine Art Gallery, review, Big Red & Shiny | Sara R. Bass, 2018.

Best Photo Picks for May 2018, in 'What Will You Remember?', Blog by Elin Spring, 2018.

Best Photo Picks for April 2018, in 'What Will You Remember?' Blog by Elin Spring, 2018.

"Still Point X", journal, Still Point Arts Quarterly, 2018. Award for Distinctive Interpretation of the Theme.

"Trending Artist", article, BostonVoyager, 2018.

"Nature's Texture", journal, Still Point Arts Quarterly, 2017.

"9 Haunting Photos of Nature Reclaiming Forgotten Structures", article, Upworthy, 2016.

"Franklin Photographer Finds Beauty in the Lost" article, Metrowest Daily News, 2016.

“Photo exhibit at Moose Hill Gallery in Sharon captures winter’s beauty”, article, Metrowest Daily News, 2013.

Interview, Norfolk Cable Access, 2012.

“Arts in the Spotlight”, interview, Mansfield Cable Access, 2012.

"Fine Art, Friends & Frames in Franklin", article, Franklin Local Town Pages, 2011.

"Animals of the Biomes Marine Biology Center", book, Biomes, 2011.

“Illuminations”, calendar, Mass. General Hospital, 2011.

“Members Favorite Places 2009”, book, Stony Brook Camera Club of Wrentham, MA, 2009

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES & MEMBERSHIPS

 

Core Artist Member – Fountain Street Fine Art Gallery

Member - Photographic Resource Center at Boston University

Exhibiting Member - Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts

Member – Griffin Museum of Photography

Member – Attleboro Arts Museum

Artist Member – Cambridge Art Association

Member – Franklin Art Association

 

Curator - Abstracted Sanctuary, Fountain Street Gallery, Boston, MA - 2020

Curator - Thrive, Fountain Street Gallery, Boston, MA - 2018

Juror/ Curator - Light & Shadow, Morini Gallery, Mansfield, MA - 2018

Juror - Annual Open Juried Exhibit, Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham, MA - 2017

Juror/ Curator - Abandoned, Lost or Forgotten Photography Exhibit, Morini Gallery, Mansfield, MA - 2017

Juror – Reflection Photography Exhibit, Morini Gallery, Mansfield, MA – 2016

Juror – Blackstone Art Association Photography Exhibit, Uxbridge, MA – 2011