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My Garden Grows…

My Garden grows with the help of the Honey Bee. One of a series of photographs, a reflection of a collage made with my various images, created to draw awareness to the decline of the Honey Bee world wide. It was important for me to capture the globe shape as it represents the global impact of dwindling honey bee population.The petals above shoot out like the sun and the light coming forth from the east represent a new day,,,perhaps one where we can change the future of this valuable insect.

Thank you MIFA!

Thank you to The MIFA 2015 (Moscow International Foto Awards http://moscowfotoawards.com/) and Jurors (http://moscowfotoawards.com/en/jury-mifa.html) for honoring my work with four Honorable Mentions in the following categories; People-Culture, Fine Art-Collage, Nature-Flowers, Architecture-Interiors. MIFA received thousands of great images from 84 different countries. Entries were judged in Architecture, Advertising, Book, Editorial, Fine Art, Moving Images, Nature, People and Portfolio categories.
MIFA asked the Jury Panel to review each submission based on the following criteria: originality, creativity, composition and most importantly overall impact. The 29 Main Category Winners will be exhibited on 3-10 November in FotoLoft Gallery in Moscow. All other winners will be projected on screen.
Congratulations to ALL of the MIFA 2015 award winners!!


Thank You IPA Awards!!!!

15 Honorable Mentions From IPA!!! Thank You!!
I am happy to announce that I have been awarded fifteen honorable mentions from the prestigious International Photography Awards 2015 (IPA) competition. Although I did not place in the top three(1st,2nd or 3rd place), this is still quite an honor and I thank the staff at IPA and the jury who had the tedious job of sorting through and deliberating over 17,000 images submitted from photographers world wide! Last year, I had submitted the same number of photographs and was pleased to receive four honorable mentions…sooo, I am thrilled that I have received more than three times the honors than from 2014…it shows that I have improved and my efforts this year have been worth while!!! Thanks again IPA-see
ya next year!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEInternational Photography Awards Announces Category Winners of the 2015 Competition!This year, The International Photography Awards received 17842 of submissions from over 230 countries, and is pleased to declare that Cheryl Elich-Krumpelt was awarded fifteen Honorable Mentions in the following; Fine Art – Collage for the winning entry Duo Tone Restrained, Fine Art – Still Life for the winning entry Painterly Roses, Nature – Flowers for the winning entry Painterly Roses, People – Other for the winning entry Rinse. People – Children for the winning entry Rinse, Architecture – Interior for the winning entry Looking to the heavens from within, Architecture – Buildings for the winning entry Looking to the heavens from within, Architecture – Other for the winning entry Looking to the heavens from within, Architecture – Interior for the winning entry Untitled Chicago View in Round, Architecture – Buildings for the winning entry Untitled Chicago View in Round, Architecture – Buildings for the winning entry A Mist The Giants, Special – Pets for the winning entry Peek-A-Boo, People – Other for the winning entry Tartan in The Wind, Cheryl Elich-Krumpelt and A.Krumpelt were awarded Honorable Mention in Nature – Seasons for the winning entry Water Flowers, Cheryl Elich-Krumpelt and A.Krumpelt were awarded Honorable Mention in Nature – Flowers for the winning entry Water Flowers.ABOUT Cheryl Elich-Krumpelt Cheryl Elich-Krumpelt is a photographic artist, painter and poet who lives in the Chicago-land area. Formerly, she created corporate identity and business to business marketing materials for major corporations and owned her own business licensing her artwork/paintings to manufacturers for the application on to products, which were sold internationally. After a hiatus from the creative world, in the fall of 2013, Cheryl decided to direct her focus on photography in order to give her artistic voice more intensity and meaning. https://www.facebook.com/Cheryl-Elich-KrumpeltCEK-Nelson-Artist-281812041951961/timeline/

Contact Cheryl Elich-Krumpelt cherylelichfineart@gmail.com  http://www.cherylelichkrumpelt.com

About the International Photography Awards The International Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for professional, non-professional, and student photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today. Each year, the International Photography Awards (IPA) invites passionate photographers, to compete for the title of Photographer of the Year, Discovery of the Year and Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year. A board of esteemed professionals in the field juries the competition: curators, photo editors, gallery owners, art directors, and other luminaries from the international photography community. The awards includes a Lucie Statue and cash prizes totaling over $20,000, exhibition and publication opportunities.www.photoawards.com

About the Lucie Awards The Lucie Awards is the annual event honoring the greatest achievements in photography. The photography community from countries around the globe will pay tribute to the most outstanding photography achievements presented at the Gala Awards ceremony. Each year, the Advisory Board nominates deserving individuals across a variety of categories who will be honored during the Lucie Awards ceremony. Once the nominations have been received, the votes are tallied and an honoree in each category is identified. The honorees are pre-announced months before the Lucie Awards. The Lucie Awards are a signature program of Lucie Foundation. www.lucieawards.com

IPA Contact: Hannah Lillethun  Program Director, International Photography Awards  hannah@iawardsinc.com

Photography, It’s All In The Family…

It’s All In The Family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well, my husband is not the only photographer in the family…Ah yes, I did receive my fair share of recognition this year from IPA and that announcement is to come! Besides being so excited for my husband, I couldn’t be more happy for my son!!!! He was the master mind behind Water Flowers and our collaboration of photographs were awarded two separate Honorable Mentions for Seasons category and Flowers category! As a mother and artist, I can not tell you what this means. My family puts up with my mess of art projects, stopping to take a photo, the many requests to help out, be a model or hold a prop. Instead of resenting my endeavors, they have embraced the art and taken it as their own! I have inspired two people to explore their creativity…. THAT is what this is all about!! Sharing passions, sharing art and inspiring others to explore a side of themselves that they didn’t know existed!!! Congratulations A. Krumpelt!!! xoxo, Mom!

A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!!!

Driving home, my eyes caught a beautiful field filled with light and flowers at the golden hour of around 7:30pm. I just had to pull over, get out, trudge through long grass, weeds and trees… jump a fence and proceed to get eaten alive by mosquitos….but the light was so beautiful! When I got home, I discovered that most of my photos were not in focus-not even an “Unsharp Mask” filter in Photoshop would help my images! Alas, always remember your shutter speed and lens focal length…in my excitement, I did not. I was lucky to get a few good shots for my trouble. Now I better go check myself for ticks!!! Have a good evening! Cheers!!

Photography inspired by Old Master painters!

In this series of photographs, Painterly Flowers-Roses, I was inspired to create images that spoke to the “Old Master” painters, Renoir, Vermeer and Toulouse Lautrec. My interpretation of their work resulted in a loose painterly style, elusive and almost a blurred brush stroke effect so that the subject has a dream like quality. The colors emulate those of the “Old Master’s”,  palette-dark with light flooding in- similar to Vermeer.

Thank You 1650 Gallery- Flower Power 2014 Photography Exhibit

Thank you to juror Andrew Overtoom and 1650 Gallery for selecting my photograph, “Sun On Grandpa’s Farm” for the 2014 Flower Power Exhibit in Los Angeles, CA.. To view the exhibit, please click here:   http://1650gallery.com/flowerpower2014_exhibition.php