6317 New Albany Rd, Lisle, IL, 60532
Joan M. Kalmanek — Fine Art Photographer
Travel and nature are my muses–curiosity and mindfulness traits that serve me well in my artistic efforts, opening my senses to all sources of inspiration. Sometimes I am attracted by colors, sometimes by shapes and patterns and other times simply the special quality of the light.
I am a member of the photography group fotoMuses, the Naperville Art League, the DuPage Art League, and the Morton Arboretum Photographic Society. I have shown my work at a number of venues in the Chicago area including the Schoenherr Gallery and .the Komechak Art Gallery. My photos are in the permanent collection of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Illinois Benedictine University.
I have received many awards in juried competitions and my work has been published in the Prairie Light Review and the Fifth Wednesday.Journal.
I received a certificate in Photographic Technology from the College of DuPage and have attended numerous photography workshops both in the US and abroad. I was born in Chicago, have lived in places ranging from New York City to a farm in DeKalb, and currently reside in Lisle, IL.