Sandra Louise Dyas Photography


Friday, October 17, 2014

Art Expanded, 1958-1978

June 14, 2014 – March 8, 2015
HUGE SHOW at the WALKER ART CENTER -- this collection of work is most inspiring to me - the exhibition looks at the work of artists from 1958 to 1978. An extremely transformative time of history during the 20th century, artists made work that challenged and critiqued culture and most definitely traditional art. "The teachings of John Cage, the emergence of event scores and Happenings, the dissemina­tion of Fluxus material and editions, and the embrace of conceptualism, performance, video, television, avant-garde film, and experimental music—all of these factors in the context of a rapidly changing world influenced artists and thinkers as they tested art’s evolving status as object, information, and experience."

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Alex Soth and Little Brown Mushroom


Homecoming Faculty Art Show Reception at Cornell College

Saturday, October 18th, 2014  -- LUCE GALLERY -- CORNELL COLLEGE 
FACULTY ART SHOW Closing Reception  
3-5 PM

Some photos from the opening reception + photos of my installation "my eyes are not shut". 

The exhibition includes work from Doug Hanson, Vivian Meier, Susannah Biondo-Gemmell, Susan Coleman, Tony Plaut, Hugh Lifson and myself.

Tony Plaut
Sue Coleman
Tony Plaut

Vivian Meier

Tommie, Jamie and Matthew
Sandy Dyas (me) with Ray Mullen
Hugh Lifson

Katy Hoffer - with "my eyes are not shut"

Sue Coleman

Sue, Dee Ann, Susannah and Sarah

Caroline Louise and Jenna L. Nims

Sunday, October 5, 2014

DIRTY BIRDIES VINTAGE #16 on the ETSY's List of TOP 100 Vintage Stores

My two daughters are A M A Z I N G. They work hard - long hours - but they also LOVE what they do! named their online store DIRTY BIRDIES VINTAGE #16 in their TOP 100 Vintage Stores! So proud to be their Mama Bird! SHOP HERE online.
Jamie E. and Jenna L., Canfield Hotel, Dubuque, Iowa 2008                                                   (


FOTOGRAFIA MAGAZINE ONLINE has a huge list of photo festivals to check out!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Fall Issue of The Iowa Review, cover image by Sandra L. Dyas

THE IOWA REVIEW'S FALL 2014 ISSUE IS ON THE STANDS. My photograph, The Yellow Chicken Car, taken in Los Angles, CA is on the cover and back cover, too. It looks like a great line-up of out-standing fiction, poetry and non-fiction.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

PICTURING MAQUOKETA - Photography Workshop 2013

This workshop was held in the summer of 2013 - I know this is late! The workshop was held on two consecutive Saturdays at the Maquoketa Art Experience, Maquoketa, Iowa. I am from Jackson County so I really was happy to conduct a digital photography workshop there.
Standing in front of "Picturing Maquoketa", an installation of work done by the participants of the workshop.
Our Workshop in Digital Photography Class, Maquoketa Art Experience, August 2013
Caroline Louise, Maquoketa, Iowa