Sandra Louise Dyas Photography


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Midwest Summer: Light and Warmth - Group Exhibition at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

Midwest Summer: Light and Warmth -- this show is up until September 13th, 2015. My photograph of "JoAnn, Roses & Thorns" was selected for this fabulous midwestern art exhibition.

Monday, June 8, 2015

The Fountain

The Fountain from Sandy Dyas on Vimeo.

LeAnn Erickson and I have been having a long-time video conversation using short, under one minute videos from our everyday lives. This project called Homegrown Stories began in 2013. We recently decided to use our iPhones rather than point and shoot cameras. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Opening Reception
Friday, June 5, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Join us for a free public opening reception to celebrate the opening of Midwest Summer: Light and WarmthExpressions of Home: The Watercolors of Lela Powers Briggs and changes to The Restless Spirit: American Art from the Collection. Local artists featured in Midwest Summer will be in attendance.

Midwest Summer: Light and Warmth

June 6 - September 13, 2015 
JoAnn with Roses & Thorns, Sandra L. Dyas 2014

Monday, April 20, 2015

T. Geronimo Johnson Interview in Poets & Writers

T. Geronimo Johnson is featured in the newest edition of Poets & Writers Magazine (March/April 2015). Nimo, a published writer is a visiting professor at the Writers Workshop at the University of Iowa this year. I was asked to photograph him last fall. He is a most compassionate and gentle soul. I truly enjoyed our few hours together making these portraits. His second book Welcome to Braggsville was published in February 2015.
T. Geronimo Johnson, Iowa City, Iowa (Sandra L. Dyas)
T. Geronimo Johnson, Iowa City, IA (Sandra L. Dyas)
T. Geronimo Johnson, Iowa City, IA (Sandra L. Dyas)
T. Geronimo Johnson, Iowa City, Iowa (Sandra L. Dyas)

Saturday, March 28, 2015

5th Biennial Dubuque Museum of Art

My photograph, Sean Thomas Boyt, near Iowa City, Iowa is being exhibited in the large group show at the Dubuque Museum of Art's 5th Biennial.  
March 14, 2015 - June 14, 2015
Sean Thomas Boyt, near Iowa City, Iowa (Sandra L. Dyas Photography)
The fifth DUMA Biennial features the finest works of art by some of the most talented artists in a 200 mile radius of Dubuque. Generously sponsored by Premier Bank and Marella fine gift shop, this home-grown exhibition highlights the quality and variety of artwork that is currently being produced by the artists of this area. Special thanks to this year’s juror Jane Milosch, Director of the Smithsonian Provenance Research Initiative, Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture. Milosch is a past curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. The 2015 DUMA Biennial was the most competitive call for entries yet with 176 artists submitting 508 works of art. Of those, 48 artists and 59 works of art were selected by the juror for the exhibition.