Sandra Louise Dyas Photography


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, Jeremy Blair, 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
Jeremy Blair, 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 Milosh, 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.

Monday, March 9, 2015

12 x 12 online PHOTO - Interviews Stuart Pilkington about his many ONLINE PHOTO PROJECTS

LUCKY ME. I have been a participant in quite a number of Stuart Pilkington's ONLINE photo projects and hope to continue my luck. The photo of Joan in Her Turquoise Dress, near Bellevue, Iowa was taken in February 2009. This was my "People" photo assignment for The 50 States Project, created and curated by Stuart.


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Week 8 -- Kitchen Renovation

After awhile, you wonder if you still will know how to cook. I have been using a little plug in tea pot that heats up water and a microwave, both loaned to me generously by my friend Katy S. The upper cabinets arrived last week. This week Gordon and Ben installed the upper cabs and hooked up the sink. The sink is useable! The pulls and knobs will be going on the cabs this week, too. I am hoping the extra hole for the little faucet will be drilled soon. The countertop people installed the specchio white quartz top meticulously. LOVE it. However, they forgot a hole.

We made a change of design plan on Monday. I decided I wanted a more open kitchen with fewer cabinets. Instead of the large maple cabinet in the center which would have housed the range hood, we will order a Kobe range hood - it will be visible and I know I will like that better.

The library shelves and desk below are gorgeous. Maple wood, nice and light, airy. I think the warm tones go really well with my green lower cabs and the beautiful paint color.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Stuart Pilkington Interviewed on 12 x12

Great interview on 12 x 12 with my internet photo friend, curator & photographer Stuart Pilkington. My photograph of my friend JOAN in Her Turquoise Dress is featured in the interview. It was part of an online year long series called The 50 States Project in which I represented Iowa. 

More about The 50 States Project
12 x 12 Interview