Sandra Louise Dyas Photography


Friday, March 29, 2013


A LETTER FROM KATIE ROCHE, Development Director of the Englert

Dear Friends,

Last year the Englert commissioned Sandy Dyas to document the theater in our 100th year.  Her work will be up early next week in the Douglas and Linda Paul Gallery (Englert, 2nd floor) and I wanted to invite you to come to the closing reception and art auction finale on April 26, from 5-8 pm.  All of the work in the gallery will be available in exchange for a donation to the theater.  You will also have a chance to hear Sandy talk about her method and work on Friday, April 5th (5-7pm) as part of the Mission Creek Festival.  Plus, at that event, there will be complimentary vittles from Clinton Street Social Club to munch on!  

Sandy did a magnificent job of capturing the theater in every aspect, from my excellent co-workers making shows happen to intriguing performance and green room photos. I hope you can join me for these events - in my natural habitat  - at the Englert! 

I've attached the official invite for the event on the 28th- please let me know if you can make it.

Best regards,
Katie Roche
Development Director at The Englert Theatre
Member of Association of Fundraising Professionals

Board Member of Iowa Shares
Musician with Awful Purdies

Monday, March 18, 2013

This JULY I have been invited to teach PHOTOGRAPHY in PRAGUE. Please consider signing up for the workshops. The Prague Summer Program is a unique program that offers classes in Jewish Studies, Creative Writing, Literature, Photography and Yoga. This is the program's 20th Anniversary. 

PIVO is the PSP's blog and I am being "spotlighted" (interview) as a guest faculty member. You can sign up for college credit and it can be transferred to Cornell College (where I teach) or to your college of choice. 

You need a good digital camera and a laptop for editing. There will be beginning and advanced classes in Photography. Jan Pohribny, a well-known and prestigious artist from the CZ will be teaching photography too. 

There will be studio visits to photographers living in the area...and I am very excited that we will all have the experience of meeting Jindrich Streit.   

You need not have an art background, just an interest in learning about the art of photography. This exciting opportunity is for anyone up for a wonderful opportunity to enjoy art and life in the beautiful city of Prague.

Black and White Silver Gelatin photographs were taken in the Czech Republic when I was there for my first time in 2002 - they were hand-printed in 2003. Cornell College awarded me a McConnell Travel Grant and I spent three weeks photographing Prague and several small villages nearby. (c) Sandra L. Dyas

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

My work was chosen for an AWARD! Seven Artists were chosen from the Biennial Show at the Dubuque Museum of Art and I am one of the seven. Will find out soon as to what award I won. Mr. James Welu, Director Emeritus of the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts was the Juror for the show.

The two photographs selected for the exhibition are: Katy, Queen of Her Garden, Iowa City, Iowa and
Don, Owner of the Modern Barber Shop, Burlington, Iowa.