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Holly Vonderhaar Groder


Holly Vonderhaar Groder is a published, award-winning photographer who specializes in fine art landscapes. She explores the vastness of landscapes through the photographic medium, often employing alternative techniques to heighten the emotion of her images. She uses the wide-open vista as an analogy of self-imposed solitude and searching.

Holly has worked in many mediums in her life, including ceramic, mixed media, fiber, and glass. Her sculpture has shown in the Anderson Gallery at VCU, The Visual Arts Center of Richmond, and the Shockoe Bottom Arts Center. Additionally, Holly’s photography has shown in the Artist’s Gallery in Virginia Beach, the Suffolk Arts Gallery, the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts, The Point at Phoebus, and the ArtInspired Center. Recently, Holly’s work was accepted to The Halls of Art IXX,  XX, and XX1 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center and will be on display through October 2018. 

Holly is committed to lifelong learning and her pursuit of knowledge has led her to many renowned institutions including, Maine Media Workshop + College and Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. Holly has studied with many professionals in the field including, Tony Corbell, Sue Bryce, and Joe McNally. She received degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University and Old Dominion University.

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2018 August Boardwalk heART Show Boardwalk at Smithfield Station 

2018 June - November Halls of ArtXXI at the Hampton Roads Convention Center Hampton Roads Convention Center 

2018 May VB Surf Art Expo Virginia Beach Oceanfront 

2018 March - October Old Beach Art Market Virginia Beach Oceanfront 

2018 March - October Smithfield Farmer's Market Downtown Smithfield 

2018 March The Arts Center @ 319 Representation The Isle of Wight Arts League 

2018 January - May Jester's Gallery Representation Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts https://suffolkcenter.org/jesters-gallery-gifts/

2017 September - October Featured image from Halls of Art 19 Coastal Virginia Magazine Volume 17, Issue 6, page 25

2017 September Solo Show Percolator Cowork Space

2017 November - 2018 May Halls of Art 20 Hampton Roads Convention Center 

2017 November - 2018 February Plum Crazy Art Representation Plum Crazy Art 

2017 November The Fine Art Auction The Artist's Gallery

2017 June - November Halls of Art 19 Hampton Roads Convention Center 

2017 March Artist Meet and Greet The Point At Phoebus

2017 March SWAN Day Support Women Artists Now The Artinspired Center

2017 January - February 2nd Annual Hampton Roads Digital Photography Art Exhibit Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts

2017 January - February Awarded Second Place in 2016 Best of the Best Shot Photo Contest Imagine Magazine Issue #58

2017 February - April Solo show The Point At Phoebus

2017 April - September Smithfield Farmer's Market Vendor Smithfield, Virginia 

2016 November - December Holiday Boutique - Invitational Exhibition The Artist's Gallery 

2016 November - December  Annual Juried Exhibition Suffolk Art Gallery/Suffolk Art League

2016 November  USA Landscape Photographer of the Year – Shortlisted finalist USA Landscape Photographer of the Year 

2016 November  Fine Art Auction The Artist's Gallery

2016 October  Poquoson Seafood Festival  Poquoson, Virginia

2016 September - October Awarded Second Place in Take Your Best Shot Photo Contest Imagine Magazine Issue #56

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