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Holly Vonderhaar Groder

Holly Vonderhaar Groder is a published, award-winning photographer who is 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 and XX at the Hampton Roads Convention Center and will be on display through May 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.


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

October, 2016 Poquoson Seafood Festival October Poquoson, Virginia https://www.poquosonseafoodfestival.com/

November, 2016 2016 USA Landscape Photographer of the Year - Shortlisted finalist USA Landscape Photographer of the Year http://www.usalpoty.com/

November, 2016 Fine Art Auction The Artist's Gallery http://www.theartistsgallery.org/

November - December 2016 Holiday Boutique - Invitational Exhibition The Artist's Gallery http://www.theartistsgallery.org/

November - December 2016  Annual Juried Exhibition Suffolk Art Gallery/Suffolk Art League http://www.suffolkartleague.com/

January - February 2017 2nd Annual Hampton Roads Digital Photography Art Exhibit Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts https://suffolkcenter.org/

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

March, 2017 Artist Meet and Greet The Point At Phoebus http://www.thepointatphoebus.com/

February - April 2017 Solo show The Point At Phoebus http://www.thepointatphoebus.com/

March, 2017 SWAN Day Support Women Artists Now The Artinspired Center https://artinspired.com/

April - September 2017 Smithfield Farmer's Market Vendor Smithfield, Virginia https://www.smithfieldfarmersmarket.org/

June - December 2017 Halls of Art 19 Hampton Roads Convention Center http://visithampton.com/hrcc/halls-of-art/

September, 2017 Solo Show Percolator Cowork Space https://percolatorspace.com/

September-October 2017 Featured image from Halls of Art 19 Coastal Virginia Magazine Volume 17, Issue 6, page 25 http://www.coastalvirginiamag.com/

November, 2017- February, 2018 Plum Crazy Art Representation Plum Crazy Art https://www.facebook.com/WSPArtGallery/

November, 2017 The Fine Art Auction The Artist's Gallery http://www.theartistsgallery.org/

November 2017- May 2018 Halls of Art 20  Hampton Roads Convention Center http://visithampton.com/hrcc/halls-of-art/

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

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