I will have a guest artist show up at Eastbank Gallery March 2nd to March 29th. Please join me for a artist reception opening night on March 2nd, stop in to say “Hi” and to learn more about the stories behind the lens. I will one of two highlighted artists there that night.
ARTIST STATEMENT: I have been creating photographs since I was eight. I grew up idolizing people like Ansel Adams and Thomas Mangelsen and felt that I must travel and see the world if I wanted to create stunning imagery. Now in my thirties I realize how truly lucky I am to live in one of these beautiful places. I have spent many months of my life traveling our planet to experience her beauty, when in fact, the Black Hills area is home to the exact pristine untouched beauty I had been seeking. I just needed to simply stop to appreciate it. The older I get, the more I begin to have a better understanding that I am pretty lucky to have my my home in the Hills.
ARTIST BIO:Erica Lane Harvey is one of South Dakota’s most decorated and accomplished young photographers! She graduated with honors from the renowned Brooks Institute in 2003 with a degree in photojournalism. She then worked for Robert Sharp & Associates Advertising Agency in Rapid City, S.D., as a videographer and photographer until 2014 when her passion for landscape and fine art photography drew her to start her own business, Erica Lane Photography. Erica’s photo of a female bear and her cub, “Hey Boo Boo”, earned her the coveted “Highly Honored” status in the 2016 Windland Smith Rice International Awards. Her image of an Elk called “Howdy Partner” and the bison photo called “Good as Gold” were award also awared the status of “Highly Honored” in the 2016 Yellowstone Forever contest. Erica has been awarded the “Peg Sagen People’s Choice Award” two consecutive years, as well as “Best in Show” one year, at the Rapid City Dahl Fine Arts Center’s Dahl Mountain Photography Contest. She is a Professional Photographers of America (PPA) member, and was recently awarded Platinum Photographer of the year, and is quickly earning merits toward higher degrees that the association bestows. Erica’s eye, energy, and her passion for conservation give her images a unique and natural appearance of the best scenery that this world has to offer. She spends many months of the year traveling and photographing breathtaking places, and she and her work can also be found in galleries and art festivals throughout the Midwest.