Desert Dispatches | Publications, Awards, Exhibitions & Appearances

 

PUBLICATIONS, AWARDS, EXHIBITIONS & APPEARANCES

 

PUBLICATIONS

KCET Artbound - Empty and Full: Finding Beauty in the Desert’s Dry Lake Landscape - August 18, 2016
KCET Artbound - Desert Storms: Destruction and Construction at Scotty’s Castle - April 8, 2016
KCET Artbound - Trona: Home Is Where Your Heart Is - April 7, 2016
KCET Artbound - Walking Through Time: The Layered Past of Red Hill’s Volcanic Viewscape - April 6, 2016
KCET Artbound - Altered Landscapes of the Human Spirit - April 5, 2016
KCET Artbound - Lancaster, CA: From Alfalfa to ‘Net Zero’ City - April 4, 2016
KCET Artbound - The Hudsons: At Home in a Lasting Love - March 9, 2016
KCET Artbound - Go West: New Manifest Destiny Comes to the Desert - March 4, 2016
KCET Artbound - Solastalgia on the Salton Sea - November 5, 2015
KCET Artbound - The Salton Sea, a Tsunami of Neglect - October 29, 2015
KCET Artbound - The Salton Sea and the Search for Solutions to the West’s Problems - October 22, 2015
Arid: Journal of the Desert - Prayer Changes Things: Desert Faith in Trona, CA - October 3, 2015
The Sun Runner - William ‘Burro’ Schmidt & His Tunnel to Nowhere - Sept/Oct 2015
KCET Artbound - Into the Forest Primeval: Taming the Sun, Building a Hill - September 29, 2015
KCET Artbound - CA 395: The High Road Home From Burning Man - August 27, 2015
KCET Artbound - View From a Hole - August 5, 2015
Boom: A Journal of California - Framing the Desert -
August 2015
KCET Artbound - ‘Abandonment Chic’ and the Modern Desert - July 30, 2015
KCET Artbound - Dark Desert Highway - June 23, 2015
The Sun Runner - Into the Forest Primeval: Taming the Sun, Building a Hill - May/June 2015
The Sun Runner - Dark Desert Highway - March/April 2015
Inyo County Visitors Guide: Eight Edition - “High & Dry” Explores the High Deserts of California - 2015
KCET Artbound - The Hundred Names of the Desert Wind - November 10, 2014
KCET Artbound - Caretaking the Ghosts of Cerro Gordo - October 31, 2014
Palm Springs Life Magazine - Call of the Wild: The Enigmatic Salton Sea - October 2014
KCET Artbound - Through a Window Darkly - August 27, 2014
KCET Artbound - Emerald City of Salts - August 8, 2014
KCET Artbound - Water Extremes: Too Little; Too Much; Too Slow; Too Fast - July 7, 2014
KCET Artbound - William ‘Burro’ Schmidt and His Tunnel to Nowhere - June 12, 2014
KCET Artbound - High & Dry: A Collaboration Surveying the American Desert - May 21, 2014

 

PRESS ABOUT HIGH & DRY: desertdispatches.com/press

 

AWARDS & HONORS

High & Dry: Best Outdoor Media (OWAC's Top Award) - 2016
OWAC Craft Award - Best Feature Photo (O. Refetoff) - 2016
OWAC Craft Award - Best Nature Photo
 (O. Refetoff) - 2016
OWAC Craft Award - Best Overall Photo
 (O. Refetoff) - 2016
KCET's Artbound - Best of 2015 - Art+Environment (KCET: High & Dry)
KCET's Artbound - Best of 2015 - Photography (
KCET: High & Dry)
HIgh & Dry: Best Outdoor Website - 2015
OWAC Craft Award - Best Feature Photo
 (O. Refetoff) - 2015
OWAC Craft Award - Best Nature Photo
 (O. Refetoff) - 2015
OWAC Craft Award - Best Overall Photo
 (O. Refetoff) - 2015
OWAC - Best Feature Photo - 2012
IPA - International Photography Awards - 4 Honorable Mentions - 2012
OWAC - Platinum Portfolio Award (Top Overall Photo Award
 - O. Refetoff) - 2011
OWAC Craft Award - Best Landscape Photo 
(O. Refetoff) - 2011
OWAC Craft Award - Best Human Interest Photo
 (O. Refetoff) - 2011

NOTE: OWAC = Outdoor Writers Association of California

 

EXHIBITIONS       *current/upcoming/links

High & Dry - MOAH Museum of Art & History - Lancaster, CA - April 20-May 18, 2017
Solo Show - Porch Gallery - Ojai, CA - Feb 16-Mar 26, 2017

GUNS - Curated by Betty Ann Brown, Liz Gordon & Anita Storm - The Loft at Liz's - Sept 24-Oct Nov 1
The Art Classic: Oasis - Millard Sheets Art Ctr/LA County Fairgrounds - Pomona, CA - 2016|
High and Dry - 3-Person Show Curated by Delia Cabral - FAB-Gallery - Santa Monica, CA - 2016
Oculus Clamantis in Deserto: Splendor and Disaster in the California Outback - Curated by Peter Frank - Palm Springs Fine Art Festival - 2016
Art Makes Change - Earth WE Gallery - Santa Monica, CA - 2015-16
VisionLA 2015 Climate Action Arts Festival - Santa Monica Museum - Santa Monica, CA - 2015
WATER WORKS 2 - The Art Gallery - Glendale Community College - 2015
Museum Tour - (O. Refetoff solo show) - Venice Institute of Contemporary Art/Gypsy Trails Gallery - Torrance Art Museum - 2015
Chasing Pavement - (O. Refetoff solo show) Inglewood Public Library (Inglewood Art Day) - 2015
WATER WORKS 2 - Juried by Peter Frank, John Yau, Juri Koll & Heather Stobo - Porch Gallery - Ojai, CA - 2015
Haunted Landscapes - Art Share LA - Los Angeles, CA - 2015
Realities & Concepts - Curated by Meredith Marlay - Lucie Foundation - Santa Monica Art Studios - 2015
Uniting the World Though Art - Four Chinese Photographers, Four LA Photographers, Two Exhibitions - Sponsored by the LA Art Show & the Arts District Alliance - Art Share LA/Lot 613 - 2015
Photo LA - Los Angeles Art Association Three Artist Exhibit - The REEF - LA - 2015
The Life of Things - Five Artist Exhibition - SCA Project Gallery - Pomona, CA - 2014
Fact + Friction - with Aline Smithson, Clay Lipsky & Mark Indig - Chungking Studio/MoPLA - 2014
High & Dry: dispatches from the land of little rain - (O. Refetoff solo show) Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825 - 2014
Dust to Dust - (O. Refetoff solo show) - Chungking Studio - LA - 2013
The Art of Photography - San Diego Art Institute - 2013
Open Show - Juried by Rebecca Morse, MOCA LA - Los Angeles Art Association/Gallery 825 - 2012-2013
The Art of Photography - San Diego Art Institute - 2012
Open Show - Juried by Charlie Manzo/Gagosian Gallery, NY - Gallery 825 (LAAA) - LA - 2011-2012
Group Show - Soho House - West Hollywood, CA - 2011
Lucie Foundation Exhibition - Art Platform Los Angeles - LA Mart/MoPLA - 2011
A Place in the Sun: Picturing California - Curated by Audrey Landreth - Hi-Lite Studio/MoPLA - 2011
Downtown: Incomplete LA - Five Featured Artists - Terrell Moore Gallery/MoPLA - 2011

NOTE: MoPLA = Month of Photography Los Angeles

 

BOOKS & ART CATALOGS

WATER WORKS II - Exhibition Catalog - photos Osceola Refetoff, essay Christopher Langley - Porch Galley Ojai/Venice Institute of Contemporary Art - 2015

 

APPEARANCES & PRESEANTIONS

GUNS - Panel Discussion on Gun Violence in Relationship to the Art Exhibition (O. Refetoff) - Wed Oct 5, 7-9pm
PhotoLA - Panel Discussion: Artists Take Issue: Photography and the Aesthetics of Activism - O. Refetoff - Jan 2016
WATER WORKS II - Aesthetics/Politics of Water in California (O. Refetoff) - Glendale, CA - Sept 2015
WATER WORKS II - Panel Discussion on the Aesthetics/Politics of
 Water in California - Ojai, CA - May 2015
49ers Club of Death Valley - Mining the Salton Sea for Understanding - Furnace Creek Visitor Ctr - Nov 2015
Upper Mojave Historical Society - Geo-Aestheticism & Changing Views of the Desert - C. Langley - Ridgecrest - 2014

 

EVENT PARTICIPATION

Outdoor Writers Association of California: Auburn, CA - 2016
Outdoor Writers Association of California: Big Bear, CA - 2015
Art+Environment: Center of Art & Environment, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV - 2014