Photo by David Foster
"Award-winning Atlanta artist David Foster has been named the 2014 recipient of the P.C. Turczyn Award. Part of the Celebrating the Healing Power of Art exhibit sponsored by Manhattan Arts International, the P.C. Turczyn Award is: “given to an artist whose work makes a significant contribution to the [healing power of art] field, either by identifying key elements that characterize efficacious healing artwork and using it in their art practice, and/or by intuitively producing extraordinary and beautiful artwork with a marked beneficial effect." David was selected from among a group of fifty international artists chosen to participate in the Manhattan Arts International exhibit. His nature photography has won additional awards from the Georgia Nature Photographers Association, Nature Undisturbed, and the Southeastern Flower Show. You can view David’s award-winning photography at his current 25-image exhibit, “Uplifted in the Moment,” on display at the Atlanta Friends Meeting, 701 West Howard Avenue in Decatur. There will be an Artist Reception open to all on Friday, June 13, 2014 between 5:30 and 8:00pm. The exhibit is open to the public Sunday through Friday mornings between 9:00 and noon through July 15, 2014. David’s images have been part of more than over 50 exhibitions - including solo, juried and group shows - in the Southeast and beyond. His photographs are held in private and public collections across the United States and internationally. His image, "Jekyll Island Dawn," is part of the Picturing Georgia exhibit in the International Terminal at the Atlanta Airport. The international juried exhibit Gardens in Focus at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney, Australia has selected David's work for three years in a row, including the images "Aquatic Fractals" and "Waterlily Alchemy" for their June 2014 exhibit. Both images are included in his current exhibit. South by Southeast photomagazine features ten of his botanical images in its May-June 2014 issue, “Flora and Fauna of the Southeast.” Several of these images are also in his current exhibit. David also offers nature photography presentations and is a photography instructor at the John C. Campbell Folk School."