bernardwerner

Campbell's Stonewall Gallery juried art show: "In the Garden" July 1 - July 29, 2018

Black & White Portfolio Contest 2018 Merit Award. 3 images published in  Special Issue #128 of Black & White magazine, June 2018.

Campbell's "On The Farm" Invitational, April 7-29, 2018, 2 images

2nd Place Merit of Excellence | 3 Honorable Mentions | 10 nominations, International Color Awards, 11th show, March, 2018

2nd Place Merit of Excellence & 3 Honorable Mentions including 7 Nominations, Black & White Spider Awards, 12th show

3 Single Image Awards, Special Issue #125 of BLACK & WHITE magazine , February 2018

Werner has produced art for the public's enjoyment and is also represented in a number of corporate and private collections.



What's New?

About Bernard Werner



What's New at a Glance

Oh Starry Night!

Oh Starry Night!

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We’ve looked to the stars
for all mankind’s salvation
...finding a mirror.

Eyes stare back, deceived;
Lying, mocking, enemy.
Change is the mandate!


Featured Photos


Please contact me for prints: bernie@bernardwerner.org


Rock Garden

Rock Garden

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See it at the Campbell's Stonewall Gallery juried art show: "In the Garden"
July 1 - July 29, 2018

Campbell Pottery Store
Stonewall Gallery
25579 Plank Rd
Cambridge Springs, PA 16403

printed on Hahnemühle William Turner 310gsm
framed to 39.5 x 27.5"

Black & White Portfolio Contest 2018 Merit Award published in Special Issue #128 of Black & White magazine, June 2018.

  • Busy Corner, Santiago, CU, 2016

    Black & White Portfolio Contest 2018 Merit Award. 3 images published in Special Issue #128 of Black & White magazine, June 2018.

  • Connected, Havana, CU, 2016

    Black & White Portfolio Contest 2018 Merit Award. 3 images published in Special Issue #128 of Black & White magazine, June 2018.

  • Barefoot Soccer, Santiago, CU, 2016

    Black & White Portfolio Contest 2018 Merit Award. 3 images published in Special Issue #128 of Black & White magazine, June 2018.

"On The Farm", Campbell Pottery Invitational, April 7-29, 2018

  • Other Side

    N20130401_013222 See it at Campbell's "On The Farm" Invitational April 7-29, 2018 25579 Plank Rd Cambridge Springs, PA 16403 814 734 8800 Printed on Hahnemühle William Turner 310 gsm framed to 27.5 x 20" Private Collection

  • Inquisitive

    N20130613_111203 See it at Campbell's "On The Farm" Invitational April 7-29, 2018 25579 Plank Rd Cambridge Springs, PA 16403 814 734 8800 Printed on Hahnemühle William Turner 310 gsm framed to 35 3/4 x 30" Private Collection See it at: Artist Member Group Exhibition Presented by the Steamboat Springs Arts Council July 4 through August 28, 2014 At the Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts at the Depot Steamboat Springs, CO

International Color Awards, 11th Show

B&W Magazine, 3 Single Image Awards: February, 2018. Special Issue #125

  • Before Castro's Procession 31

    N20161203_123242160b Single Image Award, Special Issue #125 of BLACK & WHITE magazine , February 2018

  • Endangered!

    N20070401_0143b Single Image Award, Special Issue 125 of BLACK WHITE magazine, February 2018

  • Growth

    N20140513_183343 (1)b Single Image Award, Special Issue #125 of BLACK & WHITE magazine , February 2018

Kelly Run Gallery, Thirteen Artists Holiday Exhibit Invitational, Nov 11-Dec 16, 2017

  • Found Art

    N20151007_165212740 See it at: Kelly Run Gallery 264 S. Main St. Cambridge Springs, PA 16403 814 398 9331 November 11 - December 16, 2017 Printed on Moab Slickrock Metallic Pearl, framed to 14 x 12".

  • Resting Leaf

    N20140403_164230 See it at: Kelly Run Gallery 264 S. Main St. Cambridge Springs, PA 16403 814 398 9331 November 11 - December 16, 2017 Printed on Moab Slickrock Metallic Pearl, framed to 14 x 12".

  • Nova

    N20040425_0033 See it at: Kelly Run Gallery 264 S. Main St. Cambridge Springs, PA 16403 814 398 9331 November 11 - December 16, 2017 Printed on Moab Slickrock Metallic Pearl, framed to 14 x 12".

Black & White Spider Awards, 12th show


Bernard Werner

Statement: 


The artist’s interpretation only begins with the camera since the image in the viewfinder is never what is seen in the mind’s eye. Images have been manipulated virtually since photography was invented in 1826 to meet the artists’ aesthetic. As early as 1857, Rejlander created a masterpiece, “Two ways of Life”, which was purchased by Queen Victoria and had been made from over 30 negatives blended together during many weeks in the darkroom. This photo, as big as an easel painting (16 x 31”) had earlier shocked the art world by being displayed on par with paintings. Even “tin types” from the late 1800’s have been hand colored to add life to faces and the sparkle of gold to jewelry.


With each leap in technology, the other arts were affected as well. For example, a running horse had never been depicted correctly on canvas until 1878 when Muybridge took advantage of the new fast emulsions and an array of 24 cameras to capture the equine movement in a stop motion sequence. He answered the often posed question as to whether all 4 hooves from a galloping horse were off the ground at the same time, which they were.


Photography was also inspired by painters as evidenced by Picasso saying of Alfred Stieglitz's “The Steerage” (1907), "This photographer is working in the same spirit as I am." In fact, a number of photographers such as Edward Steichen were originally trained as painters. He is best known for his curation of the famous MoMA photography exhibit “The Family of Man” (1955-1962) seen by over 9 million people.


We have at our finger tips a very powerful set of tools from the digital camera to the computer to the inkjet printer to create our art. And the cross fertilization will continue just as painters use photo realism and photographers use pictorialism as artistic styles. Using the power of computers and the availability of new materials and processes, it is and should be, a period of intense experimentation with all artists pushing all boundaries. We should respect the past, but forge ahead with new and different accomplishments.


Faced with this myriad of options, I choose to follow an aesthetic rather than a particular style. An image should convey a story creating a level of interest on the part of the viewer. The story can be as simple as “look at the beauty around us.” But it doesn't have to be the only emotion that is raised. Some images may even contain a hidden story, presenting several levels of interest from the macro to the micro.


Nevertheless, to paraphrase Ansel Adams, ‘A photograph is not taken, it is made’.


...Welcome to my gallery. I hope you find it both interesting and entertaining. For prints please contact me directly. 

bernie@bernardwerner.org 


My bio:
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