Rancho Santa Fe fine art photographer’s work selected for fair exhibit


The San Diego County Fair recently announced Rancho Santa Fe artist Christine Finkelson has been chosen to be in its 2013 Juried Photography Exhibition. The Fair will be held June 8-July 4 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

The jurors selected all eight of Finkelson’s entries. The artwork consists of four photographs in the Digital Photography Division, Hobart #1, #4, #5 and #18, and four iPhonorgrapy photographic collages in the Cell Phone Photo Division, Carbon Scare, New Moon, A Prophet’s Dream and She Who Knows the Secret, which were created with the iPhone camera and multiple iPhone apps.

The art works, Carbon Scare and New Moon, are also featured in a new book, “Mobile Digital Art: Using the iPad and iPhone as Creative Tools” by David Leibowitz, published by Focal Press.

Finkelson moved from New York City to San Diego over a year ago. Before leaving for California she had a solo show of her photographic work, Hidden Messages, at The New Art Center in Manhattan. She has recently been accepted into the San Diego Museum of Arts Artist Guild and is serving on its board as the Artists Liaison. In January 2013, Finkelson was in a juried show at the Cannon Art Gallery in Carlsbad juried by Chantel Paul, assistant curator for the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) in Balboa Park, San Diego. Next month she will be exhibiting in a group show in Redondo Beach at the AES Redondo Beach Art Group and also in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art. Finkelson’s photographs are in private collections in New York, Philadelphia and San Diego.