Shows, Calendar of Events, Awards and Credits

  

 2016 Shows and Upcoming Events  

  • Nov 5, 2016 - Chickadee Arts & Crafts Bazaar, Ridgefield Community Center,
    210 N Main Ave, Ridgefield, Washington 98642
    I will have a booth setup selling photo arts and gifts from 10 am - 4 pm. Many other artist across many different mediums will also have booths setup during the Ridgefield First Saturday festivies.
  • Come meet me, see my photography and studio during the Clark County Open Studio Tour on Nov 12 - 13 from 10 am - 5 pm. I will be studio #31 along the tour route along with 50 total arts across all mediums. This is a great chance to meet all the artists, purchase art and simply enjoy the amazing talented artists that are in our area.
    For more information check out: http://ccopenstudios.org/ or http://ccopenstudios.org/?portfolio=chris-bidleman and you can download your own tour guide or I have printed copies available. I hope to see you! Also checkout my website at chrisbidleman.com for additional offers and discounts during this event!
    Finally there is an artist reception prior to the tour on Nov. Here are the details:
    Preview Exhibit and Artists' Reception
    Friday, Nov 4, 2016
    5 pm–9 pm
    Esther Short Building
    610 Esther Street
    Vancouver, WA 98660

 Awards and Credits 

Great Horned Owl Peek-A-Boo B&W 2012 "1st Place in the Photo of the year photo contest - "Great Horned Owl Peek-A-Boo B&W" in the professional catagory.  1st place in 2D art category at the 2013 Ridgefield Art Association Spring show.  This photo was also a finalist in the Digital Photo magazine "6th Annual Your Best Shot" photo contest. 
Lazy afternoon in the refuge

2014 Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts honorable mention. In 2012 3rd Place in the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge Photo contest - "Lazy Afternoon in the Refuge."  This photo was also selected by the Ridgefield Business Association as the cover photo for their web page and brochure.  Photo also used in USGS NWR Visitor Survey 2012 publication as well as advertising with the "Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge". 

Coyote in the grass 2010 "Photo of the Year" Top 10 Finalist - "Coyote in the grass."  This photo was also an "honorable mention" during the 2010 Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge photo contest.  Another honor was being a finalist in the "Wildlife" category for the 5th Annual Photography Masters Cup in 2011.
Annas Hummingbird in Japanese Garden 2009 "Photo of the Year" Top 100 Finalist - "Annas Hummingbird in Japanese Garden."  This photo was also selected by the Portland Japanese Garden for their seasonal gift cards which are available in the gift shop..
Hummingbird blossoms FB 2008 "Photo of the Year" Top 100 Finalist - "Annas Hummingbird feeding on cherry blossoms in Spring."  This photo received a blue ribbon at the 2010 Clark County Fair.  Also seen on the May 2013 back cover of "Mother Earth News" magazine.
Sailboat on the Columbia River 2010 Winner of the "Discover the Original Vancouver Photo Contest" - "Sailboat on the Columbia River."  This photo is also on the cover of the 2011 Vancouver USA Visitors Guide
Mt Hood framed by the Garden Mt Hood (11239 feet) towers over the skyline of Portland, OR framed by a Japanese Maple.  This photo was selected for the official 2011 Portland Japanese Garden Calendar (I'm Mr. Month of May).  Available in garden gift shop or from Chris Bidleman. This photo is also available as a postcard at the garden so check at the front gate for those.
Demon Tile Window Demon Tile Cap of the Tea House (Kashin-Tei) called the Flower Heart House is framed by the Fall leaves of the Japanese Maple.  These tiles protect the structures they guard.  This photo was selected for the official 2012 Portland Japanese Garden Calendar.  Available in garden gift shop or from Chris Bidleman.
Heavenly Falls swirl art This long exposure shot of Heavenly Falls in the Portland Japanese Garden was selected the "People's Choice" award during the photo exhibit "Photography Galore!" in April, 2011 at Starting Grounds in Battle Ground, WA.
End of the day beach style (panorama) I received both an "honorable mention" for 2-Dimensional juried art and the “People's Choice” award at the 2011 RAA Art Show.