Special International Recognition

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Been Tough
Upstream People Gallery awarded FIVE special Recognition Awards to Christine Cook in the 16th Annual Faces Juried Online International Art Exhibition September 4, 2014.


“Christine Cook of Naples, Florida has a striking work entitled “Been Tough” using digital photography to capture a wonderful human study that has a slight reflection to the left. And her “Black Seminole” strikes an amazing chord with the intermix of textures. The tilted head echoes the diagonal play of pattern. Another fine work … is “In the Moment” wherein the play of light and the linear movement of parts gives energy to the rather peaceful setting….”

Professor Laurence Bradshaw, Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, September, 2014


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Impressive Portrait Study: Black Seminole by Christine Cook

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Black Seminole was accepted into the national competition, CameraUSA 2014 showing until September 26th at the Von Liebig Arts Center in Naples Florida. It was reviewed in the Naples Daily News.

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“There are two impressive portrait studies: “Black Seminole,” an intense close-up of a grizzled man, by Christine Cook, Naples, who reminds viewers of how blacks, escaping slavery in the Everglades, enriched the Seminoles with their crop-planting knowledge.”

– Donald Miller, Columnist, Naples Daily News, Naples, Florida,  August, 2014


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