Diana Shay Diehl

Formal Educational background:

University of South Carolina, BA Psychology, 1982

University of South Carolina, Masters of Education, 1984
       Emphasis on curriculum development, group counseling, public health
National University, Teaching Credentialing program, 1986


Arts Continued Education:

   University of California, Riverside:  Landscape BW Photography  1989
   Spelman Evans Downer, Digital Photography, Copper Mountain College 2007-2009
   Ralph Nordstorm Photography Workshops, Chasing Light   2012

Valerie Jardin, Street Photography, San Diego, CA   2013

  Desert Institute Field Photography Workshops (various instructors in the arts)

Medium Festival of Photography, since 2012 / ongoing annually

  Susan Burnstine, Creating Your Visual Voice    2014
   Scott B Davis, Master Platinum Printer   2015 - 2017
   Keith Douglas Skelton, California Photography Workshops, emphasis landscapes 
   Medium Festival of Photography, San Diego CA   2013, 2015, 2016, 2018
   Clare O’Neill, Encaustic Photo 2017

Nancy Crawford, Paula Roland, Serena Barton  Encaustic / Cold Wax  2018

Joshua Tree Center for Photographic Arts,  Joshua Tree, CA / since 2019 - ongoing




Field Instructor/Photography, Desert Institute, Joshua Tree National Park, since 2015

Sunnylands Estate/Annenberg Arts Education, “Using Your Camera to Tell a Visual Story”, 2017

Mojave Light Studio, fall and spring series in encaustics and printmaking, on going since 2016


Exhibitions, Publications, and Awards: 

Glass Outhouse Art Gallery, 29 Palms CA  January 2009 
“Water in the Desert” / 2 year traveling exhibition with select photographers                

sponsored by Cadiz, Inc. 
3rd place in the 2010 Southland Show ~ 29 Palms Art Gallery
“Coyote Pup” image used in land acquisition campaign with MDLT
Art in Public Places exhibition at 29 Palms City Hall, fall of 2010
6 Chicks Pop Up Art Gallery, Joshua Tree CA, 2013-2014
Hwy. 62 Open Studio Art Tours, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Gallery 62, Joshua Tree, CA fall of 2014 
29 Palms Creative Center exhibition, August - October 2015
29 Palms Art Gallery, 6 Chicks exhibition, December 2015
Joshua Tree Public Library exhibition and public talk, Joshua Tree, CA January 2016
Best of Show, 1st place, and 2nd place winner in Chaparral Artists 2017 Spring Show

The Hand Magazine, "When the Desert Dreams" palladium print selected for April, 2017 edition

Glass Outhouse Art Gallery, 29 Palms CA   March 2018

Gallery 62, Joshua Tree  CA   July, December 2018; June, December, 2019 

29 Palms Art Gallery,  29 Palms CA  Guild Members' Show   August 2018

Photo Collaboration on "Route", a book of poetry by Cynthia Anderson, 2019

Works have also been on display at Natural Sisters Café  in Joshua Tree, California, ArtFX and Rainbow Stew in Yucca Valley, former JTNP Superintendent’s office, and in many private collections worldwide.


Membership / Affiliations: 

29 Palms Artists' Guild, 29 Palms, CA

The Darkroom Club / The Photographer's Eye Collective, Escondido, CA

ecoartspace,  Santa Fe, NM

Medium Photo, San Diego, CA

New Orleans Photo Alliance, Louisiana

Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Counsel (MBCAC), Joshua Tree, CA