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Portrait by my daughter, Aubrey Diehl.

diana shay diehl




Mojave Light Studio in Yucca Valley, CA, 2013 - current. Topics: encaustic photo, experimental printmaking, artist collaborations, defining the why/where of your art practice.

Oak Gallery, Carlsbad, CA 2022.  Encaustic Photo Demonstration

Desert Institute, Joshua Tree National Park, 2015, 2016, 2017:  field instructor / Point & Shoot Photography

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



Glass Outhouse Art Gallery, 29 Palms CA  solo opening show 2009, 2018
“Water in the Desert” / 2 year traveling exhibition with select photographers sponsored by Cadiz, Inc. 
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 2014, 2018, 2019 
29 Palms Creative Center exhibition, August - October 2015
29 Palms Art Gallery, 6 Chicks exhibition, 2015 

29 Palms Art Gallery, Guild Members' Show, 2018, 2022
Joshua Tree Public Library exhibition and public talk, Joshua Tree, CA January 2016

La Matadora Gallery, Joshua Tree CA, local fundraiser for art scholarships, February 2022

Oak Gallery, Carlsbad CA, April - October 2022

Borrego Art Institute (BAI), Borrego Springs, CA. Art of Photography Show, February 2023

Goat Mountain CO, Yucca Valley, CA.  Flower Power Exhibition  May 2023

Publications | Awards:

The Enso Circle Exhibition Catalog, Spring 2022 Collective catalog featuring my artist residency work

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

Best of Show, 1st place, and 2nd place winner in Chaparral Artists 2017 Spring Show

“Coyote Pup” image used in land acquisition campaign with Mojave Desert Land Trust

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

3rd place in the 2010 Southland Show ~ 29 Palms Art Gallery

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

Medium Festival of Photography, since 2012

  Susan Burnstine, Creating Your Visual Voice    2014
   scott b davis, Master Platinum Printer   2015 - 2017
   Keith Douglas Skelton, California Photography Workshops, emphasis landscapes 
   Clare O’Neill, Encaustic Photo 2017

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

The ENSO Circle, virtual artist residency, January - April, 2022

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

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