"Through odd little details hovering on the edges of our visual consciousness, slightly discombobulating angles that are not quite as head-on as they at first seem to be, intrusive off-kilter objects that interrupt the natural flow of our eye, Slesnick shares with us his vision of the world:  Use your eyes to discover the truth."  Daytona Beach (FL) News-Journal

 

 

The results of Slesnickís efforts in this photograph can be seen on the Mexico page. See the image titled Edith, the Barberís Sister.
 

                                                                                                           Photo by Steve Vaughn

.... personal and professional

Education:

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M.F.A.  in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design (1993)

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B.S.  in pharmacy from the University of Florida (1965)

Major Awards:


Thank you Denver, St. Louis, Kansas City, Winter Park, Raleigh, Ann Arbor, Fort Worth, and all the other shows we did from 1974 to 2006, for your wonderful support and for your enthusiasm for my work. Your patronage through the years has been truly appreciated, and the many friends we made along the way, both colleague and collector, made it an even more remarkable experience for us.

Although my wife Ella and I have retired from the art show circuit, we remain active in that field of endeavor by volunteering our time at various art fairs around the country, and by continuing to support our colleagues' efforts to make a living at what they do best: Bringing great art to the masses and to the streets of America's finest art shows and festivals.

Here are some of the awards we garnered through the years...

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International Grand Award Winner, M.I.L.K. (Moments of Intimacy, Laughter, and Kinship) competition (2000; website, http://www.milkphotos.com)

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Individual Artist Fellowship, State of Florida, 1999

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Cherry Creek Art Festival (Denver, CO): Merit Award, 2006; 2nd place overall, 2004

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St. Louis Art Festival: 1st place, 2006, 2005, 2003; 2nd place, 2004

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Kansas City Plaza: Jury Award, 2005; Photography juror, 2004; Jurorís Award, 2003

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Winter Park (FL) Sidewalk Art Festival: Best of Show, 1994; Morse Museum Award, 1999; 1st place, 1998, 1996; 2nd place, 2006, 2005, 2003; 3rd place, 2000; Award of Distinction, 2006; Merit Award, 2004, 1997, 1995, 1993, 1984

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Magic City Arts Festival (Birmingham, AL): Best of Show, 2005, 2004; Spider Martin Award, 2003; Merit Award, 2002

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Gasparilla Arts Festival (Tampa, FL): Best of Show, 2001; Award of Distinction,1994; Friends of Library Award, 2002; Merit Award, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997,1996, 1995

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Smoky Hill River Arts Festival (Salina, KS): Best of Show, 2005, 2003; Merit Award, 2004

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Artsplosure (Raleigh, NC): Best of Show, 2004; 2nd place, 2003; Honorable Mention, 2005; Award of Distinction, 2006

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Ocala (FL) Fine Arts Festival: Best of Show, 2000; Award of Distinction, 2003, 2001, 1997, 1996; Merit Award, 2002, 1999, 1998

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International Print Exhibition of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain: Gold Medal (Best of Show), 1996; Silver Medal (2nd place), 1995, 1997

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Winter Park Autumn Art Festival: Best of Show, 1995, 1983; Award of Distinction,1994; Merit Award, 1998, 1996

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Coconut Grove Arts Festival (Miami, FL): 1st place, 2006, 1999, 1998, 1996; 2nd place, 1997

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Beaux Arts (Miami, FL): 1st place, 1999, 2001; Award of Excellence, 2000

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Lakefront (Milwaukee, WI); Invitation to Return Award, 2005

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Original Ann Arbor Art Fair: Award of Excellence, 1998

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Maitland (FL) Art Festival: 1st place, 2004, 2002, 2001, 1998, 1997; 2nd place,2003, 2000

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Festival of the Masters (at Disney World, Orlando, FL): 1st place, 2001, 1996, 1994, 1993, 1991, 1990, 1976, 1975; 2nd place, 1999, 1998, 1997; 3rd place, 2002; Merit Award, 2000, 1995, 1992

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Gainesville (FL) Spring Arts Festival: Award of Excellence, 2006, 2005, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998; Award of Merit, 2003

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ArtFest (Fort Myers, FL): 2nd place, 2-D, 2005

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Great Gulfcoast Art Festival (Pensacola, FL): Award of Merit, 2005; Award of Excellence, 2003

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Virginia-Highland Art Festival (Atlan