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Wade Chandler, Artist/Photographer

Wade Chandler

Recently moved to Salem, Oregon, from Chicago. 


I am a painter and photographer who likes making imaginative and creative images. 

In 1986, I received a CORE Fellowship at the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fire Arts, Houston. While there, I taught painting and drawing, and helped to create an art magazine, Art Lies, that hoped to foster a critical focus on the exciting Texas art scene. I've learned so much from all these experiences and know that my studying painting was a great way to learn about composition, color, posing, light and shadow, mood, and, the power of images to tell a story and how to encapsulate and showcase an idea.

1994 brough an exciting move to Chicago. A great city with a great art scene. Soon after, my interest in photography grew, and after some classes photography became more integral to my practice as an artist. I really enjoy working with people and getting the best out of them when they are in the studio.
Being in front of a classroom is something I really enjoy and my teaching experience includes the Chicago Photography Academy, Columbia College, the International Academy of Art and Design, the Glassell School of Art, and the University of South Florida.

Most recently, I moved to Salem, Oregon and  I am having a great time learing about this wonderful location, from desert rivers to the surf swept coast. Did I mention Pinot Noir, and hummingbirds?

As much as I love getting out into the wilds around Salem, I also really enjoying doing tabletop photography of things big and small. Often I use digital photography to explore these small items and the stories that they can help to generate. Other times, I will use these images as a source for making stories that can be as surprising and exciting. 

Email or phone is a great way to get in touch with me. I look forward to hearing from you!