John Benigno is a Luminous Landscape Grant winner. First, I want to extend my sincere thanks to The Luminous Endowment for Photographers for awarding me The Luminous Landscape Grant to continue to pursue my Adobe Church Project. Without this support, I would not have been able to stay in New Mexico for an extended period. A modest sentence quoting Lewis … [Read more...]
Among other venues, John's work has been exhibited at the Art Association of Harrisburg, the Washington County Arts Council Gallery, and the Print Center of Philadelphia. His work has been collected by the Lancaster, Noyes, Berman and Woodmere Museums, the Harry Ransom Center, and the State Museum of Pennsylvania; and published in "Camera Arts" and "Antietam Review”. He has recently been awarded The Luminous Landscape Grant from The Luminous Endowment for Photographers for his Adobe Church Project from the Luminous Endowment for Photographers. His photographs have been accepted into juried exhibits at the Berman Museum, Woodmere Art Museum, the University of Delaware, Villanova University, the Main Line Art Center, the Art Association of Harrisburg, and the Center for the Arts in Southern New Jersey, to name a few. In addition, his "Chappy Cabanas and Edgartown Light" photograph was on loan to the American Embassy in Kuwait, as part of the U.S. Department of State's Art in Embassies program. John is extremely active in the visual arts community in the Philadelphia area. He is a past president of the Philadelphia/Tri State Artists Equity Association, Inc. and a past board member of the Philadelphia Sketch Club. Also, he is an active member of several regional organizations, including, the Plastic Club of Philadelphia, the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, the Main Line Art Center, the Art Association of Harrisburg, and the Center for the Arts in Southern New Jersey, as well as being a juried member of Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. Over the past few years, he has been teaching at local community arts centers such as the Main Line Art Center, the Greater Norristown Art League, the Medford Arts Center in Medford, NJ, and the Community Arts Center in Wallingford, PA. And, he has recently juried photography exhibitions for The Greater Norristown Art League, the Phillips’ Mill Community Association, the Sketch Club of Philadelphia and the Center for the Arts in Southern New Jersey.