Hello! I’m Julia Washburn. For years, I’ve been drawn to art forms that convey my understanding of truth, hope, and the unfathomable grace of Jesus’ shed blood for redemption and restoration of mankind.

As a trained pianist, nuance, tone, and structure shape my performance. As a graphic designer, organization, space, and simplicity conduct my message. As a photographer, line, unsung detail, and story give voice to beauty.

The seed of photography interest was planted as a child when my father, employed by Eastman Kodak, shared the magic of dark room film development with my brother and me. In 2011, I entered the DSLR world, and more recently was introduced to fine art printing and framing. I hope to live long enough to enjoy the wisdom 10,000 practice hours affords.

While someday may hold a more full-time photographic endeavor, I’m currently General Manager of Clerestory Learning/Make Way for Books, LLC, a business my husband Kevin and I built. We are dedicated to creating classroom applications of neurocognitive research by developing programs and professional development for teachers in the areas of critical thinking, creativity, learning, reading, and writing.

Originally from upstate New York, we have called the greater Birmingham area of Alabama home for a little more than 20 years.

THE JOURNEY

2019

Secondary Colors Exhibition (juried exhibition)
New York Center for Photographic Art
Online Gallery – coming soon
Honorable Mention – Flamenco

The Photography of the Shades Valley Camera Club (group exhibition)
Isabel Anderson Comer Museum & Arts Center, Sylacauga AL

Focus: Annual Photography Exhibit (juried exhibition)
Gadsden Museum of Art, Gadsden AL
Honorable Mention – Flight Plan

Stonehenge Gallery: 2019 Photo Gallery Exhibit (juried exhibition)
Stonehenge Gallery, Montgomery AL

43rd Annual Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition (juried exhibition)
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery AL

2018

Focus: Annual Photography Exhibit (juried exhibition)
Gadsden Museum of Art, Gadsden AL
Second Place Award – Her Story: Crowns

2017

The Art of Being Southern (juried exhibition)
Johnson Center for the Arts, Troy, AL

Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association (juried exhibition)
Blue Ridge, GA

Wandering Curves Exhibition (juried exhibition)
New York Center for Photographic Art
Jadite Gallery, New York NY
Third Place Award – Fern Swirl

42nd Annual Montgomery Art Guild Museum Exhibition (juried exhibition)
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery AL

Montgomery Art Guild Salon de Réfuse (juried exhibition)
City Hall, Montgomery AL

Double Exposure Photography Exhibit (juried exhibition)
Tuscaloosa Arts Council
Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, Tuscaloosa AL
Award of Excellence – Fern Swirl 

2016

City News Magazine photographer, Pelham & Helena AL

Image of the Year Award – Convergence
Shades Valley Camera Club, Birmingham AL

2015

Vermont Magazine – Bromley Dairy Farm

2014

Ralph Roseman Award, Best Projected Image of the Year – Natural Imitation
Shades Valley Camera Club, Birmingham AL