Clint Saunders


Clint Saunders

Photography Department Head
Bottineau Faculty
307-702-1368
Online

About Clint

Clint Saunders has a Masters in Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University San Francisco. Aside from his passion for creating fine art images, he also began working as a professional photographer in 1999, and has taught college courses and seminars in photography and art since 2003. 

Clint’s photos have won numerous local, national and international awards. His fine art Photomontage and landscape work have been published in several international publications including, B&W Photo, COLOR Magazine, Ex Arte Equinus’, and Art Is Spectrum.  Clint has published several coffee table photo books and documentary photo books and is currently working on his seventh book project. His work has also appeared in numerous other coffee table books, magazines, newspapers, and area publications. 

Along with his publications, Clint has a growing national exhibition record including juried art shows, galleries, museums, private collections, and purchased public art, including two gallery exhibits in New York City.

Education
  • Master of Fine Arts in Photography, Academy of Art University San Francisco, CA. (2011) 
  • Bachelor of Science in Graphic Communications, Minnesota State University Moorhead, MN. (2001) 
Classes Taught On Campus & Online

Photography

  • Intro to Photography (PHOT 180)
  • Principles of Lighting (PHOT 190)
  • Intermediate Photography (PHOT 210)
  • Digital Darkroom (PHOT 150)
  • Portrait Photography (PHOT 234)
  • Advertising Photography (PHOT 232)
  • Outdoor Photography (PHOT 240)
  • Documentary Photography (PHOT 287)
  • Conceptual Photography (PHOT 285)
  • Photography Portfolio (PHOT 289)
  • Photography Practicum 1-4 (PHOT 192, 193, 292, 293)
  • Media Photography (COM 2355)

Art

  • Digital Image Manipulation I - II (G133 P03)
  • Intro to Visual Art (ART 110)
  • 2D Design (ART 112)
  • Drawing 1, 2, 3 (ART 130, 230, 330)

Seminars and Community Ed

  • Intro to Point & Shoot (Course)
  • Photography Projects (Course)
  • Still Life Photography (Course)
  • Beginning and Intermediate Photoshop (Course)
  • Design for Photographers (Course)
  • Intro to Digital Photography (Course)
  • Outdoor photography, study abroad Ireland (Course)

  • Studio lighting (Seminar)

  • Critiquing photographs (Seminar)

  • The history of photography and light (Seminar)

  • Careers in the Arts  (Seminar)

Partial List of Art Shows, Exhibits, and Awards
  • Taube Museum of Art – Minot, ND, Solo Exhibit - September 2017
  • ART 321 – Casper, WY – Solo Exhibit – June 2017          
  • Open Studios at the Rembrandt Yard – Boulder, CO – Group exhibit March 2017
  • ART 321 – Casper, WY – multiple group shows 2016
  • Taube Museum of Art – Minot, ND, Group Exhibit 2015 – Best in Black & White
  • Messy Moose Gallery – Casper, WY 2013
  • Work’s Of Wyoming annual show – Laramie, WY – June 2012 – Viewers choice
  • Upstream People Gallery - Omaha, NE - June 2011 - International juried exhibit
  • Artsplash -  Sioux City, IA - September 2011 - Featured Artist
  • Bismarck Art & Gallery Association - Bismarck, ND - July 2010 - Solo Exhibit
  • Agora Gallery - Chelsey, NY - Alternate State of Reality - April 2010
  • Spirit Room - Fargo, ND - January 2010 - Solo Exhibit
  • Jamestown Art Museum - Jamestown, ND - December 2009 - Solo Exhibit
  • Taube Museum - Minot, ND - September 2009 - Solo Exhibit
  • Agora Gallery Chelsea, N Y - Alternate State of Reality - April 2008              
  • New Bohemia - ND Traveling Exhibit - 2008-2010
  • AOPX - Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND. - November 2008 - March 2009
  • Taube Museum - Minot, ND - October 2008
  • Mandan Art Show - 2008 Judges merit award and cash award
  • Minot Taube Museum - 2007
  • Bowden Art Show - 2007 Viewers choice cash award
  • Judd Art Show - 2006 - 2009 - Multiple cash awards including featured artist, Pekin Art Show -  2006 - 2009 - Multiple first through third place cash awards.
  • Jamestown, ND Art Show - 2006 - 2009 - Multiple cash awards including Jurors choice and first place in photography
  • Valley City, ND - Annual Artists Crawl through VCSU - 2005 - 2009
  • Valley City State University, Valley City, ND - Faculty art exhibit - 2004 and 2005

Partial List of Purchased Public Art

  • Heart of America Medical Center – Rugby, ND
  • Dakota College at Bottineau – Bottineau, ND
  • Jamestown Hospital - Jamestown, ND
  • Saddle Ridge Elementary School - 20 foot installment piece - Cheyenne, WY
  • Altru Hospital - Grand Forks, ND
  • Norby’s Work Perks, multiple locations - Grand Forks, ND
  • Badlands Restaurant - Minot, ND
  • VCSU - Music Hall of Fame - 35 foot installment piece - Valley City, ND
  • McKenzie Electric - Watford City, ND
  • Eastern Nebraska Veterans Home, Bellevue, NE
  • General Dynamics - Minneapolis, MN
  • US Bank - Valley City, ND
  • Innovis Clinic -  Valley City, ND
  • State Bank of ND - Marion, ND
Publications
  • The Wyoming Theatre Project – Photo Book(Obsessed Photographers Group, release 2020) 
  • Old Main – Photo Book (Dakota College at Bottineau, release 2015)
  • Willow City – Photo Book (Dakota College at Bottineau, release 2015)
  • B&W Magazine - (B&W Magazine, February 2014) International Publication
  • Art is Spectrum – Magazine (Agora Gallery, Nov. 2013) International publication
  • COLOR Magazine - (COLOR magazine, March 2011) International publication      
  • Ex Arte Equinus' – Magazine (Ex Arte Equinus', March 2011) International publication
  • Art is Spectrum – Magazine (Agora Gallery, May 2010) International publication    
  • B&W Magazine - (B&W Magazine, February 2010) International Publication
  • North Dakota Living Magazine (North Dakota Living Magazine, January 2010)
  • Obsessed With North Dakota - Photo Book (Obsessed Photographers Group, June 2009)
  • Valley City: Backroads & Byways - Photo Book (Obsessed Photographers Group, Nov. 2007)
  • Quest for Tomorrow - Photo Book (International Library of Photography, July 2001)
  • Web of Memories - Photo Book (International Library of Photography, June 2001)
  • Tapestry: Five Blocks in Moorhead - Photo Book (Univ. of Minnesota Moorhead, May 2001)
  • Fargo: On Broadway  - Photo Book (University of Minnesota—Moorhead, May 2000)
  • Numerous area magazines and newspapers (2000 to current)
Curriculum Vitae

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