education

Degree in Photography from the Southeastern Center for Photographic Studies, Daytona Beach, FL 1988-1991

profession

Owner Erika Masterson Fine Art Imagery 2000-present. Professional photographer

Fine Art Photographer

exhibitions

2017 Julia Margaret Cameron Finalist-Series “A Message for my Daughter”

  2017 Charles Dodson Black & White  Runner up Overall and 1st place portrait “Keeper”

                              2017 International Color Awards Nominee-“Dedication” from Majestic Roots series

2017 SE Center for Photography Beyond the Selfie Exhibition “Dream of a Dream”

2016 Black and White Magazine Spotlight Award winner. Portfolio published in April 2017

2016 SE Center for Photography “Looking for Signs” Portal Exhibition

2016 Palm Beach Photographic Center Juried Exhibition, “Secret Garden” & “Ashlyn” chosen

2016 Nave Gallery Cyanotype Exhibition, 2 images exhibited and traveling, “Falling awake” and “Beauty Berry”

2016 Center for Fine Art Photography Black and White/Rodney Smith, “Rest” Exhibitied

2016 Photoplace Gallery Black and White, “Secret Garden” on-line exhibition

2015 Black and White spider Awards 2nd place “Refuge”, honorable mention “Keeper”

2016 Photoplace Gallery Animalia, “Refuge” chosen for on-line exhibition

2015 Photoplace Gallery Stories and Secrets exhibition, “looking for Signs” Chosen

2015 Santa Cruz Art League Beasts on Broadway , Honorable Mention “Keeper”

2015 Palm Beach Photographic Center. Honorable Mention “Flower Shower”

2015 June-July Southeast Museum of Photography Alumni Exhibit

2015 May. AE Backus Museum “Best in show” & 2nd place. Parts of the Earth “Foundation” and “Sanctuary”.

2015 April The New York Center for Photographic Art Juror’s Selection. “Eyes to see” On Display at the New Century Artists Gallery NY, NY in April 2015

2015 Vero Beach Museum of Art. First Place “Refuge”, second place “Keeper” Featured in Feb 2015 Vero Beach Magazine

2014 Darkroom Gallery Mirror Mirror Exhibit: 2 images chosen

2014 May The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO. Black and White exhibit with Jason Landry, image “The Mask”.

2014 First Place “Refuge” Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard November 2014. On display at the King Center

2013 Nov. Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA. “Fruit of the Vine” Exhibited

2013 July-Sept. 3rd place Artist, Florida Museum for Women Artists Juried Exhibition, “Dream Synergy” Series

2013 May-July Boca Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Fl. Image “Fruit of the Vine” chosen for 62nd Annual “All Florida” Juried Exhibit.

2013 April-May. Art Gallery of Viera’s “Black and White and Art all over” exhibit. Vanishing Blooms series.

2013 March-April. Art Gallery of Viera Exhibit “Exposure” 2 images from “Dream Synergy” series.

2013 March-April. EGAD Art Labs Pollen8 Exhibit. Featuring 10 Images from series “Bella Flora” and “Vintage Flower Series”

selected press

                                 2017 April Black & White Magazine Spotlight winner “Sara’s Sojourn” Featured

                           2017 Palm Press Greeting cards  “She just couldn’t keep up” & “Flower Shower” for national print

                                              2016 Dec. The Sun Newspaper, London Feature “Parts of the Earth”

                                                       2016 Dec. Featureshoot.com feature “Parts of the Earth”

                                                  2016 Nov. Shadow & Light magazine Feature “Sara’s Sojourn”

2016 Jan “Victoria” Magazine Feature story on series, “A Message for my Daughter”

2015 Shadow and Light Magazine. Dream Synergy images featured

2015 Monovisions Best black and white Fine Art for “Dominion”

2015 July On View Magazine Feature “Flower Shower”

Sept 2014 Silvershotz Magazine Portfolio and Interview feature of “Dream Synergy” series

2015 Vero Beach Magazine First Place “Refuge”, second place “Keeper” Indian River Photo Club. 1 mo. display in Vero Beach Museum of Art.

2014 June issue Black and White Magazine Portfolio Contest winner. One of 24 chosen to have “Dream Synergy” portfolio featured in June 2014 issue.

2013 July, 5×5 Magazine. “Dream Synergy” Portfolio Artist and interview featured.

2013 Shots Magazine Summer issue, “Fruit of the Vine” featured.

lectures & speaking engagements

upcoming 2017 September 13 Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, Fl- Panel Speaker

2015 Speaker Southeastern Center for Photographic Studies Daytona Beach, Fl. Discussed with class my artwork and business strategies.

2015 Official Judge Camera Club of Brevard Annual Photography Competion, 200 members

2015 Speaker Indian River Photo Club, Vero Beach, Fl. Spoke to large group about latest series “Parts of the Earth”

2013 Official Judge Camera Club of Brevard annual Photography competition

2012 Guest speaker Camera Club of Brevard on “Vintage Nostalgia” to over 200 members

2012 Official Judge for Camera Club of Brevard’s annual photo competition with over 200 members

awards & recognitions

2016 Black & White Magazine Spotlight Award winner. Portfolio will be published in April 2017

2016 Black and White Spider awards 2nd place Merritt of Excellence “English Lace”

2015 Black and White spider Awards 2nd place “Refuge”, honorable mention “Keeper”

2015 Santa Cruz Art League Honorable mention “Keeper”

2015 Fine Art Photography Awards First Place in Professional Portrait Catagory

2015 Palm Beach Photographic Center, Honorable Mention “Flower Shower”

2015 May. AE Backus Museum Best in show & 2nd place. Parts of the Earth “Foundation” and “Sanctuary”

2015 First Place Portrait “Revered” Monovisions Black and White Photography Magazine

2015 Vero Beach Museum of Art. First Place “Refuge”, second place “Keeper” Featured in Feb 2015 Vero Beach Magazine

2014 The New York Center for Photographic Art, Juriors Selection, “Eyes to See” Dan Burkholder

2014 First Place “Refuge” Creative Arts Foundation of Brevard November 2014. On display at the King Center

2013 Black and White spider Awards Nominee “Memories”

2012 King Center Harris Gallery of Art, Melbourne, fl. Honorable Mention image “Bella Flora”

2011 March Brevard Art Museum. “Alter Ego” ran and organized 12 local photographers for the event that raised $50,000 for the museum.

2010 Strawbridge Art Leagues “Vision 2010” First Place “Scottish Fisherman”