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Saturday, February 20, 2010

BADC Critique Sunday Feb 21, 4-6pm @ Howard University Our Featured Artist will be Dwight E. Tyler

Artist Critique-Bring your art work, some food, your ideas and spirit!

Featured BADC Artist:

Dwight E. Tyler will be sharing some of his latest works with the group and then leading the remaining of the critique. Join us!

BADC is looking for other BADC members and guest curators to be featured during the critiques. If you are interested please send me an email at to be considered or recommend someone else.

Blessings and see you tomorrow!


Dwight E.Tyler - Biography

Dwight E. Tyler was born in 1947 in Washington, D.C. At a very early age
he remembers painting a mural with fellow classmates at Smothers Elementary
School, thus beginning his advocation as an artist. He also remembers the
influence his father had on him as a photographer. William B. Tyler produced a
major body of family photographs spanning three generations. In high school,
Mr. Tyler studied art under the tutelage of Malkia Roberts who made an in
measurable impression on his life. After high school he was drafted and served
in the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam war for two years at Ft. Riley, Kansas (1966-1968).
Here is where he began his higher education taking art classes at night from Kansas State University. Returning home with the G.I. bill under his belt, Mr. Tyler continued his studies at Montgomery College and Howard University, graduating with degrees in Fine Art (1972) and Fine Art / Education (1974). He taught art and photography in the D.C. Public School System for five years (1974-1979). He has also professionally worked as a photographer, shooting numerous projects from the installation of an electrical push button system for the New York City Transit Authority, and the building of a train storage facility in New York and for Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority in Washington, D.C. In addition, Mr. Tyler also documented the demolition of an Army Corps of Engineers Super Fund Site - Glass Factory. Other contracted work included church groups, port folios, wedding photography, portraits and
commissions just to name a few.

Mr. Tyler's art work has been seen for many years in and around the Washington
Metropolitan area and beyond. In 1973 he was awarded a Special Talent Scholarship
from Howard University, studying under such artist as Lois Jones, Al Smith, Jarvis
Grant, Frank Smith, Winston Kennedy and other notable artists and art educators.
Other influences are Ed Love, Winnie Owens Hart, Sharon Farmer, Jeff Donaldson
and Michael Platt. In 1980 his work was featured in an article in the Washington Post.
In 1983 he had two photographs to be chosen by the National Portrait Gallery and the
American Museum of Art for inclusion in the Highlights of the Year Exhibition held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. in 1985 he was awarded First Place in
the 3rd Annual Rock Creek Foliage Day Photography Contest. In 1990 Mr. Tyler,
after serving on the Board of Directors for four years, was elected to the position of
Chairman of the Washington Center for Photography, serving for one year. In 1994
three White House Staff Photographers selected Mr. Tyler to participate in the
prestigious "Ellipse Photography Showcase 1994" exhibition. The night of the
opening, a local Virginia film crew from the TV show "City Line" interviewed the artist.

Held memberships in Creative Image, Friends of Photography, Exposure, W.D. Printmakers, National Conference of Artist, Washington Center for Photography. Currently, Black Artist of D.C. and his own Chalkdust Studio. While primarily known for his photography, his media also includes oil and acrylic paint, pen & ink, pastels and wood sculpture.


The Graham Collection - Black Artist of D.C. - "Hidden Treasures" 2006
Washington, D.C.

Montpelier Cultural Arts Center - "Laurel Art Guild's 32nd Annual Open
Laurel, Maryland Juried Art Exhibition" 2001

Art-O-Matic 2000
Washington, D.C.

Northern Virginia Community College - "Big Stuff on Paper" 1999
Alexandria, Virginia Campus

Northern Virginia Community College - "Celebrating 25 Years of Printmaking
Annandale, Virginia Campus W.D. Printmaking Work Shop" 1997

Willow Street Gallery - "Prints, Photographs and Drawings" 1995
Takoma Park, Maryland

Ellipse Arts Center - "Ellipse Photography Showcase 1994" 1994
Arlington, Virginia

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