Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery

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Les Schmidt

Fourth Place

Les Schmidt

Les Schmidt

"Fire Tree"

Archival pigment print , 18" x27"

Sale Price $1,150

Artist Statement

I took this photograph off the highway at sunset in rural Louisiana. Something struck me about this lone country tree flanked by a tiny fire hydrant. It’s as if the pump knows it has one job, and that’s to stay by the tree’s side and help protect it.


Les Schmidt (b. 1960 New Brunswick, NJ)
Attended the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts from 2003-2004.
He has exhibited extensively in the US including Los Angeles, CA; Naples, FL; Atlanta, GA; New Orleans, LA; Cooperstown, NY and Johnson City, TX and internationally in Budapest, Hungary and Crete, Greece.
He’s been a twice selected finalist for Naples Art Association’s Camera USA® National Photography Award (2016, 2017) as well as being curated into recent national exhibitions held at the Huntsville Museum of Art, Masur Museum of Art and Attleboro Arts Museum.
Les Schmidt works and resides in New Orleans, LA.


Choice 2019  Atlanta Photography Group Gallery, Atlanta, GA


Snap to Grid  Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
Chania International Photo Festival  Blank Wall Gallery, Grand Arsenali, Crete, Greece
St Tammany Art Association: 53rd National Juried Exhibition  Miriam Baranger Gallery, Covington, LA
Monochrome: Juried International Photography Exhibition  PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Urban Landscapes  1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Still Life  A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX


Snap to Grid  Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
I’ll Be Your Mirror: The Portrait  1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
STORM  Solo Exhibition, Guy Lyman Fine Art, New Orleans, LA
Atlanta Celebrates Photography: Photo Buckhead  Buckhead Library, Atlanta, GA
Someone/Someplace: Figures, Portraits & Landscapes  Western Bureau Arts, San Jose, CA
Street Photography: Juried International Photography Exhibition  PH 21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Cooperstown Art Association: 82nd Annual National Exhibition CAA Village Building, Cooperstown, NY
The Red Clay Survey: 2017 Exhibition of Contemporary Southern Art  Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL
St Tammany Art Association: 52nd National Juried Exhibition  STAA Art House, Covington, LA
RECOLLECTIONS: A Community Photography Project  New Orleans Photo Alliance, New Orleans, LA
It’s a Sign: The Medium is the Message  1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Camera USA® 2017: National Photography Exhibition  The von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL
Line – 2017 National Juried Exhibition  Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA
Masur Museum of Art: 54th Annual Juried Competition  Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA


New Beginnings: Insight Photography Show  Rail Yard Studios, Nashville, TN
Highway 90: Beyond the Rigolets  Solo Exhibition, Guy Lyman Fine Art, New Orleans, LA
Abstracted  Mpls Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN
Portraiture: Photography Now  Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR
THINGS: a still life show  5 Press Gallery, New Orleans, LA
ARTifact  Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT
Fishing for Iconography 2  A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, TX
Camera USA® USA 2016: National Photography Exhibition  The von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL


Dorothy Jean  Solo Exhibition, Guy Lyman Fine Art, New Orleans, LA