About me - beamie
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about me

My given name is Bessmarie Young but my Father named me Beamie when I came home from the hospital and it stuck :)


I have been in love with photography since the first time I picked up a camera.
Every time I wander out with my camera it’s an adventure. I enjoy capturing unique colors, patterns, reflections, and light.

It is my hope that my images speak for themselves.


As an artist, I have been creating photographs for the past 40 years. In the past, I shot on film and worked in the darkroom.
Today, I love using my digital camera and Adobe Photoshop.


I am the Newsletter editor and webmaster for the "Frederick Camera Clique" Photography Club


You can see my work at Gallery 37 in Milford DE


current exhibitions:

  • Ward Museum Salisbury MD, through April 2019
  • 5th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography, Barcelona, Spain - October 2018

  • upcoming exhibitions:

  • Abstract International Exhibition November 15 - December 15, 2018 - The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO Juror: Elizabeth Houston

  • awards & accolades

  • 2018 International Photography Awards - Honorable Mention
  • Ward Museaum Art in Nature Competition:
    Best in Division - Audubon Pose
    Best in Birds - 1st Place: Reedscape, 2nd Place: Visor
    Best in Landscape - 2nd Place: Granary
  • 32nd Annual Frederick Camera Clique
  • Juried Exhibition - Best Monochrome and People's choice
  • PX3 2018 Competition- Bronze Award Presented by le Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3)
  • 2018 11th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards- 3 Honorable Mentions Digital Manipulation, Self Portrait, and Nature
  • Portfolio Merit Award B&W Magazine. 4 images published in the 2018 June issue
  • Celebrating Women, Honorable Mention, Juror Joyce Tenneson, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT
  • Honorable Mention Santa Fe Photographic Workshops Celebrate Photo Contest 2018
  • Gala Awards - Women seen by Women Two series Honorable Mentions
  • 4 single image winners Black and White Magazine printed in the Feb. 2018 Magazine
  • Finalist Gala Awards The Urban & Rural Landscape
  • Honorable Mention Santa Fe Photographic Workshops Summer Photo Contest 2017
  • International Photography Awards 2017 Honorable Mention - Landscape
  • Finalist Outdoor Photographer Magazine 2017 The American Landscape Photo Contest
  • Best Monochrome and an Honorable Mention -31st Annual Frederick Camera Clique Juried Exhibition
  • Portfolio Merit Award B&W Magazine. 4 images published in the 2017 June issue
  • Published in the National Geographic online "Why We Love Pets" assignment.
  • Honorable Mention, The Photographic Nude 2017, LightBox Photographic Gallery Astoria, OR Juror- Kim Weston
  • Top Juror's Award - 2016 Cumberland Valley Photographic Salon,Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
  • 6 Honorable Mentions 2016 Monochrome Awards
  • Single image Award B&W Magazine. 1 image published in the 2017 Feb. issue
  • 2016 National Juried Photography Exhibit - Best in Show
  • 2016 FotoWeekDC Competition First Place Photographer's Choice, Image hanging at National Geographic, DC
  • Third Place Santa Fe Photographic Workshops HOME Photo Contest June 2016
  • National Geographic Photo of the Day June, 11 2016
  • National Geographic Daily Dozen June 2016
  • Merit Award B&W Magazine. 3 imges published in the 2016 June issue
  • Honorable Mention - International Photography Awards 2016 - Family of Man
  • Third Place - National Juried Exhibit 2016 Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, Frederick, MD
  • Smithsonian.com Image of the Day 4. 28. 2016
  • Maryland Federation of Art - 2016 Focal Point fine art and creative photography, Award of Merit
  • Monochrome Awards 3 Honorable Mentions
  • Smithsonian Magazine Image of the Day
  • Honorable Mention - International Photography Awards 2015
  • Top Shot - National Geographic Your Shot Oct 02, 2015
  • First place Art in Nature Photo Competition, Ward Museum 2015 in the Landscape Category
  • National Geographic Daily Dozen, Jun 04, 2015
  • First place Art in Nature Photo Competition, Ward Museum 2015 in the B&W Category
  • Frederick 29th Annual Regional Juried Summer Exhibition
  • - Best in Show
    - Best Monochrome
    - Best People
    - Best Place
  • Honorable Mention, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops "Travels Contest"
  • Won ViewBug's "Less Is More" Photo Contest, November 2014
  • Honorable Mention Photographer's Choice-Series - FotoWeekDC 2014 Photography Competition
  • Honorable Mention Photographer's Choice-Single - FotoWeekDC 2014 Photography Competition
  • Honorable Mention, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops "Water Contest"
  • Honorable Mention Photographer's Forum - 34th Annual Spring Photography Contest
  • 1st place in B&W Frederick 28th Annual Regional Juried Summer Exhibition
  • Juror’s Choice Award, 81st Annual Cumberland Valley Photographic Salon 2014,
  • Third place in the 2014 FotoDC Spring in Focus Competition
  • 2nd Place Nude and Figure, 6th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards
  • National Geographic Daily Dozen, Oct 03, 2014
  • Second place 2013 FotoDC International Awards Competition, in Fine Art Category
    (both photos on display at National Geographic in Washington DC for 2 months)
  • Honorable mention 2013 FotoDC Regional Competition
  • Feature Photo in the Capture Outdoors Maryland 2014 calendar. 1 of 15 selected from 12,323 submissions
  • Honorable Mention ArtSpace Herndon 2013 Fine Art Photography Competition
  • First place Art in Nature Photo Competition, Ward Museum 2013 in the Endangered Species Category
  • Third place The 2nd National Juried Photography Exhibit, Delaplaine Arts Center.
  • Honorable Mention 2012 FotoWeekDC International Awards Competition, Natural World Category
  • Grand Champion- Art in Nature Photo Competition, Ward Museum 2012.
    - First and Second place in the Bird Category
    - Second place in the Landscape Category
  • Peoples Choice Award Frederick 26th Annual Regional Juried Summer Exhibition
  • Honorable Mention ArtSpace Herndon 2012 Fine Art Photography Competition
  • Honorable Mention Winner from Photoshop World Westcott Shootout DC 2012
  • 79th Annual Cumberland Valley Photographic Salon - Juror's Choice Award 2012
  • Honorable Mention in Professional Women Photographers' show CONTRASTS 2011
  • Vincent Versace Award for Photographic Excellence 2010

  • solo exhibitions:


  • 32nd Annual Frederick Camera Clique Juried Exhibition
  • Black and White, Gallery 37, Milford DE
  • Environmental Portraits, Online Gallery, Aug. 1st - Sept. 1st, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT. Elizabeth Avedon Juror
  • Gallery 37: A Destination For Artful Living
    Gallery 37- 8 So. Walnut Street, Milford, DE
  • Frederick Chamber of Commerce - July 5 - Sept. 3 2016
  • June – July 2008 – “Frederick 360/365”, Frederick Art Council, Frederick, MD
  • October – December 2008 - “Frederick 360/365” Urbana Public Library, Urbana, MD

  • group exhibitions:


    2018

  • 2018 National Juried exhibit at the Delaplaine Center, May 5 - June 17, 2018
  • Seasons, Southeast Center For Photography, Greenville SC. May 11th - May 30th
  • Celebrating Women, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT. May 2nd — May 26th
  • Women seen by Women, April 10 until April 28, 2018 at the Gallery Valid Foto in Barcelona, Spain
  • 2017

  • Other Worlds at the SE Center for Photography, Greenville SC, October 6th - 28th
  • 31st Annual Frederick Camera Clique Juried Exhibition
  • Forsaken at the SE Center for Photography, Greenville SC, Aug. 4th - 26th
  • The Bridge Gallery, Shepherdstown - April-June 1st
  • Architectural at the SE Center for Photography, Greenville SC,
  • Beyond the Selfie at the SE Center for Photography, Greenville SC, 3/3/17-3/31/17
  • 2016 Cumberland Valley Photographic Salon, Sunday, January 29, 2017, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., through April 8th Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
  • Focal Point, January 26 - February 25, 2017 at MFA Circle Gallery Annapolis, Reception: February 12, 3-5pm
  • Red at the SE Center for Photography, Greenville SC, Feb. 3rd - Feb. 28th
  • The Photographic Nude 2017, February 11 - March 8, 2017, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR
  • 2016
  • 2016 FotoWeekDC Competition First Place Photographer's Choice, Image hanging at National Geographic, DC - Opening November 11, 2016 - Jan. 21st
  • Frederick Camera Clique show Delaplaine, Frederick MD Dec-Jan.
  • Color at the SE Center for Photography, Greenville SC, November 4th- November 26th
  • Rusted 2016: Invitational Photography Show at Gallery 37, Milton Delaware, October 15th - November 30th
  • Photo '16 National Photography Exhibition juried and curated by Sam Abell. Alexandria, VA October 18 - November 27, 2016.
  • 2016 National Juried Photography Exhibit at The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Frederick, MD, November 5 - 27
    The opening reception is Saturday, November 5, 2016, 3:00 – 5:00 PM.
  • International Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography- Berlin Germany - October 4-29, 2016
  • 30th Annual Frederick Camera Clique Juried Exhibition -The exhibition will be held July 9 to September 7, 2015 at the Mary Condon Hodgson Gallery at Frederick Community College, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick
  • Nocturnes at the SE Center for Photography, Greenville SC, 8/5/16- 8/27/16
  • National Juried Exhibit 2016 May 7- June 19, Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, Frederick, MD
  • Artomatic Frederick May 7- June 10
  • Water exhibition at the SE Center for Photography, Greenville SC, 5/6/16- 5/31/16
  • Cumberland Valley Photographic Salon exhibit, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, Maryland. January 23rd -April 10th 2016.
  • Abandoned Landscape exhibition at the SE Center for Photography, Greenville SC, 4/1/16- 4/25/16
  • The Contemporary Nude exhibition at the SE Center for Photography, Greenville SC, 3/4/16- 3/27/16
  • Five by Six, Figure Fine Art , The Artist's Angle Frederick MD, February 2016, Opening February 5th 5pm-9pm
  • Maryland Federation of Art - Focal Point fine art and creative photography, Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland Show runs from January 29-February 27, 2016. Reception: February 14, 3-5pm.
  • Abstract Image exhibition at the SE Center for Photography, Greenville SC, 01/01/16- 02/01/16
  • 2015
  • The Camera Clique Winter show Delaplaine Visual Arts Center , Frederick MD - 12/5/15- 12/27/15
  • The Narrative Portrait exhibition at the SE Center for Photography, Greenville SC, 11/7/15- 11/30/15
  • Black, White and Everything in Between, SE Center for Photography, Greenville SC, 9/4/15- 9/28/15
  • Reveal, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Jct., VT, 8/20/15- 9//15/15
  • 29th Annual Frederick Camera Clique Juried Exhibition July 11-Sept 2 - Opening Reception July 11th at 5:00pm, Mary Condon Hodgeson Gallery, Frederick MD
  • Fifth Annual Exposure Award in the City and Beyond Collection one of my images and was presented at a private reception hosted at: Musee du Louvre, 75058 Paris - France, July 13th, 2015
  • Maryland Federation of Art - Focal Point fine art and creative photography, Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland Show runs from February 26 to March 28, 2015
  • 2014
  • 81st Annual Cumberland Valley Photographic Salon, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
  • 3rd International Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography, Malaga, Spain, on September 18th at the Municipal Heritage Museum of Malaga
  • Frederick Camera Clique Juried Summer Show - Opening Reception July 12 at 5:00pm, Mary Condon Hodgeson Gallery, Frederick MD
  • Significant Details at the Verizon Gallery, February 24 – March 24, 2014, Annandale, VA
  • 2014 Fine Art Photography Competition, ArtSpace Herndon, March 4th-April 6th, 2014
  • 2013
  • The Kitchen at Paynter's Mill 16388 Samuel Paynter Blvd. Milton DE
  • Frederick 27th Annual Regional Juried Summer Exhibition, Mary Condon Hodgeson Gallery, Frederick MD
  • July 2013 Glenview Mansion, Rockville MD
  • ArtSpace's Fine Arts Photography competition, April 23 - May 26, 2013
  • FotoDC's Spring in Focus exhibition at Edison Place Gallery, 702 Eighth Street NW Washington, DC 20068.
  • 2012
  • November 2012, The 2nd National Juried Photography Exhibit, Delaplaine Arts Center
  • 80th Annual Cumberland Valley Photographic Salon at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.
  • July, 2012, Frederick 26th Annual Regional Juried Summer Exhibition, Mary Condon Hodgeson Gallery, Frederick MD
  • May 1-30, 2012, ArtSpace Herndon 2012 Fine Art Photography Competition
  • January 28 – April 29, 2012, 79th Annual Cumberland Valley Photographic Salon
  • 2011
  • December 2011, Frederick Camera Clique Winter show, Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, Frederick, MD
  • July-August 2011, Frederick 25th Annual, Regional Juried Summer Exhibition, Mary Condon Hodgeson Gallery, Frederick MD
  • April-May 2011 – BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD
  • January 10th – March 5th, 2011- FOTOfusion Student Exhibition Palm Beach Photographic Centre
  • January - March 2011– 78th Cumberland Valley Photographic Salon
  • 2010
  • December 2010 – Frederick Camera Clique winter show, Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, Frederick, MD
  • December 2010 – Member Show, Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, Frederick, MD
  • July-Sept. 2010 – Frederick 24th Annual, Regional Juried Summer Exhibition, Mary Condon Hodgeson Gallery, Frederick MD
  • June-July 2010 Summer Juried Show Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, Frederick, MD
  • February-March 2010 – “Points of Departure” Juried Exibition, VisArts, Rockville MD
  • 2009
  • December 2009, Frederick Camera Clique winter show, Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, Frederick, MD
  • July-August 2009, Frederick 23rd Annual, Regional Juried Summer Exhibition, Mary Condon Hodgeson Gallery, Frederick MD
  • 2008
    • December 2008, Frederick Camera Clique winter show, Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, Frederick, MD
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