Photographer Stacy Niedzwiecki Honored in Pure Michigan Edition of Whisper in the Woods

Niedzwiecki's outdoor images featured in a special Pure Michigan edition of Whisper in the Woods Nature Journal. The publication was created and personally purchased on the request of Governor Jennifer Granholm to offer as a gift.
 
 
Pure Michigan Edition of Whisper in the Woods Nature Journal
Pure Michigan Edition of Whisper in the Woods Nature Journal
 
Aug. 8, 2007 - PRLog -- Photographer Stacy Niedzwiecki has several images featured in a special Pure Michigan edition of Whisper in the Woods Nature Journal. The publication was created and personally purchased on the request of Governor Jennifer Granholm to offer as a gift.

Niedzwiecki’s work is featured along with many of the finest nature photographers and artists in the Midwest. The exceptional journal provides a stunning representation of diverse landscapes, flora and fauna found in Michigan throughout all seasons.

Traverse City, Michigan-based Whisper in the Woods Nature Journal will soon release the same beautiful images in the subscriber version, (Autumn issue), to celebrate its five-year publication anniversary. This edition will be available in September, and is offered at various retail locations throughout Michigan. Subscriptions are offered through http://www.whisperinthewoods.com.

Stacy Niedzwiecki started her career as a graphic and web page designer, winning numerous competitions. Four years ago, she expanded into digital photography. After earning several awards for her nature images, she began showing her work publicly in 2006. Niedzwiecki began her studies in traditional illustration and graphic design at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Afterwards, she served six years in the Army Reserves as an illustrator and graphics specialist. Following her military service, she studied computer graphic design, earning a certificate in Electronic Publishing by completing courses in web page design, digital photo retouching and page layout. While working for the Amway Corporation in marketing, photography and employee communications, she was chosen to design the corporate internal communications intranet.

Nine years ago, she launched her successful Rockford-based freelance business. Stacy offers innovative design solutions for a wide variety of clients in the West Michigan area, in addition to serving as webmaster for several organizations, including the Village, Township and Chamber sites of Sparta, Michigan, and her latest project - enjoyNature.org.

Although her core skills are principally focused on graphic design and layout, Niedzwiecki now leverages her talents in digital photography and digital art. Her fascination with nature's beauty has found its way through the camera lens, earning awards in many art and photography competitions such as:

•   Glen Arbor Art Association - 2007 Artist in Residence program recipient
•   Newaygo County Council for the Arts Statewide Photography Competition - 2007 Honorable Mention
•   Lowell Area Arts Council 20th Annual West Michigan Regional Art Competition -  2007 and 2006 finalist
•   PhotographyCorner.com - 2006 Photo of the Year finalist
•   Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts – 2006 County of Kent Purchase Award
•   Michigan Rural Character Art Show – 2006 finalist
•   PC World Digital Focus Hot Pic of the Week  – 3 time finalist
•   Michigan 24/7 photojournalism book (headed by former Time, Life and National Geographic photojournalist Rick Smolan and best selling editor/author David Elliot Cohen) -  two-time finalist
•   Norwegian Cruise Line’s 7th Annual Latitudes Photo Contest – Grand Prize winner
•   Goodwill Industries' Feel the Power of Work Photo Contest - finalist
•   Michigan Community College Press Association Award for Newspaper Illustration
•   Heartside Neighborhood Association Logo Design Competition - finalist

From September 30 through October 13, 2007, Niedzwiecki will be the guest of the Glen Arbor Art Association, as the featured Artist in Residence. During the residency program, her work will emphasize the ecosystem of the Sleeping Bear and Leelanau areas. The images created during this period will be used to educate the public on the importance of conservation. Stacy will give a presentation at the GAAC Art Center on Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at 7:30 pm.

Niedzwiecki sells photo prints and note cards featuring a wide range of subject matter photographed throughout the state of Michigan (and other locations).  Her work can be purchased online at http://www.StacyN.com, and at the upcoming Rockford Art in the Park event on Saturday, September 8, 2007. West Michigan retailers – such as Robinette’s Fine Art Gallery in Grand Rapids and Frenz Coffee House in Rockford, Michigan – offer Niedzwiecki’s images for sale as well.

The photo note cards are made from richly-textured recycled cardstock that serves as a stunning contrast to the colorful photographic print, and use environmentally-friendly soybean-based inks. Each card contains a coordinating envelope sealed inside of an archival acid-free bag to protect its beauty. The cards are blank on the interior to allow the purchaser to write their own personal, hand-written message inside. Each card is very suitable for framing in a 5x7 frame of the purchaser’s choice (frames are not included).  

Popular 11x14 and 8x10 matted prints are available for sale, in addition to custom sizes. The prints are finished on Fuji's Pro Digital Crystal Archive lustre finish paper and mounted on archival substrate. These images can also be purchased online through Niedzwiecki’s web site. Select framed pieces are offered both at Robinette’s and Frenz (and by contacting the artist directly).

The artist is available for special requests of location, event and outdoor portrait photography, and other creative design projects.

For further information, contact Stacy Niedzwiecki at http://www.StacyN.com, via email at info@stacyn.com or by phone at 616/550-8107 (office), 616/550-8107 (cell).

For more details about Whisper in the Woods Nature Journal, contact Kimberli A. Bindschatel, Editor/Publisher, at http://www.whisperinthewoods.com, via email at editor@whisperinthewoods.com or 866/943-0153.

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About Stacy Niedzwiecki:

Stacy Niedzwiecki leverages her talents in digital photography and design. Her fascination with nature's beauty has found its way through the camera lens, earning awards in many art and photography competitions. Her work has been featured in the Michigan 24/7 photography book, Whisper in the Woods Nature Journal, the Rockford Squire and the Explore St. Louis Official Visitors' Guide.

Website: www.StacyN.com
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