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Show runs throughout the month of October
Scofield's image created at summit, South Mountain, Phoenix, Arizona Show opens February 4th, 2011
Kevin Scofield to receive prestigious
Sprague Award in Las Vegas
Haley Herst Brand Development Manager, KDVR/KWGN-TV
June 9, 2009
DENVER, CO - Kevin Scofield,
the news operations manager and photography director for KDVR-TV (Fox) and KWGN-TV (CW) The Deuce is the 2009 recipient of the Joseph A.
Sprague Memorial Award from the National Press Photographers Association.
Established in 1949, the Sprague Award is NPPA's highest honor and it recognizes individuals who advance and elevate photojournalism by their conduct, initiative, leadership, and skill, or for unusual service or achievement beneficial to photojournalism and technological advances.
Scofield is receiving the Sprague Award for his efforts, which have -according to his nominating peers - "created an environment of excellence for his colleagues ... his non-wavering support for NPPA membership and the Code of Ethics .. his infectious enthusiasm, and promotion of quality visual storytelling in a career that has spanned still, video, audio. and multimedia."
Scofield was praised in his nomination for his mix of "great talent, leadership, humor, and friendship." "Kevin cares like no other boss on the planet," one wrote.
Upon hearing news of the Sprague Award, Scofield said, "I am excited and honored just being nominated for this incredible award. Considering the past winners' legacies - and to be included into such a prestigious group of creative and innovative individuals - I am truly thrilled."
Scofield is a longtime NPPA member who joined in 1973.
Kevin Scofield was a still photographer who after a decade of print journalism turned to television. Before working in Denver, he was the news operations manager and photography director for WCNC-TV in Charlotte, NC, an NBC affiliate. Until 1997 he was a special projects photographer and editor for KSTQ-TV (UPN) in Seattle, WA, and before that he was a photographer and editor for CBS This Morning and CBS Newspath in Seattle.
His career also included stops in Dallas, TX, where he was chief photographer and department manager for KDFW-TV (CBS); WFLA-TV in Tampa, FL, where he was a photographer and editor who also did underwater special projects; WINK-TV in Fort Myers, FL, where he was a photographer and editor; KNAZ-TV (NBC) in Flagstaff, AZ, where he was a photographer and editor; and The Arizona Republic, where he was a staff photographer for more than a decade.
Kevin has won numerous Emmy Awards in his long career. He also maintains his own website www.kevinscofield.com which highlights his unique photography perspective.
In addition to the Sprague Awards, NPPA will be presenting the organization's other annual top honors during Saturday night's dinner, including the Joseph Costa Award, the Robert F. Garland Educator Award, the Cliff Edom Award, and the Jim Gordon Editor of the Year Award. The dinner concludes NPPA's Convergence '09 week, which began with the five-day intensive Multimedia Immersion workshop, followed by the 20th annual Women In Photojournalism Conference, and then NPPA's Visual Journalism Workshops.
For more information about NPPA please go to their website at
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Scofield’s Image “Cosworm” Selected For “Perspectives” Show Poster
Arts in the Aspens: a unique twist on fine art
By Sara Miller , Canyon Courier, Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008
Robert Frost wrote, “Good fences make good neighbors.” In the case of artists Kevin Scofield and Christian Dore, good aspens make good neighbors. Or, inversely, good neighbors are brought together by good aspens. Most importantly, great art made by good neighbors looks even greater hanging on good aspens.
Let’s start at the beginning. In 2001, photographer Kevin Scofield and his wife, Pam, relocated to Morrison. By day, Scofield is the news operations manager at Fox 31 Denver. In his free time, Scofield is a fine art photographer who specializes in “adventurously manipulated photography.” More on that later …
Several years later, painter Christian Dore and his wife, Kate, moved in next door to Scofield. Dore’s day job is working as an on-air designer for Starz Entertainment. His free time is spent creating vivid paintings whose abstract images and textured surfaces provide the viewer with a mind’s-eye view of the Colorado landscape.
Between the houses grew a stand of aspen trees. The trees were being choked out by knee-high brush and a dense thicket of shrubs. A lot of back-breaking hours and a few colorful words later, the Dore’s and the Scofield’s found themselves with a prime meeting ground.
The couples often get together in the reclaimed aspen grove to share an evening cocktail or the details of their latest adventures. It was on one of these languorous nights that Dore and Scofield created the idea for their latest fine art show, Arts in the Aspens.
“We’d never heard of anyone doing something like this. Living up here in the midst of all this beauty is so inspiring for both of us as artists. We figured, ‘What better way to display our work than to hang it in the trees?’ ” says Dore.
Scofield and Dore gathered up their latest works and hung a show — on the aspen trunks. The show’s tagline was a cryptic phrase: “Come and see what hangs in the undergrowth.” Admittedly, walking up the long driveway and into the aspen forest was a bit like falling down the rabbit hole. Sunlight streamed through the leaves, burnishing the otherworldly images of both artists.
Scofield describes his work as “adventurously manipulated.” Viewing his painstakingly altered digital photographs is like taking a trip through a parallel universe. “Deer Creek Saucers” is a stunning aerial photo of Deer Creek Canyon with three UFOs hovering in the foreground. “Stable Apparition” is a black-and-white photo of a rugged ranch hand whose head has transformed into the horse that he is bridling.
Scofield experiments not only with images but with artistic media as well. He often prints his images on canvas or watercolor papers, and even hand-paints some details with acrylics after printing. These techniques give the photographs additional texture and depth.
Artistically, Dore’s work is entirely different than Scofield’s, but his paintings also take the viewer on a journey of the mind. Born and raised in Kent, England, Dore’s professional career brought him to Colorado. His art has taken on a new life since he moved to Colorado. Heavily influenced by Native American imagery and what he sees in nature, Dore frequently uses complex symbolism within his paintings to tell a story.
For example, a litter of fox kits was born this spring in the valley across from Dore’s home. The oblong images in the corner of “Five” represent the young kits shaded by the aspens and evergreens of the surrounding forest.
In “Crow,” Dore uses a brilliant blue palette to capture the iridescent feathers hidden in a crow’s plumage. The bird’s wise eye stares at the viewer from within a flurry of abstract feathers and wings.
Before applying the paint, Dore textures each canvas with loose swaths of gesso, a paste-like substance made from plaster of Paris or chalk and glue. In some paintings, you’ll even see bits of window screen or hardware beneath the endless layers of paint. Each textural element draws you more deeply into the painting’s intricate narrative.
Whatever the subject, Scofield’s and Dore’s works are well thought out, as well as flawlessly executed. It’s obvious that many hours of thought and discussion are behind each work. It is only fitting that the aspen grove in which these two artists ponder their lives and work becomes a gallery in which it is displayed.
For more information on the artists or Arts in the Aspens visit:
Sara Miller, a freelance writer and a resident of Evergreen, lives with her husband, two children and a dog.
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