More than a century ago, pioneer photographers fought to have photography recognized as an art form. In some sense the fight for "photographic art" is still going on. One must realize that no amount of technical knowledge and competence with equipment is sufficient to turn a photographer into an artist. You need a vision and the desire to improve that vision. Although photography has been a passion for more than thirty years, it is rare that John is completely satisfied with his work. Like any artist, he is always searching for ways to improve his vision.
John Kuhn is an award winning photographic artist from Middletown Maryland. Primarily a self-taught photographer he has studied photography for more than thirty years. John studies the works of the masters rather than reading "how-to" photography books and has amassed a large collection of photography books to which he frequently refers. Although John will take pictures of almost anything he specializes in nautical scenes, landscapes, and fine art nature photography. For more than 25 years John participated in group exhibitions and since 2010 he has been awarded nine solo exhibitions. John's work can be seen and purchased in several local gift shops as well as on his website www.johnkuhnphotography.com.
The Washington County Arts Council, Inc. is funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, (MSAC), an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Funding for the MSAC is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art. Additional funding is also provided by Washington County Government and generous businesses, organizations and individuals.
The Washington County Arts Council is a proud member of County Arts Agencies of Maryland, Maryland Citizens for the Arts and Americans for the Arts.