Sunday, July 1, 2018

WVCC Artist of the Month | Lisa Manifold

Wildlife and nature photographer Lisa Manifold is the Wonder Valley Community Center Artist of the Month for July 2018. Twelve photographs are on display and are for sale from $75 - $300. Manifold is donating 20% of her sales to the WVCC art program.

Manifold's work will be on display for the entire month of July. The WVCC is open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. It will be closed July 4. The WVCC is located at 80526-1/2 Amboy Road, Wonder Valley, CA 92277.

Wonder Valley residents interested in being an artist of the month should contact Teresa Sitz for an application at or call (760) 367-9880.

From Lisa Manifold's Artist's Statement:

Photographs of my six siblings and I --- adorned in 60’s style outfits, hairdos, pointedly colorful eye glasses and toothless grins --- were prominently displayed in my childhood home. The memories of those photos coupled with my newfound love of grandchildren drove me to purchase a digital camera in 2015. Little did I know just how much that camera would change my life! One photo after another, click after click after click; a few college classes, seminars, and months on end of photographing, downloading and posting prompted me to retire to see the world full time, through a Nikon lens or two or three...

What I see and experience beyond the camera lens is captured in the photos I share through LM Manifold Photography on Facebook, Instagram and my website.

As a freelance wildlife and nature photographer I’ve found inspiration in the Southwest deserts --- Mojave, Sonoran and Chihuahuan. The deserts are an absolute paradise to photograph: clear nights full of stars, meteors, and the milky way; moonlit pathways; unfathomable daylight perfection; “take-your-breath-away” sunsets and sunrises; monsoon lightning; hummingbird whimsy; lizard scampering dances, melodic Coyote “lullabies”; jackrabbit ears; cottontail tails, bobcats, tortoises, shaking rattlers; bighorn sheep; thundering hooves of wild horses; vast landscapes; Joshua Trees; magnificent Spring blossoms; geological wonders; uninhabited Homestead Cabins; earth shattering silence… Everyday is a new day to experience.

Contact Info: Not every photo I take is desert themed… sometimes my nomad spirit goes to the oceans, lakes, and forests. You can view my work and upcoming events on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – Manifoldlm -- and see my upcoming events and/or purchase a piece via a PM on Facebook, or my website:
Copper Mountain College’s Howl Art & Literary Magazine
(Volume 19), Joshua Tree, California; 2015

My photo “Jack or Jack’ette?” was featured in 29 Photographs of the Most Amazing Faces on Earth (Thataren’t Human), March 28, 2017

My “Roadrunner Flight” photograph was featured in “32 Photos of Creatures BIG and Small – We Photographers
Love to Photograph Them”, April 11, 2017

The Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center’s Marine Corps Community Services Desert Life Style Magazine Spring/Summer of 2017, Vol 10 Issue 2; and Farewell 2008-17, Vol 9 Issue 3

The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s 2018 Arizona Wildlife Calendar: Wildlife Views, 
Vol 60, Number

I‘ve also participated in two Highway 62 Art Tours and several local shows to include selection as a participant in the 2017 Joshua Tree National Park’s Art Expo. I look forward to hearing from or seeing you via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, on my website or at any upcoming events I’ll be participating in.