DAVID COBLITZ - THE ST. LOUIS ARTOGRAPHER

 

CoblitzPhotographicArts.com

Biography

 

 

DAVID B. COBLITZ

710 Walfield Ln.

St. Louis, MO 630141

DCoblitz@CoblitzPhotographicArts.com

CoblitzPhotographicArts.com

(314) 205-8958 - studio           (314) 607-5232 – mobile

 

Artists Statement:  As a photographic artist, Mr. Coblitz’ creates images that are uplifting and serve a purpose or function.  He calls this “functional art”.  For example, he creates images intended to meet the criteria of “Evidence Based Design” that stems from research into hospital design.  These images improve patient outcomes, shorten their stays, and reduce medications needed.  His current work also involves printing direct on di-bond aluminum.  This creates an extremely durable image that requires no reflection inducing glass in front of it for protection, hence yielding a much more intimate involvement of the viewer with the image.  You can literally feel the texture in the photograph without damaging it.  He also creates fine art Giclee originals on canvas.  His favorite mode of work is to join forces with interior designers to create pieces that exactly meet their needs for specific situations.  He also likes to help out these designers by creating magazine quality photographs of their work to help them showcase their designs.

Current representation:

o  Ann Young, Artist’s Representative – VP St. Louis Chapter of IIDA

o  Creative Art & Framing – St. Louis, MO

o  Touch of Class – Wildwood, MO

o  Art-Biz Gallery – Winchester, MO

o  Arch Framing – Maplewood, MO

o  Schon on the Boulevard – Clayton, MO

o  Off Arsenal Gallery – Benton Park, MO

Awards: 

o  Muriel Braeutigam Memorial Prize – St. Louis Artists’ Guild Portrait exhibition

o  1st place in the advertising division at Studio Altius’ SEEN 2007 photography exhibit.

o  In 2007, he had 2 photos exhibited at UMSL’s Gallery 210 as finalists in the Irving Schankman Memorial contest for the best photos taken of St. Louis during the last 50 years.

o  Photos by Mr. Coblitz won both 2nd place and an Honorable Mention in the “Visions of Judaism” contest sponsored by the St. Louis Jewish Light newspaper.

o  He has had his photos accepted in a number of PSA sanctioned international competitions.

Fine art collectors:

o  Don Occhi – Interior Designer, Board member – St. Louis Artists’ Guild (3 pieces)

o  Carol Shapiro – Art Appreciation Instructor (5 pieces)

o  Bruce Feldacker – Labor art collector.  All work gifted to the Mercantile Museum, UMSL.

o  Joyce Trotter - Photographer

o  Curt Parker – Jeweler/Photographer (2 pieces)

o  Barb Beier – Artist / collector

o  Kate Ewing – Marketing specialist

Past customers: 

o  New York Times  - on line edition

o  Missouri Women in Trade – Calendar

o  Tarlton Corporation – photo for proposals

o  Cutco – Advertising photographs of cutlery

o  St. Louis at Home magazine/Ann Young – editorial photo of interior design

o  Little Chicken Designs – images for graphic designer

o  Taste of St. Louis magazine – fashion photo

o  Legends Financial Services – Advertising photo & headshots.

o  Fahr Greenhouse – Portraits & Poinsettia Festival Event photography

o  St. Louis Classical Guitar Society – 50th anniversary gala photographs

o  Youth in Need – Fundraising event photography

o  Liberty Mutual – Business portraits

o  Edward Jones – Business portraits

o  Midwest Mortgage Capital – Business Portraits

o  CRB – 96 Business Portraits

o  Pulaski Bank – Business Portraits

o  Mutual of Omaha – Fine Art Photos – (3) as well as business portraits

o  Marcia Moore Interior Design – Interior design photography

o  Deb Bokamper – Interior Designer – Interior design photography

Organizational involvement:

o  St. Louis Artists’ Guild – Past 1st Vice President, Past Chairman Photography Section & Board member

o  St. Louis Camera Club - past newsletter editor

o  ArtDimensions –planning committee & photographer for ArtDtour 2010

o  Organizer – Photoshop meetup

o  Organizer – Art/Photography Collectors meetup

o  Business Networking International – 2010 Chapter Vice President

o  JABP – Vice President

o  Jambalaya business to business network

Past exhibitions:

o  2013 Schon

o  2012 Ober-Anderson Gallery one man show

o  2012 Contemporary Art Museum Open Studios tour

o  2012 Maplewood Let Them Eat Art

o  2011 St. Louis Artists’ Guild – Jurer & curator for Photography Section exhibit

o  2011 Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis – Open Studios participant

o  2010 Art Dimensions Gallery

o  2009 Annual Exposition of Groupe International des Artistes du Lyonnais, in Villeurbanne, France

o  2009 Brentwood Gallery – Brentwood, MO

o  Multiple - St. Louis Artists’ Guild – Clayton, MO – award winner in Portraits around the world exhibit judged by Michael Byron, Wash Univ. Art Professor

o  2009 One man show – ArtDimensions Art Rotation at Turner Building, Kirkwood, MO

o  2008 Crepes in the City/Art in the City – one man show – St. Louis, MO

o  2008 Crepes in the City/Art in the City – Group show – St. Louis, MO

o  2008 Taste of St. Louis – Art Wars – St. Louis, MO

o  2007 Studio Altius – SEEN 2007, Maplewood, MO – 1st place - Advertising Division

o  2007 University of Missouri Gallery 210 Schankman Memorial Exhibition – St. Louis, MO

o  2006 Temple Neve Shalom Gallery – Creve Coeur, MO

o  2006 Stage Left – One man show – O’Fallon, MO

 

EDUCATION: Continuing Education, University of Carol – Art Appreciation/History

Continuing Education courses in Image Processing & Photoshop

M.S. Optical Engineering, Univ. of Rochester, 1973

  B.S. Physics, Case Inst. of Technology, 1971

            Registered Patent Agent, 1976

 

EMPLOYMENT:

2006- Present - Founder of Coblitz Creative Concepts, LLC providing photographic products & services including fine art, photos of art, portraits, interior, architectural, commercial, and event photography.

1989 - 2006  – The Boeing Company – Core Competency Lead for Visual Systems Design

1983 - 1989  – DCS Corporation – Branch Manager for Engineering Consulting

1973 - 1983  – McDonnell Douglas Corp – Advertising Holographer & Staff Engineer Visual Simulation