As part of our continued support for local artisans and businesses, Quench is proud to feature a rotating “artist in residency” program, where area artists can exhibit and sell their wares, host events and interact with old fans and new. To apply to be a Quench Artist in Residence, please submit a letter and supporting materials to info@QuenchNation.com
We’re delighted to announce that our first Artist in Residence is Sarah Hodzic. Sarah is an artist and photographer who is proud to call herself aWashington DC native. Sarah has been working as a professional photographer for the past 9 years. It comes as no surprise that one of Sarah’s earliest memories is of looking through the view finder of her father’s Canon camera when she was a toddler. What may come as a surprise is that she has won awards for her work with what is often called a “toy camera.” Sarah’s work with the Holga has appeared online with Toycamera, PhotomediaCenter, LightLeaks Magazine, ErieTimes-News SHOWCASE along with being published in the new toy camera book, ToyCam by The Toy Camera Book Team. Along with online and book publications Sarah’s Holga work has also won several awards, including taking first place in 2009 Holgapalooza and Best in Show
Most recently Sarah had a solo show in LA at the Petter Fetterman Gallery showcasing her images from her trip to Jacmel Haiti. Her images were sold to benefit the children in the surrounding township.
Sarah has started exploring the world of encaustic photography. For those unfamiliar with encaustic photography, this is the process in which an image is covered and manipulated with wax that has been imbued with demar resin. Working in the world of encautic wax has taken her holga photography to a new level of creative exploration. Professionally, she is a photographer of weddings, fine art, corporate, portraits and other events, immensely enjoying the chance to work with clients who have an affinity for the creative. She describes her method as documenting the event — standing back, observing and recording. However, she is in no way shy, and will jump right in and place folks in some pretty fantastic poses, and has even been known to jump into a few herself if they are just super spectacular.
“For me photography is a way to hold still in a world that moves at an extremely swift pace. Without photographs to document were I have been, whom I have met, and events I have witnesses, I know my life would feel less complete.”
Sarah’s work can be seen (and purchased) at Quench, and also viewed on her website, www.blinkdc.com