• Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass. A.B. 1975 history of religion
  • Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon. Various studio and art history classes 1995-2000
  • National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in theater journalism, Los Angeles, 2006

Selected Exhibitions

New Frontiers Juried Art Show & Sale, at the Old West Museum in Cheyenne Wyoming, will show three of my hand-colored wildlife photos when it opens Nov. 4, 2022.

Gallery Wild in Jackson, Wyoming, featured eight hand colored photos of mine in their summer invitational, June 2021.

Western Spirit Art Show 2021 at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum accepted three photographs for this benefit exhibition, and “Burn Near Table Rock 2019.15” won the award for Best Photography.

Burn Near Table Rock 2019.15

Yellowstone Art Auction 53, January-March 2021 at Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana. Two hand-colored photos accepted for this benefit auction.

Art About Agriculture 2020: “Replanted Fir 2020.6.1” won the Margaret Hogg Art About Agriculture Purchase Award in this juried show at Oregon State University.

Eugene Biennial 2020: “Burn Near Table Rock 2019.15” was juried into this show at Eugene’s Karin Clarke Gallery.

Around Oregon Annual 2020: My photo “Clearcut in the Fog 2020.5” was accepted into this exhibit at the Arts Center in Corvallis. Juror was Jane Brumfield from Imprint Gallery in Cannon Beach.

Jones Gallery, Kansas City, Mo: “Two Elk 2019.16” shown in May exhibit 2020.

R.G. Endres Gallery International Juried Photo Competition 2020 in Prairie Village, Kansas. “On the Edge Trail 2019.36” was awarded Best in Category.

Artworks Northwest 2019: My photo “Blue Diamond 2018.36” took the second place award at this exhibit at the Umpqua Valley Arts Center in Roseburg. The juror was Danielle Knapp, a curator at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.

Eugene Biennial 2018: My hand-colored photo “Elder 2018.6” was chosen for this juried show at Eugene’s Karin Clarke Gallery.

Sparky in the Woods, a solo show of hand-colored photos, was exhibited at the Laurel Fischer Gallery at The Tate in Eugene, Oregon, in fall 2017.

Eugene Biennial 2016: My hand-colored photo “East of Steens 2016.8” was chosen for this juried show at Eugene’s Karin Clarke Gallery.

Around Oregon Annual 2016: My hand-colored photo “Blowdown 2016.5” received a juror’s award in this group show at the Arts Center in Corvallis in June 2016 by juror John Olbrantz, director of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art.

Among Trees, a solo show of hand-colored photos from the forest and from Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, during June 2016 at InEugene, Eugene, Oregon.

ROT: The Afterlife of Trees, a 2016 exhibit at the Arts Center of Corvallis and then at the World Forestry Center in Portland, included two of my very large (24×72) tree portraits along with smaller work.

Forest Investigation, solo show of work from H.J. Andrews residency, was exhibited in spring 2015 at the Jacobs Gallery, Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Eugene, Oregon.

Expressions West 2014 Exhibition at Coos Art Museum. My hand-colored photo ‘Rose’ was selected for the annual juried show.

Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon. Drawers Exhibition 2013 (April 2013-March 2014)


I co-curated RURAL, a large exhibition, funded by the Ford Family Foundation, of work by artists in rural Oregon communities, June-August 2022 at Umpqua Valley Arts in Roseburg, Oregon.

Karin Clarke Gallery, Eugene, Oregon. In 2009 I curated a show of photography at the gallery that included work by Brian Lanker, Craig Hickman, Robin Cushman, Franklin Miller, Dennis Galloway, Annie Frantzeskos, and myself.


Artist in residence at the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Saratoga, Wyoming. October-November 2016.

Visual artist in residence, H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Blue River, Oregon, spring 2014 and 2015.


A series of my black and white photographs was chosen to illustrate Forest Under Story: Creative Inquiry in an Old-Growth Forest, a collection of essays and poems about the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, published by the University of Washington Press in spring 2016.


“A View From the Easel.” Hyperallergic, March 28, 2024

“Into the woods with Bob Keefer.” Oregon ArtsWatch, October 7, 2020.

My series of hand-colored photos “Sparky in the Woods” was featured by the French photo site L’Oeil de la photographie (‘The Eye of Photography’) in December 2017.

“Talking Art and History with Bob Keefer of Eugene Art Talk” in Lane Monthly, October 2015.

“Photographing the Northwest,” in Lane Monthly, May 2015.