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Bio


C.a. Shofed

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C.a. Shofed

 

C.a. Shofed was born in Fort Dix, NJ. C.a. Shofed’s parents were in the military where he spent his early years living in Germany. Starting grammar school off base with many of the military kids that lived in his neighborhood. In high school, he studied Graphic Arts at Assunpink Vocational School, moving into Advertising Design in college.  “It was college that first exposed me to my love of photography.” Before he had a real chance to explore photography he took a summer job as a computer installer. "Who knew I would make a good technician!?" C.a. Shofed spent twenty-six odd years in the Information technology field. 


“Although my professional life has focused on technology, I maintained an interest in photography, always carrying my camera with me, taking photographs whenever the opportunity presented itself or whenever a particular scene or object inspired me."

Some time after being laid-off and after his second kidney transplant C.a. Shofed decided during his recovery that he would give fine arts photography a go. "I had moved to Trenton, New Jersey and the art scene in my new home town was raw, vibrant and easy to access unlike the small town I grew up in. Trenton's art scene is mature and is just now being discovered by the world outside its borders. Artists like Leon Rainbow and Kasso are leading the charge. In my neighborhood alone there is an artist with a piece owned and displayed at the MoMa, a documentary filmmaker, a cinematographer, an actor and several musicians. What an amazing place to feed the creative juices!". C.a. Shofed’s art has been exhibited in galleries and museums in Philadelphia, New York, and many places along within the Northeast of the United States. C.a. Shofed has taken a stab at curating by creating an annual show featuring artists inspired by my home town of Trenton. The highly successful show is called “Common Threads” and has been hosted successfully for the last 5 years at Hopewell Valley Vineyards. The success of Common Threads has lead to Shofed curating at the Vineyard on a permanent basis. "I use the curating opportunity at Hopewell Valley Vineyards to give back to my art community and to pass on what I have learned." 

Color Photography of C.a. Shofed courtesy of Keren Fedida.

 
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The Resume


The Resume

The Resume


The Resume

Solo & Group Exhibitions

 

2011

Ellarslie Open, Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ

2012

Double Take, Trenton Social, Trenton, NJ

Philadelphia Community Exhibit, 3rd St. Art Gallery Philadelphia, PA

PEAC Photography Exhibit, PEAC Ewing, NJ

2013

Common Threads, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, Pennington,

NJ Solo Show, PEAC, Ewing, NJ

2014

Common Threads 2: Trenton Inspires, the World Takes, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, Pennington, NJ

D&R Greenway Land Trust Oasis and Mirage: Disappearing Water Marie L. Mathews Gallery, Princeton, NJ

Solo Photography exhibit PEAC, Ewing, NJ

New Hope Art League Art Show, Rolling Green Farm, New Hope, PA

Trenton Then and Now: Contemporary Views, Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie, Trenton, NJ

C.a. Shofed Year in Review , Mercer County Library, Ewing, NJ

2015  

A Year in the Life of Bucks County, Rich Timmons Studio & Gallery, Doylestown, PA

Common Threads 3, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, Pennington, NJ

Far and Wide, Woodstock Artist Association Museum, Woodstock, NY

Open Orange, Valley Arts Firehouse Gallery, Orange, NJ

Beautiful Deconstruction, Trenton Social, Trenton, NJ

Of Color: The African American Experience, Trenton City Museum Trenton, NJ

Duet, Hopewell Valley Community Bank, Hopewell, NJ

Just Past Home, Blawenburg Café & Catering Co., Blawenburg, NJ

Local Color, AOY Art Center, Yardley, PA

Friends of the Delaware Canal, Rich Timmons Studio and Gallery Doylestown, PA

Off The Wall, West Windsor Arts Center West Windsor, NJ

Year End Review, The Ewing Branch of Mercer County Library Ewing, NJ

10x10 Exhibit Artworks Trenton, NJ

2016

6th Annual Community Art Exhibit, 3rd Street Gallery Philadelphia, PA

Americana, The Pennsylvania Center for Photography Doylestown, PA

Wine & Art Trail, Hopewell Valley Vineyards Pennington, NJ

Xpose, Photography Exhibit Spring Street Gallery Newton, NJ

ArtJam Exhibit to benefit Homefront ArtSpace Princeton, NJ

Ellarslie Open 33 Trenton City Museum Trenton, NJ

Perfectly Posed The Straube Center Pennington, NJ

Open Orange Firehouse Gallery Orange, NJ

Against the Grain: Art of the Counterculture Artworks Trenton Trenton, NJ

New Hope Historical Society Presents: Artists Alive New Hope Arts New Hope, PA

Trenton Makes: An Exhibit of Trenton Artists Investors Bank Art & Healing Gallery Pennington, NJ

OMHS Coming to Light Exhibit Artworks Trenton Trenton, NJ

Farms, Barns and Bridges A D&R Greenway Exhibit Mary Mathews Gallery Princeton, NJ

Red Dot 10x10 Exhibit Artworks Trenton Trenton, NJ

Off the Wall Exhibit West Windsor Art Center West Windsor, NJ

2017

   Common Threads 5: Future Forward Hopewell Valley Vineyards Pennington, NJ

DUET: An exhibit of representational photography and Abstract Art w/Kathleen Liao Artworks Trenton Trenton, NJ

Mostly Local Sumo Sushi Pennington, NJ

Transforming Space – Anthracite Fields by Julia Wolf Roebling Wireworks Trenton, NJ

Bridges, Barns and more 26Bridge Studio & Gallery Lambertville, NJ

Open Orange 2017 Community Gallery at ValleyArts Orange, NJ

Simply Metal Hopewell Valley Vineyards Pennington, NJ w/Amy Lee

The Show Room Tigerlabs Princeton, NJ

Rise Above – Art of the Counterculture Artworks Trenton Trenton, NJ

My Views of Trenton Smith Family Foundation Trenton, NJ

Mercer County Photography 2017 Silva Gallery Pennington, NJ

Off the Wall exhibit West Windsor Art Center West Windsor, NJ

Gallery Seventy-two Mount Holly, NJ

2018

New Brunswick Art Salon 2018 - Photography: A Facility for Photogenia Alfa Art Gallery New Brunswick, NJ   


Permanent Collections/Commissions/Projects
   Blue Lotus Kitchen and Bath Design, Pennington, NJ – Permanent Collection
    Wellness Center of Lawrenceville, Lawrenceville, NJ – Permanent Collection
  Project Fire – Project
   Delaware & Raritan Canal – Project 

 

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