B.A., The Evergreen State College, 2011
A photographer and writer for 35 years, Cindy McIntyre has won awards in photojournalism, journalism, portraiture, landscape photography, and hand-painted photography. She consistently wins awards at juried art shows across the country, and her images reside in corporate and private collections throughout the world. In addition to her current work, she has four books to her credit.
Cindy McIntyre moved from Tacoma, Washington to Maine in 1993, beginning a new chapter in her life. She fell in love with the region's beauty and village atmosphere, and found renewal of her art amid the expressive moods of mid-coast Maine. In 2004 she began traveling South to do art shows, and exhibited at the Bayou City Art Show in Houston, Deep Ellum in Dallas, and Magic City Art Connection in Birmingham, Alabama in 2008. In 2009 she got a winter job working for the National Park Service at Big Bend National Park, Texas, and now calls it her winter home. (Incidentally there are two Greeners also working there.) She attended Evergreen 1992-93 and plans to finish her Evergreen degree via the University of Maine in 2011.
Latest Publication Title
A Century Apart - Maine Then and Now, Down East Books, 2004
The Great Eastern Mussel Cookbook, Paul S. Eriksson, 1995 - principal author and photographer
Seattle, Tacoma and the Puget Sound Region, Sammamish Press, 1994 - text and color photography
Tacoma, 1988 - color photography
How did Evergreen help you in your career?
My year at Evergreen opened my eyes to historical and contemporary power structures and dynamics, and immersed me in explorations that changed my entire world view. This affected my career far less than it did my ability to write cogent letters to the editor! My career was already well established before I returned to college, but life changes gave me an opportunity to ditch an old persona and try out a new one - that of an itinerant artist in a brand new place - Maine. I also became active in the local Green Party and actively campaigned for its Maine gubernatorial candidate, headed up an Emergency Preparedness Committee for the Town of St. George during the Y2K era, started the Rockland Art Market (in its 3rd year) and continue to add my two cents on local and national political and social issues with regular letters to the editor. I also have a couple of blogs for my one or two fans. I can't say enough good things about Evergreen and its approach to a holistic education!