New alt_space Exhibition Opens in March February 16 2022
On View: March 5 - April 16, 2022
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 5, 4-7 PM
Artists Talk: Friday, April 15, 11 AM
Image: Juliana Romnes, On the Move, archival pigment print, 11 x 14 inches, framed
About the Exhibition
For her inaugural alt_space exhibition at Arts on Douglas, Juliana Romnes presents Coastal Impressions, an exhibition of photographs depicting daily observations from early morning walks along the beaches of Volusia County.
Growing up in Florida, the natural environment along the shore has been a source of constant inspiration for Romnes. She explains, “I have incorporated beach walks into my morning routine for the past 5 years. There is something magical about these fluid spaces where the land meets the sea. Changing seasons, tides, wind, and weather ensure there is always something new to experience.”
Through her mix of black-and-white and color photographs, Romnes captures subtle, fleeting moments in time, such as birds taking flight, footprints in the sand, and the simple elegance of a crashing wave. She pays close attention to the interaction between light and shadow, often emphasizing how light reflects and refracts on water in striking ways.
Romnes explains that each scene she captures is a mix of careful observation and chance encounters. She elaborates, “I have learned to visit the beach without expectation, and this openness often leads me down unexpected paths, allowing me to see the landscape in new and refreshing ways.”
Juliana Romnes, Float, archival pigment print, 18 x 18 inches, framed
Juliana Romnes, Mangrove, archival pigment print, 18 x 18 inches, framed
About the Artist
Juliana Romnes has spent the past 20 years exploring her home state through the medium of photography and her work has been exhibited in group exhibitions at museums and galleries in Florida including the Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach; Snap!Space, Orlando; the St. Augustine Art Association, and W.B. Tatter Gallery in St. Augustine, Florida among others. She attended the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies at Daytona State College and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Photography and a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management, both from the University of Central Florida. Romnes regularly exhibits her work at Butterfield Garage in St. Augustine and at Arts on Douglas in New Smyrna Beach, where she is also the Gallery Coordinator. This is her first solo exhibition.