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Winston Sturgen Edit Profile

artist , photographer , printmaker

Winston Sturgen, American photographer, printmaker, artist. Certified professional photographer. Residency grant Wurlitzer Foundation, 1987, 89. Founder, chairman Winter Arts Festival, Silver City, New Mexico, 1988-1990; committee member Taos Fall Arts Festival, 1985; committee chair Oktoberfest, Delavan, 1976-1980; invitee Renaissance Weekend, Washington, 1997. Member Very Special Artists New Mexico, Very Special Artists Washington.


Sturgen, Winston was born on August 27, 1938 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of George Winston and Gladys Erma (Lenker) Sturgen.


Bachelor of Science in Forestry, Pennsylvania State University, 1960. Postgraduate, University New Hampshire, 1962. Master of Forestry, Pennsylvania State University, 1964.

Postgraduate, University Oregon, 1968.


Development engineer Weyerhaeuser Company, Longview, Washington, 1964-1966. Manager Wickes Lumber Company, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, 1968-1970. Director operations Wickes Wanderland, Inc., Delavan, 1970-1972.

Owner, manager Sturgen's Cleaners, 1972-1980, Images by Sturgen, Delavan, 1980-1984. Instructor photography continuing education department Western New Mexico University, 1988-1990. Juror numerous organizations, since 1982.


  • Certified professional photographer.


  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include Artesia (New Mexico) Museum and Art Center, 1992, Delavan Art Museum, 1984, Donnell Library., New York City, 1992. Exhibited in group shows at Carlsbad (New Mexico) Museum, 1992, Sister Kenny Institute, 1992, (3rd Place), 93 (First Place), 94, Deming Center for the Arts, New Mexico, 1991, Shellfish Collection, Silver City, New Mexico, 1989, 90, 91-95, Thompson Gallery, University New Mexico, 1989, Professional Photographers Association of New Mexico, 1985, 86, 87, 88 (awards), Union Gallery, University New Mexico, 1987, Gallery Sigala, Taos, New Mexico, 1986, World Trade Center, New York City, 1992, 93, 94, International Exposition of Photography, 1983, 84, 85, 87, Beyond Photography Touring Exhibit, 1991-1992, An American Collection Touring Exhibit, San Francisco, Washington, Brussels, Tokyo, 1993-1995, Sapporo (Japan) International Print Biennial, 1993, Very Special Arts/New Mexico Touring Exhibit, 1993-1994, Center Contemporary Art, St. Louis, 1994 (purchase award), International Photography Museum, Oklahoma City, 1999, International Art & Soul, Los Angeles, 1999, numerous others.

      Donation of all personal work Southwestern Regional Medical Center, New Mexico, 1996. Public poetry, numerous articles in field. Work reviewed in various publications.


Founder, chairman Winter Arts Festival, Silver City, New Mexico, 1988-1990. Committee member Taos Fall Arts Festival, 1985. Committee chair Oktoberfest, Delavan, 1976-1980.

Invitee Renaissance Weekend, Washington, 1997. Member Very Special Artists New Mexico, Very Special Artists Washington.


  • Other Interests

    Painting, printmaking, photography, disabled artists advocacy.


Married Nancy Kathryn Otto, January 23, 1959 (divorced 1981). 1 child, Bruce Eugene Sturgen. Married Jessica Sheldon, March 15, 1988 (divorced March 1999).

George Winston Sturgen

Gladys Erma (Lenker) Sturgen

Jessica Sheldon

Nancy Kathryn Otto

Bruce Eugene Sturgen