John H. Hughey, an artist of diversified mediums, entered the field in 1970 under the direction of Michael P. Smith in New Orleans following academic study as a painter/sculptor. After leaving New Orleans in 1973 and moving to Denver, he began involvement in the field of commercial photography. In 1977, John returned to the field of fine art. He moved to the Northwest in 1980, settling in Western Washington. In the early 1980’s he developed an interest in letterform and pursued penwork and related arts. In 1988 John devoted time to a comprehensive study under the calligrapher Reggie Ezell. He followed a trade as a picture framer, retiring in 2009, when he returned his focus to the art of photography. In 1989 he was awarded the title Certified Picture Framer (CPF) as recognized by the Professional Picture Framers of America.

John’s photography has shown in exhibits throughout the country in galleries and museums and is in public collections in King County (Washington), Oregon Health Sciences and the city of Hekinan, Japan through a Sister City program along with private collections. His calligraphic work has been exhibited in London with Society of Scribes and Illuminators and a piece is in the collection of the Smithsonian National Postal Museum.

Selected Exhibitions: One-Man

Mountlake Terrace Arts Commission, Mountlake Terrace, Washington; July, 1992.

PACCAR, corporate offices, Bellevue, Washington; February, 1990.

Bruskin Gallery, Port Townsend, Washington; December, 1987.

Northwest Center for Photography, Seattle, Washington; August, 1987.

The Darkroom Gallery, Denver, Colorado; December, 1974.

Selected Exhibitions: Two-Man and Group Showings

Sixth Annual Photography Masters Cup International Color Awards, Beverly Hills, California; 2013

Light, Space, Time Online Gallery, international juried shows; 2012 – 2014.

White River Valley Museum, Auburn, Washington; December 2008.

Auburn City Hall, Auburn Arts Commission, Auburn, Washington; December 2007.

4th Annual Art Equinox, national juried show, Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art, Great Falls, Montana; August, 1993

Electrum XX, national juried show, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana; September, 1991.

COCA 1989 Northwest Annual, juried show, Seattle, Washington; March, 1989.

King County Arts Commission Gallery, Seattle, Washington; September, 1988.

1988 Bumbershoot Festival, “In Transit” Exhibit, Seattle, Washington; September, 1988.

Colorado Annual Photographer’s Show, The Darkroom Gallery, Denver, Colorado; December, 1976.

First View Exhibitors Invitational Show, New York, New York; May, 1973.

1973 Louisiana Photo Month Invitational Show, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; April, 1973.

Published Work

Paint Me a Poem: a Canvas of Words, King County Public Art Program, Poetry and Art on Buses Project, 1999.

Selected Collections

The Edmonds Collection, Hekinan, Japan.

Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon.

Harborview Medical Center Portable Artworks Collection, Seattle, Washington.