Get in touch with Sandy Brown Jensen

A Little Bit About Me


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Text me at 541 321 3210

My Instagram Photography Gallery @sandramardene

 Hi, I’m Sandy Brown Jensen, a Fine Arts Photographer from Eugene, Oregon. “Fine Arts Photographer” means I am not a commercial photographer. I work on my own projects and show my work in galleries and juried competitions.

I’ve been writing and doing photography since fourth grade when my parents pulled all four kids out of school for a one-month road trip to Mexico. My teacher assigned me to keep a journal and to write letters back home to my class once a week. My dad gave me an Olympus PEN FT half-frame. I’ve been keeping journals and shooting with Olympus ever since. 

When I first began teaching creative writing at UC Riverside, I was mentored by the great mythologist Joseph Campbell. He was the one who taught me the journey of any artist is the journey of a hero struggling to bring the Gift of Self to the world. Now I am retired and have moved my interest in poetry from the verbal to the visual, but I am still guided by his friendship and insights.

I am a radio host and arts reviewer for Viz City, KLCC’s Arts Review Program because I like to think about and talk about art. 

I have been in a number of juried shows and galleries. My interest is in nontraditional landscapes that tell stories that are important to me, like this one: Climbing the Enchantments in Search of My Father. My other interest is in creating one of kind gold-foiled images that are available from me, of course, and also at the Karin Clarke Gallery at the Gordon in Eugene, Oregon.

Sandy Brown Jensen demonstrates a gilded photo.

Photo by Heather Mills Photography

This is me showing off a gold-foiled image, “Mt. Pisgah: The Last of the Light,” which I love so much. It is still for sale for $325.

I live down by the Willamette River with my husband and two cat companions. I am a weight lifter and a hiker as well as a dedicated home cook.

My interest is in nontraditional views of the world, a view closer to my internal vision, so I shoot with Lensbaby lenses as well as with creative iPhone apps such as Hipstamatic. I use Bazaart for composites. My favorite photography teacher is Laura Valenti, e-course genius. My dream is to live for a year in Paris and to have a gallery show there.


Artist Resume

Oregon photographer Sandy Brown Jensen frequently exhibits at Pacific Northwest gallery shows. She is the co-host for Viz City, KLCC’s Arts Review Program. Sandy’s MFA is in Poetry, and she has retired from a career in teaching writing at Lane CC. Her interest in imagistic poetry hasn’t changed, but she has moved from the pen to the camera. She has a post-graduate certificate in Digital Storytelling (narrated short videos), which can be found on her vlog She shoots with her 1978 Pentax K1000, iPhone 12 ProMax, an Olympus OMDEM-5 Mark II with a variety of Lensbaby lenses, and a Panasonic Lumix converted infrared camera. Her primary interests are in alternative photographic processes, including gold on vellum prints.


Sandy is a member of the Eugene Darkroom Group and the PhotoZone photo club in Eugene.


Gallery Shows and Competitions


November 27–December 18, 2021. “Last of the Light at Mt. Pisgah.” Hand-gilded copper and gold; inkjet on vellum. “Art For All Seasons, 2021.” Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, Oregon.

November 2–January 5, 2022. “Late Summer at the Home Pond.” Reflections. The 2021 LightBox Members Exhibit. The LightBox Gallery, Astoria, Oregon.

September 3–October 8, 2021. “Surf Surge at Yachats River Mouth.” Platinum Palladium. “Community Chest.” The Eugene Darkroom Group. O’Brien Gallery, Eugene, Oregon.

August 14– September 8th , 2021. “Lights Up on the North Umpqua.” The Awakening, Juried by Douglas Beasley. The LightBox Gallery, Astoria, Oregon..

July 10–August 11, 2021. “Wings of the Mothertree.” 2021 Member Summer Showcase, The LightBox Gallery, Astoria, Oregon.

June 12–July 7, 2021. “Calla Valeria.” Silver Gelatin. The Fantastic Film Show, The LightBox Gallery, Astoria, Oregon.

June 12–September 4, 2021. “Rough-Skinned Newt in Drift Creek.” The Pacific NorthWest 2021. The LightBox Gallery, Astoria, Oregon.

May 15–June 15. “Shuttered.”  New silver gelatin work. The Eugene Darkroom Group. Eugene, Oregon.

February 2021. “Fire on the River.” A series of images five months after the Holiday Farm Wildfire. PhotoZone Gallery, Eugene, Oregon.

July 10–Sept. 18, 2020. “Last of the Light Over the North Umpqua.” Umpqua Valley Arts Member Show. Roseburg, Oregon.

Aug. 5-29, 2020. “Storm and Sunset, Tillamook Head,” Hand-gilded duo-tone copper & silver; inkjet on vellum. Eugene Biennial Juried Show, Karin Clarke Gallery, Eugene, Oregon.

Aug. 7 – Sept. 4, 2020. “Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden: Ridgeline Trail.” Eugene Mayor’s Art Show 2020. Eugene, Oregon.

March 2020. “Windows on the World.” Featured Artist of the Month. PhotoZone Gallery. Eugene, Oregon.

Feb. 29, 2020–April 1, 2020. “Incoming Storm Over Ona Beach,” and “Goodpasture Island Covered Bridge. ”Community Chest” Winter 2020. Eugene Darkroom Group. Eugene, Oregon.

Dec. 13, 2019–Feb. 15, 2020 “Portals (Windows and Doors).” Invitational. Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon.

Nov. 15-Dec. 20, 2019. “Art For All Seasons.” “Time Travelers to the Wreck of the Peter Iredale” and “Zen Ocean, Zen Light at Haystack Rock.” Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, Oregon.

October 5th-Nov. 1, 2019. “Fern Ridge Sunset–Rose to Violet.” Honorable Mention. Springfield Mayor’s Art Show 2019, Springfield, Oregon.

Sept. 25-Dec. 23.“ The Hour Before Dark.” One woman show. Dexter Gallery, Eugene, Oregon.

Sept. 13-Oct. 1, 2019. “Fall Creek Flood Plain II,” 37th Annual Wallowa Valley Festival of the Arts. National juried show. Joseph, Oregon.

Sept. 3–Sept. 28th, 2019. “Fern Ridge Sunset, Rose to Violet.” Photography at the Emerald: 4th Annual Autumn Exhibition- 2019. National juried show. Springfield, Oregon.

April 5, 2019. “Artists and their Studios: Portraits and Panos.” Featured Artist, First Friday Art Walk, at KLCC’s Selco Concert Hall, Eugene, Oregon.

January 11–Feb. 7, 2019. “Artists and their Studios: Portraits and Panos.” One woman photography show. Dot Dotson Gallery, Eugene, Oregon.

Nov. 2, 2018. “Street Performer.” The Awareness Show, A Pop-Up Gallery sponsored by The Post-Personalism Institute. Seattle, Washington.

July 25 – August 25, 2018. “North Umpqua River: The Hour Before Dark.” Juried Art Show. Eugene Biennial. Karin Clarke Gallery, Eugene, Oregon.

Feb. 9–March 8, 2018. “An Eye for an i:  iPhoneography.” Dot Dotson Gallery, Eugene, Oregon. 

Jan. 5-Feb. 23, 2018. “A Passion for Pollen.” “Call for Sunshine” Exhibition at The Lincoln Gallery, Eugene, Oregon.

Spring/Summer 2017/Winter 2018. “Sage Gimlet from the Pizza Research Institute.”  “We Love Local: Eugene/Springfield.” David Joyce Gallery of Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon.

Feb. –March 2017. “The Passionate Cellist in a Fauvist Mood.” Finalist for the Chamber Music Amici art contest. Emerald Art Gallery, Springfield, Oregon.

Nov. 19, 2016. Artist Participant “From Holga With Love.” A photo series shot by local Eugene community members using a Holga 120 medium format camera sponsored by the Dexter Gallery and the Karin Clarke Gallery, Eugene, Oregon.

Sept. 2016 — April 18, 2016. “Sage Gimlet from the Pizza Research Institute.” In “Hold It. Mix It. Serve It,” at the David Joyce Gallery of Lane Community College, Eugene, Oregon.

Jan.–April 2016. Two large photo canvases in “Human to Human Connection: Service Through Hospitality.”  The David Joyce Gallery of Lane Community College. Donated by request to Lane Community College Culinary and Hospitality Arts. Eugene, Oregon.

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