Sue Cullumber Photos
Exhibited October, 2007

       Photographs by East Valley artist Sue Cullumber attracted much acclaim during the Summer of 2007: featured prominently on's website, anchoring a popular August exhibit at the Mesa Museum For Youth, and enlarged in vivid color by the East Valley Tribune in the weekend living section.

"My favorite subjects are mostly those in nature -- I enjoy trying to find unique ways of photographing animals, plants and the natural world. My approach is that everything can be photographed; you just have to find the right view to shoot it," said Cullumber, whose works were the subject of a solo exhibit during October in the Visitor Center Gallery at Boyce Thompson Arboretum.

      "I have exhibited at several local galleries and art shows and am a regular contributor to many online photography sites," said Cullumber. She's a member of the Chandler Art Guild and Phoenix Art Space, and has galleries well worth exploring on her website

      "I grew up in the Chicago area and moved to Arizona in 1978 to attend college at ASU. After receiving my Bachelor's degree in Anthropology, I returned and got a Master''s degree in Education. In 1990, I started teaching math at a special education school and continue to teach both math and science to jr. high and high school age students at Howard Gray Education Center.
       "I have always had a passion for photography. Early on it was centered around taking pictures of my son, but about five years ago when I got my first digital, and when he stopped letting me take photos of him, my "artistic" side finally came out. Since then, I have taken numerous classes in photography including: black and white, landscape, macro and lighting techniques." 

       Framed prints (dimensions vary and are from 14"x16" up to 17"x20") were available for purchase from $80 - $125. Prints matted to 8"x10" were $20; signed prints matted to 11"x14" were $35. Single 5"x7" prints were vailable for $10 and single 8"x1"0 prints were $15. Gift cards were also available in packets of two for $4.75. Participating artists donate a percentage back to Boyce Thompson Arboretum to help support botanical education and conservation. If you have questions about ordering prints, please contact Sue by phone at 480-459-9788 or via email to

       Boyce Thompson Arboretum is located at Highway 60 milepost #223, just three miles west of the town of Superior - a drive of about one hour east of Phoenix or two hours from Tucson (take Oracle Road North to Highway 79 past Florence to Highway 60, then East for another 12 miles). Monthly exhibits may be seen at our Visitor Center gallery daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Summer hours 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from May-through-August). The Arboretum is an Arizona State Park and daily admission must be paid to enter the Visitor Center where the gallery is found. Admission is $7.50 for adults and $3 for ages 5-12. Annual memberships at the Arboretum begin at $45, and include a year's access, guest passes for your friends and family, along with many other benefits. A membership may be purchased in the gift shop on the day of your visit. To review other recent gallery shows from...

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