"Mirage" Kimono by Alyssa Boldischar. Design features her photography!

Alyssa's Photographs have been featured in the following:

Self Portrait
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Alyssa Boldischar is a Freelance Photographer, clothing designer, & artist based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She specializes in creative, fine art, documentation, landscape, dog-ography, engagement, senior, family, event, and travel photography. 

Alyssa has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota where she studied Photography & Art. Her fine art photos have been published in Capture Minnesota, several Photographers Forum Magazine “Best of Photography” books & National Geographic online. She has been featured in exhibitions at Concordia University, the University of Minnesota, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Minnesota State Fair. Her work has been documented by the Star Tribune newspaper and featured in a television special documenting Minnesota photographers.

In 2015 Alyssa began a creative collaboration with a mindful clothing company in California that gives back. She started designing clothes-scarves, tank tops, and recently a kimono featuring her photography as her main inspiration. 

Alyssa is a member of the Board of Directors for Canine Inspired Change, a local non-profit that connects therapy dogs with youth who have experienced abuse, depression, mental illness, neglect, etc. They provide a safe and unique atmosphere that inspires healing and growth. All proceeds from the 2015 & 2016 Saint Paul Firefighter Calendar (featuring Alyssa’s photography) benefit this amazing organization. 

As an advocate for arts and healing, Alyssa has also worked with Free Arts Minnesota for several of their summer programs. Free Arts Minnesota is a local nonprofit that helps children who have experienced poverty, abuse, homeless, neglect, depression & mental illness gain self-esteem and inspire hope through artistic expression. There she worked alongside renowned Photographer Wing Young Huie, photographing, documenting and post-produced all the final photographs taken by the kids to be displayed at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.   

When she isn't shooting, Alyssa loves hanging out with her husband Mike, friends, family and her three little dogs- Cloey May, Coral & Link. She is happiest with either a camera or fishing pole in her hand. She loves adventure, traveling, spontaneous road trips, and discovering new places with her camera. 

She uses her background in photography to capture everyday as she sees it; “always looking at the world like it is framed in my lens.”

 

PHOTOGRAPHY ACHIEVEMENTS

Exhibitions

Concordia Art Exhibition 2008

College of Liberal Arts Student Board Art Fair 2010

College of Liberal Arts Student Board Art Fair 2011

Minneapolis Institute of Arts: Facing the Lens: Portraits of Photographers 2011

University of Minnesota: Bachelor of Arts Exhibition 2012

Minnesota State Fair: Fine Arts Exhibition 2012

Minneapolis Institute of Arts: Game Face 2012

Pizza Lucé-Minneapolis: Solo Show 2013

Dunn Brothers-Oakdale: Solo Show 2014

Robbin Gallery: Extremely Minnesota Show 2014

Capture Minnesota Exhibit at Mall of America 2015

Minnesota State Fair: Fine Arts Exhibition 2015

 

Awards

Photographers Forum College Photography contest Finalist 2011, Photographers Forum Magazine

Photographers Forum Best of Photography contest Finalist 2011, Photographers Forum Magazine

Photographers Forum Best of College & High School Photography contest Finalist 2012, Photographers Forum Magazine

 

Book Publications

Best of College Photography 2011, Serbin Communications

Best of Photography 2011, Serbin Communications           

Best of College and High School Photography 2012,  Serbin Communications

Capture Minnesota; TPT-St. Paul/Minneapolis 2012

Capture Minnesota II; TPT-St. Paul/Minneapolis 2013

Capture Minnesota IV; TPT-St. Paul/Minneapolis 2015

 

Magazine Publications

Minnesota Monthly Magazine -April 2016 

 

Newspaper Publications

“Star Tribune Newspaper: State Fair art is above average, naturally" August 24, 2012

 

Television 

"Capture Minnesota: Highlighting the Work of Minnesota Photographers," Twin Cities Public Television 2012

 

Calendars

2015 Midwest Firefighters Calendar

2016 St. Paul Firefighters Calendar

2017 Canine Inspired Minnesota Calendar

2017 Dad Bods Calendar -Spare Key

 

Website Publications

“Minnesota artists display their ample talents in the State Fair Fine Arts Show,” startribune.com, August 24, 2012

"Photos: Back When Ice Castles Were Strong," MN Today from MPR News, Mpr.org, January 11, 2013

“Fly Over Art,” flyoverart.tumblr.com, February 3, 2013

“Red Bull Signature Series from St. Paul, MN,” redbullsignatureseries.com, March 8th 2013 

“Daily Dozen-Our favorite photos chosen by National Geographic editors,” nationalgeographic.com, March 18, 2014

"Contributing Artists" A=RT, artequalsrealtransformation.com August, 2014

"St. Paul firefighters to sign calendars Sunday at Camp Bar" twincities.com, December 13, 2014

"Popular Photos from Saint Paul Minnesota"
visitsaintpaul.com, May 21, 2015

"Popular Photos from Saint Paul Minnesota"
visitsaintpaul.com, June 5, 2015

"SCOTUS Instagram blog"
cbsnews.com, June 26, 2015

"Popular Photos from Saint Paul Minnesota"
visitsaintpaul.com, June7, 2015

 

2016 Events, & News

October:  Alyssa will be featured in the 2016 St. Paul Art Crawl! She will be located in Lowertown at the Northern Warehouse Oct. 14, 15, & 16

August: 2017 Canine Inspired Minnesota Calendar on sale now! 

Alyssa's widely popular photo of St. Paul to be displayed on the Star Tribune building at the Minnesota State Fair

July: Featured Artist at Andy's Gallery at the St. Paul Saint's Baseball Game July 4th

June:  Launch of new VIDA signature collection clothing design featuring Alyssa's photography; "Mirage" kimono

Featured Artist at Free Arts Minnesota annual charity Gala: ARTGAZE 

Featured Artist at Andy's Gallery at the St. Paul Saint's Baseball Game June 24th 

April: Featured photographer in the April 2016 issue of Minnesota Monthly Magazine

February: Photographer/Media contributor at the Red Bull Crashed Ice Finals in St. Paul, MN

January: Health Partners Center for Memory & Aging Artists for Alzheimer’s-St. Paul, MN

 

2015 Events, & News

"City Birds" will be featured in the 2015 Minnesota State Fair: Fine Arts Exhibition

Artist designer for the 2015 VIDA Voices Collection

2016 St. Paul Firefighters Calendar- Proceeds benefit a local Twin Cities non-profit, Canine Inspired Change

2014 Events, & News

Upcoming Travel Photography Trips: August-September 2014 West Coast: Washington, Oregon, & California. October 2014 East Coast: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, & Canada.

2015 Midwest Firefighters Calendar - Proceeds benefit a local Twin Cities non-profit, Canine Inspired Change

A=RT 'Art equals Real Transformation' Contributing Artist for the 'healing art' makeover - Ramsey County Detox Center