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Connecticut Launch of my new book in New Haven

November 10th, 2017

IOWA: Echoes of a Vanishing Landscape

I’ve returned from my book tour in Iowa. Please join me in celebrating the Connecticut launch of my new book!

Iowa Book Tour – Upcoming Events

October 5th, 2017

I’m heading to Iowa shortly to do book talks about IOWA: Echoes of a Vanishing Landscape, my new book. Here are my scheduled events to date. I’ll update the list as more locations are added. I hope you can join me at one!

Prairie Lights bookstore, Iowa City – Monday 10/16, 7:00pm

Vino209, West Des Moines – Tuesday 10/17, 6:00pm
-Cosponsored by the Olson-Larsen Galleries
Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque – Wednesday 10/18, 5:30-7:00pm
-Sponsored by River Lights Bookstore
Davenport Public Library, Eastern Avenue Branch – Saturday 10/21, 1:30pm
Blanden Art Museum, Fort Dodge – Wednesday 10/25, 6:00pm
The Stew/Grinnell Area Arts Council, Grinnell – Thursday 10/26, 7:00
-Sponsored by the Center for Prairie Studies, Grinnell College

Radio interview with Daniel Fitzmaurice on Artbeat

February 20th, 2017

Daniel Fitzmaurice interviewed David Ottenstein and Robert Lisak about their current exhibit “Capitol America” at the New Haven Museum. The program, Artbeat, aired February 15th, on WNHH Community Radio. You can listen to the interview here



Capitol America Opening Reception

February 19th, 2017

The well-attended opening reception for Capitol America at the New Haven Museum was a lot of fun. The exhibit will remain open through June 30, 2017.

The photos below are ©Defining Studios

Second floor of the Museum rotunda

David Ottenstein, left, with Robert Lisak



Capitol America at the New Haven Museum

January 27th, 2017

Capitol America, my photographic project with colleague and friend, Robert Lisak, is the newest exhibit at the New Haven Museum. Featuring 18 of our black and white photographs along with a digital presentation of another 160 or so images, the show is hanging in the museum’s beautiful 2-story rotunda and on view through June 2017. New Haven Museum, 114 Whitney Ave, New Haven, 203-562-4183

Richmond, Virginia


Review of current National Parks exhibit

December 16th, 2016

The New Haven Independent’s Arts editor, Brian Slattery, has written a thoughtful and informative review of The National Parks Seen: Two Views, my current show with Robert Lisak at the EleMar Gallery in New Haven. Read the review here.

“The National Parks Seen: Two Views” is on exhibit at the gallery at EleMar New England, 2 Gibbs St., through Jan. 14. EleMar is open Mon. through Thurs., 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sat. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free.

Swiftcurrent Lake, Glacier NP, 2013

Swiftcurrent Lake, Glacier NP, 2013

Opening Reception for The National Parks Seen: Two Views

November 22nd, 2016

The National Parks Seen: Two Views

Photographs by David Ottenstein and Robert Lisak

OPENING RECEPTION Sunday December 4th, 2:00 – 5:00pm


The Gallery at EleMar, 2 Gibbs St, New Haven, CT   203-782-3544

December 4, 2016 – January 14, 2017

M-Th 9:00am – 4:30pm, Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm, Saturday 9:00am – 1:00pm

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David Ottenstein and Robert Lisak’s photographs in The National Parks Seen: Two Views, capture the beauty of our national parks and also explore the attempts to reconcile the lofty goals our national parks embody – the desire to preserve pristine nature, to accommodate thousands of visitors, and to reflect the meaning of the American character.


The National Parks Seen: Two Views, next exhibit coming soon!

November 1st, 2016

My next photo exhibit is another joint effort with Robert Lisak. We’ll be showing our work from National Parks at the Gallery at EleMar New England in The National Parks Seen: Two Views. The Opening Reception is Sunday, December 4 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. The Gallery is in New Haven at 2 Gibbs St. The show will be up through January 14, 2017

CWOS: State Capitols project exhibit this weekend

October 27th, 2016

Robert Lisak and I will be exhibiting photographs from Capitol America, our book project on State Capitol buildings. We’ll be in Robert’s Erector Square studio as part of City Wide Open Studios in Building 7, 2nd floor, Studio 1. Saturday and Sunday October 29-30, 2016 from noon to 6:00 each day. Richmond, Virginia

New Haven Independent article about my current show

March 17th, 2016

New Haven Independent reporter Allan Appel has written an article about my current show at the DaSilva Gallery in New Haven. Read it here. The exhibit has been extended – it will now be up through Wednesday April 6 Long Wharf Pier, New Haven