Dee Ann Sibley

Known for her Black & White portraits of everyday people, she captures laugh lines, wrinkles and the true beauty of the people she photographs.  As an award- winning photojournalist, Dee Ann is recognized in the midwest for her Rodeo Photography.

With degrees in studio arts, education and psychology along with a M.A.'s in Art Therapy and Educational Counseling, she has decades of experience in understanding human emotion. 

As a photographer she uses her background to bring out images that captures the attention of her audience.  

Dee Ann has works in both public and private collections across the Midwest and West.  She uses her skills to Teach Photography, Lecture about her work and personal experiences as a Photographer. She also Judges Regional Art Shows and does Portfolio Critiques.


Capture the soul in every image


Curriculum Vitae


Dee Ann Sibey-Photographer

3150-361st. Ave NE

Cambridge, MN 55008


Formal Education

M.A. Art Therapy University of Wisconsin- Superior 2005

B.A. Studios Arts, Education, Psychology

Augsburg University 2004

Robert Osborn-Intensive Private Instruction 2016, 2017, 2019, 2023

Springboard for the Arts, Artist Workshops 2015

Rocky Mountain School of Photography 2013

Minneapolis Photo Center- Lightroom 2013

Rick Allen Photoshop workshops 2012-2013

Rick Flor Photoshop Workshop 2012

Century Community College -Lighting 2012

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Professional Fine Art and freelance photographer. Experienced in Portrait and Journalistic Photography. With over 15 years experience in working to promote and support photographers in advancing their art.


-Intuitive photographer 

-Experience in “one shot”visual storytelling 

-In-depth understanding of various cameras and usage

 -Critical creative thinker

 -Extensive communication skills

 -Great ascetic sense

 -Post processing and presentation skills 


Work Experience

Isanti-Chisago Star- Photojournalist

Cambridge Center For The Arts-Photography Club

Hallberg Center For The Arts-Photography Club

Vassaloppet USA Cross Country Ski Designated Photographer

Centennial High School Photography Club Advisor

Isanti Fireman's Rodeo Photographer

2004 Anoka Ramsey Community College, P.T. Instructor

Group Exhibitions (Partial List)

2022-Wyoming Creative Arts-"What the Eye Saw" Photography Show

2022-Wyoming Creative Arts-"Black and White" Show

2022-Praxis Gallery International call for entry-The Black & White Portrait

2022-Wyoming Creative Arts -“In” show acceptance and Artistic Excellence Award.

2022-Praxis Gallery International call for Images acceptance -The portrait contest-Wistful.

.2022-Recipient of Minnesota State Arts Board-Creative support for Individuals Grant

2022-Accepted into the UpTown Art Fair

2021-Accepted in to the Minnesota Fine Arts Competition (Sold Image)

2021-Acceptance in to Up Town Art Fair

2021-Foot In The Door, Minneapolis Institute of Art

2020- What the Eye Saw, Hallberg Center For The Arts.

2020- Vasaloppet Art Show, Mora MN,

2020-Image Art Show, ECRAC, Hinkley MN

2019-Minneapolis Photo Center, Not Accepted Show,

2019-Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts

2018- Alimni Show, Augsburg University, MN

2017-Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts,

2017-Image Art Show, Braham , MN

2016- Alumni Show, Augsburg University,, MN

2016- Image Art Show, Braham, MN

2014-Image Art Show, Braham, MN

2013-Image Art Show, Olgalvie, MN

2012-Image Art Show, Pine City, MN (First Place)

2011-Image Art Show, Braham, MN

SOLO Shows

2013-There Once Was A Girl, Cambridge Center For The Arts

2016-The Abandoned Farms Of Isanti County, Cambridge Center For The Arts

2016-The Abandoned Farms Of Isanti County, Pine City History Museum

2016-The Abandoned Farms Of Isanti County, Isanti County Fair

2016-Anoka Ramsey Community College -Cambridge Campus


2022-Minnesota News Paper Association, Better Newspaper Photographer Contest Front Page Image "Throwing On The Breaks."

2022-Minnesota News Paper Association, Better Newspaper Press Photographer contest. Full Page Photo Spread 1st. Place for Best Photo Story."Rodeo."

2022-1st Place Minnesota News Paper Association, Better Newspaper Press Photographer contest

2022-Wyoming Creative Art, "In" show-Peoples Choice Award

2022- Wyoming Creative Art, “In” show-Artistic Excellence Award.

2020-Peoples Choice Award; What the Eye Saw, Hallberg Center For The Arts.

2020- Judges Choice Award; Vasaloppet Art Show, Mora MN,

2020-Special Recognition; Image Art Show, ECRAC, Hinkley MN

2019-Second Place; Minneapolis Photo Center, “Not Accepted Show.”

2018- Third Place; Alumni Show, Augsburg University, MN

Association 2016- Second Place; Alumni Show, Augsburg University,, MN

2016- Best of Show; Image Art Show, Braham, MN

2014-First Place; Image Art Show, Braham, MN

2012-First Place; Image Art Show, Pine City, MN

2011-First Place; Image Art Show, Braham, MN


2022-State of Minnesota, Essential Artist Award

2017-Essential Artist Award, Region 7E

2015-MN Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund Grant, Region 7E

2012-Individual Artist Grant, Region 7E


Interview with Scot McKenny, KBEK Radio May 27, 2015,

Discussion, Sole Show opening of The Abandoned Farms Of Isanti County.

Artist finds beauty in forgotten things

Vassaloppet Art show

County Star brings home five awards

County Star collects three MNA Awards

County Star earns record number of awards

Local Artist impress at Image art show


Lectures &Presentations

2016-Minnesota Barn Restoration Club Rush City, MN

2016-Anoka Ramsey Community College-Cambridge Campus


Permanent Collection-Region 7E, East Central Region Arts Counsel

Private Collections Nation Wide

Professional Service

Hallberg Center for the Arts 2023 Juror for"What The Eye Saw."

East Central Regional Arts council- Chair

East Central Regional Arts council-Vice Chair Facilitator

Cambridge Center For The Arts, Photo Club Facilitator

Halberg Center For The Arts, Photo Club

Professional Organizations (Past and Present)

Minnesota Rodeo Association Contracted Photographer 2023

Hallberg Center For the Arts Member

Banfill-Locke Center For the Arts

Minneapolis PhotoCenter

Cambridge Center For The Arts

Curated Northern Exposure Photography Club,

Past Minneapolis Photo Center Member


Kevin Micheal Snyder, Kevin Micheal Snyder Photography ,

Dee Kotaska, Photographer & Artist,

Greg Mellang, Photographer,

Personal Statement

As a professional photographer my body of work is a reflection of my personality. It incorporates an eclectic lifetime journey that has always veered off the beaten path. In my photography I capture the vulnerabilities and character of my subjects. I love capturing raw emotions as it is reflected back using both both Black & White along with Rich Color and Contrast. These elements are often discovered while purposely getting lost. As a result of my travels I have stumbled upon some fascinating places and have met many interesting characters along the way.