About Kim SignoretPaar

          Kim tells stories with her camera. She is currently creating images of people and places with a sense of how the moment feels and at the same time searching for something deeper and referential, opening the curtain for the viewer to see, imagine, feel.

          She won her first competition with a B&W photo of a boy in a tree when she was thirteen. With a degree in journalism from the University of Iowa, she went west in 1980. Her career in California and Mexico focused on public relations, publishing and fundraising. Since 2009, Kim has immersed herself in photography and in the summer of 2014, she won Best of Show at the International Exhibition of Photography at the San Diego County Fair. In addition to competing and showing her photography in various venues, Kim teaches iPhoneography at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Retirement Center.  She is currently president of Poly Photo Club at Balboa Park. 

     

SHOWINGS

• 2022 Coronado Library Art Show for UCSD Visual Arts Group 20th Anniversary, Sept 1 – Nov 28, 2022

• 2022 Best of DPX at 20/20 Gallery, Oceanside, CA, two shows: June – Aug and Aug – Dec, 2022

• 2022 International Exhibition of Photography, San Diego County Fair, June 8 – July 4, 2022           

           1st place in Color Scenic Landscape-Spring; 3rd place in B&W-People Formal/Informal; 4th place in B&W

            Architecture/Cityscape; Honorable Mention in Abstract 

• 2022 Virtual Art Show, UCSD Visual Arts Group, May 1 – June 30, 2022

• 2022 Poly Photo Club Exhibition at Nelson Photo, February 1 – 28, 2022

• 2021 Virtual Art Show, UCSD Visual Arts Group, May 1 – June 30, 2021

• 2021 Anza-Borrego Desert Photo Contest & Show, February 1 – 28, 2021

           Honorable mention, Cellphone 

• 2020 Women in Creative Photography Exhibition: Shades of Black & White, Front Porch Gallery, Carlsbad

          March 1 – June 12, 2020 

• Summer 2019 Price Center Art Show, UCSD Visual Arts Group, July 1 – August 29, 2019

• 2019 International Exhibition of Photography, San Diego County Fair, May 31 – July 4, 2019           

           3rd place in Color-People, Informal-Candid; two Honorable Mention awards in Cellphone

• 2018 International Exhibition of Photography, San Diego County Fair, June 1 – July 4, 2018           

           3rd place in Plants & Trees; Honorable Mention in Night

• Portraits 2018, Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO, December 22, 2017 – January 26, 2018

• Summer 2017 Price Center Art Show, UCSD Visual Arts Group, June 5 – August 17, 2017

• 2017 International Exhibition of Photography, San Diego County Fair, June 2 – July 4, 2017           

           4th place in B&W-People; Honorable Mention in Color-Winter; Honorable Mention in Flowers

• 2016 Winter Art Showcase, UCSD Extension, San Diego, December 10, 2016

• 2015 International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention, New York City, October 27, 2015 
• Summer 2015 Price Center Art Show, UCSD Visual Arts Group, June 15 – August 21, 2014
• Artists Exhibition, UCSD Retirement Resource Center, January 26 – August 30, 2015
• Best of Nature Photography Show, Ordover Gallery at the San Diego Natural History Museum, 
          October 25, 2014 – February 1, 2015 
• 2014 International Exhibition of Photography, San Diego County Fair, June 7 – July 4, 2014
          Best of Show and 1st place in B&W Architecture/Cityscape; 2nd place in Color-Spring; 4th place in Cellphone
• Summer 2014 Price Center Art Show, UCSD Visual Arts Group, June 9 – August 25, 2014
• Spring Art and Music Exhibit, UCSD Retirement Resource Center, May 27 – August 30, 2014
• 2013 International Exhibition of Photography, San Diego County Fair, June 8 – July 4, 2013
• 2012 International Exhibition of Photography, San Diego County Fair, June 8 – July 4, 2012
          Donor Award in Waterscapes; Honorable Mention in Color-People

ACTIVITIES

• President, Poly Photo Club at Balboa Park, 2022 to present

• Teaching, iPhoneography and Photography, UCSD Retirement Center, Sept 2014 to present

• Teaching, iPhoneography, Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center, August 2, 2022

• Teaching, iPhoneography, La Jolla Community Center, June 8, 2022

• Guest speaker, “How can I take better photos with my cellphone? Photograph at night … make a B&W                  photo … remove a telephone line?” UCSD Sounding Board, November 4, 2021 

• Guest speaker, “How are Cellphones Shaping the Future of Photography?” San Diego Independent                        Scholars, April 18, 2020

• Teaching, iPhoneography, Del Mar Community Connections, May 29, 2019

• Teaching, iPhoneography, OASIS San Diego, 2018-2020

• Judge, 2016 Exhibition of Photography, San Diego County Fair, June 3 – July 4, 2016
• Judge, 2015 Year-End Competition, Darkroomers Photographic Club, Balboa Park, January 9, 2016
• Judge, 2015 Exhibition of Photography, San Diego County Fair, June 6 – July 4, 2015