Lependorf + Shire

The foundation for our work is the photographic image with the optimal quality of light. Selecting the interplay of composition, form, rhythm, and line is the focus for our imagery. Integrating these elements in the computer is the next stage in the process of merging our visual and intuitive sensibilities toward a completed vision.

Different perceptual effects arise from recording the world in photographs as opposed to interpreting it in paint: Our goal is not to emulate painting.

Conceptual work in all mediums has blurred the line between photographers who make art and artists who use photography.

The digital medium has established itself in the natural continuum of art history and the ongoing relationship of art with technology. This work forces us to consider a more serene world while reminding us that no contemporary experience is unmediated; technology touches everything. The use of the computer as a tool does not create; it assists creativity resulting in a synthesis of disciplines to be realized as a limited edition.

The combination of archival pigment inks on Crane Fine Art paper framed with archival mattes and backboards insures permanence in excess of 175 years.

The creative process will always remain in the mind and the soul of the artist.

Shelly Inez Lependorf
Stan Shire

Horizon Fields (2018)



Horizon Fields


Stan Shire is Professor Emeritus and former chair of the Photographic Imaging department at Community College of Philadelphia.

He has a BFA degree in Photography and Film from the Philadelphia College of Art (University of the Arts) and a Masters degree in Education from Arcadia University. He has studied with Ansel Adams, Ray K. Metzker, Ron Rosenstock, Bert Monroy and John Paul Caponigro.

With Adobe Expert Certification in Photoshop, Stan is the author of “HandsOn Photoshop CS5: Tutorial Workshops.” in print and as an iPad app.

His work is in the Mamiya Masters of the Medium Gallery (U.K.), Museo Hollander (Fuengirola, Spain), Blue Cross – Corporate Headquarters, Morgan, Lewis and Bockius, and in other private and corporate collections.

Since 2002, Stan has worked in collaboration with painter and printmaker Shelly Lependorf. Their work has been shown in numerous galleries and is represented in many corporate and private collections.

Gallery affiliations and exhibitions for Lependorf and Shire

2013 Philadelphia Print Center, Invitational Exhibition

2012 Packard-Reath Gallery, Solo Show, Lewes, DE

2013 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Summer Exhibition, Hudson, 12 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Represented Artists Show, Hudson, NY

2011 Art of the State, Juried Show, Pennsylvania State Museum, Harrisburg, PA

Works on Paper Award

2011 The Emotional Landscape, Carrie Haddad Photographs, Hudson, NY

2010 Intercontinental Hotel, New York City (Commissions for public spaces

2010 Art of the State, Juried Show, Pennsylvania State Museum, Harrisburg, PA

2010 Carrie Haddad Photographs, “P.O.V.”, Hudson, NY

2010 Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009 National Football League, Upshaw Building, Opening Exhibition– Washington,DC

2009 Carrie Haddad Photographs Gallery – Group Show – Hudson, NY

2008 Contemporary Art Fair, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY

2008 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY

2008 Sande Webster Gallery, “Water Signs”, Philadelphia, PA

2007 Peninsula Fine Arts Center, “Eastern Light”, Newport News, Virginia

2007 Perkins Center for the Arts,”Photography 26”, Moorestown NJ

2007 CCCA 12th Annual Juried Show, Hudson NY

2007 ArtsWalk – Cannonball Factory Juried Show – Hudson, NY

2006 Sande Webster Gallery, “Horizon Fields”, Philadelphia, PA

2006 Iraqi National Museum, Baghdad Museum Project, International Print Show

2006 Gallery Siano, “Theatre of the Absurd”, Philadelphia, PA

2006 Art at the Airport, “Horizon Fields”, Philadelphia International Airport

2006 Carrie Haddad Gallery, solo show, Hudson NY

2006 Holland Art House, “The Big Picture”, West Chester, PA

2006 Fine Museum, “Continuum”, solo show, San Francisco, CA

2005 Gallery Siano, “Shirokuro”, Philadelphia, PA (December)

2005 JMS Gallery, Solo Show, “Horizon Fields”, Chestnut Hill, PA (November)

2005 Pocketbook Factory Gallery, “Waves of Light”, Hudson, NY

2005 Sande Webster Gallery, “The Art of the Garden”, Philadelphia, PA

2005 Carrie Haddad Gallery, “Theatre of the Absurd,” Hudson, NY

2005 Sande Webster Gallery, Contemporary Photography, Philadelphia, PA

2005 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Bi-annual Group Photography Show, Hudson, NY

2004 Holland Art House, Photography and Metal, West Chester, PA

2004 Madi Museum, USA Artists, Dallas, Texas

2003 Invitational, Painted Bride, "Patterns Day by Day," Philadelphia, PA

2003 Parallels Gallery, "Visual Synergy," Philadelphia, PA

2003 Parallels Gallery, "Harmonics' Philadelphia, PA

2002 Non-Objective Painting and Sculpture, MADI Constructions" Art in City Hall,

Philadelphia, PA

2002 Invitational, Group Exhibition, "Harmonics" Snyderman Gallery, Phila. PA

2002 Notre Dame College. Gormley Gallery, "9.11.01" Baltimore, MD

2001 Rowen Univ. Westby Gallery, Cheltenham Print Guild, Glassboro, NJ

2001 ”Contemporary Philosophies" Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2000 L' Art Geometrique, Chateau de Morsang-sur Orge, France

2000 MADI, Citta' di Portici, Provincia di Napoli, Italy

1999 MADI, Chateau de la Groulais, Blain, France

1999 MADI International, Civica Galleria d' Arte Moderna di Gallarate Milano, Milan, Italy

1999 Spruance Art Center, Works on Paper, Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside, PA

1998 Peng Gallery, Solo Exhibition, "Stirrings," works on paper, Philadelphia, PA

1998 Malaspina Gallery, Group Print Exhibition, Granville Island, Vancouver, Canada

1997 Walt Whitman Cultural Arts Center, Andrew Vitagliano Fine Arts Gallery, "Chosen",

The Universal Eye of Judaism, Camden, NJ

1996 MADI, "Fifty Years Later," International Exhibition, Zarazagoza, Spain

1995 MADI Group Show, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, New Mexico

1995 Arte Struktura Internl. Gallery, MADI, Group Show, Albuquerque, New Mexico

1995 Amos Eno Gallery, 20th Year Invitational Exhibition, New York City

1995 Berman Museum of Art, Group Exhibition, A.E., Collegeville, P A

1994 Woodmere Art Museum, American Color Print Soc., Group Exhibition, Phil., PA

1994 Lyman Center for the Arts, Group Printmakers Exhibition, Southern Conn.

State University, New Haven, Connecticut

1994 University of the Arts, Solo Exhibition, Arronson Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1993 Access Gallery, Group Exhibition, New York City

1993 Hanson Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Los Angeles, California

1992 Hanson Gallery, Group Exhibition, San Francisco, California

1992 Access Galley, Solo Exhibition, Exhibition, New York City

1991 Hanson Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Los Angeles, California

1990 Hanson Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Los Angeles, California

1989 Nerlino Gallery, Solo Exhibition, New York City

1989 Nerlino Gallery, Group Show, New York City

1988 Hanson Gallery, San Francisco, Group Exhibition, California

1988 Vorpal Gallery, Solo Exhibition, New York City

1987 Vorpal Gallery, Solo Exhibition, New York City

1986 Vorpal Gallery, Group Exhibition, New York City

1986 Vorpal Gallery, Solo Show, New York City

1986 Suzanne Brown Gallery, Group Exhibition, Scottsdale, Arizona

1986 Suzanne Brown Gallery, Group Exhibition, Scottsdale, Arizona

1985 I.U.P., Indiana Univ. of Penn., Invitational, University Museum, Indiana, PA

1984 Westminster Theological Seminary Solo Retrospective Invitational, Wyndmoor, PA

1983 Amos Eno Gallery, Solo Exhibition, New York City

1982 Pavilion Gallery, Invitational, "Coastline Exhibit," Burlington, N.J

1982 Portico Gallery, Group Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA

1982 Historical Yellow Springs, Invitational, Chester Springs, PA.

1980 Rosenfeld Gallery, "Works on Paper," Philadelphia, PA

1980 Amos Eno Gallery, Solo Exhibition, "Aerial View with Chartings," NYC

Amos Eno Gallery, Solo Exhibition, "Aerial Perspective" NYC

1979 Woodmere Art Museum, "Contemporary Two," Invitational, Philadelphia, P A

1979 Amos Eno Gallery, "Works on Paper," Solo Exhibition, New York City

1978 Woodmere Art Museum, National Juried Exhibit, Philadelphia, PA

1977 Women's Bicentennial Art Exhibit, Penwalt Bldg., Philadelphia, PA

1973 Civic Center Museum, National Exhibition, "Earth Art Show," Philadelphia, PA


1999 American Color Print Society, 1st Prize, Drabner Award. Conshohocken, PA

1999 Huaguang Oriental Arts & Cultural Center, 1st Prize, Philadelphia, PA

1996 Berman Museum of Art Print Award, Artists Equity Triennial, Collegeville, PA

1994 G. Noble Wagner Sculpture Award, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA

1994 Art for Life, Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

1992 American Color Print Society, Memorial Award, Cheltenham Centre for the Arts, Cheltenham PA

1985 Abington Art Center, Gouache Award 1st Prize, Juried Exhibition, Abington, PA

1979 Alverthorpe Art Guild, Painting Award 1st Prize, Abington, PA

1975 Lancaster National Juried Painting Exhibit 1st Prize, Lancaster, PA

1962 Bocour Award for Excellence in Painting, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA


1986 Philadelphia Studio School of Art and Design, Certificate in Graphics, Philadelphia, PA

1964 University of the Arts, (Philadelphia College of Art). Full scholarship recipient, Philadelphia, PA


Intercontinental Times Square Hotel, Lobby

1875 Hotel, Washington, DC

AAA Mid Atlantic Headquarters, Wilmington, DE

ARCO (Atlantic Richfield Co.), Collection, Philadelphia, PA

Astra Merck Pharmaceuticals, Paoli, PA

Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, Wayne, PA

Bell Atlantic Corporation, Philadelphia, PA

Blue Cross, Blue Shield Corporation, Philadelphia, PA

Boston Globe, (News Publication), Boston, MA

Canadian Consul General, Montreal Canada

Comedy Central, New York, NY

CoreStates Financial Corporation, Philadelphia, PA

Dechert, Price & Rhoads Collection, Philadelphia, PA

Enron Collection, Washington, DC

FreddieMac Corporation, Washington, DC

Gilberg Collection, VA

Goodyear Corporation, Washington, DC

IMF (International Monetary Fund), Washington, DC

Jackson National Life, Santa Monica, Calif

Knott Capitol Management, Corp. Headquarters, Exton, PA

Kraft Foods, (P.M, division), Inc., Philadelphia, PA

Mercer Management, Washington, DC

Merck Pharmaceuticals, Philadelphia, PA

Meridian Hotels, Paris, France

Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, NYC

Miles and Stockbridge, Baltimore and Towson MD

Morgan, Lewis and Bockius, Philadelphia, PA

Mosby Publishing Corporation, Philadelphia, PA

NBC (National Broadcasting Corporation), NYC

NFL (National Football League) Corporate Collection, Washington, DC

Panetch, Scharze, Jacobsen & Nadel, Philadelphia, PA

Pew Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Philadelphia, PA

Philip Morris Collection, NYC

RCA (Radio Corporation of America), NJ

Royal Farms Corporation, Baltimore, MD

Subaru Automotive Corporation, Cherry Hill, NJ

Suhag Collection, Delhi, India

TWA, (Transworld Airlines), NYC

United Airlines, (Executive Red Carpet Club), Dulles Airport, VA

White and Williams LLP, Baltimore, MD

United Airlines, Newark, NJ

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Collegeville, PA

The Zenith, Baltimore, MD