María Isabel LeBlanc
Santa Cruz, California

Awards and Honors 
Rydell Visual Art Fellowship, Santa Cruz, California, 2024
Center for Photographic Art, 2023 International Juried Competition, 3rd Place: Maria Isabel LeBlanc, Field Worker, Gelatin Silver Print (Shana Lopes, SFMOMA)
SAC's and Stonehenge Gallery Photo Competition, Best in black and white, 2021 (Sarah Kennel, High Museum of Art)
Center for Photographic Art, 2020 International Juried CompetitionPeople's Choice Award
Photoville, Virtual Portfolio Review, selected, 2020 
Denis Roussel Award, 2020, Outstanding Work Achievement, 2020 
Commissioned Photograph for Opal Cliffs Recreation District, Santa Cruz, California, 2018

Artist Talks and Features
Yadava, Ashima. "Diversify Photo: Building Community," Lenscratch, November 2023
Open Show Santa Cruz, October 2020
Open Show San Diego - Museum of Photographic Arts (MoPA), August 2020
Smithson, Aline. "Maria Isabel LeBlanc: De la Luz," Lenscratch, December 2019
Group Exhibitions
2023  International Juried Competition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, California (Shana Lopes, SFMOMA) 
2023  8x10 Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, California
2022  Beauty Where You Find It, Light Art Space, Silver City, New Mexico
2022  Left Coast Annual, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, California
2022  The 2/22/22 Exhibition: Pairs and Diptychs, Lenscratch, online
2022  Size Matters, The Medium Festival of Photography, Sparks Gallery, San Diego, California (Bayley Mizelle)
2021  Society of Arts and Crafts (SAC’s) & Stonehenge Gallery 2021 Photo Exhibition, Montgomery, Alabama (Sarah Kennel)
2021  Noir, Analog Forever Magazine, online, April 2021, (Blue Mitchell)
2020  Atlanta Celebrates Photography Special Exhibition: Picturing Justice, Atlanta Legal Aid, Atlanta, Georgia
2020  International Juried Competition, The Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, California (Aline Smithson)
2020  8x10 Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, California
2020  Members' 2020 Online Juried Exhibition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, California (Ann M. Jastrab and Laura Sackett)
2019 The Evolving Story, Redwood Shores Library Gallery, Redwood City, California
2018  Full Disclosure, Santa Cruz Arts League, Santa Cruz, California
2018  International Juried Competition, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, California (Eve Schillo)
2018  Dark Nights Exhibition, Lenscratch, online
2017  12x12, Cabrillo Art Gallery, Aptos, California
2004  Atlanta College of Art Student Exhibition, Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta College of Art, Photography
M.A.Ed., Foreign Language Education, University of Georgia
BA, Romance Languages, University of Georgia

Diversify Photo (by invitation)