gretchen dorian

gretchen dorian

Gretchen Dorian was raised in Grosse Pointe, Michigan and grew up sailing on Lake St. Clair.
She graduated in Photography from the Paier College of Art, Hamden, CT.

Gretchen specializes in boat photography, whether sail or power, on water or ice!
Her photographs have been published in Wooden Boat Journal, ESPN Magazine, SAIL, Sailing World, Lakeland Boating, BOAT US Magazine and Outside Bozeman.

Online publications include the Wall Street Journal, Sailing Scuttlebutt, Sailing World, J/Boats News and Seahorse of the UK.

Her photographs have been exhibited at the Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI; Scarab Club, Detroit, MI; Dennos Museum, Traverse City, MI; Prague Art Museum, Czech Republic and Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, MI. Her photos have won numerous awards including publication in the 2012 & 2013 Best of Photography Annual and First Place in the PDN - 2012 Sports Issue.

Many private organizations have used her photos for their member publications, these include: Bayview Yacht Club (Detroit, MI), Grosse Pointe Yacht Club (Grosse Pte., MI), The International DN Ice Yacht Racing Association (IDNIYRA )- Annual Roster, and IDNIYRA Quarterly Publication - Runner Tracks as well as the 2012/13 DN Netherlands Annual Roster.

This year Gretchen's work has been exhibited at the Charlevoix Circle of Art, MI; The Palette Bistro of Petoskey, MI and The Harbor Springs Airport, MI.
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