About Richard Auger

About Richard Auger

Richard AugerRichard Auger’s studio is currently based in the quiet beach town of Hobe Sound, Florida.  Auger was born in Deerfield Beach, Florida, in 1983, and grew up scuba diving South Florida’s coral reefs and swimming in the springs of North Florida.  His father was an adventurous outdoorsman, who loved to try almost every outdoor activity at least once while bringing his son along for the ride.  During those years, Richard gained an appreciation for the great outdoors, especially Wild Florida, with its haunted, mystical swamps, as well as its peaceful, sunny coastlines.  Auger hopes to capture what this state has meant to him during his life, as well as other Floridians that share a passion for our landscape.

Richard’s only formal photography education came from a high school darkroom class in 2002, when one of his silver prints of the Everglades won a Gold Key Award in Scholastics.  He considered a career in the arts, but ultimately choose a more practical career route and studied business.  After only two years out of college, Richard quit his office job in 2010, destroyed his entire digital portfolio, and began an all new series shot entirely in black and white film.  Titled ‘Florida Noir’, the series was a runaway success at art festivals across Florida and the USA, quickly winning nearly $60,000 in fine art juried awards.

In late 2014, Richard slowly began to re-embrace color and digital techniques.  The knowledge he gained shooting black and white film carried over to his new color work, resulting in large prints with high resolution and captivating compositions. While the Florida Noir series was a four-year love letter to Florida, his new color series shows the more exciting, vibrant quality to our state that makes it such a unique place to call home.   Richard Auger’s award-winning prints hang at government buildings, corporate collections, galleries, and private homes across the United States.

Awards List

Awards List

Below is a list of  fine-art awards competing against all categories of art.  These were all monetary, which helped me to sustain my career as a full-time artist.  Many of these awards are funded by donations from dedicated art patrons and generous endowments, and I list them here to say thanks!

Silver Medal – 2019 Pano Awards

Best in Photography – 2019 Stuart Artsfest

Award of Distinction – 2018 Gainesville Downtown Festival

Award of Merit – 2018 Mainsail Art Festival

Award of Distinction – 2017 Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

Award of Merit – 2016 Winter Springs Artoberfest

Award of Excellence – 2016 Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

Best in Show – 2015 Apollo Beach Art Festival

2nd in Show – 2015 Winter Park Autumn Festival

Award of Merit – 2015 Greater Gulf Coast Festival

Award of Distinction – 2015 Mainsail Art Festival

Award of Merit – 2015 Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

 

Award of Distinction – 2015 Melbourne Art Festival

Award of Excellence – 2014 Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

Mayor’s Award – 2014 Gasparilla Art Festival

Best in Photography – 2014 Clermont Art Festival

Judges Choice Award – 2014 Winter Park Autumn Art Festival

1st in Photography – 2014 Space Coast Art Festival

Award of Excellence – 2014 Mainsail Art Festival

2D Award of Distinction – 2014 Palm Harbor Art Festival

Merit Award – 2014 Boca Museum of Art Show

Merit Award – 2014 Melbourne Art Festival

Best in Show – 2013 Central Park Art Festival

1st in Photography – 2013 Disney Festival of the Masters

 

Best in Show – 2013 Boca Museum of Art Show

1st in Photography – 2013 Space Coast Art Festival

Award of Excellences – 2013 Osceola Art Festival

1st in Photography- 2013 Artigras Fine Art Festival

Award of Excellence – 2013 Santa Fe Art Festival

1st in Photography – 2013 Melbourne Art Festival

Award of Distinction – 2013 Halifax Art Festival

Award of Distinction – 2013 Mainsail Art Festival

Award of Merit – 2013 Mayfair by the Lake

Award of Merit – 2013 Images Art Festival

1st in Photography – 2012 Disney Festival of the Masters

Award of Honor – 2012 Eau Gallie Artworks

Award of Excellence – 2012 Winter Springs Art Festival

1st in Show – 2012 Melbourne Mainstreet

Award of Distinction – 2012 Mayfair by the Lake

 

1st Place in Photography – 2012 St. Johns River Festival

2nd Place in Category – 2012 Melbourne Art Festival

Award of Merit – 2012 Mainsail Art Festival

Award of Merit – 2012 Under the Oaks Art Festival

Special Award – 1st in Photography – 2012 Leesburg Art Festival

1st Place in Photography – 2012 Osceola Art Festival

2nd in 2D Art – Award of Distinction – 2011 Artworks Eau Gallie Fine Art Festival

1st in Show – Tony Senador Award – 2010 Lake Mary Heathrow Festival of the Arts

2nd in Show – Award of Excellence – 2011 Lake Mary Heathrow Festival of the Arts

Award of Distinction  – 2011 Winter Springs Art Festival

2nd in Show  – 2011 Melbourne Mainstreet Art Festival

Award of Distinction  2011 Ocala Arts Festival

Award of Distinction  – 2011 Bonita Springs National Art Festival

Award of Excellence – 2011 Boca Fine Art