A professor speaks to a group of students sitting in the film viewing room with black and white film on the screen over his shoulder.

Bonnie Kern


  • M.F.A., Visual Arts, Wilson College
  • B.A., Humanities, Pennsylvania State University


  • Member AAH Art Association of Harrisburg


  • Film Photography
  • Digital Photography


  • 2004 "You Take Five!" contest "People's Top Pic" winner for Hewlett-Packard and Project Greenlight's worldwide digital photography contest supporting HP's "YOU + HP" advertising campaign

Recent Publications

  • May 2019: AP AH: Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing: Uniting to Serve Brochure: Cover Photo https://www.polkadotportraits.com/Press/ AP AH-Brochure-2019
  • January, 19 2019: J.B. Simmons Twists the Plot of His Career: Author Headshot: J.B. Simmons http://agentsofinnovation.org/jbsimmons/?fbclid=IwAR3bgh74wfOnIRWvMQXHcwmgivOXRz4Nyjy9Nxs5uVQe OrttH-X_gHl7RDE
  • May 2018: Sharon Kedar: Simon & Schuster: Author Headshot http://www.simonandschuster.com/authors/Sharon-Kedar/213 7760096
  • March 2015: The Calm Before the Storm: Book Jacket Author Headshot: Kimberly Campbell http://www.triplecrowndreams.com
  • April 2013: Modem Metals Magazine: were featured in the April 2013 issue of Modem Metals Magazine http://www.modemmetals.com/item/11455-quality-cut.html

Recent Exhibitions

  • May 2020 - Adams County Arts Council: Gettysburg, PA Title: "MFAwithKERN: Frames": Thesis Show, I 40x60 metal print collage of3000 photographs, IO 3ftx4ft engineer prints from The "Dumpster Imprints'' Series
  • February 2020 - The Penny Gallery by the Pond: Carlisle, PA Title: "The MFA Women": 5 Visual Artists Group Gallery Show, 9 Kem Photographs
  • September 2019 - The Penny Gallery by the Pond: Carlisle, PA Title: "Out of the Dark": "An exhibit of artwork opening the paths to healing for suicide loss survivors and opening doors to hope in the struggle for suicide prevention.",: I l lxl4 Photograph
  • April 2019 - Wilson College Orchesis Dance Gallery: Curation & Restoration of Orchesis archived graphs from 1940-1980 "Stairway to Dance": 12 Canvas Photographs: 30x40
  • April-May 2019 - Denim Coffee Company: Featured Artist Gallery Show Title: "MFAwithKERN" : 14 Canvas Photographs: 24x30 tO 30x40


  • Bogigian Gallery Director, Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA
  • Guest Lecturer, Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA
  • Instructor/Mentor, PDP Intern Program
  • Polka Dot Portraits, LLC, Owner
  • Contributing Photographer at New England College, Wilson College, Fairlawn Tools, Inc., William Penn Performance Glass, Brigadier Pipelines and Summit Steel & Manufacturing

Professional Association

  • Adams County Arts Council, Member
  • Hershey Area Art Association, Member