The Way of Light

“That’s what a son is for.” That’s the punch line. Here’s the story. I was texting my son this morning to thank him. Last week I emailed him two images I was struggling to choose between for my submission to a show I really wanted in. His feedback has been helpful before and so I asked him which image he found most interesting to look at. He responded immediately with a simple statement: “The one where the stick is more prominent.” Well, it’s a vine, not a stick, but… I knew instantly that he was right. The zig-zag vine being…

June Group Show

The Jones Gallery is located in the heart of the Kansas City, Mo., Crossroads Arts District. It is a huge, 100-year-old historically registered warehouse building, and David Jones fills all 9000 square feet with art for a monthly group show. I have been pleased to have my work selected to be a part of these large, eclectic shows multiple times, and I’ll have two pieces in the June 2020 Group Show: Gone Global and Untitled (Union Station). Each monthly group show opens with a “First Fridays” reception–a popular event in Kansas City area. I went in January, and when I…

Go online!

These are trying times. The Masur Museum in Monroe, La., closed a few weeks ago due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Yesterday, Easter Sunday, it sustained tornado damage. Thankfully, no one is hurt. Some outdoor sculptures blew over but the artworks are all safe. So… this is not a whine! Rather, I am deeply grateful that in trying times, we can think outside the box and do things technologically that were not possible not so long ago. The Masur’s 57th Annual Juried Competition is available online. You can take a virtual tour here. Be sure to do two things while you…

Off to Kansas!

This week I’m delighted to ship two works to the 2020 City of Overland Park Art at the Center Juried Exhibition. The show will be in the Tomahawk Ridge Community Center at 11902 Lowell Ave. in Overland Park, KS. Both works have appeared in previous juried exhibits. “Take Flight” was first invited to Art Flow 2019 in Baton Rouge, La., then this year was selected for the January Group Show at the Jones Gallery in Kansas City, Mo. I attended the opening reception for the January Group Show in Kansas City and the highlight of the evening was when a…

In the Masur!

I’ve been applying to the Masur Museum of Art’s annual competition for several years. This year for the first time I was accepted and will have one piece in the 57th Annual Juried Competition show. The exhibit opens this Thursday, Feb. 27. The opening reception is Friday the 28th, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Masur is at 1400 South Grand in Monroe. Guest juror Allison Glenn, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Bentonville, AR), will speak at the reception and $3,000 in prizes will be awarded. I am especially pleased that one of my construction…

Art in City Hall

The City of West Monroe, Louisiana, knows how to support local artists! The show that will grace a lovely lobby area outside the Mayor’s office for all of 2020 expresses the theme “Family and Community.” I really love photographing the things that convey the identity of a community, and I am honored to have four works in the show. One of the first things I remember learning about local history when I moved here now 20+ years ago is that Delta Airlines began here–as a crop dusting airline! I’m still fascinated by the crop dusters and will pull over in…

Local opps!

I have fallen behind on sharing my good news! My local friends and followers will have several opportunities to see my work in local venues in the coming weeks. And I’m thrilled. It is always fun to be invited into a venue in another city, but it is even more fun to see familiar faces at an opening reception. So here’s the first opportunity: #50@$50 at the 210 Gallery, 210 W. Alabama in Ruston, La. This is essentially a one-night show: January 24, 5:30 – 8 p.m. My sweet little chipping sparrow is the one piece I will have in…