“Hunt” for it!

It seems eons ago now! The Photography Scavenger Hunt was born on the social media platform Google+ back in its early days. Google+ is now a thing of the past, but the Photography Scavenger Hunt lives on. We just completed Round 26 with a Wizard of Oz theme and these ten terms/concepts to find or create: courage, coward, curtain, home, monkey, rainbow, road, selective color, sepia, wizard. I am delighted to share that my entries won Honorable Mentions in selective color and sepia. Importantly, we are given complete freedom in interpreting the terms/concepts assigned for each hunt. Since my trip…

Invited: Contrasts

This is soooo exciting!! Ruston Artisans is preparing a show called “Contrasts.” Invited artists will be represented by “pairs,” two artworks that contrast in some way: style, balance, pattern, color, texture, shape, composition. As one trained in graphic design, I really have to think about “contrast” in the context of “continuity.” My two works are very similar in most dimensions, but contrast in one important way. So here are the continuities: both are black & white inkjet prints, vertical in orientation, abstract in style, same in size. But one is an #EarthAbstract (entirely organic in subject matter) and the other…

Invited: Rural Photography

You can take the girl off the farm but you can’t take the farm out of the girl? Something like that. Agriculture is just one of the many things I find aesthetically interesting and well worth a look through the lens. And as an Iowa farm girl now living in Louisiana, I am particularly pleased that Campus Art Gallery at Indiana University will be exhibiting two of my works in their Rural Photography show, one from my home state and one from my adopted state. I don’t get home to Iowa much these days, but when I do, I usually…

Invited: Wave

I officially call this one “Wave,” but in my own mind, it’s “Wild Woman Wave.” Don’t you think? Whatever. I’m delighted that she has been invited to a juried show called “Fun-Sized Art.” It’s a small (affordable) works show just in time for holiday gifting. The venue is the Vanessa Lacy Gallery in Kansas City, MO. But, of course, if you live anywhere near me, I have lots of “fun-sized” affordable art. Indeed, making these small pieces is a blast and I have sold a number in Ruston via shows hosted by North Central Louisiana Arts Council. if you’re interested,…

Invited: 2 black & white

Sometimes I get to thinking I am crazy. And then an image that has already been “not invited” once or twice gets “invited,” and your faith in your own judgment and work is restored. At least momentarily! I just received an invitation from 311 Gallery in Raleigh, NC, to exhibit two works in their “Black & White 2019” juried show. I love both pieces, but both have been submitted and not invited at least twice before. Each time I went back to the image and refined my editing a tiny bit. So glad I persisted! Double Arpeggio is an architectural…

Invited: 2 from Costa Rica

I am delighted to report that two of my photographs from Costa Rica have been invited into a juried group show benefit for the Kansas City Zoo. My encounter with this tiny gladiator tree frog happened at Osa Interactive Gardens, a privately-owned habitat restoration project near Puerto Jimenez. The Gardens features numerous small ponds surrounded by native vegetation, and the native Costa Rican frogs are reproducing and thriving. What a contrast! The second image chose for the show is this not-so-cute but, IMHO, fascinating and beautiful in its own way creature, the green iguana. One of the big problems in…

Honorable Mention!

I’m delighted to report that “Red Flags over Atlanta” has won an Honorable Mention at the 27th Emerald Coast National Juried Arts Exhibition. As if the honor weren’t enough, it comes with a cash prize as well! I am especially heartened by this recognition because I have been photographing construction sites for a long time, and for a long time thought no one else would ever see the interesting and pleasing aesthetic in them that I do. I have long used two hashtags with these images. #HardHatArt is my recognition and great admiration of the role of construction workers, who…