Good News Doubled

Good news came twice this week, in forms that illustrate both the unity and the diversity of my life in photography. How gratifying! First came a letter from TAG at 120 ART in Taylor, TX. Dune Jazz, one of my pieces invited into that gallery’s “Far Country” national juried competition, had tied for 3rd place. Out of the letter fell a gift card I will definitely enjoy spending! A photograph winning a prize in a national competition is a real boost to self-confidence. It goes a long way toward easing the self-doubt that comes with the inevitable rejection letters that…

Off to Far Country

From the moment I saw the call to submit to a show called “Far Country,” I was intrigued but wary. I don’t do much in the order of traditional travel &/or landscape photography. My landscapes tend to be more intimate and “state-of-mind” points of view But upon reading the call carefully and reflecting on it, I decided to give it a go and submitted the requisite three images. Imagine my delight when two were invited into the show! “Edge of Fangorn” is a good example of what I mean. I sat in my car at the edge of the Kisatchie…

Nothing in Nature Clashes

This show is positively made for me! And I am extremely pleased to have two images in the show. But before I go a word further, I must warn my friend Lauri Bauer Novak, and any other snake-phobic friends I might have, that there’s a picture of a snake at the very end of this post! Contrary to what many might assume, dead and dying plants can be quite beautiful. “Peach Champagne III” results from a late autumn stop at a small cleared space surrounded by woods near Farmerville, La. I was struck by how the afternoon sun produced shades…

Two New @ Jones Gallery

I have fallen behind on sharing my good news! As I write, two brand new pieces hang in the August Group Show at Jones Gallery in the arts district in Kansas City, MO. “Evil Eye” is from my 2019 trip to Costa Rica. It is another close-up abstraction from my somewhat extensive exploration of a huge root ball, weathered smooth and silvery and deposited by the Pacific Ocean on Cabo Beach (Cape Beach) of the Osa Peninsula. I have gotten a lot of “mileage” out of that root ball! This is the second abstract image of it that has been…

On the road again…

Not me, sorry to say. I’m being good and staying home. But one of my all-time favorite pieces, Red Flags Over Atlanta, will soon be on the road again, this time to New Bern, North Carolina to the 2020 Bank of the Arts National Juried Show. The Craven Arts Council of New Bern owns an historic, turn of the century former bank building, hence the name “Bank of the Arts.” I would love to see this piece featuring a contemporary high rise construction site in that setting, but… not likely to happen in this time of pandemic. An interesting facet…