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…

Two Invites!

River Arts, Inc. of Prairie du Lac, WI, is conducting its 4th Biennial Wings & Water exhibit, and my “Green Herons (Butorides virescens)” will be there! This is the fourth shot from my trip to Costa Rica this past summer to make it into a juried show. That’s special! To make it even more special, the Wings & Water exhibit asks each artist to submit a statement about each invited work. That means I’ll get to tell the story of this shot, how a baby heron survived an encounter with a roadside hawk because of the immediate, fierce action of…

“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…