Winter in Louisiana

A couple years ago, after we had had a rather mild winter in Louisiana, I was greatly amused to see a meme on Facebook that said, “Dear Louisiana, Thank you for participating in winter (dates of our several most wintery days listed here). Love, Mother Nature.” Yes, we have winter in Louisiana and I have long appreciated the subtle hues of Louisiana’s winter landscape. Thus I was delighted to find a “call for entry” to a national juried exhibition with the theme “The Winter Palette.” So of course I submitted and Flight of the Egrets was invited to the exhibition….

City Fix

In the fall of 2021, I put on a KN95 and traveled by air again for the first time since the beginning of pandemic. It was very good to be back in Chicago and to roam the city, camera in hand, once again. I came away with some nice #ArchitecturalAbstracts that are now getting accepted into shows. Both of the pieces in this post are in the February Group Show at the Jones Gallery in Kansas City, MO. The gallery is located at 1717 Walnut St. in the Kansas City art district called “Crossroads.” It’s a beautiful, historic building with…

On Living

Hearts Need Art is a nonprofit in San Antonio, TX, that makes engagement with the arts real and accessible to people facing life-altering health challenges. They are in the business of “creat[ing] moments of joy, self-expression and connection” with patients in healthcare settings through individual and group arts activities, visual, verbal and musical. What a wonderful vision and mission! I am honored to be in their current online art exhibition, and even more to have been awarded an Honorable Mention by juror Christopher Rabb. The theme of the online show is “I no longer fear death, I fear not living.”…

Local Love

It is especially fun and gratifying to offer local friends local opportunities to see my work on a gallery wall! Two such opportunities are coming up real soon. January 25, 5-7 p.m. – The 6th Louisiana Biennial: National Juried Exhibition will open with a reception and juror’s talk in Room 103 of the F. Jay Taylor Visual Arts Center, Louisiana Tech University. The TVAC is at 1 Mayfield Ave.* Peace in the Time of Pandemic has been in several national juried shows and was selected “Best Photo” in the habitat category by participants in Louisiana Master Naturalist Association’s 2021 Rendezvous….

Wings 2X

It is always gratifying and exciting to be accepted into a national juried art show. But then there are those shows one truly pines for. You submit your images, pay the fee, and wait with bated breath. And when that email comes with “invited” at the top… “Yippee!” whether anyone else is around to hear it or not. So imagine me when not merely one but TWO of my images were accepted into the 5th Biennial Wings & Water national juried exhibit conducted by River Arts, Inc. in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin! One of the reasons that show means so…