"Cosmic Egg" - my contribution to the "Inspired By Birds" exhibit at the Carnegie Center for the Arts in Three Rivers, Michigan. This exhibit features creations from about 20 local artists, each piece "inspired by birds...." Opening reception Friday June 21 from 5:30 - 7:30. Show runs from June 21 - September 7, 2019 in the Armstrong Gallery.
My photo, Expectation, was accepted into the 2019 West Michigan Area Show, hosted by the Kalamazoo Institute of Art. The exhibit runs from May 17 - August 26, 2019 at the KIA, 435 W. South Street, Kalamazoo, MI, 49007.
Three of the photographs I submitted to the Carnegie Center for the Arts 2019 Regional Juried Arts Competition have been accepted by the jurors and will be featured in this year's exhibit. The selected photographs are shown below.
Based out of Three Rivers, Michigan, the Carnegie Center sponsors this competition for artists living in Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana. It’s open to works in all media. As an annual event with several years of history, this show always brings out excellent work from the area. This year's show opens on January 20 and will close on February 20, 2019.
The three pieces I submitted to the exhibit are:
Two of my photos have been accepted into the Maryland Federation of Art's 2018 American Landscapes: Scenes From The America's exhibition. The accepted photos are Pine In Winter Fog (2018) and Sentinel (2016):
The exhibit opens on August 23 with a reception and awards presentation on September 9, 2018. The exhibit will be at MFA Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401. More info - plus a digital preview gallery - can be found here.
Three of the photographs I submitted to the Carnegie Center for the Arts 2018 Regional Juried Arts Competition have been accepted by the jurors and will be featured in this year's exhibit. The selected photographs are shown below, all part of the Botanical Studies series.
Based out of Three Rivers, Michigan, the Carnegie Center sponsors this competition for artists living in Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana. It’s open to works in all media. As an annual event with several years of history, this show always brings out excellent work from the area. This year's show opened on January 21 and will close on February 17, 2018.
The three pieces I submitted to the exhibit are:
The 2017 Signature Gallery opens on Friday, December 1!
This will mark Signature's 38th season gallery - it truly is a Kalamazoo tradition.
I'm participating in the gallery this year and will have a large assortment of framed prints, matted prints and photo note cards. Several of my new botanical images will be on display this year, as well as landscapes and close ups. The gallery is open through December 27th - if you are in the Kalamazoo area, stop on in.
Here are two of my photos with a fantastic Eric Joseph drinking horn:
Botanical Studies - a new show at the Carnegie Center for the Arts in Three Rivers, Michigan. This exhibit features 18 close-up, pixel-shifted, focused-stacked photos of plain ole ordinary plants. The kind you have sitting on your desk or growing in your yard. I think the playbill for the exhibit summarizes it all:
The photographs in this exhibit are studies of plants. The subjects include dried seed pods and tendrils, florist flowers, and house plants. Some were living, some were dead, some were dormant - but all manifest a richness of form, structure, and texture.
The inspiration for this project is the work of early 20th century photographer Karl Blossfeldt. His close up photographs of plants presented their subjects with startling realism that dramatically expressed their natural structures.
While inspired by Blossfeldt's works, the goal of these photographs is to explore plants using contemporary photographic techniques. Among the techniques employed, these studio photographs utilize "focus stacking," a process by which multiple images are combined to overcome the limitations of depth-of-field and refraction that challenge high magnification photography. On average each image presented here is a composite of 62 separate exposures.
The show runs from June 18 - August 5 with an artist reception on June 18 from 2-4 and the Carnegie Center for the Arts, 107 North Main Street , Three Rivers, Michigan. Lots of great work at the Three River's Carnegie during this time including "Time Passing" - mixed media by Kalamazoo area artists, "Postcards from Greece" by Melody Allen and more.
Another image from the show - Dandelion:
Just dropped off three pieces at the Battle Creek Art Center for the Signature Artists group show "Beyond Boundaries."
The show will run from June 4-24 at the Art Center of Battle Creek, 265 E Emmett St, Battle Creek, MI 49017. Artists' Reception will this Sunday, June 4, from 2-4PM.
I interpreted "boundaries" as the technical things that you do to make photographs - aperture, shutter speed, etc. - so to get beyond them I broke out the Holgas which don't let you do much with settings. And then I tried to take photos that included boundaries - like the a ditch or the fog lines on a highway. Shot in March / early April.
Here are the three pieces I entered for the show, plus the post card / annoucement: