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 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.
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:
Three of the photographs I submitted to the Carnegie Center for the Arts 2016 Regional Juried Arts Competition have been accepted by the jurors and will be featured in this year's exhibit.
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. The three pieces I submitted to the exhibit are:
The exhibit opens with a reception this Sunday, January 22, 2017 and then runs through February 20. For more information, click here.
I am happy to announce that two of my photos will be exhibited in the 2016 American Landscapes exhibition hosted by the Maryland Federation of Art.
My two accepted pieces are Muddy Back Roads, a photo made in January of this year:
And October Morning, from October 2014:
This year's exhibit will run from August 12 through September 10, 2016 at the MFA Circle Gallery, 18 State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401. The juror this year is Liza Key Strelka, Manager of Exhibitions at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC.
An online preview of the exhibit can be found here. More information about this and other MFA exhibits can be found at mdfedart.com.