I'm honored to announce that two artworks have been selected for the 2022 Juried Exhibition by Midwest Center for Photography in Wichita. This is one of my favorite large exhibitions because the quality level has been consistently high over the years.
"Broken Home, Broken Dreams" was photographed in Costilla, New Mexico in a very desolate area. The outstanding beauty of the place has a strong pull, but its isolation can also be a strong barrier to self-sufficiency.
December 2021 saw the opening of a new online website for purchasing artwork from Vashon Island artists, including me. Handmade on Vashon offers an easy way to purchase our artwork without having to visit a gallery or commission work directly. You have the choice of picking up the work from Handmade's office, or having it shipped directly to your preferred address. The quality of the protective packing and shipping is very high.
I put a lot of effort into printing and handcrafting the "frames" that best present my artwork. And Handmade On Vashon is the best way I can assure you are receiving my work as I intended. Check it out!
I am honored to share that I’ve had 3 prints accepted into the nationally juried exhibition “Farms Across America” hosted by the Alex Ferrone Gallery on Long Island, NY. This is a “small works” show in a high-end gallery. I’m especially honored because the artwork represented includes painting, mixed media, and sculpture in addition to photography.
Farms Across America opens on December 4th, 2021 and hangs until February 13th, 2022. UPDATE: Extended until mid-March 2022.
My limited-edition pieces were all photographed among the light-blessed agricultural farmlands and ghost towns of eastern Washington. They will be available exclusively from the Alex Ferrone Gallery.
The first “Harvested Wheat Fields of the Palouse, Washington” features a distant farm that’s almost swallowed up by the surrounding rolling hills of the famed Palouse region.
The second, “Modern Wheat Silos, Waterville, Washington” is of a modern silo system for wheat which is a key crop for Washington. This too is among the fiery morning rolling hills of the Palouse
The third. “Grain Silos in the Ghost Town of Govan, Washington” is an abandoned depot that holds together rather nicely. There is a railroad line that runs parallel to the property behind the silos. I was photographing there last October feeling like the last man on earth. Suddenly a rail maintenance car and small crew abruptly appeared out of the hazy horizon and passed me with a friendly wave. I still wonder if they actually existed.
The Vashon Center for the Arts has their 15th annual Miniature Show that runs from Dec. 3-24th. With over 80 artists of diverse media showing small pieces, the viewing is lots of fun and the prices affordable.
I’ll have three pieces exhibited. Each is 6x6-in created using archival materials. These works have a visual consistency and would make a nice gift set. UPDATE: all three works have been sold!
The first: “Layers of Dawn” was photographed somewhere on the Olympic Peninsula.
And finally, "Dusk, Western Montana," was photographed somewhere on the way to Missoula.
The Vashon Center for the Arts 2021 Gala Art Auction will be happening from September 3—24. All art can be viewed in the gallery in person. Bidding (and viewing) is online at: vca.maxgiving.bid
My contribution this year is 𝘾𝙤𝙡𝙪𝙢𝙗𝙞𝙖 𝙍𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙧, 𝘾𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙡 𝙒𝙖𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙩𝙤𝙣. This work is 18x24-in; the image is printed by me and the whole artwork I have handcrafted. There are over 150 pieces of art plus neat experiences being auctioned this year, so please check it all out!
Columbia River, Central Washington
I’m happy to share that I have two art prints selected for the “Coastal” exhibition this month at the Long Island Photo Gallery in New York. It’s fun to see images of places by the sea from so many parts of the US and the world.
This is the first time I’ve had artwork on display in New York. The exhibition will hang until August 14th at the gallery in Islip.
Great Blue Heron Landing Amidst A Smoke-Tinged Sky
Olympic Mountains, Southworth Ferry
I am happy to share that my artwork, Judd Creek in Winter, has been selected by the Midwest Center for Photography for its international exhibition Abstract. The sense of controlled chaos in the image conveys the feeling when hiking in this wet part of the island. It is one of my favorite places to lose myself among the trees and fields.
Judd Creek in Winter
I am honored to announce that my “Evans Canyon Fire” series of images has been selected for the Midwest Center for Photography’s 2021 Portfolio Platform. While I surely enjoy creating single artful images, pulling together a whole portfolio is exponentially more of a storytelling challenge. Not only does each image have to hit a certain standard, but the sequencing of the multiple images allows the deeper and broader story to emerge.
The “Evans Canyon Fire” portfolio is as much photojournalism as it is fine art. The Evans Canyon Fire started on Aug 31st, 2020, and lasted about two weeks, consuming over 75,000 acres between Yakima and Ellensburg in central Washington state. During the past 12 years I have hiked and photographed this area frequently, and it was with mixed emotions that I photographed the fire’s aftermath.
These images will be online through September, and of course shown at the Midwest Center for Photography in Wichita where they can be purchased.
Evans Canyon Fire-7
Our weekly newspaper, The Vashon Beachcomber, had a nice story about how fellow Vashon Island artist Michelle Friars discovered there was a second Island artist with work selected for the nationally juried Midwest Center for Photography exhibition. So I thank Michelle for bringing this Island accomplishment to the paper’s attention. It is indeed an honor to have two pieces chosen this year.
I had the honor of having two artworks selected for the 2021 Midwest Juried Art Exhibition sponsored by the Midwest Center for Photography in Wichita.
The first image is new work from the Palouse region in eastern Washington. I visited there again in October of 2020 and photographed high on Steptoe Butte in the cold dawn, happily. The second image was photographed shortly after a wildfire in central Washington in an area that is very important to me. I have been hiking and photographing in the Evans Canyon area for the past 15 years, and to see it charred was very intense. My goal is to create a portfolio from the images I created there after the fire and have that exhibited.
West, Steptoe Butte
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