Monday, February 1, 2016

Come Join Me For An Artists Reception Friday, Feb 5, 5-7pm

Foggy Morning Gathering, Summer 2015


I've been busy preparing 18 photographs for a February 2016 exhibit at The Old Bakery and Emporium, 1006 Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas. (512 974-1300, Hours: Tues-Sat. 9-4).  It's a beautiful historic building that was formerly a Bakery and has been preserved by the City of Austin as a place for local artists to sell their work. There is also a history museum and an art gallery upstairs.  One has to apply in August for a juried art exhibit and I was honored to be selected as one of the artists that will have my photos hung there from Thursday, Feb 4 - Thurs. March 3rd.  I am sharing the exhibit with Anna Lisa Leal who paints images of the Southwest and Ann Newman whose artwork is entitled Visual Language. 

Frozen Swimming Hole, Winter 2011
My theme is Water - and my photographs are from all over the United States during different seasons, showing our country's diverse geography and awesome beauty.  When I first submitted my list of images, I had some already printed from previous shows, but many still needed to be printed.  I discovered that the photographs would look best as large images but that printing, matting and framing large images is quite expensive.

Low Tide, Maine 2010
So I tried some alternative methods - having canvas's made and having metallic photos created. It was quite a learning process since these methods are not inexpensive either. I discovered that the Canvas images muted my vision for what the photograph should look like.  However, the metallic process made me very happy, the images seem to pop right off the metal.  I have since seen an acrylic process and plan to try that out next.  In the meantime, my images are a mix of different processes and sizes.

After the Storm, Summer 2015, 24x16 Metal

There is an artists reception this coming Friday from 5-7 and I would love if you could stop by and visit. The pictures will be up for the entire month of February, so stop by any time or give me a call and I'll meet you there.

 
NY After 9/11, Black and White Photo

I've had fun taking all of these pictures. I hope you enjoy them and have fun taking your own beautiful images.  Keep shooting, friends and enjoying the beautiful world we live in!