Maybe, from my series The Things She Left Behind, has been selected by juror Christopher James for the exhibition entitled Another Way of Seeing which runs April 6 through May 18 at the New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery, 1111 St. Mary Street, New Orleans, LA. The opening reception is Saturday, April 6 from 6-9 pm.
A special 4x5 inch edition of Maybe is available as a special edition through collect.give. The price is $100 + shipping. All profits from the sales will benefit The Nature Conservancy, the world's leading conservation organization. If all 15 prints sell out, they will get a maximum of $1500. Thanks go to Kevin Miyazaki, the brains behind collect.give, for giving me this opportunity.
I've been selected by BWGallerist.com as one of 'The Best of the Best' emerging fine art photographers for 2012. Thanks to Forrest R. Old who, when not making insightful commentary on his site, is director of Red Filter Gallery in Lambertville, New Jersey.
Hell Is Real from the Jesus Is On The Mainline series was published in the December 19, 2012 double issue of The Economist magazine for their special feature on Hell.
A special edition of Judgment from the Jesus Is On The Mainline series was available for purchase as part of the 5th annual Fraction Magazine Holiday Print Sale which ended December 31.
The last week of July (July 25 to July 30, 2012), Jennifer Schwartz and I hosted the Roundtable Retreat where six invited photographers came to participate in a four-day, five-night retreat on the Oregon coast. The goal was for each photographer to strengthen and package a portfolio of work and develop a plan to strategically launch a project.
Photographers were invited to participate based on their work, experience and willingness to share and explore as a group. The intimate nature of the retreat was designed to foster community and create dialog around the work, as each participant brings different perspectives and ideas.
The group came together both personally and creatively in the most amazing way. They became the Astoria Six, replete with a logo and nicknames. The formal agenda included discussions and instruction on writing an artist statement, finding your audience, navigating portfolio reviews, social media and websites, and more. But it was the time spent informally discussing art and life and fears and successes that were some of the most productive and gratifying moments of the week.
NPR's The Picture Show blog did a nice piece on my series, Boomtown, for Independence Day.
Judgment was awarded honorable mention at the annual Soho Photo Gallery National Exhibition which opened Friday, July 5 in New York City and ran through August 4, 2012. It was juried by Forrest Old, director of the Red Filter Gallery in Lambertville, NJ. He is also publisher of BWGallerist.com, a fine arts website that covers gallery/museum exhibitions, technical topics and profiles of emerging artists' work.
My series, Jesus Is On The Mainline, was chosen to be part of PhotoPlace Gallery's 2012 Portfolio Competition. A portfolio of images from the series will be available for viewing at the gallery for the next year. In addition, two images from the series were on display at the gallery as part of the New Portfolio Artists exhibition that ran from July 10 through August 4th, 2012.
Soho Photo Gallery National Exhibition, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY,
July 5-Aug 8, 2012
2012 Portfolio Competition Exhibition, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury VT,
July 10-Aug 5, 2012.
Low Tech/High Art, The Business of Art Center, Manitou Springs, CO, Oct 28 - Dec 31, 2011,
curated by Carol Dass