Saturday, February 11, 2012

2012 cont'd.

I was given an honorable mention for my image "Undulations" in the juried photography show in Naples. In case I didn't mention it, Clyde Butcher was the juror, no doubt the most famous Florida photographer of all time. I hope to do a Swamp Walk with Clyde some time this Summer. I never thought I'd want to wade waist deep in any swamp in Florida, but I feel it's an opportunity not to be missed.

I was contacted by a gallery in Long Island, New York, about putting a few pieces in his gallery this Spring and Summer. I'm awaiting his contract that I will go over and have other gallery personnel look at also before making my final decision. It looks like a good opportunity though.

I hope the news keeps coming.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Off to a good start in 2012

There was no doubt that 2011 was a bad year for many artists, including myself. I am very optimistic that 2012 will be much better, and so far, the results are proving just that. Being invited to the inaugural exhibition at the Palm Beach County Cultural Council's new gallery in Lake Worth was an early boost. The exhibit runs from January 19 - April 14, 2012, with the reception on February 29th. I had a chance to visit the exhibit last week, and found out that one of my three accepted images had sold.
I also was accepted into a juried photography show in Naples at the Rookery Bay Nature Preserve and Education Center. The juror was Clyde Butcher, probably the most well known photographer in Florida. The reception is February 7th, and I plan on traveling back to Naples for the event. Even if I do not win one of the cash awards being given, it may open doors for me to exhibit through the United Arts of Collier County.
I have submitted to several museums and galleries in and out of Florida the past years and finally got word from the Lake Eustis Museum of Art to exhibit there from November 30,23012, to January 13, 2013. They have asked for 30 to 40 images, so it may well be a solo show. I'll keep evweryone posted.