Saturday, July 27, 2013
A friend of mine asked me if I would be interested in putting on a solo exhibit of about 10 of my Indiantown images. That would definitely interest me if grant money was available. I'll be applying for a local grant which would take care of most expenses. I think an opportunity is on the rise. Keeping the faith.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
The Indiantown historic project has a new director, as the previous director resigned to take another position elsewhere. My collaborator will meet with this new director and look at the funding and where it has gone so far. We're hoping that there will be some funds available for the two of us so this project comes to a good conclusion. More later I suppose.
Monday, July 22, 2013
When I look at some of my earlier images, I find a disconnect between my self and my subject. Places that I photographed were just that - places. My nature and landscape photography, however, have a spiritual, almost mystical connection between myself and subject matter. It is that emotional relationship that dwells inside me now.
Monday, July 8, 2013
So there won't be any funding for this Indiantown project I've been working on. I've put it on hold as I'm in the process of submitting to three juried shows. If accepted, I'll have to get a number of images ready for exhibition. I'd like to still help on the Indiantown project, but it's dependent upon the results of the juried shows.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Public projects like the Indiantown, Florida project I've mentioned earlier can be very rewarding for an artists career, but at the same time, quite frustrating. Getting the funding to move this project forward has been quite a lesson. The person in charge at the Library has not successfully reached out to the public for support, and now I find out she's resigning and moving onto another position outside the Library. I hope that whoever takes over, can get this project moving again.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
As an artist wishing to expand his territory outside of Florida, the cost of shipping art becomes very prohibitive to even consider exhibits elsewhere. I'm looking at California right now, and possibly my hometown of Detroit. I'll be asking other artists how they do it and also search for museums who normally pay for exhibits. Just have to be creative, like my art I suppose.