Saturday, September 28, 2013

Florida History

This year has been an historic one for the state of Florida. It has been 500 years since Juan Ponce DeLeon first set foot on this lovely state. Many city's are also celebrating their beginnings, including Stuart, which will in 2014 celebrate its centennial. My work with the city of Indiantown will no doubt help in my ventures in Stuart. I hope to help the committee in Stuart with some unique photographic images of places in their town. It should be an interesting year upcoming, with images of both Indiantown and Stuart being created. It should give residents of both towns a bit more pride in where they live.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Indiantown Project - cont'd

I am putting the finishing touches on my grant application. The purpose of this grant is to provide me funding to print and frame 10 images for an historical pictorial of the city of Indiantown. If accepted, I can get to work on the project at the first of the year, hoping to get everything ready by mid-February, 2014. That's not long from now.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Juried Exhibit

As I believe I previously posted here, the two images I submitted in the Viva Florida 500 juried exhibit were accepted. The exhibit is being held at the Elliott Museum and Cultural Courthouse in Stuart, Florida. The jurors chose what was to be exhibited, and now will make their final choices for monetary awards. Both of my images are at the Elliott Museum. The reception is this Friday, September 20th, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Elliott. If any of my followers are in the area, I hope to see you.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Indiantown Project moving forward

I had a meeting at the Blake Library(Stuart)today to further discuss the nature of this historic project for the city of Indiantown. I'm in the process of applying for a local grant to offset the cost of both printing and framing the images for exhibition. I'll then apply for a statewide grant to keep the project in the peoples eyes. We're hoping to do new exhibits for a year on a quarterly basis. Local businesses will be asked to help with the receptions through sponsorships. We will also offer some businesses the opportunity to have a part of the exhibit on display at their office. Still plenty to do.