Thursday, April 16, 2015


Time marches on. I'm afraid it's been quite a while since posting on my blog. It's not for lack of being busy, but because I decided to use other sources for my announcements the past year.

Since my last post, which was in October 2013, I have participated in three art fairs: Arlington, Virginia in the Spring of 2014, the McLean Project for the Arts Artfest in October 2014, and Crozet, Virginia also in October 2014.

This year I will be participating in two art fairs - thus far. The first in Williamsburg, Virginia later this month, and one in Annapolis, Maryland in June. Also, on the horizon, is a group exhibit I am delighted to have been juried into, which takes place in Naples, Florida in June.

"Art on the Square" is hosted by the Junior Woman's Club of Williamsburg and this will be their 52nd year of putting on the event, which takes place on Sunday, April 26. Artists of all mediums will display their work in Merchants Square from 10:00-5:00 in the heart of the Williamsburg Historic District. Artists can be found along North Boundry and Duke of Glouster Streets. My booth is #24 on North Boundry Street. The event is free and open to the public.

The Annapolis Arts, Crafts, and Wine Festival takes place over the weekend of June 6-7 at the Navy-Marine Corp Memorial Stadium. The juried event is hosted by City Dock Productions and was formerly known as the Annapolis Arts and Crafts Festival. The event is open to the public from 10:00-6:00 on Saturday and 10:00-5:00 on Sunday.

In March I submitted an entry into the Camera USA 2015: National Photography Exhibition and Award. I was recently contacted about my photograph being one of the selections for the exhibition. A maximum of 50 photographs were to be chosen with one photographer being awarded the $5,000 National Photography Award. The exhibition was juried by the following:

Scottish-born photojournalist Harry Benson. Harry Benson arrived in America with the Beatles in 1964 and has photographed every US president from Eisenhower to Obama. He was twice named the National Press Photographer's Association Magazine Photographer of the Year, and he received a LUCIE award for Lifetime Achievement in Portrait Photography in 2005.

Patty Carroll is Adjunct Full Professor at School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has taught at Columbia College in Chicago, IIT and the Royal College of Art in London. She is also an author of four photography books, and has participated in a number of group and solo shows.

Ariel Shanberg is Executive Director of the Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW). He has curated numerous exhibitions at CPW, as well as other venues. And he has served as a panelist for numerous awards associated with groups such as the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Photo Festival Awards, and the Parsons School of the Arts, among others.

You can read more about Harry Benson, Patty Carroll and Ariel Shanberg here: Camera USA 2015: National Photography Exhibition and Award.

A Chartreuse Morning
Size 26" x 37"       Price $800
The exhibit takes place at the Naples Art Association at The von Liebig Art Center from June 15 - July 17, 2015. On Friday, June 12 from 5:30-7:30 the NAA will host a preview reception for the exhibition and the National Photography Award will be announced that evening.

"A Chartreuse Morning" is my submission and chosen entry into this exhibit. Taken on an early morning walk along a public beach in Vancouver. Winter sunlight illuminates the Kitsilano Beach swimming pool. I am so honored to be a part of this exhibition.