Masters of American Photography

•June 29, 2015 • Leave a Comment

This promises to be an amazing exhibit. Not to be missed!

WHAT: Masters of American Photography
WHEN: July 11 – October 25, 2015
WHERE: Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown MD

Opening Weekend Program: “Modern American Photography” lecture by Robert Hein, Professor of Art, Frostburg State University: Sunday, September 13 at 2:30 pm
Closing Weekend Program: Gallery Talk by John Graydon Smith, Director of the Reading Public Museum: Sunday, October 25, at 2:30 pm

HAGERSTOWN, MD – The Washington County Museum of Fine Arts is pleased to present Masters of American Photography, an exhibition of exceptional photographs on loan from the collection of the Reading Public Museum in Reading, PA. This extraordinary exhibition represents 100 years of the history of photography from the 1880s through the 1980s, with a particular emphasis on the first decades of the twentieth century. The exhibition includes iconic images by some of the most important artists in the history of the medium including Eadweard Muybridge, Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Walker Evans, Berenice Abbott, Edward Weston, Dorothea Lange, Margaret Bourke-White, and Paul Strand.

Themes such as portraiture, landscape, still life, and cultural history dramatically illustrate America during this period. Many of the featured works are vintage prints, made by the photographers themselves very close to the time the negative was created. Some are later prints, made by the photographers or their assistants at a later time.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Robert Hein, Professor of Art at Frostburg State University, will present an illustrated lecture, “Modern American Photography” on Sunday, September 13, 2:30 pm, at the museum. On the closing day of the exhibition, October 25, John Graydon Smith, Director of the Reading Public Museum, will speak at 2:30 pm in the exhibition gallery.

The exhibition has been organized by the Reading Public Museum, and guest-curated by Rachael Arauz, Ph.D.

“Juror’s Choice” Encore

•January 13, 2015 • 1 Comment

In case you missed it in Hagerstown, I will be showing the “Juror’s Choice” exhibit in the Fire Hall Gallery in Charles Town, WV. The exhibit is being shown in conjunction with the Washington Street Artists’ Cooperative located in the Charles Town Visitors’ Center, 109 North George Street. The exhibit will be on display from January 29 through February 22. The Visitors’ Center is open 7 days a week for the public to view the art exhibit. The co-op is open 12-5 Thursday-Sunday for processing purchases.

I am looking forward to the reception on Saturday, February 7 from 3-5pm when I will be at the gallery to meet you and to talk about my work. I will also be sharing the gallery with accomplished fused glass artist Carol Scheydt, which will provide a double treat for a single visit to the gallery.

Not all artists submit their work to juried exhibits. The reality is that most of us have a very low “hit rate” and we frequently submit to shows and never have our work selected by the juror. But when it happens, it is is a form of validation of the work as well as a strong motivator.

The images in this exhibit were allĀ  accepted by jurors in various juried exhibits, including the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, Maryland, The Delaplaine Arts Education Center in Frederick, Maryland, and others. These images are among my most successful work since I began showing my photography in 2006.

Below is a sampling of the images that are in the exhibit. Photographs viewed online are nice but I have always felt that ultimately, photography is about the print. The exhibit offers 24 large exhibit prints, some of which are the actual prints that were displayed in the juried exhibits. Naturally, the prints are available for purchase

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dance Works 2014 Slide show

•January 3, 2015 • 2 Comments

Here’s a look back to last year and the fun shoot at the Dance Works Festival.

Dance Works 2014 Slide Show

Thought I’d revisit this as we get ready Dance Works 2015.

 

 

 

“Juror’s Choice” Exhibit is Open

•December 4, 2014 • 2 Comments

Yesterday I delivered the prints for my solo show “Juror’s Choice” to The Fine Art Company in Hagerstown and today the exhibit is open.

I am exhibiting a selection of images that were accepted by jurors in various juried exhibits, including the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, Maryland, The Delaplaine Arts Education Center in Frederick, Maryland, and others. These images are among my most successful work since I began showing my photography in 2006.

I will be at the gallery for a reception on Saturday, December 13 from 6-8pm. The Fine Art Company is located at 18031 Garland Groh Blvd, Hagerstown, MD (Map). Come by and say hello.

Below is a sampling of the images that are in the exhibit. However, photographs viewed online are nice but I have always felt that ultimately, photography is about the print. The exhibit offers 26 large exhibit prints, some of which are the actual prints that were displayed in the juried exhibits. Naturally, the prints are available for purchase.

East Broad Top

•October 12, 2014 • 1 Comment

Up in central Pennsylvania in the small town of Orbisonia there is the headquarters of the East Broad Top Railroad and Coal Company. The railroad was originally chartered in 1856. Its primary purpose was to call coal from the mines on the east side of Broad Top Mountain as well as other freight and some passengers. The railroad stopped operation in 1956 and was sold for scrap. Thankfully, the new owner did not scrap the railroad and allowed it to sit in place and eventually the railroad was reactivate as a scenic excursion railroad. It’s been shut down since 2012 but there is a small group of dedicated volunteers of the Friends of East Broad Top continue to work to preserve and restore the East Broad Top Railroad. Follow the links to learn more about the railroad and the efforts to preserve it.

I recently had the opportunity to photograph in and around the roundhouse and maintenance shops and the site really is an historic treasure. Here are a few of my images from the day.

Two Juried Exhibits

•October 9, 2014 • 3 Comments

Just received word that I have work selected to two juried exhibits.

First I received notification that two prints were selected in the 10th Biennial Guild Competition opening November 16 at the Parkersburg (WV) Art Center. The selected images are:

"Heavy Metal"

“Heavy Metal”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"A Sure Sign of Summer"

“A Sure Sign of Summer”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And this morning I received notification that

"Live Oaks #2 in Digital Infrared"

“Live Oaks #2 in Digital Infrared”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Was selected by Juror Frank Van Riper for “Focus”, the national juried photography exhibit opening November 1 at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center in Frederick, Maryland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twilight, Crisfield, Town Dock

•September 22, 2014 • 1 Comment

After the sun went down I was still enjoying the peaceful scene as twilight descended on the bay off the end of the Crisfield Town Dock.

 

 
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