Several weeks ago, a young woman walked into my studio with a couple of her friends. We chatted for a few minutes about my art, and then she told me that she’d like to borrow one of my pieces for an art exhibition at Houston Christian University (formerly, Houston Baptist University). Artists are frequently onContinue reading “Curators and Jurors in the Making”
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Although I hate moving, here I go again!
The thought of packing and moving seems dreadful. However, that’s what I’m about to do, and I couldn’t be more excited! On or about March 1, I’ll be moving to studio 320 in the same building.
What’s with the Assault on Art?
During the four years since I hung out my shingle as a professional artist, I have benefited from the warm embrace of the artist community. By and large, these talented people share their knowledge of the business of art, their ideas, and suggestions—helping you to achieve your goals—both monetary and artistic. Although I started outContinue reading “What’s with the Assault on Art?”
A Reflective Collaboration
Every other year, Women in the Visual and Literary Arts (WiVLA) hosts a member event, known as a Collaboration. In it, writers and artists team up to create a fresh product that is more than the sum of its parts. This was my third Collaboration since joining WiVLA in 2016. In 2018, I had aContinue reading “A Reflective Collaboration”
Artists Helping to Build Homes
For the third year, I’m proud to be one of the participating artists in Art on the Avenue. Art on the Avenue is the biggest silent auction of local art in Houston, and a great place to buy art for yourself or as a gift. Proceeds support Avenue’s mission to enhance the quality of life for working families, and to promote healthy, vibrant, and economically diverse neighborhoods in Houston. Mark your calendar for December 1-3.
It’s a FOTOFESTival!
Just about every amateur and professional photographer knows that FOTOFEST is in full swing. The exhibitions are on view at Silver Street Studios, Winter Street Studios, and Spring Street Studios, all of which are located in The Houston Arts District at Sawyer Yards. You can also find exhibitions at the Menil Collection, Houston Museum ofContinue reading “It’s a FOTOFESTival!”
Upside Down You Turn Me
A few years ago, I was with a group of photographers who got special access to the newly-opened Cistern in Houston, Texas. It was a great experience that was marred only by a piece of my tripod falling off and slipping into the abyss. One of the images that I shot that day was ofContinue reading “Upside Down You Turn Me”
The Back Story
I once collaborated with a talented poet on a project where SPACE was the theme. For our project, we chose Hiding SPACE, which explored how we so often substitute our thoughts with emojis.
July is shaping up to be a pretty good month for me. I’ve had three pieces juried into exhibitions–two of them being international. Archway Gallery is hosting the local exhibition and the juror is Rosa Ana Orlando. Although I don’t expect many of my friends to make the trip to PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont orContinue reading “Celebration!”
Early Fillin’ Station
In 1891, the tract of land that was to become the largest planned community in the United States was purchased by O. M. Carter. It was located 2.5 miles from downtown Houston, and because it was situated roughly 23 feet higher than the surrounding area, it was named Houston Heights. When I first moved toContinue reading “Early Fillin’ Station”