Join me at the MATH IS FUN art reception

Join me and many other local artists for the reception for the latest show “Math is Fun” this Saturday, February 29 from 7pm-10pm at Central Arts of Hurst located at
362 E Pipeline Rd. I have some of my astrophotography works hanging in the show, but I’ll also have a variety of prints available for sale too. If you can’t make it out, the work will remain on exhibit through March.

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As a photographer trying to capture the Milky Way, there is a mathematical formula (the NPF rule) that helps us calculate what our long exposure should be based on our gear set-up: (35 x aperture + 30 x pixel pitch) ÷ focal length = shutter speed in seconds. The trick with astrophotography is understanding that just as our planet has a daily rotation, and rotates around the sun, that our solar system is in movement as well as our galaxy and all the celestial bodies in between. This means that while you need long exposure to catch such faint and distant light at night, you only have so many seconds before the camera tracks the movement of the celestial bodies. Generally speaking for milky way shots I shot at less than 15 seconds, but star trails can go for hours.

 

 

 

Thanks for coming out to the IGKooAS Reception

My first show of the year was a great success. Not only was there a great turn out supporting all the artists in the IGKooAS exhibition, but I sold some work too. Thank you for your support! If you missed joining us for the reception, the work will be on display through mid February at Central Arts of Hurst in the Bellaire Shopping Center located at 362 E Pipeline Rd in Hurst, Texas.

 

 

Join me for the IGKooAS Art Reception at Central Arts of Hurst

You can see my piece “Fire, Dance With Me” (and a few others) hanging in the exhibition that opens this Saturday January 18 from 7pm-10pm at Central Arts of Hurst located at 362 E. Pipeline (in the Bellaire Shopping Center)!

Be sure to find me at the reception and ask me how I got the shot, was the model really a girl on fire? 🔥🔥🔥

 

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For details about the Art Show and Reception, click here.

On Display at the Theatre of North Texas

A selection of my long exposure, night photography is on display from September 29 through October 26, 2019 in the lobby of the Theatre of North Texas located at 545 South  Nolen Drive, Suite 250 in Southlake, Texas, among some other offerings by local area artists in the A Point of View exhibition. Please swing by and enjoy the art, and stay for a performance. Join us October 18 at 7:30pm for an art reception celebrating the show!

 

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Postcards from the New York’s Hudson Valley Opens June 18

I’m proud to announce that I have photographic work in the Postcards from the New York’s Hudson Valley Exhibition running June 18-July 14 hosted at the NEA Exhibition Gallery located at 122 Bridge Street East in Benalla, Australia. 🦘🐨

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The exhibit features twenty-eight artists with ties to New York’s Hudson Valley (about 60-70 miles north of New York City along the Hudson River) to make postcard-sized (6×8 inches) artwork on paper, cardstock, or unstretched canvas encompassing oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings as well as photography, mixed media, collage art and woodcuts.

So if anyone is going to be in the land down under, sing on by to check out the exhibit. Or spread the word with anyone who you may know of in Australia. 🇦🇺

For more information please contact the NEA Exhibition Gallery directly via email at northeastartisans@gmail.com or call 0402 563 918.

FWA Presents Kate Simon

I recently visited the Fort Works Art Gallery located at 2100 Montgomery Street just down the street from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas. They’re currently hosting a more than 30 year career retrospective, Chaos and Cosmos,  of the photographic works of Kate Simon, with over 100 of her gelatin silver photographs on display. From their write up: “Kate Simon is a portrait photographer best known for her imagery of numerous artists, writers and musicians–from Andy Warhol, William S Burroughs to Iggy Pop. Kate has works in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the National Portrait Gallery/Smithsonian Institution, the Andy Warhol Museum, and more.”

Most of my favorite pieces in the show were her concert images, as she manages to capture the energy so beautifully of David Bowie, Sir Elton John, Mick Jagger in the midst of some of their performances.
I also was really struck by a series of portrait shots of Madonna. One in particular I stared out for many long minutes. The genius of the composition here is just striking. See how the white stones climbing up the building frame her on either side from behind. The shadow cast upon the building, Madonna in dark looking outfit, the skirt billowing to the right, and then the dark patch of color in the bottom right from where she precariously perches on the ledge. The darks of the composition draw your eye on the diagonal from the upper left to the bottom right. Her atypical pose gives a sense of personality and vitality to the shot.

 

The gallery is free to visit during their hours:

  • Tuesday – Friday 11am-5pm
  • Saturday 10am-6pm
  • Closed Sunday & Monday

P.S. And if anyone wants to gift me that Madonna image, go for it.

2019 Best of Photography Exhibit at Stonehenge Gallery

I’m thrilled to announce that a four-panel jury has invited three of my photographic works into their “2019 Best of Photography Exhibit” at Stonehenge Gallery which has been specializing in fine art for nearly 50 years. The exhibit runs July 8-31, 2019, with an opening reception July 11 at 5:30pm at Stonehenge Gallery located at 401 Cloverdale Road in Montgomery, Alabama.

The pieces (Solitude, Contemplation & Open Doors) were all taken in various churches across the state of Texas.

Solo Show at Elm Street Studio in 2019

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Keller’s Elm Street Studio hosts the art show Life in Frame from January 9th through March 1st, featuring the works of local, award-winning photographer KC Hulsman. The exhibition is a celebration of life as well as the beauty of age and decay. The public is invited to the free artist reception on Friday, February 1at 6pm located inside the gallery located at 139 South Elm Street in Keller, Texas. Both Elm Street Studio and the artist KC Hulsman are committed to giving back to their local community, so a portion of all exhibition sales will be donated to the Humane Society of North Texas.

Life in Frame – Solo Show in Hurst

As a Hurst resident, finding opportunities to present my art locally to my neighbors is a rare occurrence. So I’m pleased to announce that my award-winning photography will be featured in my first ever solo exhibition “Life in Frame” inside the Hurst Public Library’s gallery. The free art exhibition will be on view during the library’s regular business hours from November 2nd through November 29th. [Please check with the library directly for any changes in their hours around the Thanksgiving holiday].

I’ve created a public Facebook Event so you can share across social media, as well as mark your FB calendar as interested or going with all the relevant details:
https://www.facebook.com/events/302346690354298/

 

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