Acceptance to the 2017 Irving Art Association National Animal Art Juried Exhibition

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I’m thrilled to announce my inclusion into the Irving Art Association’s 2017 IAA National Animal Art Juried Exhibition by the juror Patsy Lindamood.

This year over 101 artists entered across various mediums, each artist had the potential to submit multiple works. Only 65 pieces are in the final show, 2 of which I’m thrilled to say are mine–specifically, two images in my Texas Longhorn series.

 

The Show is Open to the Public:

  • August 27 – September 29, 2017
  • Jaycee Park Center for the Arts
    • 1975 Puritan Drive
    • Irving TX 75061
  • Gallery Hours
    • Sunday, Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 1-4pm
    • Tuesday: 10:30am – 3pm

Awards Ceremony & Reception:

  • Sunday, September 10, 2017
  • from 2- 4pm
  • Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving, Texas.

 

There is construction in the area, so best to check for the latest directions and road closures before you head out.

Please save the date and plan to come out and support the arts!

Greeting Cards – Now Accepting Some Online Orders

Alright folks, I’ll be accepting internet sales for my greeting cards, so long as you live in Texas. (I’m still figuring out tax responsibilities for those outside the Lone Star State, sorry! Stay tuned, because I will be selling outside Texas! And there will be a more traditional e-commerce store front coming too!)

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Details:

  • 5 x 5 inch Folded Greeting Card
  • Blank Inside
  • Each card comes with an envelope
  • Printed on Metallic Pearl Cardstock. You can view some video here, to see the specialty paper.
  • Price:
    • $5 each, or any combination of 5 cards for $20.
    • Plus Texas sales Tax (8.25%)
    • US Shipping & Handling of $7.

 

6 designs to choose from (in limited quantities):

  1. Texas Longhorns I (one facing, one mostly turned away)
  2. Texas Longhorns III (side profiles)
  3. Quoth the Raven
  4. Tulip
  5. Quacked Up Pair (Ducks)
  6. Poppy

Things of Note:

  • Some Postal Services may require extra postage on square shaped pieces of mail.
  • Because the inside of the card has the same paper treatment as the front, this means that it’s a bit tricky to write on. I’ve had the best success with Sharpie Markers (not to be confused with the Sharpie Pens), but you will need to give it about 10 seconds to prevent smudging.

To purchase please:

  • Send an email to me at kchulsmanphotos@gmail.com
  • Include your name, email address, and complete mailing address (street address, city, state, zip)
  • Include the quantity of cards you are interested in and specify which design(s)
  • I’ll then verify stock, and if everything is in order, send you an invoice to request payment.

Grapevine’s Main Street Days, May 19 – 21

Looking for some color to enliven your walls? These will be available for sale in my booth at the Foust Event Center during Main Street Days (May 19-21) in Grapevine, Texas. While I have variations of these at different sizes, these large format 16×16 inch prints on Fuji Pearl Paper are luminescent and presented in a 20×20 inch mat. They can be framed as a stand alone piece, or can be hung in a grouping together.

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From Left to Right: Tulip, Poppy, and Keeping Bee-zy by K. C. Hulsman

I hope you’ll swing on by. Admission is free on Friday until 5pm, afterwards while admission is required to come out to the Festival, there’s live music, a wide arrange of food and drink (including all sorts of craft beers!) and there’s a ton of fun things to do. There’s free parking and a shuttle offered as well. For more details, check out the city’s official page here for the 33rd Annual Main Street Days.

Texas Longhorn Series

The complete Texas Longhorn series will be available as 16×16 inch prints on Fuji Deep Matte Paper, presented in a 20×20 inch mat. And you can find variations of these images at other sizes too this weekend at my booth in Grapevine’s Main Street Days. Please be sure to check me out inside the Foust Event Center.

 

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Texas Longhorn Series by K. C. Hulsman

 

 

New Greeting Cards debut at Grapevine’s Main Street Days

My 5″ x 5″ greeting cards arrived. They’re printed on specialty metallic pearl paper, giving each card a shimmer (which I tried to capture in the video I posted to my Facebook page). The cards will make their debut at my booth during this year’s Main Street Days in Grapevine, Texas held May 19 -21, I’ll be inside the Foust Event space.

One card for $5, or five cards for $20 (tax included).

Each comes with a matching envelope.

 

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Art Anywhere

I am a big believer that no space is too small for art. Whether it’s your office in a row of cubicles, a locker, or a wee little nook, you can always fill it with things that inspire and move you.

In that spirit, I’ve put together a bunch of mini-frames, with 3×3 inch prints inside them of my photos, which I’ll be selling at my booth in the Foust Event Center for $10 a piece this upcoming weekend (May 19-21, 2017) at Main Street Days in Grapevine, Texas. Here’s a sneak peak of what’s available:

 

Cleburne Camera Club – 2017 Photo Contest & Exhibition Sale

I have 3 pieces in the Cleburne Camera Club‘s 2017 Photo Contest & Exhibition Sale. For those of you in the Dallas / Fort Worth area I encourage you to come out and support not only myself, but all the other talented local photographers.

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Opening Day Reception & Awards Ceremony on:

  • Saturday, April 29th
  • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • JN Long Cultural Arts Complex located at 425 Granbury Street in Cleburne, Texas

The Show Runs from:

  • April 29th – May 26th
  • Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm
  • JN Long Cultural Arts Complex located at 425 Granbury Street in Cleburne, Texas

 

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Doe, a Deer, a Female Deer

What has slowly become tradition is trekking across the Texas Hillcountry every Spring and Summer, in hopes of finding magical vistas, flora and fauna to snap in my viewfinder. On one of the legs of my recent photography trip, I got lost somewhere between San Saba, Cherokee, and Lampasas on April 6, 2017. So there I was in the Texas Hillcountry near sunset when I came across a large herd of deer. I caught this image of a very pregnant doe, and I adore the painterly effect of this photograph.

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Westminster

While I may not enjoy all the camera gear I pack up with me when I travel, I relish the opportunity to take pictures while I am out and about. I was fortunate enough to be able to spend nearly 2 weeks in London a few winters back (December 2012 – January 2013).

 

One of the challenges is in both trying to capture those items that are seemingly, quintessentially, the local flavor, but also trying to find fresh, new takes on it too. Sometimes I’m just happy to take a shot of the landmark, but then I always try to challenge myself. Sometimes I succeed, sometimes I fail.

 

 

 

These are shots I took in the Westminster Area, I’m particularly proud of my close-up of the Westminster Bridge Lamp, as well as the shot from the bridge that includes both the Westminster Bridge Lamp and the London Eye. While I like the shot I took of the London Eye through the fence and branches, my friend who I was traveling with had opted for a landscape shot here, and it really elevated that shot and won her recognition in a photography contest.

 

 

 

 

New Year’s Fire Works on the Thames, from the back of the Savoy Hotel. I like the odd effect of the long exposure I gave the shot with the silhouette of a man, and some branches, with fireworks reflecting off the Thames behind him.