I’m elated to announce that my photographic work, “This Side of the Pond” was bestowed a Second Place award by a three-member judging panel for the 2018 IAA Animal Art Competition & Exhibition in the challenge category: Frogs & Toads, across all art mediums in the contest (digital art, drawing, mixed media, painting and photography).
The Art exhibition remains on view until September 28th. You can view all the entries, including my award-winning piece in person during normal hours at the Jaycee Parks Center for the Arts located at 1975 Puritan Drive in Irving, Texas.
Or if you are heading out to #GrapeFest this weekend, I do have blank greeting cards featuring our Green little friend that I’ll be selling at my booth inside the Foust Funeral Home and Event Space, where over 20 local #GAPartists will be vending during the festival.
Second Place in the 2018 IAA Animal Art Competition & Exhibition.
“This Side of the Pond” taken July 2018 at Mayfield Park in Austin, Texas.
KC Hulsman next to her award-winning photo.
As an emerging artist, here’s the photographic works I will bring to this year’s Main ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival (April 19-22, 2018). You can find me near Sundance Square, at the intersection of 3rd & Main Street inside Booth #351. Please drop by and say hi!
Expert in My Field
Texas Longhorn – I
Texas Longhorn – II
Texas Longhorn – III
Midwest Center for Photography‘s 10th Annual “TEN X TEN Small Works Exhibition”
Opening Night Reception:
- Friday, November 24, 2017
- from 7-9pm
- at the Midwest Center for Photography
- 1215 Franklin in Wichita, Kansas
Midwest Center for Photography Logo
Turn Back Time taken in Cherokee, Texas
Tulip taken in Pilot Point, Texas
Pine Siskin taken in Fort Davis, Texas
Photographs are on exhibition in the gallery through December 31st, and are also featured for sale online. To order online, please visit: http://www.mwcponline.com/tenth-ten-x-ten.html to purchase direct from the gallery who will package and ship straight to your door.
I’m thrilled to number among the 26 international photographers who have had work selected for the Midwest Center for Photography‘s 10th Annual “TEN X TEN Small Works Exhibition”, which focuses on offering affordable fine art photography works that are ten inches by ten inches in dimension.
Dallas / Fort Worth residents can hop on over to Irving this month to see my award-winning photography in a traveling exhibit with other artists.
If you missed your chance to check out my Texas Longhorns at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving, you’ve got one more chance to see it in person. Some selected pieces from the 2017 Irving Art Association‘s National Animal Art Juried Exhibition, including both of my Texas Longhorns, have been invited into the IAA’s Traveling Animal Art Exhibit and will be on display, and freely accessible to the public.
Irving Arts Center
3333 N. MacArthur Blvd
October 7 – November 26, 2017
During Gallery Hours
For more information about the Irving Arts Center please visit their website.
Here’s a teaser image of my new blank greeting card stock.
These are 5×7″ cards on 14 pt cardstock, with High Gloss UV Coating on the outside, the inside is uncoated to make it easier to write on.
They’ll be debuting at my booth inside the Foust Event Center at this year’s Grapefest, held September 14th-17th in Grapevine, Texas.
5×7″ High Gloss UV Coating on Cardstock
Sunflowers – IV
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!
In addition to the peacocks at Mayfield Park, there were also some cottage gardens, and ponds at the facility.
American Bullfrog 2
This Side of the Pond (American Bullfrog)
American Bullfrog 1
On a recent trip to Austin, Texas I decided to swing by one of the city’s hidden gems, the Mayfield Park which features cottage style gardens, ponds of waterlilies, and peacocks roaming the grounds. I was there for about 2 hours waiting for a magical moment, and then finally one of the peacocks decided to spread their magnificent plumage in a full display. Nature Photography is part planning, part skill, part patience, and part luck. Of course I remembered one of the most crucial tenets of nature photography, don’t forget to look behind you, and don’t forget to look up, which helped me notice one particular peacock hanging out in a trees branches around 16 feet above me.