“Too soon.” – Dinosaurs

So the Dallas ABC News affiliate, WFAA, shared my recent shot of the T-rex statue (from Dinosaur Valley State Park) and comet neowise on their social media. 🤩

The Tyrannosaurus statue is one of the iconic Sinclair Dinoland 1964 New York World’s Fair dinosaur statues (designed by Louis Paul Jonas) 🦕🦖 that can be found at the Dinosaur Valley State Park in Glen Rose, Texas.

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Source Link: https://www.instagram.com/p/CDM7ZTHBFLW/

The photo was taken the nite of July 20, 2020.
WFAA shared the post on July 28, 2020.

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.

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.

Join me at Bedford Arts Fest – March 30 (10am-6pm)

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My next Festival appearance will be the Bedford Art Festival (March 30, 10am to 6pm) held at the Bedford Boys Ranch in Bedford, Texas. Both admission and parking is free so it’s a great excuse to come out and support your local artists!  There will be live music, food trucks, an art marketplace and more! I hope to see 👀 you there!

Here’s just a sampling of some of the works I’ll be bringing.

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CANCELLED: Belaire Event Series – Spring Celebration

cancelledDue to the forecast calling for wind and thunderstorms, organizers have decided to cancel Hurst’s celebratory Arts March Pop-Up, the Belaire Event Series – Spring Celebration this Saturday, March 23, 2019.

While the city is rescheduling it for April 27, I have prior commitments on the new date so will no longer be able to participate. I wanted to update all my followers so no one showed up looking for me and expecting a party, and finding neither.

My next festival appearance will be next weekend, Saturday, March 30 at the Bedford Arts Festival. Both admission and parking are free, and there will be an art marketplace, performances, food trucks, kids activities and more! I hope to see you there!

Historic flooding postpones Western Trappings on the Llano

This year’s Western Trappings on the Llano, which is a juried, international exhibit and sale featuring the finest in custom Gear and original Western Art has been postponed.

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As I’m sure many of you are aware, the flooding in Llano and neighboring communities in the Texas Hillcountry has made national news. The Llano River which cuts right through the heart of the town of Llano experienced a historic crest of more than 40 feet above normal.

 

To give you an idea of what that looks like this image combines a screencap from footage broadcasted on the news, and the an image I found from a news article of the bridge during normal conditions (with a person in it to help provide a sense of scale).

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The museum hosting Western Trappings on the Llano is located at the end of the bridge. The below image was shared to me on Facebook from a local. The photo was taken from the museum parking lot, and we can see that the museum grounds were flooding. It damaged the log cabin on site, but the main Museum building was just a tad higher and has managed to stay dry, though the flooded river water was lapping within reach of the foundation. In fact the sidewalk leading to the museum is just to the right of the structure visible on the right hand edge of the image.

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While the exhibit has already been hung in anticipation of the original reception and exhibit dates, due to the flooding everything has been pushed back 2 weeks to allow roads to be cleared, bridges inspected for damage, and to help the city get back up and running as they deal with the aftermath of all that water.

The new dates for Western Trappings on the Llano, held inside the Llano County Historical Museum located at 310 Bessemer Street in Llano, Texas are as follows:

  • Artist Reception (ticket required) on November 2nd at 5:30pm
  • Art Exhibit runs from November 3 through November 17

 

For more information please visit the official website: www.westerntrappings.com

 

 

 

Second Place at 2018 IAA Animal Art Competition & Exhibition

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.

 

 

 

 

GAP’s Artist Reception for the Summer 2018 juried member’s exhibition at the Lancaster Theater

Please join me in supporting my fellow colleagues in the Grapevine Art Project as we celebrate the end of our most recent exhibition. The Grapevine Art Project has had over 15 of our members exhibiting 2D and 3D artworks inside the Lancaster Theater during July & August. We invite all of you to join us for a free and open to the public artist reception on Friday, August 24th from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.

Not only is it one of the last chances to see the exhibit, but many of the artists will be present so you can talk directly to them about their works.

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The GAP member show was juried and the following awards were handed out:

  • The Best In Show award went to Charice Cooper for her oil The Risk Takers.
  • Painting: First Place went to Chris Brandley for her oil Slice of Key Lime. Honorable mention was awarded to Beverly Richmond for her oil Days Work Done.
  • In Photography, First Place went to Looking Back by Bruce Rosenstiel. Honorable mention ribbons were awarded to Grande Mosque by Klaus Mayer and Chiang Mai Umbrellas by Bruce Rosenstiel.
  • The First Place Ribbon in Pottery went to Sue Jackson for 3 Pitchers.
  • In Sculpture, the First Place Ribbon was awarded to Deb Hart for Armadillo on the Town.
  • In Jewelry, the First Place Ribbon went to Shirley Matteson for Mosaic.

Pop-Up at Pottery Barn

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I’m thrilled to announce that I will have a two-day art pop-up hosted within the Pottery Barn store located in Southlake’s Town Square.

A portion of the proceeds from every sold piece of art will be donated to Pottery Barn’s official corporately sponsored charity: Saint Jude’s Children Research Hospital and their lifesaving mission of: Finding cures. Saving children.

To support both a local artist and a great cause, please visit the Pottery Barn store located at 1440 Civic Pl, Bldg 3-C, in Southlake, Texas on Saturday, June 9th from 10am-4pm, or Sunday June 10th from 12pm-4pm.

You can add the event to your FACEBOOK calendar here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1898969506839764/