Mark your calendars, and save the date: September 12-16, 2019, as I’ll be returning to vend my photographic works at GrapeFest: the largest wine festival in the Southwest!
I’ll be exhibiting with other members of the Grapevine Art Project, so you’ll find over 20 local artists across an array of art mediums–painting, jewelry, ceramics, photography and more–inside the historic Foust Funeral Home & Event Space located at 523 S. Main Street in Grapevine, Texas. No matter what the weather is outside, we’re in an air conditioned and sheltered space so you’re always guaranteed a great time as you view all the artistic works from our talented members. With an array of art mediums represented, there’s something for everyone inside.
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. 🦘🐨
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 email@example.com or call 0402 563 918.
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.
Sir Elton John in concert
Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones in concert
David Bowie in Concert
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.
Madonna by Kate Simon
Madonna by Kate Simon
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.
I’m thrilled to announce that I’m heading back for another year at Main Street Fest in Grapevine, Texas. I’ll be bringing prints, some ready-to-hang pieces, with a combination of older work and newer work too. There will be a little something for everyone.
I hope you’ll join me, and over 20 other local artists who are vending inside the historic Foust Funeral Home & Event Space inside Festival grounds located at 523 S. Main Street. Rain or shine, hot or cold we’re inside and have something for everyone, and every price point!
Please note our art area hours conclude before the festival shuts down on Friday and Saturday.
MAIN STREET FEST DAILY GENERAL ADMISSION
$7 Adults // $5 Seniors 62+ // $5 Children 6-12 years
*Admission is free on Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
**Children under the age of 6 are free
Weekend pass for $15.
For more information about the festival including parking, entertainment, and more, please visit the official website at: https://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/main-street-fest/
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.
Solitude – St. Olaf’s Kirke near Cransfill Gap, Texas
Open Doors – St. Chisos Mission in the ghost town of Terlingua, Texas
Contemplation – St. Olaf’s Kirke near Cransfill Gap, Texas
I’ll be bringing my photography to the Belaire Event Series – Spring Celebration which is a Pop-Up event held Saturday March 23rd from noon to 6pm.
This family-friendly event, the second in the series, is a collaboration between the City of Hurst, Texas and the local business and arts communities. Join me and other local artisans from 12-6pm for a family friendly event in the parking lot of the Belaire Shopping Center next to the Artisan Theater. There will be food trucks, several live music performances, games, face-painting and more! For updated details, or to find out how you can join in, or volunteer please visit the official Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/602092723563078/
Thanks to everyone who came out to support me during my photography exhibition Life in Frame, at Elm Street Studio in Keller, Texas. The show closed on March 1st, and it’s always a little bittersweet taking your art down off the wall at the end of an exhibition. But there’s always more opportunities around the corner!
If you missed your chance to swing by during the exhibit, here’s a few snapshots of the show.
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.
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:
I’m pleased to announce that some of my photographic work (selections from my long exposure carnival ride series) will be on display in the “100 For 100” Exhibition at Fort Works Art Gallery located at 2100 Montgomery Street in Fort Worth, Texas. The show will run from October 27 through November 10.
Tickets to the Opening Day reception party (Oct. 27 from noon to 9pm) will be $10, with all proceeds going toward the non-profit organization Gallery Of Dreams to support future exhibition opportunities and events for local artists. The remaining days of the exhibition are free and open to the public to view during normal gallery hours.