“Frozen” has been awarded a Director’s Honorable Mention in the “Portal” group show at A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, TX. This beautiful collection of photographs was juried by Ann Jastrab and is on display from September 6 to October 20, 2019. The reception will be help Sept 28 from 4-8pm.
Last weekend kicked off the Art of Dying exhibition at Rutter Family Art Foundation's Work|Release Gallery. I've been working now in the background for almost a year with curator John Wadsworth, who has personally edited a collection of images from my "Still, Life" series into a gorgeous video installation for the event, featuring the incredible music of Steve Roach. Much work has been put into this entire exhibit, with the goal to provide a creative expression of death awareness from artists around the country.
I hope to share the video with you all soon, as it is truly a work of art in itself and an exciting new way to view my "Still, Life" collection! If you're in the Norfolk, VA area... you can check it out this stunning exhibit in person until early December! Thanks to Commune, Rutter Family Arts Foundation, Steve Roach, and most especially John Wadsworth for this stunning exhibit!
In connection with the Art of Dying exhibition in Norfolk, VA - my work and story has been featured in the newest issue of Art of Dying Magazine. This emerging online magazine on death and dying is beautifully curated and I encourage you to go read. If you like what you see, please share and help this emerging publication get to gain some exposure! Many thanks to John Wadsworth for featuring my work and for a wonderful interview!
One of my most recent black and white photographs, "The Funeral" is currently on display at Manifest Gallery in Cinncinati, OH. The show, titled "In Memoriam" explores the topic of loss in a variety of media from photography to painting, drawing, and sculpture. Be sure to stop by! The show will be open July 14 - August 11.
About a month ago, I was interviewed by Kyle Brown of The Devil Strip to be their featured artist for the Inside the Studio section! So honored to have my work shared with their audience, as they are they are such talented folks and are truly passionate about the arts & culture here in the Akron area. Thanks guys!
- Read the full article here
For the next few months, a new botanical series of mine will be brightening the walls of Mustard Seed Cafe in Akron, Ohio! This is their first art exhibit since opening the new Highland Square location this past year. The show features seven of my photographs as well as the work of two other local area photographers, Bronlynn Thurman and Emily Durway and was curated by local artist Jessica Lofthus.
It's an exciting opportunity both to gain exposure locally and to bring a bright, airy feeling into a wonderful social setting. Stop by before the end of May for a coffee or some lunch and enjoy! All work is for sale, so if you love one enough to take it home, it's yours!
"Sanctuary" will be on display this month in Cincinnati for Manifest Gallery's annual Ohio Regional Showcase! The show runs from March 4th to April 1st. Gallery hours are Tues-Fri noon-7pm, Sat noon-5pm. For more information on the exhibit, visit Manifest's Website.
Photo credit: Manifest Gallery (Opening Night)
I was privileged to speak at End-of-Life University's annual Death Expo last month. This 4-day online conference speaks with a wonderful variety of individuals who have personal and professional experience with the subjects of death, dying, and grief. For more information on the expo and future events, you can visit their website or Facebook page.
I am so honored to be a part of this show, now open in Rome, Italy. The initial opening looked to be a wonderful success! Mine and the other US artist will be part of a second opening event coming up very soon. Thank you once more to ARTROM Network for your support of my work and of the rest of these talented women artists from around the globe!
Another successful show last night at the Round Rock Area Arts Council's annual Imagine exhibition. I took home first place for "Sanctuary" in the photography category! Thank you everyone who came out and to the art council for putting on such a fabulous show. It was a huge turnout and my work got a wonderful response!
The voting poll has closed and the results are in! My image Sanctuary will be the cover of an upcoming issue of Artist Portfolio Magazine. As a thank you to everyone who voted and helped make this happen, I would like to extend a special 20% discount on all prints (purchases over $50) this week! Just visit my ETSY SHOP and use the coupon code "THANKYOU1" at checkout to receive your discount! The promotion will run through the end of next Monday, Jan 19th, so please take advantage soon!
Thank you again for all of your continued support of my work and my journey. You all have shown me that amazing things are possible when we work together, and I cannot wait to see what else we will achieve together down the road! Much love!
"Sanctuary" took home Best of Show this past month in the Round Rock Arts Council's Annual Fall Photography and Sculpture Show. The show - located at the Texas State University's Round Rock Campus - will be open through early December. Location and hours below.
Texas State Campus
1555 University Blvd, Round Rock, TX
Hours of Operation:
Mon – Thurs 7:30 am – 10 pm, Fri 7:30 am – 5 pm & Sat 8 am – 2 pm
I'm proud to announce that I've been selected as one of ten artists to participate in the 4th annual Women in the Arts International Online Exhibition. The show will include works from my "Still, Life" collection and be live November 1st via the ARTROM Website.
From ARTROM Network: "Our motivation is tied to the intention to create a panorama celebrating women's perspective and artistic expression while guiding the public towards an appreciation of the creative process of each artist."
Seven works from my "Still, Life" series are currently on display in an online exhibition exploring fear.
From Projekt30: "What is fear, what do we fear, and what effect does fear have on us? Some view fear as a simple survival mechanism; bred into us by evolution, helping to keep us safe from harm. Some people are plagued by fear and anxiety, fear itself crippling their ability to function, something to be avoided or for them to medicate away. For others fear is a source of entertainment, an exciting sensation they experience safely, from behind a movie screen or a video game console. Some people even use fear as a tool or a weapon, leverage with which to further their agendas of manipulating consumers, voters, or even entire civilizations.
This fall, Projekt30 hosts its 8th annual exhibition exploring our fears and the role fear plays in our lives and in our society."