Thursday, September 29, 2016

exhibitions│Geometry 2016 New York Center For Photographic Art, NYC, USA


I am pleased to announce that my image "The Trembling Living World Will Congeal Into a Perfect Shape Nearly Geometrical" has been selected by juror LOUISE CLEMENTS as a Third Place winner in the GEOMETRY 2016 International Juried Photographic Call for Entry of New York Center For Photographic Art, and will be exhibited from October 6th through October 15th, 2016 at the Jadite Gallery in New York, NY, U.S.
JUROR: LOUISE CLEMENTS
Artistic Director of QUAD and FORMAT International Photography Festival
Louise Clements is Artistic Director of QUAD, a centre for contemporary art, film and new technologies in Derby UK, since 2001, and Artistic Director of FORMAT International Photography Festival since 2004. Louise lives and works in the UK and internationally.
An independent curator since 1998, she has initiated commissions, publications, mass participation, art, film and photography exhibitions. She is a juror, portfolio reviewer, workshop leader, speaker and award nominator throughout Europe, America and Asia.
She has been guest curator at many international art festivals in Delhi, Hong Kong, the Netherlands. Switzerland, Italy. Specifically she has also curated at many international photography festivals including - Dong Gang Photography Festival (South Korea, 2013); Dali Photography Festival (China, 2013); Photoquai Biennale (Paris, 2015); Hamburg Photo Triennial (Container City, Germany, 2015).
Louise writes for books and magazines, has been the guest Editor for OjodePez(Italy), HijackedIII (Australia), PhotoCinema(uk), Archivo (Portugal), South Korean Photography Magazine and has been editor at large for photo publication 1000 Words www.1000wordsmag.com as well as acting as advisor to WYNG Master Awards Hong Kong and the Artists Pension Trust.
About the contest:
The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, etc.). Winners will receive $3,000 in cash awards, be featured in a New York Gallery Exhibition, on the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the GEOMETRY 2016 catalog. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page.
We are very excited that Winners and Juror’s Selections will have the opportunity to participate in a gallery show, OCTOBER 4-15, 2016 at the JADITE GALLERY in the exciting Hell’s Kitchen area in Manhattan.
GEOMETRY
Photographic composition uses geometric concepts each time the artist determines where to place a focal point and how to fill the frame. Other elements that may catch the viewers eye are texture, color, shape.
For this call send us your images with a geometric shape or shapes as an important compositional element. Two dimensional angles, arcs, circles or triangles as well as three dimensional pyramids, spheres, cubes and even tetrahedrons are all fair game. They may be part of the image as photographed or applied through post processing techniques such as collage, digital manipulation etc.
EXHIBITION AND AWARDS:
Grand Prize: One photographer will receive $750. The image will be part of the New York gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and the exhibition catalog. It will be featured on the home page of NYC4PA website.
· First Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $300. Their images will be exhibited in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
· Second Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $250. Their images will be exhibited in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
· Third Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $200. Their images will be exhibited in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
· Jurors’ Selections: 15 additional images will be exhibited in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.
· Honorable Mention: 20 additional images will be exhibited in the Online Gallery and listed in the exhibition catalog.
ELIGIBILITY:
This Call for Entries is open worldwide to both amateur and professional photographers. NYC4PA invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. Only 2-D work is eligible.
Check out "GEOMETRY 2016" gallery online:
http://www.nyc4pa.com/geometry-2016-1
Check out the NYC4PA website:
http://www.nyc4pa.com/
Get your copy of "Geometry" prize winners catalog:
http://www.blurb.com/b/7198141-geometry-2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

hic et nunc│September 17, 2016 (monochrome)


framed │ready to go to Jadite Gallery, New York City, NY U.S.A.

"The Trembling Living World Will Congeal Into A Perfect Shape Nearly Geometrical", edition 3/10 18"X18" Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta, 22"X22" framed.

awards│Geometry 2016 contest New York Center For Photographic Art, NYC, USA



I am very pleased to announce that my image "The Trembling Living World Will Congeal Into a Perfect Shape Nearly Geometrical" has been selected by juror LOUISE CLEMENTS as a Third Place winner in the GEOMETRY 2016 International Juried Photographic Call for Entry of New York Center For Photographic Art.

I found out abut the juror's selections on May 13, 2016 in an e-mail:"With over 1200 images submitted this is an achievement to be proud of. Attached is a questionnaire and instruction sheet for the submission of your image for the exhibition to be held at the Jadite Gallery in the exciting Hell’s Kitchen area in Manhattan in October 2016."

JUROR: LOUISE CLEMENTSArtistic Director of QUAD and FORMAT International Photography FestivalLouise Clements is Artistic Director of QUAD, a centre for contemporary art, film and new technologies in Derby UK, since 2001, and Artistic Director of FORMAT International Photography Festival since 2004. Louise lives and works in the UK and internationally.An independent curator since 1998, she has initiated commissions, publications, mass participation, art, film and photography exhibitions. She is a juror, portfolio reviewer, workshop leader, speaker and award nominator throughout Europe, America and Asia.She has been guest curator at many international art festivals in Delhi, Hong Kong, the Netherlands. Switzerland, Italy. Specifically she has also curated at many international photography festivals including - Dong Gang Photography Festival (South Korea, 2013); Dali Photography Festival (China, 2013); Photoquai Biennale (Paris, 2015); Hamburg Photo Triennial (Container City, Germany, 2015).Louise writes for books and magazines, has been the guest Editor for OjodePez(Italy), HijackedIII (Australia), PhotoCinema(uk), Archivo (Portugal), South Korean Photography Magazine and has been editor at large for photo publication 1000 Words www.1000wordsmag.com as well as acting as advisor to WYNG Master Awards Hong Kong and the Artists Pension Trust.www.derbyquad.co.uk www.formatfestival.com

About the contest:
The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, etc.). Winners will receive $3,000 in cash awards, be featured in a New York Gallery Exhibition, on the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the GEOMETRY 2016 catalog. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page.We are very excited that Winners and Juror’s Selections will have the opportunity to participate in a gallery show, OCTOBER 4-15, 2016 at the JADITE GALLERY in the exciting Hell’s Kitchen area in Manhattan.

GEOMETRYPhotographic composition uses geometric concepts each time the artist determines where to place a focal point and how to fill the frame. Other elements that may catch the viewers eye are texture, color, shape.For this call send us your images with a geometric shape or shapes as an important compositional element. Two dimensional angles, arcs, circles or triangles as well as three dimensional pyramids, spheres, cubes and even tetrahedrons are all fair game. They may be part of the image as photographed or applied through post processing techniques such as collage, digital manipulation etc.

EXHIBITION AND AWARDS:Grand Prize: One photographer will receive $750. The image will be part of the New York gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and the exhibition catalog. It will be featured on the home page of NYC4PA website. · First Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $300. Their images will be exhibited in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.· Second Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $250. Their images will be exhibited in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.· Third Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $200. Their images will be exhibited in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.· Jurors’ Selections: 15 additional images will be exhibited in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the exhibition catalog.· Honorable Mention: 20 additional images will be exhibited in the Online Gallery and listed in the exhibition catalog.

ELIGIBILITY:This Call for Entries is open worldwide to both amateur and professional photographers. NYC4PA invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. Only 2-D work is eligible.

Check out "GEOMTRY 2016" gallery online:http://www.nyc4pa.com/geometry-2016-1

Check out the NYC4PA website:http://www.nyc4pa.com/

framed │ready to go to Georgetown Art Center, TX

"You Have Small Braids Like Spider Threads" edition 1/10 18"X18" Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Satin printed proudly at COUPRALUX, fine art printer store and gallery in Dallas, TX.
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Art Hop 2016
Statewide Arts Competition
September 30-October 29, 2016
Georgetown Art Center

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

hic et nunc│September 10, 2016 (in colour)



prints, prints, my prints │Art Hop 2016 Georgetown Art Center, TX, U.S.


"You Have Small Braids Like Spider Threads" edition 1/10 18"X18" Archival Pigment Print on Photo Rag Satin printed proudly at COUPRALUX, fine art printer store and gallery in Dallas, TX.

This is the first print on a new fine paper, which I fell in love with:



Hahnemühle Photo Rag Satin
310 gsm · 100% Cotton · white satin-finish

Friday, September 23, 2016

art shows│ MICROGALLERY pop-up Art Show&Sale, Umbrella Gallery, Dallas, TX


About the event:
MICROGALLERY is Umbrella Gallery​’s biannual pop-up show, modeled after the concept made popular in New York and LA, which features local artists showing alongside each other in a salon-style exhibition of small works. Umbrella is excited to reveal our roster of cutting-edge local artists to established and burgeoning collectors, as there is something for everyone in this one-night-only event.


About Umbrella Gallery:
Umbrella is an art gallery that exists within the cultural center of Life in Deep Ellum, an organization built on the idea that vibrant community exists where individuality is celebrated, and all are welcome. It is a space for exploration, a place to stretch and to grow for both established and emerging artists. Due to its non-commercial status, Umbrella opens the door for artists to try something new, to push their artistic limits, and to exhibit this experimental spirit freely. Its unique functionality, size, and shape offer an opportunity to produce bodies of work that both stand out from and harmonize with the gallery space itself.

Rising Star 2016 at Turner House │September 18, Dallas TX, U.S. (post IV)


So the total of my works exhibited at the "Rising Star" was 6, not 5. What a surprise!

Rising Star 2016 at Turner House │September 18, Dallas TX, U.S. (post III)


Rising Star 2016 at Turner House │September 18, Dallas TX, U.S. (post II)


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

exhibitions │Art Hop 2016 Georgetown Art Center, TX, U.S.

A week ago I received an e-mail starting with such words:
"Congratulations! Your work has been selected for the 2016 Art Hop. The 2016 Art Hop Jurying results are in. Entries poured in from all over the state, giving the judges plenty of work, and making difficult for them to select the finalists. You should be very proud if you got one or more pieces accepted into this year's Art Hop."
I am pleased to announce that two of my my self-portraits "You Have Small Braids Like Spider Threads" and "The Trembling Living World Will Congeal Into A Perfect Shape Nearly Geometrical" have been selected for the 2016 Art Hop juried competition in photography category (juror : Sarah Natsumi Moore), and will be exhibited at the Georgetown Art Center and the Georgetown Public Library in Texas, U.S.A. from September 30 thru October 29, 2016.
Now in its ninth year, the 2016 Art Hop is a statewide arts competition that celebrates Texas artists, organized by Georgetown Art Works.
Show Location:
Historic district of Georgetown, TX
Participating venues:
Georgetown Art Center & Georgetown Public Library
The Opening Reception is taking place on Saturday, October 1st, from 2-5PM.
Visit the Georgetown Art Center website for further information:
http://www.georgetownartcentertx.org/

Monday, September 19, 2016

Rising Star 2016 at Turner House │September 17, Dallas TX, U.S.





I arrived 40 minutes late for the VIP/artist Reception on Saturday evening September 17, but it was enough for me to hear all the kind words and congratulations on my works. Oh no, I couldn't have borne the weight of the compliments any longer... I think, for the first time, I felt so strangely embarrassed to listen to all those VIP people from art scene offering me nothing but words of true admiration. I still feel embarrassed today at the mere thought of what I was told that evening.

hic et nunc│September 17, 2016 (post II)


hic et nunc│September 17, 2016


Saturday, September 17, 2016

prints, prints, my prints│at COUPRALUX Dallas, TX

Coupralux 
Fine art printer store and Gallery
June 29, 2016
Dallas, TX

This is where I print all of my works. Well, I visit this place more and more often. I wonder how they still can bear me, such a fussy client...

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

framed │ready for "Rising Star" 2016 at Turner House Dallas, TX (post III)

"I Want To Feed You With Myself", edition 2/10 18"X18" Archival Pigment Print on Photo Rag Baryta, 22"X22" framed.

framed │ready for "Rising Star" 2016 at Turner House Dallas, TX (post II)


"Untitled", edition 1/10 18"X18" Archival Pigment Print on BFK fine art paper, 22"X22" framed.

framed │ready for "Rising Star" 2016 at Turner House Dallas, TX

"The Trembling Living World Will Congeal Into A Perfect Shape Nearly Geometrical", edition 2/10 18"X18" Archival Pigment Print on Photo Rag Baryta, 22"X22" framed.

Monday, September 12, 2016

at Turner House │Rising Star 2016, Dallas TX, U.S.

At the Turner House
September 11, 2016
Dallas, TX

exhibitions │Rising Star 2016 at the Turner House, Dallas TX, U.S. (post II)


exhibitions │Rising Star 2016 at the Turner House, Dallas TX, U.S.


I can't express how pleased, honored and humble I am by the nomination by Craighead Green Gallery for the "Rising Star" exhibition at Turner House.


About "Rising Star":
The 4th ANNUAL “RISING STAR” EXHIBITION & FUNDRAISER will showcase 11 Emerging Artists Nominated by Top Dallas Galleries.

Turner House, (the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts) will present its fourth annual “Rising Star”, which promotes undiscovered talent and raises funds in their continuing efforts to restore Turner House September 17 and 18 at the historic Oak Cliff home.

Eleven prestigious Dallas galleries have each nominated one emerging Texas artist who is not yet represented by a gallery to be in the group show. Participating galleries and nominated artists are: Barry Whistler Gallery (Cassandra Black); Conduit Gallery (Lindsey Brown); Craighead Green Gallery (Angelika Ejtel); Galleri Urbane (Lynné Bowman Cravens); Holly Johnson Gallery (Megan DeSoto); JM Gallery (Jenna Fredde); Kirk Hopper Fine Art (Analise Minjarez); Liliana Bloch Gallery (Christina Kellum); Mary Tomás Gallery (Nik Hermanovoski); Russell Tether Gallery (Jody Martin); and Valley House Gallery and Sculpture Garden (Melissa Mohammadi).

This year’s theme for Rising Star is "Then and Now" as the organization is celebrating the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts. The Society was established in Dallas in 1926 at the home studio of Frank Reaugh, one of Texas’ most famous and influential artist. For those 90 years OCSFA has sought to keep the flame of art along with historic preservation alive in Oak Cliff. To celebrate the anniversary and to honor Reaugh and other artist of his time, they are exhibiting works by Rising Star of the 1920’s art world in Dallas alongside Rising Star of today.

According to artist Kenda North, co-chair of the event, the 100-year-old Turner House has a long history of showcasing Texas artists. “Rising Star is an effort to continue that tradition and draw attention to some exciting new artists who are just beginning to gain attention in the art community, including such past Rising Stars as Diana Antohe, Spencer Evans, and Shawn Samuell,” she said.

About Turner House:

Turner House has been hosting art exhibits for more than 80 years, including recent exhibits highlighting works of The Dallas Nine, Women Artists of the Texas Centennial, and works by contemporary Oak Cliff artists. Located in the Winnetka Heights section of Oak Cliff, Turner House promotes the arts, celebrates life events, fosters community connections, and preserves history. It is known for its annual Salon Series, celebrating music, art, and architecture, as well as free community-focused events such as Movies on the Lawn. The organization received the 2013 Stewardship Award from Preservation Dallas for its decades-long commitment to historic preservation.

When and where:

A fundraiser reception will be held Saturday, September 17 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and will include speakers David Dike and Ted Kincaid. Ticket prices are $85 per person ($50 for Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts members.) Sponsorships are available and tickets may be purchased at the door. A public reception will be Sunday, September 18 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Turner House, 401 N. Rosemont, Dallas, 75208.



Sunday, September 4, 2016

micro-publications│"Dark Is The Other Side Of Life"




"Dark Is The Other Side Of Life" is a collection of my darkest images inspired by the poetry of a famous Polish poet-Halina Poswiatowska which encompasses the motifs of love, solitude and death.
8,5”X8,5” soft cover 20-page art zine│limited edition of 50
cover is printed with HD Ink Extreme, eco-friendly, organic inks on acid-free 120# cover weight paper (325 GSM), which is matte paper with an uncoated finish, and laminated for extra durability; inside pages are printed on text weight paper (150 GSM).

NOW coming in a smaller 6"X6" version for a friendlier price│limited edition of 50