Friday, June 16, 2017

awards│ Second Place Winner in the "Wandering Curves 2017" International Photographic Contest of New York Center For Photographic Art, U.S.A.

I am pleased to announce that my image "On A Flat Wall Nailed By A Stream of Light " has been selected by the juror ELLEN DENUTO as a Second Place winner in the WANDERING CURVES 2017 International Photographic Contest of New York Center For Photographic Art.

Ms. Denuto, Vice President N.J. Chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers is a regular juror, guest speaker and workshop leader for ASMP, Professional Photographers of America, Professional Woman Photographers, SOHO Photo, and various Colleges and Universities. She loves working with children and adults of all ages helping them find their voice through the gift of photography.
After studying Art and Education in college, Ms. Denuto worked with the Agfa, Minolta and Ilford Corporations as guest speaker and contributing photographer for their product publications and trade shows.
Larry Freed, founder of The Image Bank, selected her personal images for his International Collection, which led to worldwide exposure including FOTO, Darkroom Photography, GRAPHIS, Minolta Mirror and Japanese Playboy magazines. In addition, The Lever House Gallery showcased her work where critic where Fred McDarrah of the Village Voice, described her as “A brilliant punk fashion photographer to watch, and the “face of the new generation”. Her photograph of transgendered couple Nick and Gigi - became the poster for AMERICAN VISION and NYU’s Washington Square Gallery exhibition of the same name.

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 WANDERING CURVES 2017 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 3-14, 2017 at the JADITE GALLERY in the exciting Hell’s Kitchen area in Manhattan.
Submit images that, rather than focusing on a particular subject, or color palette, have a curve, or curves, as a critical element. The possibilities are endless, from winding roads to automobile trim to the curvaceous form of an elephant’s trunk when feeding. And don’t forget the round edge of grandpa’s bald head or a cold refreshing scoop of ice cream sitting atop a cone. Curves are all around us all the time. Capture them as a dominant element of your images and send them in.
Check out "WANDERING CURVES 2017" gallery online:
Check out the NYC4PA website:

Thursday, June 8, 2017

hic at nunc│traveling by car with my cats to the woods of Oklahoma, U.S., May 29, 2017 (post III)

That bed was definitely too small for both of them, and perhaps little too heavy for me (12 pounds + 8 pounds), but I couldn't help it... Once Cassius noticed that Prada was  traveling on my lap, he must have thought that that option was available also for him.

I used to model│2012, Poland

Monday, June 5, 2017

behind the scenes│nothing but you, your camera and remote control, June 27th, 2016, Lake Whitney, TX

I stopped by the Lake Whitney for a few days while coming back from my art show in Bremond, TX.

It often happens to me to suddenly become creative in new places especially if I can feel and smell wood there. It was the case in that fascinating cabin, too; only I realized that I had nothing, absolutely nothing I needed at that time for styling, not even a hairpin to tie my hair... I was very angry at myself, but when I pack for an art show, there are thousands of other more important things I have to think of. Anyway, I used one of my summer thin blouses to attach hair up, and this black body that seemed good for my concept. I sat down at the big round table. Many ideas started flowing.

This is where I created my series titled "And All Was Night Below Stretching Its Body, the Fur Of a Live Killer Panther".

Sunday, June 4, 2017

hic at nunc│traveling by car with my cats to the woods of Oklahoma, U.S., May 29, 2017

I am difficult in so many aspects, and my older cat, Prada, that is now 2 years old, seems to be my perfect match... She would travel exclusively on her bed placed on my lap; 12, 2 pounds of weight on me during about 4 hours of trip. However, that's not the end of the story. I'll have more things to tell you. I have the second young male cat, Cassius, that I adopted for Christmas last year. He traveled with us, too.

I used to model│2012, Poland

Friday, June 2, 2017

hic at nunc│unusual encounter with a Polish Tatra sheepdog in the woods of Oklahoma, U.S., May 31, 2017

I got out of the car to meet the owner of the cabin at her office, when I saw this dog walk towards me. He seemed to be exactly the same dog my father used to have when I was a child. A sudden wave of warm memories washed over me. I wasn't sure what the dog was going to do... I just kept still at my place.

learn more about me│artist biography, page 3

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

art shows │ Sixth Annual Art on the Greene Arts Festival, May 26 -28 Arlington, TX

Join me for the 6th Annual Arts on the Greene Art Festival, the PREMIER art festival of Arlington, Texas!
Voted the BEST Outdoor Festival in Arlington for 2015, and 2016, Art on the Greene is also the longest running art festival in the city.
It's held at Richard Greene Linear Park in Arlington, TX, and presented by Moya Art Events. Held annual in May, Art on the Greene features over 100 of the finest artist from across the country, 10 prominent local bands and lots of great food.

I used to model│2012, Poland

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

art shows │ Ninth Annual Allen Arts Festival May 12 - 14, Allen, TX

Join me for the ninth annual Allen Arts Festival May 12 - 14, presented by the Allen Arts Alliance. The Allen Arts Festival returns every year to Watter’s Creek on the second full weekend in May. The festival features an outstanding group of 90+ juried artists, local and regional, showcasing original art in different media categories. Live music and dance, children’s art activities, and much more is offered throughout the weekend of May 13th through the 15th.
Festival hours are
Friday, May 12: 4:00 pm – 8:00pm
Saturday, May 13: 10:00 am – 8:00pm
May 14: 12 Noon – 6:00 pm
For a detailed schedule of activities and entertainment visit the Allen Arts Alliance website.
The Allen Arts Festival is organized by the Allen Arts Alliance in cooperation with Watters Creek. Allen Arts Alliance is a nonprofit organization that actively promotes the arts in Allen. It provides the foundation, structure, and support for the many artistic and cultural organizations in Allen, including Allen Civic Ballet, Allen Heritage Guild, Allen ISD Performing Arts & Visual Arts, Allen Philharmonic Orchestra & Symphony Chorus, Allen’s Community Theatre, City of Allen Public Art, Friends of the Allen Public Library, Lovejoy ISD Performing Arts & Visual Arts, and the Note-Ably North Texas Chorus.

Monday, May 1, 2017

exhibitions│ All About Photo Awards 2017 May 4th, San Francisco, CA

This is the group photography art exhibition by "All About Photo Awards 2017" winner artists.

All About Photo is driven by a passion for photography. We have carefully selected each master, modern and emerging photographer with an eye toward beauty, artistic significance and timeless quality. 

The exhibition is promoted by Daylighted, a digital art gallery based in San Francisco with exhibitions all around the world. (

Their exhibitions program utilizes the SmartGalleries. The SmArtGalleries are high resolution, color-corrected digital monitors that display artworks with sharp, vibrant fidelity, and details.
Free event
Thursday May 4th, 2017
6:00 to 9pm
601 Eddy St, San Francisco, CA 94109


Founded in 2014 by co-owners Alex Cammarano and Elisabeth Mouchy, San Francisco-based Daylighted is igniting the traditional art world by intertwining art and technology. Daylighted’s SmArtGallery®, the next generation digital canvas, connects artists and venues while offering burgeoning art lovers the opportunity discover and purchase art. Featuring a collection of more than 10,000 contemporary works in various mediums by more than 300 emerging and mid-career artists, Daylighted collaborates one-on-one with hospitality-based venues to curate personalized digital art collections for public display. 
Discover more: 

awards│ All About Photo Awards 2017--just a little something

« To take photographs means to recognize - simultaneously and within a fraction of a second - both the fact itself and the rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that give it meaning. It is putting one's head, one's eye and one's heart on the same axis. »
Henri Cartier-Bresson


Our second edition of the All About Photo Awards invites photographers from around the world to submit their best work for consideration. In reference to Henri Cartier-Bresson's photo essay, The Mind's Eye investigates the depth and thoughts behind each image.

Winners will receive $15,000 in cash awards, extensive press coverage and global recognition.
The grand prize is $10,000, the 2nd prize is $2,000, the 3rd prize is $1,500, the 4th prize is $1,000 and the 5th prize is $500!

All winners will have their work published/showcased on Lenscratch, ViewFind, Be-Art Magazine, Daylighted and All About Photo in 2017. 

The next twenty winners (from 6 to 26) will have one of their photographs showcased via Daylighted at the Hotel Phoenix in San Francisco in May 2017.

In addition, a selection of entrants of particular merit will be invited to display their work on the website


Beatrice Chassepot: Founder & Editor be-Art magazine

Julien Chatelin: Photographer & All About Photo Photographer of the Year 2016

James Dooley: Executive Administrator Alexia Foundation; Former Director of Photography, Newsday: former assistant photo editor, The Los Angeles Times.

Susan Dooley: Photographer, Educator &Curator

Eileen Gittins: Founder and Executive Chairman of Blurb

Sandrine Hermand-Grisel: Photographer, Founder & Editor All About Photo

Ann Jastrab: Gallery Director RayKo Photo Center, Photographer & Educator

Aline Smithson: Photographer, Founder & Editor Lenscratch

Judy Walgren: Photographer, Founder & Editor, Pulitzer Prize Winner

Sabine Weiss: Photographer

awards│ All About Photo Awards 2017--e-mail from April 21st

inspired by my works│rough drawing for a painting by a Polish artist Isabela Ciszewska

First piece by a Polish artist!!! Isabela said that when she sees my photographs, she feels like painting them. WoW! It was such a great compliment!
When I saw this work in progress, it was love at first sight. Thank you so much, Isabela, for sending your rough drawing. I had to share it right away. I can't wait to see your finished piece on canvas.