Wednesday, October 18, 2017

special offer│ 22% OFF on all 4"X4" prints from my Limited Editions of 25, mounted on 5"X5" handmade paper with deckle edges available exclusively at my ArtsGoogle 2017 show, Saturday, October 21st from 12 to 10 PM.

This is the first time when I'm introducing discounts on my prints. I often face situations at my art shows where young people would really love to have a little something from my works, but can't afford it. This offer will be limited to twenty 4"X4" prints and available for everyone. Last year, small pieces I had on display at ArtsGoogle sold out quickly, so please, plan accordingly.

art shows │new friend to the setup of my booth

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

exhibition │No Big Heads, 32nd National Juried Self-portrait Competition, OCT 12-NOV 3rd, 2017, Hugh McPeck Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A.

I am pleased to announce that my work titled "Self-portrait With Mirrors" from "The Art Of Reflection" series has been selected for in in person judging, and curated into the 32nd Annual "No Big Heads", national juried self-portrait competition of limited size at the University of Alaska Anchorage. It will be exhibited along with twenty-eight other self-portraits at the Hugh McPeck Gallery in Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A. from October 12th through November 3rd, 2017.

I'm thrilled to see my work among award winners with a Honorable Mention from the Juror.

Below you will find the selected pieces for the show (in alphabetical order of artist by last name), followed by the No Big Heads Award winners:

Shelter - Savannah Bickley
Untitled - Jackie Bowling
Beard in Grey - Lynne Casal
Self Portrait - Evan Charney
Self Portrait/Flux - Katie Strader
Lone Pine - Winnie Daulbaugh
Do I Dare Eat A Peach - Shelsea Dodd
Self-Portrait With Mirrors - Angelika Ejtel
The Third Loveday - Loveday Funck
I Am Who I Imagine - Emily Gelino-Bequette
Portrait of the Artist - Elizabeth Goss
I Thought I Could Escape - Jonathan Green
Weathered Face - Jerold Hale
Physically Strong, Mentally Awake, and Morally Straight - Drew Justice
Lost and Alone - Anita Laulainen
Transitions - Shiela Mahaney
Adaptive Personality - Jared McCormick
Girl With Glasses - Archana Mehta
Waiting - Danielle Morgan
Self-Confidence - Aileen Page
The Power of Words - Aileen Page
Moods - Sean Powell
Creator - Kathryn Reichert
I Can't Wake Up - Kathryn Reichert
To Identify With More - Aanisah Robinson
In A Time of Truth - Victoria Smith
I Am Beginning To Forget You - Cody Swanson
5 - Judy Takacs
You Again - Allison Welsch


I Thought I Could Escape - Jonathan Green
Do I Dare Eat a Peach? - Shelsea Dodd
Self-Confidence - Aileen Page
I Am Beginning to Forget You - Cody Swanson
Self Portrait with Mirrors - Angelika Ejtel
Physically Strong, Mentally Awake, and Morally Straight - Drew Justice
Transitions - Shiela Mahaney
Girl with Glasses - Archana Mehta
Waiting - Danielle Morgan
Creator - Kathryn Reichert
To Identify With More - Aanisah Robinson


The No Big Heads Self Portrait Exhibition is open to all artists. Works must be no larger than 12 inches by 12 inches in any direction, including framing and hanging materials.

JUROR: Christina Seely

Interested in human understandings of time and the natural world, Christina Seely’s expedition based work explores global systems, both built and natural, and finds its home in the conversation between the photographic image and our contemporary relationship with the planet.

Embedded in the work is a dialectic between the surface documentation of representative media and the complex reality that lies beyond that surface – how beauty can suggest the simple and ideal while both subtly reflecting and obscuring an often darker more complicated truth.

An experiential examination of our relationship to time and the natural world makes up the root of her practice. While the work culminates in photographic, textual, collaborative and performative translations it is guided by both the potentials of the photographic medium as an artistic tool and its deconstruction as a dominating cultural syntax.

$1000 for Best of Show
$1000 in other cash prizes

All artist accepted into the exhibition were announced on October 11th after Christina Seely's lecture in Arts room 150.

The Opening reception was held on October 12th, 2017

I got the acceptance notification only on October 13th by e-mail.

art shows │5th Annual South Street Art Festival, October 13-15, 2017, Arlington, TX --Friday 13th (post III)

sold│"Tightly Wrapped In Black Love", 2017,18”x18” Ed. 2/10

The second work of mine has sold at Georgetown Art Center at 10th Art Hop. This piece will remain on view until the close of the exhibition which you can see through October 28th.
The first edition was sold at the Deep Ellum Arts Festival in Dallas in April this year along with the third part from the same series by the same buyer.
Thank you so much for your interest in my work!

art shows │5th Annual South Street Art Festival, October 13-15, 2017, Arlington, TX --Friday 13th (post II)

art shows │5th Annual South Street Art Festival, October 13-15, 2017, Arlington, TX --Friday 13th

art shows │5th Annual South Street Art Festival, October 13-15, 2017, Arlington, TX --12-hour endurance test

This is how I looked like after setting up my booth on Friday, October 13th.  The temperature in Arlington reached 34 degrees Celsius that day. I tried to use my fan to help me breathe while inside the booth. Unfortunately, there was something wrong with my outlet providing electricity. I discovered in what state I was only when I got my first visitors at 3.55 PM; I just followed their eyes.

I would like to thank from the bottom of my heart to a very kind owner of the restaurant on South Street who allowed me to use her bathroom, so I can  refresh myself, and change the clothes.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

art shows│Arts & Ale: A Pop-Up for #TexasArtistsStrong, October 20th, 2017, 6-10 PM, Dallas, TX (donation)

Here is my donation piece for Arts & Ale: A Pop-Up for #TexasArtistsStrong coming up next week.
100% of the sales from the pictured photograph will be donated towards a Hurricane Harvey relief fund for artists. I will also be there at the event to sell a collection of my works- a percentage of which will also go towards the relief fund.
The selection of works available at the Arts &Ale show coming soon.

art shows│Arts & Ale: A Pop-Up for #TexasArtistsStrong, October 20th, 2017, 6-10 PM, Dallas, TX

Join me Friday, October 20th from 6 to 10 PM for an art market to support a great cause.

Little D Markets is teaming up with Better Block Foundation, Fresh Arts, and local DFW artists for Arts & Ale, to host a pop-up market to support the recovery needs of artists in Houston who were affected by Hurri
cane Harvey. The more you shop with the local artists and artisans joining us, the more money that will go towards the relief fund!

A portion of the sales at the market will go towards the Fresh Arts Immediate Disaster Relief Fund. The fund helps individual artists with their immediate recovery needs, including rebuilding of their studio or live/work space.
Find out more about the fund here:


Little D Markets took root in Dallas in 2014 to bridge the gap between local makers and consumers in the city and activate underutilized spaces. Our events bring together art, food and commerce in order cultivate community and support local businesses.

Better Block Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that educates, equips, and empowers communities and their leaders to reshape and reactivate built environments to promote the growth of healthy and vibrant neighborhoods

Fresh Arts is a Houston-based 501(c)3 dedicated to strengthening the sustainability and vibrancy of Houston's arts sector by bolstering the capacity and professional practice of artists and arts organizations and enhancing the public's engagement with the art

hiking&beach holidays in the Sierra Nevada and LA, California 2017│Sequoia National Park, 1st day SEP 4th

hiking&beach holidays in the Sierra Nevada and LA, California 2017│ Eagle Lake Trail --7.2 miles (out and back), Sequoia National Park (Mineral King 7800' elevation), CA, SEP 5th --2nd day

Monday, October 9, 2017

exhibition │Art Through the Lens, Annual International Juried Photography Arts Competition, OCT 14-NOV 25, 2017, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY

I am thrilled to announce that my work titled "Love Is A Word, The Brain- A Metal Box" has been selected for the 2017 "ART THROUGH THE LENS" Annual International Juried Photography Arts Competition, and will be exhibited at the Yeiser Art Center in Padukah, Kentucky, U.S.A. from October 14th through November 25th, 2017.

From the 621 entries, 84 were selected from 21 U.S. States and 5 Nations. Entries that were not selected for the International Exhibition and came from a 100-mile radius of Paducah were automatically included in the jury process for the Regional Showcase, juried this year by Stacey Reason, Executive Director of the Yeiser Art Center. 


The artworks in Art Through the Lens 2017 represent the entire spectrum of photography. From historic processes such as collodion tintype and cyanotype to digitally captured and manipulated images and videos, this exhibition hosts everything from traditional photography to unexpected renditions using photographic processes.


$2,000 in cash awards will be given in the following amounts:
First Place $1,000
Second Place $500
Third Place $300
2 Honorable Mentions, $100 each


Originating in 1975 as the Paducah Summer Festival Photo Competition, Paducah Photo has grown from a fledgling contest into an international juried exhibition. Over the past 40 years, this exhibition has become one of the Mid-South’s most prestigious annual photographic events. To honor its history, the exhibition now exists in two parts: the International Show which features the juror's selection and the Regional Showcase chosen by second juror.

JUROR: Eliot Dudik

Eliot Dudik is a photographic artist, educator, and bookmaker exploring the connection between culture, history, and politics. In 2012, Dudik was named one of PDN’s 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch and one of Oxford American Magazine’s 100 New Superstars of Southern Art. He was awarded the PhotoNOLA Review Prize in 2014 for his Broken Land and Still Lives portfolio, resulting in a book publication and solo exhibition. Broken Land was most recently published as a feature in the July/August 2015 issue of Smithsonian Magazine. Eliot taught photography at the University of South Carolina from 2011 to 2014 before founding the photography program within the Department of Art and Art History at the College of William & Mary where he is currently teaching and directing the Andrews Gallery at the college.


This year's opening reception will be held on Friday October 13th from 5-7pm, and will include light refreshments and the announcement of awards. The reception is free and open to the public. After the reception, there will be a $5 admission to see the exhibition. Proceeds support the Yeiser Art Center's mission to bring exceptional arts educational programming to Paducah. YAC Members and guests under 13 years of age always enter free of charge. 


Located in downtown Paducah, the Yeiser Art Center is a non-profit visual arts organization celebrating sixty years (1957 - 2017) of serving the community through exhibitions and education throughout the Tri-State Region. The Yeiser Art Center is wheelchair accessible. 

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission: $5 for non members, YAC members and children under 13 free.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

in print│ getting ready for fall season 2017, COUPRALUX (fine art printer shop and gallery), Dallas, TX (post II)

I ran proofs of three new works. Usually, I run two 8"X8" proofs on two different fine art papers: Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta and Satin. These are 8"X8" proofs of:

"I Will Dance For You Among Words And Among Butterflies" part I, 2016
"I Will Dance For You Among Words And Among Butterflies" part II, 2016
"Self-portrait With Mirrors", 2017

hic et nunc│ August 14th, 2017 at the frame store

Friday, September 29, 2017

the comment of the day│#11 SURREALIST PHOTOGRAPHERS

exhibition │WANDERING CURVES 2017, OCT 3-14th, New York Center For Photographic Art, Jadite Gallery, NYC, U.S.

I am pleased to announce that my image "On A Flat Wall Nailed By A Scream 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., and will be exhibited from October 3rd through October 14th, 2017 at the Jadite Gallery in New York, NY, U.S.


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.


October 5, 2017 6 - 8PM

Jadite Gallery
413 W 50th St, New York, NY 10019

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday Noon - 7PM
Saturday, October 14 Noon - 3:30PM

Check out "WANDERING CURVES 2017" gallery online:

Check out the NYC4PA website:

Get your copy of "WANDERING CURVES" prize winners catalog:

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

hiking&beach holidays in the Sierra Nevada and LA, California 2017│ Eagle Lake Trail --7.2 miles (out and back), Sequoia National Park (Mineral King 7800' elevation), CA, SEP 5th --2nd day

hiking&beach holidays in the Sierra Nevada and LA, California 2017│ Eagle Lake Trail --7.2 miles (out and back), Sequoia National Park (Mineral King 7800' elevation), CA, SEP 5th --2nd day

hiking&beach holidays in the Sierra Nevada and LA, California 2017│ Eagle Lake Trail --7.2 miles (out and back), Sequoia National Park (Mineral King 7800' elevation), CA, SEP 5th --2nd day

the comment of the day│#10 OLYMPIC QUALITY

in print│ "Love Is A Word, The Brain-A Metal Box" p. I, 2015, 18”x18” Ed. 1/10

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

exhibition │Art Hop 2017 Annual Texas Statewide Juried Competition, SEP 29-OCT 28, Georgetown Art Center, TX, U.S.

I am thrilled to announce that this year three out of three submitted works of mine ("In Spring The Ever Surprised Brows Return" 2016 "I Want To Feed You With Myself" 2016 and "Tightly Wrapped In Black Love" 2017) have been selected for the 2017 Art Hop annual statewide juried competition in photography category (juror : Steven Walker), and will be exhibited at the Georgetown Art Center in Texas, U.S.A. from September 29th through October 28, 2017.
The 2017 Art Hop is a statewide juried art exhibit, organized by Georgetown Art Works.
JUROR in photography category: Steven Walker
Steven Walker is the owner of Modern Rock gallery in Austin, Texas. He fell in love with Austin while touring as the guitarist for Modern English. As a professional musician for over twenty years with the likes of Modern English and Britpop darlings The Auteurs, Steven’s love of photography began while documenting life on the road to ease the boredom that comes with constant touring. After taking a break from life on the road, Steven managed a highly successful gallery in London’s exclusive Chelsea neighborhood dealing with top international interior designers on a daily basis. Steven continued to pursue his love of rock photography. He started shooting bands in his home town of London and soon became a published photographer. Over the years Steven amassed a wealth of experience in the world of rock and roll, in gallery management and rock photography.
Show Location:
Historic district of Georgetown, TX
Participating venues:
Georgetown Art Center & Georgetown Public Library
The Art Hop Reception will be held on Saturday, September 30th at 2PM. It's a Progressive Reception that will start at 2PM at the Georgetown Public Library. The reception will move to the Georgetown Art Center at 3:15 PM. The Art Center will not be open until 3:15 PM. By having a progressive reception, all the guest can enjoy all the selected artworks in the Exhibit. Award Ceremony will be held at 3:45 PM at The Georgetown Art Center.
Visit the Georgetown Art Center website for further information: