Monday, December 25, 2017

2017 in review│14 EXHIBITIONS (including my FIRST SOLO SHOW)


This year, I definitely submitted my works to more prestigious, more recognized and more competitive group exhibitions than last year. I decided to limit the exposure in group exhibitions at different art galleries through the U.S. for many reasons, the most important reason being that it's very time consuming, and not financially rewarding (non refundable submission fees to have your work juried, shipping cost on the behalf of the artist, sometimes even repacking fee if your work doesn't sell), although a few of my works sold at art galleries while being on display. Also, I tried to have my works included specifically in photography medium shows rather than all kind of possible mediums.



January 6-January 30, 2017 
"Petit Deux-Exhibition of Smaller Sized Art", Emerge Gallery, Saugerties, New York U.S.A.

January 18-March 3, 2017
"Celebration of Texas Art 2017", Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, TX, U.S.A.

January 21-March 4, 2017
"PHOTOWORK 2017: 30th Annual National Juried Photography Exhibition", Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York, U.S.A.


January 31-March 30, 2017
"Arts in Harmony 2017", The Elk River Area Arts Alliance, Blaine City Hall, MN, U.S.A.

February 1-April 2, 2017
"GOOD BOKEH: Juried Photography Exhibition", Dab Art & H Gallery, Ventura, CA, U.S.A.

March 4-22, 2017
"And They Say of Her Woman"-solo exhibition, Art 7 Gallery, Fort Worth, TX, U.S.A.

April 19-23, 2017

"2017 Thin Line Photography Festival", Denton, TX, U.S.A.

  
May 4th, 2017
"All About Photo Awards 2017—Winners Exhibition via Daylighted", San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.

August 2- 27, 2017

"PAPERWORKS 2017 Winners Exhibition", B.J. Spoke Gallery, Huntington, NY, U.S.A.


September 29- October 28, 2017

"2017 Art Hop Winners Exhibition", Georgetown Art Center, Georgetown, TX, U.S.A.


October 3- 14, 2017

"WANDERING CURVES 2017", International Photographic Contest of New York Center For Photographic Art, Jadite Gallery, New York City, NY, U.S.A.

 

October 12-November 3, 2017

32nd Annual "NO BIG HEADS", national juried self-portrait competition of limited size ", Hugh McPeck Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A.

 

October 14-November 25, 2017

"ART THROUGH THE LENS”, Annual International Juried Photography Arts Competition, Yeiser Art Center, Padukah, Kentucky, U.S.A.

 

November 29 – December 1, 2017

"1st Annual Juried IAA PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION", Irving Art Center, Irving, TX, U.S.A.

 

from my guestbook│ from page 26


hic et nunc│"The Nutcracker" by Texas Ballet Theater, December 24th, 2017, Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, TX (post II)


hic et nunc│"The Nutcracker" by Texas Ballet Theater, December 24th, 2017, Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, TX


It's been my Christmas "must-see" for last three years. Always by Texas Ballet Theater, always at Bass Performance Hall, always at FortWorth.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

from my guestbook│ from page 23


I met them all│ encounter with Sarah, December 23rd, 2017, The Wild Detectives, Dallas, TX

It was the fastest fulfillment of the Christmas order ever! Sarah contacted me this morning about my work that she and her sister saw two months ago at one of my art shows. She wanted to make a gift of it for her sister who absolutely loved the piece.
When I found out about it, I jumped to my feet, and within a few hours she became the proud owner of one of my most in demand works: 3rd edition of 12"x12" print titled "On A Flat Wall Nailed By A Stream Of Light" part I. Sarah was very happy to have that one because number 'three' has a special meaning in her family.
Sarah, it was an incredible pleasure to have met you! I wish for my works to find more such beautiful 'homes' like yours; like you are...

Friday, December 22, 2017

2017 in review│22 ART SHOWS& ARTs FESTIVALS

I can't believe that the number is exactly the same like last year: 22 art shows and arts festival in 2017!
1/
UPTOWN DALLAS
JANUARY FIRST FRIDAY
January 6, 2017
5-8 PM
SPACES McKinney Avenue
Dallas, TX
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2/
HIGH ASPIRATIONS
February 11th, 2017
7-10 PM
Fort Worth
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3/
23rd Annual DEEP ELLUM ARTS FESTIVAL 2017
April 7-9, 2017
11 AM-9 PM
Dallas, TX
www.deepellumartsfestival.com
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4/
Crockett Creates
April 15, 2017
12 PM-8 PM
Fort Worth, TX
http://www.west-7th.com/event/crockett-creates/
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5/
First Friday SPACES
May 5, 2017
4-7 PM
Dallas, TX
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6/
ALLEN ARTS FESTIVAL 2017
May 12-14, 2017
Allen, TX
http://artsfestival.allenartsalliance.org/
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7/
ART ON THE GREENE ARTS FESTIVAL
May 26-28, 2017
Arlington, TX
http://www.artonthegreene.com/
8/
CHOCOLATE&ART SHOW
July 13-14, 2017
8 PM-2 AM
Dallas, TX
http://chocolateandartshow.com/
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9/
MADE FESTIVAL
July 30, 2017
12 PM-5 PM
Stage West Theater
Fort Worth, TX
http://stagewest.org/music-arts-drinks-eats-made-festival-4
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10/
First Friday SPACES
August 4, 2017
5-8 PM
Dallas, TX
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11/
"These are my friends"
ART TOOTH Anniversary
August 12, 2017
5 PM- 12 PM
Shipping&Receiving
Fort Worth, TX
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12/
ART WALK WEST 2017
September 16th, 2017
11 AM-5 PM
Dallas, TX
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13/
DE SOTO ARTS LIVE
September 30th, 2017
Noon- 9 PM
De Soto, TX
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14/
5th ANNUAL SOUTH STREET Art Festival
October 13-15, 2017
Arlington, TX
http://www.southstreetartfest.com/
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15/
ARTS&ALE
pop-up for #texasartistsstrong
October 20th, 2017
Dallas, TX
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16/
ARTSGOGGLE
October 21st, 2017
Noon-10 PM
Fort Worth, TX
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17/
HUFFINES ART TRAILS
October 28-29, 2017
Richardson, TX
http://www.huffhinesarttrails.com/
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18/
TURTLE CREEK FINE ARTS FESTIVAL
November 11-12, 2017
Dallas, TX
http://turtlecreekartsfestival.com/
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19/
ART MART
November 17-19, 2017
Bath House, Dallas, TX
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20/
HOLIDAY ART BAZAAR
December 2nd, 2017
12 PM-9 PM
McKinney, TX
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21/
THE LAUGHING WOLF ARTS WEEK
December 3rd, 2017
3 PM- 7 PM
Irving, TX
http://www.thefashionopera.com/the-laughing-wolf-arts-week2…
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22/
COWTOWN INDIE BAZAAR
December 9th, 2017
11 AM-5 PM
Fort Worth, TX
https://www.cowtownindiebazaar.com/

from my guestbook│ from page 23


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

awards │IPA~Intl's Photography Awards, People, Self-portrait, 2nd Place Award, OCT 4th 2017, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.


awards │IPA~Intl's Photography Awards, People, Self-portrait, 2nd Place Award, OCT 4th 2017, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.





awards │IPA~Intl's Photography Awards, People, Self-portrait, 2nd Place Award, OCT 4th 2017, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.


awards │IPA~Intl's Photography Awards, People, Self-portrait, 2nd Place Award, OCT 4th 2017, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.


I'm thrilled to announce that my work titled "Self-portrait With Mirrors" has won the 2nd Place Award in the 2017 International Photography Awards (IPA) in the Category People, Self-portrait.
This year, The International Photography Awards received 14267 submissions from over 165 countries.
ABOUT the PHOTO CONTEST
The International Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for professional, non-professional, and student photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today.
Professional, Emerging and Student Photographers are invited to submit their work in the following categories:
- Advertising
- Architecture
- Book
- Deeper Perspective (where photographers are asked to tell the story behind the images they've captured)
- Editorial
- Fine Art
- Nature
- People
- Special (includes digitally enhanced, pets, etc.)
- NEW! Moving Images (5:00 minutes or less)
Photographers compete for the following titles:
- International Photographer of the Year (Pro, $10,000 cash prize)
- Discovery of the Year (Non-Pro, $5,000 cash prize)
- Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year (Pro or Non-Pro, $5,000 cash prize)
- NEW! Moving Image Photographer of the Year (Pro or Non-Pro, $2,500 cash prize)
BEST OF SHOW SELECTION
Each year, the IPA will invite an established curator to select 40-50 images from both the professional and non-professional pools of first, second, and third place winners to be exhibited in an exclusive show in New York, during the week leading up to the Lucie Awards gala. The Best of Show will then travel to various countries to be included in photo festivals, galleries, and other photography related events.
PUBLICATION
In addition, the work of all winners will be published in the high-quality, full-color International Photography Awards Annual.
JURY PANEL
is comprised of
GALLERISTS, PHOTO EDITORS AND DIRECTORS, ART COLLECTORS, AND OTHER PHOTOGRAPHY LUMINARIES
N.B.
International Photography Awards announced the prize winners of its 2017 Photo Contest on October 4th, 2017. I'm late with sharing this news publicly. Pardon me!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

art shows │COWTOWN INDIE BAZAAR December 9th, 2017, 11 AM- 5 PM, Fort Worth, TX

Join me for my last art show this year!
Cowtown Indie Bazaar is Fort Worth's #1 handmade holiday shopping destination, bringing a collection of 70+ local handmade artists, makers, and vintage curators together under one roof for all of your holiday gifting needs. Find home decor, kids items, jewelry, bath & body, woodworking, fiber arts, pottery, paper goods, and more.
Goody Bags filled with handmade goods from a selection of participating artists go to the first 40 people in line!
Photo booth, lounge, food, bar, visits from Santa, and free make and take!
Admission is $3 purchased in advance or $5 at the door. Purchase tickets at www.cowtownindiebazaar.com/shoppers
View the artist/maker line up at www.cowtownindiebazaar.com/maker-artist-line-up
Cowtown Indie Bazaar is sponsored by Etsy and Alice's Table DFW

hic et nunc │December 3rd, 2017, The Mandalay Canal Walk, Irving, TX (post II)


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

I met them all│ selfie with Amy and Zazi, November 19, 2017, Art Mart, Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX



Sometimes, I have fun at my art shows. When Amy comes to visit me, I ALWAYS have fun. Amy is a lovely sculptor. She creates mythic figures. I met her a year ago at the Bath House Cultural Center at the Art Mart. Once I saw her with Zazu or Zazi (I am not quite sure which one), her little dog, both in pink color, first thing I wanted to do was taking a picture of them. After that, I realized that whenever she appears, there are crowds craving for taking pictures of her.  She is definitely an incredible persona, one of a very few  with whom I felt a connection at first sight.

hic et nunc │December 3rd, 2017, The Mandalay Canal Walk, Irving, TX


art shows │THE LAUGHING WOLF ARTS WEEK, December 3rd, 2017, 3 PM- 7 PM, Irving, TX (post II)


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

art shows │THE LAUGHING WOLF ARTS WEEK, December 3rd, 2017, 3 PM- 7 PM, Irving, TX



The Laughing Wolf Arts Week is an 
exciting three-day weekend of music, dance, fashion, hair, makeup, theatre and more. Stimulate your eyes, ears, and mind with some of the metroplex’s creative artists.

Here is the Schedule:

Friday, DEC 1st - The Art of Sounds, Words, and Music
Saturday, DEC 2nd - The Art of Fashion, Hair, and Makeup
Sunday, DEC 3rd - The Art of Theatre and The Performance Arts

I will be participating as a visual artist only on Sunday, December 3rd.

Here is the schedule for Sunday:

The Human Zoo by The Fashion Opera
Mykel Rose and Nifa Bell for The Mykel Rose Experience

music by
Rebecca Southern
Trey Roach

visual Art by
Volta - ColorSnack
Celebrity Stylist Andrea S. / Andrea S Entertainments
Shannon Rose
Sherrie Thomas
Ribs Street Art
Chelsea Wong
Cody Kisselburgh
Marquiez
Antonio Wingfield
Cory Domio
GwenB / Twizted Project Beauty Bar

Learn more about the event here.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

I met them all│poetry reading with John Leo, November 21, 2017, The Wild Detectives, Dallas, TX

I had a scheduled appointment at 7:30 PM at The Wild Detectives that evening for a free pickup of a print purchased by a beautiful architect from San Antonio, TX. I realized that there was an event starting at the same time which was a poetry reading with John Leo. I love such surprises! I decided to attend it, and took a seat at the first row. I always try to be as close as possible to hear and understand better; English is not my mother tongue. In this case, it wasn't necessary. The poet was incredibly good at "performing" his poetry in front of the audience. I only wish I could have had a better grasp of what message he was trying to convey. It wasn't that important at that moment though. Once he appeared, I saw the ideal of a poet, the one Poswiatowska describes in these words:

"at night -- made oblong by the slender knees of the moon
they come out on a very white light-overgrown hillock
they kneel at the dead bird of silence
they whisper prayers engorged in a tropical pain


above them just opposite the immobile moon
mosquitoes of dread hum on see-through wings
then rain falls -- and home go the poets
toting fledgling words -- under the wet raincoats"


 I was simply enchanted. Sadly, I couldn't find words to express it while speaking to him in person.

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John Leo's writing has appeared in Tinderbox, Entropy, Metatron, and the bathroom stalls of several Indianapolis dive bars. He is an activist and teacher with an MFA from Butler University. You can catch him online at sorrowfulgroanings.com or on twitter @_johnleo.

art shows│ART MART, November 17-19, 2017, Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX (post IV)


art shows│ART MART, November 17-19, 2017, Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX (post III)--preview reception


art shows │HOLIDAY ART BAZAAR Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 12 PM-9 PM, McKinney, TX



Join me this Saturday, December 2nd for my first art show in winter season!
The McKinney Creative Community Art Bazaar is a shopping event and party that will showcase the very best in handmade gifts, apparel, jewelry, home décor, accessories, art, pottery and more!
Hand-picked artists, crafters and designers from near and far will all gather at the McKinney Creative Art Bazaar for pure shopping fun.
This year's Art Bazaar will be held at TUPPS, a microbrewery at The Cotton Mill in McKinney, Texas. TUPPS has a large indoor/outdoor covered event space, bar, stage, games, food trucks and more. TUPPS will also have a Christmas Tree lighting at 6 PM during the Art Bazaar.