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.



JUROR: ELLEN DENUTO 
VP - ASMP NEW JERSEY

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.

ellen-denuto.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 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.

WANDERING CURVES –THE CURVE CHANGES EVERYTHING

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.

OPENING RECEPTION

October 5, 2017 6 - 8PM
WANDERING CURVES

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:
https://www.nyc4pa.com/geometry-2016-1

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

Get your copy of "WANDERING CURVES" prize winners catalog:
http://www.blurb.com/books/8016283-nyc4pa-wandering-curves-2017

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:
http://www.georgetownartcentertx.org/

Sunday, September 24, 2017

the comment of the day│#9 UNICA




Eng. UNIQUE

You're unique. 
Class, elegance, style.

in print│ "You Have Small Braids Like Spider Threads" p. III, 2016, 18”x18” Ed. 1/10


art shows │DeSoto Arts Live!, September 30th, 12-10 PM, DeSoto, TX


Join me for DeSoto Arts Live ft. Midnight Star this Saturday, September 30th from noon to 9.30 PM!
DeSoto Arts Live is an event designed to celebrate the visual and performing arts. There will be visual artists displaying and selling their work and painting on site, strolling minstrels, children’s activities and a full schedule of musical entertainment, representing various genres, culminating with a special performance by Midnight Star.

Monday, September 18, 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


Eagle Lake is nestled within a high-elevation granite cirque in the Mineral King region of Sequoia National Park. Surrounded by mountain crests, Eagle Lake is a typical glacially-formed lake called a tarn.

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


Distance: 3.6  miles (one way)
Elevation change: 2200 feet~670 meters
Hiking time: Approx. 3 hours one way

The robust hike to the lake climbs 2,200 feet over 3.6 miles and delivers a steady climb with expanding views.

To tell the truth, I didn't expect such long and difficult hike for the second day of my stay in the mountains. My body wasn't simply ready, so the results were quite painful at the evening after a whole day of hiking. I thought I wouldn't be able to go anywhere next day. However, the sore legs wasn't the worse thing that happened to me that day. After coming back to my cabin, I spotted a little scorpion in my bathtub while taking a shower. You know, all scorpions are venomous, they use their venom to paralyze and kill their pray and in self defense. Even small young scorpions can inject you with the same amount of venom as adults. 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

hiking&beach holidays in the Sierra Nevada and LA, California 2017│Venice Beach, Los Angeles, California, SEP 9th (post II)


hiking&beach holidays in the Sierra Nevada and LA, California 2017│Venice Beach, Los Angeles, California, SEP 9th



If you're silly or just snob, and choose places such this one (so called "global tourist destination") in Los Angeles, then you end up to have such pictures from the beach, unless you want thousand other tourists in the background...To be honest, I would rather wander at lonely beaches which matches better my personality, but two years ago while visiting LA our tourist guide gave us 20 minutes to "discover" this place, exactly the time I took just to walk to the beach, take one deep breath looking at the ocean, and return to the bus. This year I returned there, and experiences what Venice Beach is. There is nothing better than feeling things at your own pace.
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Venice Beach, which receives millions of visitors a year, has been labeled as "a cultural hub known for its eccentricities" as well as a "global tourist destination." It includes the promenade that runs parallel to the beach (also the "Ocean Front Walk" or just "the boardwalk"), Muscle Beach, the handball courts, the paddle tennis courts, Skate Dancing plaza, the numerous beach volleyball courts, the bike trail and the businesses on Ocean Front Walk. [Wikipedia]

art shows │Art Walk West 2017 September 16th, 2017, 11 AM-5 PM, Dallas, TX (post II)


I thought today's art show would be a great warm-up as it was the first show from my calendar of art show for fall season, but the heat was taking its toll instead. I would like to thank everyone who accepted my invitation, and joined me for the Art Walk 2017 in West Dallas today. Special thanks goes to Carl, one of my collectors, who made a good deed (and a surprise as well) by bringing a glass of water with ice for me when I was actually suffocating from hot Texan weather in my booth.

Friday, September 15, 2017

hic et nunc│ September 8th, 2017 Long Beach Boardwalk, CA, U.S. (post II)


in print│ "On A Flat Wall Nailed by a Stream of Light" p. II, 2017, 18”x18” Ed. 1/10


hic et nunc│ September 8th, 2017 Long Beach Boardwalk, CA, U.S. (in color)


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



I also learned that sequoias don't die of old age and are resistant to fire and insect damage. Most die by falling over.When I read the last line, my heart smiled. I thought it was such a beautiful resistance to harm the process of healing and then growth. Once again I realized we, human beings, can learn so much from nature.

hic et nunc│ September 8th, 2017 Long Beach Boardwalk, CA, U.S.

You can walk, run, bike or skate along a 5 ½ mile beachfront bike and pedestrian path right on the sand. Wide separated lanes keep walkers and riders safe. It was just before sunset when I took this spectacular walk full of warm colors, fresh ocean breeze and freedom. Yes, I felt like freedom was in the air.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

for the love of books │"The Things Trees Know" (Wisdom of Nature) by Douglas Wood


I stumbled upon this little book at the Giant Forest Museum shop at the Sequoia National Park in California, U.S. during my hiking holidays in the Sierra Nevada.

"For best-selling author Douglas Wood, trees have always been teachers and sources of inspiration. They have bared witness to so much and have weathered so many storms. In The Things Trees Know, through insightful text and lovely pen and ink illustrations, Doug presents a whispering grove full of wisdom. His brief meditations portray the parallels between trees' lives and ours, as well as the knowledge we can gain from them. Walk this wooded trail and find a shaft of sunlight, a ray of hope, a living landmark, and perhaps the answer to a question or two. The Things Trees Know could change your outlook on life." [Amazon]

hic et nunc│ September 10th, 2017 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA, U.S.


the comment of the day│#8 FRANCESCA WOODMAN


hiking&beach holidays in the Sierra Nevada and LA, California 2017│Moro Rock (6,725 ft=2,050 m), Sequoia National Park, 1st day SEP 4th (post II)


hiking&beach holidays in the Sierra Nevada and LA, California 2017│Moro Rock (6,725 ft=2,050 m), Sequoia National Park, 1st day SEP 4th


Moro Rock is a granite dome with a steep 1/4-mile staircase to the top (300-foot elevation gain) located in the center of the Park, between Giant Forest and Crescent Meadow. A 400-step stairway, built in the 1930s is cut into and poured onto the rock, so that visitors can hike to the top.  The spectacular view from the rock encompasses much of the Park.

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

We stopped here for getting some information on trails we chose for the first day. The Sequoia National Park is located in the southern Sierra Nevada, California, U.S.A. It's  the second-oldest national park in the United States. The park is famous for its giant sequoia trees, including the General Sherman Tree, the largest three on Earth.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

hiking&beach holidays in the Sierra Nevada and LA, California 2017│Simple Things, Lake Elowin Resort, Three Rivers, SEP 6th


When I think about perfect holidays, the first thing that comes to my mind is reconnecting with nature. I've realized upon so many years that simple things such as breathing the smells of forest in my lungs, conquering the summit or just contemplating nature are the undeniable sources of my happiness. 

art shows│DEEP ELLUM ARTS FESTIVAL April 7-9, 2017 Dallas, TX-- 2nd Day (post III)


art shows│DEEP ELLUM ARTS FESTIVAL April 7-9, 2017 Dallas, TX-- 2nd Day (post II)



Wearing this outfit with my favourite styling the second day of the festival caused me some trouble. Now, I had to explain not only why I used myself as a subject for my works, but also to pose for random viewers who liked my colorful dress and hair à la Frida. Here you can see my facial expression when this young girl asked if she could take a picture of me because I reminded her of someone from her family, and she wanted to paint me.

art shows │Art Walk West 2017 September 16th, 2017, 11 AM-5 PM, Dallas, TX



Join me for the third annual Art Walk West presented by the West Dallas Chamber of Commerce this Saturday, September 16th from 11 AM to 5 PM!
Begin your journey at Erin Cluley Gallery, 414 Fabrication Street where maps and information will be available.
Hit the West Dallas streets to find artists, artisans, and creative businesses who will open their doors to the public for a day of exploration, art and community-building fun.
The event culminates in a celebratory reception at the art studio of Julia Ousley where guests will enjoy live music and more art.

art shows│DEEP ELLUM ARTS FESTIVAL April 7-9, 2017 Dallas, TX-- 2nd Day


I haven't shared too many pictures from this one, but I feel l should because it was my FIRST big juried arts festival, the biggest one in Dallas, and I was the only one to represent Dallas in photography medium. 

Friday, September 1, 2017

behind the scenes│SOLO show PHOTOGRAPHY IS POETRY, Stage West, Fort Worth, TX, U.S. (post III)


The image is cropped from the bottom where the wall was crammed with tables and chairs (and also a high heavy holder in the left corner with a roll of brown paper that they use for covering the tables, and the piano in the right corner), and at the Opening Night with people eating their dinner.
This is how it looked like on Monday, August 21st, 2017 before I left. I want to remember my exhibition this way.