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Monday, September 3, 2018

Fall Art Fair Schedule Update


I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but here goes...

It's Labor Day today, and that means that summer is (unofficially) over. There's a silver lining...fall is a wonderful time of year to get out and enjoy the cool, crisp air and visit some of the great art festivals that take place.

Admittedly, this summer's weather has been challenging at times for outdoor events. It seemed as though if liquid wasn't falling from the sky, its vaporized cousin accompanied plenty of heat. There were a few very pleasant days that somehow happened to converge with a weekend, though, and hopefully many more to come this fall.

My schedule has pretty much solidified for the remainder of the year with six events on the calendar (Red Wing is still tentative). This is a great time of the year to start thinking about any redecorating you want to get done before the upcoming holiday season.

Here's where you can find me:

"Evolution" Exhibited at the Minnesota State Fair

The best thing to do at the Minnesota State Fair (besides, perhaps, gorging on copious calories from the requisite corn dogs, cheese curds, and chocolate chip cookies—okay, maybe not) is checking out all of the fascinating artwork displayed in the Fine Arts Center.

My photograph, Evolution, was accepted for display in this year's Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition! Roughly 100 photographs were selected from over 1,000 photography entries which were displayed alongside other art mediums in the state fair's Fine Arts Building during the fair, August 23 through September 3. The state fair exhibit is Minnesota's largest annual juried arts exhibition and accepts entries from artists throughout the state.

I am told that the piece has been purchased, but will remain on display through the close of the fair today (Labor Day). You can also see a larger framed canvas print of this image in my booth at the art fairs I'll be attending this fall.

Monday, May 28, 2018

June Art Fair Schedule Update


I hope everyone has been enjoying the Memorial Day weekend. It's been more than a little warm in Minnesota lately. Summer is definitely here!

I have some great news to share! We were called from the wait list and will be exhibiting at the Edina Art Fair this upcoming weekend. It's a wonderful, high-quality art fair, and I'm always grateful for the opportunity to display my photography there. If you go, you can find me in Booth #107 on France Avenue, just north of 51st Street. My latest work will be available for purchase.

Here's what else I've got on tap for June. It's gonna be a busy month!

New Release – Sensations of Superior

Sensations of Superior – North Shore of Lake Superior near Covill, Minnesota

There are a number of offshore small islands and rocks that dot the landscape of Lake Superior's North Shore. Few are as beautiful is this one, with its lovely grouping of trees, situated several miles northeast of Grand Marais, MN. Given the incredible nature of this place, I am a bit ashamed to admit that I had only visited it one other time (about five years ago) before making this image last fall.

On this recent visit, the conditions were about as good as I could ask for. The sunrise was brilliant, and good-sized waves were lapping at the rocky coast. I love showcasing the energy of the lake in my photographs and choose shutter speeds that convey this feeling in a visually pleasing way. The sun gives this image a strong visual metaphor as it is the source of [almost] all light and energy here on Earth.