Sunday, March 28, 2010

How I Will Die and Everything has its Place

It was a busy art weekend. In addition to going to a two day class to learn Lightroom, I went to two fun receptions. The first was my own show, How I Will Die. It was actually a closing for us. I organized the show and I am super happy with how it turned out. Here's me with my work.

The artists in the show were: (from left to right) Laura J. Bennett, Jennifer L. F. McNichols, David McClain, Rachel Hewlett, me, An Nguyen, Emily Peacock and Matthew Manalo.

On Saturday, the UH seniors had their senior show. Most of this group was in the very first class I taught at UH so it was really cool to see what they've made since then. Here are some of them. Thanks to Monica Kressman for letting me gank her images from her facebook page to use here.

Charlotte Boman

Dena Wallace

Rowan Bigham

Stephanie Gobea

Monday, March 22, 2010

How I Will Die - THIS FRIDAY!

Don't forget! This Friday is a reception for the group show I'm participating in in conjunction with Fotofest 2010 called "How I Will Die." The reception will be Friday, March 26 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Annex Gallery at HCC-SW. The address is 13645 Murphy Road, Suite 250, Stafford, Texas. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Evening with the Artists

I had a table at Fotofest's Evening with the Artists last night. It went pretty well. More people seemed to like my work there than during my actual reviews. It was pretty awkward standing behind a table while hundreds of people walked by and looked though.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Meeting Place wrap up

So The Meeting Place was an interesting experience. Two years ago, I did it for the first time. It was a great experience. People were very enthusiastic about the work and I got my work into a gallery. This time was not as good. The reviews were very mixed, with about half saying the work was too conceptual and the other half saying it was too literal. I'm not sure how it could be both. I was also told that my work is conceptually immature from one reviewer and another asked if I was in therapy. In hindsight, I wish I had not done it this year. I didn't have enough new work to show and wasn't prepared with enough questions for the reviewers. Oh well, live and learn.

One cool thing did happen though. Mary Virginia Swanson, who specializes in marketing was a reviewer. She was super prepared and had already looked at my website before I sat down so she could give suggestions. She thought that it was cool that the blog section was so current because I had my list of reviewers posted and took a screen shot of it during the review. On Tuesday, she taught a marketing workshop. I wasn't able to go, but my friend, Jennifer, said that she showed my blog during the workshop. Awesome!

Time to write thank you notes...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Meeting Place

This Friday is the official beginning of Fotofest Biennial 2010. I'm signed up to do the first session of The Meeting Place which is a giant portfolio review and also starts Friday. Check out my line up and wish me luck!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

New photo

I'm working on a project involving medical supplies as a component of my How I will Die Series. I made this today. I call it Torture Devices.