Starting off 2017

I can honestly say that my political acumen has been... faulty. Since I believe that words matter, it has been a particularly challenging time. I will embrace the tipping point and continue to seek the light at the end of the tunnel.

As for photography, I seem to have generated some interest with my approach to heightened color, as seen in RECENT COLOR. During November and December, I sold 15 works through the Artists' Workshop Gallery. That's very good for me, and exceptionally good for this challenging resident and tourist audience in Hot Springs.

In April, I will be a Featured Artist (along with my friend Tom Seaman) at AWG. At that time, I will first present debut a number of photographs from our trip to Thailand and Japan in November (specifically to Chiang Mai and Kyoto). My search for Zen moments found fulfillment in my embrace of Torii gates. (Yes, I know that Torii gates are Shinto, but I needed the metaphor none the less.) You can get a preview in NEW/ORIENT. 

Now awaiting my first exhibition rejections of 2017: from PhotoSpiva (all photo show at the Spiva Arts Center in Joplin, MO); from Focus 2017 at Perspective Gallery in Evanston IL; and the Delta at the Arkansas Arts Center. I await with bated breath (which, by the way, is not spelled "baited" and harkens back to Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice).  

All for now.