Three of my photographs were accepted to the 2014 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series contest!
The series, for emerging artists, is a contest of online submissions for a chance to exhibit work at a BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Artisan Series Mural project in DC, and the grand finale winner receives a solo show a SCOPE NYC in March 2015.
Voting is now OPEN - I need as many votes as possible to be put in the running to be on display in DC in November. Please take a moment to vote on my photos - you can vote as many times as you want. It takes less than 30 seconds - thank you!
Clarified voting instructions: Click the photos or my purple buttons below for each image, which will open your browser's window to another page (Bombay Sapphire's Facebook voting platform), where you then click "Vote for this photo" to register a vote for each photo - you may need to scroll down a little to see that. Just clicking once from here will not register the vote!
You can also purchase the print directly from the gallery at this link. If you'd like to purchase a different size print or canvas of this print, head over to my online store and email me to get started.
Two of my photograph canvases will be on display and for sale at Untitled (The Fold), a group exhibition and silent auction for emerging artists, on Saturday, April 19 from 7-9pm at The Fold in Rockville, Maryland.
Patrons, artists and art lovers are invited to view, bid and socialize with local emerging talent. The event is free an open to the public. Check out the Facebook invite with all the info.
Untitled (the Fold) was created to welcome any contemporary artists living in the DC metro area to exhibit, share and sell their artwork. All proceeds from art sales go directly to the artist. This show represents The Fold's first attempt to open its walls to the community at large.
The Fold's mission is to provide a shared creative and social gathering place for DC Metro visual artists, performers and curators of all mediums. The Fold was conceived out of the passionate desire for constructing a space that eliminates creative restraints - a space where access, convenience, efficiency, elegance and simplicity exist. The Fold is an exciting modular facility; it provides both a supportive studio environment and acts as a multi-purpose venue. As a studio, The Fold gives artists the gift of time and space. As a venue, The Fold is a local and enthusiastic cultural host, providing exposure for performers, musicians, dancers and performance artists. It is a place where collaboration and cross-pollination is definitive, an environment for an artistic community that values flexibility and development.
The Fold is located at 110A Frederick Ave, Rockville MD 20850.
My photography has made its debut on display in NW Washington, D.C.!
An 8x12 canvas of "Jig" is hanging at The Lamont Street Collective in Mt. Pleasant through Thursday, April 17. There it is, hanging! -->
The canvas is on display as part of the Collective's Salon de Libertad, their biannual show of all things art and performance to showcase local talent. I am thrilled to be participating in this open and collaborative space that has established itself as an advocate and propeller of DC-based artists for over 40 years. Read their story here.
"Jig" was taken in 2008 in Barcelona, Spain. The canvas is for sale at the Lamont Street Collective and also through me.
As part of the event, I will also be showing an interactive improvisational dance performance in the late afternoon.
Salon de Libertad is an all-day event happening from 2-11pm on Saturday, April 12 at Lamont Street Collective, 1822 Lamont St. NW.
Help me get published by National Geographic!
I submitted these two photos to National Geographic's "I Heart My City" photo assignment, which celebrates the hometowns of the world. The series invites photographers to"help us experience your city through your eyes. What drives your city’s heartbeat and makes your heart skip a beat? Tell us why you heart your city, and why we all should, too." The best images get selected and curated by NatGeo editors and are published into a feature.
The two images are from a rare personal 4:00am tour of the Washington, D.C. monument grounds on an uncharacteristically warm winter night in December. These American landmarks have such a different feel when they are isolated, alone under the moonlight. In fact, they came to life. Here are their captions.
4 o'clock Lincoln
Upon a very late and uncharacteristically warm night in D.C., I took a 4am stroll to the monuments where I found an isolated, grand Lincoln. It was dead quiet, and striking to see one of our country's greatest memorials alone, like Lincoln was there in his own thoughts, not to be disturbed. We left him there, to be.
Mystery Monument (4am)
This 'mystery monument' lies on the grounds alongside the reflecting pool. It was like this structure was left there to let each person decide what it was celebrating. For me, it was a monument to dance, to structure, and to art everywhere, so I set up the frame and did my own celebration dance inside as a friend photographed.
Please help my photos get some exposure and "favorite" them by hitting the heart and maybe even leaving a positive comment! (You need a NatGeo account to do so but it's free to sign up, and they also send lovely and infrequent emails).
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