Posts tagged - Amber Waves

Artlink 17th Annual Juried Exhibition – Opening Reception


Artlink 17th Annual Juried Exhibition – Opening Reception



“Amber Waves” was selected, and you are invited! Artlink’s Opening Reception for it’s 17th Annual exhibition at the Oasis on Grand is on October 15th, 6 to 10 pm. The show will remain in place for Third Friday, October 16th, from 6 to 10 pm.



Artlink’s 17th Annual Juried Exhibition presents the work of seventeen exceptional Arizona artists. A panel of three jurors from the Arizona arts community chose the exhibition pieces from over fifty submissions.

This year’s jurors included Phoenix artist John Tuomisto-Bell, Bentley Projects owner Bentley Calverley, and ASU Art Museum Chief Conservator Dana Mossman-Tepper.

The 17 artists featured in this 17th annual show are Julie Anand & Damon Sauer, Chris Boyd, Carlos Encinas, Page Filson, Valerie Hunt, Sam W. J. Johnson, Ann Langlois, Ann Lillqvist, Harold Lohner, Dan Nearing, Jill Roig, Chris Scott, Lacey Shelton, Lucretia Torva, A.O. Tucker and Joan Waters

Below is “Amber Waves” captured in Goodyear, Arizona.

Amber Waves


Artlink Inc., founded in 1989, is an all-volunteer run 501(c)3 arts organization based in downtown Phoenix. Our mission is to link visual artists, businesses, and the public to better understand, appreciate, and promote the arts, and to further develop a strong, vital arts community.

Below are the partners who make Artlink programs possible

Downtown Phoenix, Inc., City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, CityScape, APS,
Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix Art Museum, The Arizona Republic,
Phoenix Convention Center, Ernst & Young LLP, Dunn Transportation,
The Torosian Foundation, Valley Metro, City of Phoenix Aviation Department,
Support Sky Harbor Coalition, Arizona Center, Downtown Voices Coalition,
Downtown Phoenix Journal , Invexi Web Development, Simply Adam Mann,
Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix Ale Brewery,
Roosevelt Row CDC, Grand Avenue Members Association


No Comments

Candid Photography Exhibit – Opening Reception


Candid Photography Exhibit – Opening Reception

The Herberger Theater‘s Opening Reception for it’s Candid Photography exhibit at the University Club of Phoenix is now on October 22nd, 5:30 to 7 pm. Please note this is the new date, originally the reception was for 10/08.


My wife Connie and I are co-curators for the exhibition. The show is from October 8th thru December 1st at the University Club. Formerly a private residence, University Club of Phoenix still maintains the beauty of a vintage 1920’s home. The club hosts breakfast meetings, luncheon programs, private dinners, weddings, seminars and holiday parties.

Candid Photography

The theme we selected for this exhibit is candid photography.

A candid photograph is a photograph captured through motion mostly, without creating a posed appearance. This is achieved by avoiding prior preparation of the subject and by either surprising the subject or by not distracting the subject during the process of taking photos. (1)

This exhibit, open only to photography is meant to display the opposite of today’s selfie culture. An example of this style may best be seen from the master of candid photography, Henri Cartier-Bresson, famous for the term, “The Decisive Moment”. This exhibit will feature works of photography only.

(1) “Candid Photography In Australia An Interview With Andrew Stark”. Urban Photography Art. 2010.


No Comments

A Taste of Art 2015 Exhibition

06/18/2015 – 07/12/2015

 A Taste of Art 2015 Exhibition

Had two images selected for the A Taste of Art 2015 Exhibition. The exhibit will be on display at The Dairy Center For The Arts in Boulder Coloardo from June 18th through July 12th, 2015.  There will be an Opening Reception on Saturday the 20th of June, from 3 pm to 7 pm. The exhibit venue, The Dairy Center for the Arts, really did begin its life as a dairy!


Food is universal.  We all need nourishment through food (and through art too.)  Boulder’s “foodie” culture creates a rich environment for all types of culinary exploration.  We have excellent restaurants, numerous farmer’s markets, community gardens, a strong locavore culture, many organic growers, and increasing numbers of food industry entrepreneurs.
A Taste of Art is about food, any way you want to look at it. The exhibit will show original art in multiple mediums.  It is open to living artists of all ages, who within the United States.
“Art related to food” is up to you to create. It might show growing, harvesting, preparing, enjoying, sharing, or celebrating. It might be protest art. It might be a classical still life or a cutting edge work using unexpected methods and materials.  It might be cheerful or ravenous or angry or funny.  Snack food, comfort food, ethnic food, kid food, your favorite food, “bad” or “good” food? It is all up to you, the artist.  What do you want to express about food?

About the Dairy Center
Founded in 1992, the Dairy Center for the Arts is a multi-disciplinary non-profit cultural arts organization housed in the historic Watts-Hardy Dairy building, which once operated as a dairy storage and processing plant. Since 1997 when The Dairy’s 3 galleries were built, the organization has grown in recognition throughout Colorado, the United States and internationally. In addition to the galleries, The Dairy is home to 3 live performance theaters, an art house cinema, 3 dance studios, several music studios and classrooms, and 15 premier resident arts organizations. In 2014, The Dairy was visited more that 200,000 times by patrons who came to experience visual art, artists’ talks,  dramatic theater, poetry, live music, dance and film and attend classes, workshops and seminars.

A Taste of Art Festival Events

  • Thursday June 18: The Art of Plating and Artful Hors-d’oeuvres competition
  • Friday June 19: The Artful Chef artist and chef team competition
  • Saturday June 20: Gallery Exhibit opening event followed by film screening (American Wine Story) and wine tasting
  • Sunday June 21 (Fathers Day): BBQ, Blues and Brews celebration
  • Exhibit dates: June 18 – July 12, 2015
  • Exhibit final day: July 12, 2015



The image “Strawberry & Cream” (photo info: 90mm, 1/60 sec, f/9, ISO 200).

Strawberry & Cream



The image “Amber Waves” captured in the West Valley (photo info: 45mm, 1/320 sec, f/9, ISO 200).

Amber Waves

No Comments

All Art Arizona 2015 Exhibit – Art Intersection

06/02/2015 – 07/18/2015

All Art Arizona 2015 Exhibit – Art Intersection

One of my photos was selected by the Art Intersection to be displayed at the All Art Arizona 2015 Exhibition from June 2nd through July 18th. The Art Intersection is located at 207 N Gilbert Road #201, Gilbert, AZ 85234. There will be an Opening Reception on May 30th (Saturday Evening), 6 – 8 PM. The reception is open to the public.

Art Intersection

Art Intersection celebrates all forms of visual art with this juried exhibition from Arizona artists.

The annual All Art Arizona is a 7-week exhibition creating opportunities for visual artists of all experience levels to complete their artistic process and bring their work before a public audience.

On exhibit are many forms of visual art from Arizona artists featuring different mediums of painting, drawing, fibers, mixed media, photography, and sculpture. Come and enjoy this exhibition juried by the Art Intersection curatorial staff.





The image “Amber Waves” was captured in the west valley. Will be mounted on a 24 x 36 x 1.5 Standout Mount.

Amber Waves - All Art Arizona 2015 Exhibit - Art Intersection post

No Comments

Visions: The West Valley Through Your Eyes – Arts HQ Exhibit

01/08/2015 – 02/09/2015

Visions: The West Valley Through Your Eyes – Arts HQ Exhibit

Three of my photos were selected by the West Valley Arts Council to be displayed at the Arts HQ Visions: The West Valley Through Your Eyes Art Exhibit from January 8th through February 9th. The Arts HQ is located at 16126 North Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ 85374. There will be an Opening Reception on January 8th (Next Thursday Evening), 5 – 7 PM. The reception is open to the public.

The Official Headquarters

The Arts HQ is destined to become the West Valley’s gathering place for artistic inspiration, and will serve as the official headquarters for arts and cultural information for our region’s residents and visitors. The Arts HQ consists of 2,500 square feet of gallery space – plus an outdoor courtyard – connected by a covered breezeway. These flexible spaces allow for a multitude of arts and cultural events, and can be adapted to meet various visual and performance requirements.

Arts HQ - Art Exhibit post


The image “Power Demons” was captured near the Estrella Mountains.

Power Demons - Visions: The West Valley Through Your Eyes - Arts HQ Exhibit post


Below is the image “Amber Waves”, featuring my wife, and my muse. Created in one of the remaining farm fields in Goodyear Arizona and only a short distance from where I grew up.

Amber Waves - Visions: The West Valley Through Your Eyes - Arts HQ Exhibit post


The image “I Can See It From Here” is one of the remaining Burrowing Owls that make Goodyear home.

I Can See It From Here - Visions: The West Valley Through Your Eyes - Arts HQ Exhibit post

No Comments

New York Center For Photographic Art – Portraits 2014


New York Center For Photographic Art – Portraits 2014


My image “Amber Waves” has been selected by juror Ellen Denuto as an Honorable Mention in the New York Center For Photographic Art – Portraits 2014 Call for Entry. Over 660 images were submitted for the exhibit. The image will be seen in both the online gallery and the catalog.

Below is from the original Call For Artists:

The New York Center for Photographic Arts (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, iphoneography, encaustic, black and white, etc.). Winners will receive $3,000 in cash awards and be featured in a New York Gallery Show and on the NYC4PA Online Gallery. 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 in April 2015, at the New Century Artists Gallery in Manhattan’s Chelsea gallery district. In addition, an exhibition catalog of the group show will be available.


JUROR: Ellen Denuto

Ellen Denuto has been creating photographic images since she was a child.  She found her voice with the camera and won Best in Show when her mother entered an image of hers in a major juried contest.

Early in her career, Ellen formed professional affiliations with the Minolta, Agfa and Ilford Corporations, as guest speaker and contributing photographer for their product publications and trade shows.

An original contributor for The Image Bank, founder Larry Freed selected a body of her personal images to be part of his International Collection.
An exhibition at The Lever House Gallery in NYC, reviewed by Fred McDarrah (Village Voice), named Ellen “A brilliant punk fashion photographer to watch”.
As a result the NYC Art Directors gave Ellen assignments for FOTO, Darkroom Photography, GRAPHIS, Minolta Mirror, Japanese Playboy and others. Her photograph “Nick and Gigi” became the face of the new generation of photographers on the poster AMERICAN VISION for NYU’s Washington Square Gallery exhibition of the same name.

Ms. Denuto is a juror, guest speaker and workshop leader for ASMP, PWP, PPA, SOHO Photo, and various Colleges and Universities. She is also VP of ASMP in her home state of NJ.

She is currently instructing in classes that include  “The Digital Portfolio Project” for New York University, and “The Classic Nude” for The Hallmark Institute of Photography


Below is the image “Amber Waves”, featuring my wife, and my muse. Created in one of the remaining farm fields in Goodyear Arizona and only a short distance from where I grew up.

Amber Waves - New York Center For Photographic Art - Portraits 2014 post

No Comments

Goodyear Art of Cultures Exhibit

06/03/2014 – 09/30/2014

Goodyear Art of Cultures Exhibit

Three of my photos were select to be displayed at the new Goodyear Branch Library from June 3rd through September 30th. There will be an artist reception on Friday, June 27th from 5-7 pm, please attend! The Goodyear Branch Library is located at 14455 W Van Buren, Goodyear, AZ 85338.

Below are the three pieces of art that were selected. The exhibit will include 17 different art pieces from seven different artists. The theme “Art of Cultures” is an effort to further showcase the diverse and vibrant cultures that comprise the West Valley that will be promoted at the “Art of Cultures” festival.

Amber Waves
This late afternoon photo of my wife walking thru a field of grain was captured on one of the remaining farms in Goodyear. Captured on May 21, 2013 at 05:36 PM. The image is framed in a black gallery frame 24 x 30 and is listed at $395.

Amber Waves - Goodyear Art of Cultures Exhibit post


Stairs To No Where
A photo from the inside of the Phoenix Trotting Park, a horse racing track, that was originally built in 1964 in Goodyear. It opened in 1965, but was only open for around 2 and a half seasons. Image was captured on July 28, 2013 at 12:41 PM. The image is framed in a black gallery frame 24 x 30 and is listed at $395.

Stairs To No Where - Goodyear Art of Cultures Exhibit post


Burst Of Cotton
A macro photo of a cotton boll that has opened. Image is from one of the cotton farms in Goodyear. Paul Weeks Litchfield of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company brought cotton production to the area around Phoenix before World War II. Image was captured on September 15, 2013 at 08:29 AM. The image is framed in a black gallery frame 24 x 24 and is listed at $345.

Burst Of Cotton - Goodyear Art of Cultures Exhibit post


Well, all good things must come to a end, and this is the end of our post for the Goodyear Art of Cultures Exhibit. Adios!