Last month, the Northwest Florida Arts Association sadly closed it’s doors. The final gallery show reception had a wonderfully large turnout and the artwork was amazing. Surprisingly, I won the first place award!
Two of the recent shows I’ve been a part of – The Okaloosa Public Arts organization invited to me participate in the exhibition to celebrate the opening of the new Student Services building at Northwest Florida State College. The art exhibit was by invite only and, (their words, not mine), “an exhibit of the work of our area’s most distinguished artists….” Hmm….needless to say, I was surprised to get an invite, an honored to participate. My three entries are below.
The other show was the “Go Digital” gallery show, held by the Northwest Florida Arts Association. My four entries:
I’m teaching a Pinhole Camera Workshop for the Northwest Florida Arts Association on Saturday, February 26. The class will build a pinhole camera, develop the black and white film, and participate in a “Retro Photo Show” in March at the Art Association’s gallery. If you’re in the area and would like to register (space is limited) or for more info, check it out HERE. It’s going to be a lot of fun. Hope to see you there….
My first workshop. Let me re-phrase that – my first workshop that I’m holding, or is it teaching. Maybe teaching is too strong of a word, I’ve always thought of workshops as “doing” rather than teaching. Not really a classroom experience, it’s more of an “in-the-field” experience. The workshop is being held under the umbrella of the Northwest Florida Arts Association. The premise is Historic Pensacola. So my first thought is Civil War cemetery. With ghoulish delight (or so I’m told), I sought out my first location, St. Michael’s Cemetery.
Shooting in a cemetery, I’ve found, is a delicate balance of achieving what you want artistically and respecting the history of the place and especially those buried there.