New York City Student Trip

Slideshow from Tarleton NYC Trip to New York City over Spring Break

My work has been chosen to be included in the upcoming show The Way I see It: Real Life at ART7 Community Gallery in Fort Worth, TX.  The exhibition will be from March 5-April 30 2016. Reception is Spring Gallery Night  on March 19th, 2016 from 6-9pm.  I will be there, becuase it is a great gallery space and it is also conveniently located next to many of my favorite restaurants.  More information on Fort Worth Spring Gallery Night is available at the Fort Worth Art Dealers website.  

Here is the press release…

ART7 invites the public to view the second group exhibition of 2016, titled The Way I See It: Real Life. Works in this show meditate on details of objects and scenes taken from everyday life experiences; from a conversation at a coffee table, to flying through the clouds, or walking through a garden. Still life, landscape and figures dominate the show, with a few abstract works.

All participating artists are from Texas. The Way I See It: Real Life is the second of five themed exhibitions curated from a pool of artists who were accepted after applying to the ART7’s 2016 Regional Juried Call for Artists, juried by guest juror, Nancy Lamb.

The Way I See It: Real Life features works by –

Suzannah Alexander, Mimi Clemons, Chris Ireland, Joshua Markham, Daniel Dryzmalski, Samantha Swayne, Pamela Steege, Cara Moczulski, Scott Parker, Soon Warren, Veronica Ceci, Leigh Anne Williams Hickey, Hillary Dohoney, Marcia Shorer, Michael Gonzales, Avery Kelly, Connie Logan Levsen, Analisa McLaughlin, Jinx Burk, Cuyler Ethredge, Bernardo Vallarino, Kay Wirz, Kate Stipp, Sherri Jones, Robert Drew, Judy Crowe, Lauren Childs, Michele Bock, Janna Tidwell, Rebecca Low, and David Conn.


My work from Search Windows is featured in the exhibition “Contemporary Visions: Landscape” in the 21st Century at Converge Art Online Gallery. Follow the link to see the exhibition here. 

I will be online for an online opening reception and chat
March 3, 2016
7:00 – 8:00 P.M. EST

I am not sure how it will work exactly, but if interested go Converge Art and check it out.

Work from my series Screen Captures is featured in the exhibition “Home” at the Midwest Center for Photography (Wichita, KS).  The exhibition is up February 25 – March 11, 2016, with a reception on Friday Feb. 26 from 7 to 10pm.  The “HOME” exhibition is comprised of images of interpretations on the meaning of home. Photographs of actual images of the places and people at home, details of memory, displacement, or idealized notions of the idea of home. The concept of the exhibition aims to encompass a range of approaches of home from the traditional codes of domesticity, to challenging long-held stereotypes of the family unit.

Exhibiting artists: Julie Calcagno, Chicago, IL; Rebecca Foley, Saint Joseph, MO; Julie Gautier-Downes, Spokane, WA; Juan Giraldo, Chicago, IL; Shane Gooding, Chicaco, IL; Makenzie Goodman, Ventura, CA; Kelsy Gossett, Wichita, KS; Paul Greenburg, Dallas, TX; Chris Ireland, Stephenville, TX; Megan Jacobs, Santa Fe, NM; Danielle Khoury, Fort Worth, TX; David Skidmore, Sister Bay, WI; Alison Smith, Carbondale, IL; Sarah Smith, Canton, NY; Shannon Smith, Tucson, AZ; and Melanie Walker, Boulder, CO.

Home Exhibition – Midwest Center for Photography information


(from left) Brandie Smith, Otoniel Chaine, Chris Ireland, and Nicole Shortes

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I will presenting the lecture “Maker State U.” at FAB Now, a Conference and Maker Expo at Tarrant County College – Trinity River Campus in Fort Worth, TX on Feb. 19th, 2016. I will presenting along with Tarleton students and alumni Brandie Smith, Nicole Shortes, and Otoniel Chaine.

More details on the event here

“The FAB Now Community: calling all makers in North TX. FAB Now is a conference and EXPO for all; we welcome tech & computer folks, artists & artisans, teachers, librarians, entrepreneurs & inventors, cooks & quilters, writers, musicians – yes: ALL!”  – Len Avecilla, organizer



The opening reception of the exhibition, Of Memory, Bone and Myth 7,  will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, in the Col. Eugene E. Myers Art Gallery, Hughes Fine Arts Center. The exhibition is juried by Stephen Perloff (The Photo Review) and curated by Associate Professor Suzanne Gonsalez-Smith, who will give an informal gallery talk at 6:30 p.m. If you are in the area of Grand Forks, ND, please stop by to see my work.

I am grateful to have had my work “Celebrating his First Birthday Cake” selected for the Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition this year in Denton, TX.  My work was also selected for the Coupralax Printing Award.  Here is the press release for the show:

15th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography & Solo Exhibition – East | West Galleries

Department of Visual Arts / Fine Arts Building / Denton, Texas

Exhibition Dates: February 15 to March 9, 2016

Reception & Lecture: February 16, 2016
• 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm / Guest Lecture with Dr. Rebecca Senf
• 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm / Opening Reception

Exhibition History: 2001 – 2016
Established in 2001, and organized by the graduate photography students at Texas Woman’s University and the Photographic Artists’ Coalition (a student-run photography organization), the annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition provides a national venue for the exhibition of artistic expression as seen through the eye of the camera. Each year, a distinguished female curator serves as juror for the exhibition and selects images from entries submitted by photographers throughout the United States. The exhibition is on view to the public at the Texas Woman’s University East | West Galleries every spring. The juror also awards one artist a solo exhibition scheduled the following year in the TWU East | West Galleries.

The exhibition and endowment were established by alumna Christine Shank and a small group of graduate students and named in memory of the mother of Professor Susan kae Grant. Exhibition proceeds fund the Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition Endowment, which supports photography scholarships for future graduate students in the Department of Visual Arts.

About the 2016 Exhibition:
Dr. Rebecca Senf, Norton Family Curator of Photography with joint appointment at the Center for Creative Photography and the Phoenix Art Museum served as juror for the 15th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition. Thirty-seven artists from throughout the United States and Israel were selected to exhibit their work. Artists include, Caren Alpert, Deedra Baker, Mary Ellen Bartley, Tatyana Bessmertnaya, Gema Camacho, JoAnn Chaus, Lauren Christlieb, Barbara Cuirej and Lindsey Lochman, Christine Collins, Hanna Cooper McCauley, Josh Dryk, Rebecca Foley, Alexa Frangos, Julia Freeman, Claire Giroux, Lindsay Godin, Chris Ireland, Darlene Kaczmarczyk, Amanda Keller Konya, Stephen Kleinatland, Julia Kozerski, Isabella LaRocca, Rubi Lebovitch, Lindsey Lochman, Ivan Lopez, Tiffany Milow, Amelia Morris, Lydia Panas, Miriam Romais, Jacinda Russell, Andi Schreiber, Tara Sellios, Richella Simard, Catherine Slye, Nick Smith, Rob Stephenson, and Timothy Wells.

The East | West Galleries are on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building, at the corner of Texas and Oakland Street, TWU campus in Denton, Texas, 76204. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, when the university is in session. Weekends are by appointment only. For directions, please go to the TWU Department of Visual Arts website: The exhibition and lecture are free and open to the public.

For images of the work or biographic information for the artists, please visit or contact: TWU Department of Visual Arts 940-898-2530 or Deedra Baker 316-323-0615 /
Texas Woman’s University

I want to thank Amy Holmes George and the rest of the Board of Directors for electing me to serve on the Board for the Texas Photographic Society. I will begin serving my term in 2016 and will be serving on the Social Media Committee.

Thailand 2015

Just some pics from my recent trip to Thailand, late 2015…