June 2016

My work is featured in the group exhibition “Out for Summer Vacation” at the Art7 Gallery in Fort Worth. The reception is Saturday May 14th from 6-8pm  “Out for Summer Vacation” is the third group exhibition of 2016 for ART7 Community Gallery. The show displays over 30 works that address summer vacation, road trips, and journeys from the beach, to mountains, to the desert.

Other participating artists include:

Scott Parker, James Humphrey, Jinx Burk, Marcia Schorer, Cynthia Lewis, Anne Hardy, Aubry Guthrie, Lynn LaRose, Gareth Perry, Michael Horvath, Erin Miller, Angela Carbone, Lamberto Alvarez, Anne Longo, Lou Chapman, Britt Stokes, Diane Durant, Nataliya Scheib, Edgar Miller, Kim Robbins, Mary Morgan, Lee Hill, Alyson Appleton, Linda Smith, Raymond Rains, Diane Walker- Galdney, Vicki Owen, Avery Kelly, Jan Dorris, Terry Muse, Linda Popple, Robert Drew. (from artsgroupsdfw.com)
ART7 Community Gallery
820 Currie Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Mom and brothers before Easter dinner 1982, 2015, Archival Inkjet Print


Two of my images,”Mom and brothers after Easter Dinner 1982″, and “Mom and David’s first birthday cake”,both from the series Screen Captures, will be included in the Photography NOW! exhibition at the Umpqua Valley Arts Association.

The Umpqua Valley Arts Association is located at 1624 West Harvard Avenue, Roseburg, OR . The exhibit runs from May 6 through July 8, 2016, with an opening reception on Friday, May 6, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

The juror for Photography NOW! was photographer, curator, educator, and arts director Laura Valenti.

During the Spring Board meetings this week, the Texas A&M Board of Regents promoted me to Associate Professor of Fine Arts with Tenure.  Thank you to all of those who supported me, especially during the process of putting together my tenure packet.


Thursday, April 7, 2016 –Saturday, May 7, 2016

Opening:  Thursday, April 7, 2016; 7-9pm

Gallery hours: Monday – Thursday 10-4pm and by appointment

Pierro Gallery of South Orange, South Orange, NJ

“..the reality of what we see and what we know is never settled…” John Berger

Photographers don’t always present straight forward images of what they see. This exhibition examines how the evolving techniques of photographic manipulation have allowed photographers to create alternate realities, new identities, convey messages and tell stories in our tech savvy world.  As a title, ‘Untitled.jpg’ refers to the way we save files electronically. Using the familiar technical  term for the title of this exhibition leaves viewers free to project their own meanings on the works of art while at the same time it references the vast digital photographic material available to artists today. Guest curators Meghan Maloney and Wannita Makaroon from the Seton Hall Graduate program in Museum Professions have chosen nineteen artists who use a variety of techniques to transform their photographs into new works of art.   In some ways, the artists’ methods have become metaphors for the uncertainty surrounding us today, underpinning an ambiguity about how willing we are to believe what our eyes see.

Artists include: Jeff Beekman, Christopher Brown, Ron Brown, Rina Dweck, Robyn Ellenborg, Jean- Marie Guyax, Allison Harrison,Tara Hutton, Chris Ireland, Kathleen Kirchner, Janet Kolstein, Mansa Mussa, Dawn Reilly, Nuttawut Siripala, Shawn Smith, and Jing Zhou. (from website)

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