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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…

Thanks to juror Jennifer Shaw for including my work in A. Smith Gallery’s exhibition “Gathering” this January/Feb.

Exhibition dates | January 8 to February 14, 2016

Reception | January 30, 2016 4 to 7pm

New Orleans Xmas 2014

My work Hold Still is featured in the annual “Punctum” exhibition opening this week at the Photo Center Northwest in Seattle, WA. Thanks to Portland Art Museum curator Julia Dolan for selecting my work.

Here is the information about the exhibit from the Photo Center Northwest website:

This year 30 artists were selected for Punctum: 20th Annual Photography Exhibition. There were 1311 images submitted with 213 photographers in the running. The show will run November 7 to December 19, 2015. The Artist and Awards Reception at Photo Center are Thursday, December 10, 8:30 – 9:30 pm, following Julia Dolan’s lecture at Seattle Art Museum.

Exhibiting Artists: Julie Anand (Phoenix, AZ), Talya Arbisser (Houston, TX), Matthew Arnold (New York, NY), Jennifer Bacon (Seattle, WA), Terri Bright (Greenville, SC), Erin Elyse Burns (Seattle, WA), Patricia Christakos (Cazenovia, NY), Kate Cusick (Janesville, WI), Brooks Dierdorff (Medford, OR), Steven Duede (Belmont, MA), Suzanne Engelberg (Tiburon, CA), Odette England (Hahdorf, South Australia), Shawna Hanel (Boise, ID), Canbra Hodsdon (Boston, MA), Rui Hu (New York, NY), Thomas Hyde (Elma, WA), Chris Ireland (Stephenville, TX), Jack Johnston (Seattle, WA), Elise Kirk (Providence, RI), Kalaija Mallery (Portland, OR), Richard Marshall (Seattle, WA), Alyssa Minahan (Chesnut Hill, MA), Matt Nighswander (Brooklyn, NY), Meike Paniza (Anchorage, AK), Marnae Rathke (Salt Lake City, UT), Ilisa Rissman (Brooklyn, NY), Joe Rudko (Seattle, WA), Nicolo Sertorio (Oakland, CA), Charlie Simokaitis (Chicago, IL), Constance Thalken (Decatur, GA)

Lecture: The Punch of Punctum: Locating Meaning in Photography and the Problem with Objectivity
Julia Dolan, Portland Art Museum
Location: Seattle Art Museum, Nordstrom Lecture Hall
Thursday, December 10 at 6:30 PM
Tickets: $10, $5 PCNW Members, SAM Members, and Punctum exhibiting artists. Purchase Tickets. 

Join Julia Dolan, Ph.D. for a discussion of meaning in photography. Using examples from PCNW’sPunctum and SAM’s upcoming New Topographics exhibition, Dr. Dolan will explore Roland Barthes’ concept of the punctum—or poignant detail—of a photograph, and question the possibility of locating punctum in the seemingly objective photographs made by New Topographics artists. The Artist and Awards Reception for Punctum will follow at PCNW.

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10 October 2015

summer 2015