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Showing posts from March, 2007

Erotica 2007, and other exhibitions

I received official word that one of my photos placed 3rd in the first juried show held at the MOCA gallery in Georgetown. Small cash prize, that is always nice.

The show is hosting a closing party tomorrow night.


The two pieces I had in the show are at the far right of this photo. The top one is the one that received 3rd place.

And while that show is coming down a new one is going up:

UNcover Erotic Art Exhibition Opens tomorrow night: March 30 & 31, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I have seven prints hanging in this show.

And mark your calendar for the great event known as Artomatic - the big Opening Night for this event (500 artists, live performances, food, drink, film, you name it they'll have it) is Friday April 13th. The show will be up for a month, and is located in Crystal City with ample parking AND close to a Metro.

FRIDAY APRIL 13th, Gallery opens to the public at 3 p.m., more information about opening night special festivities will be posted as they are announced.


The sorry state of art education

I suffer from this affliction - slight brain damage if you will - where I go through life thinking that everyone else thinks and feels pretty much the same way I do. And then when confronted with Reality it's usually shocking. I forget that people are coming at things with different attitudes and ideas.

There are big things like the whole George Bush debacle (which I still can't wrap my head around) to little things (you actually watch American Idol? and like it??) on which I made my opinion and moved on. (In this case they are both crap. Not the point. Anyways...)

I'm a very surface person. Shallow if you will - it's one of my faults and I recognize it. I run through life at 100 miles an hour and I don't take the time to go any deeper into things. If it doesn't catch my eye I'll just dismiss it and move on.

I can do it, I can find something more to say about a subject other than "it's crap" or "I don't like it" - I …

SXSW recap

Austin and SXSW was fun and exhausting - but I figured as much. I'm glad we went - we met a lot of bands and got a lot of good tape (interviews were great, covering bands in the clubs probably not as good due to less than stellar lighting) and probably enough material for a new DVD just on SXSW. But if we did it again I'd suggest spacing out the tapings. Some days we had our first one scheduled for 10 a.m. and our last one at 1 a.m. Needless to say we never made the 1 a.m. shoots. We either need to schedule a couple hours in the middle of the day for naps or hook each of us up to an intravenous caffeine drip in order to still be going in the wee hours of the morn. We're old. We get tired. And even with Red Bull it's hard to make it to midnight when working all day.

SXSW is just a crazy scene with so many people and so many bands playing everywhere at once. It was serious sensory overload. Every club on 6th street had bands playing all day long - as well as t…


Today I finished matting and framing my prints for the UNcover Exhibition and spent a long time getting them packaged for shipping. After investing all that time and money into making the prints I didn't want them to be damaged in transit.

Plus any that don't sell will be shipped back to me and I need to include enough supplies to insure that they also survive the return trip.

(I've had work damaged by galleries before. After I received my work back from one show I just threw away the frames - the prints were fine but the frames were so banged and scratched up that I couldn't use them again. That's not fun and I don't like wasting money like that.)

I've never sent so many prints out of state before - they are seven in this show - and while I'm really honored to have so many on display I'm still in shock over the shipping fees.

(Extra-large, heavy boxes - fragile - that require crazy insurance coverage. On top of all that you have to pre-pay return shipp…


Cleaned off all the studio equipment and started taking some photos today. More this afternoon. And tonight. And hopefully tomorrow.

All Access, Baby!

Press pass confirmation this morning, and airplane tickets purchased about two minutes ago.

YEAH! I'm going to SXSW!

Nothing like a little last-minute travel. This is going to be FUN!

Lunar Eclipse?

I bundled up the kids and we trekked over to the highest spot in our neighborhood - the roof of the parking garage at the college.

And we watched the sun set. And waited for the red moon while the wind picked up.

And watched the clock. And the clouds.

Suffice it to say I have no photos from the eclipse last night, even going out later that night I couldn't see the moon or a single star.

Try again in August.

Scissor Sisters

Tonight at the 9:30 Club. We "interviewed" them and they did a little karaoke with Rufus.

Pancake Mountain  - more photos