My entries into the 2020 Artful Evening

I’ve participated in the Albany Institute of History and Art’s “Work of Art” (now known as “An Artful Evening”) twice; last year with my drenched dandelion photo After the Rain, and prior to that with my infrared image Infrared Horizon 787This year’s event will honor my fellow Hamilton College classmate and blogroll denizen (and all around nice person) Amy Biancolli, so I need to make sure my entries this year are tip-top.  If either of these images get selected for the gallery show, I will be very pleased.

First ball up for submission is…


Five Tickets to Ride Day and Night. AGFA Clipper Special f/6.3 camera, Kodak Instamatic Gold 200 film (two rolls) and Kodak Verichrome Pan B&W film. Photo (c) Chuck Miller, all rights reserved.

The crazy thing is, this picture is getting so much love in the art shows, which is a twist from what I’ve tried to do with it in “competition season.”  Well, that, and there really hasn’t been a “Competition Season” in 2020 (thanks a pantload, COVID-19).  But what this image has snagged so far has been nothing short of impressive.  A 2nd place at the Durham Fair last year, and this year it’s a Photo Regionals Honorable Mention.

My other entry (I am allowed a maximum of two) will be…


Washington County, 2:30 a.m. Nikon Df camera with ultrawide lens. Photo (c) Chuck Miller, all rights reserved.

Yep yep, my “triple blue” photo (three blue ribbons in competition) will go for a gallery shot this time around.  And to make sure that this image wows everybody, I placed an order this morning with ArtBeat Studios to have this produced as an acrylic image.  That, and ArtBeat was running a 20% off acrylic prints sale, so there’s that. 😀

I submitted both images, along with my bio and my entry form, to the organizers this morning.

Now I wait.

I know I haven’t gotten out there and photographed as much as is my usual wont.  But these gallery shows are helping me stay motivated, because you know damn well that the more I stay motivated, the more creative I get.

And I can sure bounce with some “creative” if it exists.

So let’s do this.