Charity Season 2022 is now in effect.
For me, “Charity Season” means that my artworks are now entered in galas and art shows that, if my artworks sell, a portion of the proceeds goes to a specific charity.
And one of my personal charities is Historic Albany Foundation. They do a tremendous job for building preservation and historic architecture. They’ve saved many buildings from 3:00 demolition (you know, someone from the city walks by the building at 1:30, and decides that it needs to be demolished, and at 3:00 the wrecking crane arrives and starts smashing the building into crumbs by 4:30).
I’ve provided my artworks to BUILT for over a decade. It’s a fantastic gala, and the Albany art community is very well-represented. There’s good stuff here.
So this year, I’ve submitted three pieces to the annual art show. All artworks must reflect Capital District architecture.
So that’s what I’ve done. I have three artworks here, all representing Albany County. One from Slingerlands, two from Green Island.
A little bit about them.
WE SERVE WAYWARD STRANGERS
This photo was shot in Albany County, at the confluence of where Kenwood Avenue and New Scotland Road merge into Slingerlands. It’s a triple-award winner – second place at Iowa, second place at the New York State Fair, and second place at the Durham Fair. The print submitted to BUILT is a large print and was previously exhibited at the Altamont Fair.
ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH, GREEN ISLAND
This is what happens when you go outside, it’s snowing like crazy, and you’re trying to superimpose the location of a 125-year-old postcard upon the structure of a corner church. Well, I did it.
And it worked out well enough that … I did it again.
This one picked up an honorable mention at the New York State Fair, and features a vintage “real postcard” photo of an old horse-drawn fire pumper against the foreground of the still-standing McGowan Firehouse in Green Island. That building is now an apartment complex.
So there they are. I’m still waiting to hear if any or all of them have been accepted; but once I find out, I’ll pass the news along to you. BUILT takes place in early November, and it promises to be a really amazing time.
Plus, it never hurts to get a piece of artwork – one of mine, or one of someone else’s – on your wall for your home or office. You can’t go wrong here. Trust me on this.