My entries for Historic Albany Foundation’s BUILT 2017 auction are…

Last year, my plans for attending BUILT were completely derailed.  While my three entries in the 2016 charity art auction sold for very solid prices … I could not physically be at the event, as I was stuck in a hospital, suffering from broken bones in my foot.  Argh. This year is different.  I don’t…

Read More

My night at TRASK 2017…

And Charity Season 2017 has commenced. Three of my artworks – two framed photography prints, The Saratoga and North Creek Railroad and Milky Way at the Corinth Reservoir – and my crate art project, Saratoga Vichy Crate Art Project – were on display at the Canfield Casino in Saratoga Springs, as part of the Saratoga…

Read More

Drop-Off Day for the 2017 TRASK charity art auction

Last minute, last minute, gotta hurry, gotta hurry. Sort of my life story. See, although all three of my artworks – The Saratoga and North Creek Railroad, Saratoga Vichy Crate Art Project and Milky Way at the Corinth Reservoir – were accepted into the 2017 Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation TRASK charity art auction… The event,…

Read More

My submissions for the Saratoga Springs Preservation Society Trask Art Auction are …

For me, as Competition Season 2017 winds down, it’s time for me to gear up for my other favorite “Season” – Charity Season. Charity Season, for me, encompasses many endeavors.  Part of Charity Season involves artistic donations to various auctions and fundraisers.  At the same time, it also involves personal charitable endeavors, such as my…

Read More

The Saratoga Vichy Crate Art Project

While my photography has seemingly plateaued in competition of late, I have been quite pleased by the success of my Crate Art Projects.  Three of them – Honeywell Farms, Hi Norman’s Kill Dairy and Soda Crate Hope Chest – all picked up ribbons and money at the 2017 New York State Fair, which has given…

Read More

My 2017 New York State Fair results

Sunday morning.  It’s time for me to visit the New York State Fair, and find out how my three Crate Art Projects did.  Although my photography did not land on the walls of the Harriet May Mills Art Center for the second consecutive year, I still have artwork at the Art Center – it’s just…

Read More

Postcards from Syracuse … NINE OF THEM

It’s Saturday afternoon and I just came back from a little trip. Oh, looks like the mailman has arrived. Time to reach in the mailbox and … I can feel them. Little cardstocks with postage.  My fingers flip through.  Six … seven … eight … nine of them. The postcards from Syracuse have arrived.  Six…

Read More

Silver Fox Salvage helped me build a bird house

What you see here is a custom-made birdhouse.  This was actually made out of one of the various carrying crates I’ve acquired recently. I wasn’t originally planning on building a birdhouse.  In fact, I’m not really sure what my plans were when I acquired this Canadian Coca-Cola crate. All I know is that when I…

Read More

A table for a Dr. Pepper enthusiast

When I began my latest construction and crate art projects, I purchased various wooden soda carrier crates on sites like eBay and Etsy.  Many of the crates that arrived were of decent quality, and I almost hated to tear them apart. Then came the Dr. Pepper crate.  The seller didn’t measure the unit properly, it…

Read More