2021 Thacher Park Nature Show CANCELLED, Trivia Bowl XVII POSTPONED

Apparently COVID-19 hasn’t stopped messing with our world yet. Some time ago, I mentioned that the Thacher Park Nature Show, in which artists can submit their photos and paintings and sculptures for a special gallery show at the Emma Treadwell Center at Thacher Park, would take place. That was until I received this notice. Hello…

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Hey artists – Thacher Park Nature Show is still ON!

I do enjoy the Thacher Park Nature Show, it’s a nice little art exhibit that features’ artist’s takes on nature and our environment. I’ve seen beautiful paintings, photographs, sculptures, carvings, you name it. It just totally impresses. And if you enjoy nature and creating something from it, I wholeheartedly encourage you to participate in this…

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The long, strange trip.

Last year, I captured an image of a worn-out 1974 VW Super Beetle in Old Forge, New York. it wasn’t just any vintage Volkswagen; it was owned by some Deadheads, who decorated the car with Grateful Dead imagery. I took several photos with various cameras, thanked the owners, won an blue at Durham in 2019…

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Last chance for bidding on Chuck Miller’s artworks during Charity Season 2020!

Normally I wouldn’t sit here and trumpet this over and over again. I’d be pacing around the gallery, watching as my artworks get examined and considered by potential art buyers, while I try to not act like a helicopter parent. But this is 2020. The pandemic has replaced the customary one-night bidding event, and now…

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The Super Snowflake Chase, 2020-21

Two years ago, I tried my hand at photographing snowflakes. Or should I say, photographing the little miniature constructs as big, detailed, geometric treasures. The 2018-19 winter was fickle, and I was still trying to set up my snowflake-shooting equipment … a ring flash, focus stacking, a stable tripod… And even with all that, I…

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McGreevy Pro Lab saved my ass. Saved ten years of my ass.

Background. I always give credit to those who have been there for me. That includes McGreevy Pro Lab, a film developer and print shop in downtown Albany. They have been my pro lab of choice for the lion’s share of my Competition Season artworks. They will do whatever it takes to satisfy their customers, and…

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