So I just heard from San Francisco…

A few months ago, I tried my hand with the the San Francisco Bay Month of Photography competition.  This is truly an opportunity for me to expand out from competing in local fairs and the like.  And in 2014, my elongated photo of a baseball pitcher, The Three-Two Pitch, garnered a Silver Award in the…

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Call for Art: 2020 San Francisco Bay Month of Photography

You know that moment when you’ve turned the corner in your physical recovery from an injury? It happened yesterday. Just for a lark, I looked online to see the dates of my various photo competitions.  And sure enough, the San Francisco Bay Month of Photography competition is accepting entries. I’ve had some success with this…

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And off to the New York State Fair we go …

Syracuse on a Sunday.  I can do this. Today is the day when I find out how my artworks – four photos and three crafted projects – did at the 2019 New York State Fair.  Truly I am a creature of habit.  And truly I have superstitions and routines when I visit any site at…

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The New York State Fair postcards o’ doom are here…

I knew they would be in the mailbox. The postcards o’ doom. All with postmarks from Syracuse. Nine entries – six photographs, three artworks.  Nine little postcards, each one representing nine acceptances or nine rejections, or any combination of the same. Over the past few years, the postcards o’ doom have been a veritable albatross…

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My 2019 New York State Fair entries are …

Ten years ago, I entered my first pictures in the New York State Fair’s photography competition – and one of my pictures, a basketball shot called Action Under the Basket, took an Honorable Mention ribbon. Since then, I’ve claimed three second place ribbons and a first place silk, as well as several honorable mentions for…

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