The results of Work of Art 2019

So after four ribbons, three of them blue – it’s time to see if my macro photograph After the Rain can hold its own in a full gallery show. And last night … it had its chance, as one of 35 artworks in the 2019 Work of Art gallery fundraiser for the Albany Institute of…

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After the Rain is officially a Work of Art!

Last year, I was very fortunate in that one of my artworks, my infrared photo Infrared Horizon 787 was accepted into the Albany Institute of History and Art’s “Work of Art” show – and the piece eventually sold at that show. So I tried again this year.  I was allowed two submissions, so I chose…

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It’s nice to get feedback (Big E 2019 edition)

Of the five “competition season” yearly photo salons, the Big E provides the most “judge’s feedback.”  Sure, I could track down a judge at one of the other events and ask him or her what he/she thought of my photos, or maybe a judge might check off a reference on a scotch-taped checklist. Since the…

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The big surprise at Durham Fair 2019

Road trip to Durham, Connecticut.  It’s my fifth and final entry for Competition Season 2019, and there are several storylines this time around. For this competition, I entered my macro dandelion photo After the Rain, along with two new entries – my photo of a distressed Grateful Dead-painted Volkswagen Beetle, Brokedown on Maggie’s Farm, and…

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A quick trip to the Big E

It’s Sunday morning and the Big E – the Eastern States Exposition, the largest fair in New England – opened its doors. I needed to make a road trip.  Plus, I needed to test out a newly-acquired film camera. Road trip to Springfield. A few things to remember when going to the Big E.  First…

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My entries for the 2019 Durham Fair are …

The Durham Fair is my fifth and final entry in Competition Season 2019.  And I’ve made a bit of an adjustment as to what I enter in this competition. Please let me explain. At one point in time, the Durham Fair and the New York State Fair’s photo contests shared the same submission dimensions –…

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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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Altamont Fair 2019 photo results…

I changed up my routine this year.  My routine for the first day of the Altamont Fair is to drive over to the Fairgrounds as soon as I possibly could (the second after the clockout whistle blows on my day job), and then eat a meal at Josie’s on the Fairgrounds, and walk into the…

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My 2019 Altamont Fair entries are …

So here’s the deal. The Altamont Fair opens today. And in 2009, I entered my first photos in the Fair’s Fine Arts competition. It wasn’t until 2011 when I earned my first ribbons for my work. by 2013, my photo of an Icelandic sheep, The Jumbuck, picked up my first Altamont blue ribbon.  That was…

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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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