Saturday, November 19, 2011

December at Tacoma Art Museum

Tacoma Art Museum
Winterfest 2011
20/20 Identity and Portrait Project -  I am coordinating this event for TAM
come join the fun
December 4th - 2-4
Reception immediately following presentations
Here's the article in the Tacoma News Tribune
Identities, portraits and
a free community festival
at Tacoma Art Museum
Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Nov. 30, 2011
Port Commissioner Clare Petrich,
who will present at TAM's 20/20 this Sunday,

in Croatia with her daughter
 in the 1970's. Courtesy photo.

It’s all happening at Tacoma Art Museum this Sunday: The annual Let It Snow free community festival also includes the second annual 20/20 Identity and Portrait Project, featuring 20 local individuals sharing stories and photographic portraits in anticipation of the major photographic exhibition Hide/Seek coming to TAM in 2012.

The festival ushers in winter with music from bell choir the Rainier Ringers, dance performances from Metro Arts and Grant Elementary students, make-it-yourself pop-up holiday cards or ornaments and more. You can also walk across Pacific Avenue to the new ice rink, co-sponsored by the museum. All museum entry is free during the festival.

Now in its second year, 20/20 gathers 20 community members to present personal stories and anecdotes accompanied by visual portraits. This year presenters include artists such as Lynn Di Nino, Oliver Doriss, Paul Pauper, Peter Serko, Angela Rockett, John Carlton and Ann Meersman; musician Pamela Ryker; playwright Rosalind Bell; theater director David Domkowski; public figures Tim Farrell, Clare Petrich, Dan Fear, Dawn Lucien and Helen Engle; museum directors Jackie Jones Hook and Mary Bowlby; soldier Ben Price; designer John Vlahovich and TAM’s Courtney Vowels

Rosalind Bell - playwright, author
Mary Bowlby - Executive Director - Job Carr Cabin Museum
John Carlton - Photographer, Comunity Activist
Lynn Di Nino - Artist, Arts Advocate
David Domkowski - Tacoma Public Library -
Manager of Community Relations
Oliver Doriss - Glass Artist, Fulcrum Gallery - owner
Helen Engle - National Environmental Activist
Tim Farrell - Pierce County Council
Jacki Jones - Executive Director - Buffalo Soldier Museum
Dawn Lucien - Community Leader
Ann Meersma - Artist
Clare Petrich - Tacoma Port Commissioner,
Tacoma Maritime Fest - founder
Ben Price - United States Armed Forces
Angela Rockett - Artist
Pam Ryker - Musician - Classical Tuesdays - Artistic Director
Peter Serko - Photographer, Arts Advocate
John Vlahovich - Designer - Principle - Vlahovich Design Assoicates

November 2011 - January 2012

Museum Of Glass
Tacoma WA
Transformation - Art Changes a City - with Peter Serko

Just got two pieces juried into the exhibit -

Third Thursday's are free admission from 5 - 8
Third Thursday Artwalk - check it out

Alien Invasion

Museum of Glass

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Whatcom Museum "Fate of the Forest" - press coverage

Seattle Times - August 20, 2011
Got a great review from Seattle Times arts writer, Michael Upchurch for my piece in "Fate of the Forest" at the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, WA (see my post of June 2nd )

"Fate of the Forest" is reviewed in the last two paragraphs of an article re: Elizabeth Colborne - Evergreen Muse.  I was one of only 9 artists out of 200+ in the show who got mentioned.   I'm thrilled!!!!! 

My piece,"Crystal Silence," is a response to everything I find dark and mysterious in our precious forests. There is a quiet majesty in the evergreens guarding our soil, air and wilderness. This inspiration led me to create a piece I felt worthy of the trees we take for granted in the Pacific Northwest.

here's the link to the article
and a link to the list of participating artists in the exhibit

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Gallery Madera - Tripod Series

"Tripod" slide show
Gallery Madera,
Tacoma, WA

Madera Architectural Elements showroom, Tacoma WA
Jori Adkins presenting "Lions in Mineral Forms",
Cheryl Johnson investigating "Gorillas and Friends in Uganda" and
Dayton K Knipher exploring nature "Catch a Glimpse of Mystery"

I created a slideshow of 185 of my images
in locations ranging from  Mexico,the Pacific Northwest,
Colorado, and Florida
My intention was to highlight 24 attributes of nature
 using my photography in my 15 minute segment of the evening.
Great Fun!!!! 
Lots of positive response for all our presentations
Thanks to all who attended!!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Summer 2011 Exhibits

Auburn Arts Commission and
Auburn Good Ol Days
Juried Art Show
3 pieces in this show

"Waiting For the Horses"

"Those Were the Days"

"Longing for the Sea"

Proctor Arts Festival
Juried Art Show
August 6th and 7th
Brilliant Orange was also juried into this show

Kitsap Arts and Crafts Festival
49th Annual Juried Art Show
July 29 - 31st
Pieces that were juried into the show
Excuse Me!! won third place in photography division,

"Excuse Me!!! "  

"Brilliant Orange"

"Hatching Carnivals"

The Schack Art Center
18th Juried Art Show
my name and piece are pictured on the Juried Art page
Main Gallery
July 1 through August 25
This biennial exhibit of Northwest artists
is a well-rounded variety of mediums to
produce an eclectic and visually stimulating exhibit

"Prop at Rest"

Thursday, June 2, 2011

June Exhibits

Whatcom Museum      June 4 - Sept 18 
 In celebration of their upcoming exhibition, Evergreen Muse: The Art of Elizabeth Colborne (1885-1948), the Whatcom Museum is hosting FATE OF THE FOREST an exhibition comprised of Pacific Northwest artists.

Crystal Silence

The reception will be held on June 17th. I will have my piece
 "Crystal Silence" in this exhibit.  Hope to see you at the reception.

Harbor History Museum   June 4 - July 3
 "One Golden Moment"
Also in June two pieces are on exhibit in Harbor History Museum's Maritime Juried Show 4121 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor, Washington
When I delivered my pieces, I saw many fine entries.
This show is definitely a must see event located in the fabulous
new museum in the heart of downtown Gig Harbor.
The reception is Friday June 3, 2011.

Monday, March 28, 2011

April Exhibits

Tacoma Art Museum
1701 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
Volunteeer Exhibit

March 30th - April 12th
Showing "Aquatic Blast - in the Beginning" and "Crystal Silence"

Henry Art Gallery Cafe
Contemporary Art Museum on the UW Campus
15th Ave NE & 41st St
Seattle, WA 98195
April 5th - May 8th
In conjunction with Henry exhibit "Shadows of a Fleeting World: Pictorial Photography and Seattle Camera Club," participants in "Creating Visual Poetry" through the Photo Center Northwest traveled first to the Henry to view the exhibit and then to Kubota Gardens in Seattle to capture images in the spirit of  The Seattle Camera Club.  Resulting photos were juried by Seattle photographer Doug Ethridge - leader of the day long clinic. Each photographer had one image chosen for the exhibit.

Pierce College
9401 Farwest Drive SW
Lakewood, Washington 98498
Pierce Arts at Pierce College
Pierce College Gallery
Highlights works of selected Washington Artists
April 4th - April 29th
Showing "River Run"

Photo Center Northwest
900 12th Ave
Seattle, Washington 98122
Push Pin Show
April 1st - April 17th
5 of my photographs are on display in this exhibit.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sneak Peak

New Artistic Direction
2011 I have taken my photographic art into new territory.  Lack of time has prevented me from updating my website so wanted to share a sneak peak of my work.  Aquatic Blast and Witness Off the Hook are just two of a dozen new pieces just waiting to be unveiled.  Hope you enjoy!!

Would love to get comments of first impressions

2011 and Tacoma Art Museum - Artist Residency

January and February
Tacoma Art Museum - Artist Residency
On January 1 - I began a 4 month photography residency with the Tacoma Art Museum - Mighty Tacoma Exhibit.  This features a number of Northwest photographers in celebration of Tacoma Art Museum's 75 years in the city of Tacoma. TAM is one of the oldest museums in the state of Washington. I am honored to be the in-residence photographer snapping portraits of folks who come to see the exhibit.
I am especially thrilled that I know most of these photographers and have participated in a number of events with several of them.  Fellow photographer Steve Russell,  had his image chosen to be the signature photo for all publicity as well as a huge banner hanging on the south wall of the building announcing the exhibit.  I am especially tickled that - when he snapped his photo - he told me it reminded him of my art.

Also in January, I continued as the official photograher for Classical Tuesdays and, in February, took photos for Alexandra Picard performing with the Northwest Symphony Orchestra

2010 New Directions - Event Photographer

October thru December
Classical Tuesdays
After health issues landed me in the hospital, winding down 2010 was fairly quiet. I decided to take my photography in a new direction when I was asked to be the "official" photographer for Classical Tuesdays in Old Town.  Accomplished flutist, Pam Ryker, is the organizer and director of these free monthly concerts in North Tacoma. October through February, 2nd Tuesdays. Presented by Old Town Business Professionals Association.
 October  Performance
Native American Flutist
 Gary Stroutsos

November Performance
String Quartet
Maria Sampen, Jennifer Caine, Sally Singer and Tim Christie
December Performance
Wine and Song Benefit Concert
Romantic Arias
Charles Robert Stevens, Alexandra Picard and Denes Van Parys

Seattle Civic Band and Seattle Temple Brass Band
In December also filmed In Dulci Jubilo featuring
Seattle Civic Band, Raincity Women's Chorus and Contrast String Quartet - Jo-Ann Christen, Conductor
Seattle Temple Brass Band Stefan Wennstig Bandmaster,
and Seattle Temple Songsters - Ken Lyons, Songster Leader. 
This was a festive Christmas celebration