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