Thursday, October 28, 2010

Track Life - book under construction







Just a sneak peek to wet your appetite. These images and many more will be gracing the pages of my new book. I am expecting to have it ready for preorders in about two weeks. So sales will be geared for the holidays. The working title is "Track Life". And the images are all B&W from several years of photographing at the Saratoga Springs, New York thoroughbred racetrack.


Leave a comment here if you want to be notified when the book is ready for ordering. Preorders before the holidays will come with a bonus signed small giclee print.


Juliet

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Busy Week of a Self-Employed Artist

I have to admit, I thought when I sent my 16 year old son off to Italy for the year, I would have lots of days where I would sleep in and maybe even do noting much for the day. But that has not happened yet. This week is packed full.

First a recap from last week. I had a great day on Thursday when I went up to North Adams, Mass. with a good friend and fellow artist, Nadine Robbins ( http://www.nadinerobbinsportraits.com/ ). We went up to see an exhibit of photographs by Leonard Nimoy at Mass MoCA and to hear a talk that he was going to give. It is a long drive there from here, and the weather was not the best, but we talked and talked and talked so much that it felt like no time at all. Unfortunately, I have to say that the exhibit was disappointing. I expected more depth to the imagery. And Mr. Nimoy was sick that evening and so the lecture was cancelled. But the day was wonderful anyway due to spending it with Nadine.


Last Saturday I spent in Millerton, New York at the fun Fall For Art festival that they had. Met some wonderful people and got some great feedback on my work. I have 8 piece hanging in Kate Carty http://www.katecarty.com/ and the work will be up through the holidays.

This week I am primarily spending doing data entry and fielding questions for Ex Arte Equinus 4. http://www.arthorsemagazine.com/art_competition.html Being the show director for the competition keep me hopping during this time. Deadline for entries is Oct. 31st, and then I will be sending everything off to the jurors. So if you are planning on entering....get it done before you miss the deadline.

Along with the Ex Arte work that I am doing, I have finally settled in to do the scanning that I need to finally create my Track book. I want to have it done and ready to sell for the holidays. It will contain images from the time I have spent at the Saratoga Springs, New York racetrack the past 4 years. I will make an announcement here in the next few weeks so you will know when it is ready for orders. Stay tuned.


Thursday this week, I am headed on a long one day road trip to take my work over to Cazenovia, New York. 8 pieces will be on exhibit in the Le Cheval: the horse equine art show at the Cazenovia College Art Gallery ( http://www.cazenovia.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=1016&ctl=Details&mid=2320&itemID=3798 ). Two additional pieces will be showing at the I Love New York Horses show that will be hung on the grounds of the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament. http://www.syracuseinvitational.com/ConventionCenter/ArtShow/tabid/1521/Default.aspx


So you can see...there is no time to sit back and get lazy. Oh well. Such is the price for being an artist! And maybe next week I will get some raking done. Or not....!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Fall For Art - A Weekend in the Country


If you are planning on being in the Hudson Valley for this coming weekend....Plan to head over to Millerton, New York on Saturday or Sunday. Right on the Connecticut border in the heart of fall foliage. The whole town will be filled with beautiful artwork. Each and every Main St. business will feature a different artist on their walls and most will be there to meet the public as well. I will have work in Kate Carty on the corner of Route's 22 and 44. And I hope to be at the store on Saturday to meet the public as well. Hope to see you there!


Friday, October 15, 2010

Equine Showcase at the Cazenovia College Art Gallery

Glacial Edge

I will be exhibiting 8 of my original photographs at the Equine Showcase at the Cazenovia College art gallery in Cazenovia, New York. It opens November 4th with a reception that evening and runs through December 9th. http://www.cazenovia.edu/default.aspx?tabid=556 This exhibit is being held in conjunction with the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament. http://www.syracuseinvitational.com/aboutus/SyracuseInvitationalIs/tabid/622/Default.aspx

WindSwept




Monday, October 11, 2010

Ex Arte Equinus 4 - International Equine Art show/competition

Only 20 days left to enter Ex Arte Equinus 4, the International Equine Art show/competition sponsored by Art Horse Magazine. As some of you know, I am the show director. Take a look and consider entering your work! http://www.arthorsemagazine.com/art_competition.html

Friday, October 08, 2010

Never Able To Catch Up


I have been remiss. I have been busy. I have been lazy, no.....I have been......working on my house and organizing my life. My son left for his year in Italy , the beginning of September. Exactly a month ago today. He is doing his junior year of High School as a Rotary Youth Exchange student in Milan. And I have been catching up on all sorts of things that I have been needing to do. Some around the house, like finally clearing out some of his toys. He is 16 and in Europe after all. And trying to clean out some of my stuff too. Along with that...I spent a week filing negatives that had been shot over the past year, but never tucked into negative sleeves and numbered. 100 rolls of film in one year. That does not sound like a lot to digital shooters who do that many shots at one event. But film shooter know that is a great deal of work.


And now I find I am in a time or reassessment. It feels like time to put the marketing push on hold, with the economy so bad, and to put more time into just creating. time for the work to evolve. I am very happy with the work I did this past year. And I need to see where it all takes me. October and November are dedicated to my position as Show director of Ex Arte Equinus, the International Equine Art competition and show that is sponsored by Art Horse Magazine. I am also working on an article that will be published in the next issue of the magazine. (http://www.arthorsemagazine.com). I will be putting together a new book of images from my time at the Saratoga Springs racetrack.


So while I get my home and career in order.....enjoy this new image.

Breathing Velvet