Thursday, July 28, 2011

I Want

Friday, July 22, 2011

Required Reading for a Photo Excursion

I just got back from a 5 day photography workshop that I taught on Stouts Island in Wisconsin. (More details on this shortly.) I packed some of my favorite photography books to flip through (and to reacquaint myself with) during downtime on the island:

Susan Sontag, I love you. And I have for years.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Photos From Last Weekend's Art Sale

This past Friday and Saturday was the "North Cleveland Art Sale." Three of us (who all own homes within a block of each other) opened our homes to sell our art.

Check out these pairs of photos of how my home USUALLY looks (taken Friday morning) matched up with how it looked a few hours later (full of photos to sell):

View #1 before

View #1 after

View #2 before

View #2 after

View #3 before

View #3 after

View #4 before

View #4 after

Additional view

Additional view

From those photos, you can see I had many framed pieces in the sale, a handful of matted photographs, many loose prints, and a few copies of my 2 self-published book. I ended up selling 19 pieces over those 2 days, and I don't consider that too bad!

I snapped a few photos of my 2 neighbors taking part in the sale as well. Paul Damon turned his house into a salon-style gallery with work all over his walls:

In the back room

My favorite piece of Paul's hanging in his kitchen: a pumpkin patch

His living room walls

Work on his easel

And here are are some photo from Kelly Wagner's house. She makes jewelry, scarfs, hats, mittens, etc, etc:

Thanks to everyone who stopped by, and even a BIGGER thanks to those who walked out with some of our work! Thanks for supporting your local artists!

We'll probably be doing this again next year, so if you missed out on the deals, make sure to stay tuned for the next one....

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Art Sale This Friday and Saturday

I've been sorting through work in my studio like a mad man over the last few days. My most recent count of work that will be in the sale is as follows:

- 30 pieces framed and matted in black metal frames
- 22 pieces framed and matted in homemade wooden frames
- 14 pieces framed and matted in purchased wooden frames
- 12 matted but unframed pieces
- DOZENS of loose prints

Here's some of the work coming together for the sale:

Framed pieces on the landing in my studio

A stack of matted pieces (in the foreground) and some loose prints being sorted
(with some framed work in wooden frames to the right)

More work in homemade frames

A few stacks of different sizes of loose prints

There is a LOT more that you're not seeing, so stop by and check it out! Here are some of the details (similar to those I posted in my last post) -

Friday July 15th: 5 pm - 9 pm
Saturday July 16th: 11 am - 3 pm

345 Cleveland Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104
(me - photography)
355 Cleveland Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104 (Paul - painting)
393 Cleveland Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104 (Kelly - jewelry and stained glass)

The 3 of us having art sales are all within a block of each other (all on the west side of Cleveland), and we're just a few blocks off the Cretain / Vandalia Exit on I-94:

View 345 Cleveland Ave N in a larger map and/or get directions

Thanks everyone! Hope to see you at my place this weekend - Friday 5 pm -9 pm and / or Saturday 11 am - 3 pm!

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