Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Finalist in an International Japanese Photo Contest

My image of the "Lutheran Church Being Moved" was shortlisted as a runner up in Japan's Ima-Next's photography contest entitled "Change." Click that link to see it on their website, or see some screenshots below:

The 5 images shortlisted as runners up.

My piece on their website (found here).


Also posted on their Instagram.

Thursday, October 07, 2021

"Out of the Frame" Exhibition Catalog

I recieved a package in the mail from Scotland 2 months ago:

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It was the catalog for the "Out of the Frame" exhibition at the Glasgow Gallery of Photography. Here are a few snapshots of the catalog that I took at the U earlier this week:

The page with my 2 photographs.

Here's a bit more about the "Out of the Frame" exhibition if you're interested.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Exhibition Images of "The Shape Of Things"

Two weeks ago was the opening reception for "The Shape of Things" at the Praxis Photos Arts Center. Praxis shared a link of images from the exhibition, and below are a few photographs from that:

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An overall view of one of the walls.

My piece on the left.

There weren't many other "overall" views, but here's one that shows a bit of the space.

And here are a few photographs that I feel really work with the show's theme.

Here are a few pics from the opening reception from a few weeks ago, and here are all the images (and a video) of the exhibition shared by Praxis.

Saturday, September 18, 2021

The Opening Reception for "The Shape of Things"

Earlier tonight, my boys and I went to the opening reception for "The Shape of Things:" an international juried exhibition at the Praxis Photo Arts Center. I have a piece in that exhibition that can be seen in the last 2 photos here:

The last time I was there, there was talk of developing this space as an
extended exhibition space, but this was the first I saw it used. Nicely done!

A selfie in front of my piece.

The exhibition is up through October 2nd if you want to see it for yourself.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

One Week Down at the U!

My first classes in the University of Minnesota's "College of Design" went well this past week! I taught in the Art Department on the Minneapolis campus from 2005-2011, and now I have a class on the St. Paul campus. My classroom has a ton of whiteboard space and 21 (yes, I counted) whiteboard markers:

Happy to be back at the U! (Even if it might just be for a semester.)

Sunday, September 05, 2021

"Open Call" Catalog

The PhotoPlace Gallery's Open Call 2021 catalog has been put together online. Here are a few screenshots of it:

The cover.

The title page.

My image on page 48.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

New Teaching News!

I have an announcement:

It was pretty last-minute, but I'll have more info on it in the next 10 days or so. (Well, I start teaching in 9 days, so I'd BETTER have more info within the next 10 days!)

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Bresson Quote

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Instagram: Years Past

Monday, August 16, 2021

Two Photographs in "Out Of The Frame" at the Glasgow Gallery of Photography

I'm happy to share that I have 2 pieces at the Glasgow Gallery of Photography in Scotland in their "Out of the Frame" exhibition. The website for the show is a play on using the frame:

Not a mistake.

Here are my 2 images as they appear on their website:

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"Under the Stone Arch Bridge" from the "4 a.m." series

"Fort Snelling in the Fog" from the "4 a.m." series

Thursday, August 12, 2021

"Labor Camp" at MIA

Last month, I took my boys to the MIA, and I was excited to see the Piotr Szyhalski exhibition "Labor Camp Report." I've admired Szyhalski's work for nearly 20 years, and we were teaching at MCAD at the same time 15 years ago or so.

I watched him create this series on Instagram. Here's a bit about it from the MIA website:

On March 24, 2020, Minneapolis-based artist Piotr Szyhalski embarked on a daily drawing practice responding to the COVID-19 pandemic as it unfolded in real time. What began as a way for the artist to share observations of life in lockdown and the pain caused by the pandemic quickly became a daily exercise of chronicling his thoughts and feelings and reconciling them with the changes being wrought in the world.

COVID-19: Labor Camp Report consists of 225 drawings created over eight months that fall under Szyhalski’s ongoing artistic framework, Labor Camp. New drawings were posted daily on Instagram, serving as a witness to the unfolding crisis and a record of time, both labored and lost.

Here's what my boys and I saw last month:

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Entering the space was overwhelming.

You can see more of his pieces on the MIA website, and check out the exhibition before September 19.

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

Photograph in PhotoPlace Gallery's "Open Call 2021"

Below is an image of the selected works for the "Open Call 2021" exhibition at the PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont:

My piece on the left.

My image in their online gallery.

Thanks for including me!

Friday, July 23, 2021

Indoctrination by College Professors


Thursday, July 22, 2021

Updated Blog Feed

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Friday, July 16, 2021

Scholarship Fundraiser Auction at MCAD

I received my master's degree from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) in 2005, and they recently put out a call for volunteers for their fundraiser for student scholarships. Last night was the big auction of artwork for the scholarship fund, and it's still going on online if you are interested. Here are a few photos from Friday night.

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I loved having a Szyhalski piece on my name badge. (I have to get to the MIA to see his show!)

I was stationed in the main gallery, and here's the view just before it began.

People arriving.

I taught 2D Design and Color Theory with Michelle for 8 years at CVA before it closed!

Many artists had a 1-2 paragraph write-up about their work.
I liked this guy's: all it said was "The paint did most of the work."

People were ushered outside for remarks on the lawn. That's one of 3 Karen Wirth's on the right.

Remarks being given on the lawn.

Under the big tent.

It was so relaxing to watch the yarn piece move in the wind.

More work in the hallway gallery.

Then I took a walk through the main building. I hadn't been there in at least 5 years (possibly about 8 years), and it was amazing to see all that had changed. The smell of the cafeteria and the stairwells were 2 things that HADN'T changed (and they took me back).

Printers outside of the official Service Bureau.

Sassy art school signage.

Love this.

Again, check out the auction online if you are interested.

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