Excited that "Milky Way Over the Keys" is juried into the Broward Art Guild's latest exhibit featuring only art works in sized as squares. This one is 12 x 12 inches on metal and can be printed up to 30 x 30 on metal or any substrate you like. (Gallery, 3280 NE 32nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308, 954-537-3370)
Honored that the Plunge Beach Resort hosted the National League of American Pen Women - Fort Lauderdale Branch Board Member Exhibit. Art work from each Board member was showcased on each of the columns in the hotel lobby. For this "plungy" venue, "Awakened" was selected. Let me know if you figure out what I photographed in this abstract image that was created in camera with a little color play in Photoshop. (Plunge Beach Resort, 4660 El Mar Dr, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL 33308)
Opening night reception at ArtServe was a quite a fantastic celebration of photography... all style, genres. You name it, it was represented. "Rosie" garnered a lot of admirers too along with "Grace" and "Moon Over the Marsh". You can get a snippet of the excitement here, www.facebook.com/ArtServeFlorida/videos/317844253362272rve. She really looks quite stunning in pink flying across the gallery wall. Big Thanks to Sophie Bonet, main curator with support from the ArtServe team for this amazing show featuring works from 23 photographers.
Photography. You name the style and it's showcased here by some of South Florida's finest photogs. Grateful to have three pieces juried into this exciting show. And, "Rosie" is making her debut here, 24 x 36 on metal. Let me know if you are going to be at the opening reception so we can connect. If interested in one-on-one showing please email and we'll do it!
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 15, 6 - 7pm artist and members; 7 - 9pm guests. No RSVP necessary. ArtServe, 1350 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, 954.462.8190.
If you happen to be in Fort Lauderdale this month consider taking a side trip to marvelous fine art exhibit (if I say so myself), the 20th Starving Artist Exhibit. Although, I'm not personally a fan of the title of this exhibit, I am a fan of the founder, Kosh Arini, who has worked for years to showcase the best of the best local artist. Showing now through July 31 at Broward County's main library downtown on Las Olas Blvd and Andrews, 100 S Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, (954) 357-7444. Email me if you'd like a personal tour. Above are my three matted and framed pieces in the show.
Honored that "Red-winged Black Bird Chicks" received special merit in the Light, Space and Time recent photography competition out of 895 entries from around the world. Submissions were from 29 different countries including entries from 35 different states and the district of Columbia. That places it in the top three percent. It was a special moment for me to see (thankfully with a log lens) these hungry little beings calling for their mom. Nature is so awesome.
On March 11 received invite letter to national juried art exhibition at Tubac Center of the Arts. How could I not enter "Milky Way Over the Keys" into the "Starry Starry Night" call. Will be showing in AZ next month, about 40 miles from Tucsan. 30x30 inches on metal ready to hang. Check-out exhibit and my piece.
It's an honor ever time I'm asked to show original works photographed at this historic home and Fort Lauderdale treasure, Bonnet House Museum and Gardens. On July 5, 1984, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places." The former winter home of artist Frederic Clay and Evelyn Bartlett.
Pictured above: Top - "Bonnet House Brazilian Spider Monkey". Bottom - "Path to Bonnet House".
Evelyn Bartlett had a pet monkey and bought 30 to 40 monkeys to live in the trees of the estate. When a local bar, LeClub, that featured monkeys closed they fled to the Bonnet House. Perhaps three survive there today.
If interested, visit or contact Bonnet House directly: 900 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, 954-563-5393 or feel free to contact me and I'll do it for you and make the arrangement to pick up.
I love showing at this Fort Lauderdale treasure. "Purple Lotus" and "Purple Lip Orchid" are showing at the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens' Welcome Center. This sacred lotus is the national flower of India symbolizing life, ever-renewing youth, eternity, purity and divinity. The "Purple Lip Orchid" is so delicate, fragrant and simply lovely. Both are 8"x10" on metal ready to hang or put on a table easel.
If interested, visit or contact Bonnet House directly: 900 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304, 954-563-5393 or feel free to contact me and I'll do it for your and make the arrangement to pick up.
Sunsets to stir your soul...
"Blazing Sunset" and "Pa hay okee Sunset" have been selected for the Business for the Arts of Broward 2021 Art & Soul Annual Exhibit. Show runs online from May 1 - 31.
Blazing Sunset: The sky lit-up as if on fire this late fall night of freezing temperatures and bone-chilling winds at the highest elevation in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and in Tennessee, Clingmans Dome at 6,643 feet.
Pa-hay-okee Sunset: Photographed in Everglades National Park on a cool and windy early spring evening. Pa-hay-okee is Seminole for grassy river. It bought me such peace to experience this sunset. It was a surprisingly cool March evening. The expanse of the Everglades went on and on with occasional grunts from alligators and a distinctive "rattling" sound which to my relief I found out later was from the box rattle moth. A sunset to remember.
For purchases and inquiries go to https://www.bfabroward.org/programs/art-and-soul/ or contact @robynvegas, email@example.com
Intuitive Soul Photographer of nature, wildlife and people. Be inspired!