31 Amazing Artists and I'm One
Top: "Rosie" 24"x36" on metal; Bottom: "Pretty in Pink" 16"x24" on metal
Perhaps the most stunning exhibit I've ever hung. Saturday we installed the Annual Juried Exhibit of the National League of American Pen Women-Fort Lauderdale Branch featuring 58 artworks from 31 amazing women artists. I'm feeling tickled pink that both of my pieces were juried into this fine exhibit. On exhibit until end of April at the Anne Kolb Nature Center, 751 Sheridan Street, Hollywood, FL 33019. Let me know if you'd like to visit together.
Many of my earlier works, printed on photograpy paper, matted and framed are on exhibit in my latest solo exhibit "Photographs By Phoenix" at the new Parkland Library, 6620 N University Dr, Parkland, FL. Most of the 25 works on display are limited edition pieces being offered at special prices. The show includes birds, wildlife, lanscapes, waterscapes, sunrise/sunset, Everglades and even a favorite piece taken in Ireland. It also includes my first award-winning photograph, "Tree at Sunset," that happened to win 1st Place and inspired me to embrace my path as a conservation photographer. If you're local, would love to give you a personal tour. If any of these nature wonders speaks to you, please let me know and we can discuss how to get it to you. Thanks for viewing. email@example.com
Grateful to learn that the 12x12 on metal with frame version of "Fan Dance" has a new home on Florida's west coast. Thanks dear collector. See more in the 12 x 12 Collection.
Favorites of 2021
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In all these years, this is the first time I actually stopped to look back on the thousands of images I've taken to narrow it down to my favorites. It's an interesting exercise to observe what calls out to me, makes me pause and relive the moment and emotions, and get a feel for where I spent my time, energy and love. With COVID_19 seemingly shutting down the world starting on March 15, 2020, for the most part I took very few images in 2020, other than those in my backyard and around my neighborhood. Starting 2020 Halloween night with a full moon I started extending my photo adventures and by Thanksgiving that year I was venturing out at least two times each week. Staying closer to home I found myself taking far fewer landscape images than my norm in past years. As much as I love landscapes and waterscapes, thankfully I live in a birder's paradise and found myself frequenting nature refuges, wetlands and parks that are known for attracting birds. I also edited a few images originally taken few years back; Forst Bathing is included in this collection. Hope you enjoy my favorites of 2021.
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Grateful that "Everglades After Sunset," "Rosie," and "Double Vision" were juried into the ENDANGERED Fine Art & Photography Contest 2021. Online Exhibit runs through Nov 30th. To see my works scroll to the left. https://bit.ly/3p0znN8phoenixspiritdiva
Proceeds from this exhibit help support The Center for Great Apes, a 501 (c)(3), a sanctuary for orangutans and chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from the entertainment industry, from research, from the exotic pet trade, or who are no longer wanted as pets where great apes need rescue and lifetime care.
Excited to be exhibiting many loved works from the landscape, winged life and 12 x 12 collections in the National League of American Pen Women's current show at the Sugar Sand Park Community Center along with art works from some of south Florida's best women artists. With the holidays already starting, let me know if you see something that you love for yourself, loved one or friends. Show runs through December 7. 300 Military Trail Boca Raton, FL 33486
"Burrowing Owl" is in the "For the Birds" exhibit at the Broward Art Guild. the exhibit runs through September 23. Also, it's available to view or purchase online at https://art.browardartguild.org/category/for-the-birds. You may notice it is considerably underpriced. I didn't notice until I delivered it the day of in-take that one of the corners is slightly bent. Barely visible, someone had to bring to my attention. Price covers cost plus commission. Email me if you'd like to meet at the gallery or work through me to purchase this popular work.
Look Who Made the Cover
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.
Online Store Supports Conservation
Honored to have several pieces available thought the ENDANGERED: Art4Apes website. Thirty percent of all sales are donated to the Center for Great Apes, a United States designated 501(c)(3) charitable organization providing a permanent sanctuary for great apes in need of lifetime care. See https://www.centerforgreatapes.org/.
Images above are representative of some of my featured pieces. Honored to have my works juried into each year of the Endangered Exhibit since its inception eight years ago.
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.
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