It's a privilege to be included in this year's roster of featured artists donating work for the Oceanside Museum of Art's auction and party. It'll be great to meet the artists and art lovers that evening and hope all the work sells for top dollar for the benefit of all. Two of my Mandalas have been selected for auction: one from the April (is the cruellest month) suite and another from the Always Faithful/Semper Fidelis suite. A special thanks to Vallo Riberto and everyone at the Oceanside Museum of Art for all their hard work!
Opening on December 22, and running through January, is the Portraits 2018 exhibition at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado. I'm incredibly honored to be included in this show juried by Paul Martineau, an associate curator in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum. He selected the portrait of Matt, David, and John in their home in Boonville, California, from my Home is where one begins series. It's humbling to see this body of work still moving about the world in this way.
The strongest storms hit parts of the California coast the weekend I was invited to visit Andrew Fleming's ranch in Santa Ynez. Luckily, I missed the hardest of the rains when I had to be on the road between San Diego and the beautiful Central Coast of the state. As cliche as it sounds, each morning I woke up to blue skies, fresh green pastures, and horses grazing upon grass before the dense rain clouds set in the afternoons at Rio Ynez Ranch. I loved it. Forever grateful to Andrew for his hospitality and the honor of photographing him for the Home portrait series. I hope I get to visit again soon! (Special thanks to Eric, Alex, and Mark!)
Southwestern College's biannual art faculty exhibition opens Thursday, February 2 and runs through February 23. I'll be showing two of my larger prints from the Home is where one begins series. Thank you to Vallo Riberto whose attention to detail, tireless good cheer, and continued support are always very much appreciated and deeply humbling.
I just got word that two images from Home is where one begins have been selected for the Identity exhibition at the Center Gallery, Midwest Center for Photography. I'm very excited to show there and doubly excited that Home continues to move about the world. Wish I could attend the opening, but for those nearby please go and support MWCP and the other artists in the show!
Thank you MWCP for this opportunity to show my work, as well as Hawk, Michael, and Casey for their support and letting me share your lives with the public.
IDENTITY @ MWCP: http://www.mwcponline.com/identity.html
For those who couldn't make the opening reception back in October or the month-long run of my show at Gallery CLU in Koreatown, Los Angeles, here are some installation shots of the exhibit. Special thanks to curator Chuck Hohng for his support and commitment to making the show happen!
Introducing my revamped artist's website that now integrates my older work with my current projects. This website reaches back to projects completed and presented in 2000, giving a fuller representation of my creative output in various media and stages of artistic and thematic development.
My deepest, heartfelt gratitude to all fellow artists, curators, colleagues, friends and family who've supported me in each of these endeavors.