I had the opportunity to have three exhibits at the local library. The process is actually more competitive than one might think. Athens is a artsy community and everyone is trying to get their name out to the public. I had no idea when I was initially asked to share my work how coveted the spaces are by artists. Todd Bastin, Athens Art in the Library Coordinator is amazing at scheduling and organizing the arts at the library!
The first exhibit was : In My Backyard was a collection of photos of woodpeckers that visited my backyard.
The second exhibit was : WaterBirds was a collection of photos taken at wetlands in Athens, Marietta and Logan, Ohio.
The third exhibit was: The Many faces of the Red Fox was a collection of photos of a red fox that visited my backyard for several months. He began to recognize me and would stick around when I was outside.
My first juried acceptance was at Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach CA (http://www.laslagunagallery.com/2014) in the Birds, Bees, and Everything in Between Exhibit. My photo of a cardinal was titled, Showing Red. It was framed by Lamborn's Studio and Custom Framing in Athens (https://www.facebook.com/lamborns.studio/. The photo was framed and shipped to California. It was at the point I realized how much effort and expense there was in showing one's work at a gallery.
I would have never considered exhibiting my work if Matt Ziff, an architect and photographer as well as a friend and former colleague, had not convinced me to submit to call for entries. Thank you Matt!!
I felt honored to be included in the 2015 and the 2016 Crow Exhibitions at The Studio Door (http://thestudiodoor.com/inside/) in San Diego CA.
2015 : The Crow Show: An Homage to the Raven. My photo was titled Off.
2016: The Crow Show: A Celebration of Black Birds . My photo was titled Blue Eyes.
Redbud Blooming was accepted for the Photo 17 Show (June 28-August 12) at the Berkeley Arts Council.
Starling was accepted at the 5th Annual Art and Earth Exhibit 2015 at the Berkeley Arts Council.
Leaves and Petals May 2016 Best in Show Red Lily (online and at Gallery in Palms Springs, CA)
2nd Annual Landscape 2017 Honorable Mention Pilot Mountain
Animal Kingdom Exhibition Finalists 2016 Flying High and Together
Leaves and Petals 2016 Exhibition Finalists Leaves in Fall
Light and Shadow Exhibition Finalists Fog on the Lake
WaterScapes Exhibition Finalists 2016 Foggy on the Pond
2nd Annual Landscapes Exhibition Finalists 2017 Winter Day and Fall Reflection
2nd Annual Animal Kingdom2017 Exhibition Finalist Scratch My Itch
2nd Annual Leaves and Petals 2017 Exhibition Finalist Spring Poppy and Sunflower
Photos accepted by the Contemporary Art Gallery Online http://www.contemporaryartgalleryonline.gallery are listed below.
Animal Art Category, 2016, Best in Show Resting Dragonfly
Landscapes, 2014, 2nd Place, Lily Pond
Photos accepted at Light, Space and Time Online Gallery (https://www.lightspacetime.art). I have included links below because the photos from the website are small.
Special Merit Photos
Special Merit means " These are the artists and their artwork which we felt could easily have been placed higher but due to the size constraints in each media category, this art was placed in this special category. Any of the Special Merit art, in many cases, is interchangeable with the best art that we selected for the top tiers."
Landscapes May 2017 Special Merit Redbud https://www.lightspacetime.art/landscapes-2017-art-exhibition-special-merit-category/
All Photography December 2016 Special Merit Lake Fall https://www.lightspacetime.art/all-photography-2016-art-exhibition-special-merit-category/
Open Art Exhibition October 2016 Special Merit Heron Reflection http://www.lightspacetime.art/open-2016-online-art-exhibition-special-merit-a-thru-mi/
Seasons September 2016 Special Merit Fall Reflections https://www.lightspacetime.art/seasons-2016-online-art-exhibition-special-merit-category/
Botanicals May 2016 Special Merit White Tulip and Red Lily https://www.lightspacetime.art/botanicals-2016-art-exhibition-special-merit-category-a-to-ma/
Special Recognition in Photography.
Landscapes May 2017 Special Recognition Spring Sunrise https://www.lightspacetime.art/landscapes-art-exhibition-photography-category
Women January 2017 Special Recognition Complacent Fox https://www.lightspacetime.art/all-women-2017-art-exhibition-photography-digital-category/
All Photography December 2016 Special Recognition Fall Beauty https://www.lightspacetime.art/all-photography-2016-art-exhibition-special-recognition-category/
Seascapes November 2016 Special Recognition Lake Dancing https://www.lightspacetime.art/seascapes-2016-online-art-exhibition-photography-digital-category/
Animals June 2016 Special Recognition Hello https://www.lightspacetime.art/animals-2016-art-exhibition-photography-category/
Animals August 2014 Finding My Way https://www.lightspacetime.art/animals-art-exhibition-photography-category/
Hello accepted for the 64 Arts National Juried Exhibition, 2016.
Pensive was accepted to the 2D Winter Exhibit at the MAC 650 Gallery
The following works were accepted for the Crow Show were Crow Friends, Off We Go and Blue Eyes. Both Off We Go and Blue Eyes were also exhibited at The Studio Door.