TEXAS PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
A listing of photographic current and past accomplishments, pubications and other news.
George Gati's picture "Alone in the Field" won the People's Choice Award, as well as one of the Honorable Mention awards at the Blue exhibit of Darkroom Gallery, Essex Jct., Vermont. Since that was the sixth exhibit within three years in which George received an acceptance at that gallery, he was also named "Gallery Master" there.
Jane Paradise has 7 images in the 3rd Biennial of a Fine Art and Documentary Photography at the Municipal Heritage Museum September 18 - November 9. Jane Paradise also has a solo exhibition during the month of January 2015 in Boston, MA, at Galatea Fine Art, hours 12-6 Wednesday through Sunday, www.galateafineart.com. The title of the show is "It's My Future" about women aging in America. These images will be paired with poetry by Tom Whayne in a new book by Shanti Arts Press.
Two images from Malcolm Easton's Preservation series were recently selected for The Photo Review 2014 Competition Issue. Malcolm also had two pieces in the exhibition HOME at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA, July 2014.
A visual feast for Malaga, Spain at the Heritage Municipal Museum this autumn features 164 artists from 25 countries, including Marilyn Maxwell who won 1st Place in the Wildlife category based on "Rare Cheetahs" and "Only Two" from the "At Risk" Series. All ten images depict species under attack from poachers, habitat destruction, and human development. Marilyn's portion of the sale proceeds will go to the following charities: cheetahconservation.org
Linda Alterwitz is currently participating in these group exhibitions:San Francisco International Photography Exhibition Gallery Photographica, Center Forward at the Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins,thru August 30th, Life is Beautiful The Western Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, October 24-26th, 2014.
Mark Paulda has released El Paso 120 and is now available at Barnes and Nobles. In this book, Paulda subverts the notion that El Paso is merely a desert city in the middle of nowhere by taking his audience on journeys to striking destinations within a 120-mile radius of the border city.
George Campbell recently had two back-to-back shows at the Bedford Public Library lobby gallery in Bedford, Texas. Around Town featured black and white images made within a two-mile radius of the library and Dog Days of Summer 2 reprised the photographer's previous 2013 exhibit with all-new portraits of local area canines. George was also recently recognized for his photojournalism talents for the City of Bedford in Bedford Connections Magazine.
Read an interview with Harvey Stein Documenting Coney Island for over 40 Years: Interview with Harvey Stein.
Tom Athey had three large canvas pieces (photo-collage; jpegs attached) accepted to the People's Gallery show in Austin, Texas.
Work by Sandra Chen Weinstein will be included in the Cirumstance Exhibition at Pingyao International Photography "Life of Photography, World of Dream" 2014 in China from September 19-25.
Red-Veined Darter by Dianne Yudelson was recently selected by Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator of Photography, at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, to be featured in The Photo Review 2014 Competition Issue.
A body of work by Saloutos Lee was used in an essay on the death penalty in Politico, in Lenscratch's Hidden in Plain Sight-The Abandoned Prison, in Photo+ for an interview as well as in an interview in prisonphotography.org. Lee will also have 8 pieces on display at the WPGA 3rd Biennial in Malaga Spain this fall. The exhibit opens Sept 18 and runs thru November 9 at the Municipal Heritage Museum. The Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco now has work from the Hidden in Plain SIght - The Abandoned Prison project in their inventory.
Timothy H. McCoy has 2 images from his albumen portfolio included in the Houston Center for Photography's 32nd Annual Juried Membership Exhibition through September 7.
Dianne Yudelson's project Antique Terrarium has ben selected for exhibit on all three Photoville FENCES this year. TPS members can cast a vote for their public favorite by following this link http://fence.photovillenyc.org/f-2014.
Fran Forman has been creating more work using encaustic wax. You can see some pieces at Susan Spiritus Gallery, and later this summer I'll be taking a week-long workshop at Haystack.
The Williams Tower Gallery has announced its Grand Opening at 2800 Post Oak Blvd in Houston, Texas. Opening reception will take place on July 23rd from 6 to 8:30pm with works
from the portfolio "Winter, Texas’ Big Bend" by photographer, Mike Marvins.
Mexico Profundo (Deep Mexico), a portfolio of photographs of rural and indigenous Mexico by Wayne Lambert [Colorado Springs, CO] was published in the July/August, 2014, issue of LensWork (Issue No. 113).
Richard Eugene Puckett released his newest "The Old Made New: A Printer's Manuel. Regarding his book, he says, "
I have just recently invented yet another new printing process -- the Electrumtype Kary, which combines, for the first time ever, gold and silver. The formula is on my splash page, along with information about the Karytype, the only process for printing pictorial images with platinum and gold." For a video of that process, and three others, click here.
In June, Richard printed the largest chrysotype ever made, using his Texas Chrysotype process. The subject is the Alamo, and the negative is a massive inkjet negative.
Dion McInnis has created a photo Meetup in the Houston area that complements his "The Seeing, Not the Taking" book and workshops with the emphasis on developing the ability to see…with all our senses. Link up at www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Houston-Photography-Meetup. The group meets the second Saturday of the month at McInnis' studio/meeting space.
Patron magazine selected Shawn Saumell as their artist in "Playing Favorites: Best of the Arts" issue for June/July. Shawn's work was recently selected for Artist vs Architect and was awarded "Director's Choice" by Vernita Nemec of Viridian Artists Contemporary Art Gallery (New York, NY).
Year-round swimmer Martha Grenon showed photos from her project Barton Springs Underwater at Pro-Jex Gallery in Austin during May-June 2014. Copies of her book of the same title are available from blurb.com.
Lucy Van Swearingen's photograph Quasar has been selected for the prestigious 2014 Michael H. Kellicutt International - Through A Lens show held in Half Moon Bay and San Francisco, CA. Click here to view the selected photographs.
David Lykes Keenan is launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund the publication of his book Fair Witness. "I wander big city streets among people who have relaxed into the chaos, and they were mostly unaware of my presence. I look specifically for humor, irony, pathos, unusual juxtapositions, curious faces, and real or imagined stories. Each of the photographs in FAIR WITNESS occurred in my path, unplanned, and would have evaporated within seconds, if I had not been ready with my camera." To make your donation, click here.
The Los Angeles Center for Photography Announces is Grand Opening of its new location after 14 years in it's current location. Event will take place July 12 at 7:00pm. Please RSVP via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adrienne Defendi participates in the Shadow and Light at the Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon, this May, 2014, the 7th Annual International Juried Plastic Camera Show at RayKo Photo Gallery in San Francisco, CA spring 2014 and collaborated with four photographers and presented an experimental photographic show entitled, Affinities: A Collaboration at the AWE Gallery (a woman's eye gallery), San Francisco.
Stan Raucher will have ten prints from his Avoid Naples! series in the Pacific NW Viewing Drawers at the Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, OR, from April 2014 through March 2015.
Len Speier published VW Bug on the cover of Street Photography Magazine, with a 10 page feature article in the April 2014 Issue (#11) and is offering VW Bug print for sale on yourdailyphotograph.com.
Linda Alterwitz was selected by juror Jakub Woynarowski to in The Echoes Project exhibition as a part of the 12th Krakow Photomonth Festival at the Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art.
David Orton Gallery in New York has selected Dianne Yudelson's images from ther Monarch in Art portfolio to display in his David Orton Editions 2014. Click here for more info.
Jane Paradise was in a group exhibit including 7 photos from the project Ada at 100: Why am I still here, at the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester MA.
Pia Greenberg had photographs selected to be on exhibtion at the Galvetson Art League Spring Juried show theat runs thru May 2014, two images published in the Clean Harbor Environmental Company 2014 calendar, as well published in the Ridhwan Foundation school publication Diamond Dust.
Diffusion Magazine has announced their interactive pdf version of their catalog, featuring a new interview with Spotlight artist Danielle Dean Palmer and additional images by some of their contributors for only $5.49. Contact email@example.com for your purchase.
Ron Rosenstock has over 100 photographs spanning forty years and a dozen different countries in an inspirational DVD called The Light Within. Soft spoken Haiku in Irish (with English translations) by the acclaimed Irish Poet, Gabriel Rosenstock, and Meditative music composed by Eugene Skeef who has composed for the London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Sinfonietta and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra all work together. Contact Ron for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Max Kellenberger [San Francisc] received a wonderful 14 page spread in the French publication "camera", issue #5, January, February, March 2014.
The magazine features photos from his photogravure portfolio Feld und Flur and cyanotypes from the series Blues. To find a place near you for purchase, follow this link.
Christopher James' third edition of "The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes" should be making its debut on bookshelves next fall!
Timothy H. McCoy [Cumming, GA] has received two awards recently for images from his albumen portfolio, Long, Long Journey to the Sea. Dornith Doherty presented a Merit Award for Big Creek at PhotoSpiva 2014, Joplin, MO; and Annette Cone-Skelton presented a Merit Award for Long, White Veil at the LaGrange National XXVIII, LaGrange, GA. In addition, Island in the Stream was purchased by the Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA. He also has images in Light Sensitive 2014 at Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ and the 33rd Annual Juried Photo Exhibition, at Mills Pond House Gallery, St. James, NY.
The Catherine Couturier Gallery is pleased to once again participate in the annual Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) New York show for 2014. The AIPAD Photography Show will be held April 10-13 at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City. Click here for more info.
Deborah Bay's Big Bang Photographic series was in the
the sixth and final show in the 2013 - 2014 SRO Photo Gallery exhibition series from March 31-May 4 at the Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art.
Lisa Waddell [Texas] has announced the opening of her website: www.lisawaddell.net
Susan Burnstine [California] is pleased to introduce her newest image, Hollywood & Vine, 7:49AM. The print is available in 12x12 & 16x16, edition of 15. Within Shadows is sold out but there are a handful of signed copies left available. Click here for more info.
Read an interview with Harvey Stein [New York City] Documenting Coney Island for over 40 Years: Interview with Harvey Stein.
Nancy Keller [Austin, TX] won 1st place "Animals" in the New Mexico Magazine Photo Contest in the February 2014 issue (page 45).
Stella Johnson [Boston, MA] was a finalist at the MCC’s fellowship awardees in photography. The exhibition, featuring the creative visions of 13 photographers, ran Feb-March, 2014.
Herb Smith was recently accepted into 13 jurried exhibitions including Shadows and Light online exhibition juried by Todd Johnson for the Black Box Gallery in Portland, OR, first place in the Wimberley Valley Art League August-October Regional Exhibition at the Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, Hipstamatic exhibition at A Smith Gallery, Johnson City, that closed March 30th.
Richard Orton has launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund the publication of his book, The Upshaws of County Line: An American Family.
Craig Barber [Woodstock, NY] just launched his Indiegogo project, Working the Land.
Four of Steve Strom [Santa Fe, NM] images are now available through Davis - Orton Editions as 6x6" signed and editioned images printed on 8.5x11" Moab Entrada archival paper. Click here to view Strom's images as well as other selected artists.
University of Texas Press has recently published a collection of Kenny Braun [Austin] images of the Gulf Coast into a lovely, large-format book titled Surf Texas, which boasts a foreword by Stephen Harrigan and design by Pentagram Texas, captures coastal life so vividly you'll start smelling salt in the air.
Karen Strom [Santa Fe, NM] new electronic book, An Armchair Traveler's Guide to Death Valley, has been completed and is now available in the iTunes bookstore. The book contains almost 100 photographs and 35 animated and interactive panoramas.Pages cover the human history and natural history of Death Valley, including detailed popup notes.
Sandra Chen Weinstein [Lake Forerest, CA] is the one of the 20 finalist for EMERGING FOCUS @PHOTOLA 2014, Los Angeles, CA. Her projects California series & Crossroad series been Chosen Archival for AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY 29, New York, NY.
Linda Alterwitz [Las Vegas, NV] was awarded the 2014 Fellowship for Visual Arts by the Nevada Arts Council. Linda was also featured in the October issue of SciArt Online magazine, and invited for inclusion in the inaugural exhibition, Fear and Loathing, opening later this fall on the art photo index virtual exhibition, curated by Katherine Ware.
Portland Museum of Art Biennial (Portland, Maine). Curator Jessica May. Selections from Forty Eight States II and Forty Eight States, part of Between Destinations. October 1, 2013-January 5, 2014.
China Photographers' Association (China). Director Yan Li. Selection from West, part of Between Destinations. Website feature.
Marti Belcher recently sold
two images. Sikh Man in Purple is part of the FAITH exhibition at Xavier
Univiversity in Cincinnati and the University purchased him for their permanent
collection. A Dog and A Turquoise Door was purchased by amazon.com to hang
in their HQS.
Timothy McCoy [Cumming, GA] is one of six winners of the Light Factory Sixth Juried Annual, juried by Dr. Kathleen Jameson, President and CEO of the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC. Seven images from Tim's portfolio of 16 x 20 gold-toned albumen prints, entitled Long, Long Journey to the Sea, are included in the exhibition. He is included in the Water! Exhibition at the Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO.
Two of Steve Strom's [Sonita, AZ] images from his nascent Atacama Desert series, and one from Karen Strom's Islamic Tile series were selected for inclusion in the All Art Arizona show at Art Intersection in Gilbert, AZ. The show includes includes painting, drawing, fibers, mixed media, and sculpture in addition to photography. Steve's image of the Burnham Mudhills, near the Bisit Badlands in northern New Mexico, is included in the Image New Mexico exhibit at the Matrix Fine Art gallery in Albuquerque. Two of Steve's images are included in the Verve Gallery of Photography's 10th Anniversary Exhibition - Figures Studies. Karen's Islamic Tile images has been accepted into the 2013 Arizona Biennial at the Tucson Museum of Art.
Fran Forman's [Watertown, MA] Flying Boy Over Truto's Pond, 2009, will be one of the artworks on display, July 26 thru the end of 2013 at the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum, as part of their High Art: A Decade of Collecting exhibit.
Stephen Perloff [Langehorn, PA] was featured in Stephen Perloff: Unseen Color, Part II at The Light Room Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.
Tom Chambers [Richmond, VA] is part of a group show Odyssey curated by Bo Lee Gallery London (UK) and Have a Nice Day! at Gilman Contemporary,
Kat Moser [Omaha, NE] has received a merit award in the black and white 2-13 portfolio contest for Illusions of Water. Images may be viewed in the August issue of B&W Magazine issue #98, also accepted in the catalogue for Stores We Tell for the Women's Caucus of Art.
Adrienne Defendi [Palo Alto, CA] had an image featured in the 6th Annual International Juried Plastic Camera Show in San Francisco, CA.
Bill Vaccaro's [Chicago, IL] series The Things She Left Behind has recently been featured on the Plates to Pixels website.
Mary Economidy [Chicago, IL] recently had a show Zones of Familiarity at the Chicago Cultural Center.
George Gati [Poughquaq, NY] was recently accepted into several exhibits and won 2nd prize at the 2012 National Open All Media show at the Petersburg Regional Art Center, Petersburg, VA.
Bill Vaccaro's [Chicago, IL] Hell Is Real, was published in December 2012 in The Economist magazine as a special double issue on Hell.
David Keenan [Austin] has launched a new Facebook group entitled: Photography That Doesn't Suck.
Ellen Jantzen's [St. Louis, MO] photo series, Transplanting Reality; Transcending Nature won First Place in the prestigious French Photo Exhibition, PX3 for Fine Art Photography. Her photo A Resonant Chill is on view at the exhibition in Paris.
Polly Chandler [Austin] was featured in Issue 52 of Fraction Magazine.
David Lykes Keenan [Austin] has four photographs from his LOOK At Me series featured in the 2013 Top 100 exhibit, at the The Perfect Exposures Gallery.
Timothy McCoy [Cumming, GA] is one of six winners of the Light Factory, Charlotte, NC, Sixth Juried Annual, juried by Dr. Kathleen Jameson, President and CEO of the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC. Seven images from Tim's portfolio of 16 x 20 gold-toned albumen prints, entitled Long, Long Journey to the Sea, are included in the exhibition.
Last updated: July 16, 2014.
Photo Booth, Coney Island 1978
Gas chamber, Two chairs, Missouri State Penitentiary
Williams Tower Gallery
in Houston, Texas
Colorado Springs, CO
Lucy Van Swearingen
Dante Monument, Naples
Big Bang Series
Hollywood & Vine, 7:49am
Raven on a Pole
Los Angeles, CA
New York City