Four photo schools have come together to put on a traveling show of sixteen 16"x16" prints from each institution. The show will stay at each school for one month, then travel to the next school for exhibiting. The photo club has curated the work that will be submitted for the metro. I have the below photo moon rise in the metro portion of the show.
The first showing of metros sixteen will be at the Art Institutes International Minnesota for the month of October.
So the new year of the Metro Photo Club started today. I was nominated to administer of the club web site for this year. http://metrophotoclub.com/ I think I will just start from scratch... This may take a while.
I just recieved this letter from the Burning Man Art Grant Comittee. This is only the first stop to get funding for my project there are many more organisations I can try.
The letter is as follows:
On behalf of the Burning Man Arts Grant Committee, I would like to thank you for submitting a proposal for our 2010 grant cycle. I'm sorry to tell you that your proposal for your project was not selected for funding this year. We received 271 proposals and regret that we are only able to fund a small portion of these.
We know that a great deal of thought went into preparing your submission and we commend you for this effort.
Thank you for your continuing dedication to your practice, and the best of luck with your artistic endeavors in the future.
We hope that you still consider creating art for the playa.
We look forward to seeing you in Black Rock City.
With deep appreciation and respect,
Associate Director of Art Management
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face."
Below are some crude SketchUp renderings of my current project. Each hanging column will be transparent so the participant can see the media behind the nearest columns from any angle. They will be projected images on both the front and back to ensure visibility. The participant will also experience a parallax via the 4 speakers. While on the nature side the person will experience the sounds of natural world with a muffled Urban Sound scape below it, and vice versa on the urban side. Click thumbnail to see full size. While this will only be viewable at night there will be 7 different sets of imagery one for each night of Burning Man.
For the time being I am forgoing college. $60k of debt for an art school doesn't seem worth it. I would rather extend my portfolio on my own.
I have been accepted to KCAI. With a $5k Scholarship per semester. Now to find the other 25k so I may attend.
I have just received a email, that I should be getting my acceptance letter for the Kansas City Art Institute. I'm not sure I will be attending though. I don't want to be in debt $60,000 for two years of school that may or may not help me out in the future. Than if I were to just build up my portfolio. If I could get a full ride I would more likely attend. I'll have to look into that. School starts August 21st, I would be a junior.
One of my photographs from the pinhole portfolio was accepted for this years student show. It will be my final student show at metropolitan community as I am no longer a student. The show opens at the newly built galley of the Elkhorn campus. Friday May 1st 4-8pm. This is a visual art show not just a photography show.
Abandoned Grill was accepted:
Two of my pinhole photos were chosen to be hung at the Hot Shops down town. Specifically You can view them in the walk ways as you head toward the back of the building. One in the Hallway and one in the Alley Galleries. The show is being put on by the Metropolitan Photo Club. If you want to see my work in print and in person I suggest you go down to 1301 Nicholas Street, Omaha NE.
The two being shown are titled
and Tub #3
The show is open from April 4th to April 30th 2009.
With the completion of my final class. I have GRADUATED from Metropolitan Community College.
Onward to ? hmm Now do I get a Job as a photographers assistant some place? Or do I apply to another school and get my BFA or even possibly a MFA? I was looking at KCAI...
One of my pinhole photos is being shown at Gallery 720 in Lincoln, NE. down in the Hay Market. It will open on the first friday of February. This specific Friday I am told is the beginning of photo month in lincoln so if you head over there promises to be many more photo galleries to go see. If you want to see one of my pinhole photos in print and in person Gallery 720 is the place to see one for the month of February.
The specific photo is "Gears"
Neva Cozine the writer of a short film I produced: Edgar, Barbara and Tuti. Entered the three minute short film in the Middle of NoWhere Film Festival. We placed Second in the three minute short film devision. Originally the film was produced for the Apple Inc. annual Insomnia film Festival, where teams of up to five had to shoot, edit and upload all with in 24 hours.