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Photography show at ‘The Works’ 2011 festival

A forest of transmission towers and poles holding up a tangle of high voltage power lines near the Strathcona Refineries in Edmonton, Alberta are shrouded by the dense smoke from forest fires in BC in the late summer of 2010.

Strathcona Refineries #307, August 2010

I am very excited to let you all know that I will have a solo show of my photography at this year’s The Works Art & Design Festival here in Edmonton. If you’re not from Edmonton, The Works is a large festival that runs for a couple of weeks in the summer, with artists from all over the world displaying their work in various downtown venues. My show will be displayed at City Hall from the start of the festival on June 23 through to July 5 and there will be a reception for my show from 2-3pm on Saturday the 2nd of July.

As for the work itself, it is much different in content than my usual landscape and nature photography, but I think that my personal photographic style still shows through quite a bit. The exhibition will be twenty large prints of images I made last August when smoke from large forest fires in BC shrouded the refineries just east of Edmonton (and everything else in central Alberta) in a dense, orange haze. I wrote an entry about it at the time (click here), but haven’t shared any of these images since then. I am busy setting up a new website for this collection (it just doesn’t fit on this site), and I’ll post here once it’s up.

*UPDATE* The new website is now live! I invite you to have a look at www.strathcona-refineries.com.

*UPDATE* The exhibition is now up! Thanks to the whole Works crew that did such a great job—it looks terrific. While The Works Festival isn’t “on” yet, if you’re downtown you can drop by City Hall and have a look at the prints on display. I would really appreciate hearing your reactions and comments—either here (by leaving a reply below), by contacting me personally, or in person at the show reception on July 2nd.

*UPDATE* You can read a short interview that I did with Steve Waldner of The Works Festival about the show at http://theworksfest.wordpress.com/2011/06/16/strathcona-refineries-august-2010/

A folio print of this image is for sale for whatever price you think is fair. Enter amount: $

ASA Forest Show in Calgary

Leighton Centre Forest Show Invite

Leighton Centre Forest Show Invite

The Forest Show art exhibition that I’ve mentioned previously (here, here, and here) is moving from Edmonton to Calgary after this weekend. So if you’re in Edmonton and haven’t checked it out yet—now’s your chance, and if you’re in Calgary, watch for the show at the Leighton Art Centre from June 4 to July 9. There will be an opening reception in the afternoon of June 11. I will actually be out in the field doing songbird surveys at that time, but I may be in the area and will try to make it if I can. There is a lot of great art on display in this show, so definitely drop by and have a look if you get the chance.

The Forest Show art exhibition in Edmonton

Poster for The Forest Show art exhibition in Edmonton

Just a quick note to mention that the “Forest Show” art exhibition that I’ve mentioned before is moving to Edmonton, and will be on display at the McMullen Gallery at the University Hospital from March 19 to May 22. There will be an opening reception on March 24th—I’ll be there, and would love to see you all there.

ASA Forest Show in Edson

Forest Evite Edson

As I mentioned in a previous post a photograph of mine is on display as part of the “Forest Show” curated by the Alberta Soci­ety of Artists. I just thought I’d write this quick note to mention that the exhibition has just moved to the Edson Library (Feb 2–28), and later this spring will be moving to the McMullen Gallery in Edmon­ton (open­ing recep­tion on March 24, 7–9 pm), and the Leighton Gallery in Cal­gary (open­ing recep­tion June 4, 2–4 pm).

ASA Forest Show in Hinton

The Forest Show

I am really excited that one of the photographs from my “Talbot Burn” portfolio has been chosen to be a part of the “Forest Show” curated by the Alberta Society of Artists. The exhibition is currently mounted in the Hinton Public Library (Jan 5-31), and will be moving to the Edson Library (Feb 2-28), the McMullen Gallery in Edmonton (opening reception on March 24, 7-9 pm), and the Leighton Gallery in Calgary (opening reception June 4, 2-4 pm). My piece was also selected to be one of just a few pieces that will be in a travelling exhibition showing throughout Alberta until 2013. I hope that you can make it to one of these venues, but if not, you can have look at the image in my “Talbot Burn” portfolio (it’s the third image, entitled “Talbot Fire Valley”), or simply click below to view the image full screen.

Fire-blackened spruce tree stems stand in a valley laid bare by forest fire in 2003 in Jasper National Park

Talbot fire valley

A folio print of this image is for sale for whatever price you think is fair. Enter amount: $

Winter Festival Art Market 2011

Deep Freeze Byzantine Winter Festival

Sorry for the short notice, I just found out that I’ll have a table at the “Deep Freeze” Artisan Market this coming weekend. I’m printing off a bunch of new, all-winter, prints and I’ll have a selection of blank, winter-y cards as well. I’ll be there (Old Cycle Building at 9141-118 Ave) from 12-6 pm on both Saturday and Sunday (the 8th & 9th). I always appreciate having a familiar face drop by—Keep warm!

King’s Guild Christmas Gift Sale 2010

I had a good time at the Gold Bar Art & Craft sale last weekend, and this coming Saturday (November 27th) I’ll have a table at the “Christmas Gift Sale” at the King’s University College (9125 – 50th street). I’ll be showing (and hopefully selling) a selection of prints and seasonal cards. The event runs from 10am-4pm, and there’ll be over 70 vendors. As always, it’s great to see a familiar face at these events—so if you’re in the area please drop by.