On Wednesday, I had my hands on an Emmy Award. No kidding, took my photo with an Emmy. While it was not for anything I had done, the Woman's Name on the award, Dr Trish Lindberg acknowledged the work I had done contributed towards the effort that made it happen. An Emmy, the highest honor in Television given to TIGER, that is Theater Integrating Guidance Education and Responsibility for their premier program on public television.
As I look back, it is not the first time I have been part of such an award. Working with a collage friend, he won a Chrysalis Award, the highest accolade for a remodeler, That work was on TV as well, The Home channel. No only did Joe win the award that year, but the quality of the submission we created together was so high, it forced the governing body to rewrite the rules for the submissions.
I have had political figures, governors, national Senators, nationally renowned artists and their artwork and Business people all in front of my camera. I have been inside machines large enough to have meetings in, Photographed national disasters, Documented lives and have been a part of family gatherings more numerous to count. I have been published in national magazines, and my artwork is far better traveled than am I.
About 10 years ago, I helped start, with many other people the Artistic Roots, a community gallery and art space. I work hard keeping the arts in our community, and have for over a decade, and I give as much time and talent to my local school as possible. recently Sarah and I gave our time and talent helped raise a large sum of money for our 8th graders senior class with our photo booth.
My photography is my greatest gift. This year I made a commitment to myself to advance my artwork. It is my turn to find the spotlight for my own work, to forge a new path as the artist I was trained as, and use my gifts more fully. My work has been awarded the first Artist in Residency in the White Mountain National Forest to a resident of New Hampshire. I am excited not only to be the creative artist in the WMNF, but also to be a part of the WMNF rich heritage, giving back as I work at exploring the WMNF more completely.
Because there is no money for artists supplies as part of this residency award, and because photography supplies are so darn expensive, I need your help. I have a Kickstarter to raise the funds necessary to have the best artists residency. Please take a moment to look at his Kickstarter. As a reward for any pledge I has discounted my art by half. Not only can you get a piece of my art for cheep! you can help a great artist continue to create. Please consider pledging even just $25 to help him continue to make Amazing Art. If helping a friend who deserves it isn't enough of a reason, getting artwork for half its value certainly should be.
Find the Kickstart here:
I will keep photos from his residency here (just some working images at this time):
You can find a previous body of work done on Flora:
And an exciting series I have started and continue to work on, panoramas of the covered bridges in New Hampshire here:
Keep watching the website, a good portion of it requires me to offer classes, lectures, nature walks, etc to participate with the public. so there will be a posting of dates and events for this project.
Thank you for your time and consideration