Juried Artist Exhibition Selection

Water Color

Water Color, Cannon Beach, Oregon

My image “Water Color” was selected for the Open Lens II exhibit at Gallery 7, Joliet, Illinois.

Open Lens II is Gallery 7’s 2nd Annual Juried Exhibit of Photographic Fine Art.  Over 535 images were submitted by more than 90 artists from across the country.  The exhibit features 68 images selected by 2 jurors with a Best of Show Award, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Awards, 6 Honorable Mention Awards, and Purchase Awards honoring more than 10 Artists and images.  The exhibit features an Opening and Closing Reception and is open for  viewing by the public and invitees over the course of the exhibit.

The Exhibit Opening Reception is today, June 4, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 9:00PM.  The exhibit runs through the July 15, 2010 Artists Closing Reception.

About Gallery 7

Gallery 7 is a Fine Art Gallery in the Rialto Arts District in Historic Downtown Joliet.  Located just one door north of the historic Rialto Theater, Gallery 7 features Fine Art Photography, Fiber Art and other artworks.  It is a collaboration of nine member and associate member artists.  The gallery is open 11 AM to 2 PM,  Monday through Friday, for receptions and by appointment.  Call 815.726.1840 for appointment openings.  Address:  Gallery  7, 116 N Chicago St, Suite 102, Joilet, Illinois.

Water Color

Water Color

Water Color, Cannon Beach, Oregon

I wanted to write something clever and inspiring for this post.  I was even going to go so far as to quote Forrest Gump, and how his saying about chocolates also applies to landscape/nature photographers: “Life [landscape photography] is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

I was going to emphasize that the work is to be there, READY to receive what comes, to put yourself in a place and time to receive what the sky and weather and light and wind give you.  Just be READY!

But I had lunch with my son Harry III today, and he told me, “Dad, you don’t have to write anything.  Your pictures are worth a thousand words.”

So without further ado, I invite you to view my Oregon Set on flickr — Hood River, the Columbia River Gorge, and the Pacific coast from Florence to Astoria.  Waterfalls, mountains, lighthouses, crashing waves, beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

Enjoy!