I am happy to announce that I recently received an Award of Excellence from Manhattan Arts International HERStory 2017 art competition with my photograph of a father and his three daughters that I took in Egypt. Renée Phillips, curator of “HERStory 2017,” and founder/director of Manhattan Arts International, wrote the following about the exhibition: “HERStory 2017,” an online exhibition, features art by 63 outstanding contemporary women artists. The talent in this exhibition is extraordinary, expressed in the artists’ artwork and their accompanying artists’ statements. I encourage you to visit the artists’ websites where you can view their entire portfolios. Please contact them directly to purchase and/or exhibit their artwork."
Visit this site to see the exhibition: http://manhattanarts.com/herstory-2017-art-exhibition/, and download a free pdf of HERStory 2017 here: HERSTORY-2017. The online exhibition runs through June 27, 2017.
The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals has included me among their roster of contributing photographers with my photograph "Red Rock Crossing, Cathedral Rock, Sedona, Arizona," for use in hospitals and healthcare facilities around the world. Elaine Poggi, the foundation's founder, and president supplies hospitals and healthcare centers with framed art that has the power to heal. Promoting a sense of calm and hope for patients and workers alike amidst the stress and fear so common in traditional hospital settings is the healing power of art. I invite you to look at the foundation's site and read about the work it does for the healthcare field around the world at http://healingphotoart.org/.
The warm weather is finally here and my peonies are beginning to open and the Siberian irises are blooming right now. The bearded irises still look great but are getting near the end of their bloom. The tulips bloomed early this year for the yearly Albany Tulip Festival, but I captured them at the height of their beauty earlier this month. I love this time of the year for the opportunity to capture more of the stunning beauty of nature's wonderland. Come back often to check out new additions to my photo galleries.