Graham Gallery, Hastings, Nebraska. Nikon D7000, Tokina 12-24mm f/4
The Graham Gallery exhibition starts in just a few weeks – running May 21 – June 9, 2013. The images are selected and the work of getting them prepared for display is progressing. I think I’ll be ready. The downside of doing a show like this (or any show for that matter), is the fact that the preparation takes time, and you want to make sure you’re ready. This means less time available for actually getting out and making images. And since I’m full-time employed, well, let’s just say it’s difficult. I’m not much of a juggler.
Nevertheless, stuff gets done. Plans are made, if not always implemented. I’m constantly knocking around ideas for new projects. My latest (almost), which I haven’t announced yet, met a little bump in the road the other day, but I believe it’ll come to pass. The question is, do I want to it to? It’s that juggling thing again. Just today, I came up with another project idea which is more appealing to me than my unannounced project. This one will have to wait a bit as well. It’s more of a long-term project that promises to cost more money in preparation and time. Time. It’s always a factor!
Then there are the projects I think of late at night, when sleep eludes me because it’s one of those that’s seems all too frequent these days, when my brain won’t shut up. I’ve probably forgotten more projects than I have written down simply because they’ve popped into my mind on the cusp of sleep and instead of jumping up to make a note so I’ll remember the next day, I convince myself that I will recall. Of course in the morning I’ll know I had an idea, but what it was is long gone.
But, we do what we can and the work of getting ready for a show continues. My path is heading in the direction I need and want it to – I can’t complain (but some times I still do…).
As I mentioned, the selected photos are set. My Toadstool Park series of ten images is my overall theme for the show, but I have an additional twelve images to display. Most of them have been posted on my blog at some time or another, but you can view them in their entirety at this link:
I’ll be displaying on two walls of the Graham Gallery, which is the photo I lead off the post with. The brick wall to the left is longer – I would imagine Donna will position the dozen miscellaneous images along this wall, while the light colored wall opposite the brick will display the Toadstool Park images. The Park images will all be either 10×15 or 11×14, both sizes matted to 16×20, framed in a simple black frame. The other images will be a mix of sizes and frames, including a few that are frameless (i.e., standouts or beveled edges).
I hope if you’re in the area during that time you’ll be able to stop and take a peek. Graham Gallery is a beautiful gallery located on the main street in Hastings, Nebraska. It’s worth a visit!
And don’t forget – most of these prints are available through my Etsy shop, and if you see one that you’d like, but isn’t in the shop, simply let me know and I’ll list it. Take a look at:
Please pass along!