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Bosque Del Apache Photo Safari, January 10-15th (FILLED)
California Center for Digital Arts Sonny Bono Wildlife Refuge Workshop February 2-4, 2018
July 6-August 3, 2017 The Loft, San Pedro, California
(July 6th First Thursday July 15th Opening August 3 First Thursday)
The talented photographers of the Palos Verdes Art Center Photographic and Digital Artists (PADA) group are going to be presenting their work in July at the Loft in San Pedro. I'd love for you to join us in celebrating our work and the incredible diversity of our art!
July, 2017 Orange County Fair FIRST PLACE, Birds Category
I received notification that an image taken in Bosque Del Apache this past January received the First Place ribbon at the Orange County Fair. What a nice surprise. The fair does an excellent job jurying quality images into the show, and I am thrilled to receive this award. Come on down and enjoy a day at the Fair and visit the wonderful collection of images and art exhibits while you are there enjoying the unusual fair food and crazy rides!
July 4, 2017 New Workshops announced... Check out the Workshops Tabs for information on Bosque
Del Apache, New Mexico and the Spring Tetons trips. I'd love for you to join me on an Adventure of a Lifetime!! The spring Teton trip is filling! UPDATE: Bosque is now filled! Check out the Spring Tetons trip and sign up now, as the trips are booking quickly!
July 10, 2017 Sierra Club Meeting Felicia Mahood Center 11338 Santa Monica Blvd., West Los Angeles, CA 7-9pm
I will be speaking at the Sierra Club Meeting on July 10th on "Ten Tips to Better Bird Photography". Check out this information if you'd like to attend. You are most welcome and it is FREE! Hope to see you there!
November 2 & 4, 2017, Birds in Flight Class at the California Center for Digital Arts in Santa Ana!
I am excited to be invited to teach a Birds in Flight Class at the California Center for Digital Arts. If you live in south Orange County, consider signing up for my class. I will be teaching the how to's of Bird Photography with hands on practice on Saturday. https://centerfordigitalarts.com/course/birds-flight-photography-workshop/
July 3, 2017 2017 Audubon Photography Awards
I just learned that I am the Professional Honorable Mention in the 2017 Audubon Photography Contest. There were more than 5,500 submissions from 59 states and 8 Canadian provinces. There were 3 categories, Professional, Amateur and Youth with one winner and one Honorable Mention in each category. This is such a huge honor. I'm moved beyond words by this award. Thank you, Audubon, for the work that you do making a difference in this world.
November 8 & 11, Birds in Flight Class Announced! TUTTLE CAMERAS in Long Beach, CA
Wednesday, November 8 at 7pm and Saturday, November 11 at 6am for wetlands shoot. Check out Tuttle Cameras website for more information. I love sharing my Bird photography techniques with you! The staff, customer service, integrity and support at Tuttle Camera is legendary! Come visit the store and join me for a fun and educational time!
G2 Gallery, "100 Years of National Parks: The West" October 4-December 24, 2016
This is such a special gallery. All proceeds go to conservation efforts throughout the world. A BIG thank you to Dan and Susan Gottlieb for the incredible space that they have given artists and the powerful voice that has been given to protecting our natural world. I am so honored and humbled to be juried into this show: "100 Years of National Parks: The West".
Palos Verdes Art Center, "Celebrating PVAC Artist Groups" August 4, 2016
I attended the Palos Verdes Art Center "Celebrating PVAC Artist Groups" opening tonight and learned that my image of the Tetons was presented with a very special award, the Earl Veits Award for Photographic Art by the Art Center. I'm truly honored, as Earl was a longtime member of PADA, and unexpectedly passed this last year. This award was created to honor his memory and his incredible photographic talents, and I'm very touched by this honor.
NEWS FLASH!! July, 2016...
I just learned that one of my images has been selected for the National Parks Exhibition, 100 Years of National Parks: The West, at the G2 Gallery in Venice, California. I have dreamed of getting an image in this gallery for quite awhile. (I would have been thrilled to have one hung in the restroom.). This is one of the most outstanding galleries in California and the nation! Their mission is all about bringing attention to conservation efforts throughout the world and the power of nature and wildlife photography to bring laser attention to these issues. What an honor. I am truly humbled. The show opens on October 4 and runs until January 1, 2017.
San Diego Natural History Museum, "Best of Nature 2016" April 30-August 28, 2016
I wanted to inform you of some exciting information! One of my images has also been juried into the Best of Nature Photography Show 2016 at the San Diego Natural History Museum. Seventy images were selected for this show out of approximately 1300 submissions. These images will be in the gallery from April 30 through August 28, 2016.
If you are in the San Diego area, you might want to check this show out. It is a beautiful assembly of wildlife and nature imagery, and I am deeply honored to be invited to be a part of the 2016 show.
I so appreciate your support and encouragement!
2015 National Parks Contest NEWS: Honorable Mention Wildlife
One of my Teton fox images was selected by the 2015 National Parks Contest as an Honorable Mention Wildlife image. What a perfect place to have my work acknowledged!
For additional information on my Wildlife Photography, check out my Artist's Bio Page.
August 29, 2017 Perfect Exposure Gallery "A Room of One's Own" Show Two of my images have been juried into this all women's show in Los Angeles!
Workshops: JUST ANNOUNCED:
Grand Teton Spring Photo Safari September 16-21, 2018 Check out the Workshop Class page for more information!
Bosque Del Apache Photo Safari January 13-17, 2019
Speaking Engagements coming up! These are free presentations and you are welcome to join me!
La Crescenta Sierra Club, May 7, 2018
South Bay Audubon, March 20, 2018
South Bay Camera Club, March 26, 2018
San Fernando Audubon, February 22, 2018
Palos Verdes Sierra Club, January 31, 2018
Palos Verdes Audubon Contest, 3rd Place, 3 images selected for show