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I want to thank everyone who came out to the Piney Woods Art Festival in Enterprise, Alabama this weekend, especially those who dropped by my booth. The positive response to "Abandoned Wiregrass," as well as my prints and framed art, was overwhelming. I would especially like to thank the Coffee County Arts Alliance for hosting the event and allowing me to attend. Piney Woods has been a vital part of the community fabric in Enterprise for as long as I can remember. This was my first year participating, and I will be sure to return.
My photo "Winter Chairs" was honored with Best In Show. This kinda blows me away, because there were some SERIOUSLY talented artists at the event. I am honored and grateful.
It was great to see many friends drop by the booth, including old friends from college I have not seen in many years. I received an unexpected surprise when, in the festival's closing hour, I heard a voice say "That's my shack!" Sure enough, it was the gentleman who owns the cabin featured on the cover of Abandoned Wiregrass. I had not seen Mr. Waters since the day I took that image. We had a great time catching up and talking about the shack's history, and other places around the local area that might be good candidates for future photos.
I'm not sure when or where my next event will be, as the local art festival scene slows down in the summer. I'll be taking the opportunity to keep writing my fiction novels, as well as riding the roads (on my motorcycle, of course!) looking for my next photograph.
Keep checking back for updates!
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The Rudd Art Center/Dowling Museum in downtown Ozark, Alabama kicked off their annual All in Black and White Exhibit this weekend. Artists from across the Wiregrass participated, in all media to include photography. It was an honor not only to be allowed to participate, but to have two of my images recognized.
I have three images in the exhibit, and two images were recognized: "Winter Chairs" and "Ride." The exhibit runs through March 5th. Please support local art and artists.
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