Thursday, June 22, 2017

My art news for this week

Good Morning,

I have been a bit busy but have some nice items for you

I had these lovely tote bags made by with my original photos. They are a good size and colorful. I have them available at the Dedham Guild in Dedham Square. Stop by to see them. 
I have them at $28.00.


Are you a photographer? 
Photograph some of the Most Interesting People in the World. 
Enter the Dedham Portrait Project Today.

Register today to be part of the Dedham Portrait Project.

The subject of the photo has to be a person living or working in Dedham 

Enter by September 24th - up to 4 images - $20 registration fee, 
free to students


The Dedham Farmer's Market is in full swing for the  2017 season. The market is on Wednesdays, on the green of the Unitarian Church in Dedham Square at 3 pm - 7 pm

Go here to learn more here from my last post


Today I joined the Dedham Art Association on a guided tour of the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA. Our tour guide was great and gave us some great and thoughtful information. The exhibits we were able to see were

Circular Abstractions: Bull’s Eye Quilts
May 13, 2017 - October 22, 2017 
Circular Abstractions: Bull’s Eye Quilts is a touring exhibition that originated at the Muskegon Museum of Art and was curated by famed quilter Nancy Crow. 

Future Retrieval: Permanent Spectacle
April 15, 2017 - October 1, 2017 

Permanent Spectacle features a fantastical world that reinterprets museum exhibition and display. The immersive tableau includes constructed landscapes, scenic hand-cut wallpaper, wildlife, and other objects that have been altered through the process of digital collection and material selection. 

and more... It is worth a trip

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Asparagus Forest, Dedham Farmer's Market

Who can resist a Framer's Market? I was so excited that the Dedham Farmer's Market is now open every Wednesday 3-7pm at the First Church in Dedham. Dedham Square Circle asked me to take photos of the Bell ringing to open the market. This is the 10th year of the Market. The vegetables are fresh and very colorful. It is hard not to photograph them

The Dedham Square Artist Guild had a table at the Market. We a sampling of our gallery/shop including my new tote bag designs.
We also had jewelry, pottery, paintings, cards and more on display

Sue Hoy was on hand and doing a painting demonstration

Monday, June 12, 2017

Water, gives life

In March, we took a trip to the San Fransisco for a family and friends visit. California went through a drought for many years. The rains had finally arrived. It is a good thing for California and it has turned everything green. I have been to this area when it was all brown and burnt from the sun. That has it's own beauty.

The bottom photo is a pic of the Koi that lived at our hotel. I tried everyday to get the perfect photo. My photo taking of Koi needs work but, I like it anyway. They are funny fish and very beautiful

Monday, June 5, 2017

Graffiti and stickers in NYC

New York city is a sophisticated city but has it's graffiti and thrown up stickers in many places throughout the city. On our walks, I spotted quite a bit of this rogue art or maybe not art, it depends how you look at it. These photos are taken in the Bowery and Chelsea neighborhoods of NYC, where I was visiting. I love taking pictures of these streetscapes. This may not be popular subjects for many photographers or viewers but, what the heck I like it.


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Looking up in New York City

One of my favorite things is to walk New York City streets and photographing it's architecture. I love capturing all the old and newer buildings. I am also intrigued by fire escapes. They have great lines.
Manhattan seems to be always having a new buildings going up. They contrast to all the older buildings

Our recent trip was to Manhattan. Our focus was midtown to the Bowery. We planned our weekend around museum visits. Lots of walking and picture taking.

9 Architectural Photography Tips

Monday, May 22, 2017

Spring is here

One of my favorite spots in Massachusetts is the Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate in Canton. It is a Trustees of the Reservation property. Last Thursday, we had a photo meet-up. The theme 
was gardens. 

Dandelions are not part of the garden theme but I couldn't resist. Ruby the Llama, also, wasn't part of the theme but, she is hard to resist. She is a funny character with quirky expressions.  

We hope to have a show at the Estate in July of our photos. It is a busy time for the estate, many weddings happening there all summer, Stay tuned for details

A side Note: I live in a neighborhood called the Manor. Manor Neighborhood Association has made great strides in making this a nice place to live.

The neighborhood just received a Little Library! It is next to Terri's Market and is super cute. It was painted by Artist, Cindy Mootz

I was the picture taker and it was an honor

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Call to Artists, Dedham Guild, and other news

My Arty News for you

My photo "Urban Jungle" received an honerable mention for photography 

Taken in Haarlem, Netherlands on a walk
Massasoit’s 8th Annual Arts Festival at the Canton Campus 

Sunday, May 21, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Rain or Shine. 

Exhibits include the Regional High School Art Competition showcasing Blue Hills Regional, Canton, Randolph, and Stoughton students; the Annual MCC Students Juried Show in the Akillian Gallery; and the Open Juried Show under the tent. The “Our”Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History exhibit returns courtesy of Plymouth 400. Tour the Milton Art Museum and the George Georgacopoulos Honor Garden in early bloom. 

See Guild Members artworks by Mona Podgurski, Cindy Mootz and Alice Donaldson

 Information here Annual Massasoit Arts Festival 

See two of my Photos in the "Water Exhibit"

The Dedham Square Artist Guild Hosts
A special exhibition hosted at the Dedham Community Theatre
SHOW DATES: May 4 to June 30

Theme: Water is transparent and therefore takes on the colors around it: the blue of the sky, a reflection of a mountain, or the darkness of an approaching storm. We swim in the water or gaze at it from a sandy beach. There is an underwater world and a vastness that comes from sailing on it. What does Water mean to you?

This show will be hosted in the lower gallery at the Dedham Community Theatre! 580 High Street, Dedham, MA

See the show and catch a movie, see what's playing


Call To Artists, Dedham Square Artist Guild, "Into the Night"
Logo by Mona Podgurski
Call to Artists

"Into the Night"

A special exhibition hosted at the Dedham Community Theatre


Opening Reception: Thursday July 13th, from 6-7:30PM at the Dedham Community Theatre

Black and white silver-toned photography, moonscapes and dark, abstract landscapes. Into the night—New York City bright lights where the action begins. Or into the night—in the country with the howl of a wolf or the crackling of a campfire.

This show will be hosted in the lower gallery at the Dedham Community Theatre! 580 High Street, Dedham, MA

Non-refundable cost for entry is $25. 

Guild members may enter at no cost, but must email with intent to show. High School art students may also enter at no charge, but must also email dedhamguild.submissions@gmail.comwith intent to show as well as jpgs of work per Prospectus.

Monday, May 8, 2017

It so Vibrant, San Fransisco

I love the vibrancy of the neighborhood, Chinatown, in San Fransisco, California. It is hilly and full of lots of lanterns, old signs, restaurants, stores and more... I will always recommend visiting this part of San Fransisco

San Francisco Chinatown is the largest Chinatown outside of Asia as well as the oldest Chinatown in North America. It is one of the top tourist attractions in San Francisco. You can use this site to learn more about the attractions, culture, history, and events in Chinatown. If you plan to visit us, you can book a Chinatown tour, hotel rooms, and more. From this website

Read more of my musings of this neighborhood

Thursday, April 27, 2017

A favorite spot, Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate,

The Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate in Canton, MA is my of my fav spots to photograph. I didn't know about this place until a few years ago. I just keep going back, in all seasons. I love to wander the estate, woodlands and pastures. It is amazing that this estate is so close to Boston and just off the busy 128 Highway. It is truly peaceful.

Read here way this is a special place and part of the Trustees of the Reservation here

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Golden Gate Bridge, San Fransisco

Golden Gate Bridge - always a must see when visiting San Fransisco. Our group walked halfway across the bridge. the views are spectacular and it was a great weather day. The bridge seems so huge when you walk over it.  We did visit late morning, not a great time to photograph but, I managed some   nice shots.

California had been suffering from a drought but, in the last few months that state has had much needed rain. Therefore. flowers are blooming. Very pretty and lucky for us!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Street Expression, Bay Area

 Don't you love Murals?

I love them and fascinated by them. It can make a neighborhood even more vibrant and colorful. On a trip to San Fransisco and the Bay Area we were able to visit San Francisco's Chinatown and Oakland's. The two neighborhoods had different feel to them.

San Fransisco's Chinatown is very hilly and compact, It is filled with bright murals, red lanterns, gift and tourist shops, antiques and restaurants. We had lunch at San Sun restaurant and really enjoyed it

Oakland's chinatown smaller in feel and a bit more spread out. Although, Oakland seemed to have many more murals, and they were bright and fun. They seemed to be everywhere. A great way for artists to express their heritage

See more of my photos from this trip on my Instagram feed


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