Very excited to announce that several of my art works were chosen to participate in the upcoming Fall exhibit at Jansen Art Center. One piece was even chosen as part of the header event announcement on FB - how terrific is that!!
I originally was going to enter just this single photograph. I felt like this particular image examples my passage to the pacific northwest. It conveys the blur of my journey of this past year, the visual magic of the landscapes around me and the risks one takes in life and creatively. The title of this photograph is "drive by fruit fields" I like to get lost, take roads i have never taken before and see where they take me, i also love the golden hour, that end of the day gift of nature. the light, the long shadows and the glow. If I stopped for every photographic moment on my drives - I'd never get anywhere, and while I often do stop. Sometimes I will use my point and shoot camera and do what I call a drive by. It means exactly that, random captures out my car window - camera set on auto - hoping and risking for the best drive by capture. This shot was exactly that - a very happy accident.
("drive by fruit fields" © photograph by Karen Hanrahan)
Jansen Art Center allowed us five submissions for our entry fee. I then decided after finding a great little frame to do a small print and gesture of the season. I love photographing food, and these apples are in abundance in my very own yard. Something I have never had before
( in a row © photograph by Karen Hanrahan)
Since I am additionally a collage artist - and since these three pieces were already matted/framed and good to go, I also thought i'd send them along for the jury to look at too. I love this collage trio. They too represent the challenges of my recent year.
("parted" "and then she said" and "zippered" © collages by Karen Hanrahan)
I never imagined that all five pieces would be accepted!!! But they were. My first juried gallery exhibit in Washington! YAY!!
Opening Reception at the Jansen Art Center in Lynden is October 6th from 5:30-7:30. I truly hope you can join me, along with 23 other local artisans who are also exhibiting - look forward to acrylic, oil and watercolor paintings, photography, collage, charcoal, digital art, pastel. textiles and assemblage art.
Photography = a never ending opportunity to capture visual celebrations.