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Saturday, August 28, 2010

COOPER SPUR HAIKU - MT.HOOD, OREGON




Calm and peaceful hike
But I have to ask myself
Why are trees hiding?





Spring’s promise of life
Takes on sarcastic shadings
Before fall’s hammer





A blanket melted
One of life’s loopholes exposed

Deep-cover agents





Puffy land-clouds float
Hide their dangerous orange teeth
Until the sun sets





Absentee ‘landlord’
Occasionally peeks down
“Now what have they done?”





Stacked layers recede
Layer after layer like
Some Japanese print





Warm air envelope
Nurturing my slow ascent

Laughs and disappears





Cold knives slice at clothes
At the edge of the moraine
And yet we linger







Why put these dreamscapes
In a land where nothing lives
Where only fools see?





The shadow stretches
From this vast mountain sundial
Marking time for stars




Sunday, August 1, 2010

Celebrate the Gorge Photography Exhibition @ Columbia Art Gallery

Miller Island Dawn

Three of my photographs have been selected for the Celebrate the Gorge Photography Exhibition. I don't think I'm supposed to show them here, so these are the two photographs I submitted that they didn't select.


Crown Point 

This is the Press Release:

For Immediate Release: July 26, 2010


Re: Columbia Art Gallery Show Opening

Contact: Columbia Center for the Arts

Catherine Kiewit, Gallery Manager

215 Cascade Avenue

Hood River, OR 97031

541 387-8877 gallery@columbiaarts.org www.columbiaarts.org

Celebrate the Gorge Photography Exhibition to open at Columbia Art Gallery on First Friday, August 6th

The Columbia Art Gallery will host the first Celebrate the Gorge Photography Exhibition, set to run from Friday, August 6th through Sunday, August 29th. The Show Opening and Artist Reception commence Friday, August 6th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Works of 22 Northwest photographers will showcase the beauty, grandeur and character of the Columbia River Gorge region, including Mount Hood and Mount Adams.

A panel of three jurors selected 55 images from 95 submitted. Gallery manager, Catherine Kiewit said, “We were fortunate to have so many wonderful photographs to choose from. They really capture the diversity of landscapes in the Gorge area. It will be a great show!”

Gorge area photographers are well-represented. They are Judi Baker, Laurie Streaker, Chris Smith, Darryl Lloyd, Meridith Meskin, Stephen Datnoff, Blaine Franger, Christine Meade, Richard Hallman from Hood River and Linda Mcnaughton from Parkdale. From White Salmon are Laurie Black, Mike Godsey and Donna Sholtis, from Stevenson, Joanna Grammon, and from Bow, Dick Garvey.

Editors Note: I don't get mentioned here because I'm not technically a gorge area photographer.

 
The selection process began as a competition, open to professionals and amateurs nationwide. Entries were submitted on the website, CallForEntries.org. Images shot both digitally and on film were accepted for consideration, including black-and-white, hand-tinted and stitched panoramas. Digital enhancement was allowed only to achieve realistic color balance and sharpness.

The three jurors were Peter Marbach, distinguished Oregon photographer; Carol York, founder and former editor of GorgeGuide Magazine; and Catherine Kiewit, manager of the Columbia Art Gallery.

Cash prizes will be awarded for First, Second and Third Place. Sponsors of the show are Gorge Guide® Magazine and Shortt Supply footwear and athletic apparel, both of Hood River.

The gallery is located at 3rd and Cascade in downtown Hood River, and is open daily, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information visit our website at www.columbiaarts.org or 541-387-8877.








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