I’m on my way to Chicago for the 57th Street Art Fair this weekend in booth 513. Some of the new work I’ll have with me includes the Illuminations series, which I detailed in a post from last year showing the technique of selective bleaching and toning on darkroom photographs. Take a look at those images here and also used with a photographic project I’m doing on slave dwellings across the country. More about that project coming soon. Have a great weekend, and if you’re in Chicago stop by the show and say hi
My last show of the year is this weekend, October 17 and 18, at Bethesda Row in Maryland. I’ll be in booth 34B and show info can be found on their site here
Among the new work I’ll have at the show are several of my silver gelatin photographs which have handpainted details added through the use of specially chosen darkroom toners. I’ve experimented with hand painting for a while and I like these the best so far. Using the toners applied with a very fine brush brings out details and adds texture, especially to the rural impressions series I’ve been working on. Some are on the website now and others are being added soon
It’s already been a busy spring, with two great shows in Texas and a side trip to Louisiana. This weekend I’m at the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival in Maryland, booth 45, and next week I’m heading to Belleville, Illinois for Art on the Square After the Deep Ellum and Main Street Fort Worth shows I took a short side trip into Louisiana to take some more photographs, primarily using the 8×16″ film camera. The project I’ve been doing on the slave cabins continues, and I’m going to be expanding that into states beyond the Deep South. Here are a few of the 8×16″ negatives drying in the darkroom earlier this week. I’ll have some of these images available for sale as silver gelatin contact prints soon to add to the others already available.
I’m also actively working on the farm animal sanctuary project series, and in fact will be photographing tomorrow on my way down to the Bethesda show. Trips back to Farm Sanctuary in New York and Indraloka here in Pennsylvania are also coming up soon, so watch for more of those images. We’ve been able to make regular donations to both of those sanctuaries as promised from the sale of photographs of their animals, which you can see in this portfolio on my site
Show schedule updates: upcoming shows include 57th Street in Chicago in early June, Central Pennsylvania Festival for the Arts in July followed the next week by the Westport, Connecticut Fine Arts Festival. In August I’ll be in Pennsylvania at Eagles Mere and Mount Gretna, and Long’s Park over Labor Day. Mid September is Brandywine in Delaware, and Bethesda Row in October. Other shows may be added so watch for updates
2015 Art Show & Exhibition Schedule
Shows will be added frequently during the next few months, please keep checking back
January – June 2015
Group Exhibition: Royal Photographic Society 157th International Print Competition
various locations in the UK
March 6-30 2015
Solo Exhibition: Hard Coal
Coe Camera Gallery
April 3-5 2015
Deep Ellum Arts Festival
April 9-12 2015
Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival
Ft Worth, Texas
April 26 2015
Art on the Square
May 9 & 10 2015
Bethesda Fine Arts Festival
May 15, 16, 17 2015
Art on the Square
June 6 & 7 2015
57th St Art Fair
I found this photo of me having a chat with Scotty, the Scottish Highland bull, before going into his pasture to photograph him. He’s a friendly guy but the horns made me keep a bit of distance. This weekend I’ll have my sepia photograph of Scotty along with many others at the Virginia’s Crozet Arts & Crafts Festival. Show info is available here
On Saturday, August 9 and Sunday, August 10 I’ll be at the 44th Annual Arts Festival in Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania, a beautiful little resort town about two hours north of Harrisburg. Hours are 10-5 on Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday. I’ll be in booth 39. For show info check here
my exhibition at the Hoyt Center for the Arts in New Castle, Pa
Last weekend I attended the opening of my solo exhibition Hard Coal, a photographic project of the tiny independent anthracite mines near my hometown. The 40 photographs will be on display at the Hoyt Center for the Arts in New Castle, Pennsylvania until mid-September. Some of the exhibited photographs are on my portfolio site here
Also last weekend, at the Berkley Gallery in London, the group exhibition for the 157th Royal Photographic Society Print Exhibition opened. This is the oldest photography exhibition competition in the world, taking place annually since 1854. There were almost 7000 photographs entered and 100 were selected for the final exhibition including my black & white photograph of the coal miner Farmer Bob. The exhibition will travel around the UK until summer of 2015.
Finally, I’m now on Instagram and you can follow me at joelandersonphoto. Some of the images are scans of my large format film photographs and others will be more casual behind-the-scenes things.
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I’m in booth GN22C at the Des Moines Arts Festival this weekend, Friday through Sunday. For show info go to their website here
I’ve updated my show schedule to include a few art shows along with three exhibitions:
August 1, 2014
Berkeley Gallery, London, England
Opening Reception for the Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition, including one of my images.
The exhibition will travel to four other locations including the Royal Albert Hall. Details on those dates to follow.
August 1, 2014
Opening Reception for my solo exhibition Hard Coal
Hoyt Center for the Arts, New Castle, PA (near Pittsburgh)
Exhibition runs through September 19, 2014
If you would like an invitation to the Hoyt show send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org your mailing address in the next few days.
June 22, 2014
Art of the State Exhibition opening, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
The exhibit runs through September 14. One of my photographs is included.