If you haven’t been to the Vero Beach Museum of Art to see the current exhibition Treasure Coast Creates I highly recommend you do so before it closes on September 3, 2023. Think of it as an opportunity for a burst of inspiration before summer winds down.
The exhibition features artwork from 137 artists residing in Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties. The quality of work and range of expression is fantastic! Juror Ellen E. Roberts, formally of the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, and the VBMA museum staff did an amazing job curating and installing the work into a multi-themed yet cohesive exhibition. You won’t be disappointed!
I’m honored to have new work from my series Standing on the Shore of the Cosmic Ocean featured as part of this exhibition.
Several of my coaching clients and students are also featured in this exhibition. I’m very proud of them and encourage you to check out their work. They include Susan B. Hale, Jim Cohoe, Matt Erpenbeck, Gregory McIntosh and Lynne Hollingsworth. Here’s a link to my previous post featuring some of their work.
I was recently interviewed by Tim Cole from Intermorphic Generative Music systems about how I use their generative music software Wotja to create infinitely generating ambient music to enhance meditation, creativity, relaxation and well-being. Tim and his brother Pete have pioneered generative music software since the 1990’s! I’m honored to be in conversation with them.
I discovered Wotja in 2017 while looking for ways to create music to go with images from my series A Glimpse of Infinity. That sent me on a deeply rewarding exploration of sound synthesis, effects and creating infinitely generating music.
If you’d like some to experience some expansive ambient music to inspire creativity, relaxation, meditation and a sense of well-being visit my Bandcamp artist page for 3 free listens/track before being asked to purchase. Unlike other platforms, Bandcamp sends the majority of their revenue to the artists creating the music. It’s also a great place to discover new music and connect with other musicians and fans.
My music page has descriptions of each of my albums and direct links. You can also find my ambient music on your favorite steaming service by searching my name.
I’d love to hear how my music effects you. Does it help you focus? Do you feel more creative when listening? Does it help relieve stress? Do you use it to improve your meditation or yoga practice? Maybe it helps you sleep?
Please follow me on Bandcamp and leave your feedback. I make music because there’s something I want to hear or a mood I want to create. I’m always curious to hear how others experience it and find your feedback inspiring.
I’m super excited to announce that a new image from my series Standing on the Shore of the Cosmic Ocean will be featured as part of the next exhibition at the Vero Beach Museum of Art. Titled Treasure Coast Creates: A Tribute To Local Artists, the exhibition features artwork from artists living in Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties. Over 350 artists applied submitting over 800 works to be considered for exhibition. Juror Ellen E. Roberts, the Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Senior Curator of American Art at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, FL, selected 137 works for the show.
Treasure Coast Creates will be on exhibition from May 20 – September 3, 2023.
For more information about the exhibition and the Vero Beach Museum of Art please click here.
The Stuart Segal Scholarship is dedicated to aiding aspiring photography students for whom attending class at the Vero Beach Museum of Art would otherwise be financially challenging. The scholarship will pay tuition fees for any photography course offered via the VBMA’s Museum Art School. For more information or to apply for this scholarship, please visit www.vbmuseum.org/museum-art-school.
This is a fun and interactive class designed to help you gain confidence in using your camera to get the shots you always wanted!
Congratulations to my creativity coaching clients and students Susan B. Hale, Jim Cohoe, Matt Erpenbeck and Gregory McIntosh for having their work accepted into the exhibition Treasure Coast Creates: A Tribute To Local Artists at the Vero Beach Museum of Art. Their work was selected from among 800 submissions!
I encourage you to stop by the Vero Beach Museum of Art to see the new exhibition Treasure Coast Creates: A Tribute To Local Artists. It’s on view from May 20 – September 3, 2023 and features work by artists from Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin Counties. Curated by Juror Ellen E. Roberts, the Harold and Anne Berkley Smith Senior Curator of American Art at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, FL the exhibition features 137 artworks selected from the 800 submitted for consideration.
I’m excited to announce that several of my students have had their photographs accepted into the very competitive and prestigious annual juried photography exhibition Through the Eye of the Camera at the A E Backus Museum in Fort Pierce, FL.
A huge congratulations go out to:
Matt Erpenbeck – Third Place and Award of Merit
Serene Savery – First Place
The exhibition is on view May 12 – June 23, 2023. I encourage you to check it out. It’s a great way to support local artists and discover new ideas!
For gallery hours, location and directions please visit the A E Backus Museum website.
Take your photography skills to the next level with my Photoshop for Photographers class! New session begins at the Vero Beach Museum of Art in Vero Beach, Florida October 5, 2022. This class will be in-person!
REGISTER TODAY before this sells out! For more info and registration details visit Photoshop Class
Classes are held Wednesday evenings at the Vero Beach Musuem of Art from 6:30-8:30pm. We will be diving into Adobe Bridge CC and Adobe Photoshop CC to learn how to organize and edit your photos!
Please bring your laptop with the current versions of Adobe Bridge CC (Free) and Adobe Photoshop CC. We will work through a series of projects designed to help you understand the fundamentals of the photoshop workflow and apply it to your own work.
Over the summer I worked with a fantastic group of Veterans in a creativity workshop called The Creative Photographer at the Vero Beach Museum of Art. Each week participants were given a creative challenge to get them to venture outside of their comfort zones. The results were surprising, insightful and innovative. I want to thank them as their compassion, curiosity and courage made this an amazing experience!
Here are some photographs of the exhibition held in the Patten Gallery at the Vero Beach Museum of Art on view from August 5 – September 4, 2022.
Our Patten Community Gallery mixed-media exhibition displays photographs and acrylic paintings from recent classes offered to Veterans. Local gallery owner and MAS instructor Barry Shapiro led discussions in the galleries from the exhibition Vero Collects: Hidden Treasures Revealed, and then brought students to the Museum Art School’s studios to learn about color mixing, drawing and design, and brush techniques through the acrylic painting process. Local photographer and MAS instructor Aric Attas guided participants through photographic strategies to help discover unique perspectives, see new patterns and themes not readily apparent, and develop personal insight. Both classes enthusiastically shared their artworks for the exhibition, unveiling the creative nature of our wonderful Veterans!
I’m honored and excited to have my photograph, A Glimpse of Infinity, No. 946 featured as part of NightVisions 2022 at the Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff, AZ!
NightVisions: Cultural Interpretations of the Night Sky is an international juried art exhibition at Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff, AZ that seeks to explore and celebrate our deep connections with the night. In its 8th iteration, we are excited to expand upon the exhibition concept in honor of the legacy of Flagstaff astronomer Carolyn S Shoemaker (June 24, 1929 – August 13, 2021) and her collaborations with husband and geologist Eugene Shoemaker (April 28, 1928 – July 18, 1997), with the inclusion of archival astronomical elements alongside the work of contemporary artists. We are honored to announce the co-curator, amateur astronomer and science writer, David Levy; and three renowned artist jurors Laura Camden, Joseph McShane, and Jerrel Singer who reviewed over 250 excellent and diverse works from artists internationally and chose 80 works for the exhibition. This exhibition will coincide with the grand opening of CCA’s new Digital Resource & Education Center in May 2022.
Flagstaff is the first International Dark-Sky City – this designation recognizes the extraordinary commitment of the Flagstaff community to night sky protection, which began with the world’s first regulations protecting the night sky over 60 years ago. These efforts were at the foundation of a global movement to protect night skies and continue through the efforts of the Flagstaff Dark Skies Coalition to celebrate, promote and protect the region’s glorious star-filled skies.