Sunday, September 27, 2015

A Flurry of Photo News

I've recently gotten good news about my photography.

Beach Cluster, ©Vivien Zepf

For those of you who didn't see my "shout-it-from-the-rooftops" announcement on Facebook last week, Beach Cluster is one of two of my photographs that was juried into The Print Show at the Katonah Museum of Art that will run concurrent to the next exhibition, SupraEnvironmental.  Works by Kiki Smith and Lousie Bourgeouis are also part of The Print Show.  Whee!  I'm feeling honored, thrilled, nervous... all those emotions that go along with taking a huge leap and somehow finding oneself in a strange new world.  I just got my loan agreement from the museum.  I'm going to be able to put "museum" on my resume!  How crazy is that???  Now I'm working with the lab to print these images on metallic paper to 24" x 36".  They will positively shimmer and pop.
Georgia Poppy ©Vivien Zepf
Also, this is one of two of my photos that will be hanging at the Northern Westchester Hospital for a year, beginning in January, 2016.  Artists were asked to submit artwork of a celebratory nature as part of an exhibition for the hospital's 100th anniversary.  I sent in two flower images, not knowing if they were suitable to the theme, and was very pleased to learn they accepted both.  The organizers asked me to print them as large as possible so I've printed them as 24" x 36" canvasses that will be wrapped on stretcher bars.  I decided on this presentation because 1) the canvas is durable for the long exhibition time, 2) the wrapped canvas has a complete look without a frame, 3) I don't have the added expense of a large frame and Plexiglas, and 4) if they don't sell, the material is suitable for hanging in my master bathroom, and I've been dying to find a picture that can withstand the humidity.  I'll be dropping the canvasses off at the framer's this week so they're done in plenty of time.  Postponing this project to the end of the year would only give me grief in the midst of the hectic holiday season.  No, it's best to get it done now and store them safely until needed. I'll post pictures when they're done.

Thanks for letting me share my good news!


Natalya Aikens said...

You rock! Congratulations!!!

Norma Schlager said...

Congratulations! Love them both, but, WOW!, that poppy is really something!