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Steve & Karen Strom's Photography Newsletter
Summer is winding down
August/September 2011
in this issue
-- August/ & September Activities
-- Looking Ahead


We hope you have enjoyed the summer. The monsoon rains finally arrived in Sonoita, late, but nonetheless more than welcomed by us and the very parched grasslands. Just after the first rains, we left for the Pacific Northwest, where we spent three weeks divided between intensive photographing of beach and intertidal zones on the Oregon and California coasts, and visiting our daughter Kathy and her family in Washington, and our granddaughter, Rebecca in Pacific Grove, CA. Over the past 5 years, we have both developed a love for the Oregon and Northern California coasts, and have each been investing more time in trying to express our growing connection to these very different 'land'scapes in new images. As our efforts begin to yield coherent 'stories' we hope to share them with you.

Turning to the immediate future, we want to bring to your attention the artist receptions for our Tucson shows in September. We hung both shows yesterday and are very happy with the way they appear on the walls. The reception for Karen's show at the Tucson Botanical Garden is Friday evening, Sept. 9, from 5:30 - 7:30. The reception for Steve's show at the Temple Gallery will be held on the opening night of the Arizona Theater Company season on Sept. 23 at 5:30pm. We hope to see many of you there and to talk to you about our images. More details about the show follow.

August Activity
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Karen's solo show of works selected from her Illusions of Reality and Architectronics portfolios in the Porter Hall gallery is now at the Tucson Botanical Garden. Included is one image from her new series on 'the perfect and nature'. The show will open on September 2 with a reception on Friday, Sept. 9 from 5:30 - 7:30 at the Gardens.

Earth & Mars

Steve has a one person show of his Earth and Mars portfolio scheduled for September 9 - October 18 at the Etherton Gallery space at the Temple of Music and Art, Tucson. The artist reception will be held Friday, Sept 23 5:30 p.m. A preview of the show can be seen on the Etherton Gallery website.

Steve has an image included in the show Center Forward at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO. The show opened on June 3 with a reception from 6 - 9 pm. When the show closes in Fort Collins it will be on exhibit at the Denver International Airport.

Karen's website has been recently updated. A new portfolio of her tiling images has been added. In addition, a set of movies intended to show her thought processes as she constructs some of the images in her Architectronics series is now available for viewing.

In addition to the new portfolio of Earth and Mars images, the Press page on Steve's website now contains an audio interview, conducted over the telephone by Brooks Jensen, of Lenswork Publishing. The interview is included in Lenswork Extended #89, a DVD publication, which also includes a portfolio of 43 of Steve's color images.

Looking Ahead

Karen's image, Warehouse, Marfa, TX, has been accepted for the Dreams show upcoming at The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO. The show will open on Dec. 2 and run through Jan. 7, 2012.

Steve will have a retrospective show at the Verve Gallery in Santa Fe in October 2012 which will include the Earth/Mars images as well as a wider variety of both his recent and earlier work.

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