~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Steve & Karen Strom's Photography Newsletter
Roadtrip ReportJune 2010
in this issue
-- May report
-- June & July
Here is a short update on our recent and upcoming activities.
Steve's show of images from the Earth Forms collection opened at The Camerawork Gallery in Portland on May 22. During the opening afternoon he presented a talk outlining the development of his artistic vision, followed by a book signing and reception. The exhibit will run through June 18.
While on the way to install the show in Portland we drove through Titus Canyon in Death Valley, visited galleries in San Francisco,and photographed on the northern California and Oregon coasts. While there we visited for four days with our daughter, Kathy, and her 2 children, Rebecca and Daniel (Kathy and Daniel were essential in hanging the show in the non-profit gallery.) and we spent a bit of time exploring the Columbia River gorge with them.
On the return trip we took some time to photograph in the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in central Oregon before moving on to the Steen's Mountain area of the Oregon desert and the Malheur Wildlife Preserve. We saw hundreds of white faced ibis and Bonaparte gulls, snowy egrets and a wide variety of other water birds. From there we traveled on to the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada where we stayed at the Soldier Meadow Ranch and explored the Calico and the Black Rock Mountains. Needless to say we have many hundreds of photographs to tag and sort through before we can begin to create new images.
The Portfolio ShowCase Volume 4 containing a portfolio of Steve's landscape images is now available online from the Center for Fine Art Photography.The virtual exhibit can also be viewed online.
June & July
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Steve's image, Haleakala Crater, Maui, HI, is included in the Texas Photographic Society 24th Members Only Show at the Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University in Waco, Texas The show will open on June 8 and run through July 10. A slideshow of the accepted images is available.
In July Steve and Karen will have a joint show at the Open Shutter Gallery in Durango, CO opening on July 2 and running through August 5.
One of Karen's images will be included in the Online Gallery Annex of the exhibit, Photos with Words, at the website for the PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont. This show opens on July 20 and runs through August 7.
We expect a generally quiet summer and hope to be able to spend time working with the images that we acquired on our trip to the Pacific Northwest.