Category: Art Shows

23 Apr

Catching Light’s Official Release, FREE B.B. King Prints, and a Blues & BBQ Week-End

Most of my life I moved around alot between the Midwest and for a period of time out to Portland, Oregon. One musician I have always seemed to miss seeing perform live was B.B. King. With the help of friend, I had the privilege to catch B.B. King performing LIVE at the Effingham Performance Center, in Effingham, Illinois on May 29, 2013. It was one of the last live performances the legendary blues musician gave in the St.Louis region before he died in 2015.

Our tickets were in Row M, and I had just come from my photojournalist job at the Edwardsville Intelligencer newspaper and had my camera equipment with me. Fortunately, the allowed me to bring in my camera, so I captured these photos.

B.B. King and band performing in Effingham, Illinois on May 29, 2013.
B.B. King and band performing in Effingham, Illinois on May 29, 2013.
B.B. King and band performing in Effingham, Illinois on May 29, 2013.
B.B. King and band performing in Effingham, Illinois on May 29, 2013.
B.B. King and band performing in Effingham, Illinois on May 29, 2013.

In honor of the WashMo BBQ & Bluesfest happening in Washington, Missouri this next week-end, April 26th, 27th, and 28th, I will be giving away FREE Prints of this photographic print of B.B. King performing LIVE at that Effingham concert on May 29, 2013.

FREE Print of B.B. King in Concert

I will be participating with the Washington Art Walk also happening this week-end. My artwork will be on display at Oak and Front Kitchen + Bar at 120 W. Front Street in Washington, Missouri. I will be there on April 26th from 5p-8p and April 27th 10a-3p. The FREE prints will be available at my display, but I have a limited amount so stop by early.

Also available at my display will be copies of my newly released photographic zine called Catching Light: Vol. 1 “The Spark. This is a signed and numbered collection of some of my photographic artwork from the past 25 years. More of my artwork can be seen on display in the Events room, upstairs at Oak & Front as well.

"The Thicket"

For even more of my photographic artwork on display during the Washington, Missouri’s Art Walk, you can also visit Room For Art at 317 West Main Street in downtown Washington. I will have several pieces up there as well.

This week-end in Washington, Missouri will be a great one for blues, BBQ, and art. Come join us for all the sights and sounds Missouri has to offer. You’ll be glad you did!

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03 Apr

Announcing My New Photographic Art Zines Called “Catching Light, ” the Designers and Collectors Editions

I have been a fine art photographer for over 25 years. I am seeking to branch out my art business more, while also looking to learn from designers all over about what kinds of subjects, styles, and artwork have been most popular in the St.Louis area and beyond. My mission is to better meet their needs matching wall art with their design concepts.

With this goal in mind I have begun publishing fine art photographic booklets, or “zines” as they are more commonly called, which will feature samples of my artwork. Today I am releasing my first zine entitled “Catching Light: The 2024 Designers Edition.” This issue is aimed at sharing the wide spectrum of my photographic artwork over the past 25 years in the areas of black & whites, rural, landscape, architecture, and many of my low light photography.

In the Designers Edition I have also paired with each photograph two sets of color codes of the most widely found colors in each image. The color codes included are for CYMK and RGB. I did this to help streamline the process of better serving designers’ needs with their projects.

At the “Where Art Meets Interiors” event I will have a few print versions of this zine, however, a digital version of the zine will also be available as a FREE download in the Shop on my website. This is the first in what will be an ongoing series of publications sharing my past and future photographic artwork. If you are a designer, I welcome all comments and questions in how I might serve your projects better.

Additionally, on April 26th I will be releasing my first fine art photographic zine being sold as a signed & numbered Collector’s Edition.

The title of this zine will be “Catching Light: The Spark.” My love of photography began with a spark and I have been chasing and catching light ever since. I will be selling these at Oak & Front Kitchen + Bar in Washington, Missouri as part of the Spring Art Walk. The event runs from April 26th-27th. As a heads-up, I will be giving away some FREE prints at my display, so stay turned between now and then. Starting today and beyond Catching Light: The Spark is also available for order in my Shop.

It is hard to believe it has been over 25 years of capturing and collecting photographs across five U.S. states, exploring and combing back roads. I guess it is easy to lose track of time when you have a passion for light and shadow and seeking the beauty in every location and moment. It has been a pure joy and I am happy to share my artwork in ways I never have before. I invite you to check out the rest of my website and I hope you Enjoy the View.

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19 Nov

Washington, Missouri Art Walk 2023

I would like to thank Oak and Front Wine Bar ( for allowing me to participate in the Washington, Missouri Art Walk this last week-end at their location. I would also like to thank JoAnn at Room for Art Gallery (…/Room-For…/100065080325235/) for all her help in organizing the event and getting me setup to display my work. It was greatly appreciated.
You can continue to view my artwork in the gallery/meeting room upstairs at Oak & Front Wine Bar, so stop by for some wine or whiskey and pair that with a great view.
Art Walk display in cellar coffeehouse
Artwork display in upstairs gallery/meeting room at Oak & Front Wine Bar
30 Oct

See My Photography at the Washington, MO Art Walk

After taking a four year break from showing my photographic artwork, I will now have my work featured in the Mid-Missouri Fine Art Society Art Walk happening Friday, Nov. 17th and Saturday Nov. 18th in Washington, Missouri. Many other wonderful local artists will also be participating in this event. You can find my photograph at Oak & Front Wine Bar & Tasting Room at 120 W. Front St. in beautiful downtown Washington, Missouri.

From the flyer:

Benefiting ECC Art Scholarships
Friday Nov 17th – 5p – 8p
Saturday Nov 18th – 10a-3p

– Lindsey Pautler – Acrylic & Chalk
– Mark Polege – Fine Art Photography

DEPOT GALLERY – 301 West Front Street
– Mid-Missouri Fine Arts Society, Membership showing of “Small Works”

THE ALLEY – 7 West Main Street
– Scarlett Polk – unique, artsy, colorful & vibrant
– Harper Welker – handmade clay magnets & earrings. Stickers, belt bags & prints

ROOM FOR ART GALLERY – 124 West Main Street
– Ray Mueller – Oil & Acrylic Painting
– Susan Heitman – Batik Watercolor, Pastel & Ink Drawings
– Jim Peters – Watercolor
– Donna Meinershagen – Painting on Turkey Feathers & Rocks
– James Bolte – Pyrography (wood burning on watercolor paper)

WANDERLUST MARKET – 216 West Main Street
– David Peterson – Landscape Photography

IB NUTS – 200 Elm Street
– Our Lady of Lourdes Student Art

VINTAGE TRADER – 204 Elm Street (Saturday Only)
– Jerri Sites – Jewelry from repurposed heirloom & antique pieces

FOUR SEASONS FLORIST – 211 Elm Street (Saturday Only)
– Cindy Frick – Pottery

Student & Member Art

ARTSY ALLEY – Stroll or Drive Thru the Alley between Washington Ave & Fulton Street (Across from the American Legion)
– Deaneal McAfoos – Hand Painted Alley Doors & Garden Sheds
– Santa & Mrs. Claus – Come visit!

Look for Yellow Balloons Outside Locations Hosting an Artist

08 Mar

Four New Images Added to Shop in Prep for GFA Opening

In preparation for my upcoming gallery opening this Friday, I added (4) new images to my online store. Check them out and let me know which is your favorite!

"The Divide"
“The Divide”

“The Divide” –
“The Thicket” –
“The Passage” –
“Grand Center” –

Also don’t forget to come by the Governor French Academy in Belleville from 6 to 8 pm and see some of my recent work, along with select pieces from my North Dakota days. For more details, see here:


02 Mar

Full Color Circle

In 2006 after 8 years of building my photographic portfolio by logging countless miles in the back country of southeastern North Dakota…and then returning to St.Louis, I presented much of my black & white work in my first gallery show at Governor French Academy in Belleville, Il. I am so happy to say that, now 10 years later, I will be presenting some of my photographic color work back in Belleville where it all began.

That’s right! On March 7th my photographic work will again be on display at the gallery at Governor French Academy. The Opening Night will be held on March 11th from 6-8pm. This will also be my very first solo show! On display will be some of my most popular black & white prints as captured in the back country of North Dakota. Along with those pieces will be some of my recent full color work produced on high gloss metal prints.

"Fire Storm"
“Fire Storm”
From the first time I produced “City Stream” on a metal print and saw how that low light photographic glowed with the city lights, I cannot think of any better way to share my love of low light work. In fact, just a few days ago I received my 30″ x 20″ print of “Fire Storm” and can’t wait to share this one with you all.

Over those 10 years I have presented my black & whites in galleries & coffeehouses on both sides of the river, worked for the Edwardsville Intelligencer newspaper as a staff photographer, continued to capture our local world in black & white as well as beautiful color, but what I am most proud of was being chosen among the Sheldon Art Galleries’ TOP 100 for their “St.Louis @ 250” art show in 2014 with my panoramic photo “Moon Over St.Louis.”

"Moon Over St.Louis" as on display at the Sheldon Art Galleries - 2014.
“Moon Over St.Louis” as on display at the Sheldon Art Galleries – 2014.

Other than the Sheldon, I have not taken the time to present my work in galleries since 2008, though I have been happy to have my work seen in Straight Up Magazine, the Edwardsville Intelligencer, and of the Daniel Boone Haunted Tour, to name a few. This is why I am very happy to turn my focus back to sharing my work again through galleries.

Also, be sure to check out the work I have available on Saatchi Art and Amazon!

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