Thursday, April 30, 2015

75. Two Paintings and Two Photographs Accepted into the West Penn Trail Juried Art Show

Fire on the Conemaugh - digital photograph
The West Penn Trail is owned and operated by the Conemaugh Valley Conservancy.  Their juried exhibition is set for June 6 - 12, 2015 at the Latrobe Art Center, located at the corner of Main and Ligonier Street in downtown Latrobe, Pennsylvania.  A reception will be held there on June 12, 2015 6-9pm.

All the artwork on exhibition are donated works by the artists and will be for sale to raise funds for the maintenance of the West Penn Trail.  The show prospectus describes their mission as follows:

The West Penn Trail traces through time and nature's beauty. Named for the West Penn Railroad that once ran along the Conemaugh River valley, this 15-mile trail also follows the original the right-of-way of the Main Line Canal.  Traces of the old canal, railroad tunnels and beautiful cut-stone bridges all can be seen. This trail offers an outstanding natural experience, which attracts photographers and artists seeking to capture its scenic beauty.

Most of the maintenance of the West Penn Trail is provided by a small cadre of trail users who volunteer their time.

The West Peen Trail Art Show offers artists and photographers the opportunity to be part of the volunteer effort. The donation of their artwork will help fund much needed trail maintenance, and raise awareness of the trail's unique beauty.

I consider it an honor that I was accepted into this show.  I have traveled much of what is now the West Penn Trail for over 20 years and the bridges and natural scenery there have been a source of inspiration for me then, now, and will continue to be into the future.  I don't mind one bit giving back a little by donating these pieces of art. I hope they sell well and the show is a success.

Conemaugh Bridge No.4 on the West Penn Trail - oil/canvas
West Penn Trail Footbridge - digital photograph
Autumn Fire - oil/canvas



Sunday, March 15, 2015

74. Landscape for 2014 Murrysville Photo Contest Wins Honorable Mention

Bridge Over Still Waters
Winter Sojourn
My photograph, Bridge Over Still Waters (above), won Honorable Mention for Landscapes in the 2014 Murrysville Photo Contest.  This is the eastern foot bridge that crosses Turtle Creek in Duff Park in my home town of Murrysville, Pennsylvania.  It is a popular subject and I took another image of it a few months later (at right) which I may enter into the 2015 Murrysville Photo Contest.  The awards ceremony is April 15th.

Duff Park winter - 2011
The last time I entered a photo in this contest was in 2011 when I won Third Place for my winter scene of Turtle Creek (pictured left).  I will probably enter something each year now and hope my luck will hold out.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

73. Winter finally arrives in Murrysville.

It took a while, but winter has finally come to my neck of the woods.  Here's a few photos for now.
Turtle Creek in Murrysville, Pennsylvania.
Bridge over Turtle Creek in Duff Park, Murrysville, Pennsylvania.
 
Duff Park, Murrysville, Pennsylvania.


Saturday, January 3, 2015

72. Murrysville Photo Contest










Murrysville Farmer
Bridge Over Still Waters
The deadline has past for the 2014 Murrysville Photo Contest, but not before I was able to submit my three entries shown here. I should know something in a few months if one of these images should be a winner.  

Duff Park Winter - 2011
Previously, I came in third place for landscapes & scenery in 2011 (shown above), but I have been too occupied to submit anything until now.  Maybe my luck will hold out.
Rocks of Color

Thursday, January 1, 2015

71. A New Beginning in 2015

Liquid Sunshine
Crown of Gold

The start of a new year is an opportunity to begin anew with all manner of projects.  The artwork I produce this year will be exhibited and available for sale at my show scheduled for the month of February, 2016 at the Elaine Biondi Gallery Space, located at the Monroeville, PA public library.  I'll start this year off right with images I made this past autumn in Eastern Pennsylvania when the leaves were bright with color.  Enjoy. 

Blue Water