Monday, July 27, 2009

Contact Sheet

Just received the current issue of Contact Sheet. This special issue, The Light Work Annual, includes work by artists invited to participate in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence program. There is some impressive work from last year's round of artists, including Amy Stein, Xaviera Simmons and Deana Lawson.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Let me tell you a little secret I recently discovered: Signature cocktails by Hush. This brand new company is only 2 months old but was whipping up the most delicious drinks at Rush Arts Gallery's Luck of the Draw auction. This one was made with scrumptious strawberry puree and topped off with a beautiful edible flower. I think I drank way too many but they were too good to pass up!
The concept behind Hush Cocktails is "a professional, expertly appointed team dedicated to cocktail development for special occasions. We use only the freshest ingredients and highest quality spirits to create original and custom designed signature cocktails for our clients and their guests. Whether the cocktails are classic or modern, original or a variation on a standard favorite, we take all of the essences that define our client and their event, personalize it and lovingly pour it into a beautiful glass."
They don't have a website yet but can be contacted at

Monday, July 6, 2009

Luck of the Draw!

Come get lucky Wednesday, July 8th, for Luck Of The Draw, a raffle of small artworks with proceeds supporting future exhibitions at Rush Arts and Corridor Gallery.

For ticket information and to RSVP please contact us: 212.691.9552 or 718.230.5002

Individual tickets are $175 and guarantees a choice of artwork based on the order of the draw. Artwork will be presented anonymously; artist name will be revealed after the work is chosen.

For 13 years, Rush Arts has introduced to the art world some of the best and brightest creative talent who have gone on to make significant cultural and artistic contributions - several of which have gone on to international fortune and fame. This is a perfect opportunity to show your support and win a great piece of art at the same time.

This festive evening will include music, a live performance, refreshments and end with the raffle call. There will also be artworks for silent auction.

Individual Raffle Ticket $175 Individual Party Ticket w/o Raffle $50

To Purchase tickets for LUCK OF THE DRAW onlineclick the link

For ticket information and to RSVP please contact us: 212.691.9552 or 718.230.5002

Friday, July 3, 2009

Summer Reading List

Haven't had a chance to sit and read by the pool or the beach this summer because of all the rain but I have bought a lot of great photography books recently. I drove up to the Center for Photography at Woodstock last month to hear Linda Connor speak and get my book signed. Her beautiful monograph Odyssey is published by Chronicle books. I haven't seen Linda since graduating from SFAI. Its always a pleasure to listen to her talk about work and it reminded me how much I miss those "double slide" lectures on the "Sacred and Profane".

Aperture's put out some amazing books lately. All the Days and Nights by Doug Dubois is beautiful and touching. Its an inspiration to me. I've been photographing my family now for the past 7 years, but Doug's been doing it since the 80's! The end result is a rich, powerful and wonderfully edited monograph. Sawdust Mountain is also a recent release from Aperture. I was lucky enough to get a sneak peak when i ran into Eirik in Syracuse in April. The finished product is stunning. Always a big fan of his work but still waiting for an exhibition/book of the Animal Holes?
And last but not least is Night/Shift by Lynn Saville. I love the way she captures light and color and the filmic quality of the images.
So maybe I haven't been reading a lot this summer but I have been looking at a lot of pictures and getting inspired.