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Let’s skip the apologies for posting late news (and, yes, this is late news since the opening reception for the Art of Photography Show actually took place two weeks ago… but, hey, it runs for another six weeks, so get on out to the Gaslamp and check it out!)

So, yeah, the opening reception for the Art of Photography Show was pretty spectacular with 1,200 people packing the Lyceum Theater gallery to see the 103 photographs on display.  Final frame at the Cuius Deo Optimo Open is displayed on the gallery’s the lower level and had a steady stream of people gazing by, many stopping to read the title card and examine the photo more closely.  See?

I’m not exactly sure what the woman at the right is pointing to, exactly, but it appears to be the detail on the stack of yellow records that formed the stage for my nun bowling pins.  Regardless, isn’t she well dressed for an elegant night of gallery viewing?  In the woman’s left hand you can see the show catalog, which was handed out free to everyone in attendance and included images of all the photographs on display, along with artist profiles and what-my-photo-means write ups.  I believe the catalog may still be available from the Lyceum Theater or through the Art of Photography Show web site (but don’t hold me to that).

The opening reception was covered by one of San Diego’s local TV news affiliates, and why not? Dignitaries, socialites, amazing hors d’oeuvres, a wine bar, live music… and bright shiny awards!

For those of you not lucky enough to live in the San Diego area (and for those of you do, but perhaps have never been to the Lyceum Theater), here’s a photo of the venue.

Venue?  What venue?!? That’s just a picture of a nicely tiled hole in the ground!

Okay, well, yes, the Lyceum Theater does happen to be underground…  Oh, but what a nice hole in the ground! Yes?

Descending underground and walking the red carpet to the box office where the show was nicely represented on the marquee and in the gallery window…

These photos were taken about a half hour before the doors opened and there were already people milling around, anxious to get inside to see what this year’s exhibit had to offer.

The gallery is located on two levels within the Lyceum Theater and my photo was on the lower level where things were jammed PACKED! I don’t normally like big crowds, so I mostly hung out fairly close to where Final Frame was hanging along with various members of my family, who luckily found some tables and chairs where we could sit and talk to people.

Here are a couple of more shots of all the nicely dressed patrons crowding around and checking out my work.  It was really fun to watch people’s reactions and eavesdrop on conversations (actually, my niece and brother-in-law did the eavesdropping, while I merely took photos).

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Well, that’s the report from my first BIG international exhibit, and I was pretty excited to be showing my work alongside some exceptionally talented photographers from all around the world.

Once again, I’ll make the pitch for anyone in the San Diego area to stop by the gallery between now and May 28th to see this fine exhibit. And thanks for taking the time to glimpse my camera through this brief overview of the opening!

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Following on the heels of last week’s cover of San Diego City Beat magazine, Final Frame at the Cuius Deo Optimo Open can again be seen on the cover of a local periodical! This week, my little band of bowling pin nuns can be seen peeking out from the banner headline of the April 19th issue of the La Jolla Light. Inside, the Arts & Culture section features a very nice article about me and my various creative pursuits, buoyed by the appearance of my work in the Art of Photography Show. The article is accompanied by a full color image of Cuius Deo Optimo, and paints me as a self-taught La Jolla photographer whose work appears side-by-side with the work of seasoned professionals. Ah, such a proud moment for my mom and dad!

I was interviewed for the article last week by Christine Clark, and I was ecstatic to find the paper waiting on my driveway this morning after backing my car out of the garage. How could I not drive all around town taking embarrassing photos of the paper filling vending machines around town?

If you’re in the La Jolla or University City areas you should be able to find the paper pretty much everywhere… coffee shops, ice cream parlors, grocery stores, pet stores, book stores, movie theaters, dental offices… anywhere fine, free periodicals are given away while people wait and read. Get yours while the getting is hot! Or… if you are tech savvy enough to click on a link, just place your cursor right here and “read all about it!”

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Final frame at the Cuius Deo Optimo Open made the cover of the April 11 issue of San Diego City Beat magazine!  It was pretty exciting to drive to a local coffee shop this morning and see one of my photos staring back from inside the vending machine.  I resisted the temptation to dump the entire stack into the trunk of my car, and took a conservative four copies.

Inside the free weekly mag is an article about the Art of Photography Show, that opens its six week run at the Lyceum Theater Gallery this Saturday night.  I was interviewed for the piece last week by Kinslee Morlan, who ended up using portions of our chat throughout the article, which nicely captures what I try to get across through my whimsical and slightly irreverent photos.

Get yours now before they’re (cough, cough) either selling on eBay or lining the bottom of your neighbor’s bird cage.

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Final frame at the Cuius Deo Optimo Open, 2006

Great news!  One of my very best photos, Final frame at the Cuius Deo Optimo Open has been selected for inclusion in the prestigious Art of Photography Show being held at the Lyceum Theater Gallery in San Diego from April 14 to May 28, 2007. This will be the first time one of my pieces will appear in an international juried exhibit, so to say I’m excited is an understatement.

This year, the event received 9,867 entries from 37 countries, of which 103 pieces were chosen to be included in the exhibit. Applying a little math (after all, I am an engineer by trade), the odds of being selected were about 1 in 96. I imagine the selection process went something like this…  No. No. No. Huh uh. No. No. Wait. Bowling for nuns. I love it! Hold that one. No. No. No….

A show catalog containing images of all of the selected pieces is being prepared to complement the exhibit, with (I’m assuming) the catalog being available to collectors during the gallery run.

What they are calling the “Opening Reception Gala” is taking place April 14th, and will include artists, patrons, civic leaders, and other luminaries. I suppose this means I’ll have no choice but to wear “gala” clothes… which pretty much counts out my usual professional garb of shorts and t-shirts.

Hope you’re all able to make it by the gallery sometime during the run to see my photo (which my friends like to call “Bowling for nuns”) on display amidst work from some of the finest photographers in the world!

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