All Seven of My Books Now Available as eBooks

 

I’ve taken a break from working on my eighth book to reformat my first seven books as digital editions.

The digital editions are all now available to download:

  • for $2.99 for kindle (inc. kindle for ipad, ipod, mac, pc, kindle fire, etc…)
  • for free if / when you purchase a print copy
  • for free if you’re part of amazon’s KindleUnlimited program.

I’ve also set the preferences so that the digital editions can be shared—so if you have a friend who might like to see any of my work, by all means, lend the ebooks to them, too.

Thanks and enjoy!

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Inspiring Interview with Stephen Bissette and Jeff Danziger

 

I’m feeling over-the-top excited by the conversation I was part of last night!

For approximately an hour, Brian Schott and I got to speak with Stephen Bissette and Jeff Danziger on the theme of Monsters for a piece to be included in the Whitefish Review, Issue #17: Mythical Beasts and Monsters.

The conversation ranged between creative disciplines, across international borders, and through centuries of aesthetic works and ideas. The pace and profundity of their exchange of ideas came together simply, and with great complexity. Wow!

I look forward to the opportunity to share this amazing experience with you with the June 2015 release of the Whitefish Review, Issue #17!

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Helen Day Art Center & Stowe, VT in Smithsonian’s Best Small Towns to Visit

 

Smithsonian Stowe Helen Day Art Center

Congratulations to Nathan Suter, Rachel Moore, and the entire Helen Day Art Center team!

The Helen Day Art Center, and specifically their annual Exposed outdoor summer exhibition, got a nice shout out in Smithsonian Magazine’s 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2015!

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Nile Project Camps at AVA

 

Nile Project Screen Shot

 

Wow! This past week was a treasure of an experience for the local children who participated in the Nile Project camps at AVA Gallery and Art Center; it was also one of the most ambitious partnership-based education programs that I’ve had the honor to work on thus far.

Inspired by and in collaboration with the Nile Project’s residency at Dartmouth College, children aged 5-14 spent the week learning about the Nile and Connecticut River watersheds, land use, and sustainability through art, music, and environmental education. The project brought together the virtuosic musicians from the Nile Project, educators from the Hopkins Center for the Arts and the Hood Museum at Dartmouth College, the Upper Valley Land Trust, and AVA. Kids did multiple field trips, rode Advance Transit, got the opportunity to draw in the Hood, had a private audience with artists from the Nile Project, and got to see the a matinee performance of the Nile Project from the front row!

The experience was covered by three local media outlets: WCAX News, Vermont Public Radio, and the Valley News. Clicking the screenshots below will deliver you to the media coverage.

 

WCAX AVA Nile Project   VPR AVA Nile Project   Valley News Nile Project

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All Seven Books in One Picture

 

7 books together

I was looking over the books I’ve made in the past few years and reflecting on future projects. Fun to see them all in one place. Now it’s time to focus on the next project so I can get to the one after it.

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AVA’s 2015 Best of the Upper Valley High School Exhibition

 

One of my favorite annual shows at AVA Gallery and Art Center is the Best of the Upper Valley High School Exhibition. The program, now in its seventh year, continues to inspire on many levels.

Here’s a quick list of why, to me, it’s such a special occurrence for our community: this year, 18 participating public, private, and vocational high schools sent 146 student works in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, wearable art, digital art, and printmaking; a standing-room-only crowd at the opening included teens, parents, grandparents, and even newborns; Rocket Science, a teen rock band from Tuck’s Rock Dojo jammed in the lobby; the event was made possible by donations from generous local businesses; a local art expert volunteered to select the award winners; and we served pizza at the reception – also donated by local restaurants to the benefit of the community.

Anyway, here’s a delightful letter to the editor, written by Charlet Davenport, a champion of the arts and inspiration of mine, who came to the opening and wrote the Valley News to confirm its importance.

Letter to the Editor

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AVA Paint the Peak at Killington, VT

 

killington-logo     AVA logo

I’m honored to have contributed to this incredible new program – AVA Paint the Peak at Killington Resort in Killington, VT.

During the morning, participants will tour Killington Ski Area with a ski instructor and a photographer. Lunch will include a delicious farm-to-table meal at the Killington Peak Lodge. And the afternoon will be spent working with an AVA instructor to capture their skiing experience in paint.

Click here to learn more about this innovative new partnership program.

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Whitefish Review Issue 17 – Mythic Beasts and Monsters

 

wfr 17 call for entries

 

The official submissions period has begun for the Whitefish Review’s 17th issue – Mythical Beasts & Monsters will be the theme.

Artists, photographers, writers, poets – please submit your work and join us in exploration of the theme!

The deadline is March 15.

p.s. – it’s fun to see an illustration of mine helping to announce the open call!

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The Hamilton Stillwell Collection 1916-1918

 

Blue_Hamilton Stillwell Cover_Web

I’m happy to announce that my 7th book is now available online!

Click here to purchase The Hamilton Stillwell Collection 1916-1918 on amazon.com.

Click here to learn more about this project on my website – including the chance to read the first two pages of the introductory essay and three sample artworks.

Enjoy!

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Whitefish Review #16 :: The Geography of Hope

 

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Check out cover wrap for the Whitefish Review Issue #16—The Geography of Hope! 

Then click here to order your copy.

It’s a good one!

 

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