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Steve & Karen Strom's Photography Newsletter
Frost is on the ground.
December 2011
in this issue
-- December Activities
-- Looking Ahead


First, we hope that all of you will enjoy the holiday season, and will find 2012 a year of joy, peace and fulfillment.

After attending a stimulating SPE regional meeting in Santa Fe, we returned home to begin efforts aimed at producing and publishing an e- and paper- version of a book combining Zen poetry by Richard Clarke and Steve's images. Karen has devoted a fair number of creative cycles to developing the software tools needed to format e-books, and over the past few weeks has succeeded in producing a sophisticated test package including images, text, audio and external links. We hope to pull together a penultimate version following Richard Clarke's imminent visit to Sonoita.

We're also working on a manuscript to complement Steve's "Earth and Mars" portfolio, along with a catalog to accompany a retrospective show of Steve's images at Verve Gallery (see below).

November & December Activity

Steve has one of his images from the Earth Forms series included in the Iconic Arizona exhibit at the Phoenix Museum of Art. This image, Cottonwoods, Canyon de Chelly, also appears in a rotating display on the museum's website page publicizing the exhibit.

Fish Creek tile

One of Karen's images from the new series, Art and Nature, has been accepted into the upcoming Member's Juried exhibition at the Tubac Center for the Arts. That show will open on Friday, November 18 from 5 - 7pm at the Center.

Karen's image, Warehouse, Marfa, TX, has been accepted for a show with the theme of Dreams, at The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO. The show will open on Dec. 2 and run through Jan. 7, 2012 with a reception at the gallery on Dec. 2 from 6 - 9 pm.

Earth & Mars

Steve's one person show of his Earth and Mars portfolio at the Etherton Gallery space at the Temple of Music and Art,has traveled northwestward to the gallery at Biosphere 2 this week. If you missed taking in the show during its tenure at the Etherton, we invite you to visit the Biosphere in Oracle. You can view an overview of the show on the Etherton Gallery website.

In addition to the recent update of Karen's website, she has created a channel on YouTube that contains a set of movies intended to illustrate the thinking behind the composite images she constructs as part of her Architectronics series. You can view these movies by visiting YouTube and going to the channel karenmstrom.

Looking Ahead
Fish Creek tile

Two of Karen's images, Fish Creek Wash I, right, and Lichen - Smith Rock State Park, OR, have been accepted for the Bridges exhibit running concurrently with the 2012 Joint Mathematics Meeting in Boston in early January. The show will open on Jan. 4 and run through Jan. 7, 2012.

One of Steve's images, Badlands near Terlingua, TX, has been awarded First Prize in the 25th Annual Members' Only Show of the Texas Photographic Society. The show runs from January 9 - March 9, 2012 at the Options Gallery in Odessa, TX.

One of Karen's images, Home, has been accepted into the Home show at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, CO. The show runs from March 2 - 31, 2012 with a reception at the gallery on March 2 from 6 - 9 pm.

Steve's image, Death Valley Floor from Dante's View I, has been accepted into the Center for Photographic Arts 2012 Members Show in Carmel, CA. Karen has her image, Weston Beach, Pt. Lobos I, included in the web gallery for that show.

Steve will have a retrospective show at the Verve Gallery in Santa Fe in October 2012 which will include the Earth/Mars images as well as a wider variety of both his recent and earlier work.

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Earth Forms Book Cover   Observatories of the Southwest Tseyi: Deep in the Rock