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Steve & Karen Strom's Photography Newsletter
November 2010
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-- This Month's Activity
-- Looking Ahead


After our more than exciting trip to Utah last month, we are looking forward to a much calmer shorter trip to explore the Anza-Borrego Desert in southern California.

Everyone be sure to vote!

November Activity

Steve was invited to write a column for the online journal, Assembly, and chose to discuss books focussed on the landscape of the American southwest; four books by Ellen Meloy, The Anthropology of Turqoise, Raven's Exile, Last Cheater's Waltz, and Eating Stone, and an anthology, Bedrock, edited by Lauret Savoy, Eldridge Moores and Judith Moores. The column includes a slide show of Steve's images with quotes from Meloy's books.

A profile of Steve and a portfolio of his images appears in Color Magazine #11, the January 2011 issue.

Breakfast, John's Island

One of Karen's images, Breakfast, John's Island, has been selected for inclusion in TPS 19: The International Competition, sponsored by the Texas Photographic Society. The show will be at the A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas, opening on Oct. 23.

Steve has had one of his images of the Painted Hills in Oregon accepted into the 10th annual High & Dry show, a photographic exhibition of peoples and places of the world's dry lands at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. The show, sponsored by the International Center for Arid and Semiarid Land Studies, at the Texas Tech International Cultural Center opens on November 19 and runs through January 14. The reception for exhibitors, at which juror Roy Flukinger will speak, is on December 10.

Observatories Book Cover

Steve and Doug Isbell will present material from their new book, Observatories of the Southwest: A Guide for Curious Skywatchers, at the Thanksgiving Fiesta at Singing Wind Bookshop, Sunday, November 21, in Benson. We have also created a website for the book, detailing the contents.

On November 9 a silent auction will be held to benefit the photography support group, In Focus, at the Phoenix Art Museum. One of Steve's prints is included in this auction.

On Thursday, November 11, the Sky Island Alliance will hold Sky Island Exposure at the Lodge at Ventana Canyon in Tucson. Purchasers of an Art Lottery Ticket have a chance to obtain one of the two images that Steve has donated to support Sky Island Alliance's committment to conservation causes.

On Saturday, November 20, the 22nd Annual Jerôme Beillard Festival for Life, supporting the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF) will be held in Tucson. Both Steve and Karen have donated photographs which will be auctioned at this event. We hope you can attend.

Karen has a few of her photographs on display in the Parker Room at Steward Observatory on the University of Arizona campus from Oct. 18 through Dec. 15.

A reminder: The photo essay, Signal: Notes on the Desert, with prose by Gregory McNamee and photographs by Steve appears in issue 25 of Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments. The photo essay is beautifully presented there.

Looking Ahead
Death Valley Floor from Dante's Point

One of Steve's images, Death Valley Floor from Dante's View I, was accepted into the Natural World exhibit at the Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, CO. Natural World is on display in the Center's online gallery and physical gallery from December 3 - 31, 2010 with artists' and public reception on December 3 from 6-9 pm.

Five of Steve's images have been accepted for the Kodachrome Show at the gallery at the Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco. The show will open on December 17 and run through January 21 with an opening reception on Friday, December 17th from 6-8pm.

Steve has also been asked to contribute a print to the annual Contemporary Art Auction of the Children's Cancer and Blood Foundation in New York City. This event will take place on December 17.

The Christmas Show at the Open Shutter Gallery in Durango, CO will include some of both Steve and Karen's images.

Steve and Karen have been invited to take part in an upcoming exhibit, Family Ties, at the gallery at Tohono Chul Park. This show will open on January 13 and run through April 3, 2011 and will explore connections in the work of artists who are related in some manner.

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