~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Steve & Karen Strom's Photography Newsletter
Fall is HereNovember 2013
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Cold mornings, nearly motionless grasshoppers and lizards and shorter days signal the onset of late fall in the Sonoita Valley. While insects and cold blooded mammals prepare for winter, we have been quite busy as well. Steve has submitted a draft of "Celestial Siblings: Earth and Mars" (co-authored with Brad Smith and with an introduction by Gregory McNamee) to the University of Arizona Press for review, while Karen has been working on several electronic books, the most advanced of which provides "An Armchair Traveler's Guide to Death Valley." In parallel, we have each been preparing portfolios for a meeting with gallerists and curators at the Medium Festival of Photography in San Diego, as well as trying out a few experiments using the panoramas taken during our recent trip to Utah as photographic guinea pigs.
Following the Medium Festival, we are headed to Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks and Death Valley: our first trip to the parks on the west side of the Sierras, and the next of many to Death Valley.
Karen and Steve have images included in the annual silent auction at Art Intersection in Gilbert. The images available in the auction can be viewed online after Nov. 2. Bids may be made in person, in the gallery, or by email beginning November 2, 2013. Final bids are at the silent auction evening on December 7 from 5 - 8pm.
One of Steve's photographs from "Illusions of Intimacy" was accepted into the Photo Review International Photography Competition. This image, along with other selected photographs will be published in the Photo Review Competition issue and displayed on the Photo Review website.Two of Steve's photographs are included in the Photo Review 2013 Benefit Auction. The auction will be held on Saturday, November 9 at 7 PM, at the University of the Arts, Hamilton Hall, Broad and Pine Streets in Philadelphia.There is an online catalog which allows you to place an absentee bid.
Two of Steve's images from the "Illusions of Intimacy" portfolio are included in the exhibit, Small Works, at Tohono Chul Gallery. The exhibit dates are October 25 - December 15, 2013.
Steve has four images in the Birds, Blooms and Bugs exhibit at the Phoenix Airport Museum, The show opens on November 2 and runs through May 4, 2014.
Karen and Steve have images included in the Festival for Life Silent Auction to support the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation. The auction takes place on Saturday, November 16 at the Tucson Chinese Cultural Center (located at 1288 West River Road). Tickets can be purchased through the website or at the door.
Steve and Karen will be taking part in a 'pop-up" gallery for 1 day in downtown Tucson with a group of local artists working in a variety of media. The 1 day show will take place on Saturday, December 7, from 11:00am - 4:00pm at the new Corbett Brewery (the old Borderlands Outlet). We hope to see you there.
A gallery of Steve's paired Earth and Mars landscapes will be included in the January-February issue of Orion Magazine with an article written by Craig Childs.
We would like to make you aware of our new website for our electronic books. This site will preview the books we publish ourselves, those published with other publishers, and works developed in this format for other organizations. We will also preview books that are in the process of development.
We want to remind everyone that prints of the images in Sand Mirrors are available at very reasonable prices from the Image Collective in Ashland, OR, in their TIC Collection. The photographs are all printed on archival materials, 8" by 8" centered on an 11" by 14" sheet, with prices starting at $25. All images in the book are available.
We have now set up a website for our electronic books. Please visit and let us know what you think.
There is now an author page including all of Steve's books at Amazon.com.
Both Steve and Karen have created Facebook pages devoted solely to photography. We have each populated a 'timeline' where you can trace the development of our very different visions. For Steve, we invite you to visit: http://www.Facebook.com/StephenStromPhoto/ and for Karen, http://www.Facebook.com/KarenStromPhoto/). You can also follow our progress and view larger portfolios of images by visiting our websites: http://www.karenstrom.com/ and http://www.stephenstrom.com/.
The complete archive of our newsletters is now available on both of our websites.
To order Steve's books click on the book cover.