A Few Quick Announcements

Celebrating a unique icon of the Mojave Desert, my solo exhibition The Joshua Tree opens this Saturday, November 5, 2012, at the historic Kelso Depot in the Mojave National Preserve. I hope you can join me for the opening reception on Saturday from 2-4pm in the Desert Light Gallery. More info

Speaking of my exhibition, The Joshua Tree, Ann Japenga has announced it along with a few nice words about my work at the California Desert Art website.

On October 21, I was interviewed and quoted in a Public News Service article (“Report: BLMs Smart Solar Approach Good for the West, with Two CA Exceptions“). Click here to read and/or listen to this piece.

Drivers Wanted

My photograph Drivers Wanted recently received a nomination in the Fine Art category in the 5th Annual Photography Masters Cup. According to PMC, 11,321 entries were received from 83 countries this year. Getting noticed in that big of a field is an honor in itself.

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On Exhibit: The Joshua Tree – Mojave National Preserve

I’m thrilled to announce my upcoming exhibition at the Mojave National Preserve, here in California’s Eastern Mojave Desert. This solo exhibition features my series The Joshua Tree, and opens on November 5, 2011 and runs through February 5, 2012. I’ll be showing approximately fifteen framed photographs in the Desert Light Gallery at the historic Kelso Depot, and invite you to the opening reception on Saturday November 5, from 2-4pm.

The Mojave National Preserve is vast, and at 1.6 million acres is the third largest unit of the National Park System in the contiguous United States. Singing sand dunes, volcanic cinder cones, Joshua tree forests, and seasonal carpets of wildflowers are all found in this incredibly spacious and under-visited park (shhhh!). A number of the Joshua tree photographs in the exhibition were made in the Preserve, which is also home to the largest Joshua tree forest known to man (Cima Dome).

Because this is a remote park with no nearby accommodations (Baker and Needles are nearest but may not suit everyone’s taste), I encourage you to stay, camp, and enjoy the Preserve for the entire weekend (make it longer!). [UPDATED Oct 3] If you’d like to camp, I’ll provide directions to the developed campgrounds and/or suggest premier open desert camping locations within the Preserve (the beauty of the CA desert: you can camp virtually anywhere!).

Please join me at the Kelso Depot on November 5 from 2-4pm – I hope to see you there!

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