Spotlight Magazine Cover Contest

I recently submitted a couple of pieces to a cover contest for Spotlight Magazine. I was not selected, but I was one of 20 not-quite-winners. Got a certificate out of it, so it’s all official. For those wondering, MYQ (pronounced “Mike”) is there because they asked for an artist name,

PhotoSpiva – inspired

I received the following today from PhotoSpiva: “As you may know, the Spiva in Bloom event happened recently here at Spiva. This is where area florists create an arrangement inspired by one or more of the PhotoSpiva pieces. I wanted to let you know that one of your pieces was

DeWitt County Shutterbugs 2023

This weekend I received notice that “Pilgrim’s Rise” took First Place in the Black and White Category at the annual DeWitt County Shutterbugs Photography Competition. This was especially nice because after placing in 2020 and 2021 I did not place in 2022.

Photospiva 2023

This years Photospiva art show went live March 18 at the George A. Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, MO. This year’s show features 125 pieces from 55 artists out of 823 images entered. This included five of my pieces. I received word yesterday that my body of work

Project Reveal – Portrait of Mike

Hi! Some of you may recall “The Last Portrait” that I posted at the beginning of the year. This isn’t a companion project per se, but many of the guidelines were similar. You can read about it and then view the gallery here.

LICC Interview

Here is the link to the LICC interview they posted last week regarding my work and my win. I’ve also posted screen shots below. You can see all the other winners on the LICC site.

fotofoto Gallery

Today the fotofoto gallery opened their 18th National Photography Competition. They selected 34 images from 362 submissions and I’m pleased to say Rebirth was one of the chosen few. Additionally they awarded first, second, and third place with three honorable mentions and I received one of the honorable mentions.

Virginia Beach – “Show Off”

Virginia Beach Art Gallery opened their 5th Annual “Show Off” exhibition on March 3rd. Today they announced the winners of the show and I’m pleased to add another Honorable Mention to the awards “The Leap” has received. Also on display is the newer “The Fire Between Us” from the photo

CAL – Conroe Art League International 2023

This month the Conroe Art League is displaying their 2023 International Photography Show. “Awakening” was 1 of 70 pieces selected out of 560 for the show. The gallery website is here but of course I recommend going to see it all in person in Conroe, TX if you’re nearby. The

LICC 2022

The awards for the 2022 London International Creative Competition dropped today. My series “Nudes with Water” received an official selection, meaning it made it to the final round but ultimately didn’t place. However, the big news is that my “Dreamtime” series, which previously took an honorable mention and two official

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