Monday, December 19, 2011

"Winter" at A Smith Gallery

"Snow Fence" has been selected as part of the A Smith Gallery's "Winter" themed juried show.
"Snow Fence"
Juried by Jean Caslin

Exhibition dates
1-06-12 to 2-12-12
   1-28-12 4 to 7 pm

A Smith Gallery is located in Johnson City, Texas in the Nugent Avenue Arts District.  The gallery exhibits the work of both amateur and professional photographers through juried and invitational exhibitions. 

The gallery is located at 105 N Nugent Ave, Johnson City, Texas.  Hours are from 11 to 6PM Friday and Saturday, and 11 to 3PM Sunday.

A Smith Gallery

5th Annual International Juried Plastic Camera Show at Rayko

My image "The Last Picture" has been selected as part of Rayko's 5th Annual International Juried Plastic Camera Show.
"The Last Picture"
Main & Side Galleries: 1-18-12 – 3-6-12
Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 18th, 6-8p
Rayko Photo Center
428 Third Street | San Francisco, CA 94107
415-495-3773 |
Mon: Closed | Tues – Thurs: 10a-10p | Fri – Sun: 10a-8p

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Composing With Images Press (CWIP) "Play" to be released 12-2-11

I was pleased to be one of the "toy camera" photographers to be included in this book project to benefit the children of this past summer's devistating tornadoes in the South.  It is truly a privilege and honor to be part of this.
The book will include:
  • 63 photographs and reflections
  • taken on 30 different toy and homemade cameras
  • by 36 photographers
  • from 12 countries
  • on 5 continents.
It is truly an international effort. 100% of proceeds will go to the Marine Tots for Tots Foundation.
Release date: the weekend of December 2, 2011 on Blurb’s Blurb for Good online bookstore.

"Dragon Knights"
My piece selected for the book is, Dragon Knights.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Exhibit 99 Group Art Show @ Rua Studio-Gallery

Exhibit 99 is a unique variety of artworks priced at $99 and under. The juried show consists of over 30 artists selected from Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. Exhibited artwork includes work in photography, ceramics, painting, drawing, mixed-media, printmaking, sculpture, and more.

These are my two contributions to the show

Rua Studio-Gallery
Exhibit 99 Group Art Show
All art priced at $99 or less
2218 Andrew Road
Dayton, OH 45440
Opening Reception: Sat, Nov 19, 5-9pm
show continues through Dec 9
Gallery Hours: Wed/Thurs 12-6, Friday 11-4

Nature Arts & Crafts Show at Glen Helen - Yellow Springs, OH

"Hay Morning"

This weekend is one of my favorite annual art events! Jen and I are happy to be participants for the eighth year in a row! Look for us in the Glen Helen atrium lobby. Original paintings, photographs and prints will be available as well as my new collection, Pieces of Earth! Click the link below to print a coupon for $2.00 off the $4.00 entry fee (goes to the Glen Helen nature preserve fund).
Glen Helen Nature Arts and Crafts Show

Saturday, Nov 19, 9-5 and Sunday, Nov 20, 11-5

Friday, October 28, 2011

Photomedia Center "Small Works" reception at the Glass Growers Gallery Oct. 21, 2011

Jen and I had a great evening in Erie, PA last Friday night.  It was cool to see the photos from the "Small Works" show displayed in such a intimate setting. We met a lot of great people that evening.  It was a eal pleasure to meet Eric Grignol, of Photomedia Center, Deborah Vahanian, of Glass Growers Gallery, and Vanessa Vahanian, GlassGrowers Gallery.  There was an excellent turnout for the reception.  Everyone seemed to have a most enjoyable evening.

Photomedia Center's "Small Works" at the Glass Growers Gallery

Deb Vahanian, Eric Grignol, and Randy Jennings

Me with my pieces

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Visual Experiences:“Small Works: a Juried Exhibition” from the

Randy Jennings has stayed with a more traditional approach to photographic theme. There is just something about black and white photography in the hands of an expert who is able to take the fall of sunlight on a wall, an aging building, or the softness of nude flesh on a bed and imply a story beyond just the formal composition itself. - Luke Gehring, October 19, 2011

The complete review can be viewed here:  Visual Experiences:“Small Works: a Juried Exhibition”

Monday, October 17, 2011

Photomedia Center "Small Works" 2011

It has been awhile since my last posting.  There has been alot going on, but now is not the time to play catch up.  I have three pieces selected for Photomedia Center's "Small Works" show.  The show has been running since September 23rd and closes October 31st.  There will be a reception October 21st at the Glass Growers Gallery in Erie, Pennsylvania. The jurors were Louviere+Vanessa from New Orleans.

Ghost Cabin #7
One of three pieces selected for the exhibit

Photomedia Center
Favorites in the 'Small Things' exhibit at Glass Growers

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Photography Book Now 2011 International Juried Competition

I have submitted my book "HolgART - Taking Off" in the 2011 PBN juried competition.  A full preview is now available for your viewing pleasure.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Holga WPC

I finally got out and gave the panoramic Holga a test drive.  While traveling around the mountains in Eastern TN, I ventured off to one of my favorite spots.  In the cold, drizzling rain, I managed to climb down the rocks to catch the cascades and wooden foot bridge crossing the rocky stream.

I plan to flock the inside of the camera and use without the mask on my next effort.  Additionally, I plan to try some infrared as well as some long 35mm pano shots.

Monday, May 23, 2011

New film (expired)

I have recently been acquiring outdated Kodak Verichrome film.  There is an assortment of cameras in my collection that are getting the dust blown off and loaded with new (outdated) film.  Hopefully, this will breathe new life into these classics and give me fresh approach to “toy camera” photography.  One camera in particular, a Kodak Duaflex II has been in my family for around fifty years.  The last time I loaded film in it was ’72.  I just finished loading some Sept. ’69 in the old box.  Let’s see what I get.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Plastic Fantastic II

Almost missed another deadline for call for entries.  Nothing like waiting until the last minute.  Hey, it's who I am and what I do.  If you're submitting, there's only a few hours left!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

DVAC Auction

Jennings with his image "Taking Off" at the 2011 DVAC Art Auction on Friday night.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

HolgART- Taking Off available at Blurb

Taking Off is a collection of random images. These are photos I have created over the past six years, while getting acquainted with the Holga toy camera. Among these are urban, scenic, and whimsical images I have captured on an array of films, processed with a variety of development formulas, and laughed at during the titling phase.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Opening Night

The exhibit opened last night without any major issues.  Despite the heavy rains and NCAA Championship game the turnout was excellent.  Former co-workers, childhood friends, and a host of others were in attendance.  It was great to see you!  As usual my biggest supporter, my wife artist J Austin Jennings made the event memorable with pigeon shaped cookies to commemorate the theme Taking Off.  Thanks Jenni!

Thanks to all who attended.  The show runs through April 28th.  Hour 8-5 M-F.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Exhibit Opening April 4th

HolgART - Taking Off
April 4 - April 28
Opening reception:
April 4th, 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Vandalia Municipal Building
333 James E. Bohanan Memorial Dr.
Vandalia, OH 45377