Monday, December 27, 2010


Earlier this month I was a recipient of the a Gold Medal from the National Art Museum of Sport for their on going exhibit Commitment to Excellence in Art and Sport. This is a huge honor and the work in the show in general is amazing, let alone the fantastic work in the permanent collection. This honor will be accompanied by a reception at the NAMOS at IUPUI on January 20th.

So since I spent all last week working on Black and White PhotoWorkshop, which I finished the 8th chapter on Christmas day, I treated myself to a half day off and took Denzel and Dajon down to the NAMOS to check out the work and so Denzel could brag a little bit more about all the awards the photos of him have garnered. He was humbled just a bit when reminded that the photo of Dajon was currently on display in a gallery in London, via the London Photographic Association.

Museum Director Ann Rein took us on our own private tour of the work and we all had a great afternoon, which was really a great way to not only see so many really "tight" pieces of art, as the boys noted, but also got to hear some great "behind the work" stories. For as much as the boys really liked the boxing art work, I think all the basketball player portraits was probably even more interesting to them.
Thanks to Ann for taking the time for us, and it was great to spend an afternoon with two pretty great kids! I can't wait for them to get to come over to Dayton for the solo exhibition of the work at the DVAC. That project is virtually done as well... I need to redo 2 pieces, but I just finished the blow torch portion of the UV coating process of the last of these images.

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