Two Prints Accepted for Juried National Show in CumberlandTwo of my prints -- "Chacras de Coria Textures" and "Vintage Garage - Freedom, WY" -- have been accepted for display at the 3rd Annual Allegany National Photography Competition and Exhibition, sponsored by the Allegany Arts Council. The show is open at the Saville and Schwab Galleries at 9 N. Centre Street in Cumberland, MD, from April 7 through April 29, 2017.
Five Images Recognized for Awards at Dynamic Photo ConferenceFive of my images received awards at the Dynamic Photography Conference held in late March in Reading, Pennsylvania. The images were "Vintage Garage - Freedom WY", "Lines & Textures - Washington, DC", and "Both Sides Now - Elk Refuge, Jackson Hole, WY" in the black-and-white category and "'Vette Hood Abstract" and "Portovenere Waterfront - Ligurian Coast, Italy" in the color category. The conference was sponsored by the Berks Photographic Society and featured several nationally prominent speakers.
"Silence & Storm" Named BetterPhoto.com All-Time Staff Favorite in International CompetitionMy image entitled "Silence & Storm - Doolin, Ireland" earned the status of "All-Time Staff Favorite" in BetterPhoto.com's 20th Anniversary All Time Best Contest. More than 16,000 photos were evaluated in the international contest. You also can view the photo in the "Magical Places" gallery of this website.
"Silence & Storm" Selected for DVAEC Show"Silence & Storm - Doolin, Ireland" was selected for the 2016 National Juried Exhibit at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center in Frederick, MD. The multi-media show was on display May-June 2016.
Two Prints Selected for Allegany National Photo Exhibition in CumberlandTwo of my prints, "December's Lifeguard - Cayuga Lake, NY" and "No Naked Lights - Lisdoonvarna, Ireland", were juried into the Allegany National Photography Competition and Exhibition. The show, sponsored by the Allegany Arts Council, was on display in Cumberland in April 2016.
"The Three Americas" Selected for Cumberland Valley Photo SalonMy print of "The Three Americas - Lubec, Maine" was on display as part of the 2016 Cumberland Valley Photo Salon in Hagerstown, MD. The show ran through early April 2016 at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts..
E-Greeting Card Site Interviews MartinHarmony Wishes, an electronic greeting card website for fine arts photography, selected six of my newer images for its gallery of customizable e-cards. The subscription-based site offers online greeting cards that incorporate art-quality photography with a meaningful message and a personal touch. Megan Matlach, the owner of the site, interviewed me for a posting on the HarmonyWishes blog and issued a news release about my photography.
Martin Serves as Judge for Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts in State College, PAThe Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts invited me to be a juror for its 2014 Sidewalk Sale and Exhibition. The Festival attracted hundreds of multi-media artists and at least 100,000 visitors to State College, PA in July 2014. The Arts Festival recently ranked first on the list of 100 Best Fine Art and Design Shows in America published by Sunshine Artist magazine. "We are fortunate to have Martin joining us as a juror this year. These days, everyone and his brother thinks he's a photographer. Martin, however, is the real deal," commented Rick Bryant, executive director of the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts.