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Museum Print Receives 1st Place Award in Juried Show

"Organic Architecture, Native American Museum", received the 1st Place award in the Monochrome Category of the Frederick Camera Clique's 36th annual juried exhibit in July 2022.

Photos Featured in Allegany County Studio Tour

In the fall of 2021, I was invited to display 10 prints at the Graphicus Atelier Gallery on Baltimore Street in Cumberland. The exhibit was part of a five-artist show assembled by renowned print-maker and gallery owner Chayo de Chevez as part of the Allegany County Art Council's annual Studio Tour.

Literary Magazine Spotlights Monochrome Photos

In the spring of 2021, I was the featured photographer in the 2021 Backbone Mountain Review, an annual literary journal showcasing the creative diversity of people within the Appalachian Mid-Atlantic region. The publication includes 12 of my black-and-white images, including the cover photo, "Glade Creek Mill".

"Step Into My World" Receives People's Choice Award

"Step Into My World" was voted as the "People's Choice" at the annual Cumberland Valley Photographic Exhibit held at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, MD in 2021. Two other photos -- "Naxos Potter Yia Yia" and "Design and Decay - Monochrome" -- were also accepted for the exhibit.

Two Artist "Silent Footsteps" Show Held at Frostburg State Gallery

In the fall of 2020, I teamed up with long-time friend and visual artist Dr. Charles McElfish to present a two-person, multi-media show entitled "Silent Footsteps: Meditations and Meanderings" at the Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery on the campus of Frostburg State University.

Three Images Recognized in Art in Nature Show

The jurors for the annual Art in Nature Exhibit presented a 3rd Place Award to my image "Cheesemonger, Apeiranthos, Greece" and Honorable Mention Awards to "Naxos Potter Yia Yia" and "Cascade of Life". The July 2020 online show was sponsored by the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art at Salisbury University.

Exhibit of Historic Bodine Photos Donated to FSU

Featuring images from Allegany, Garrett, and Washington counties, nearly 40 prints from the exhibit "Master Black-and-White Photographer A. Aubrey Bodine: Western Maryland Images from the 1940s-1960s" were donated to Frostburg State University for scholarly use. I curated the show with Bodine's daughter, Jennifer, and arranged for the prints to be exhibited in Cumberland and Frostburg in 2018.

"Silence & Storm" Named BetterPhoto.com All-Time Staff Favorite

My 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.

E-Greeting Card Site Interviews Martin

Harmony Wishes, an electronic greeting card website for fine art photography, selected more than a dozen of my images for its gallery of customizable e-cards. 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

The 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.