I had the pleasure of being one of the photographers present for Burlesque Noir Presents: Red Hot Summer Burlesque at The Launchpad last Saturday, June 18, 2011.
Featured perfomers were:
Kellita from San Francisco
MC Xavier Wyntir
DJ Brian Botkiller
If you missed the show, here is a gallery of photos that I took that night. You may also view videos from that night here. And you also can see many of these performers, including Ann Gora, General Blackery and Zircus Erotique at the Hot Rod Hop Saturday, July 2. You may read more about it and get tickets to the event here.
The Wooden Cow Gallery, of which I am a co-founder and co-owner, will be closing on May 27, 2011. Although the business is continuing to pay its way, the decision was made to close and pursue other endeavours.
Today is my last shift working here at the gallery and I'm quite sad about it. Feel free to stop by and say hello. This week will be your last opportunity to see my work on display here, but I will continue to do art here in Albuquerque and elsewhere.
Thank you to all of you who have supported The Wooden Cow Gallery since September 2008!
I hope that you will come by The Wooden Cow Gallery this Friday night, March 4, 2011, which is the opening of the "Power of Place" photography show. Yours truly has a piece in this show (it has been a while since I have had an opportunity to have art in one of our First Friday shows) and I am quite excited about it. The name of the piece is "Heartache," a photograph of the Oklahoma City Memorial that I shot while I was in Oklahoma City a few years ago.
There are 26 artists and 50 photographs in this juried show, which was juried by award-winning photographer Robert Medina Cook. There are truly some spectacular pieces in this show and you really do not want to miss this show!
The opening is from 5 pm - 8 pm and the show runs from March 1 - March 26. I hope to see you there!
I want to thank of you who cast a vote for me for "Best Artist" in ABQ the Magazine's "Best of the City" issue. I was totally caught off guard as I did not even know that anyone had voted for me. I was literally speechless...and those who know me, know that does not happen very often!
As a way of expressing my thanks, I am offering lots of specials on my artwork. First, come into the Wooden Cow Gallery during the month of December and receive 10% off of all of my framed prints (go ahead...make me bring in more stuff!). Also, go to my website, www.desertpenguinphotos.com , shop from any of the public galleries, enter the code Top5 at check out and save 10% off of your entire purchase of $50 or more. A variety of framing options are now available so please be sure to check them out as well.
Once again, thank you very much for your votes and your support!
I had the pleasure of attending the Albuquerque Pride Parade on June 12, 2010. Lots of great people and wonderful floats...and fun to be had by all. I was set up in front of Self Serve and they had a wonderful d.j. playing the entire time. If you weren't able to make it this year, be sure and take a look at the photos I shot while it was going on.
In the latest issue of The Wooden Cow newsletter, I wrote an article about Bert Norgorden, who is one of the photographers who was juried into the show. His photo, "The Heart of the Big-I" won "Best of Show for Unfortunately, the image did not successfully load in some readers copies of the newsletter. Therefore, I wanted to post that photo here, along with comments from Kim Ashley, who is the guest juror for "Urban Views: Capturing City Life," which opens on April 2, 2010.
"Bert Norgorden suffered a massive stroke on
28. Initially, he was paralyzed on his right side and could not
speak. In mid-March, he was taken to the New Mexico Rehabilitation
in Roswell where he is recovering slowly and steadily. He
is undergoing physical and speech therapy on a daily basis.
Bert is a local photographer and has been a
member of the Enchanted
Lens Camera Club for years. His photography of the "Big-I" has
received critical acclaim. The image "Heart of the Big-I," for
won first place in the 2009 New Mexico State Fair.
In the Wooden Cow "Urban Views" show, I selected "Heart of the
"Best in Show." In my mind, the image depicts the soul of urbanity
it shows how the construction and design of mundane freeway
matter we take for granted and rarely think about--can also be works of
with their aesthetically pleasing curves, textures, and
color. To me, Bert's image captures the spirit
of great architectural
design, a concern for both function and form.
Unfortunately, Bert has no health
insurance. To those interested in
helping or making a donation to his recovery, please contact www.helpbert.com. This website includes
more information about Bert and his
All the best to Bert and his family." - Kim Ashley
Bert, all of us here at The Wooden Cow wish you a very speedy recovery.