October 17, 2011
The 2011 Friesens Engagement Calendar has won a 'PIA Award of Recognition' in the category 'Diaries and Desk Calendars'. I am honored to have been the featured artist in the current edition of Friesens Engagement Calendar. The prestigious calendar, elegantly designed by Jef Burnard, showcases more than 50 of my nature images. Over the years, Friesens has masterfully printed many of the projects that I have been involved with through various publishers, including my last four coffee table books.
September 4, 2011
The week went by quickly and it proved to be a lot of fun too! It certainly helps when you have a great class of very interested particpants, all eager to learn something new. I feel fortunate to have had two great classes in the last couple of years.
Over the years, I have donated prints for fundraising efforts to a variety of non-profit organizations. Recently, I made two such contributions.
I donated 'Prairie Crocus At Sunset' to the CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) for their 12th Annual Eye on the Arts Benefit Art Auction which was held on March 17 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. Proceeds are used to help Manitobans living with vision loss.
I look forward to returning this summer to conduct another workshop at the Niagara School of Imaging in Ste. Catharines, Ontario. 'Making A Living As A Nature Photographer' runs from August 21 to August 25 and will explore the 'ins and outs' of a working nature photographer's life. Check the web site for full details about the course.