Artist Reception Invite \ Art Notes-Feb ’16 \

i’m grateful to have 2 pieces on view for the first time from my new series Compost at the “Artist Choice Exhibition. it’s this Saturday, February 6th from 6-9pm at the b.j. spoke gallery in Huntington, NY. the show will run through February 28th.

fine art portrait Bella

in this series i am exploring, as well as creating, the narrative within the mother and daughter relationship.  lorraine and bella have been my primary subjects and the following quote has been a north star for this work:

“… human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, … life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.” Gabriel Garcia Marquez

what makes this particularly special is that my work will be hanging alongside lorraine’s – fellow artist, friend, muse and subject of this very series.

fine art black and white photography, fine art portrait Roots

 it would be nice to know if i can look forward to seeing you there?

The following prints were recently purchased:

“Cheery Tomatoes” 1\15

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“Hope” 3\15

Printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308 gsm  • editions of 15  | 10×10

THIS AND MANY OTHER FINE ART EDITIONED PRINTS ARE AVAILABLE
in 8×10, 11×14 & 16×20 SIZING.

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thanks so much for being here and if you have any questions or feedback please leave a comment below.

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with gratitude from

shana
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01. February 2016 by shana
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Hey!

happy thanksgiving to you…i’m grateful you are here! here’s a Holiday Print Sale and some musings on what i’ve been up to lately.

as i’ve mentioned before, only occasionally do i accept commissioned work (unless it’s dog portraits!)…mostly due to the enormous energy output required. and since stamina is not my strong suit, it forces me to be rather selective.  recently i’ve had a couple of opportunities pop up. one i’m posting below & the others i’ll share in the future.

an acquaintance of mine contacted me requesting i photograph his wedding. i explained that i do not do event photography and would happily refer him to someone else. after some persuasive back & forth somehow i slowly started to contemplate the idea and eventually acquiesced! i have to say it was a very moving experience filled with so much love & joy. and although i probably wouldn’t do it again due to physical issues that made it quite challenging, i felt truly honored to be part of such an intimate moment. they had been together over a decade already and now were finally able to marry. yay #scotus

i put together this quick video sharing some of my favorites. please enjoy and let me know what you think!

(music by Moby “Almost Home” from Innocents)

2015 Holiday Print Sale!

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The Future

Cheery Tomatoes

Peonie

Elwood

Petunias

Prime #2

Black Roses

Yellow Cote

Ferris Wheel #1

"A Beast, an Angel & a Madman"

Ranunculus

approx. 8×8 or 8×10

archival prints printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308 gsm

editions of 15  $150. excluding shipping. (reduced for holiday sale)

anticipate about a 2 week turn around.

please contact me with your interest here.

Prefer other images not included in the sale? Sure, feel free to look in the projects section here & here or here.

Here’s some recent Dog Portraits I did:

fine art dog portraits, black & white dog portraits

fine art dog portraits, black & white dog portraits

IF YOU’D LIKE ONE TOO PLEASE DO GET IN TOUCH!

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comments and questions below please & thanks so much for being here!

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cheers from

shana
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26. November 2015 by shana
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A Collaboration \ Art Notes Monthly – Sept ’15 \

i met lee over a year ago while participating in a writers workshop. unlike me, most of the women were actual writers. as lee read her stories aloud i found myself hanging on her every word. everyone knew i was a visual artist and they encouraged me to bring my work in. eventually i did & the participants riffed off a piece of mine they felt drawn to. it was a very moving experience. and scary. i felt bare, seen and grateful. days later i received an e-mail from lee with a poem she wrote inspired by my photo, “Fullmoon”.

i was floored…and honored. how did she know?? it was as if she was inside me experiencing my plight expressing it in words better than i ever could.

a week or so later i received another note with an additional inspired poem based on my photo, “On The Bridge”. her words reveal myself to me. with her permission i am publishing them both here alongside the images. i hope you enjoy.

Fullmoon Fullmoon

Thoughts on “Fullmoon”
by Lee Goldstein

To look at that ghastly, ghostly house, who would remember me,
who would know of the dead, the lost, the defeated.

On this side of the road, I am cared for, safe.
On that side, the sharp arrows of remembered fear.

A grenade in my hand, to wield or embrace.
I can exhale. The grenade has been launched.

They launched it themselves, murdered themselves.

The ghosts are gone, replaced with the challenge of love.

fine art photography, landscape photography, long island, holiday print sale, centerport, new york On The Bridge

Thoughts on “On The Bridge”
by Lee Goldstein

There you are.
Floating by.
Incandescent.
A waft, a whoosh, and I’m floating too, in the wake.
You prod me, determined to have substance, till I notice.
And I raise my head, close my eyes, and whisper “hello”.

Up in the air, floating in the water,
Flying, flying, in your translucent world.

On another note, we are in the final days of the Pocket Sized Exhibition at the Islip Art Museum where my piece, “Talia at Soundview” is on view for the first time. Brookwood Hall, 50 Irish Hall, East Islip NY, 11730. The show runs through September 13, 2015. It’s a wonderfully curated exhibition with an opportunity to explore all genres. The grounds are beautiful, a great place to have a picnic lunch. Please read more about it here.

This new work just SOLD  (1/15)

"Room With A View" “Room With A View”

Printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308 gsm  • edition of 15 • 10×8

This and many other FINE ART EDITIONED PRINTS are available in

8×10, 11×14 & 16×20 sizing.

you’re following me on facebook right?! if not, please do! also, i have been posting on INSTAGRAM – come follow me there!

thanks so much for being here and if you have any questions or feedback please leave a comment below.

with gratitude from

shana
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01. September 2015 by shana
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Guess what?!

fine art photography, long island, black and white portrait Talia at Soundview

my work has been accepted into 2 more upcoming juried exhibitions. pretty cool! firstly, the Pocket Sized Exhibition at the Islip Art Museum. Brookwood Hall, 50 Irish Hall, East Islip NY, 11730. the opening is on Sunday, June 28th from 1-4pm and the show runs June 28 – September 13, 2015. and, looking at the list of finalists, i am in some great company.

what makes this especially exciting is that i ‘found’ this negative only a month ago as i looked back over all my work. it was made in ’04  during the development of my 4 year series, On the Periphery Life Going By, where i photographed two sisters almost exclusively. it didn’t make the cut then – frankly i didn’t remember it. but something grabbed me this time. after staring at it on the lightbox i decided to scan it for viewing on my monitor. next came a work print followed by the submission deadline. after much hemming and hawing i decided to submit – it was 1 of 3. talk about fast confirmation!

i’m also pleased to let you know that my image, “To Risk” has been accepted into the International Phone-opgraphy Competition, at foto foto gallery juried by Dan Burkholder. he is an innovator in the field of digital photography. some of you may have seen this piece in the What is A Portrait exhibit last december. however it will be displayed rather differently at this gallery. i’m thrilled to see this image is resonanting. the opening is on July 11th 5-7pm at foto foto gallery, huntington, ny.

fine art photography, portrait photographer, black & white portraits, huntington, ny, “To Risk”

 “Risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.”

William Arthur Ward

only occasionally do i accept commissioned work. this is mostly due to the enormous energy output required & since stamina is not my strong suit, it forces me to be rather selective. i do however, love being enticed by interesting projects and was fortunate enough to have another one come my way. lucinda is an emerging artist who connected with me through social media. although i had never photographed someone i hadn’t met before i did have a strong hunch based on our virtual conversations to do so! boy was i right – the photo-shoot was such an inspired creative collaboration and fell right in line with my responsive and spontaneous approach that permeates my personal work. she traveled out of the city to meet me and we spent the majority of our time in a nature preserve making lots of pictures. in the final moments before dark we scooted over to a small historic cottage on a lush property, neighboring where i live, that had just been restored. the bathroom is my favorite room in the cottage, housing a gorgeous claw foot tub. as if reading my mind she suggested jumping in. voila! inspired by her free spirit, openness & vitality i titled the image, “To Risk” named after the poem by William Arthur Ward. most of my work explores one’s connection to self, each other and the natural world and this was no exception. for me making art with artists and seekers is bliss & the experience continues to urge me on.

i’d be grateful if you’d share these invites on facebook or e-mail-links below!

i have been posting on INSTAGRAM – come follow me there!

thanks so much for being here and if you have any questions or feedback please leave a comment below.

with gratitude from

shana
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17. June 2015 by shana
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Don’t Eat This! \ Art Notes Monthly – May ’15 \

this friday, May 22nd from 6-9pm at the Huntington Arts Council, kick off your memorial day weekend by coming to the opening of the Don’t Eat This exhibition. my piece, Cheery Tomatoes, will be on view. contrary to the exhibition title, you will want to eat these!

Cheery TomatoesCheery Tomatoes

Unlike the majority of my work, “Cheery Tomatoes” is not part of a particular series. Nor is it my usual subject matter. The tomatoes were a lovely gift that I discovered tied to my door handle as I came home one late summer afternoon. Fresh from the garden the bounty instantly connected me to a time when life was more carefree; much how a song triggers a memory that becomes palpable. Feeling both wistful and overwhelmingly abundant, what else can one do but make art and then eat?!

i’m also excited to let you know that a print from my new series Compost has sold. sharing works in progress is new for me so to say i’m delighted that “Refuge” already has a new home is an understatement. it’s such an honor!

fine art photography, family photography, centerport new york, mother and child photographyRefuge

feel free to let me know if i’ll see you friday. if you’re unable to make it the show will be up through June 8th, 2015.

thanks so much for being here and if you have any questions or feedback please leave a comment below.

cheers from

shana
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18. May 2015 by shana
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A Quick New Year Update \ Art Notes Monthly – Jan ’15 \

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as if the holidays weren’t enough to keep us busy, i moved smack in the middle of them and have been off-line for a couple of weeks! i’m buried in boxes & exhaustion but wanted to send out a quick note letting you know about an upcoming exhibition, Harvest of Artists at BJ Spoke Gallery in Huntington on Saturday, January 10th from 2-5pm. (i’ll most likely be there only until 3-4pm & it would be great if you are able to come by on the earlier side so i can see you!) this piece, Life Among The Savages #1, is the first in this series making it’s debut. i’m looking forward to sharing it as it’s quite a departure from my portraiture work. these are two hand made gelatin silver prints mounted together to form a single finished piece. creating these is rather labor intensive and nuanced so they are being sold in small limited editions of 3. you can read about it here as well as view the full series.

and, a gentle reminder that the juried exhibition, What is a Portrait? chosen by Ruben Natal-San Miguel is on view through January 17th at Ripe Art Gallery on Park Avenue in Huntington. the gallery is open tuesday thru saturday.  there is alot of great work to experience so i highly recommend going!

the opening was a smashing success so for fun i’m sharing some photos from the evening. that’s me with ruben and my piece! he was generous enough to exhibit established artists alongside emerging ones like myself and the last photo offers a glimpse of that.

What is A Portrait-01 What is A Portrait-02 What is A Portrait-03 What is A Portrait 04 What is A Portrait-05

i’m so grateful for your support of my work and i’m wishing you a year filled with all that your heart desires.

i have been posting alot of work on INSTAGRAM – come follow me there!

thanks so much for being here and if you have any questions or feedback please leave a comment below.

cheers from

shana
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01. January 2015 by shana
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Holiday Print Shop Open \ Art Notes Monthly – Nov ’14 \

If you’re inclined to give the gift of art this holiday season I have some new prints for you. Isn’t that great?!

HOLIDAY FINE ART PRINT SHOP

*2 NEW PRINTS ADDED*

I decided to keep it simple, life’s complicated enough!

\ 1 size  \ approximately 8×8 to 10×10 depending on what I feel best serves the image-you will not be disappointed! paper sizes may vary slightly. prints will have sufficient borders to facilitate framing.

\ 1 price \  $175. (local pick-up or please add for shipping TBD)

\ 24 options! (maybe more?)

\ archival fine art pigment prints

\ e-mail me your choice with your delivery preference and i’ll gladly send you an invoice. if shipping is needed please include your address with zip code.

\ found an image you would prefer that’s not listed here? let me know and i’ll be happy to oblige!

Please get your orders in as soon as possible so I have ample time to print for you!

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Viette thumbnail
Oneness thumbnail
Cherry Tomatoes thumbnail
Hope thumbnail
When The Walls Break Down thumbnail
Meditation thumbnail
Ripe thumbnail
Morning thumbnail
Peonie thumbnail
Longing thumbnail
On The Bridge thumbnail
Trance thumbnail
Cloud Porn thumbnail
Lantana thumbnail
At The Farm thumbnail
The Wizard thumbnail
Clouds thumbnail
Purple Basil Sprouts thumbnail
Heckscher Pond thumbnail
Postblume thumbnail
Melancholia thumbnail
Fairview thumbnail
Agua thumbnail
The Meadow thumbnail
Magic Garden thumbnail
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Duality

Viette

Oneness

Cherry Tomatoes

Hope

When The Walls Break Down

Meditation

Ripe

Morning

Peonie

Longing

On The Bridge

Trance

Cloud Porn

Lantana

At The Farm

The Wizard

Clouds

Purple Basil Sprouts

Heckscher Pond

Postblume

Melancholia

Fairview

Agua

The Meadow

Magic Garden

……………………….

on another note & just as exciting, my image, Self-Portrait Study #2, is included in an exhibition entitled Shedding Lightat Clifton Cultural Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. This is part of the FotoFocus Biennial 2014. the show runs through november 15th!

photography exhibition, self-portrait, FotoFocus 2014, Shedding Light, Blurb Books, black and white photography, fine art photography “Self-Portrait Study #1”

photography exhibition, FotoFocus 2014, Shedding Light, black & white photographyShedding Light” Blurb Book

the catalog from the exhibition is available to view and/or purchase on Blurb. i’m so pleased that the image is paired with sabine’s – well placed! my book is on it’s way, can’t wait to see it.

i have been posting alot of this new work on INSTAGRAM – come follow me there!

thanks so much for being here and if you have any questions about which print to purchase please get in touch!

please share about the Holiday Print Sale with your friends by using the social media links below!

cheers from

shana
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01. November 2014 by shana
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