I was honored a year or so ago when my friend Charley Starnes asked me to commit to being a judge for the 2013 Iowa State Fair Photography Salon competition. Charley’s a pro photographer, friend and fellow workshop leader, and has been Superintendent of this annual salon for the past dozen years or so.
The Octagon Center for the Arts, a community art center located here in the beautiful Big 12 university town of Ames, Iowa, needs your help! It has applied for a Pepsi grant for $50,000 to help renovate the former Wheatsfield Coop grocery store space – a street-level storefront which it has long owned but which is clearly showing its age – into a gallery space for community artists. Continue reading “Got 30 seconds? Vote for Art!”