Annual New Mexico Photographic Art Show

Each year hundreds of photographers submit thousands of photographs to the Annual New Mexico Photographic Art Show (ANMPAS) which showcases the finest photographic work being done in New Mexico. A jury of professionals selects only the best photography from Santa Fe, Taos, Albuquerque, and elsewhere in New Mexico for inclusion in the annual show.

I read that somewhere and saved it for an occasion like this. I probably would not have been so extravagantly boastful. I’ve known about ANMPAS for about 8 years now, since I began to show my work but have managed to submit entries only half those years. Traveling in the RV during the winter I either forgot or didn’t have the right images with me.  When I did submit I usually got at least one entry juried into the show. This year I was determined to not let the deadline slip by and got a couple of images accepted:

Yellowstone Magic

YELLOWSTONE MAGIC     The hot springs and pools at Yellowstone National Park provide           endless variations of color and abstraction.

Bunker Hill

BUNKER HILL                                 Not Boston’s, LA’s!

Here are images accepted in previous ANMPAS shows , 2011-2013.


The show runs from April 1 through April 23 and the Fine Art Gallery at EXPO New Mexico will be open  from 10 am to 5 pm. Opening reception is Sat., March 31st from 2-4 pm.

Well, I’ve got to start somewhere…


I’ve been noodling around for days now trying to figure out what to put in this first post. I really hate that fake Latin stuff so I’ll just have to write my own, natter on about this and that.

I doubt I will be doing much posting in the future but you never know. Perhaps I’ll want to tell the world about trips, adventures as well as images. Still, that’s not why I’m here.

So why am I here?

I’ve been saying for years now that I need to get/do a web site. Friends, family who are not local often ask where they can see my images and, aside from a few shows and the now defunct Red Dot Gallery, the answer is only if I send you a file. Further, colleagues say “if you want to be in the game you have to have a web site.”

My impression, from taking numerous advanced project Media Arts classes where there was an astounding mix of disciplines, is that creating a web site, even the ones that are supposed to be all set up is an incredible amount of work. Not that I object to work; I do it all the time, slower these days but continuously.  It’s the old language applied to peculiar concepts that I shied away from. I just didn’t get it.

A couple of years ago a friend, a photographic artist, took this course and created a web site she uses mostly for travel blogging (she recently created another for her HOA). She had good things to say about the course, even offered to help me set a site up via WordPress, but it never happened. I knew, though, that I could do this if, when, the course was offered at a time I could take it.


OK, so I want to make a portfolio web site. I want to upload images that I’d like others to see and, perhaps, comment on. I am not creating a vehicle for selling images although I will offer then for sale if anyone is interested.

I want to be able to show a variety of images in one place. I mostly do landscape photography, in color and black and white. Some abstracts, some portraits, some composites, some nonsense. I’d like to organize them and present them in such a way that they hang together nicely, that they make sense as a whole as well as individually.

So with that in mind I think I’m try putting an image in this post, just for starters.