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APPLYING FOR GRANTS: CREATING A REALISTIC BUDGET

APPLYING FOR GRANTS: CREATING A REALISTIC BUDGET By Alex Teplitzky   |   July 19, 2018 Reposted from Creative-Capital.com Many organizations require a project budget as part of their grant applications, but creating one is easier said than done. We know that accounting for the unknown can be a daunting task, but there are ways […]

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My Studios, Past and Present

My Studios, Past and Present Personally, I love to look at pictures of different artist studios. I’ve had many studio over the years.  In college, I built a photo studio that would fit in a bathroom.  There was a frame over the tub with a plywood tub the size of a standard tube with two […]

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Video Ain’t That Hard

Video Ain’t That Hard Shooting at Ringling Museum 1978 I like to create short portfolio videos.  Slideshows of work, short videos of producing work.  I’ve tried a number of different approaches.  Creating a video on my smart phone, then posting to Instagram.  That’s always fun and a way to get my work viewed quickly.  Audiences […]

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Past Images Have Achieved New Identities

My good friend and collector, John Southern, wrote in a reference letter “His current blend of new and old subject matter is part of what makes Michael’s work so compelling. Figures, symbols, and contexts have shown up repeatedly over the years, but in his contemporary work, have achieved new identities and meanings in their compositional […]

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Deepwater Horizon aka Dead Water Horizon, Lest We Forget

Today, April 20th marks the 8th anniversary of the BP operated Deep Water Horizon oil rig disaster.  At approximately 9:45 pm CDT, “high-pressure methane gas from the well expanded into the drilling riser and rose into the drilling rig, where it ignited and exploded, engulfing the platform.”[1][2]   For 4 months, 4 weeks and 2 days, releasing 4.9 million barrels […]

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I Am A Recipient of the Creative Pinellas Professional Artist Grant Award.

I am honored and excited to announce that I am one of the winners of this year’s Professional Artists Grant awarded by Creative Pinellas. I’m humbled that the group of creative peers selected as judges considered my work and my discipline strong and my life as a career artist worth affirming. I am looking forward working […]

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Three photo mixed media pieces accepted into the 2017 Songzhuang International Photo Biennale

1-Songzhuang-installation-微信图片_20171019152656Three photo mixed media pieces of mine; Qadesh’s Captive Heart, Mona 57 and Degradated Shadows as accepted into the 2017 Songzhuang International Photo Biennale. 2017 Songzhuang International Photo Biennale (Songzhuang Photo) is a major part of the 10th Annual Songzhuang Art Festival. It will be held in the Czech China Contemporary Museum on September 29 […]

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Photos of the Week

GullsEach week I offer 5 original photographs or photo montage prints.  Add to you collection, brighten you house or office.  Priced ready to hang.  13 x 19 digital photograph or photo montage, printed on archival paper with Epson UltraChrome K3 pigment ink. 22 x 28 bright white 2 ply archival mat board. Frame in a […]

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