I was introduced to this wonderful event by the amazing Denise Onwere, a local artist who simply won't allow me to wait another moment before I put my name out there in the artistic world. I'm incredibly grateful for her support, motivation, and can-do attitude about getting started. She has opened countless doors for me in the local area, and inspired me to do some wonderful things with my camera. To say the least, Denise has been nothing short of a blessing my world.
After running the idea of my participation in the event by my instructor, Jill Mott, I decided to take the leap into the professional world of photography. I highly value Instructor Mott's professional opinions, and trust her guidance. She is a great source of inspiration, encouragement, and challenge for me. I am a better photographer after studying under her, and I can only hope to have the honor of learning more from her in the future.
After showing Instructor Mott my portfolio, and discussing the event, I decided to donate two pieces for the silent auction this year. Each image is an 8x10 print, double matted and framed to an 11x14 piece. Here is a picture of each final piece just before I donated them.
|"Providence At Night"|
I obtained two tickets to the event, and permission to bring my camera and take pictures. The silent auction begins at 7pm on Saturday, May 19th. I hope to bring back some great pictures of my first professional appearance!