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I got invited to do the coolest thing! One of my photos is in an exhibit at the governor's mansion in Jefferson City, Missouri. This photo is hanging
there alongside the work of 7 other photographer members of the statewide arts organization the Best of Missouri Hands. I can not wait to go see it!
Hey, 2014 is St. Louis's 250th birthday! Happy birthday to my favorite city. There are many commemorations and celebrations this year. One that I'm
participating in is The City at 250 Photography Exhibit - A Celebration of St. Louis in Photographs at the Sheldon Art Galleries. I have three photos in
the exhibit and was thrilled to death that my photo You Came Back received special recognition. There is a wonderful writeup of the exhibit by Sarah
Hermes Griesbach, an arts reviewer for St. Louis Public Radio. You can read it here. The exhibit ends August 24, 2014. I hope you'll go see it; there is
some amazing photography on display!
Michael Eastman is one of my favorite photographers of all time; his work takes my breath away. So I am extremely honored to have had two of my
photographs — Chrysler Building (transfer) and Hierarchy of Needs — accepted into "Urban Architecture II," a show that Michael Eastman judged,
which was at Soulard Art Market March 8-April 5, 2013.
I was super super excited to have a 7-page photo essay in the 2012 issue of Gateway, the magazine of the Missouri History Museum.
I had this photo, Anna's Radishes, in eARThworks: Art for an Endangered Planet, an exhibit that benefited the Missouri Coalition for the Environment.
The exhibit was hanging the Regional Arts Commission in the Loop in November 2012.
For the first time ever, I was in a show with my lovely and talented sister, Alexandra Kassing. The photo I had in the show was Return to the Scene, and
the painting Alexandra had in the show was Marsh Texture on this page. The show was Lay of the Land, at St. Louis Artists' Guild and Galleries, August
24-October 21, 2012.
I had two photographs — After the Fire and Anna's Radishes — in the 2012 Ann Metzger Memorial National All Media Exhibition at the St. Louis
I had several photos on display in the gallery of the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building at St. Charles Community College as part of the "Photography
Invitational: Placement" exhibit, January 30-March 4, 2012.
Pinholio! That's the show I participated in at Good Citizen Gallery in south St. Louis. I had two pinhole photos accepted into the show, which ran
November 18-December 17, 2011.
Had a wonderful time traveling to the Missouri State Fair again this year -- I had this photo, Three's Company, in the Missouri 50 exhibit.
I participated in Craft-O-Matic, an indie craft event that was held June 4, 2011 at the Regional Arts Commission in the East Loop.
I've got a photo in the (completely delicious) cookbook released by the Missouri Coalition for the Environment. Check it out -- more details here.
Yay! My two entries into the Missouri State Fair's 2010 photography competition -- "I don't rock?" and "Have some courtesy" took first place. I'm so
So pleased to have had this photo, American Modern Tulip, be accepted in to the Missouri 50 Exhibition at the Missouri State Fair. The fair ran August
12-22, 2010, in Sedalia, Missouri.
I had two photos on display as part of the Love the Lou local art show, June 18, 2010 at Urban Studio Cafe on North 14th Street in St. Louis.
Urban Eats is a super cafe about two minutes from my house, in south St. Louis. Their Urban Arts Collective gives artists the opportunity to display
their work for three months; I participated in the April-June 2010 rotation. In April I displayed "Sign Language", a show featuring my photographs of
signs. In May was "Right this instant", a show of my work with Polaroid film. My final show, which was up in June, was "Upstairs, Downstairs, Inside
and Out: A visit to Globe Drugs", photographs of the iconic drug/variety store on Cherokee Street in St. Louis.
I had photos in the Soulard Art Market Photography Invitational II. It was an honor to see my work hanging on the wall with such talented
I donated a print of this photo, Fresh, to a fundraiser for the earthquake relief work of Doctors Without Borders in Haiti.
My shop was accepted into the Indie Fixx Winter Love Galleria, a curated online marketplace for handmade, indie-made and vintage goods. The Winter
Love Galleria was January 15-February 26, 2010.
I had photos for sale in the winter Big Ass Indie Art and Craft Show at Mad Art Gallery, December 4-6, 2009. As ever, there were lots of great gifts for
sale at a wide variety of prices. Thanks to those of you who came!
This photo was a finalist in St. Louis Through the Lens: The Irv Schankman Memorial Photography Contest. The exhibit at UMSL's Gallery 210 was
September 10-December 5, 2009.
I donated this framed photo to the Women in Charge art auction, held September 13, 2009.
I was way excited to be accepted in the Missouri 50 competition at the Missouri State Fair this year. I had a large version of this photo on display there
August 13-23, 2009.
I participated in the summer edition of the Big Ass Indie Art and Craft Show, July 31-August 2, 2009.
The 4th Annual Art of Food was held at Mad Art Gallery Saturday, July 25, 2009. Food from a bunch of terrific places, funds being raised for Slow
Food St. Louis. I donated a framed print of this photo for the art auction at the event.
St. Louis Handmade ran a lovely spot on my work in May 2009.
Yay! I had two photos, "Holiday Motel" and "Sara Lou Cafe" in the Foundry Art Centre's Photography Unlimited 4 exhibit. The exhibit ran June 12-
July 24, 2009.
In May I had a photo in the Missouri Coalition for the Environment's eARTHworks: art for an endangered planet at the Regional Arts Commission.
The exhibit ran May 8-30, 2009.
Oh my my! I had my first solo show on Saturday, April 4, 2009 as part of the Cherokee Street Open House. Foam Coffee & Beer was kind enough to
allow me to use some of their beautiful new space to display some of my work that day. Thanks very much to all who came!
I was super pleased to be in the Holga Polka Invitational in the gallery at the Regional Arts Commission in St. Louis, January 9-February 22, 2009. A
million "thank you"s to those who came!
Some of my photographs were in the terrific Big Ass Indie Art & Craft Show, December 5-7, 2008 at the fabulous Mad Art Gallery in south St. Louis.
Along with artists Tony Renner and Dana Smith I exhibited some of my Polaroid transfers at The Stable in south St. Louis in December 2008.
I participated in the lovely Big Red Box show and sale of art at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles, Missouri, November 21-22, 2008. Thanks to all
One of my photographs -- "Quality and Variety C" -- won first place in the photography division of the Missouri State Fair in August 2008.
Several of my food-related photographs are featured in the July 2008 Food Issue of the wonderful local 52nd City Magazine.
Three of my photographs appeared in This One's For You -- an exhibition celebrating Anheuser-Busch -- at the very cool Soulard Art Market and
Contemporary Art Gallery here in St. Louis. Exhibition ran August 14-September 7, 2008.
Two of my photographs -- Chrysler Building (transfer) and Vacant (transfer) -- were on display as part of the Celebrating Creativity exhibit at William
Woods University in Fulton, Missouri, August 14-September 14, 2008.
I was pleased as punch (and really touched!) to be interviewed by Kelly of Macaroni and Glue. Read the interview here.
I participated in the Poppytalk Handmade Papergoods & Affordable Art Virtual Market & Showcase May 12-June 6, 2008.
I was very happy to have this photo in Unrefined Light: Image-Making with Plastic Cameras and their Friends, at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles,
MO. Exhibit ran March 28- May 9, 2008.
I had a fun time being in Indie Valentine, a show held at CooperElla Cafe in Maplewood, Saturday February 2.
I've got a teeny tiny online shop set up. Details here.
Yippee! Yay! I was very happy to participate in the Independent Art Market again this year, December 7-9, 2007. Details here.
This photo, Delicious Guber Burger, appeared in the Kansas City Star August 16, 2007, with the Hearne Christopher column.
My photo Hiawatha was a part of the Contemporary Women Artists XIV Exhibition, held at the fabulous Mad Art Gallery in St. Louis. Exhibit ran
September 7-29, 2007.
I had three photos -- Drive-In, Fresh and When You -- accepted into the Celebrating Creativity exhibit at the Mildred M. Cox Gallery at William Woods
University in Fulton, Missouri. The exhibit ran August 14-September 16, 2007.
I was delighted to have been accepted into the Missouri 50 Exhibition at the Missouri State Fair. This photo, Sunroom, was on display as part of the
exhibit August 9-19, 2007.
I participated in the Home Show of Irresistible Objects in Olivette, Missouri, May 5 and 6, 2007.
This photo, Alert, was on display in a botanical arts exhibit at Powell Gardens in Kansas City, March 1-April 30, 2007. Exhibition blog here.
I had several pieces in Art Coop's NueVue exhibit, February 9-11, 2007.
I had work for sale at the Independent Art Market at Shaw's Gallery December 8 - 10, 2006. What a wonderful show it was! The folks who organized it
did a beautiful job and I was honored to be included. And it was really fun! I recommend you not miss it next year. (Many thanks to those of you who
came out for it.)
I donated a framed print of this photo, Hiawatha, to the Missouri Coalition for the Environment's eARThworks: art for an endangered planet exhibition
and benefit auction. It was on display at the Regional Arts Commission October 20-December 3, 2006.
I donated a framed print of this photo, Curves, to the Women in Charge art auction, which was held at the Regional Arts Commission on September 16,
In August 2006 I received honorable mention at the Missouri State Fair for this photo, Little Toot.
I had two pieces accepted to the Celebration of Excellence exhibit at the Mildred M. Cox Gallery at William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri. The
exhibit ran August 14-September 23, 2006.
In the spring of 2006 I was juried into the Best of Missouri Hands, a statewide arts organization.