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    July 2014; Paradise Valley, Montana Summer in the Rockies is firing up, and for those of us in the visual arts realm that means getting out and reveling in the seasonal ephemera. From road-tripping around the Crazies with talented singer/songwriter, Jesse Macht, to peeking into the rural studio of Northern New Mexico ceramic artist Lisa […]


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    Behind an ordinary door of a nondescript warehouse in Montana there’s a handful of passionate music and ballet enthusiasts gathered in a space fondly nicknamed The Shed. Always bustling with a flurry of activity from student lessons to recording sessions, Jeni and Jake Fleming‘s Shed recently has also been a venue for impromptu performances by […]


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    Photographing beautiful and unique design has always been a joy for me and today was no exception. I worked with Jeff Brandner of Brandner Designs shooting his most recent pieces of furniture before they were shipped to clients in New York. Brandner has an artistic approach to furniture – each design blends timeless industrial strength […]


    The Search For Spring In Montana

    April 5, 2010
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    A raucous and wet blizzard welcomed us home from warmer grounds in New Mexico. Inspired by the utter lack of any spring weather, I spent an afternoon creating a self portrait for the fun of it. I have recently become obsessed with small strobes and self portraits thanks to David Tejada and his fabulous seminar […]

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    Ski To Surf: 3,029 Miles Later!

    February 7, 2010
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    Pulling into the tiny beach town of Troncones, the odometer says we’ve traveled 3,029 miles from Livingston, Montana to our sunny destination in Mexico. It’s officially time for sunset filete de pescado empanizado at the Burro Borracho. We’re thrilled to be out of the car and have plenty to do and see. The routine here […]

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    Ski To Surf: San Miguel de Allende

    February 1, 2010
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    Waking at the crack of dawn, we start our last long travel day just before the sun comes up. Not only are we going to San Miguel de Allende from Guanajuato, we’re also making our way to the coast through Morelia and Celaya, bustling cities that take some time to navigate. We want to arrive […]

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    Ski To Surf: Guanajuato

    January 29, 2010

    Armed with a hefty list and a full day to spend in Guanajuato, we strike out early in the morning with an appetite for chilaquiles and exploration. Artist friends Clyde Aspevig and Carol Guzman Aspevig advised us the colonial city was not to be missed, and we quickly find out how spot-on their recommendation is. […]

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    Ski To Surf: Presidio to Zacatecas

    January 28, 2010

    Even though we have two GPS units AND a map, we are lost. Driving since well before dawn, we were eager to cross the Chihuahuan desert and reach the colonial capital of Zacatecas before dark. Todd proceeds to drive the wrong way down an “on ramp” and then backs up it again in rush-hour traffic. […]

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    Ski To Surf: Marfa, Texas

    January 22, 2010

    We rode into town at the dead of night with one question on our mind, “Will we see the mysterious lights of Marfa, Texas?” Sadly, the only optical peculiarity witnessed was from the distant glow of the El Cheapo liquor store on the outskirts of town. To say that Marfa is remote would be an […]

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    Ski To Surf: Socorro, White Sands and El Paso

    January 18, 2010

    It’s a long haul between Santa Fe and Marfa, Texas through endless red desert framed with bright blue skies and wispy clouds. We stop in Socorro for gas to to take a call from artist Hugh Wilson who is on his way to Yuma, AZ with all his painting gear and enough in his truck […]

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