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I attended the shareholders meeting for

EBAY on Wednesday 4/26/16 and had the good fortune to be able to ask a question during the Q&A with CEO, Devin Wenig.

After the meeting I got a chance to meet him personally and have a brief conversation. He asked me if I was interested in becoming a design engineer. I said not at this time because photography is still my passion. He gave me his business card that is also a gift card. He was a really cool guy. He gave a good talk too. It was interesting and brief and understandable.

SDMA AG member Jeffrey R. Brosbe will join Nicole Madie Caulfield as Allied Artist Association of San Diego’s Featured Artists for the months of June and July respectively in a two person exhibition of fine art photography entitled NOUNS. 

The exhibition will be on display from May 28 – July 30, 2016. 

A reception will be held on Friday, June 10th, 5 – 7:30 p.m. at the La Jolla Community Center located at 6811 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037. 

I was up at 3:30 am today so I could be in San Francisco in time to take pictures at Lotta's Fountain ( San Francisco's oldest monument) where a crowd of about 200 people were gathered to commemorate the 110th anniversary of the 1906 Earthquake. The Honorable Willie Brown ( former Speaker and Mayor of San Francisco) was there along with relatives of survivors of the quake. A moment of silence at 5:15 am was followed by coordinated sirens from fire engines that was followed by bloody Mary's at Lefty O'Doul's on Geary Street.

 

At Gallery 21, Spanish Village in Balboa Park

May 25- June 6, 2016

Reception: Sunday June 5, 4-6 PM

Apply Online: http://www.onlinejuriedshows.com/default.aspx?OJSID=8610

Art studies focus on line, shape, mass, composition, color, volume, movement. Basically the creation of something that is compositionally correct and aesthetically pleasing. Through the ages drawing and the skill to replicate the human body realistically was held in the highest esteem. Artists and creativity was thought of as those encompassing this ideal.

My beat will be Berkeley! The editor of the Berkeley Times, Todd Kerr interviewed me this week end. He asked me how I got some the the pictures he has already published.  I told him I found places to take pictures where no one else was taking them. I also said I used my training from the time I spent photographing with the California State Senate photographer when I was 13, Lorie Shelley ( the official state senate photographer)who taught me about lighting and waiting for the moment when the subjects were not speaking. He also wanted to know what I like to take pictures of.

I have been taking photographs at different events in Berkeley for several years. And often I would run into the editor of the Berkeley Times, Todd Kerr. But this year he noticed me when I was photographing the President and the First Lady of Ireland who along with the Mayor were honoring the first responders from the accident that killed 6 Irish  students. Todd wanted to see the photographs that I took that day. He ended up using one of them in his newspaper. Then a week later he was having an event to celebrate the fifth year anniversary of the Berkeley Times publications.

On October28,2015 The President of Ireland, Daniel Higgins and First Lady Sabina Higgins came to Berkeley California to honor the first responders from the accident where six Irish students were killed after a balcony collapsed on the side of a Berkekey building. I got a call from the Mayor of Berkeley, Tom Bates' office asking me to photograph the reception with the Mayor, The President, the First Lady , Senator Loni Hancock, the Ambassador Anne Anderson, and The Irish consul general.I was honored to be asked to be the Mayor's photographer for the afternoon.

Liz has been featured on the home pages of several art groups on fineartamerica.com, but the most recent honor was to be invited to juror a nativity/manger scene contest on Catholic Art Gallery.  It was an exciting opportunity!  She enjoyed the process of seeing entries come in, studying the art, researching each artist's bio and other work, and most importantly, selecting the pieces that most eloquently fit the parameters of the contest.  It was a success!  The interesting and most gratifying aspect of the process was seeing the choices of the other jurors and their

I am by nature leery. Just seems to be in my genes after years of dealing with shady art dealers, galleries, etc…. but of late it includes private individuals seeking my artwork. I have a website which allows Galleries and individuals throughout the world to view my bronze sculptures; this is a good thing, but tends to open one to many who are not so good. Over the years, I have had numerous scams by individuals who through my website email asking about a piece of artwork for purchase.