Tuesday, April 15, 2008

April Roundup, Announcements, and Summer Casting Updates...

Hello Readers-
Spring is here! Finally, right??
I feel like it's been so long since I've posted, though I've been busy every moment.
I wanted to take the time to cover about a million things, so here I go.......


*I've just wrapped up my first solo exhibition at Corazon Boutique & Gallery, in Minneapolis. My 12 week tour was immensely successful, and I'd like to thank both the owner Susan Zdon, and buyer/manager, Hilary Brasel for allowing me to show at both locations.

*Also... I am very honored and excited to officially announce I've been chosen to be featured in the upcoming "Art of Photography Show" in San Diego, California. The selection process was extremely exclusive. There were only 102 artists chosen out of over 12,200 entrants, from 46 countries! I was beaming when I found out I was to be included in their show. The opening reception is on April 25th from 6-9 p.m., at the Lyceum Theatre Gallery in San Diego. Though I will not be able to make the reception, I hope some of my lovely California friends will drop in on the show, and let me know how it looks. ;)

Modeling/Casting Updates:

Now that it's Spring, not only do I get to be warmer, and turn 25 years old, but I also get to start working on NEW COLLECTIONS with NEW MODELS! I am currently casting for 2 Conceptual, Fine Art Collections, and will be shooting now, and throughout the Spring and Summer. If you live in Minnesota, or Wisconsin (or surrounding), and are interested in working with me on a TFP* basis, please email me your headshot, or drop me a line at: info@bottlebellphotography.com
You must be willing to travel to one of my two locations... In Minnesota, I shoot about 50 miles West of Mpls. on a 12 acre private estate. If you live in Wisconsin, I shoot in St. Croix Falls. All of my work is on location, and Conceptual.

Makeup Artists:

A call to Makeup Artists! This one is simple - I need your rates, and best (1-2) portfolio photo(s)! I am looking to work exclusively with one - two GREAT makeup artists this Spring/Summer on all of my shoots. This does not need to be on a TFP* basis. You, of course, will be paid for your work. If you are a makeup artist, and are looking for unique pictures for your portfolio, drop me a line at: info@bottlebellphotography.com

Art Giveaway:

This one is fun. I've decided I will be giving away a few select pieces of my artwork (all are beautifully matted) to those who read my blog. FREE! To qualify, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post with your name, and subscribe to my blog via the "subscribe to this blog" button on the right hand side of the page. Absolutely anyone is eligible as long as you leave a comment and subscribe to the right. (Friends, Family, Strangers, High School Buddies, Myspacers, Facebookers, Flickr Contacts, Professional Contacts, Fellow Artists... Anyone.) I will be picking a few winners at random in the coming weeks. It's my way of saying thank you for reading the blog, and introducing yourself. :) Of Note, as well: You don't need a blogger acct. to post a comment. You can post just by using your name. :)


And last, but not at all least, I am being published and featured in a 5 page spread by a local (MPLS) magazine. Because I do not yet know the particulars, I will leave it at that for now, but am very excited about the spread, and will post more (including which mag) when I know the details.

That's it!

Thank you for reading!
Ashley | Bottle Bell

PS... Please find below one of my latest self portraits, for an upcoming self portrait exhibiton. :)