Carl Stoveland Photo and Art: Blog en-us (C) Carl Stoveland Photo and Art (Carl Stoveland Photo and Art) Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:53:00 GMT Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:53:00 GMT Carl Stoveland Photo and Art: Blog 80 120 A Little Link Crazy Today!  

As promised here are links to books and artists that Jen Walls mentioned during our interview at HATCH1121 this week.  I have my summer reading all picked out.  I will be reading the two books and talking about them here in the next few weeks.

Jen Walls

A Clear Seeing Place

Seven Thousand Ways to Listen

Jesse Reno

Stan Kurth

Also I posted the podcast of my interview with Jerris 'Quick the Poet' Evans this morning.  All three interviews are now available on the IAMLAKEWORTH podcast.


Quick the Poet Interview

The exhibit is going into its last weekend at the HATCH. I am still absorbing everything from this phase of the project and excited that it will continue and grow to be a great thing for the city of Lake Worth.  The podcast is just one way it will continue.  While I am photographing the next group of subjects I am working on recording all 36 of the original subjects in a series of short interviews that will be broadcast weekly.  News about where and when you can see IAMLAKEWORTH II will be posted here in the next couple of weeks.



Carl Stoveland


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Artists at the Gallery Getting Coffee episode 3 - Jen Jovan Walls Jen Walls  at Hatch1121 before we sat down for our interview

Last night was the third installment of 'Artists at the Gallery Getting Coffee' interview series  at HATCH1121.  My interview was with the amazing mixed media artist, Jen Jovan Walls from Plantation Florida.  It was a really great conversation framed in a discussion of being an artist that was applicable to everyone in the audience.  Jen's message was about recapturing and retaining the wonder of how we felt as children before we learned how to become adults.  If the interview were a movie I'd have the Malvina Reynolds song 'Little Boxes' playing at the fade out of the interview to hammer home the reminder.  The interview clocks in at one hour and 15 minutes which felt like ten minutes to me.  Jen found her calling to be an artist at 47 after having a grownup job in banking.  She has found her calling painting beautiful, mysterious, whimsical creatures full of mischief and malarkey.  Jen's work is authentic and comes from a real place inside of her.  She allows viewers to see and share in her vulnerability and they connect with her and her work.  She sold nearly 200 pieces of art this past year and has a collaborative book called the Storyteller's Apprentice due out in September.  It was a really great conversation and I will have the podcast of this interview uploaded on Thursday 7/19 for you to listen to.  I'm sure you will find it interesting and Jen's message will be inspiring for artists and non artists alike.  During the interview Jen mentioned several author's to read and artists to look at.  I will post those here tomorrow with the link to the podcast.

Having given birth to IAMLAKEWORTH with this exhibit which had a  gestation period only an elephant could appreciate.  It has been super satisfying for it to be so well received and equally awe inspiring to think of the future possibilities for the show and the doors opened for me personally after allowing myself to put this project out into the world.  I am seeing a spark turn to an ember and now a glowing flame with so many possibilities before it.  In the future when I look back at the whole thing it may turn out that the interview series which was added as a way to keep the enthusiasm for the exhibit going and draw more people to see the show on weeknights maybe my favorite part.  I have shared with Lake Worth some of my favorite artists I have met right here while I have been working on the project.  Together with Blanche Williams who took the hosting duties so I could be one of the four photographers in the photo roundtable.  we have enjoyed great conversations about art, life and Lake Worth.  I think maybe this world needs more good conversations.  I have some ideas about that, but it can wait for tomorrow's post.

Meanwhile many thanks are owed to the sponsors of IAMLAKEWORTH who are the Lake Worth CRA and LULA Lake Worth Arts and to Common Grounds for enthusiastically sponsoring the Artists at the Gallery Getting Coffee interviews.  I could not have done this show without you and your belief in what I was trying to do.  I look forward to what we do next.  I also must say a special thanks to everyone who had their photos taken and gave me their thoughts on what makes Lake Worth such a special place.  This project is really all about you.


Carl Stoveland


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A Good Kind of Tired

Quick the Poet @ Flo' pocalypse at the Broward Center Last night

It's been a busy month that included a trip to NY, preparing for and hanging the IAMLAKEWORTH exhibit and all the events that go with it from the opening to the interview sessions.  I'm tired but it is a good kind of tired.  Yesterday after gallery sitting from 12-4 I headed to the Broward Center to Photograph Quick the Poet' big Flo'Pocalypse event.  I was pleased to be able to take the photos for my friend, but even more thrilled to be in the Audience to hear Quick and this very talented group of poets perform.  I feel honored and humbled to have had Quick as our first guest at the Artists at the Gallery Getting Coffee interview series.  So we hosted Quick on the same week he had a hugely successful sold out show at the Broward Center.  I got home from the event around midnight and started editing photos for a while and was then back at it early this morning.  Now I am back at HATCH1121 gallery sitting for the IAMLAKEWORTH exhibit.  So like I said I'm a bit tired but boy is it a great kind of tired.  I have earned a float in the pool later today.

Don't forget our third and final Artists at the Gallery Getting Coffee is this Tuesday at 7pm with Artist Jen Jovan Walls.  I hope to see a great turn out for what will be a great conversation.


IAMLAKEWORTH and so are you!



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3rd installment of Artists at the Gallery Getting Coffee - Jen Jovan Walls Self Portrait - Jen Walls

I now have two artist interviews under my belt and started a podcast.  I feel like an old pro at this!.  Tuesday, July 17th at 7pm will be our third interview.  I have chosen South Florida painter Jen Walls.  Jen fits the IAMLAKEWORTH requirement because we were both in a show in Lake Worth at Clay, Glass, Metal, Stone Gallery last year  so she fits in the works and plays in LW categories.  We hit it off at the opening and have been art pals since then.  I am a big fan of Jen's work.  Don't be fooled by the whimsical nature of her paintings.  There is usually a lot going on.  Lot's of emotion on or near the surface of her paintings.  You will be captivated by her paintings which have a very sophisticated color palette with just the right amount of malarkey.  I would have invited Jen for an interview based purely on her artwork, but I saw her a while back at Artserve as part of a panel discussion on marketing and selling art.  Jen has knocked the ball out of the park as far as art sales making her a perfect interview guest.  Jen's infectious sense of humor and malarkey will appeal to all of us.  Art lovers will really enjoy her work and artists will enjoy hearing about what it takes to rack up numbers of pieces sold in a year.  This will be a great one on one interview.  I am thrilled we found a time during the IAMLAKEWORTH exhibit to make it happen.  You won't want to miss this fun event Tuesday night and Like the late night TV commercials say... Wait there's more.  Common Grounds is sponsoring the whole interview series and will provide the right kind of fuel for a night time art talk, and wait there's still more we will be raffling off a $25 gift card to common grounds in Lake Worth.  The interview will be Tuesday 7/17 at 7pm at HATCH1121 on 1121 Lucerne Ave in Lake Worth FL.

PS the podcast of the photographer's roundtable hosted by Blanche Willams can be found here.  More about what I will be doing with the podcast in an upcoming blog post.





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Artists at the Gallery Getting Coffee episode 2 - Photographer's Roundtable Tom Johnson, Shawn Moss, Adriano Ficarelli, Carl Stoveland and host Blanche Williams

Photo Courtesy Marshall Pass

Photographer's Roundtable

Photo Courtesy Marshall Pass

Last night at HATCH1121 we held the second episode of Artists at the Gallery Getting Coffee.  This time it was a photographer's roundtable although as my friend Brian Kirsch pointed out there is no table and it's not round.  I am happy and thankful to report we had a great turnout of enthusiastic friends and neighbors to support IAMLAKEWORTH and the photographers we see around town at all of the Lake Worth Events.  our host / moderator was Blanche Williams host and founder of the popular Jazz on J Street jam sessions held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  Many thanks to Blanche for taking on the moderator job and making it seem easy.  It is always a pleasure to work with Blanche on any project.  Our panel consisted of four photographers.  We all shoot the look events with varying approaches and styles.  The photographers were Tom Johnson, Shawn Moss, Adriano Ficarelli and myself.  the event was more of a chat with an audience than an interview and the audience members joined in and added to the conversation.  I am incredibly happy with the results and the response to the series of interviews we have been doing as part of the IAMLAKEWORTH photo exhibit which is at HATCH1121 (1121Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth Fl) Through Sunday 7/23).  We have one more event this coming Tuesday when I will be interviewing painter Jen Jovan Walls.  I hope to see you all at what will be a great interview about Life, Art and Gasp! Selling Art!.  I have been recording these interviews with thanks to the encouragement and equipment loan from my friend Jerry Kornbluth.  I am still kicking around what I will do with these interviews but at the very least they will be made available for everyone to listen in the next week or so.  I would be remiss if I did not mention our sponsors who made the lectures and IAMLAKEWORTH possible.  Many thanks to Lake Worth CRA /  LULA Lake Worth Arts for the space for the show and so much more.  Special Thanks to Emily, Susan and Jose for all they have done in support of the show.  Thanks to Mathews Brewing for providing beer for the opening reception.  It was a big hit and I know you have some new fans!  Thanks to Common Grounds Coffeebar for sponsoring our interview series and providing the coffee part of Artists at the Gallery Getting Coffee.  Thanks to Pamela at DePalma PR for all the marketing and social media support. My wife Wendy deserves a giant shout out for supporting me and my crazy ideas and showing up and helping host all of my events after putting in a full day at work.  You amaze me and inspire me to be better every single day.  Lastly my whole hearted thanks to the people of Lake Worth who have embraced this project and supported it from day one. 

We Are Lake Worth


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Artists at the Gallery Getting Coffee episode 1 - Quick the Poet

Jerris 'Quick the Poet' Evans

Last night we kicked off the 'Artists Getting Coffee at the Gallery' interview series with the one and only Jerris 'Quick the Poet' Evans.  The event was modestly attended, but those who were there got to be part of a wide ranging discussion highlighted by two of Quick's most personal poems.  It was a night not to be missed.  I look forward to working with Jerris again in the future any chance I can get.  He is an amazing  talent and a true gentleman.  It was my honor to kick off my little interview series with him.

Quick has his big FLO'Pocalypse event this Saturday at the Broward Center.  There are a handful of tickets left.  You really don't want to miss this!  Get tickets here.  At last count there were less than 40 tickets available for the event of the summer.

Now back to shamelessly promoting myself and IAMLAKEWORTH.  Tonight (Thursday 7/12 7-8 pm) at HATCH 1121 (1121 Lucerne Ave) in our second of three interview events that are part of IAMLAKEWORTH.  Blanche Williams from Jazz on J Street will be hosting a photographer's roundtable.  Featuring, Shawn Moss, Adriano Ficarelli, Tom Johnson and myself.  Blanche will be leading a discussion about photography, art and Lake Worth with four photographers who document  life in Lake Worth in different ways.  This should be a great event.  The event is sponsored by Common Grounds Coffeehouse.  There will be great coffee and we will be raffling off a free $25 gift card to Common Grounds.  I hope to see you there!


IAMLAKEWORTH (and so are you)


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Tonight: Artists at the Gallery Getting Coffer Episode 1 Quick the Poet Jerris 'Quick the Poet' Evans

Tonight we kick off the the 'Artists at the Gallery Getting Coffee' interview series which is part of my IAMLAKEWORTH Exhibit.  Our first guest is an amazing poet I first saw when he was the special guest at the Utterance spoken word event held each month at Common Grounds hosted by the wonderful Jeanette Hickman.  His poetry knocked my sox off.  Quick's giant Flo'Pocalypse event is this Saturday at the Broward Center so you can imagine how busy he is, but when asked if he would be part of the series he did not miss a beat and said where and when do you need me.  I am looking forward to interviewing this great artist, my friend and fellow fan of Lake Worth, Jerris' Quick the Poet Evans'.

Event Details

When: Wed, July 11th 7-8pm

Where: HATCH1121 (1121 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth)

This event is free and open to the public 

Sponsored by

Common Grounds Coffeehouse

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A couple of reasons why I plan an IAMLAKEWORTH II Vinnie CernigliaOne that I regret did not get into this round of IAMLAKEWORTH is Vinnie Cerniglia

I have four reasons now why I want to do an IAMLAKEWORTH II.  First there are some that I shot that I just could not fit into this show that I like very much and agonized over keeping them out.  Vinnie Cerniglia (and his wife Mel) can be seen all over Lake Worth performing and being involved.  This shot of Vinnie was from the Women's March in WPB.  Mel and Vinnie are not just great Lake Worthians but great citizens wherever they go.  They are actively involved in the Florida Folk Festival and Clearwater festival in NY.  Vinnie is just one example.  I have many photos of folks who are great Lake Worthians and deserve their time to be recognized by the project.  Second the sample size is just too small.  36 photos is about one tenth of one percent of the folks who live here and while this group of 36 stand out to me as people engaged in the city when I moved here there are so many more yet to be added.  Third when folks saw the show they loved it but said hey what about this person or that person.  All I can say to that is I agree and I'm not done yet.  That said this is my project and while I will endeavor to be fair editorial control of the IAMLAKEWORTH exhibit stays with me.  Lastly I think it would be great for Lake Worth if we could make a glorious coffee table book out of the project where some of the profits can be directed back to something that needs to be done in the city.  I think a book of that scope needs more people and their thoughts about lake worth.  So expect to see me out and about with my camera even more when the show comes down.  I am working on adding an online system where people can sign up and write their quote ahead of time rather than be forced to scribble on a piece of paper in the hot sun after I take the photo.  Look for that to be in place before the show at the Hatch comes down.  

Once again I really need to say how moved I was by the turn out for the opening on Friday night.  I certainly felt the love from Lake Worth for my little project.

Remember we are not done by a long shot.  Tomorrow Wed 7/11 from 7-8 pm is the first of our 'Artists getting Coffee at the Gallery' interview series.  First in the hot seat is Quick the Poet.  Following closely after on Thursday 7/12 from 7-8 the tables get turned and Blanche Williams from Jazz on J Street interviews me and local photographers Shawn Moss, Adriano Ficarelli and Tom Johnson in a wide ranging conversation.  Closing out the series on Tuesday the 17th is my interview with painter Jen Jovan Walls.  Jen is a fabulous painter and amazing marketer of her work.  Artists will want to make sure they see Jen's interview as she will tell you some of the things that get her work noticed besides her artistic talent.  


IAMLAKEWORTH (and so are you)!


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Two days after the opening of IAMLAKEWORTH


This was the scene Friday night at HATCH1121 for the opening of IAMLAKEWORTH.  It was a magical night filled with great music provided by the Jazz on J Street Trio and a great selection of beer from Mathews Brewing Co.  It was magical to see so many friends and Lake Worthians out to support my IAMLAKEWORTH project.  This project belongs to all of us now and was able to shine a great big old spotlight on the wonderful people I get to call my friends and neighbors.  The project is by no means over.  The show is up until 7/24 and we are moving into the Artists having coffee at the gallery interview series.  Here is the schedule for the three interview series being sponsored by Common Grounds coffee and hosted right here at Hatch1121.


Wed 7/11 7-8pm I sit down with Jerris 'Quick the Poet' Evans for a wide ranging conversation on life with some of Quick's amazing floetry thrown in.  

You won't want to miss this.  Jerris' story is inspirational and he is a many of many talents.


Thursday 7/12 7-8 pm the tables get turned and Blanche Williams (Founder and host of Jazz on J Street) will be interviewing me and 

some of my Lake Worth photography friends to chat about Whatever Blanche throws at us.


Tuesday 7/17 7-8 pm I will be interviewing Jen Jovan Walls who is a painter I met when we were both in a show at Clay Glass Metal and Stone

Gallery.  Jen's mixed media paintings have a wonderful spirit and playfulness. 

Artists will really want make sure they meet Jen she is a wiz at marketing her art and selling it.


#IAMLAKEWORTH and so are you!



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The big day has arrived!


The big day is here!  The opening of IAMLAKEWORTH is tonight.  Time to give thanks!  First I have to thank my lovely wife Wendy for all of her unwavering encouragement and support of all of my endeavors not just IAMLAKEWORTH.  Wendy is my Northstore and my rock.  Nothing is possible with out her.

Next I have to thank my sponsors for supporting the idea of IAMLAKEWORTH and helping make the show and the interview events possible!  So Thank you Hatch1121, LULA (Lake Worth Arts), Common Grounds and Mathews Brewing for all you have done.  It take a village to put on an art show!

I need to thank Emily, Susan and Jose at the HATCH  for all of their help.  With out you guys the show would not have a home or look so good.

Pamela DePalma needs a giant shout out.  She has been the PR / Social Media machine behind the scenes getting the word out about IAMLAKEWORTH.  Thank YOU pamela!

Lastly and certainly not least I need to thank Mary Lindsey,  Mary was the first person we met in Lake Worth when we moved here two years ago and has been the biggest cheerleader, supporter and friend in the two years it has taken to bring this little idea to fruition.

If you take any photos at the opening tonight make sure to use the #IAMLAKEWORTH hashtag so we can find them and share them!

IAMLAKEWORTH (and so are you)


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1 day and Counting. Final Thoughts Before IAMLAKEWORTH Opens Hello friends,

I hope you all had an enjoyable 4th of July.  We sure did!  While I felt a little guilty about all the art waiting at Hatch to be hung I decided the show was in great shape and I could get it all hung today and tomorrow morning.  Hopefully I was right.  Wendy and I and our fellow Eden Place friends participated in the 17th annual Great American Raft Race in Lake worth.  It was a hot day for the parade but we all got in the spirit of the 'a race to the zoo theme' and had a blast.

With just one page on the calendar before the show opens tomorrow night what are my thoughts you might ask?  Well, first of all I am pleased with how the show will look.  I think it has a nice balance and looks great.  I'm also thinking how thankful I am for Lake Worth.  This city has embraced my little project and supported me every step of the way.  I can't thank my sponsors enough for all you are doing and helping to make the show special.  That said here is a quick shout out to my sponsors Lake Worth CRA / LULA Lake Worth Arts, Common Grounds and Mathews Brewing.  Folks please support your local businesses.  They helped make all of this possible.  Lastly as I framed the pieces on Tuesday which started as 30 frames. that I quickly realized were not enough and added six more at the last minute to bring the total to 36.  I need to thank the framer / printer I use back in NY, Bonnist International.  Thanks James and David for the enthusiasm about my work and the quick turn around times!  Even with 36 frames there are pieces I printed and wanted in the show but had to make the editorial decision to cut them.  If you are one of those folks.  I am sorry.  There was nothing wrong with your photo or your comments in fact they were great.  I just ran out of frames.  The good news is there are so many more to add and so many more I want to shoot that there will be an IAMLAKEWORTH II at a future date and the long dreamed of IAMLAKEWORTH book will be a combination of the two shows.

OK I have put off hanging the work long enough.  It's time to gather my tools and head over to the gallery.

See you at the opening tomorrow!



Opening Reception

Friday, July 6th


at Hatch1121

1121 Lucerne Ave

Lake Worth, FL

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What I Want For IAMLAKEWORTH Hi Friends and Followers of IAMLAKEWORTH!

It's Tuesday, July 3rd.  Just three days until the opening and I am taking a break from framing for a few minutes.  I have been looking at all the printed pieces and reading the quotes and I asked myself "what do I want the people who attend IAMLAKEWORTH to get out of it?"  It will be great fun to see people I have worked with and met over the last two years get their first look at the pictures.  I'm really going to enjoy that about Friday night.  I'm also going to enjoy all of the Lake Worth vibe in the room with the help of the Jazz on J Street Trio and some L-Dub Tropical Ale from Mathew's Brewing.  I'm going to soak in every second of that with my friends, but there is something bigger.  I want to raise up Lake Worth, so when people look at the pictures I hope they read the quotes about what makes Lake Worth special too.  When we moved here two years ago I was told I would need a bullet proof vest to walk to Publix.  I heard tales of legendary potholes that could swallow a dog or small child.  I also heard about excessive panhandling.  The list goes on and on.  What I found was a vibrant, caring, funky beachside community.  Did we have some of the issues I heard about?  Sure and more, but not to the levels it was suggested at.  This is a very special place.  So look at the pictures and read the quotes and I hope by the end of the night you think "I AM LAKE Worth Too!"

Now back to framing or there won't be a show for people to see.


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Final week before the opening This peaceful shot of a cypress swamp in Riverbend Park will be raffled off at the opening of IAMLAKEWORTH

We are just days away from the opening of IAMLAKEWORTH on Friday! and somebody threw a national holiday smack dab in the middle of the week.  It is not one of those holidays that quietly sneaks by.  In Lake Worth there is a neighborhood raft race and a parade!  Lake Worth just loves a parade and will have one for just about any reason.  That said, I love it and really get into the spirit of it.  I have not been at the week of pre-race parties at all the establishments around town this year, but have helped our mad scientist / engineer neighbor, Tim test the boat and decorate it.  I will make time for the fun, but also plan to spend a chunk of time hanging the show on Wednesday.  I guess today's lesson if there is one is take time to smell the roses and enjoy your family and friends.  That might not be a perfect analogy as hanging the show and July 4th celebrations are both great fun to me!

Just a reminder the show opens Friday from 6-8:30pm at Hatch1121 (1121 Lucerne Ave) in Lake Worth.  I think this exhibit of photos of some of the great folks around Lake Worth is reason enough to come to the opening, but if you need a bit more incentive here you go.  We will have music by the Jazz on J Street trio from 7-8pm, Mathews Brewing is donating a keg of their L-Dub tropical ale and We will be doing a free raffle of one of my framed Everglades photos during the evening.  So come out and join us for what promised to be a great time.  We are showing the world great things continue to happen in Lake worth even after season is over.

Keep Makin' Art!


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An unexpected gift


OK... IAMLAKEWORTH opens in five days Egads!  It's crunch time.  There is so much to do before the opening Friday night!  It takes a village for sure and I have plenty of help so it will all go off swimmingly, but today and tomorrow I am printing and framing the bulk of the IAMLAKEWORTH portraits.  I was dreading the day in front of the computer and another day framing everything, but this morning I was given the most wonderful gift.  As I was organizing the order in which I will be printing the images I started reading all the quotes given to me for the photos.  They all start with Lake Worth is Special because.... The words of my neighbors, friends and fellow Lake Worthians rang true and reminded me why I took on such a big undertaking in the first place.  It also reinforced for me that there are so many more people who need to be a part of this project I did not find or get in this go around... So I'm pretty sure there will be an IAMLAKEWORTII next year.  OK enough stalling I have photos and text to put together and if the printing gods are with me print!  Wish me luck and I hope to see you at the opening on Friday!


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Community. Being part of something bigger Lake Worth Pier after a storm

Digital Painting

One of the things that got me started on the IAMLAKEWORTH project is the incredible sense of community here in this tiny Florida beach town.  Wendy and I were welcomed with open arms and found a place to call home where neighbors work together to make Lake Worth better and enjoy each others company at the same time.  One of the ways I have found to give back is to be as open to my neighbors projects as they have been to mine.  Each connection strengthens that sense of belonging to something bigger than ourselves.  To that end I am donating one of my Lake Worth digital paintings (the one of the pier shown above) which is 10x30" on canvas to Renee and Michael Hoyt's event Smiles for Miles, Fundraiser for the Foundation Fighting Blindness. which can be found here on Facebook Smiles for Miles.  My digital painting will be one of several available in a silent auction to go along with this great musical event.  Please consider donating or bidding on one of the auction pieces for this great cause.

Now back to my regular shameless self promotion.  Yesterday was a full out sprint as most days until the opening will be.  I had an 8:30 meeting with Common Grounds to get all of our coffee cups in a row for the interview series.  Then I met with Pamela DePalma who is helping get the word out about the show.  Next I worked on painting the acrylic gel texture onto of eight of the digital paintings and started delivering the work over to Hatch and walking the space to figure out the layout of the room before I start hanging the work.  Today is odds and ends working on graphics and getting some more flyers done.  Once that is finished I will make several runs over to Hatch to drop off work before finally settling in to work on the I AM Lake Worth pieces.  Busy, busy but it feels great.

Keep Makin' Art!


]]> (Carl Stoveland Photo and Art) art carl stoveland digital painting iamlakeworth inspiration photography Fri, 29 Jun 2018 14:40:10 GMT
Crunch Time Dad

Hi Everyone 

I am back from my Dad's memorial service in NY.  It was a wonderful event.  I was thrilled to see so many family and friends.  I know my dad would have been embarrassed by the turn out and the fuss.  I have returned with a renewed sense of purpose.  Which is a good thing since IAMLAKEWORTH opens in just over a week!

I wanted to take a minute to mention my other pieces you will see besides the 36 framed IAMLAKEWORTH portraits.  I will also be showing some the digital paintings I did of the players at the monthly Jazz on J Street jam session as they are a part of the fabric of Lake Worth and fit with the theme.  I will also be showing previews of some of the pieces in an upcoming show I will have at Hatch1121 called everyday Lake Worth.  these are digital paintings I have done of photos taken  showing life in this funky beachside town I love so much.  Together all three parts are a love letter to my adopted home of Lake worth, Florida.  please remember to join us for the opening Friday 7/6 from 6-8:30pm at Hatch1121 (1121 Lucerne Ave. Lake Worth)

Keep Makin' Art!


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Another sponsor and some great Lake Worth synergy

How do you take the opening of IAMLAKEWORTH at Hatch1121 with music by Jazz on J Street Trio and make it even better and even more Lake Worth?  That's where our friends at Mathews Brewing Co. come in.  They have agreed to join in the fun sponsoring the opening reception and providing a keg of L-Dub Tropical Ale.  Art, great music and great beer.  I ask you what could be better?  Remember to mark your calendars for Friday July 6th from 6-8:30 pm for the opening of my IAMLAKEWORTH photo Exhibit at HATCH1121.

Keep Makin' Art!


]]> (Carl Stoveland Photo and Art) carl stoveland HATCH1121 iamlakeworth photography Fri, 22 Jun 2018 15:14:37 GMT
Did you ever notice? Last night at Jazz on J Street, Lake Worth


Question for my artist friends out there... Did you ever notice the closer you get to hanging a new show the better your new work gets?  This is something that happens over and over.  I have had the images for IAMLAKEWORTH more or less locked in for a month now.  Last night I went to Jazz on J Street like I do every time I'm in town on a 3rd Tuesday.  I decided to go out of my normal shooting style and go for a more fast candid approach.  It really pushes the limits of the camera considering the light in the room and the chance to have blurred shots of the people who move around while they play.  The pay off was some of my best Jazz on J shots yet.  So now I'm thinking about adding a few more photos to the show.  I'm not complaining mind you its a great problem to have.  It just seems that when I am dialed in working on a show my shooting goes up another notch.  Who knows why.  I do not question the muse or assume I can control it.  I was just wondering if you have experienced this?

Keep Makin' Art!




]]> (Carl Stoveland Photo and Art) art carl stoveland iamlakeworth jazz jazz on j street photography Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:39:21 GMT
Interview Series - Quick the Poet Jerris 'Quick the Poet' Evans


I am incredibly excited to be having an interview series as part of the IAMLAKEWORTH exhibit.  Kicking off the series will be Jerris 'Quick the Poet' Evans.  I first saw Quick at the 'Utterance' spoken word open mic night at Common Grounds Coffee House in Lake Worth.  He was the featured artist that night.  I had wandered in to take some photos of the poets doing their thing.  Sitting in the back I was blown away.  I have seen Jerris perform a few times now and had the same experience each time,  I sat there with my camera idle in my lap while I was caught up in the story he was telling.  It was raw, powerful and determined and yet it was hopeful and joyous.  I knew then and there I wanted to work with this man in some way.  I reached out after we connected when I posted some photos from the evening on Facebook.  We agreed to meet at the historic Bamboo Room and do some headshots and social media shots.  Out of that first session I got this portrait.  It is probably my favorite portrait I have ever taken.  Quick is in the IAMLAKEWORTH exhibit since he fits my requirements of being someone who lives, works or plays in Lake Worth.  As much as I like this shot It is more stylized and set up than the person in the street style the rest of the exhibit has, not to worry I have picked a great shot from that first night I saw Quick at Common Grounds to use  for IAMLAKEWORTH.

The interview series which I am calling 'Artists Getting Coffee at the Gallery' (with all apologies to Jerry Seinfeld for appropriating his Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Idea but let's face it Jerry has more money than God and I'm not taking any money out of his pockets!) Is sponsored by our friends at Common Grounds Coffee and will be held at the IAMLAKEWORTH exhibit at Hatch 1121 (1121 Lucerne Ave, Lake Worth) on Wednesday, July 11th from 7-8pm.  join us for what will be a great conversation with one of my favorite South Florida artists.

The series will continue on the next night Thursday the 12th when former XM Radio talk show host,  Blanche Williams will moderate a roundtable of local photographers and the series will conclude with me back at the hosting duties on Tuesday, July 17th to interview the fabulous Jen Jovan Walls, another artist I met in Lake Worth, this time when we were both part of a show at Clay, Glass Metal and Stone Gallery.  Jen's work is whimsical and full of malarkey as she calls it, but also can touch on very serious themes.  The work is both light and complex at the same time.  We will talk about Jen's art and her Journey as an artist.  You won't want to miss any of these great interviews and don't forget there will be great coffee too!

I have to take a moment to thank LULA Lake Worth Arts and HATCH1121 for providing the space and support for my IAMLAKEWORTH project and of course to my friends at Common Grounds for sponsoring the interview series.  Please support this great Lake Worth Local Coffee Bar!  They are truly part of the fabric of Lake Worth and great neighbors in our community!

Keep Makin' Art!


]]> (Carl Stoveland Photo and Art) art carl stoveland common grounds coffee hatch1121 iamlakeworth inspiration lakewortharts lula photography Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:32:00 GMT
18 Days to go Here we are 18 days to before the opening of IAMLAKEWORTH at HATCH1121.  It is really even less than that as we will be away Friday to Monday night for my Dad's memorial service in NY.  Most things are set in motion and I'll have roughly a week and half to hang the show and the finishing touches on it.

I am just about done shooting the last minute photos so that is one less thing to think about.

I am enjoying the entire process of putting on the exhibit.  one of things I am planning to do is enjoy the time while the show is up.  There are enough events with the opening and the interviews that I should get a chance to talk to a lot of friends and folks I have not connected with yet in Lake Worth.  Everyone has been so supportive of the project from the start.  I really can't wait to for folks to see the whole show put together.

Keep Makin' Art!



]]> (Carl Stoveland Photo and Art) art carl stoveland inspiration."iamlakeworth" photography Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:59:24 GMT