Long Live Cowboys – Exhibit at Sangre de Cristo

PHOTO PENSATO EXHIBITION | 01.06.23 – 04.01.23

A creative group of photographers, Photo Pensato, brings their unique lens back to the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center. Artists participating in the Photo Pensato exhibit are Thomas Carr, Ron Johnson, Linda Little, Raj Manickam, Jim Montague, Stephen Podrasky, Ward Russell, and John Shelton.

Photo Pensato will be exhibiting in the Regional and Hoag galleries beginning January 6th and continuing through April 1st. The opening will be on Friday, January 6th, in conjunction with First Friday activities. There will also be an artist talk on Saturday, January 7, from 11 a.m. to noon. The exhibit will showcase fine art photography with traditional and contemporary themes featuring landscape, abstract, portrait, and still life.

My contribution to this Photo Pensato collective is showcasing ‘Long Live Cowboys.’ Rodeos and their origins.

The photo story is here: https://express.adobe.com/page/RyMOAw0OaiEKQ/


Long Live Cowboys

Wonder In The Woods Exhibition

Wonder in the Woods is an Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) Photo Exhibition by Raj Manickam.

Open: August 1st to August 31st  | Free attendance reception and meet the artist on Thursday, August 4th, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

292 West Meadow Drive, Vail, CO 81657 | Phone: 970.479.2187

Library Hours: Monday to Thursday | 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday to Sunday | 11:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.

In these Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) abstract photos, all photos were taken in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The main subject is almost all Aspen trees surrounded by native plants, shrubs, and bushes. Spring, summer, and Fall colors add beauty to the wonder in the woods. This is the first in the Vail Valley and possibly so in Colorado.

This is an unconventional solo exhibition in its hybrid nature, as a non-fungible token (NFT) and in real life (IRL)

Note: Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are cryptographic assets on a blockchain with specific and unique identification metadata and codes that differentiate them from each other.

Wonder in the woods

Sangre de Cristo Art Center Exhibit 2022

Sangre de Cristo Art Center Exhibit 2022

I am pleased to announce my exhibit at The Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo, Colorado in the in the King Gallery on January 22 through May 7, 2022. This is collective exhibit featuring Photo Pensato with my fellow artists with various styles and techniques. The group is inspired to create images that reflect our unique and personal perspectives. Eight artist including Ron Johnson, Stephen Podrasky, John Shelton, Linda Little, James Montague, Michael Trupiano, Aimee McCrory and Raj Manickam will showcase our works of fine photography.


Sangre de Cristo Arts Center is located at 210 N. Santa Fe Ave. Pueblo, CO 81003 | 719.295.7200

The press release for the exhibit is downloadable here.

Art of the State 2022 

I am pleased to announce my participation at Art of the State 2022 on Thursday, January 20 on the opening day. Juniper’s Last Gasp was the selected photo. Two other artists from the Photo Pensato collective will also join me as selected artists.

Listen to Juniper’s Last Gasp here

Juniper's Last Gasp







Every three years, all 10,000 square feet of the Arvada Center Galleries is filled with a celebratory survey of the incredible diversity, quality, and depth of work from Colorado Artists. After its start in 2013 and iterations in 2016 and 2019, Art of the State 2022 continues the legacy as a juried exhibition showing off the powerful scope of contemporary art from across the state. This open call open to all Colorado artists garnered 2,067 submissions by 734 artists. The jurors worked diligently to select a comprehensive overview of work that strives to capture a wide scope of art from across the state. From those entries, 149 artworks by 142 artists were selected.

The Catalog for the show is here.


Louise Martorano, Executive Director, RedLine Contemporary Art Center

Ellamaria Ray, Artist/Anthropologist, Professor of Africana Studies, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Collin Parson, Director of Galleries and Curator, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities


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