Made official today, I am happy to share the COLLECTOR’S EDITON of The Unchosen Ones (AP1) and the COLLECTOR’S EDITON of The Sheep and the Goats (AP6) have been accessioned into the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg.
In June 2018, I flew to Tampa, Florida as part of the artist panel discussion artist in Triangulate, curated by Nathan Beard, Eivind Natvig, and Kirk Ke Wang at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL. After the exhibition opening and book signing, Nathan Beard and I drove to one of my favorite museums I visited as a kid, the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg. A highlight was meeting with Robin O’Dell, Curator of the Photographic Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida (pictured).
As luck would have it, I shared with her my monograph, “The Unchosen Ones,” with an essay by independent curator Alison Nordström, PhD. O’Dell smiled and pointed out, “She was my advisor in graduate school at the George Eastman House.” Small world!
This effort opened up a few doors, and after a few months of patience and persistence, the effort has paid off! Thank you Nathan Beard, Alison Nordström, and Robin O’Dell being apart of this wonderful journey.
This is the second museum acquisition of the COLLECTOR’S EDITON of The Unchosen Ones and the fifth museum acquisition of the COLLECTOR’S EDITON of The Sheep and the Goats.