The Inner Path of Photography

We yearn for the taste of the sacred…and through our cameras discover it, the world, and ourselves.

Category: Shows and Competitions

“Blizzard” Chosen for CCAA “All New England” Exhibition

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Save the Date!

Please join me at the reception for
the Cape Cod Art Association’s
special exhibition 
“All New England.”

My image
“Blizzard” –
First Encounter Beach, Cape Cod

has been chosen
to be one of the images celebrated

I promise to tell you fabulous stories of…
the magic of shooting photos in the middle of a blizzard
how I stayed warm (I may even show you a photo)
and why I am back on the Cape, after a year’s break,

for yet another winter’s beauty, expansiveness,
and nights by the fireplace

Perhaps you’ll want to stay?

Reception
October 20, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM 

 Exhibition
October 17 – November 13, 2016

Cape Cod Art Association
Photography Center of Cape Cod
3480 Main Street
Barnstable, MA  02630
508/362.2909

Image: “Blizzard”
First Encounter Beach, Eastham, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
© 2016 Heidi Straube

 

“Safe Haven” Awarded – See Winners – Last Day July 29, Archway Gallery, Houston, TX

I’m pleased to announce…

My photo piece, “Safe Haven” was awarded an “Honorable Mention”
in the Seventh Annual Juried Exhibition at Archway Gallery, Houston.

Click here to see the slide show of winners
and information about artists, entries, curator comments.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, July 29 is the last day of the show!
Gallery hours 10 AM – 6 PM, 2305 Dunlavy, Houston TX 77006

“Safe Haven,” beautifully matted and framed, is also for sale.
Please call the gallery at 713-522-2409.
25% of proceeds benefit Young Audiences of Houston!

“Safe Haven” – the photo poem – found here

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I provide transformational experiences for those who desire
to joyfully live and create their inner truth in the outer world.

Through photography, contemplative practices, and inner path coaching,
I partner with you to feel, express, and live your unique experience of the Sacred.

Enjoy your photography…improve your images…claim your life.​

“Safe Haven” at Archway Gallery, Houston, TX Reception Saturday July 11

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One would think that all would stay
snug in their homes in the midst of a blizzard

But there is magic in snowfall, power in the wind, mystery to be felt.

I found I must walk to the beach, drawn to the immense Silence.

The glow emerging of resting red tail lights
A single brave soul contemplating the ocean

We need not stay home to be safe in the vast wildness.

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“Safe Haven”
selected for the

Archway Gallery
“Seventh Annual Juried Art Exhibition”
July 11 – July 29, 2015

Opening Reception:
Saturday, July 11
5 pm – 8 pm
Juror’s Talk, Awards, 6:30 PM

Juror: Gus Kopriva
Benefiting Young Audiences of Houston
2305 Dunlavy, Houston, TX 77006


“Safe Haven,” First Encounter Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

© 2015 Heidi Straube

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I provide transformational experiences for those who desire
to joyfully live and create their inner truth in the outer world.

Through photography, contemplative practices, and inner path coaching,
I partner with you to feel, express, and live your unique experience of the Sacred.

Enjoy your photography…improve your images…claim your life.​

My Scroll Hanging at Peter T Brown Gallery, Houston, TX

 

"As if in a dream…" scroll wall hanging, Peter T Brown Gallery Houston, TX, Heidi Straube

 

I’m pleased to share with you my latest scroll wall hanging,
“As if in a dream…seaside contemplations”

in the inaugural exhibition
“Over Time: Photography from the Advanced Photography Workshop”
Peter T. Brown Gallery, Houston, Texas.

I’m enjoying integrating my love of meditation, Japanese sensibilities, and beauty of the sea in my current work, and am happy to share this special hanging with you.

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“As if in a dream…seaside contemplations” is my contemporary interpretation of the art and intention of traditional scroll wall hangings created by Japanese Zen monks.

In Zenga (Zen art) the scrolls come from an act of meditation. The monk/artist immerses himself in the essence of Spirit, then expresses it visually, to share and inspire a similar experience in the viewer.

Hangings such as these are placed in a contemplative space in the home, to remind and reconnect the viewer to the ever-present inner bliss and beautiful outer manifestations of God.

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I believe deeply that we all deserve to be connected to our joy…whether we call it God, inner peace, or Spirit.

"As if an dream…seaside contemplations" scroll wall hanging, Heidi Straube - Inner Path photography

hstraube_asifinadreamscrollhanging_frontv2_petertbrowngallery_2014-9080Life challenges us, and we forget about this beautiful essence within. My work, in the spirit of Zenga, is to bring that spiritual experience to people, and to feel it myself as I create my photographic images and the forms they take.

I invite you to the experience of meeting your soul through photography.

(Click here for enlarged detail, purchase information)

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The scroll: I chose three images from my contemplative series, “Sea Dreams,” printed them on archival velvet-style paper, and designed a hand-stitched silk Jacquard scroll wall hanging to complement their peaceful presence. While the front of the scroll highlights the images, the back also radiates it own beauty with hand-stitching, a subtle golden Japanese leaf print on green silk, and a small signed contemplative seaside image gracing the top.

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The Peter T. Brown Gallery, located in the Anderson-Clarke Center at Rice University, is open Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Thursdays until 8:00 PM. Enter Entrance #8, at University Boulevard and Stockton Drive. The Anderson-Clarke Center will be on your left. There is free 15-minute parking behind the building.

More about the Peter T. Brown Gallery & the Glasscock School of Continuing Education, Rice University

More contemplative images from Heidi Straube

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