Sunday, August 15, 2010

Seeds of the Past opens at the LCVA

Seeds of the Past: The Keith Kissee Collection of American Art from the 1930s and 1940s has its opening at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts on August 20. This is an exhibition of a wonderful private collection of Depression era art. Mr Kissee has pulled together a very interesting collection over the years which fills his house in Richmond, Virginia. I had the pleasure of photographing the works in this exhibit earlier this summer at Mr. Kissee's home. While photographing art on location can be challenging, the task was made easier with the help of the LCVA staff and the curators of this exhibition. Below is the painting used for the announcement postcard with its details. The other two paintings are just a couple of my favorites. Sorry, I don't have the artist information on those. The exhibition runs through January 8, 2011 at the LCVA in Farmville, Virginia. If you are interested in the exhibit the LCVA's phone number is 434-395-2206.

Frederick Heppner Buchholz, The Auction, circa 1938 oil on canvas, 29.5 x 41.5 inches.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Joan Elliott Show in Montreal

An exhibition of Joan Elliott's paintings opens tomorrow, August 14, 2010. The solo show will be at the Galerie de Bellefeuille in Montreal, Quebec. I have been photographing Joan's paintings for awhile, and I thought I would share a couple of her recent pieces. The bottom of the two images is I believe the first painting Joan has done of a winter landscape. I find it quite lovely in the way it captures the mood of a winter evening. If you are in or going to Montreal, the exhibit runs through August 25. The Gallery's web site is

Side Current, 2010, oil on canvas, 20"x20"

Winter Twilight, 2010, oil on canvas, 20"x20"

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A Legacy of Liberty

With the Fourth of July just past I thought it would be appropriate to post these images from the St. John's Church Foundation's event "A Legacy of Liberty". This after all was one of the great events that lead to the Declaration of Independence and some of the same people were involved in both meetings.

Colonel Washington speaking in support of Mr. Henry's resolution.

Patrick Henry giving his famous "Liberty or Death" speech.

Mr. Jefferson, Colonel Washington, and Mr. Henry posing with guests.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Take Our Stand

"Take Our Stand" is an exhibit organized by the American Civil War Center from the John H. Motley Collection. I recently photographed artifacts from the collection for the Museum. In this case hats worn by the "Buffalo Soldiers", the 9th and 10th Cavalry and the 24th and 25th Infantry. On this Fourth of July weekend it seemed very thought provoking to be working on these objects. It gives you an opportunity to think about the men who wore these hats, and what their thoughts on liberty might have been as they served our country on the Western Frontier, in Cuba and the Philippines .

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Steven Summerville Pottery

I have to post this image done back in the Fall of Steven's pottery. Besides the fact that I love his work, this image turned out so well. I forgot to post it earlier, but was just uploading images for him to Juried Art Services and had to add the image to my blog. Plus, as Steven would say, it looks so striking with the black background.

Pottery by Steven Summerville

Jewelry Photography in Early Winter

Catching up on things done last year, I wanted to post some of the wonderful jewelry I have been photographing over the last several months. These are examples of some from early Winter. The first two pieces are of felt jewelry work by Shelley Jones. The last one is a ring by Lynalise.

Bracelet by Shelley Jones

Necklaces by Shelley Jones

Ring by Lynalise

GRCC Annual Dinner & Impact Award

After a busy end to 2009 and start of 2010, it is time to add some of the goings on to the blog. Back in November, I photographed the Chamber's Annual Dinner and Impact Awards. This is an annual thing for me and part of my support of the Chamber. The Impact Award is given to an emerging small business who has shown not only to be a good business; but also to have contributed to the community and over come some adversity in its' growth.

This year's winner was Uppy’s Convenience Stores.

Below are images of some of the Sponsors and Chamber Presidents.