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Our photo show at Gordy’s runs until April 2. Denae and I are pleased to show our work there for the month of March.
My photos include two pieces from the Icons of the West show in Missoula, two pieces from my Montana Spirit series, and also a photo on canvas of the MacDougall Church west of Calgary, Alberta.
Denae’s nine works at the show are largely digitally combined photos of her original paintings with digital landscapes and other photos. As well, she has two of her original paintings in this collection.
We love the vibrancy and detail we gain by using these techniques, and hope you do as well. And we hope you have the opportunity to stop by in person to view them at Gordy’s Sichuan Cafe on the South Hill.
Our show from last year..
On April 1, 2016, Denae Veselits and I hung our first joint show at Gordy’s Sichuan Cafe on the South Hill, in Spokane, Washington. The show will be up at Gordy’s for the month of April. Denae has ten of her paintings, and I have seven photographs, six from my Polish Dream series, and also my “Red Cliff” abstract landscape.
All seven of my photos are part of my “Photography in 4D” process, and are combined photos from two or more photographs.
The Polish Dream series were based on pictures my brother took. The castle shots are of the famous Malbork Castle. My brother had asked me to “clean up” some of his shots, and in the process I created this particular series.
The “Red Cliff” landscape resulted from photographs I took on a trip to Canada in 2014.
This event is Denae’s and my first show together. In the picture above you can see two of her paintings, “U-Pick Peaches/Greenbluff” and “11 Ways to Paint an Orange,” one of my favorites.
On March 6, 2015, I participated in the First Friday Art festivities in Spokane. I hung six images from my Montana Spirit series at Stella’s Cafe on Broadway. This event was my very first photography show. The art was on display at Stella’s for the next month, until the next First Friday event in April.
Having a photo show is not something I had ever desired or thought of, but it came naturally out of the development of my photography work from the previous year. It is as poet Terry Martin describes, “We are always learning that we are not the person that we thought we were.” The show was totally enjoyable, and I talked myself hoarse, as you may gather from the video below.
My photos were hung on a lovely brick wall, and the event featured a total of four artists, Chris Sprigs, Jessie Spaccia, Chris Bean, and myself. We had a very full and lively attendance. After talking for over two hours straight, I got thirsty. Fortunately Stella’s has some very good beer.
The video was shot by my girlfriend, Denae.
In April I submitted three photos to be accepted into the Dana Gallery in Missoula, Montana for their fourth annual Icons of the West juried exhibition, to be held during May and June, 2015. There were over 500 art works entered, and 100 were chosen, including two of my pieces. The artists whose works were chosen came from all over the country, from 21 different states and Canada. I was delighted to receive the news that they accepted two of the three works I submitted, “Dreamscape with Tracks” and “Colored Cow 3”.
I delivered the pieces just before the opening, but was unable to attend because I was on the east coast visiting my family. I’m sorry to have missed the show, because it was special. The show was introduced by Missoula Mayor John Engen, and there were representatives of many of the gallery’s magazine sponsors, including: Southwest Art, Western Art Collector, Big Sky Journal, and Western Art and Architecture.
I visited the show in May after I returned from the east. At that time I took the photos included in this article. The gallery contacted me again in June, asking if they could hold my artwork into August. Again I was honored by their request, and I agreed to have my pieces remain on display into mid-August.