Our premier event of the season was indeed second to none in preparation, judging and then the gallery showing. Our club came together early on Friday with excitement assembling the easels, putting out the photos and preparing for the distinguished judges to arrive. Introductions were made, and we were ready, Katy bar the door the judges were off and running.
These three judges took their own exceptional talent, years of experience combined with a sincere desire to teach and gave all those in the room a day that will not be forgotten. The ability to hear them discuss their likes and dislikes with the most important question of "Why" answered was out of this world, an education experience that will enrich each and everyone of us.
We can't say thank you enough to Bill, Tina and Garry
Garry McMichael has been an editorial and commercial photographer all of his life, he has also worked as a freelancer for numerous national publications such as NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, TIME, NEWSWEEK, FORBES, BICYCLING, and dozens of others.
Creating fine art photography, drawings and paintings in oil, acrylic and pastels he finds his fine art today is really a counter balance to my high tech day work, and oil and acrylic have become my medium of choice. Please pay Garry's website a visit at GarryMcMichael.com
Bill Coatney is a past recipient of the Photographic Society of America's Who's Who in Photography. His nature photography is highly saught after by many publications and has received the highest awards.. Bill can photograph to the highest degree anything he sets his mind to, but his love of wildlife, nature and Thoroughbred horseracing is most evident in his work. His mastery of supurb clarity and compostion is beyond compehension in all of his photographs. Mr. Coatney starting out in college for an art degree was an aspiring and sought after cartoonist and sketch artist. Mr. Coatney embraces and excels in developing and cultivating new talent in his lectures.
Bill’s website his gallery is under re-construction please look at his BLOG and click on the archives you will see so many of his outstanding photo work.
“Tina” Christine Crist a classically trained artist but now spends her time in the preservation of art and cultivating new artist in my different genre’s with her own business and gallery.
She is a natural creator and a fine artist with an incredible sense of color, space and design and a deep desire for research and doing things "right." with a B.A in fine art and a masters in Business Emphasis on Art History, painting, print making, works on paper and photography.
She has 25 years experience in custom framing, 27 years as an artist and for 10 years has worked restoring works of art and frames as a member of the AIC-American Institute for the Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works, PPFA-Professional Picture Framers
Tina's website is http://www.artandframerestoration.com