Mar 12 • 2nd Mon • My Art Life: From Photos to Paintings – Steve Weed

Mar 12 • 2nd Mon • 7 pm   RSVP
My Art Life: From Photos to Paintings – Steve Weed

Colorado Springs artist and photographer Steve Weed will talk to area photographers about “My Art Life: From Photos to Paintings” at 7 p.m., Monday, March 12th Mountain Community Mennonite Church facility, 643 Hwy 105, in Palmer Lake. The meeting is free and open to all interested photographers. To see more about the event or the Photographers group, go to www.pdphotographers.com.“I will talk about how I started my career to where I am know in my career. My photography has been very influential in my painting; I would like to show how they can work together,” Weed said.

Colorado Springs artist Steve Weed was raised under the dramatic skies of Oklahoma, Texas, and the New Mexico mountains, and was influenced by their visual impact. By the age of 13 he knew he wanted to make his mark in life as an image maker. He wanted to permanently create and capture the unique beauty of any given moment in time. His dedication and skills were rewarded as a student when he won Young Talent in Oklahoma, then headed to Texas, earning his B.F.A. in painting from The University of Texas at San Antonio. 

A well-respected artist, Steve’s subject matter and medium is not limited to any one genre or theme. A master in oils, watercolor and charcoal, Steve’s clientele list is comprised of art collectors from around the world. His distinct brush style and impeccable color palette capture the essence of aesthetic beauty in any given moment, regardless of subject matter. Beauty is the universal language and Steve’s work communicates images and memories that relate easily with the experiences and emotion of the viewer. 

Steve made his way into the Colorado history archives when he created the Ashes to Art project following the devastating 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire that wiped out his neighborhood, raising the funding for the permanent Waldo Canyon Fire memorial. Using the ashes left in his yard, he infused them into his paint and created a collection of 22 fire related pieces that were auctioned off to raise money for long term healing.

Colorado Springs artist and photographer Steve Weed will talk to area photographers about “My Art Life: From Photos to Paintings” at 7 p.m., Monday, March 12th Mountain Community Mennonite Church facility, 643 Hwy 105, in Palmer Lake. The meeting is free and open to all interested photographers. To see more about the event or the Photographers group, go to www.pdphotographers.com.

Mar 1 • Judge’s Seminar – Let your photography pay for itself! [$]

Mar 1 • Judge’s Seminar – Let your photography pay for itself! [$30]   REGISTER HERE

Let your photography pay for itself!Learn how to generate income selling your art.  

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could allow our photos to work for us and pay for our equipment and our trips?  It isn’t that hard, perhaps the hardest part is taking the first step.  We all can do some simple, inexpensive first steps and grow our income over time.  In this workshop Tom Heywood will provide something for everyone, including those who have already had some success selling their art.

Tom will discuss some of the many ways a photographer can sell his or her art.  His topics will include digital marketing and sales including social media, storefront and gallery retail sales, art fair sales and more.  Tom has had success selling his art and has learned some important lessons that he will share with the attendees. 

With the multitude of individuals with digital cameras that will take good photos there are thousands of people trying to sell their art.  Learn some techniques that will optimize the presence of your work and put it ahead of other photographers and in front of the buying public.

2nd Mon • Wandering Thru Southern New Mexico

2nd Mon • Wandering Thru Southern New Mexico • James and Marjorie Van Hoy | RSVP please

Jim and Marjorie Van Hoy will give local photographers tips on getting great photos while “Wandering Through Southern New Mexico,” at 7 p.m., 2nd Mon, Feb 12th at the meeting of the Palmer Divide Photographers Group at the Mountain Community Mennonite Church facility, 643 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake.

The well-known local photographers will be presenting a program about their experiences on their trips during the last several years to the Tularosa Valley in southern New Mexico, including White Sands; and the Organ Mountains, now part of a new National Monument.  The presentation will start with a 15-minute slide show accompanied with Marjorie’s original piano music, and our main presentation will feature Jim’s photos with a discussion of photo-ops in the area, as well as historical, cultural and geological/aspects of this fascinating region.

The meeting is free and open to all interested photographers. To see more about the event or the Photographers group, go to www.pdphotographers.com.

Marjorie Van Hoy is an East-Coaster by upbringing, where she studied piano and violin as a youngster.  The couple raised their family in Detroit, where Marjorie went to Wayne State University and received a B.A. with a Major in Music as an adult.  She studied composition with Andras Szentkiralyi and piano with Fedora Horowitz.  During retirement in Colorado Springs and, as Jim was becoming more active as a photographer, she developed her skills in photography, attending workshops with Ken Wyatt and Craig Varjabedian.  Her Southern New Mexico slideshow with music is her second multi-media project; the first was a shorter show about Patagonia.

Jim Van Hoy has been interested in photography for many years, but began to get serious 10 years ago with his retirement. “I joined the Shutterbug Camera Club in Detroit and began to hang out with good photographers that had years of experience.”

Jim Van Hoy specializes in landscapes of the southwest and macro/wildflowers, and says his artistic influences have been other photographers in Colorado Springs and the work of Georgia O’Keeffe.  “Because I don’t/can’t paint,” he says, “I take pictures. On occasion, I render the original photograph into a painterly version using digital software or add textures that are blended into the original photo.”

Jim Van Hoy says monochrome has come to be more important to him as his vision develops. Two of his monochrome photos have won Best of Show Awards.

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