On Friday, April 1 Winnipeg's own Chris Gray delighted the 'full house' at Pixels 2.1 Gallery with his entertaining images of a recent trip to Africa. 'Dreams of Africa' was no April fool's joke either! It was an evening filled with information about getting to Africa, what to watch out for when booking a tour or photo workshop and, of course, it was about seeing a beautiful collection of Chris' images. One of 'humble Chris' images was voted a 'fan' favorite in a past National Geographic photo contest! The presentation was another in a series of 'First Friday Speakeasy' events held at Pixels 2.1 Gallery where photographers are gathering to meet, talk and breath PHOTOGRAPHY!
I had the honor of being selected as this year’s featured artist for Friesens 2011 limited edition corporate calendar. Friesens is arguably one of the world’s finest book printers and this prestigious, exclusive calendar features 58 of my “signature images”. The calendar is distributed to Friesen's clients and is also used by the corporation as a 'showcase' to attract new clients around the world.
SmibsTV host Peter Urban interviewed me via skype just as I was about to launch my new photo gallery. His online program 'Fine Art Photography Weekly' probes into the fascinating world of fine art photography by chatting with various fine art photographers from around the world.
'The Canadian Gallery' was recently launched in Winnipeg, Manitoba to showcase my premiere collection of fine art photographs. A companion, online gallery was also launched which features the complete collection. Corporate art buyers, art collectors and anyone interested in premium fine art photographs can browse the collection based on themes. Each image is offered in one of three editions: an open edition, a limited edition and a signature edition.
After nearly 1.5 years of planning and production, I launched a photographic print gallery called 'The Canadian Gallery'. Andrew Toews, owner of Photo Central (Winnipeg's Pro camera store), made me an offer I simply could not resist and I subsequently set up a gallery in an unused space on the second floor. The gallery showcases my premier collection of fine art nature photographs. Along with the physical space, I also launched a new web site dedicated to promoting only my fine art photography at www.thecanadiangallery.com