Connecting you with nature
Thanks for visiting the blog! So much has been going on the last few months. To keep things simple, I decided to recap the highlights! I’ve had two juried art shows and two more coming later this month and early December. In September, I was at the West End Art Show in Glen Allen Virginia, just outside of Richmond (http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/2nd-annual-west-end-art-festival-west-broad-village), and in October at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Chantilly, VA (https://sugarloafcrafts.com/festivals/fall-tour/october-chantilly/). I’m now preparing for the Nov 16-18 Sugarloaf show in Gaithersburg, MD. (https://sugarloafcrafts.com/festivals/fall-tour/november-gaithersburg) followed by a Holiday show again in Chantilly, VA (https://sugarloafcrafts.com/festivals/fall-tour/chantilly) running December 7-9.
Anyone who does art/crafts shows knows the amount of organization, planning, and heavy lifting that can be involved. It’s all worth it for the chance to meet new people, new customers, clients, artists and exhibitors, and share my photography and stories with others. If you haven’t checked out my show schedule, it’s on my front web page, just click “Shows” (https://www.copperrangellc.com/fall-2018-and-spring-2019-tour-list-11-2018.pdf). By the way, for the Sugarloaf shows I have a few free admission tickets to each show. Contact me if you’re interested in a free admission ticket. I’d love to see you at a future show.
Last weekend, I attended the Wildlife Center of Virginia’s Annual Gala and Benefit Auction at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel in Staunton Virginia (https://www.wildlifecenter.org/news-events/gala). All I can say is “WOW” and I hope to be able to make it next year! I was honored to have two of my photographs entered in the silent auction event and I was delighted that both were bid on and now have new owners. I was also the winning bidder on a full day behind the scenes tour and visit with staff at the Wildlife Center, to include five guests. More to come on that later this year! Most important of all, significant funds were raised to support the vital work of the Wildlife Center of Virginia.
In between shows and fundraisers, I managed to squeak in a trip to beautiful Hilton Head, South Carolina. I’ve made this trip a few times and will visit often in the future. If you’re an avid golfer, then you know Hilton Head. It’s at the top of my favorites for its weather, beautiful beaches, lovely people, and primarily the beautiful wetlands areas which are all over the island. These very natural areas are embedded right in communities and neighborhoods, which makes the area magical, unique, and very special. They make room for wildlife in Hilton Head. In addition to having a wonderful trip with family, the chance to photograph a large diversity of wading birds, alligators, and other very cool inhabitants of wetlands made that trip a winner. Several of my favorite images are posted here. You can purchase prints and other photographic products right from my web site, or come visit me at a show where my prints are sold.