March is Women’s History Month. And while I’m not history yet, I was invited by Stone’s Throw Brewery to show some of my photographic art from my portfolio this month because I am a woman photographer .
Brewery co-owners Tony Luciano and Jack Pfluege selected six images from my art portfolio to display on their walls in celebration of women, art and adventure. The two are alumni of Western Washington University who returned to Bellingham to follow their dream of creating a brewery that would truly capture the spirit of sustainability, community, and adventure. It’s a cozy little place nestled in Bellingham’s historic Fairhaven district. Over the past two years, Stone’s Throw has developed a steady clientele who come to enjoy the friendly atmosphere, sit on the sunny upstairs deck, warm up by the fire pit in their beer garden or listen to the music by played by locals in the evening while sipping a glass of their tasty beer accompanied by barbecue, pizza or sandwiches provided by nearby restaurants or visiting food trucks.
On March 31st, Stone’s Throw will host its second anniversary Block Party, a good way to kick off the spring.
But before then, this upcoming Friday, March 23, the brewery will be one of the stops on the Fairhaven Fourth Friday Art Walk from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Yours truly will be there to welcome gallery strollers and to share stories about the prints in the show and about my photography art work.
The six prints selected represent only a small portion of my portfolio some of which can be found on-line in my Art Prints album or in my Beauty of Bellingham album. Some of the images in these albums you may have seen before on the programs, brochures or websites of the Bellingham Festival of Music or CASCADIA International Women’s Film Festival. The prints in the Stone’s Throw show are all available for purchase and are large, wall-sized art prints framed and ready to display in your business or home. Some are available in other sizes so if you see one you like but need a different size to fit your space, let me know.
All the images were made here in Bellingham’s backyard: on the water, at the mountain, in town or in nearby Skagit Valley. They represent an aspect of my photography work that I don’t often publicly display, although it can be readily found on the Fine Art page of my website. During the two months of the show, I thought it would be fun to share with you the stories behind each here on my blog.
I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I do. Please stop by the Brewery on March 23rd during the Art Walk. for a brew and a view.