The Orchard Gallery of Fine Art

Gallery Overview
Monthly Newsletter
JUNE 2-30, 2022: Working Together 2: A Collection of Collaborative Art
July 2-30: Christine Davis Raku Fired Pottery & JD Nolan Photography
AUGUST 2-31, 2022: Colorful Pottery & Paintings by Kristy Jo Beber
SEPTEMBER 2-30: Sarah Creason Paintings & Thomas Braun Woodturning
OCTOBER 4-31, 2022: Sue Davis Acrylics & Steve Vachon Raku Pottery
NOV 10-DEC 31: Holiday Art
JAN 2023 TDB
FEB 2023: Valentine Hearts
MARCH 2023: Annual Themed Exhibition
MAY 2023 TBD
Acrylic Painting - Kathy Funderburg
Clay - Kimberly Rorick
Clay & 2D Mixed Media-Kristy Jo Beber
Clay - Steve Vachon
Clay by Guest Artists
Clay & Glass - Paula Crill
Encaustic & Baskets-Ruth Koomler
Glass - Elaine Wiening
Glass by Guest Artists
Fiber - Natalie Drummond
Oil & Acrylic Painting-Janie Caldwell
Fiber & Mixed Media by Guest Artists
Jewelry-Janet R Webb
Jewelry & Oil Painting - Suzi Emley
Jewelry by Guest Artists
Mixed Media - Sue Davis
Mixed Media-Susan Kline
Oils - Sarah Creason
Photography - Martha Trenkner
Wood & Metal by Guest Artists
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The Little River Wild Gentian
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Soft Impressions
Polaroid SX-70 Photography

All of my images begin as Polaroid pictures, created by using a Polaroid SX-70 camera. Once an image is captured and has fully developed, I press on the top of the picture using a blunt tool to redistribute or "smoosh" the emulsions. This is how I obtain the softened lines and blend colors, producing a more painterly effect. The hand-manipulated images are then scanned into my computer to make a digital negative, allowing me to print a variety of sizes. All printing is done with an Epson printer using archival inks and acid free papers.

This exciting and challenging technique has allowed me the freedom to blend my love of photography, gardening, flowers and nature into an entirely unique image.

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