2140A Wine Country Road
Prosser, WA 99350
Artists Dixie Blankenship (photography), Patrick Fleming (mixed media) and Linda St. George (photography) will be featured exhibitors at the Clore Center, Prosser, WA, the month of March 2020
Artist reception will be held Saturday, March 7, from 3-5pm
About the Artists:
Dixie Blankenship - https://www.facebook.com/dixieblankenship005
I am passionate about capturing the beauty God created on this earth whether it is through my travels photographing nature or by the looks on people’s faces when they see the photographs I’ve taken of them or their loved ones. My goal is to create memorable works of art that will bring joy to others that they will cherish for many years to come.
If you are interested in creating your own unique piece of art, I will work with you to customize your own one-of-a-kind work of art. I have had nature/landscape clients ask me to take photographs of a specific location during a certain season of the year. For my portrait clients, I provide a complete boutique experience tailored specifically to their needs and desires.
Patrick Fleming - https://www.patrickflemingart.com/
This is what I do. I remember drawing pictures in 1948 while being snowed in our Pasco home and I have never stopped. I know that everyone needs to have a means of expressing themselves either consciously or unconsciously, legally or illegally. Producing and teaching art are the ways that I have found to satisfy that need.
I went through illustration school and became an illustrator where my goal was to solve other people’s visual challenges. I returned to school after our first child was born and I got wrapped up in abstract welded sculpture and paintings as means of setting up and expressing my own visual statements. Over the years, I became aware of the subtle beauty of the local area and started painting en plein air. In Paris in 2008, we came upon a Mesopotamian painter who produced small pictures of Paris scenes. We bought one and I have been admiring it since. I started painting, in small format, local scenes and find it very interesting and pleasing.
As a graduate student, I found that making coffee cups for restaurants and other wholesale outlets paid homage to my heritage, that being a bricklayer for my father, a master mason and contractor. The mindset while producing hundreds of coffee cups and laying 1000 brick a day is very similar. They both become meditative over time. I feel like I was born to do what I do and I do not feel good if I am not working. I am satisfied to say “this is what I do.”
Linda St. George:
I enjoy beautiful things, always have. I was born right after WWII and come from a very small family, Someone always had a camera. Gramps had an old box camera, mom had one with the revolving flash cube on top. Then Grandma got into the slide camera and took photos of everything! My mom took the worst photos ever … it became the family joke…So it was my job to take photos of the event when mom wasn’t looking! As I grew up I continued to photograph beautiful things. Flowers, birds, horses, rodeos, and dogs. My first really good camera was a gift when I was struck down with Guillian Barre’ syndrome two years ago. Now I am learning how to get off ‘automatic’. It’s fun. I’ve reached a point in my life “if it’s not fun don’t do it.”
Artists are members of Cyber Art 509 Visit: www.cyberart509.org to see more of these artists' work