Monday, September 8, 2014

RAW

In August, my oldest daughter, Sydney, had the pleasure of showing her fabulous photography at RAW: Columbus. RAW is an organization managed by seasoned artists who mentor and promote promising new artists. The organization showcases craft professionals from all genres in more than 60 cities across the United States, Australia, Canada, and England.

Sydney's specialty is urban and industrial photography and she wanted to frame her photos using industrial material. Her HoneyDo, Elliott, is a welder, and with his help and the help of a family friend, David, they were able to create the frames for her photos from my sketches and measurements...

~Elliott, scoring the polycarb sheets~

~David, smoothing some ruff edges off the framing mounts~

~Framing the photos one by one~
 
~Framed photos packed and ready to ship~


For the backdrop (or wall), I bought 10 yards of olive burlap and constructed a large curtain, which Sydney laid out in the yard and graffitied with spray paint. An urban effect was certainly achieved - her display area was quite dramatic. Here's a peek of Syd's art show, along with the talents of a few others: 




~Me and Syd~



Lemonsgraph Photography (Sydney's work): 

~Sydney Fleming, photographer (all rights reserved) - used with permission~

~Sydney Fleming, photographer (all rights reserved) - used with permission~

~Sydney Fleming, photographer (all rights reserved) - used with permission~


~Sydney Fleming, photographer (all rights reserved) - used with permission~


A & J Studios (Ashley Wright):

~Ashley Wright, photographer (all rights reserved) - used with permission~
~Ashley Wright, photographer (all rights reserved) - used with permission~


Jenai Dominique - Floral Accessory Designer:



Holly Hunt - Hair Stylist:

~BM Photography (all rights reserved) - used with permission~
~BM Photography (all rights reserved) - used with permission~

Phlipped Fashions:



Glamazon Jayne Fashions:



Aftershock Art (Bobbi Jo Gonzalez):



Christine Poindexter - Stylist:




The show was wonderful and there was so much talent at one venue. RAW is a real alternative for new artists looking for exposure - there's no games, no gimmicks, just art and those who support the art community. 

Blessings and happy sewing!