Thursday, April 12, 2012

EBSC Meet the Artist Party Announced

On April 29 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m., Jim and Sharon at East Beach Sandwich Company will be hosting a "Meet the Artist" party to wrap up my exhibit. There will be food and beer discounts in addition to Beach Brewery being on hand to provide samples of some of their latest creations. Come on out to partake in the festivities or just stop by to say hi. I guarantee that you will love their food. Chef Jeff is awesome in the culinary department! There will be a give-away or two and simply a fun afternoon. They are located at 4500 Pretty Lake Ave in guessed it... East Beach section of Norfolk. I look forward to seeing you there!

East Beach Sandwich Company Exhibit

Wow, there has been a lot happening in 2012 and I just realized how bad I've been update updates. Time to play catch up! One of the bigger events for Travis Owney Photography this year has been an exhibit at East Beach Sandwich Company (EBSC), a great little eatery owned by Jim and Sharon Smith. The restaurant has received rave reviews in part to the laid back fun decor and the excellent food prepared by chef Jeff Woodhouse.

Chincoteaque Sunrise

In keeping with the their community roots, Jim and Sharon decided early on to support local artist by displaying and selling their work. Every 3 months, they host a single artist. At the end of the exhibit, they have a "Meet the Artist" party in which the run discounts on food and beverages as well as invite other local suppliers to be on hand for samples. Imagine my surprise when Sharon contacted me out of the blue in December to ask if I was interested in being featured. Interested!?! Heck yea!!!

Jeanette's Pier

Actually this could not have come at a better time. Anyone who takes their craft seriously and devotes themselves to it thoroughly understands that there are periods when you begin to question yourself and your work. It just so happened that this was one of those times. I had been in a rut for a brief time which was leading to me being more and more critical of my fine art images. It happens... photos that received great applause start looking dull, new ideas are slow in forming, and just the want required to get out make more starts to fade. I owe EBSC a huge thank you for not only offering me a venue to display my art but also for reigniting my desire to create more, even greater images and to seek additional shows and venues to display them. Stay tuned, there will be more announcements to come... :-)