BEND, OR — Stunning images of beautiful landscapes can do more than just look good on a wall. They can be put to work for a good cause.
That’s just what Bend photographer Stuart L. Gordon plans to do as a followup to the successful sale of his Central Oregon Calendar on behalf of The Environmental Center.
Gordon will be holding an exhibition of his inspiring images of Central Oregon landscape scenes at The Environmental Center from 5 pm to 8 pm Friday, April 26, and again from 10 am to 2 pm Saturday, April 27.
All of the prints on display have appeared in one of the Central Oregon Calendars. Calendar sales have raised nearly $1,000 for the Environmental Center during the past three years.
At the April exhibit, images from the calendar will be for sale in a variety of sizes as both framed and unframed matted prints. Gordon will donate 30 percent of the proceeds to the Environmental Center, located at 16 NW Kansas Ave.
“I am very pleased to be able to partner with the Environmental Center in this fund-raising event,” Gordon said. “I can’t think of any better way to make use of these images, which capture the spirit and beauty of Central Oregon, than to support an organization that promotes conservation of our limited
All the prints on sale have been personally printed and signed by the artist and come with certificates of authenticity. The framed prints are ready to be hung, and the unframed matted prints give buyers a chance to select their own frames. Local frame shop Art On The Go is offering a 20 percent discount to frame prints purchased at the exhibit.
To see the images that will be on sale at the exhibit, visit Gordon’s website at Stuart L Gordon Photography.
Gordon said he sees the camera as a tool to express his personal vision of, and emotional response to, the beauty of the natural world. “Through photography I become a participant, rather than merely an observer, in a singular and unrepeatable moment when light, weather, location and subject combine to produce an extraordinary scene,” he said.
Gordon has had several exhibits of his images in Bend, and his photographs have been selected for display at Redmond-Bend Airport in several juried exhibits. His work has been featured in Landscape Photography Magazine in the United Kingdom, and he is a recent winner of the Chasing The Light Photo Competition. He currently is working on a book of images culled from his extensive travels throughout the Western United States. His limited edition work is represented by Agora Gallery in NYC.