Gallery System Updated
Today we made a transition to a new gallery system. This web application is based upon a more more modern framework, and thus, it just works better. One of the main benefits is that the search field is much more comprehensive.
Although the new gallery is already a big upgrade as it's currently integrated into this website, it will eventually include even more features. Among the new additions, we expect to have links on the pages from some select images to an online store where you can purchase prints. There will also be a smart album of latest posts.
Keep an eye out.
In addition to all the new functionality, we've also added more than a hundred new images, especially to the People section. Enjoy
Fiesta Book Signing at Santa Barbara Museum of Art Store
Mr. Fisher will be doing a book signing event on July 24, 2014, from 5-8pm at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art store at 1130 State Street, Santa Barbara. The art store has created a Fiesta-themed area for this year's annual Fiesta events, and Mr. Fisher's Fiesta is a centerpiece.
Please stop by to say hello, bring your unsigned books, or purchase a signed book at the Art Store.
Fiesta Photo Exhibit at Art & Soul of SB
Three of the most iconic photos from the Fiesta book are now on display at Art & Soul of Santa Barbara gallery in Victoria Court (downtown Santa Barbara). The photos are printed using a very special process; they are sublimated into a high-gloss surface coated on aluminum. The images are float-mounted, raising them a half-inch above the wall surface, providing a pleasing sense of depth.
This process of printing on aluminum is relatively new. We have been providing it to the Santa Barbara Bowl now for a couple of years. The dyes and pigments used in the process are as bright and saturated as any other digital printing process I've seen.
The three images chosen for this exhibit are printed at large sizes: two at 18x24 and one panorama at 18x36. The Fiesta book is also on display and for sale at the gallery. Please stop by and check them all out!
Fiesta Coffee Table Book Crowd-Funding Now Live
Unfortunatley, the funding for my big coffee table book, Fiesta, fell through. So, I decided to take the project to the community for "crowd-funding."
I was orignially buiding out the funding project on Kickstarter.com, but I quickly discovered that they were not going to allow the flexibility I needed to work this project. The main deal-breaker was their rule preventing benefit to a non-profit, but there was also a rule preventing "bulk" sales of more than ten items in a pledge package.
I quickly found IndieGoGo.com to be a fine substitute and ported the entire site over. Now, here we are. Just a day and a half into the funing project, and I've already hit over 16% of the $20,000 goal. In reality, I'd really like to raise $30,000 to print enough books to make the project not just fasible but also viable.
Please visit http://celebratefiesta.com to learn more and to make a pledge. You'll get an amazing book in return!
UPDATE: The crowdfunding part of this project has closed as we did reach our goal. The book will be printed this spring, and it should be here in plenty of time for this year's main Fiesta events. You can still pre-order a book here.
Panoramas of Santa Barbara 2010
Mr. Fisher's panoramas are now on display at D'Vine Deli Café in downtown Santa Barbara (corner of De La Vina and Canon Perdido streets).
Though the quaint deli has a decent amount of wall space, there is not enough to hold the entire exhibit. For this reason, we will be cycling prints through the café on a semi-regular basis. If there's a particular print you'd like see that's not exhibited, please contact us.
A list of the entire exhibit can be seen here.
Panoramas of Santa Barbara art exhibition and reception
Custom Framing and Art Gallery
3001 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Beer and wine reception
Friday, October 16th, 2009 from 6pm - 9pm
If you can't make the reception, please be sure to stop by Silent Pictures before November 20th to see the display!
UPDATE: This exhibit has been moved to D'Vine Deli. See updated news story here.
1st Thursday Photography Exhibit
Mr. Fisher will be exhibiting his photography at the Santa Barbara 1st Thursday Art Show for the month of June. The exhibit will start on Thursday, June 7th, 2007, and it will be hosted by the Santa Barbara Frame Shop and Naked Wall Gallery at 907 State Street, across from Borders.
The theme for the exhibit is Santa Barbara Bowl & Other Local Events. Expect to see some photos of live performances at both the Bowl and Arlington Theatre, as well as some architectural shots of both venues. There will also be a large selection from Fiesta and others from the Amgen California Tour bike race, 4th of July, Solstice parade and some boating and surfing.
The reception will include wine and light appetizers from 5-8pm. We hope to see you there!
WPPI Print Competition
December 14, 2006
A Arthur Fisher Wins Accolade of Excellence in the
2006 8x10 Second Half Print Competition
A Arthur Fisher of Santa Barbara, CA, has received special honors in the WEDDING & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS INTERNATIONAL 2006 8x10 Second Half Print Competition. Designed to recognize outstanding wedding & portrait photographers, the event was held in Santa Monica, CA on November 9th & 10th, 2006.
"Into The Future" received an Accolade of Excellence in the Wedding Photojournalism category.
Fisher competed against photographers from all over the world to win such honors.
The WEDDING & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHERS INTERNATIONAL 8x10 Print Competitions are advancing the art of wedding and portrait photography. The International Prints of the Year awards are presented each year at the largest trade show, educational platform and convention in the U.S. for Wedding and Portrait Photographers. The 2006 8x10 print competitions included 2,000 print entries in 19 different categories by photographers from all over the world.
For more information visit www.wppionline.com . ###