2018 Student Art Competition and Scholarship Awards - Saturday, April 7th, 2018 4 PM - 8 PM, Fireman's Park, New Ulm,TX

Art Festival Contact – Pat London – 713-446-6348 

THIS YEAR’S FEATURED ARTIST IS ART PHOTOGRAPHER, GORDON GREENLEAF

Gordon Greenleaf has had an interest in photography for many years. “I was 20 years old stationed in Germany in 1970 when I bought my first 35mm camera, an Ashahi Pentax. A couple of years later, while working for the NATO School in Oberammergau, Germany, I joined a darkroom and photography class. It was here that I began my journey learning about exposure, lighting and darkroom techniques.
Dedication and perseverance Ied me to a darkroom technician job at Cream Studios in London, a full service commercial art studio servicing Saatchi and other major advertising companies. In my time off I would wander London’s streets and photograph people, and street life. At night I would go to concerts and pubs and photograph bands.
Fast forward to my digital art photography, where I bring with me three things that I learned back then:
Quality, Composition, and Emotion
My current work is influenced by advertising, street photography, and an emotional attachment to expressionism, including realism and surrealism.
Photography is a chronic addiction and a lifelong journey for me. I will always remember that first magical darkroom experience, and keep that same fascination alive in every project. There is no mastering of photography, only the journey of discovery that takes place with each new challenge.
I am honored that New Ulm Art Festival Association has chosen my work for this year’s event.
“Cowboy Prayer” is a composite of photographs taken in and around New Ulm, Tx. I intended it to portray an undying respect for working cowboys past and present, the tools of their trade, the love and bond between them and their horses, and the respect and loving memories shared by those they left behind.”

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