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My first photography exhibit

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Postby Biggy » Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:09 pm


Hello all ...

I'm quite excited to announce that I soon will get to experience the enjoyment of having my photography exhibited to the public. Jim Episale at the Unshredded Nostalgia store in downtown Barnegat has a gallery room and offered to show my lighthouse photography from Saturday, Sept. 16, through Thursday, Nov. 30.

Even though Jim's place is in fact a collectible store and not an art gallery, I still am quite pleased with this turn of events. Jim has done a great job of marketing this exhibit, with promo postcards and press releases going in all sorts of directions. Jim's even going to have two receptions during the exhibit time frame -- an opening day reception from 4 to 7 p.m., and another from 12 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, during New Jersey Lighthouse Challenge Weekend.

So ... If anybody on the board lives in or will be swinging through New Jersey during Challenge Weekend and wants to get a first-hand look at the exhibit, please stop by Unshredded Nostalgia on Route 9 in Barnegat. If you can't make it any time soon, the exhibit will be running through the end of November, so hopefully that will give you a chance to drop in.

Unfortunately, I won't be in town on Sept. 16 for the opening due to a family commitment (my stepson has visitation that weekend and we will be in Virginia), but I will be there during the Saturday of Challenge Weekend. So, hopefully some of you en route or on the way from Barnegat Lighthouse will stop in to see us.

Directions are easy: Take the Garden State Parkway south to exit 67, turn left at the end of the exit ramp, then go four lights to Main Street/Route 9 (there will be an antique shop on the right and the Hurricane House straight ahead). Make a right at Route 9. Unshredded Nostalgia comes up on the right about 500 feet after the turn, just past Bugbee-Riggs Funeral Home.

If you stop by before heading to Barnegat Lighthouse, getting to the lighthouse from the store is easy, too. From there, you take Route 9 south about 4 miles to Route 72 west toward Long Beach Island.

Obviously, if anybody wants to know anything else, I'll be happy to answer questions either on here or those sent directly to me via e-mail.
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Postby Grover1 » Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:37 pm


:yay: :yay: :yay:

Congratulations, David ... I will be there during the run for sure ...
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Postby Hersh » Thu Sep 07, 2006 3:32 am


Congratulations David, that's awesome news!!! I wish you the best for the exhibit, I wish I could be there.
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Postby beachbum1616 » Thu Sep 07, 2006 5:58 am


Congratulations and good luck with this event! I wish we could come. Will you take some photos and share them with us so that we can see what the exhibit looked like?
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Postby Gary Martin » Thu Sep 07, 2006 4:42 pm


Congratulations, David :!: :yay: :yay: :yay: I'm coming down on the 16th if I can get loose. Pictures on the 11 o'clock news, so to speak... if you don't post 'em, I WILL :!:
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Postby Ross » Thu Sep 07, 2006 4:49 pm


Good luck!
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Postby Biggy » Thu Sep 07, 2006 6:32 pm


Thanks everyone for the encouraging words. And Gary, you may have to post them, since I won't be there on the 16th to get any myself. I may have to get them on the following Monday and put them on. Or maybe I'll get them on Friday once we hang the prints on the walls and post them over the weekend while I am in Maryland.

I must warn you, though... Jim's place is not in the greatest of shape and is pretty cluttered with all kinds of worldly collectibles. But exposure is exposure, no matter what the venue. And since his store is pretty much right around the block from where I live and I'm trying to increase my exposure locally, it can only be a good thing for me.

By the way, I didn't mention it, but this exhibit obviously features East Coast Lighthouses, since I have been nowhere else but the East Coast as of yet. This exhibit will have at least one lighthouse from every state on the East Coast, from Maine right down to Florida, and between 24-28 in all, depending on how many we can fit up on the walls of Jim's exhibit room.
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Postby Jen » Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:18 am


Congrats, David!!
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Postby ericlighthouse » Thu Sep 14, 2006 12:43 am


Congrats David! :D
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Postby Pharoslvr » Mon Sep 18, 2006 12:06 pm


Way to go, David! The best to you and your work! :)

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Postby Grover1 » Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:36 am


Here's the cover to the program for David's exhibit ...

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Now ... twenty-four photos hung ... composition spectacular in all ... some struck the familiar ... some the sky was captured beautifully ... a gray day at Thomas Point was strong .... the Marshall Point photograph strong as well ... the lit Bass Harbor shot is a stunner ... Bodie at dusk reflected in everyone's favorite pool of water by the trees ... just fantastic ... and a shot for purchase but not hung ... of Chatham with the pinkish clouds just before dusk ... another keeper.

The only caution? It is one room of photogaphs ... if you are travelling a distance to see this, you may also want to have other things to do that day ... me, I went to Ron-Jon on LBI ... no, did not go back up to Barnegat Light from there ... the sky was not conducive or cooperative.
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Postby Biggy » Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:42 pm


Barry... Thanks for the generous comments. Bodie was a shot just before sunrise, actually. I chose to keep Chatham off the wall because I had a lot of New England lights up there already.

And yes, I will agree... Please have something else planned if traveling any distance. I only live a half a mile away from the place at which my prints are hanging, so it's easy for me to have something else to do 8O

Lighthouse Challenge weekend is a good time, because the exhibit won't take too long either before going to Barnegat Lighthouse or after leaving LBI from Barnegat Lighthouse. Remember, if you need a few directions, just ask me.
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Postby Biggy » Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:49 pm


And hey, Barry... When did you stop by Unshredded Nostalgia? The owner of the place, Jim, said today (Friday) -- while Gary and I stopped by (actually, Gary was down this way and we were able to have a fine lunch and some interesting conversation) -- that two people walked in specifically to see my exhibit. He said, "They just came in, looked at your stuff, and left. They didn't look around the rest of the store at all." LOL

Thanks again, Barry... and Gary. I truly appreciate your support, as well as the support of anyone else who decides to drop by to see the exhibit.
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Postby Grover1 » Sat Sep 23, 2006 2:40 am


As almost everything I do, I do it early, while my wife is at work ... I was there maybe 1030 ... maybe 1045 ... I would have recognized you from the picture on the back of the program ... would have recognized Gary from Mike's "jolly elf" shot :wink: Sorry I missed lunch, for sure

Gotta love a place that has something like this outside the front door ...

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Postby Gary Martin » Sat Sep 23, 2006 4:51 am


David and I shot the breeze for a while over a great lunch at a local eatery on hwy 9. Had a fun time taking in the exhibit and meeting David as well. Nice stuff :!:

It's amazing, David, how many framed prints you can get hung when you're working with 8x10's. Maybe I should back off from the size of some of my display prints, which occasionally run to 20x30 and 30x40 images!
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