The Orchard Gallery of Fine Art

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AUGUST 2-31, 2023: Dawn Gerardot & 4 Ohio Clay Artists
SEPTEMBER 2-30, 20: Kathy Funderburg Acrylics & Patti Barker Wearables
October 3-31, 2023: Susan Dhaenens Pastels & Julie Langensiepen Fiber
NOV 8-DEC 31, 2023: Holiday Art
JAN 2024 TBD
FEB 2024: Valentine Hearts
MARCH 2024: Annual Themed Exhibition: WATER
MAY 2024 TBD
JUNE 2-30, 2024: TBD
July 1-31, 2024: TBA
Acrylic Painting - Kathy Funderburg
Clay - Kimberly Rorick
Clay & 2D Mixed Media-Kristy Jo Beber
Clay - Steve Vachon
Clay by Guest Artists
Clay & Glass - Paula Crill
Glass - Elaine Wiening
Glass by Guest Artists
Fiber - Natalie Drummond
Fiber & Mixed Media by Guest Artists
Jewelry- Greg & BJ Jordan
Jewelry-Janet R Webb
Jewelry & Oil Painting - Suzi Emley
Jewelry by Guest Artists
Mixed Media - Sue Davis
Oil Painting - Heidi Malott
Oils - Sarah Creason
Photography - Martha Trenkner
Wood & Metal by Guest Artists
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Soft Impressions
Polaroid SX-70 Photography

All of my images begin as Polaroid pictures, created by using a Polaroid SX-70 camera. Once an image is captured and has fully developed, I press on the top of the picture using a blunt tool to redistribute or "smoosh" the emulsions. This is how I obtain the softened lines and blend colors, producing a more painterly effect. The hand-manipulated images are then scanned into my computer to make a digital negative, allowing me to print a variety of sizes. All printing is done with an Epson printer using archival inks and acid free papers.

This exciting and challenging technique has allowed me the freedom to blend my love of photography, gardening, flowers and nature into an entirely unique image.

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