Local photographers hold art gallery showcase to expand audience, culture

Local photographer, Dixie Stockwell, left, and Channing Bouck, right, pose next Bouck’s photography during the last night of their art gallery on Friday. (The Leader-Herald/Briana O’Hara)

AMSTERDAM — Five local photographers hosted an art gallery at the Sanford Clock Tower at 37 Prospect St. Amsterdam. The five local photographers included, Dixie Stockwell of “Incarnate Arts,” Channing Bouck of “The Wonderlust Photographer,” Tiffany Snyder of “Fourth Dimension Photo,” Dang Nguyen of “Nguyen Pictures” and Hillary Tourville of “Framed Photography.”

The art gallery was held nightly Nov. 17 through Nov. 24 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The five local photographers showcased their work and provided the public the opportunity to buy the canvases and regular flat prints being displayed in the gallery.

“It’s nice to have people come in and see our hard work,” Stockwell said. “I think everyone liked it.”

The photographers were selling their bigger canvases for around $100 and the smaller canvases ranged from about $50 to $75 per piece. They were also selling their regular flat prints with costs ranging from $5 to $10 each.

The photographers also sold raffle tickets for a $1 each to enter to win one of the select canvases.

Stockwell said they made about $100 from the raffle tickets.

Stockwell said they decided to host an art gallery to bring some culture into the area and to showcase their work on more than just social media.

“There’s nothing really like this around here,” Stockwell said.

“We wanted to get a good response from the public,” Bouck said.

Stockwell said the gallery was a success and they hope to continue the art gallery again next year and possibly make it something that happens annually.

She said next year they would like to expand with more local artists who are interested. Stockwell said they might also switch from all canvases to regular flat prints because it is more cost efficient and less time consuming.

“We’re really glad people showed support, it was definitely more people than I expected, so we’re really grateful people came by,” Stockwell said.

The art gallery included some street photography, landscapes, urban expression and portraits. Each artist expressed their style and their voice through their photography in the art gallery.

“We all have a very unique style and that shows through our set-ups,” Bouck said.

Snyder, Nguyen and Tourville were not available at the gallery to answer questions.


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