So, how did it go?

January 22, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Seeing your work framed, hanging on the wall, people looking at your work, people coming over to talk about the shots - wow. What a rewarding experience. Thanks Sindi and Greg for selecting some of my shots for this event.

Here's how it went.

Steven and I drove over to Phelan CA to the gallery. Sign is up announcing the show.

We go inside. Sindi and Greg are ready for us. The shots are laid out on the worktable.

I get busy signing while Greg starts to put signed shots into frames and hanging them on the wall.


Photos getting ready for installation on the walls.

Sindi has moved from her printing job to getting some refreshments set up.

People start to come.

Here's my favorite attendee.

What a fun experience. Here are few of my shots hanging and one on the big screen. 


Of course I can't resist a brief sales pitch. All sales framed are 30% off until the end of January.

If you have time to read a little more, here is the review from the local Phelan newspaper.


Phelan Second Saturday Art Exhibit 


By Michael Palecki

For some time now Hear2Heal PhotoArt Gallery & Frame Shop in Phelan has been featuring a special exhibit and reception for the artists on the Second Saturday of each month. In addition to displaying original paintings, watercolors and drawings, Hear2Heal owner’s Gregg & Sindi Short masterfully create Giclée color accurate reproductions on 100 percent cotton paper and other mediums, as well as Phototex fabric prints with a self-adhesive back. Representing three separate price ranges, there is something for all levels of art collectors and an array of framing options available at Phelan Towne Square.

For January, the Second Saturday Art Show included painters Gayle Dowling and Mark R. Rast, and photographer Bette Ann Levine. 

Gayle Dowling exhibited 25 original artworks that included paintings, watercolors and graphite drawings.  Her paintings done in warm soft colors evoke the serenity of landscapes and the playfulness of wild life. There are blue ravens, baby black bears, raccoons, and a unique reproduction entitled “Owls in Love”, which is a framed “Time4PhotoArt” print with an atomic clock.

Known locally as the singer/songwriter lead of Gayle & Company, Dowling also displayed graphite drawings of musical celebrities Serg Tankian, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Wrightwood’s John Burcher playing a flute. And then in addition to welcoming guests to the exhibit, Gayle performed folk songs on acoustic guitar.

Photographer Bette Ann Levine displayed 20 of her sumptuous color prints taken on travels throughout Europe and the American Southwest of Colorado and Arizona. In each example of her work, the original photograph is digitally manipulated to first attract the eye and then move the focus of attention across the image.

For a European canal scene, the foreground water is rippled and somewhat blurred to keep the eye moving to the background of crisp architectural lines.  And then, with the photo of a medieval village in Portugal, the viewer feels as if they are walking down a narrow cobblestone street pulled in that direction by the dark and light contrast of tile roofs. Much more than mere photographs, the images of Bette Ann Levine are epic journeys revealed through the camera lenses and magical printing techniques

Painter Mark R. Rast displayed 25 oil and water-color paintings that he has created in the past 20 years. While his figurative portraits reveal a somewhat somber and classical formality in the use of dark colors, his landscape paintings are rich in golden toned trees and green meadows. There are vibrant sunsets, lush soft moss draping from gnarled tree branches, stone architecture and shimmering image of water and swans- from one of the first painters to use the digital reproduction capabilities of Hear2Heal. 

     Too much to write about, a visit is required to fully enjoy all that Heal2Hear can provide in state-of-the-art images. For additional information go to: or call (760) 868-0392. 



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