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  • New Art Publisher Launches Country Living Line

     

    White Creek, NY -- A new publisher of fine quality art reproductions, White Creek Images, LLC has just released its first catalog featuring the work of ten outstanding artists. Nestled in the picturesque lower Adirondack Valley in New York State and surrounded by natural beauty and a strong art tradition, White Creek Images has created a product line that rediscovers the quiet and warm elegance of Country Life and Sporting Art.

    The company is a partnership of artistry and technology combining Teresa and Adriano Manocchia's vast experience in the field of fine art, and the state of the art printing expertise of Rick Dyer, Skip Dyer and Rick Theder owners of the Boston printing facility Spire. Working closely these partners are able to supply the art market with an exquisite quality line of fine art reproductions designed to satisfy the needs of the most discriminating art collector.

    "At White Creek Images we are striving only and always for quality. " - comments Managing Partner Teresa Manocchia. "Our line, inspired by the magic of sporting and country life, was carefully selected in order to bring you the essence of that warm "home" feeling. With a vast experience in the fine art field, we are able to recognize the genius of the artists we represent. Through this ability and the masterful quality of our in-house printing, we translate these inspired works into decorative items that while affordable, still contain the dignity of the original masterwork."

    White Creek Images' products include framed and unframed posters, outstanding limited edition gicl�e prints, canvas reproductions, and wall plaques. The gentle elegance of Country Life and Sporting Art is reflected in the superb artwork of artists selected for their mastery in their respective fields. Adriano Manocchia's fluid landscapes and dramatic still life, Karen Baker's luminous pastels of fruits and vegetables, Michael Crampton's bold images reminiscent of the art deco style, George Forss' magnificent black and white photography, Anthony Kleem's nostalgic primitive paintings, Virginia McNeice's soft country landscapes, Connie Netherton's powerful still life inspired by the Dutch Masters, Andrew Orr's painterly renditions of flowers, Leslie Peck's masterful farm animal portraits and Brian Sweetland's traditional interpretation of farm scenes, all contribute to the quality collection of fine art reproductions offered by White Creek Images.

    For the original art collector our on-line gallery will also offer artwork including paintings, porcelains and black and white photography. The color catalog, featuring the work of these fine artists is available by mail or on the web at: www.whitecreekimages.com.

  • Brian Sweetland

    Brian Sweetland will be showing his work at the Southern Vermont Art Center as part of the 2006 "Summer Solo Series". This new work will be on display through July 11. SVAC is located on West Rd in Manchester, VT and can be reached at 802-362-1405 or info@svac.org.

  • Virginia McNeice

    Virginia has a very busy summer awaiting her. First, from July 8- 26 she will be showing, along with four other artists, at the Valley Artisans Market, 25 East Main St., Cambridge, NY, phone: 518-677-2765. The show, entitled "Battenkill the River: Four Views" features the work of Virginia McNeice, Helen Young, Arleen Targan and Joan Duff-Bohrer. There will be an opening reception on Saturday July 8 from 5-7pm.

    Running from July 15-Aug 15, The Southern Vermont Art Center on West Rd, Manchester VT, is featuring Virginia's new work in their July Solo Show. A reception will take place on July 15 from 2-4. For more information call SVAC at 802-362-1405, or email info@svac.org.

    As a member of the Guild of Adirondack Artists, Virginia will participate in "New Works" shown at Gallery 668, located at 668 Cambridge-Battenville Rd in Greenwich , NY. This show features work in many mediums and will be up from July 16-Aug 4. An opening reception will be held on July 16 from 4-7. Gallery hours are 11-6. For more information call 518-692-7139 or visit gallery668.com.

    Virginia is very pleased that she will have the opportunity to show her work with her daughter, Annelise McNeice, an artist and teacher. Opening on Aug. 11 with a reception from 5-7 at Gardenworks , 1055 Route 30 (West Hebron Rd), Salem, NY, the show runs to August 31. This mother daughter event, "Barn Paintings", is part of the three day "Focal Point" art and farm tour. For more information call Gardenworks at 518-854-3250 or visit their website at gardenworksfarm.com.

  • Adriano Manocchia

    Following the success of the Coeur D'Alene art auction where Adriano Manocchia's still life angling painting sold above estimate, the artist has been working on several new commissioned oils and on fund raising projects.

    For the first of these programs, artist Adriano Manocchia created an oil painting inspired by a famous landmark located in the picturesque town of Cambridge, NY where he now resides. From the painting entitled "A Peek at Dress Rehearsal" limited editions prints, posters and note cards were reproduced while the original painting was auctioned off to benefits Hubbard Hall, the only Victorian theater in New York still in existence today and home to some critically acclaimed performances and concerts.

    The artist is currently working on a new painting that will be unveiled in June during the Cambridge Balloon Festival. It will be reproduced as the 2006 official Balloon Festival poster sold to fund this important event that every year is attracting more and more people.

    Adriano's work is also being featured in catalogs and galleries shows such as J.N. Bartfields' holiday catalog, Wally Findlay International Galleries winter landscapes' exhibit, Whistle Pik Galleries' Miniature Show, and Settlers West American Miniature Show.

    One of Adriano's captivating still life paintings will be auctioned off at the prestigious "Master in Miniature" invitational benefit art sale. On its 20th edition, proceeds from this event will support the educational and operational programs of the C.M. Russell Museum located in Great Falls, Montana.

  • Karen Baker

    Pastel artist Karen Baker has had a busy and prosperous fall season. To begin with she has relocated to south Florida to enjoy the warmer winter months sans ice and snow in a friendly little town called Safety Harbor on the western shores of Tampa Bay. She will be returning to Vermont next July and August to teach art workshops though both the Vermont School of Art & Creativity, Wilmington, and the Fletcher Farm School, Ludlow.

    She has been working in her new studio creating more images for the fruit and vegetable series, completing 4 commissioned floral paintings, and starting a new series featuring southern skyscapes. She was recently accepted into to area art organizations: TESA, a group of exhibiting artists, and the Tampa Bay Plein Air Painters, a group of artists dedicated to painting on location.

    The summer months will usher in a flurry of activity for pastel artist Karen Baker. She is currently exhibiting a still life painting in the Small Works show at the Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, Vermont. In August she will participate in the Center's American Artists Abroad exhibit which will feature artists of North America exhibiting their work from around the world. Also in August, Baker will be the "Featured Artist" at Young & Constantin Gallery, Wilmington, Vermont. The gallery will showcase new paintings from her Poppy Series, which now numbers well over 100 paintings. At another art event in August, her New England landscape paintings will be included in a two-woman show at the Inn at Saw Mill Farm, West Dover, Vermont. In July and August her plein air painting group, the Deerfield Valley Plein Air Painters, will be painting at different locations in the Wilmington-Dover area every Sunday. Young & Constantin Gallery will host an exhibit for the group, opening Labor Day Weekend. Baker will also be teaching art workshops this summer at the Fletcher Farm School in Ludlow, Vermont, and in Wilmington, Vermont, at the historic Hermitage Inn. Last fall Baker relocated to the west coast of Florida, where she became a member of the Dunedin Fine Arts Center and exhibited her painting Caribbean Blue this past May in the members' show. She also joined the newly-formed Tampa Bay Pastel Society. The group's first exhibit will be held at the Dunedin Fine Art Center this November. In the future, Baker hopes to teach art workshops in Florida and write art-related articles for a feature magazine in the area where she lives. She will also participate this September in the Art for Life exhibit in Tampa, Florida, as well as continue to paint and create new work for White Creek Images that will have a coastal theme.

  • Leslie Peck

    Leslie Peck opened a show of her farm animal oil paintings in the Greenwich Free Library Hedbring Community Room on May 13, 2006. The opening was very well attended and several sales were transacted. The library is located at 148 Main Street in Greenwich.

  • Andrew Orr

    Artist Andrew Orr will be showing on March 23-25, 2007 at the Delaware Foundation for the Visual Arts in Wilmington, DE. The Southern Vermont Art Center will host his one-man show from November 3 through December 4th, 2007.

  • Connie Netherton

    Connie Netherton's vibrant still life painting, Minola Orange Marmalade, depicting an elegant but empty jam jar and those oddly shaped but vividly colored Minola oranges waiting to become the marmalade was juried into the Annual Exhibition of the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club at the National Arts Club, New York, NY. Netherton also continues to teach privately in New York City offering instruction in Oil Painting.

  • Karen Baker

    Pastel artist Karen Baker has been enjoying an active fall-winter season working in her southern studio and exhibiting artwork both in both Florida and Vermont. In Florida her work has been featured at the 2006 Winter Holiday Exhibit at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center, the invitational group show at the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa in Clearwater, and at Ruth Eckerd Hall Performing Arts Center. In Vermont, her work was juried into three separate shows held at the Bennington Center for the Arts where all her entries were purchased including the original painting "Slice of Summer," which is available in print from the collection published by White Creek Images. She is currently developing new images for White Creek Images that feature stilllife with a coastal theme. Baker also paints landscapes �en plein aire� and has begun the Tampa Bay Series which she plans to have ready to exhibit by early fall. In August she will be teaching workshops in Vermont at the Fletcher Farm School in Ludlow and at the River Gallery School in Brattleboro.

  • Adriano Manocchia

    Artist Adriano Manocchia�s work has been featured on the Whistle Pik Gallery 2006 Christmas Miniature Show. He was also invited to participate at the prestigious Settlers West Galleries 2007 American Miniature Show with one of his still life paintings called "Early Treasures".

  • White Creek Images

    On Sunday, March 25th, from 2 to 6pm, a very special �Meet the Artists� event will be held and the Rice Mansion Inn, located at 16 West Main St. in the charming Victorian village of Cambridge, N.Y. Award winning artists Karen Baker, Michael Crampton, George Forss, Anthony Kleem, Adriano Manocchia, Virginia McNeice, Connie Netherton, Andrew Orr, Leslie Peck, and Brian Sweetland will be on hand to meet collectors and friends, sign posters, share their unique techniques and inspiration, and view a collection of their work in an informal and friendly atmosphere.