Believe Photography & Fine Art: Blog https://www.believefineart.com/blog en-us (C) Believe Photography & Fine Art gduncan@believefineart.com (Believe Photography & Fine Art) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:43:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:43:00 GMT https://www.believefineart.com/img/s/v-12/u178293662-o437355480-50.jpg Believe Photography & Fine Art: Blog https://www.believefineart.com/blog 115 120 ALBUQUERQUE BALLOON FIESTA 2014 https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2014/11/albuquerque-balloon-fiesta-2014 Up, up, and away . . .

The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 2014 Galleries are ready to LAUNCH!   Stop by the Galleries for some spectacular sights of an incredible journey.  

Balloon images can enhance your home decor with beautiful wall art, your kitchen with coffee mugs, cutting boards, etc. and bring a smile to the face of a friend or loved one when they discover a hand-written note from you in their mailbox.

What's keeping you?  Let's get started . . . You never know when the wind will shift . . .

http://www.believefineart.com/f662214769 

"Stay Focused!"

Gina

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gduncan@believefineart.com (Believe Photography & Fine Art) https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2014/11/albuquerque-balloon-fiesta-2014 Fri, 14 Nov 2014 01:06:58 GMT
What's new? https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2014/2/whats-new What's new?  Well, for starters, I am working on a great project for Tipp City Area Arts Council.  Our 2014 fundraiser will be a huge auction of chairs, aptly dubbed, "Take a Seat."  Remember how Chicago had their cows and Cincinnati had pigs?  Well, Tipp City businesses will soon be lavished with a wide variety of artful chairs, benches, stools . . . well, you get the idea. 

Interested in designing your own entry?  Find any ol' chair at your local vintage store, in your attic, wherever!  Let your creative spirit take control.  But, hurry!  Deadline for entries is March 31.  For more information contact Kathy Taylor at ktaylor@tmcomservices.org or any TCAAC board member.

 

 

Secondly, I am one of more than 50 members of Art Challenge Gallery,  www.artchallengegallery.com, who participated in the 100th Challenge Celebration.  Check out these four videos compiled by Mr. Don Powers to promote the work of these enthusiastic and very talented artists.  

 

Then visit the Gallery . . .http://artchallengegallery.com/100th/ . . . linger among the art . . . get to know the artists.  Most of the art is available for purchase - originals and/or prints.  There's nothing more rewarding than incorporating an original piece of art into your home or office decor.   

 

  

 
 

 

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gduncan@believefineart.com (Believe Photography & Fine Art) https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2014/2/whats-new Fri, 21 Feb 2014 03:40:15 GMT
Two New Videos https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/11/two-new-videos Whether you are shopping for others

or making your own "wish list,"

art is ALWAYS a desirable choice

(as well as a very wise investment!)

Art Challenge Gallery presents

Challenges #94 and #95:

"Line of Beauty" and "Fire and Ice"

Visit www.ArtChallengeGallery.com

to "meet" the artists.

Many original pieces of art and/or prints

are available for sale.

Be sure to view earlier galleries/videos linked on Believe Blog

or at www.ArtChallengeGallery.com.

 

 

Art Challenge Presents "Fire and ice" Artwork from Rusty Harden on Vimeo.

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gduncan@believefineart.com (Believe Photography & Fine Art) https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/11/two-new-videos Wed, 13 Nov 2013 22:27:59 GMT
Fall Color 2013 https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/10/fall-color-2013 Regular prints and panoramic sizes available . . .  Enjoy the beauty!

For more information:  GDuncan@BelieveFineArt.com

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gduncan@believefineart.com (Believe Photography & Fine Art) https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/10/fall-color-2013 Sat, 12 Oct 2013 00:09:46 GMT
WHO ARE YOU???? https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/10/who-are-you  

 

I am unable to view a list of Newsfeed Followers but would LOVE to know who you are.  

Drop me a line at GDuncan@BelieveFineArt.com or leave a comment on one of my galleries.

It's good to know who is out there and interested in "Believe."  

Blessings,

 

Gina

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gduncan@believefineart.com (Believe Photography & Fine Art) https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/10/who-are-you Wed, 09 Oct 2013 22:10:48 GMT
FOUR New Art Challenge Gallery Videos https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/9/four-new-art-challenge-gallery-videos Everyone has a few moments in their day to surf the web . . . Pour yourself a cup of java, kick up your feet, and enjoy the sights and sounds of these fabulous themed art galleries.

Contact individual artists via ArtChallengeGallery.com to purchase many of these beautiful and interesting pieces of art.

 

Floral from Rusty Harden on Vimeo.

Direct link to Art Challenge Gallery:  "Floral"   

http://artchallengegallery.com/89-floral/

 

Direct link to Art Challenge Gallery: "Reflections"  http://artchallengegallery.com/90-relfections/  

Art Challenge Gallery Presents "Quote Inspired" from Rusty Harden on Vimeo.

Direct link to Art Challenge Gallery:  "Quote Inspired"  http://artchallengegallery.com/91-quote-inspired/

Direct link to Art Challenge Gallery:  "Travel"  http://artchallengegallery.com/travel/

Okay . . . so my "travels" got in the way and I was unable to meet the "Travel" deadline for the current Art Challenge Gallery theme. Do you think I would allow my Believe Friends to miss it??? Heck no! Wonderful art from my fabulous ACG Friends. Cool tunes, too!

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gduncan@believefineart.com (Believe Photography & Fine Art) Art Art Challenge Gallery, Floral Photography Quote Inspired Quotes Reflections Rusty Harden Travel https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/9/four-new-art-challenge-gallery-videos Tue, 01 Oct 2013 03:16:56 GMT
Sentimental Journey https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/8/sentimental-journey How long has it been since you were in touch with your sentimental side?  How would you depict your image?  In what art form?

Turn on your speakers for the full effect . . . View our video of "Sentimental Journey," or visit our link ArtChallengeGallery.com for more artists' information and ways to purchase these beautiful renditions . . .

. . .  and, oh, by the way . . . have fun as you "re-new old me-emories."

 

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gduncan@believefineart.com (Believe Photography & Fine Art) https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/8/sentimental-journey Sun, 04 Aug 2013 08:34:00 GMT
Great Shot Student Photography August 2013 https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/8/greatshotstudentphotographyaugust2013 Future pro photographers?  Maybe . . . Take a look at the site I host for young shutterbugs from Great Shot! Student Photography Class

http://greatshotstudentphotography.zenfolio.com/.

They are REALLY developing an "eye".  Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the Home Page and subsequent pages to view individual galleries or just click All Photographs.

Subscribe to RSS Feed to receive notifications of Blog updates and new photo postings.  We welcome your positive, constructive comments.  

Read a summary of our four-session summer course as well as our grateful acknowledgements:

http://greatshotstudentphotography.zenfolio.com/blog.

Thanks for visiting!

Gina R. Duncan, Host

Tipp City Area Arts Council, sponsor

Believe Photography & Fine Art

BelieveFineArt.com

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gduncan@believefineart.com (Believe Photography & Fine Art) https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/8/greatshotstudentphotographyaugust2013 Sun, 04 Aug 2013 08:29:15 GMT
Call of The Wild https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/7/callofthewild Art Challenge Gallery #87

Call of the Wild from Rusty Harden on Vimeo.

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gduncan@believefineart.com (Believe Photography & Fine Art) https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/7/callofthewild Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:37:58 GMT
Sun Art Calendars - 2014 https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/7/sun-art-calendars---2014 81-GinaDuncan WHAT?  There's MORE???  Absolutely . . . In addition to Sun Art 2013 Gallery (links below), our host, Rusty Harden, in collaboration with Betsy Chaplin, has produced TWO stunning Sun Art Calendars for 2014.

Follow the links to preview these images by professional artists.  It will not be an easy choice . . .  You might just decide you need one of each.  Plan ahead and bring some sunshine into someone's life with a Sun Art Calendar 2014.

Calendar #1:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/rusty-harden-and-betsy-chaplin/2014-art-challenge-gallery-sun-art-1/calendar/product-21104610.html

 

Calendar #2:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/rusty-harden-and-betsy-chaplin/2014-art-challenge-gallery-sun-art-2/calendar/product-21104662.html

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gduncan@believefineart.com (Believe Photography & Fine Art) https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/7/sun-art-calendars---2014 Tue, 09 Jul 2013 03:03:12 GMT
CBS Sun Art and More https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/7/cbs-sun-art-and-more Are you ready for some Sun Art? Please visit The Art Challenge Gallery Sun Art Exhibit. In the past three years, Rusty Harden has submitted Sun Art from ACG members to CBS Sunday Morning News. Various images by these outstanding artists have aired more than 50 times on the program. Come see for yourself! Opening Reception 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., July 12. The exhibit will run through September 1.

Don't miss it . . . It's going to be a "HOT" one! — at Studio 14 Benkin Gallery of Fine Art, 14 E. Main Street, Tipp City, OH   45373

Visit:  http://www.ArtChallengeGallery.com     http://www.BelieveFineArt.com

 

 

http://www.believefineart.com/p547586331/h5974ab52#h5974ab52

 

81-GinaDuncan

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gduncan@believefineart.com (Believe Photography & Fine Art) https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/7/cbs-sun-art-and-more Sat, 06 Jul 2013 21:14:55 GMT
Romancing the Flaws https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/7/romancing-the-flaws “It is the flaws that tell the true story, perfection is only an illusion.”
― Rusty Harden

 

Join Art Challenge Members for a wondrous journey as we each depict our interpretation of "Romancing the Flaws."

Please visit our "Flawed" site ArtChallengeGallery.com to learn more about these "Flawed" images and their "Flawed" artists!

 

 

This Believe Photography image is available in a wide variety of sizes and specialty products at BelieveFineArt.com

http://www.believefineart.com/p547586331/h6f8d8a82#h6f8d8a82

 

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gduncan@believefineart.com (Believe Photography & Fine Art) https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/7/romancing-the-flaws Sat, 06 Jul 2013 20:16:54 GMT
"Time Machine" https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/6/-time-machine And you thought time stood still . . . this HD video will send you catapulting into the Future as well as the Past. Finding time, keeping an eye on time, breathe in, tree of life . . . American Innovation: Then and Now . . . see for yourself . . . 

 

 

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gduncan@believefineart.com (Believe Photography & Fine Art) https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/6/-time-machine Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:23:16 GMT
Seasons https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/6/seasons

I think I have kept you in suspense long enough.  This is a photo of my Rosewood Gallery entry.  We had a very enjoyable time at the Opening Reception.  It was fun to share my work as well as that of 50+ other artists of varied media with my friends and family.  Thank you for your continued support.

The 19th-Annual            "The View" will be   displayed through          July 12.

2655 Olson Dr.,     Kettering, OH

990929_674769192540028_1378931829_o   Each view from within the cave at Charleston Falls, Miami County, Ohio, is printed on metal, mounted on black canvas, stretched over Masonite.  Thank you to David Lorenz and Ronnie Doyal at Parkbench Studio and Cheryl and George Wacks at Continental Moulding. 

 

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gduncan@believefineart.com (Believe Photography & Fine Art) https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/6/seasons Wed, 19 Jun 2013 01:17:28 GMT
Rosewood Gallery Opening Reception https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/6/rosewood-gallery-opening-reception I am honored to announce that a photo collage I photographed over a year's time at Charleston Falls in Miami County, Ohio, was accepted into the 19th annual "The View" Juried Landscape Competition at Rosewood Gallery in Kettering, Ohio.

Please join us at the opening reception from 2 to 4 p.m, Sunday, June 9.

(awards presented at 3 p.m.)

The exhibit will be on display through July 12, 2013.  

(M-Th: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; F: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

2655 Olson Drive, Kettering, Ohio.  937-296-0294.

gallery.ketteringoh.org

https://www.facebook.com/rosewoodgallery

Rosewood Gallery was established in 1986 in the Rosewood Arts Centre. The gallery specializes in the exhibition of contemporary art by local, regional and national artists. It is dedicated to the encouragement and creation of new works and to the promotion of visual arts in the Dayton, Ohio area. Rosewood Gallery consists of two identical rooms, with a total of 1800 square feet of exhibition space.

 

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gduncan@believefineart.com (Believe Photography & Fine Art) https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/6/rosewood-gallery-opening-reception Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:32:25 GMT
Art Challenge Gallery #81 "Sun Art" https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/6/art-challenge-gallery-81-sun-art

Please visit Art Challenge Gallery to connect with these artists:  http://artchallengegallery.com/?p=6962

81-GinaDuncan

 

Follow this direct link to this image

to order prints or a wide variety of specialty products:

http://www.believefineart.com/p547586331/h5974ab52#h5974ab52

 
 
 
A "Brick and Mortar" exhibit of Sun Art will be on display from July 12 through September 1, 2013, at Studio 14, 14 E. Main Street, Tipp City, Ohio.  An Artist Reception will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on July 12.  The exhibit is in conjunction with "Solar Energy," artwork by Nora Sallows and Aida Garrity.
 
Gallery Hours:  Tuesday through Saturday. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.; Closed Monday
 

 

SUN ART PROMO

Thank you for visiting Believe Photography & Fine Art

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gduncan@believefineart.com (Believe Photography & Fine Art) https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/6/art-challenge-gallery-81-sun-art Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:14:06 GMT
Art Challenge Gallery #83 "Its All Delicious" https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/6/art-challenge-gallery-83-its-all-delicious

Please visit Art Challenge Gallery to connect with these artists . . . http://artchallengegallery.com/?p=7220

HOCKING HILLS 071

 

 

Follow this direct link to this image to order prints or a wide variety of specialty products:  http://www.believefineart.com/p547586331/h5e07dd60#h5e07dd60

Thank you for visiting Believe Photography & Fine Art

 

Every fall, my dear friend Ruth would ask me if I planned to visit Hocking Hills. 

My job as school secretary and my husband’s football officiating career precluded autumn travel.

When we were finally available to make the trip . . . 

I told Ruth to “Check your calendar . . . We are going to Laurelville!”

HOCKING HILLS 086

 

We spent a delightful day with Ruth and our

special friend, Betty, as we revisited Ruth’s

roots and toured her family’s orchard

and apple and cider store.

 
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gduncan@believefineart.com (Believe Photography & Fine Art) https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/6/art-challenge-gallery-83-its-all-delicious Wed, 05 Jun 2013 12:58:54 GMT
Threads that Bind https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/6/threads-that-bind Art Challenge Gallery presents:  "Threads that Bind" 

Follow the link to view a video of artwork by a group of international artists.

Please visit Art Challenge Gallery to connect with these artists:  http://artchallengegallery.com/?p=7268

84-Cornerstone

 

 

Follow this direct link to this image 

to order prints or

a wide variety of

specialty products. 

http://www.believefineart.com/p547586331/h6faa6239#h6faa6239

 

Thank you for visiting Believe Photography & Fine Art.

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gduncan@believefineart.com (Believe Photography & Fine Art) https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/6/threads-that-bind Wed, 05 Jun 2013 11:56:12 GMT
New Videos from Art Challenge Gallery https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/6/two-new-videos-from-art-challenge-gallery You are invited to view new themed videos created for Believe Photography in conjunction with Art Challenge Gallery.  These videos are filled with spectacular works of art of various media created by an international group of talented artists.  

You may click on individual links below or go to http://artchallengegallery.com/ for complete listing.

Enjoy:

"It's All Delicious":

Follow the link to view artwork by a group of international artists.  

 http://vimeo.com/66111160#at=0

HOCKING HILLS 071


Follow this link

to order prints or a wide variety of

specialty products.

http://www.believefineart.com/p547586331/h5e07dd60#h5e07dd60

Every fall, my dear friend Ruth would ask me if I planned to visit Hocking Hills.  My job as school secretary and my husband’s football officiating career precluded autumn travel.

When we were finally available to make the trip . . . I told Ruth to “Check your calendar . . . We are going to Laurelville!”

We spent a delightful day with Ruth and our special friend, Betty, as we revisited Ruth’s roots and toured her family’s orchard and apple and cider store.  HOCKING HILLS 086

 

81-GinaDuncan

 

"Sun Art 2013"

To be submitted to CBS Sunday Morning News Library:

Follow this link to view a video of artwork by a group of international artists: http://vimeo.com/63502495

 

Follow this link to order prints or a wide variety of specialty products:

http://www.believefineart.com/p547586331/h5974ab52#h5974ab52

 

Please also view:  Kids' Sun Art:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=S4M85sVPzpk

 

 

82-GinaDuncan

"Between the Dreams"

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sqN_6PBksdw#!

 

 

 

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gduncan@believefineart.com (Believe Photography & Fine Art) Apple Farm Apples Art Challenge Gallery Between the Dreams CBS Sunday Morning News Hocking Hills Rusty Harden Sun Art Sunflower https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/6/two-new-videos-from-art-challenge-gallery Mon, 03 Jun 2013 17:54:15 GMT
Welcome to Sun Art 2013 https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/6/welcome-to-sun-art-2013  

SUN ART PROMO

 

Follow the link to Art Challenge Gallery Sun Art 2013:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaW7oncnrbI

 

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gduncan@believefineart.com (Believe Photography & Fine Art) https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/6/welcome-to-sun-art-2013 Mon, 03 Jun 2013 17:53:02 GMT
Art Challenge Gallery by Rusty Harden https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/3/art-challenge-gallery-by-rusty-harden There is a lot happening at "Believe." I have joined Art Challenge Gallery by Rusty Harden. The site encourages its members to develop their passion for, and promote the sales of, their craft.  Galleries are theme-based (thus, the "Challenge") and range from watercolor and acrylics to digital photography and oragami.    Videos are produced and published via Vimeo and YouTube twice each month. 

Visit www.ArtChallengeGallery.com  to view galleries, link to videos, and discover more about these talented artists.

Tell your friends about ACG.  We're always looking for new members.

03-25-13 New Beginnings:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67PRJANY_o8

Fantasy:  https://vimeo.com/61564410

Inspired by Music:  https://vimeo.com/59664187

Color my World:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhJ3o5MyosM

Show us What You've Got:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=jxaZSvte6uM

 

 

 

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gduncan@believefineart.com (Believe Photography & Fine Art) https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/3/art-challenge-gallery-by-rusty-harden Sat, 16 Mar 2013 15:35:51 GMT
ArchiTEXTure Name Frames - Custom Made https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/3/architexture-name-frames

Be a Name Dropper!

 

What better way to say you care than by sharing an original, personalized gift.

 

ArchiTEXTure Name Frames are custom designed with photographs of buildings, nature and other familiar surroundings.  Image is mounted on Masonite and framed with black metal frame.  Hardware included; ready to hang.

"Drop" me a line with your choice of name(s) - GDuncan@BelieveFineArt.com.  I will create a sample for you to approve.

8"x20" - - $50

10"x30" - - $75

 

GDuncan@BelieveFineArt.com

~ Made in U.S.A. ~

 

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gduncan@believefineart.com (Believe Photography & Fine Art) ArchiTEXTure Architecture Gifts Letters Name Frame, Plaques https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2013/3/architexture-name-frames Fri, 15 Mar 2013 23:07:04 GMT
Photography Contest Honors https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2012/10/photography-contest-honors You are invited to visit the Troy Hayner Cultural Center to view

"Through Our Eyes 9 - Life in the Miami Valley."

 

Gina Duncan received two Honorable Mentions in the Ninth Juried Show of Photographs.

Exhibit Hours:

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday

7 to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday

1 to 5 p.m., Sunday

Troy Hayner Cultural Center is located at 301 West Main Street, Troy, Ohio. Admission is FREE. 

The exhibit will be displayed through November 25, 2012.

"True Blue Patriots"                                         "Show Your Colors"

"True Blue Patriots" - Old Blue Cemetery, Troy, OhioIMG_3906 Sepia-B                                 "Show Your Colors"IMG_9888 Edited

 

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gduncan@believefineart.com (Believe Photography & Fine Art) Award Contest Honorable Mention Ohio Old Blue Cemetery Photography Show Your Colors Through Our Eyes 9 Troy Troy Hayner Cultural Center, True Blue Patriots https://www.believefineart.com/blog/2012/10/photography-contest-honors Tue, 23 Oct 2012 14:26:52 GMT