August 20, 2014
Once again, it's been a long time, but lots has happened and is happening. I freed up enough time this week to give you all a more comprehensive look at what I've been up to and what I plan in the near future.
Western Avenue Studios #503
In addition business has been growing steadily. Aside from selling my work - prints, posters and note cards - I offer the following services:
The added exposure of being at Western Ave is beginning to bring in a good deal of work, and the future looks very bright. One big success is my original note cards, which have been selling so well I am adding a second rack for October Open Studios.
Right now I am working on two major projects. One is to photograph Lowell again, as I haven't dedicated much time to it since I last lived in the city in the early 80s. I welcome suggestions about old or new landmarks, interesting architecture, or anything else you might think of.
The second project involves my image catalog and website. I am almost done with an image catalog that will contain between 4 and 500 images, sorted by category (abstract, Boston, Paris, nature, etc.). Anyone who wishes to may order a print of any image, sized from a note card to 16 x 24 inches, and I can print it for them in minutes at the studio. At both of the last Open Studios I had sales from the catalog, and I plan to bring it to interior designers when it's complete.
I have so many I can't begin to list them, but I am always looking for more. One of my most successful exhibitions was a collection of detail shots I took of my friend Ed Lyons' guitars. If any of you think of a subject or location that I might turn my camera toward send me a note and I'll look into it.
Lowell Open Studios
In addition to the regular Open Studios at Western Ave every first Saturday, the first weekend in October is Lowell Open Studios, with artists at a number of locations open for business, demonstrations, and other activities. Mark it on your calendars, and I'll remind you next month.
The studio is #503, on the fifth floor at 122 Western Ave. in Lowell, MA.
August 27, 2011
My how time flies when you're having fun! I have been shooting over the past 20 months, but have been very busy with life in general. I am in the process of updating the site, with new galleries and many new images in New England, Abstracts, By the Sea and several of the cities galleries. More will be coming. Please browse and let me know what you think.
In terms of upcoming exhibitions there are a few things to report. I will be showing at Stella Blu restaurant in Nashua beginning September 4, and plan to have one very large piece in a show at the Grand Palais in Paris in November. In addition I should be putting together a large exhibition at the Lawrence Library in Pepperell, MA in the Spring. This is a really wonderful old building, and the round gallery room is great, so I am very excited about the show. I will post specific information when I get it.
December 31, 2009
In January I wrote that I thought I was going to like 2009; I had no idea how much! This year brought me two international exhibitions, countless new contacts and opportunities, and a new grandson to top it all off. Amazing!!
I returned from Florence two weeks ago, and my head is still spinning. The Biennale itself was wonderful; the quality of the work was excellent and the artists and organizers all extremely warm and friendly. At the end I was awarded fifth prize in photography, which was a nice finishing touch to one of the best experiences I have ever had. As far as direct benefits from attending the Biennale, I am working now on finishing up a sale, and have been offered a solo gallery exhibition in Vancouver next summer, with a number of other future possibilities. I will fill in the details on these as soon as things are finalized.
So now, a toast, to the close of a fantastic year and the start of one that looks to be very exciting. Thank you all for your interest and support. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
November 20, 2009
I haven't exactly been keeping up with this, and to those who have looked for updates I once again apologize. I have had an incredibly busy an exciting year, and it is about to become more exciting!
In two weeks I will travel to Florence, Italy to participate in the Florence Biennale. This event hosts over 800 artists from around the world, and is a great opportunity for me to meet other artists and introduce my work to thousands of new viewers. The Biennale takes place from December 5 to 13, so if any of you will be close to Florence during this time please come, enjoy the artwork and introduce yourself to me. For more about the Biennale check out http://www.florencebiennale.org/indexeng.html
My wife Nancy and I will be in Florence for ten days, and I will be sure to find plenty of time for shooting, so look for new images by the beginning of the new year. As a way of sharing the excitement of this adventure I am offering the following through the end of 2009:
I have just begun a blog on FineArtAmerica.com. as a way of sharing ideas about art, life, beauty, etc. with others. Please take a look at http://fineartamerica.com/blogs/art-ferrier-photo-.html and contribute your thoughts and feedback .
In other news, I will be exhibiting at the Stella Blu Restaurant in Nashua, New Hampshire in late January and February, and hope to mount a new exhibition at Chimera Gallery in the Spring.
Take care, and check back in a couple of weeks for news from Florence!
July 16, 2009
I am long overdue for this update, and for those interested in what I do I apologize. Before I get into the events of the past six months, there are several new galleries on the site, and I am working on improving the look and function of all of the galleries. Over the next month I hope to make a number of significant additions and improvements to the site, so keep coming back - please!
There is a LOT to write about. First, the trip to Hamburg was wonderful; It's amazing what was squeezed into three days! My German was extremely limited, although I did learn some before going, but everyone I met was very helpful and patient.My special thanks to Marion Zimmerman at Marziart Gallery for inviting me and putting together a very strong combination of artists. For anyone who is invited to show at Marziart my advice is to say yes. Marion did a great job, and for February the crowd was good sized, as well as knowledgeable and extremely appreciative.
Aside from shooting over 800 images and truly loving the city of Hamburg, I had the pleasure of meeting some very nice people. Among the most notable was Edgar J. Pill, an excellent young painter from Poland whose work shows intelligence, strength and maturity well beyond his years. Edgar was also part of the exhibition at Marziart, and I really enjoyed talking with him and his family. I advise everyone to check him out and to remember the name. I am adding a LINKS page where you will be able to find all of these fine people and more.
Through a series of coincidences too bizarre to explain here I also met some outstanding jazz musicians, and was able to hear some great music. Dejan Terzic is a fine drummer who I had photographed at the Montreal Jazz Festival, and he was playing in Hamburg with pianist Anke Helfrich. If you like jazz piano find Anke's most recent CD, Stormproof; it's really a gem. My thanks to both Dejan and Anke, as well as Norwegian sax player Petter Wettre, for a fantastic evening of music and conversation.
My thanks also go to Flo Peters, of the Flo Peters gallery in Hamburg, for taking the time to meet with me and for purchasing some of my landscapes for exhibition at the University of Hamburg Hospital. Overall the friendliness and hospitality that I encountered everywhere in Hamburg, as well as during my one afternoon in Frankfurt, were great, and I hope to get back there - perhaps when it's warmer.
In other news: I have recently hung a new collection called "Signs of Man" at Chimera Gallery in Nashua, and should have a dedicated gallery on this site very soon. Other than that I continue to prepare for the Florence Bienalle in December, and to enjoy every moment of my life. This has been an amazing year so far, and the wonders show no sign of an end.