Gartner, Anne S.
After retiring, Anne Gartner has taken her hobby of photography, and expanded upon it, now trying to share the treasures she has captured with others. Living in rural Alberta, Anne is able to find an abundance of subjects, allowing for large variance in the photos she exhibits. “I strive for authenticity and realism, and I hope I capture the best ‘as is’ moments possible.”
In 2010, Anne entered the Open Arts Competition (open to all Albertans,) held in the Melcor Center in Spruce Grove. In the photography section, her piece “A Humming Birds Moment” took first prize in 2010, and in 2011 “For the Baby’s Room” took third. Anne is a member of the Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove and has work exhibited in their gallery. The city of Spruce Grove has purchased a piece of Anne’s work and it can be seen as a part of their rotation amongst their buildings.
Anne is originally from Mayerthorpe, Alberta, and now lives on a picturesque acreage she and her husband have been working on for the last 30 years in the County of Parkland. The choice to live in the country has enhanced her love, and her respect for nature, which shows in her pictures, capturing the moment in ways that can be enjoyed regardless of time passed.
A statement from the artist:
Photography is my medium to bring some of natures incredible visual diversity to share with others. I am thrilled that the Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove has allowed me to showcase some of my work in their art gallery in the Melcor building.