OF SPRUCE GROVE

Anne Gartner

 

“The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.” ~ Piet Mondrian

Anne Gartner

 

I am blessed with the ability to find the compositions of nature that reveal the “authenticity and realism”, needed to complete my photographic style.  With my artwork, I bring a “close up” look at the life in our environment; hoping to convey to the viewer the overall need to preserve this incredible world we live in.

I joined the Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove in 2010.  I enjoy talking with the extremely talented members of the Art Gallery and continue to learn from them.

In 2010, I entered the Open Arts Competition held at the Spruce Grove Art Gallery in the photography section, winning first prize for my entry of  “A Humming Birds Moment.”, and in 2011 “For the Baby’s Room” took third. I have won, 4 third prizes, 1 second prize and 3 first prizes in various competitions held at the Gallery.

I am incorporating Scripture from the Holy Bible (King James Version) with select photographs; thereby introducing an experience of Christian Specialty Art.

 

Artist Statement

The medium of photography has allowed me to pay homage to the vast diversity of life in our natural world.  I bring to the viewer the most authentic and realistic representation of each life form that I have photographed.  I feel these “as is” moments I have captured with my digital camera will have eternal value as visual art.

 

Biography

In 2010 my friends encouraged me to join the Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove.  That year I won first prize in the Photography Category of the Open Arts Competition held in their gallery.  The City of Spruce Grove purchased my picture “A Hummingbird’s Moment.”  To this day I am still a member.

My passion for photography and my reverence for the Scripture (King James Bible), has led me into a novel form of creativity.  I would like to share my version of modern Christian art.


AWARDS

2010 – Allied Arts Council Open Art Competition – 1st Place - “A Hummingbird’s Moment” – Photo Category

2011 – Allied Arts Council Open Art Competition – 3rd Place - “For the Baby’s Room” – Photo Category

2012 – Allied Arts Council Senior’s Show – 1st Place - “Easter Spirit” - Photography

2013 - Allied Arts Council Open Art Competition -  2nd Place - “Up Up and Away”” – Photo Category

2014 - Allied Arts Council Juried Members Show – 3rd Place “Cascading of Waters – Niagara Falls”

2014 - Allied Arts Council Open Art Competition – 3rd Place “Living Art (Geraniums)” – Photo Category

2015 - Allied Arts Council Open Art Competition - 3rd Place “Surface Wind” – Photo Category

2016 - Allied Arts Council Open Art Competition – 1st Place “The Water is Flowing”- Photo Category