Thursday, December 31, 2009

January 2010 Calendar

Happy New Year to everyone. Here is the new January 2010 desktop calendar for your computer. Download and set this as your desktop. An alternate size (1280x800) can be downloaded here.

We are opening a new exhibit for First Friday Gallery Stroll Seeing In Side Out on January 1st from 6-9 PM. The following week, January 8th is the opening reception from 6-9 PM.

Enjoy the calendar. Stop into the gallery and see some great original art.


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Wednesday, December 30, 2009


We've been getting some snow here in Provo and it looks like it might continue for a few more days on & off.

Enjoy the image I made while out walking.


Monday, December 28, 2009


Segullah, a journal designed to encourage literary talent, provoke thought and promote greater understanding and faith among Latter-day Saint women. They publish insightful writings which explore life’s richness and complexity while reflecting faithfulness to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Their aim is to highlight a variety of women’s perspectives within a framework of shared beliefs and values.

I came across this publication from one of my clients. Rebecca Wagstaff sent me the Winter 2009 issue which featured her artwork. Her art was both on the front & back covers in full color as well as six B&W images inside the issue.

Thanks Rebecca for sharing this publication.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

December Calendar

Here it is again, a new month. And here is your new December desktop calendar. Download and us as the desktop image for you computer and always have some art around.

We're also new on Facebook. Look us up as Terra Nova Gallery in Provo Utah. Become a fan and tell your friends all about us. You'll need to keep checking your pages link as business updates don't show up like friend updates on Facebook.


Thursday, November 5, 2009

November Calendar & Exhibit Opening

Here is the new desktop calendar for November. Please download it and install it for your desktop image on your computer. (Don't forget, you can pass this on and share it with a friend.)

As you can see we have our Great Things Small Packages Exhibit here at the gallery. I've said it in the past and I'll say it again, we have a wonderful exhibit this year! You'll have to see for yourself. Returning artists who have great art along with many new artists to the gallery that have brought their impressive work. Take a look at the exhibiting artist list:

Darren Breen, Spencer Budd, Stephen L. Chamberlain, Sarah Cluff, Mio Cohen, Noah Coleman, Rebecca Coleman, Robert Gardner, David & Jeanne Gomm, Anne Gregerson, Mary Jane Grow, James, Gunter, Kerri Hammond, Cristall Harper, Natasha Harral, Ruth Hewlet Buckmiller, Carol Johansen, Jenny Johansen, Andrew Kosorok, Bruce Martin, Mary Louise McGettigan, Robert McKay, Dennis, Millard, Sue, Parkinson, Linda G. Paulsen, Amy Richards, J. Kirk Richards, Nola deJong Sullivan, Verdie Taggart, Sandra Whitby, Angela Woods

With these artists bringing their talent to the gallery I'm sure you'll find something here to interest and excite you. We have original art from this exhibit priced at $13.95 and up. Something for everyone!

Stop in and see the great original art.


Friday, October 2, 2009

October Desktop Calendar

OK, here it is! Maybe a day late but hey, it wasn't until today that the artists started turning in their paintings for our Plein Air Provo competition & exhibit. And it's kinda tough providing an image for an exhibit calendar that has not even been painted yet! If you can get here tonight (2 Oct.) we're open for the Gallery Stroll from 6 - 9 PM. We'd love to see you during the stroll but I know there are a few other activities happening. If not tonight, make sure to stop in during the month. We have some fresh, wonderful paintings of Provo. Download this image for free and enjoy using it as you computer desktop pattern.

See you in the gallery.


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Friday, September 25, 2009

Milky Way Center Region Mosaic

OK, so I learned of this Galactic Center Mosaic site the other day and it has some wonderful images. When I'm outside at night I sure don't see all these stars but they are there. Take a look and use the zoom & pan tools at the bottom. I'm not sure how you will feel after viewing the images but as for me, well I seem pretty small.


Paintball Pop Art

OK, so I found this link on the Make web site. It is amazing what these guys do with paintballs! We've had our fun here in the gallery with Cristall Harper painting but it was nothing like this.

Hope you enjoyed watching this fun "painting" session! See you in the gallery soon.

ps, Plein Air Provo opens on October 2nd.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Cristall Harper In-Gallery Painting V3

One last time Cristall was here in the gallery painting during her exhibit. On each of the three weeks she has created a wonderful painting. Each one was different and exciting. And this week was no exception. As you can see in the image she went from mixing paint, to sharing with gallery visitors, to finished painting.

Almost complete

If for some chance you have not yet seen her exhibit come on down! Tulips closes on the 25th of September.

See you in the gallery soon.


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Cristall Harper time-lapse painting

Here is the YouTube link to the time-lapse video of Cristall painting in the gallery. Hope you enjoy it and can make it to the gallery next Wednesday the 23rd from 3-6 to see her paint in person. A BIG thanks to Lee from Mediaworksinc for shooting & making the video!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Cristall Harper In-Gallery Painting V2

Cristall is back again today painting more tulips in the gallery. Lee from Mediaworks Inc. is shooting a time-lapse of her painting for us. Thanks Lee. You can see him setting up his camera and Cristall starting the painting.

Our exhibit of Tulips by Cristall is running until the 25th of September. You'll have to check back later to see the completed video. As soon as it is ready we'll post a link.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Cristall Harper In-Gallery Painting

We had a great time on the 9th with Cristall here in the gallery painting. As you can see she brought a prepared surface and then started painting.

As she painted various patrons stopped by and watched the process. I myself always enjoy watching the painting come together. As a photographer (and a husband who is not even allowed to paint the walls with a large roller!) painters and sculptors to me work magic!

Enjoy these images. Cristall may be posting more on her blog so give that a check.

She will be back again on the 16th from 3 - 6 pm and on the 23rd also. Mark your calendars and stop in, watch her paint and enjoy the exhibit.


Monday, August 31, 2009

September Desktop Calendar

At least I have a reason to post here once a month! Here is the September desktop calendar for you computer. Feel free to download it and set it as your desktop background. It is both Mac & PC friendly. You should also stop into the gallery to see the new exhibit by Cristall Harper called Tulips. She has some wonderful paintings and you should see them in-person. The exhibit open on Friday September 4th during the Gallery Stroll. We're open from 6-9 that night and Cristall will be here to meey you.

See you in the gallery soon!.


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

August Desktop Calendar

OK, so I don't post very often but here is another great image.

Here is the new Terra Nova Gallery desktop calendar. You can download this image to your computer and then select it to be your desktop image! It is both Mac & PC friendly! The calendar is in the center of the image and space for your desktop icons is available on each side. This is a great way to keep up to date and enjoy great art from Terra Nova Gallery.

Make sure to share with your friends.


Monday, July 6, 2009

Wonderful Exhibit Opening & Gallery Stroll

Friday night the 3rd of July, while most of Provo was out saving places out along the parade route, we opened Short Cuts: Papercutting. There was a great crowd here in the gallery and two of the four exhibiting artists were here. Randel McGee and Cindy Ferguson were both here and had a wonderful evening visiting old & new friends & family in the gallery. Cindy and some of her friends brought the most wonderful refreshments! If you were here you know what I am speaking about. If you weren't, too bad you missed some wonderful treats.

As I was busy with the opening I failed to take any pics. However, both Randel & Cindy did and here are links to their blogs. Take a look & leave a message, enjoy.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

July Desktop Calendar

Here is the new Terra Nova Gallery desktop calendar. You can download this image to your computer and then select it to be your desktop image. It is both Mac & PC friendly! The calendar is in the center of the image and space for your desktop icons is available on each side. This is a great way to keep up to date and enjoy great art from Terra Nova Gallery.


Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sculptural Pursuit Radio

I participated with Marilyn Noble (Managing Editor) & Nancy DeCamillis (Publisher/Executive Editor) of Sculptural Pursuit Magazine in their monthly internet radio blog "Photographing Your Sculpture." You can still listen to and leave comments about the broadcast in the archive. Just follow the link below. In their next magazine issue, July 2009, I will have a article about photographing sculpture. Look for it on newsstands around the end of July. The radio blog was a fun time and hopefully we were able to help their listeners.

Original Air Date: 6/3/2009 4:00 PM

Photographing Your Sculpture

You only have one chance to grab a juror's, gallerist's or editor's attention, so make your digital images the best they can be. Join professional photographer David Hawkinson and SP founder and publisher Nancy DeCamillis as they discuss megapixels, white balance, composition, and more in this interactive half hour. Whether you work with a pro or do it yourself, you'll learn what you need to know to make your images a compelling representation of your artwork. Bring your questions and join us online or on the phone. (Wednesday, June 3. 6PM EDT, 5PM CDT, 4PM MDT, 3PM PDT. 30 minutes.)

Monday, June 1, 2009

We have had our monthly Terra Nova Gallery calendars available here in the gallery. We've now created a new electronic desktop version for your computer! You can download this image to your computer and then select it to be your desktop image. It is both Mac & PC friendly! The calendar is in the center of the image and space for your desktop icons is available on each side. This is a great way to keep up to date and enjoy great art from Terra Nova Gallery.


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tidbit Tuesday

What can you create with a hole? This image of Maeser Elementary was created with a hole, in specific a pinhole!

Pinhole photography involves using a light-tight container of some type for the camera, a light sensitive media (film or photographic paper) to receive the image, and a "pinhole" to act as a lens to allow light to enter and form the image on the light sensitive material. Pinhole cameras have taken almost every shape and size. Before the advent of light sensitive material, people as far back as the fifth century BC have understood and used the "pinhole" principles. Aristotle and da Vinci among others understood and used pinholes.

No lens, no glass, no Photoshop!
-David W. Hawkinson
4" x 5" framed to 14" x 11"
Silver gelatine print
Contact printed pinhole image

Our Price: $125

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tidbit Tuesday

Winter Afternoon is a scene from the mountains of New Hampshire. In my earlier life, I spent many happy days cross-country skiing in New Hampshire. I was trying to capture the feeling of a cold, sunny day in the mountains.
-Anne Weber
12" x 16"

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tidbit Tuesday

As seen on a Terra Nova Gallery water bottle:

Random facts about things you already know

Lincoln Logs were invented by John Lloyd Wright, the son of Frank Lloyd Wright. He got the idea from a building technique his father used in designing Tokyo's Imperial hotel.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

February Calendar

Here is the new calendar for February. Friday night (6 Feb.) during the Gallery Stroll Robert McKay will be doing a live painting demonstration here in the gallery. Make sure to stop in and see the demo. Also, here is the new calendar in case you don't make it into the gallery to pick your own up. You can download and print this one.


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tidbit Tuesday

Here is a new post, the first of what I hope will be on-going and fun filled. I'm calling it Tidbit Tuesday. You can catch it here or via email from the Terra Nova Gallery opt-in email list. Today's Tidbit Tuesday features a work from the current exhibit Robert McKay: Indoors & Outdoors at Terra Nova Gallery.


The interior in Carnation is a room on the second floor of my great-grandfather's home built around 1870. It is the David McKay home, birthplace of David O. McKay, historically registered in Huntsville, Utah.

The one-armed chair depicted was a gift from my grandfather to my grandmother. He bought it for her because he thought that she loved it and she kept it because she thought that he loved it. Years later, it was discovered that they both disliked it.
-Robert McKay

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy 2009!

We're starting the new year off with a great exhibit at Terra Nova Gallery. Robert McKay: Indoors & Outdoors opens tonight (2 January) and runs to the 27th of February. Stop into the gallery tonight to meet Robert, enjoy the exhibit and pick up your new January Terra Nova Gallery calendar.

See you in the gallery