I am so happy to be writing about the art exhibitions at the VCA Koch Gallery for IslandArts magazine and Vashon Allied Arts website. From 1995 to 2008 I was editor of the VAA monthly newsletter. In that time I interviewed hundreds of artists. Click here to read my most recent article about the inaugural show in the Koch Gallery.
More of my articles about VCA gallery shows can be found at vashonalliedarts.org.
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"It is beautiful!!!! You did a lovely job!" — Susa Holt Integrative Counseling
In April I launched a new WordPress website I designed and developed for Susa Holt, an integrative counselor in Seattle. She and I worked together on the copy and we used her nature photos. In our first meeting, what stayed with me was that she loved gingko leaves and art. I searched and found the perfect painting that has three gingko leaves for the home page (body, mind & spirit), and the artist used her favorite colors!
"When it came time to select a photographer for the cover of my new CD, I asked Jenn Reidel. I imagined she would offer not only her technical expertise as evidenced in the photos I'd loved over the years, but also that 'certain something:' an artist's eye always open and in motion, a unique intuitive sense, wildly active and engaged, all flowing out of her at a moment's notice. Our session had the sense of spontaneity I was looking for. And, oh yes, it was a ton of fun!" — Maggie Laird, singer/songwriter
Found Jason Everett's new CD on my doorstep the other day. Congrats Mr. E! Thanks also for hiring me to take the photos for your CD cover! I love working with performers. Learn more about Jason at misterEmachine.com.
About 15 years ago, I was fortunate to interview Vashon legend and artist Marshall Sohl right before he passed away. His life work was on exhibit this January-March at the Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Museum. The curators featured bigger than life the photo I took of Marshall in his studio in the woods.
"I love the wonderful work you’ve done on the website. Thanks! It looks great! Now, get to bed!" — Jim Diers, Neighbor Power
Jim Diers is a passionate about building community. He travels around the world telling stories about the projects (Fremont Troll, P-Patches and more) he helped organize while working for the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. Now he is joining the World Wide Web community with his new website, neighbor power.org. I designed and developed the site in just two weeks time (yes, I did work late some nights), because Jim needed it done before he left on his Resurrection Tour, which is detailed in the WordPress blog I installed and customized for him to write about his travels.
"Looks awesome… you have a terrific eye and flair!" — Arlette Moody, Studio Bliss
I created the Vashon Theatre movie ad for Arlette Moody, owner of Studio Bliss. I photographed her in her studio in the fall. I said I wanted to bring the outside in. So we swung open her doors and created a warm, welcoming feel…just like her!
I have photographed the talented Vashon performers Arlette and Steffon Moody many times over the years. Click the photo below and see the Moodys when they sang together as the Irreverent Duet. The photos of them with the sheep were used for their CD "United Sheep." Other photos were used for publicity for performances or to get acting gigs.