Archive for May, 2016

Alison Shaw Gallery’s 10th anniversary season

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by Sue Dawson

WE’RE OPENING for the 2016 season tomorrow: Saturday, May 28th, between 10am and 5pm. This year promises to be different. We like to shake things up occasionally (keeps it fun for us). To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we’re hosting two parties – one on July 9th, and one on August 6th. Instead of hanging a full “show” each month, we’re going to just hang new (and retrospective) pieces when we feel like it. So the walls will be changing often. If you want to buy something right off the wall, you can take it with you. We’ll just hang a new piece in its place. We love the fluidity of being able to move things around, and hope you will too!

This summer, I’m planning to write a series of blogs about our building, which began as a one-engine firehouse. And by my count, Alison’s been a professional photographer on Martha’s Vineyard for 40 years (another milestone!), so I’ll do some posts about her too. We’re really looking forward to sharing this season with you.

Four workshops to choose from this year

by Sue Dawson

EVER WANTED to do a workshop with Alison? This year, there are four locations to choose from. Alison loves teaching, and has been doing it for decades. The workshops are a great way to immerse yourself in photography for 3 to 7 days, and really get inspired creatively. You’ll learn tips and techniques, make new friends, and take some awesome photos. Click each location for more info.

DALLAS, TEXAS
May 19-21, 2016
Sun to Moon Gallery
Alison’s really excited to do her third workshop for Sun to Moon, which she co-teaches with photographer and gallery co-owner Scot Miller. There’s still time to sign up!

White Rock Lake, Dallas TX

White Rock Lake, Dallas TX

Alison teaching in Sun to Moon Gallery, Dallas

Alison teaching in Sun to Moon Gallery, Dallas


ROCKPORT
, MAINE

July 17-23, 2016
Maine Media Workshops
This is Alison’s 16th consecutive year doing this workshop. Shooting on the Maine coast is near and dear to Alison’s heart. Her family has lived in Brunswick for many years, and she really knows and loves the area.

Rockport Harbor, watching the lobster catch come in

Rockport Harbor, watching the lobster catch come in

Pemaquid Point, Maine

Pemaquid Point, Maine


MARTHA’S VINEYARD

September 18-24, 2016 – FULL
Alison Shaw Photography Workshops
This is Alison’s home, and her favorite place to teach. She started teaching on the Island in 1993, and has taught every year since. Just a few spaces left in this one, so sign up soon.

Students with workshop assistant Wayne Smith, Lucy Vincent Beach

Students with workshop assistant Wayne Smith, Lucy Vincent Beach

Lucy Vincent Beach

Lucy Vincent Beach


TUCSON
, ARIZONA

November 6-11, 2016
Madeline Island School of the Arts – West
This will be Alison’s second time teaching in Tucson, and her third workshop for MISA. Tanque Verde is a top-notch dude ranch with great food, ambiance, and weather.

On Tanque Verde Ranch, shooting a wrangler

At Tanque Verde Ranch, shooting a wrangler

Spanish mission on the outskirts of Tucson

Spanish mission on the outskirts of Tucson