from the studio of Amy M. Ditto & Aperture Photography
Greetings! The holidays are upon us and as always we have a lot going on! We want to thank you all for all of your support over the past year- you are awesome, and we would not be where we are today without you. We hope that this message finds you happy and healthy! If you are new to the list, welcome! -Amy & Stef
Holiday Fine Art Show Schedule:
2014 Corrales Society of Artists/New Mexico Artists’ Market Holiday Show
Thanksgiving weekend November 28th-30th (10am-4pm)
Big White Tent on the Corrales Soccer Field
Just south of the Post office on the west side of Corrales Road
(Follow the signs! Mention the newsletter and get 10% off!)Placitas Artists’ Series
Month of December Las Placitas Presbyterian Church, Placitas, NM
(Highway 165 at 7 Paseo De San Antonio Road, Placitas)
Please join us for a holiday opening on Friday, December 5th at Studio 14 in Madrid, NM (6-8pm)! There will be champagne, hors d’ouvres, tons of amazing art, and fantastic company!
As mentioned in our last newsletter, Studio 14 is a relatively new gallery featuring contemporary work from a variety of local artists in central New Mexico. Amy has been showing her work there since May.
The gallery has many cool things in the works and the artwork being shown there is truly outstanding. You will not be disappointed if you love contemporary art.
And, even if you can’t make the opening, we hope you will check out this amazing venue. If you’ve followed the Turquoise Trail up to Madrid, you already know what a gem this old mining town is. (If you haven’t, you’ve truly got a day trip to look forward to.) The town, which is full of wonderful galleries and local businesses has been getting some great press lately, as has Studio 14. Check out these articles in The Denver Food & Wine Scene & The Oregonian for a look at this wonderful place! (Watch the video at the bottom of The Oregonian article carefully at ~35 seconds in, they pan past Amy’s wall!)
With the Holiday season comes one of the premier photographic shows of the year. Again this year, Amy will be displaying work at the ANMPAS show at the Fine Art Building on the grounds of the State Fair. Amy will have two pieces in this year’s show, linked above and below. The gallery will be open for viewing from the 7th-28th of December 10-5.
Be sure and pick up a free copy of the 2015 Albuquerque Water Authority Calendar this year! Amy’s image “Glorious” (below) will be featured for the month of November!
Amy got her Ph.D. in Biology in ’06 but also had training in Fine Art photography and a strong desire to pursue her creative side in a more tangible fashion. When her husband Stefan mentioned starting up a business in photography, an old love was rekindled, and she supported him with vigor and enthusiasm.
You can find her work on display (and for sale) at the Albuquerque Photographer’s Gallery and online at amyditto.com. Call her at 505.286.1127, or contact her online via her artist website with inquiries regarding purchase! In addition, The Range Cafe in Bernalillo, NM is now carrying a small sampling of her work, and she is featured at Studio 14 in Madrid, NM!
You can also follow Amy on Facebook & Twitter! (Links below!)
Call Aperture for professional product photography for your business, and to update your Google My Business page.
See below for a special offer on a Google Tour for your business.
Placitas Artists’ Series
As mentioned in our last newsletter, Amy is honored to be chosen as a December 2014 artist in the Placitas Artists’ Series! Her work will be on display for the entirety of the month. You are invited to a reception at the Las Placitas Presbyterian Church (Highway 165 at 7 Paseo De San Antonio Road, Placitas) on Sunday December 14th at 2pm. A concert featuring Michael Chapdelaine, classical and fingerstyle guitar will follow at 3pm.
A little about the organization, via their website: “The Placitas Artists Series is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering public appreciation of the performing and visual arts in central New Mexico. Our mission is to present high quality musical performances and art exhibits in a stimulating setting; to promote regional talent through community involvement in the arts and to help youth develop artistic interests by offering outreach programs to local schools.”
APG Happenings: Small Business Saturday & Holiday Stroll
In the next few weeks we at the Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery will be honoring our loyal customers and friends with not one, but two customer appreciation events. Join us on Small Business Saturday (November 29th) from 10-5 for snacks and discounts, and also during the Holiday Stroll in Old Town (4-8pm, December 5th)! You can find us at 303 Romero Street NW, just west of the San Felipe de Neri church, right next to the giant Christmas tree!
Please follow us on Facebook to make sure you never miss an update regarding our monthly happenings! You will find lots of wonderful images to brighten your day and share with friends, as well as links to our website, show announcements, and special discounts! See you there!
Google Tour Special 15% off!
If you have a brick and mortar store in Albuquerque, mention this email newsletter and get a 15% discount off the normal price of a Google Maps Business View virtual tour through the end of 2014. This tour will show up on your web search results, includes several product shots of your choosing, and has no upkeep costs. This is the best bang for your marketing buck!
Questions? Check our webpage, then call 505-286-1127 to schedule a shoot.
Stef’s background is in Computer Science and Studio Art. In 2010, he decided to make a career change, and founded Aperture Photography with his wife, Amy. Stefan’s talents are many, ranging from portraiture to gorgeous commercial and food photography. He is a Google Certified Photographer providing virtual walk-through tours for New Mexico businesses. He’s also the cinematographer for the upcoming TV sitcom, Buffalo in the Room.
Visit Aperture Photography for examples of his work and to contact him for all of your photographic needs. Or call: 505.286.1127!