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Summer 2015

from the studio of Amy M. Ditto & Aperture Photography

Hello All!  Amy’s show season is in full swing and we’ve got an updated show schedule and lots of new art for you to see!  The featured Google Tour this time around is that for The High Noon Restaurant and Saloon, and of course, we’ve got a great Google deal for business owners!

If you are new to the list, thank you for your interest in our endeavors, and welcome! Our newsletter typically goes out quarterly.  If you find yourself wondering why you have received this mail, it’s because you either left an e-mail address or card with one of us, or inquired about or purchased a piece from Amy.  If you wish to unsubscribe, never fear!  We hope you will remain with us, but it’s easy, just click the link at the bottom of this mail.  Thanks, and have a wonderful summer!  -Amy & Stef

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2015 Fine Art Show Schedule:

 

June 2015: 

54th Annual New Mexico Arts & Crafts Fair
June 26, 27, & 28
Friday 10am – 9pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm
Manuel Lujan Building at EXPO New Mexico
New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Albuquerque

August 2015: 

Girls Inc. of Santa Fe, Fine Arts & Crafts
June 13 & 14 (9am – 5pm)
Historic Santa Fe Plaza
E San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM

September 2015: 
-Tentative-

 

October  2, 3, & 4; 9,10, & 11
Fridays: 9am- 5pm
Saturdays: 9am- 6pm
Sundays: 9am- 5pm
EXPO NM Racetrack Infield, Big White Tent

November 27, 28, & 29
Friday: 10am- 5pm
Saturday: 10am- 5pm
Sunday: 10am- 4pm
Manuel Lujan Building at EXPO New Mexico

New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Albuquerque

December 2015: 

O’Niell’s Pub
-Month of December-
4310 Central Ave. SE
Albuquerque, NM

Placitas Artists’ Series
-Month of December-
Opening December 13th, 2015 (2pm)
Concert to follow, featuring the Presidio Saxaphone Quartet
Las Placitas Presbyterian Church
Highway 165
Placitas, NM

“Dia de los Moo-uertos” wins first place in “Color it Red” 2015!

“Dia de los Moo-uertos”, new in 2014 to the Flowers & Skulls series won first place in this year’s “Color it Red” competition from Red Dog News.  In addition, Amy had two other images chosen for the showcase gallery: “Local Geometry” and “Temptation”.

For the third year in a row, Amy will be participating in the New Mexico Arts & Crafts Fair.  This juried event exclusively features New Mexican artists and craftspeople and ranks among the top shows in the nation.  The show is in it’s 53rd year and is definitely not to be missed.  Come by and see Amy in the Manuel Lujan Building at EXPO New Mexico (New Mexico State Fairgrounds) in booth #58 June 26th, 27th, & 28th! (Friday, 10am – 9pm; Saturday, 10am – 5pm; Sunday, 10am – 4pm)

For more information, visit the NMAC Wesbite.

Studio 14 in Madrid, NM recently celebrated its first year in business! Amy has been with the gallery since it opened and is still thrilled to be a part of this fabulous, fun, contemporary art gallery.  If you are not familiar with the quirky, artsy town of Madrid, New Mexico (pronounced mad-drid) on the Turquoise Trail you can read a bit about it in these great articles in The Denver Food & Wine Scene & The Oregonian.  (Watch the video at the bottom of The Oregonian article carefully at ~35 seconds in, they pan past Amy’s wall!)
About Amy:

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.  Amy is active in supporting and promoting the arts, and is currently the Vice President of CSA/New Mexico Artists’ Market.

You can find her work on display (and for sale) at the Albuquerque Photographer’s Gallery The Range Cafe in both ABQ & Bernalillo, NM, Studio 14 in Madrid, NM, and online at amyditto.com. Call her at 505.286.1127, or contact her online via her artist website with inquiries regarding purchase!

You can also follow Amy on Facebook & Twitter!  (Links below!)

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Featured Google Tour: High Noon Restaurant & Saloon, Albuquerque (Old Town), NM

This month’s highlighted business is The High Noon Restaurant & Saloon in Albuquerque Old Town.  Check out their tour, along with our food photography!

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.

APG Happenings:
Three New Members
&
Happy Art Hours

We at the Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery have three new members! Artists David Pinney & Michael Mock joined us last December.  Both have wonderful, unique work and it’s worth a trip to the gallery to come see them!  The third artist, Rhonda Spidell-Whitley, will debut her work at the gallery beginning in July.

Happy Art Hour:
Join us every first Friday at APG from 4:30-7:30 for Happy Art Hour.  We will have beverages, light snacks, and discounts on member work above 8×12 in size!  Several of our members will also be on hand to chat about their work.

We are located at 303 Romero Street NW, just west of the San Felipe de Neri church, upstairs in Plaza Don Luis.

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.

About Stefan:

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.

Visit Aperture Photography for examples of his work and to contact him for all of your photographic needs. Or call: 505.286.1127!

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