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Selected for Columbus Arts Festival ~ Booth W291

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PRESS RELEASE: Rick Braveheart Selected for Columbus Arts Festival
April 27, 2015

COLUMBUS, OHIO ā€” Rick Braveheart has been selected to exhibit at the 54th Annual Columbus Arts Festival on June 12-14, 2015. The juried art show, one of the most highly acclaimed arts festivals in the nation, last year attracted over 500,000 art enthusiasts to the city’s downtown riverfront. He will join over 300 artists from around the world for this three-day event. Rick will also be featured among a handful of Emerging Artist’sā€“a select program designed to help promote Central Ohio artists who are new to presenting their work at art festivals.

Rick has been a life-long landscape photographer and began his work with a camera at age ten. Starting with a single photograph published in a textbook decades ago, his work is now found in hundreds of private and corporate collections including the permanent collection of the U.S. National Park Service, U.S. State Department Embassies, various museums and national conservation organizations.

rick-braveheart-columbus-arts-festivalRick Braveheart has created a unique visual style in his landscape work and is known for his love of nature and of bring attention to the need for protecting America’s national lands. Often waiting hours to capture a single photograph, along with an understanding of light, nature and the environment, his images evoke a sense of wonder and reveal an inner beauty, energy and spirit of the land. Rick’s traditional photographs are made with modern digital and film cameras as well as large century-old wooden cameras. He also creates non-traditional photographic images with wax painting and by hand-transferring inks from original photos onto handmade paper, glass, wood and other surfaces.

The Columbus Arts Festival, held along the city’s revitalized riverfront area known as the Scioto Mile, is produced by the non-profit Greater Columbus Arts Council. This annual festival is consistently ranked among the top art fairs in the nation including Sunshine Artist magazine’s top 100 fairs, American Style, and the Art Fair Sourcebook ELITE 25 Fine Art Fairs.

At the festival Rick can be found in booth W291. For more information on his work please visit rickbraveheart.com. For more information about the festival, its artists, programs and performers, visit the Columbus Arts Festival website at: columbusartsfestival.org ā€“ and follow the festival on Facebook and Twitter.

Two New Exhibitions Open This Week

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Yesterday I finally completed the printing, matting and framing of 82 photographs for various exhibitions and shows around the country. Two of those open here this week in Columbus, Ohio. The first of those features two dozen of my national park photographs from the American West. I am pleased to share this exhibition with my friend and talented textile artist Sue King (click here to visit her website) who has also served as artist in residence at several national parks. Here is an announcement with details for anyone in the area who would like to visit the show.

America’s National Parks: Two Perspectives
at Grandview Heights Public Library
Columbus, Ohio
December 1 – 31, 2014
Master landscape photographer Rick Braveheart and textile artist Sue King have served as artists in residence at more than a dozen national parks and monuments across the United States. In this joint exhibition they share their unique and synergistic points of view as they document and celebrate the cultural and geographical treasures found in America’s National Parks.

Grandview Heights Public Library
1685 West First Ave.
Columbus, OH 43212
614-486-2951

I am also pleased to have two other art works in a month-long show at the Roy G Biv Gallery in Columbus, Ohio. They are part of a large art project I have been refining for more than two years using a technique that involves hand transferring the ink from a photograph onto paper. Those works shown below are titled Western Ways and Days of Old.

The exhibition at the Roy G Biv gallery runs December 6-27. For more information on the gallery, the show and for directions, please visit their website by clicking here.

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Fall in Ohio: The Finale

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Four images from the Central Ohio area made during the week before
snow and freezing temperatures signaled the end of the Fall season.
Image titles in clockwise order: Lone Survivor, Water Dance,
Fields of Gold, Colors of Fall.

I have been taking time between photo travel assignments this Fall to prepare a new exhibit featuring 28 photographs from my hometown of Columbus, Ohio. These final images for the exhibit which are shown above were made before freezing temperatures and snow brought an end to this Fall’s season of spectacular color.

TWO WEEKS OFF: I now have a total of 34 photographs in my studio waiting to be matted and framed for both this exhibit and another exhibit on America’s National Parks which opens December 1. Because of this and the upcoming American Holiday of Thanksgiving I will be taking the next week off and will post a new blog article the first week of December. Thank you for following along and I hope you will stop back then.

Details for the photographs shown above
Equipment: Canon 6D and 50D cameras. Lens: Canon 70-300mm, Sigma 105mm
Camera Settings:
Lone Survivor: 200mm, F-Stop: f/4, Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec, ASA: 200.
Light Dance: 280mm lens, F-Stop: f/8, Shutter Speed: 1/200, ASA: 100.
Fields of Gold: 105mm lens, F-Stop: f/4, Shutter Speed: 1/200, ASA: 100.
Colors of Fall: 260mm, F-Stop: f/5.6, Shutter Speed: 1/20 sec, ASA: 200.
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