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Gallery 'N' Gifts July guest artist, Susan Neves

TVAA Gallery n’ Gifts

TVAA Gallery n' Gifts welcomes Susan Neves as our March Guest Artist.

"You have a good eye!" is an expression Susan Neves often hears from people viewing her photography. Susan is passionate about defining that statement each time she picks up her camera to capture a fleeting moment with just the right light and a balanced composition. She believes it is her ability to look closely at life's landscapes and see that which is often overlooked by others. Her photography prints are the end result of that vision.

Susan is primarily a landscape and architectural digital photographer, a resident of Ridgecrest, California, and owner of Susan Neves Fine Art Photography. She is a self-taught photographer and holds degrees in Fine and Graphics Arts as well as Digital Animation.

Rob Neves, Susan's husband, contributes to her art by doing all of her custom matting and framing, using contemporary, as well as repurposed wood material as appropriate for the piece.

Being a member of the following local art associations gives her the opportunity to be a part of the art community.

Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, California.

Bear Valley Springs Cultural Arts Association, Tehachapi, California.

Kern River Valley Art Association, (KRVAA) Wofford Heights, California.

Tehachapi Valley Arts Association, Tehachapi, California.

Recent awards and recognition: KRVAA

2022 3rd place, Gallery juried and judged, Great Western Art Competition

2022 1st place, Gallery juried and judged, Photography, No Theme

2021 2nd place Virtual, Summer Theme

2021 People's Choice winner, Armchair Virtual Art Show, 4 months in a row

2020 2nd place, Virtual juried and judged, Great Western Art Competition

Susan is fortunate to live at the base of the beautiful California Eastern Sierra Nevada mountain range, where people from all over the world come to capture and experience its natural and magnificent beauty, and because it's so close, she takes full advantage of the area, and photographs it as often as possible. She will include for sale in the July exhibit, her newly published photo book, "Waterscapes," and will have a book signing during the First Friday reception.

You can view more of her work at her website, http://www.susannevesphotography.com.

Visit Susan Neves art show during July and join us to greet her at our First Friday event on July 1 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Gallery 'N' Gifts is located at 100 W. Tehachapi Blvd. and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.