Celebrating the beginning of its thirtieth year helping Central Oregonians transform art into framed masterpieces, Eastlake Framing will kick-off the return of the popular Artist Spotlight event series. Complimentary drinks & hors d’oeuvres will be served. All events in the series are open to the public and free to attend. The first event is February 14, 5- 8pm at Eastlake Framing.
Join Eastlake Framing and celebrate Valentine’s Day (with or without a date), with an evening of beauty and grace as we travel through the lens with highly respected, local photographer Stuart L. Gordon. The show will also be on display at Eastlake for viewing and purchase for the months of February and March.
Future Artist Spotlight event dates include:
April 11, 5-8 pm
June 13, 5-8 pm
August 8, 5-8 pm
October 10, 5-8 pm
December 12, 5-8 pm
Stuart L. Gordon is an Oregon-based landscape photographer who sees the camera as a tool to express his personal vision of and emotional response to the beauty of the natural world. Much of his work focuses on the landscapes of his home state of Oregon, particularly Central Oregon.
His archival prints have been exhibited at several juried and non-juried collective and solo shows in his adopted home state of Oregon. He’s been featured in Landscape Photography Magazine, a UK print and online publication, and is a contributor to Getty Images. His images have been published in Capture Central Oregon, a coffee-table book of photographs from regional photographers, and in 1859 Magazine.
His image McWay Falls in Sunset Light was selected as a winner in a 2012 landscape photography competition sponsored by Photoshelter, an online image hosting web service. His image First Snow, was selected as a finalist in a photo competition juried by celebrated nature photographer Art Wolfe in 2013. A dozen of his images selected in 2013 to be showcased in a traveling photography exhibit celebrating the state of Oregon sponsored by Photolucida, a non-profit organization that promotes fine art photography nationwide.
A self-taught photographer shooting with a Canon 5D Mark III, Gordon has studied with some of the finest nature photographers in the world, including Art Wolfe, William Neill, and Alain Briot. He also is influenced by the work of landscape painters John Constable, JMW Turner and Albert Bierstadt and Claude Monet.
Blossoming from a photo processing business in the Wagner Mall post college, fast-forward thirty years, Eastlake Framing is proud to have developed a retail footprint that is three-times the size of an average frame shop in the U.S. They have been recognized as the small business with the best consumer-marketing program in the country by the Photo Marketing Association / Professional Picture Framing Association (PMA/PPFA). They were also recognized as the Bend Chamber’s 2008 Distinguished Small Business.
Harmonizing art with its environment is how Eastlake Framing sums it up! After thirty years in business, and still relishing in the excitement of framing masterpieces, Debbie Spicer, owner of Eastlake Framing, says it simply… love what you do, do it with integrity, and always give back to the community. www.eastlakeframing.com, 541-389-3770, 1335 Galveston Ave, Bend.