Crooked Creek Gallery – Carthage, Ill
As many of you know, Carthage, Illinois is my home town. While it is small in number of residents (less than 3,000) it is rich with talent! I have ALWAYS been proud of my home town and the opportunities it has presented me over the years.
Growing up as a younster, I was fortunate to have some musical performance opportunities that were out of reach for many teens. I won’t go in to that at this time — this is a photography blog.
Getting back to photography, Crooked Creek Gallery is home for Carthage artist, Terry Newell.
Terry and his family lived across the street from my family when we were children and I’ve known Terry and his family all of my life.
When I began my photography adventure, Terry, and his wife Sue, were kind enough to allow me to feature some of my pieces in his gallery. Crooked Creek Gallery really is for Terry’s work, and I have since removed my work from the gallery. Terry’s resume, art work, and experience is extensive. His personal web space can be found HERE.
During my last visit to Carthage, Terry and I had a long visit. I asked him to review my “portfolio” and I was asking for some advice. Our first brief conversation quickly lead to several meetings over the next few days. And, before I knew it, Terry had convinced me that it was time to print a couple of giclees in signed and numbered limited editions. Fortunately I had my computer and external hard drive with me and we were able to move forward right then and there!
He first had to talk to me about WHAT a giclee was. I was aware of the term but knew little beyond that.
The next step was the selecction of the piece to feature as a giclee print. This was a challenge, indeed. For several reasons, we finally decided on companion pieces that were shot at my Grandfather’s farm on a very foggy morning.
After Terry proofed, scanned, and printed the first pieces, he gave me a quick lesson on “Limited Edition Prints” including signing and numbering, Certificate of Authenticity, marketing, framing, etc.
He was able to print very quickly the images we selected at his home using his personal (and very expensive) printing setup. The gallery is now framing the pieces and I will pick them up on my next Illinois visit.
It’s very thrilling and rewarding to view one’s work LARGE. And, it’s very thrilling and rewarding to have an artist of Terry’s stature express interest in one’s work as well as share his expertise and knowledge.
Thank you Terry. Hopefully we’ll team up on more limited edition giclee prints!
For any interested — Terry can be reached at:
Crooked Creek Gallery & Atelier/Publishing
Terry Newell Artist/Owner
528 Wabash Ave PO Box 294
Carthage, Il 62321
suenewell at frontiernet.net