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I have a new western show this weekend, June 25, in the studio.
Since the last show, we’ve gone to many new and exciting places and captured more than a dozen new images of the western way of life in many areas that was new to us and maybe you.
Traveling up Hwy 58 to the Carrizo Plain with its diverse countryside, as far north as San Luis Obispo and ranch life images in the snow. We traveled to the Reed Valley Ranch to photograph and capture the feel of the ranch life. I photographed dusty backlit horses to cattle driving in from the valley.
Again we also have the great sounds of the western band Trail & Rails.
Thank you to everyone who came out to the first EVER gallery show held at the David Friend Photography studio. It was a lot of fun seeing friends and new comers alike! The show was a great success and we look forward to putting on more shows in the future!
There will be more to come as we have video and photos of the day to be posted in the near future, but in case any of you missed David Friend’s Western Show debut on CW’s Channel 6 Morning Newscast, please CLICK HERE to view the video on Channel 6’s website. The first 10 seconds is an ad for the Salvation Army and then the clip will automatically start after the ad.
Again, thank you to everyone who came, everyone who helped to make the event a success; a special thank you to Trails and Rails for providing a wonderful musical atmosphere.
I will be on the Morning Channel 6 News on Friday, 11/19/2010 at 8:30am talking about my upcoming show. Please check out the broadcast if you have a chance!
We have finally finished putting up all of the photos for the show this weekend! Here are some pictures of the early stages of the set up. We spruced up the walls with some fresh paint (we have both decided that it has been 15+ years since the last paint job…it was about that time) and are looking forward to the delivery of bails of hay. We are looking forward to seeing you at the Big Ole Barn in Old Town!
Some pictures of the set up:
David Friend Photography’s First Western Film and Digital Photography Show
SAN DIEGO — November, 20, 2010 — The David Friend Photography studio will hold its first ever Western Art Show from 2:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 20, 2010. A follow up to the successful Towns Burr Gallery show earlier this year, the Saturday event will exhibit pieces inspired by the artist’s interwoven ties to the world of Cowboys and the Great West culture. Bring your Stetson hats, pile the family up into your trusty steed and head down to Old Town for a true Western Experience. Music and refreshments will be available free of charge.
For more information, please visit David Friend’s Photography website.
Please take a moment to view this video of the opening day of the Western Art Round Up Gala:
To view more photos or to order prints, please click here to be directed to my website.
Stetson hats sit tall on the bearers head. Boots clank their way down the corridor. All around, there are buckles big enough to be mistaken for the Stanley Cup. You can easily find a bale of hay being used as a place to pull up some space and sit ‘er down for a friendly conversation. The melodic, “tap-twang-tap-tap” of the bass in the background as the harmonica chimes in on the fourth beat. Toe tappin’ beats accompanied by an open bar (my personal favorite) can only mean one thing…a true Cowboy Hoedown – Burbank style!
July 10, 2010 marked the opening of a month long Western Art Exhibit at the Towns Burr Gallery in Burbank, California, where my art is showcased and available for purchase. Overall, I could not have been happier with the turn out. Towns Burr Gallery was a fantastic host. Close to 100 moseyed their way through the doors of the gallery, taking time to view the works of not only my photographs, but also the art of Rob Word and Jimmy Don Cox. Even the likes of Robert Forster found their way to the gallery for some good cowboy eats (homemade chili by Mr. Burr and mini corndogs, made with care), colorful conversation, images of yesterdays and music from Will Ryan’s Cactus County Cowboys, that was engaging and easy on the ears.
Overall, the gala was a great experience and I look forward to meeting and mixing with art lovers of all types for the remainder of the month. If you have any questions, or would like to know more about my passion for the Great Western Front, or just want to peruse through my portfolio, please feel free to visit me at: www.davidfriend.com.
Until next time….
The show is almost here! We are in preparation stages of putting up the photos in the gallery. Here are some pictures of the preparation process. Just as a reminder, the show is on Saturday, July 10, from 5pm – 8pm in Burbank, CA.
Artists Reception and Hoedown
Saturday, July 10th, 2010 5-8pm
featuring music by: Will Ryan and his “Cactus County Cowboys”
Show continues through July 30th
3609 West Magnolia Blvd. Burbank, CA 91505
Near Hollywood Way – Free parking in rear of building off Cordova Street.
David Friend, Rod Word and Jimmy Don Cox will be showcasing their art on Saturday, July 10, 2010. Music and refreshments will be served. Show continues through July 30, 2010.
You can call: (818) 378-4591 for more information, or you may visit the website for more information at: http://www.townsburrgallery.com/Western_Art_Round_up_and_Sale.htm