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In Focus Vancouver - 2015 Show Photos

In Focus Vancouver - 2015 Show Photos


I came across some older images of a charity photography event I did in 2015 at the Orpheum Theater in Vancouver. This event represented a couple firsts. It was the first time I had used the beetlewood frames with my work. It was the first time I displayed my work to a large audience in person. And it was the first time I had my work printed on clothing - scarves made from recycled bottles were sold at the event for charity. 50% of all artwork sales were also donated to charity, which together raised thousands of dollars for charities like Pacific Wild and Surf Rider.
Anatomy of a Beetlewood Print

Anatomy of a Beetlewood Print

beetlewood framed print, tofino bc

beetlewood framed print, tofino bc

beetlewood framed print, tofino bc

beetlewood framed print, reverse side

beetlewood framed print, whistler

beetlewood framed print, reverse side

 

Detailed photos of a beetlewood canvas and diabond print. The canvas prints use a 3/4 inch stretched canvas on an internal wood frame that's then fastened to a shadow box constructed of beetlewood sourced in the Oakanagan Valley of British Columbia - one of the areas hit hardest by the Mountain Pine Beetle. Dibond prints require a slightly different approach to fastening, but the frames themselves are identical in construction.

These photos also show the different fastening set-ups of the smaller and larger prints. Whereas the 12x18" print frames shown in these photos use a simple wire hanger, the larger and heavier 30x40 uses a heavy-duty 2-point hanging system. In my experience, both are simple to hang, however you'll need a proper stud-finder and level to safely hang the larger ones.