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14 June 2012

17 May 2012

Heather's Glen in Conroe, TX

Fun Fun Fun, I love going to Heathers Glen in Conroe, TX. As far as Wedding venues in the area go, Heather’s Glen is certainly one of my favorites from a photographer’s point of view. The lighting is always great from the dressing room to the chapel to the reception area. And the staff is excellent, they seem to be able to move everyone thru the wedding seamlessly without anyone feeling pressured or rushed. Here is a photo of Tiffani at a recent Wedding we shot at Heather’s Glen.

11 June 2010

The Woodlands Tx 4th of July Fireworks

13th Annual Red, Hot & Blue Festival

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Town Green Park & Waterway Square
6 pm to 10 pm

Join The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau at the annual Red, Hot & Blue Festival on Sunday, July 4, 2010 from 6 pm to 10 pm at Town Green Park & Waterway Square along The Woodlands Waterway.

The Festival will feature live music, face painting, strolling performers, games, hot dog and watermelon eating contests, vendor booths, concessions and much more!

As one of the largest fireworks displays in the greater Houston area, the Red, Hot & Blue Fireworks Extravaganza in The Woodlands will be a 23-minute show simulcast on Sunny 99.1, Houston's #1 Radio Station. The Fireworks will shoot off near the Anadarko Building in The Woodlands and the best fireworks viewing location is at Waterway Square and along The Woodlands Waterway.

An exciting event for all to see. The 23-minute fireworks show, shot over The Woodlands Town Center, is the second largest in the Greater Houston region, second only to downtown Houston. The soundtrack for The Red, Hot & Blue Festival Fireworks is simulcast on Houston’s #1 radio station, Sunny 99.1 and is expected to begin between 9:15 and 9:30pm. Visible from The Woodlands Mall and Waterway it's always a trill for both young and old.. Fireworks will shoot off of the intersection of Timberloch and Woodloch Forest Drive, the parking garage of Waterway Building I & II (located at 10001 Woodloch Forest Drive ), and the Anadarko Parking Garage. Streets and waterway will be shut down at 8:45 p.m. for safety reasons, and will re-open after the show. Free Event.

Photo Tips:

1. Scout locations before hand and get there early to ensure you get a good spot.

2. A tripod, a remote shutter release and a camera with manual settings are almost a must. (suggested settings are 400asa at f8 with 3 to 8 second shutter openings, above photo 200 asa at F16 5sec exp) this should do well with a film camera, with digital cameras you have the bonus of instant previews so you can adjust your settings as needed.

3. Watch the rhythm of the show and then you can begin to anticipate the action. Open your shutter about a half second before the next volley close it and reset in the middle. do this over an over again. Remember film is cheap, opportunities are not and with digital it’s basically free…

4. Remember, this is a fun event to just sit back and watch as well. Don’t forget to enjoy the show with your family.

Photo above from Fourth of July 2008 The Woodlands Texas

23 March 2010

Waterway Arts Festival Ranked in Top 100

THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival has earned a spot on the "Top 100 for 2010" festival listing by Art Fair Source Book, the definitive guide to the best juried art and craft fairs in the United States.

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival ranked number 68 out of 564 festivals nationwide in the Fine Art and Fine Craft category based on net average sales per artist.

To be held the weekend of April 10-11, 2010 in The Woodlands Town Center along the banks of The Woodlands Waterway, this year‚s festival will feature approximately 200 fine arts and crafts artists selected to exhibit in this juried show. Over 674 artists applied this year.

„We are extremely proud to be named among the Top 100 list of festivals in the nation,‰ said Brenda Gottlieb, festival executive director for The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival. „In just five years, we‚ve achieved a great reputation within the short amount of time we‚ve been in business. That success is attributed to the great setting that the Waterway offers, as well as the contributions from our generous sponsors and dedicated volunteers. We look forward to another record turnout in April and encourage the community and visitors alike to come out and discover great art.‰

The festival will feature national and regional artists in 14 mediums selling their original creations, including clay, drawing, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media 2D and 3D, painting, pastel, photography, sculpture, textile, watercolor, and wood.

Festival hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults. Children 12 and under are admitted free of charge. Two-day tickets are $15. Proceeds from the festival benefit local charity partners including The Pavilion Partners, The Woodlands Art League and The Woodlands Children's Museum.

The festival stretches along the beautiful Woodlands Waterway from The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center alongside The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and culminates at Town Green Park.

Guests will enjoy ample free parking, close parking for $5 in The Pavilion Garage, water taxi and trolley service, concessions within the festival site and an array of eateries and shops within walking distance of the event. Features of the festival include interactive art activities for children in Town Green Park such as „Artopoly‰ provided by The Woodlands Art League and The Woodlands Children‚s Museum which gives young artists a chance to create and take home art projects, student art exhibitions by public and private schools in Montgomery County, entertainment on two stages, and dining selections at "Palette Caf?" featuring cuisine from P.F. Chang's China Bistro and Jasper's Gourmet Backyard Cuisine.

New to the 2010 festival are free activities as well as unique art and live entertainment at Waterway Square on Saturday until 8:30 p.m. and Sunday until 6 p.m. One of the highlights of this new venue is sidewalk art featuring eight highly-skilled artists from the Houston area who will create masterpieces on the sidewalks at Waterway Square using pastels. Beverages, music and food by Hubbell & Hudson will add to the festival ambiance.

The featured artists for the fifth annual The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival is Canada‚s Tanya Doskova, a printmaker from Vancouver, British Columbia, who has been featured in solo shows around the world and has won many prestigious awards including the John Purcell Prize for best lithograph, the Cannon Canada Gold Award, the Readers Digest Merit Award for Editorial Illustration and the Adobe Systems Gold Award to name a few. This is the first year that a digital artist will be featured.

Administaff is the major sponsor of this year‚s Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival. Other sponsors include The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau, The Woodlands Development Company along with The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, Bud Light, Waste Management, Hubble & Hudson Market & Bistro, St. Luke‚s The Woodlands Hospital, Woodforest National Bank, BMW of Houston North ˆ FM 1960, Keller Williams Realty, Allergy & Asthma Associates, Winstead Attorneys, Jaspers, P.F. Chang‚s China Bistro, Brother‚s Pizza, Dosey Doe Coffee, Cold Stone, Edible Arrangements, Sweet Leaf Tea, Freeb!rds World Burrito, and CB&I.

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival is produced by The Woodlands Waterway Arts Council, a 501 (c) 3 non profit organization providing financial support to local organizations. For more information, or to inquire about volunteer opportunities, call 281 507-0343 or visit their Web site at the link below.

19 January 2010

Jason Hunter Walthall

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24 October 2009

Jane Seymour Event, The Woodlands Mall, The Woodlands Texas

The recent Jane Seymour event at The Woodlands Mall was a huge success. Hundreds of people young and old had the opportunity to visit with Jane and receive personal autographed copies of her new book "Open Hearts". Jane also painted with children from ArtBridge Houston. Thank you Jane for being such a inspirational figure and for visiting. Come back soon..

25 September 2009

“The Art of Jane Seymour” October 16-17, 2009 • Woodlands, Texas

DATES/HOURS: Friday and Saturday, October 16 & 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
EVENT OVERVIEW: During an exclusive two-day art event, the public is invited to browse or buy delicate watercolors, vibrant oil paintings and bronze sculptures created by Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Seymour. Jane’s artistic catalog encompasses a diverse range of human emotion and has been exhibited at many fine art galleries across the U.S. Original artwork, prints and books from the notable Open Hearts by Jane Seymour™ collection will be prominently featured alongside Jane’s creative assortment of florals, landscapes and portraits. A limited supply of sculptures, handbags, silk scarves, note cards and painting kits designed by Jane will round out the exhibit.

DETAILS: Jane Seymour will personally present her artwork during an appearance on Friday from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Following an introduction from The Pearl Museum of Fine Arts, Jane will paint with children from ArtBridge Houston. Jane will also pose for photos and host a brief autograph session featuring her Open Hearts book.

LOCATION:The Woodlands Mall, Center Court
1201 Lake Woodlands Drive in Woodlands, Texas

Jane’s “open heart” philosophy toward life began with her mother. Jane created a series of paintings that featured two open hearts linked together. The open-heart paintings became a tangible and dramatic expression of her mother’s advice: "If your heart is open, love will always find its way in." The concept has meaning on many levels, including the idea that if one’s heart is open, it will never stay broken. It also embodies the connection of giving and receiving all of life’s experiences. The result is Open Hearts by Jane Seymour™, a universal symbol for love and hope.

ABOUT JANE THE ARTIST: Jane Seymour began painting nearly a decade ago in response to a period of personal challenge. Art became the expression of a very private healing process and Jane emerged from the experience as an accomplished, passionate painter.

In 2004, Jane mounted her first one-woman museum exhibition at the Butler Institute of American Art. Additionally, Jane was selected as one of the official painters of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics and most recently, the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

By redeveloping her technique, style and subject matter, Jane continues to reach new artistic levels. Jane created set designs and costumes for the Houston Ballet in 2001, and received a commission for the Ft. Worth-Dallas Ballet in 2003. In 2008, Jane teamed with Kay Jewelers on a jewelry collection inspired by her original open heart paintings.

ARTISTIC INSPIRATIONS: As long as she can remember, Jane Seymour had a love for the Impressionists’ themes, style and palette. The artist continues to admire the paintings of Monet, Degas, Chagall and Matisse, and the portraiture of John Singer Sargent.

ABOUT KAY: Kay Jewelers, the number one specialty jewelry brand in the U.S., is conveniently located in malls and off-mall shopping centers across the country. Kay Jewelers’ parent company, Akron, Ohio-based Sterling Jewelers Inc., operates 1,401 stores in all 50 states and employs more than 21,000 team members. As a subsidiary of the Bermuda-domiciled Signet Jewelers Limited, Sterling Jewelers Inc. is part of the largest specialty jewelry retailer in the world. For a Kay Jewelers location nearest you, call 1-800-681-8796 or visit