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A 12-pounder Napoleon smoothbore cannon sits in front of the Snodgrass House, on the Chickamauga National Battlefield, Chattanooga, Tennessee. After a day of bloody fighting, Union forces formed a line of battle anchored on its right here on the Snodgrass farm in an attempt to halt the advance of Braxton Bragg's Confederate army, which had steadily pushed them back during the day. It was not to be. The Union line broke, and Union commander, William Rosecrans, was forced to withdraw his Federal army back into the city of Chattanooga.

Sold! First one!! This print was sold on a website I don’t really use any more. Stopped uploading to that site some time ago. And this isn’t the first tme they’ve notfied me of a sale – but that first order, placed nearly a year ago, was canceled before it could be produced. So, while I am truly pleased, I’ll believe this when they show me the money!

http://fineartamerica.com/saleannouncement.html…

This particular image, and many more, is also available on my primary website – www.jaigieesephotoart.com. So….go ahead, make my day! Fill your walls and websites with my work!

PHOTO DESCRIPTION: A 12-pounder Napoleon smoothbore cannon sits in front of the Snodgrass House, on the Chickamauga National Battlefield, Chattanooga, Tennessee. After a day of bloody fighting, Union forces formed a line of battle anchored on its right here on the Snodgrass farm in an attempt to halt the advance of Braxton Bragg’s Confederate army, which had steadily pushed them back during the day. It was not to be. The Union line broke, and Union commander, William Rosecrans, was forced to withdraw his Federal army back into the city of Chattanooga.

Gettin’ to be famous here……


A mishap of some sort has left a gash in the bright green-painted metal covering on a warehouse door in Jackson, Mississippi.

A mishap of some sort has left a gash in the bright green-painted metal covering on a warehouse door in Jackson, Mississippi.

JaiGieEse PhotoArt is pleased to announce that we are being profiled by the Arts Business Institute. We are the ABI’s newest Feature Artist. Find the profile here: http://www.artsbusinessinstitute.org/artists/artist-profile-jon-stephenson/.

Actually, this is a profile of Jon Stephenson, who owns and operates JaiGieEse PhotoArts from a quiet little hilltop on the edge of the Pearl River swamp, south of his old home town – Columbia, MS – but it’s all the same horse, so to speak. So havalook and then perhaps you’ll want to browse our website – http://www.jaigieesephotoart.com – to see our wide selection of wall art, calendars, and keepsakes.

And maybe you’ll also want to step on over to our VIDA Voices profile page – http://shopvida.com/collections/voices/jon-stephenson – to discover our new apparel line.

In addition to all this stuff, we’ll soon offer a selection of photo books, and I might have another card up my sleeve, as well. But that’s for later. For now, please do go and see what I offer.  If you like what you see, well, heck, BUY something!!

Knick-knacks and Gee-gaws…..


Bright morning sunlight combines with an eclectic paint job on the surface of a rural propane tank to create an intriguing study in light, shadow, pattern and texture.

Bright morning sunlight combines with an eclectic paint job on the surface of a rural propane tank to create an intriguing study in light, shadow, pattern and texture.

JaiGieEse PhotoArt now offers a selection of keepsakes, all featuring our imagery. Just Click “Buy” on any photo page to select from 4″x6″ postcards, mouse pads, mahogany desk organizer, keepsake box, 11oz and 15oz white mugs, 11oz black mug, photo puzzle w/box, coasters, photo luggage tag, photo key tag, large and small refrigerator magnets, tote bag and playing cards.
We’ve also added several new items to our VIDA Voices collection. Oh, and did I mention that a percentage of our purchase prices go to some very good causes? Yep! Now you can look nice and do some good, to boot!
You’ll see a new link in our page-top tool bar. It’s labeled “APPAREL.” Click on that to view a sampling of our new offerings, and if you see something you like, click on the handy link down at page bottom, and you’ll be transported over to our VIDA Voices sales page.
And do not forget our collection of wall art, available in a wide selection of  sizes and media. You can get frames and matts, too.
If you’re on my mailing list, you’ll know when new items are available. If you’re not on my mailing list, and you’d like to be, well, use that other button up there on the page-top tool bar, the one labeled “REGISTER,” and you’re in!

More to See!!!!


VIDA PromoSet2JaiGieEse PhotoArt has added several new lines to our VIDA Voices collection.

These new collections give you even more chances to lay your hands on one-of-a-kind apparel, featuring JaiGieEse PhotoArt’s imagery. At present, we offer tops and tees – woven and knitted, sleeved and sleeveless – scarves and handkerchiefs. We hope to expand our product line soon’s we can. And, lest we forget, a portion of the purchase price of merchandise bought through VIDA Voices goes to benefit good causes. So you can don a unique look and do some good, to boot.

There’s two ways to see our treasures. To begin with, you can visit our website – http://www.jaigieesephotoart.com. Once you’ve arrived, take notice of the new link in our page-top toolbar – the one labeled “APPAREL.” Click on that for a sampling of our new offerings, and if you see something you like, click on the product photos OR on the handy link – just below the listings –  to be transported over to our VIDA sales page.

OR, you can jump directly to our VIDA Voices sales page by clicking this link: http://www.shopvida.com/collections/voices/jon-stephenson.

So, now there’s more to choose from, AND there’s more and more to come. If you’re on our mailing list, you’ll know when new items are available. If you’re not on our mailing list, and you’d like to be, well, step on over to http://www.jaigieesephotoart.com and, again, go to the page-top toolbar and click on the button labeled “REGISTER,” and you’re in!

I’ll sell you the shirt off my back – sort of….


VIDA PromoSet1JaiGieEse PhotoArt is very pleased to announce our new partnership with VIDA Voices, creators of a unique line of women’s apparel.

Now, you can lay your hands on one-of-a-kind apparel, featuring JaiGieEse PhotoArt’s imagery. At present, we offer tops and tees – woven and knitted, sleeved and sleeveless – scarves and handkerchiefs. We hope to expand our product line soon’s we can.

There’s two ways to see our treasures. To begin with, you can visit our website – http://www.jaigieesephotoart.com. Once you’ve arrived, take notice of the new link in our page-top toolbar – the one labeled “APPAREL.” Click on that for a sampling of our new offerings, and if you see something you like, click on the handy link – just below the listings –  to be transported over to our VIDA sales page.

OR, if you’re the impatient sort, simply follow this link directly to our VIDA Voices sales page. http://www.shopvida.com/collections/voices/jon-stephenson.

We’ve just a few items to choose from right now, but there’s more and more to come. If you’re on my mailing list, you’ll know when they’re available. If you’re not on my mailing list, and you’d like to be, well, step on over to http://www.jaigieesephotoart.com, and, again, go to the page-top toolbar and click on the button labeled “REGISTER,” and you’re in!

Lookee Here!!



NEW STUFF!!!

CalPromo1JaiGieEse PhotoArt has released a new product. Calendars, I mean. Now you can keep track of the days while looking at some of my images. 

I’ve begun with a pair of calendars focused on my old home town – Columbia, in Marion County, Mississippi. To see these new items. just go to http://www.jaigieesephotoart and click on the button on the tool bar at page top, the one marked “CALENDARS.”  You’ll be taken to the right place. And once you’re there, you find a nice 2016 8″x 10″ wall calendar. And a 2016 11″x 8.5″ daybook. I’ve included some slide shows on the “CALENDARS” page so you can get a small look at these new items.

Oh, and should you decide you’d like one of these little niceties, there’s a “Buy Now” button, which’ll get you right to the nuts and bolts of making a purchase. It’s right above the calendar list. Y’see, these particular items do not go through my regular store front. You order and pay right there on the “CALENDARS” page with either a PayPal account or with a credit/debit card. Just make your selection from the drop-down list and then follow the instructions. It’s easy.

Hope you’ll like these calendars. They’re truly unique. You won’t find them anywhere else. Well, mostly. I’ve a few of the wall calendars on sale at Swank Salon & Boutique, 715 Main Street, in downtown Columbia, Mississippi. And that IS a LIMITED number. Get’em while y’can!!

BTW, this effort represents the beginning of this new line. As we move into 2016, I’ll be offering still more calendars, daybooks, and the like. If you’re on my mailing list, you’ll know when they’re available. If you’re not on my mailing list, and you’d like to be, well, use the button on the website’s tool bar, the one labeled “REGISTER,” and you’re in!

Time’s A-wastin!!


SepOct

Harry’s Camp – old hunting and fishing camp on Old Highway 35 South, on Mill Creek, built by former Citizen’s Bank President Harry Rankin

To quote one of my favorite John Wayne movie lines, “Slap some bacon in a biscuit an’ let’s go! Yer burnin’ daylight!!”

Just 16 shopping days left until Christmas 2015, and fewer than that if you need shipping!

JaiGieEse PhotoArt’s new Columbia-Marion County 2016 calendars are available now – at Swank Salon & Boutique, 715 Main Street, Columbia, MS, and on our website – www.jaigieesephotoart.com.

Get’em while they’re as hot as my grandmama’s fresh-baked scratch biscuits!!

You’ll also find a few of our framed prints at Swank, and lots, lots more on the website. We’ve just the thing to fill that blank spot on your wall, as well as that yet-to-be found present for someone special.

It’s time to make those holiday selections, y’all!!!

They’re Here!!!!


Swank WindowGiven the time of year, I suppose that my headline might bring to mind the image of a little girl, her face illuminated by an eerily flickering light, cast off from the snow-filled television screen in front of which she sits, as she senses the presence of a super-natural spirit. But the phenomena to which I seek to call attention is no poltergeist, and it’s hardly phantasmal.

No, folks, not hardly. I’d like to announce the arrival of the brand-new JaiGieEse PhotoArts Columbia-Marion County calendar for 2016. They’re very real, they’re here, and one hopes you’ll find them to be very attractive.

These are seven-page wall calendars, featuring a selection of scenes from in and around my lovely old hometown, Columbia, MS. The Columbia-Marion County 2016 Calendar is available  – right now – exclusively at Swank Salon & Boutique, 715 Main Street, in downtown Columbia.  These calendars are about a hometown, and created in a hometown, by a hometown guy. Price of the calendar is $25.00.

I’ll be on on-hand at Swank for the downtown open house this coming Friday, November 6. Should you choose to stop by, you’ll also find a selection of my framed prints, including two panoramas – both of them now on display in Swank’s storefront windows – and many other unique artworks, crafts, jewelry, furniture and much more. Oh, and you can even get your hair styled in Swank’s salon. I hope you’ll find a moment to stop by Swank and chat for a bit during the November 6 Open House.

Oh, and if you’re not in the Columbia area, never fear. You’ll be able to order the Columbia-Marion County 2016 calendar via my website – http://www.jaigieesephotoart – by clicking on the “CALENDARS” link in the menu bar near the top of the page. That’ll get you to all the information you’ll need to order as many calendars as you like. Come see us, y’hear?

We Begin Anew….


Marion County Courthouse, at the south end of Main Street, Downtown Columbia, MS.

Marion County Courthouse, at the south end of Main Street, Downtown Columbia, MS.

JaiGieEse PhotoArt is pleased to announce that our exclusive hometown representative is now Swank Salon & Boutique, 715 Main Street, Columbia, MS. A selection of our framed prints is on display at Swank’s downtown Columbia location.

Soon to be available is our very first calendar. It’s an attractive wall calendar featuring images of Columbia and Marion County. As with our print offerings, this calendar will be available locally exclusively at Swank. BTW, the image that accompanies this post is the cover of our new Columbia – Marion County calendar.

And, very soon, you’ll find this calendar and in the future other calendars and photo books on our website – http://www.jaigieesephotoart.com.

Swank will hold an open house on Friday, November 6, 2015. We’ll be on hand to sign calendars, share the fun and fellowship so common to downtown Columbia and just do some ol’ fashioned sittin’ and talkin’. We do hope y’all will come by and set a spell.

Don’t forget to see our collection of newly uploaded images – to be found in the “FRESH” gallery –  at http://www.jaigieesephotoart.com. Amongst these are some treasures from a recent journey to Savannah, GA, and a smattering of images from a recent trip to Pigeon Forge, TN. Y’all do havalook, y’hear?

The more things change….


The veneralble Old Mill, just off the Parkway and on the Pigeon River, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

The veneralble Old Mill, just off the Parkway and on the Pigeon River, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Late last year, I was ready to make a change. I’d been exhibiting at my local gallery, a privilege that cost me $50 a month. The exhibit had been open for about a year and a half. The images therein had been changed once, about halfway through that run. But I’d sold…..nothing. By December 2014, I’d invested right at 1200 dollars or so into those exhibits, for no return. So, as you might expect, I was, at the time, very seriously considering ending my relationship with the gallery. In fact, I had decided to go and collect my images therefrom on January 2.

And then I got a sale. Just before Christmas, a lady from Denver, of all places, in town to visit a friend, walked into the gallery, spotted my work, and she bought four framed images. Needless to say, this greatly improved my morale. I decided to let the thing run a bit longer. My spirits were lifted enough by this sale that I quickly reinvested the proceeds into having nine new images printed and matted and framed, and the new stuff went on the gallery wall in mid-January of 2015. Lotsa folks oohed and aahed and said all sorts of nice things when they saw the newly printed work. My hopes were very much lifted.

But then….it was back to the old routine. Nice work, nicely captured, nicely matted, and nicely framed, nicely hanging there on the gallery wall, gathering little more than dust and bringing absolutely nothing to me, save for a collection of “That’s nice!” sorta comments. But no sales.

So. We come to August of this year, with no further activity. By this time, I’d invested something near $2100 into this gallery exhibit and had sold roughly $650 (gross) worth of images. That’s a return of less than a third of my investment. Soooooo…..

I came to the conclusion that enough is enough. Mid-August came and my images came down and I ended my relationship with the gallery. I have instead determined to focus (no pun intended) on my website and,….what’s that, you say? Which website?

Well, it’s to be found at http://www.jaigieesephotoart.com.

Now then. Where was I? Oh, yeah. Besides the website, you’ll find a few of my images at a new online place – https://youpic.com/photographer/JaiGieEse/

Now, YouPic describes itself thusly: “YouPic is the place for photography enthusiasts around the world to be inspired, receive recognition and improve their photography.” This is a “look and comment” site only. No downloads permitted and no sales at YouPic. You’ll need to visit my website for that.

And speaking of which, I’ve just added 50 new images to http://www.jaigieesephotoart.com. To see them, click on the “Fresh” link on the website’s toolbar. Most of these new images were captured on our jaunt to Savannah, Georgia. (GO THERE! Savannah is a unique and wonderful place!) and there are a few images from our last journey to Pigeon Forge and a coupla shots from last summer’s trip to see the kids up in West Virginia. It’s all nice and new and up for your consideration, just as we approach the holiday gift-buying season. Funny how that works, isn’t it?

So, there ya are. Go and smell the ros…um, that is….go and havalook, willya?

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