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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?

Here’s one on me!


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You buy ANYTHING, no matter how small, from my Fine Art America website during the month of May, you’ll get a $100 gift certificate for wine of your choosing from Naked Wines. That’s right!. You buy art photos from me, and YOU”LL drink to that!

Here’s a link to more info: http://fineartamerica.com/winepromotion.html

And here’s a link to my FAA website: http://jon-stephenson.artistwebsites.com/index.html

Here’s to ya!

New Exhibit Opens!!


Mists of Morning - West Virginia
JaiGieEse PhotoArt opened a new exhibit on Friday, 23 January 2015 at Artwistic Revolution Gallery, on Second Street in Columbia, MS. The exhibit includes four panoramas – including the image that accompanies this post –  two large abstracts and a series of three smaller images.

We hope you’ll stop by Artwistic Revolution gallery to see our new offerings. If you’re not in the Columbia area, you can see these images on our website – see the link in this blog’s page top-right menu bar. Once you’ve accessed the JaiGieEse PhotoArt home page, see the link in the page-top menu bar – entitled “EXHIBITS” – and select the January 23 entry from the drop-down list.

While you’re browsing the JaiGieEse PhotoArt website, you might with to have a look at the newly-posted images in the “FRESH” gallery.

We will soon begin work on our newest product offering – table-top quality photo books. Watch this space for an announcement. Those of you who are on our mailing list will receive an email update when the photo books are available.

Off to a Good Start….


ConfluenceThe beginning of a fresh, squeaky-clean new year is supposed to be filled with the promise of good things to come, and so it was with my own new year.  Late on the afternoon on Friday, January 2, I received a message from the manager of Artwistic Revolution – the eclectic little gallery in my old hometown wherein I maintain an exhibit of some of my work. He told me that he’d just sold four of my exhibit images. This marks my very first sale at Artwistic Revolution. Needless to say, I was much more than pleased.

One hopes this fortuitous sale will herald a year of growing success for my photographic adventures. For now, I am buoyed with renewed enthusiasm, as I anxiously await further good news. To be honest, the long months of but small notice and no sales of my work had begun to wear upon me, to the point that I’d begun to consider pulling back a bit. But this new fortune, coming as it does from a client who hails from a fair piece off from here, has reinvigorated my outlook and it has also prompted me to put together a new exhibit for Artwistic Revolution AND to upload a new collection of images to JaiGieEse PhotoArt, my on-line window on the world (see the link in the page-top toolbar).

I am prepping nine new images for display at Artwistic Revolution  – to be on exhibit by mid-January (including “Confluence,” the image that accompanies this post), and I’ve just completed the upload of fifty new images to JaiGieEse PhotoArt. These include images from a late-summer visit to Antietam National Battlefield, at Sharpsburg, Maryland and to historic Harper’s Ferry, Virginia, as well as images captured during a recent Caribbean cruise – to Isla Roatan, to Belize and to Cozumel, Mexico.

I hope you’ll take the time to visit JaiGieEse PhotoArt to view these new creations and should you find yourself in the Columbia, Mississippi, area, please do stop by Artwistic Revolution Gallery, at 819 Second Street. We’re right between the Second Street Bean – a charming and cozy coffee shop – and Shabulous, a wonderful little boutique, which offers many marvelous things  that I am certain you’ll want to add to your home decor.

So. Havalook at my stuff, and come see us in Columbia, y’all!!

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