Photographer David Cortner
Caldwell Arts Council Gallery

On sharing space with "Discover Craft NC"
April 6 - May 26, 2007


When I moved to Caldwell County nine years ago, the first North Carolina craftspeople I discovered were musicians. I was amazed by them then and I am amazed by them now.

Most of the 22 photographs I've selected for this show were created for CDs produced in conjunction with the annual Caldwell County Traditional Musicians Showcases. These photographs are identifiable by their titles which include the name of the associated CD.
I've also selected a handful of photographs to complement the "Showcase" images. Some share an affinity with the musical images; some are simply eclectic works which I've always wanted to try out on a gallery wall. 

David Cortner


Return to the Caldwell Arts Council Gallery
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If you go through this online exhibit in order, one through twenty-two, you'll view the
photographs in the same sequence you would if you walked into the gallery in person.


Technical notes &
Things you need to know. . .

All prints offered for sale are photographic prints on Kodak Endura paper. Displayed properly, they'll outlive you and your children. However, framed prints shown in this exhibit have not been prepared using archival materials. The glass is not UV-resistant. The mats and mounting boards are buffered but not acid-free. Mats for the exhibition prints were cut from Crescent SRM987. Frames are gun metal aluminum, profile P1, from FramingSupplies, Inc. of Hendersonville.

Framed prints offered for sale are mounted using "archival corners" for easy removal and remounting using the buyer's preferred mats and materials. "Transit of Venus" and "Portage Lake" are permanently mounted to non-archival mounting boards and thus are not offered for sale as framed works.
There's only one framed instance of each photograph available, but all print-only offers are unlimited editions. Prints can be signed by request. Just use the "message to seller" field during check out to tell me that you'd like your print signed, and I'll oblige with an enthusiastic scrawl in the lower right. You and your framer can decide whether to expose it below the mat or not. Also, there's nothing sacred about the sizes offered: I realize that what works in a spacious gallery might not work in your living room. When you place your order, include a note if you'd like me to get in touch to discuss alternate sizes. I can't really reduce pricing much since you're mostly covering time already invested in finishing an image rather than out-of-pocket lab and materials costs, but I'll be happy to work with you to make sure you get a print that's appropriate to your available space.

You're welcome to use your credit card, and you do not need to join or to be a member of Paypal to order.

Web-based sales of prints featured in this show during its run (orders placed in April & May 2007), will benefit the Caldwell Arts Council exactly as if you'd purchased the print in person at the Gallery in Lenoir, North Carolina. Prints purchased through the Gallery will be available shortly after the show concludes in late May; prints ordered through the website will be delivered in 2-3 weeks. Purchase of framed work will need to be arranged through the Caldwell Arts Council Gallery. Contact information and their street address are on their website:

Prints sold through this website will be shipped rolled via USPS Priority Mail with delivery confirmation. Priority shipping for one print to any US or Canadian address will be $6.00. Buy two or more and the shipping is free. Of course there is a governor's cut: a 7% sales tax will be added for prints delivered to my neighbors in NC. If anything arrives damaged, just send it home for a replacement; I'll cover shipping both ways.


After this show. . .

Can't make it to Lenoir during the show? Some of the prints shown in Lenoir and others yet to be decided will be shown in July at Mayne Williams Public Library in Johnson City, Tennessee, and in August or September at the Seila Gallery on the campus of Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute in Hudson, North Carolina.


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