The Salem Arts Festival is June 2-4
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Are You Visiting the Salem Arts Festival?

I’ve entered the Salem Arts festival for the first time in many years. Lisa (my wife) told me after seeing this Digital Art Painting that “You will… be putting this into the Salem Arts Festival“…
Photography Prints

So if you are going to be in the area between June 2nd and June 4th, you can check out this image of the Friendship on canvas.
If you click on the image link, it will take you to my Vistaphotography.com, online Art Gallery. I’ve sized this so that if you choose vertical print, you can get a print of this in “exactly” 8×10, 11×14, 16×20, or 20×30 (or larger). This way, If you want to purchase a matte and frame from Michaels or A.C. Moore to save money, these print sizes will match the store bought mattes and frames.

If you love a different image of mine and wish to get it in exactly the standard store matte opening sizes then let me know and send me the link and I will look at it and see if I can resize it or upload another in the correct aspect ratio.

You can also check out my work in the Salem Arts Association. We are now located in the Bridge at 211, which is a new Center for the Arts in Salem. The old First Universalist church is the building and 211 Bridge St Salem MA, 01970 is the address. The Salem Arts is open weekends, 12-6PM.
Details on the Salem Arts Festival follows below.

Salem Arts Festival

For three days each June, this FREE family-friendly festival transforms downtown Salem, MA, into an opportunity for the arts community to showcase their talents. Now in its ninth year, the festival boasts attendance numbers in the thousands and celebrates all the arts: painting, photography, sculpture, dance, music, writing, film, new media, performance, theatre, poetry, culinary, and more!

The Friendship of Salem

Many who read this, know that I’m a National Park Ranger in Salem Massachusetts. The image of the Friendship started as a photograph, taken some years back when I caught it out on the ocean, coming back from Gloucester MA.

The Friendship is a replica of one built by Enos Briggs back in 1797 for Waite and Peirce, two merchants in Salem. That version of the ship made only 15 voyages before she was captured by the HMS Rosamond in the English Channel. You see she was in Russia doing trade when we declared war on England for the 2nd time in 30 years. I’ll leave you to research the reasons why or you can look me up at Salem Maritime and we can discuss it.

This image of the Friendship or any of hundreds of ships that sailed from American ports, just seemed right. A ship traveling the lonely ocean waters, returning after a long voyage to the far ports of the world. Soon to see home and hearth once again.

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