Welcome to our eighth Bergen County Camera Customer Spotlight. This monthly posting features a customer who’s made an impression on us. They might have grown in their understanding of photography, gained a mastery of the craft and / or have become a strong advocate of our way of doing business in the world of photography. During the next month you will see this customer’s images displayed on our digital signs in store, in our emails, blog posts and social media. We hope you both enjoy and are inspired by this new addition to In Focus and look forward to your comments and suggestions.
Andrew Weatherly is this month’s customer profile. Please enjoy a few of Andrew’s images in the gallery below.
Here is a word about Andrew Weatherly:
For Andrew, art is a tool for personal and social growth. He believes that art is a medium he can use to advocate for people with disabilities. Andrew is a painter, poet and photographer. He chooses the media which offers him extraordinary avenues for self-expression while sharing his own insight and perspective with the viewers. Andrew’s work is available through the galleries of Art Lifting, Inc.,(www.artlifting.com) and Heart & Sold, UK (www.heartandsold.org.uk). Information and current exhibits can be found at www.andrewweatherly.com. Andrew does not let the fact that he was born with Down Syndrome deter him from developing his passions.
Recent exhibits and juried art shows include: ArtsAbility 2017, Malvern, PA, Bergen Performing Arts Center, Sandy BennettGallery, Englewood, NJ 2017; Arts Unbound, No Limits, Montclair Museum of Art, Montclair, NJ 2017; Art Lifting Inc., Starbucks Limited Edition Gift Cards, December 2016; Thin Optics, 2016; ArtsAbility 2016, Malverne, PA, 2016 Leesa Dream Gallery, NYC, 2016 Heart & Sold ~ Salford Museum, England, Morristown Medical Center, Healing Arts, Morristown, NJ 2016, 2015 Heart & Sold, NYC, Arts Unbound, “2016 Winter in Summer”, Orange, NJ; Closter, Ft. Lee and Teaneck Public Libraries, 2014 Kennedy Center’s V.S.A. International Emerging Young Artists, The Journey, Washington, DC, Art Lifting, Inc., Cambridge, MA, Arts To The Avenue – Greenwich, Ct., Belskie Museum of Art & Sciences, Closter, NJ and Cape Cod Museum of Arts, Brewster, MA. Andrew’s poetry exhibits include VSA NJ 21st and 22nd Joyce Indik Wordsmith Competition and “Voices of Peace Poetry, Veterans for Peace & Arts Foundation, MA.
In 2014 Andrew was selected as one of 15 Emerging Young Artists for the Kennedy Center’s V.S.A. International exhibit, The Journey, for his painting Winter Worlds. The Journey toured in major cities throughout the country following it’s opening at the Ripley Center of the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC.
Publications include “The Art Beyond A Syndrome”, by Andrew Weatherly and selected poetry in A Room of Golden Shells, Woodbine House.
Find more of Andrew’s paintings, photos, and poetry at his website, andrewweatherly.com