12th Annual Small Treasures Juried Show
Opening Reception March 27, 2020 6pm to 8pm
Show runs March 27 - April 17
Featuring small works by North Carolina Artists
The Colours of Spring
Opening Reception February 28, 2020 6pm to 8pm
Show runs February 28 - March 27
Featured Artists: Cliff Scott-Williams and Pat Buchanan
Cliff Scott-Williams was born in South Africa and grew up near the coast before moving to the city of Johannesburg to finish high school and go on to his tertiary studies. He grew up with an older brother and father who both had engineering minds and a love for photography. In the early 1990’s, Cliff took photography classes with a renowned South African photographer and has been in pursuit of capturing unique perspectives of the world around him ever since.
In 2007 Cliff left Africa behind and moved with his family to Chicago. While in Chicago, Cliff’s photographic talents were stimulated and refined by the prevailing culture and highly active photographic community. It was here that Cliff first gained recognition for his work when several of his images were recognized and awarded by Capture My Chicago - 2 of which were published in the Capture My Chicago III book. Since then, dozens of his images have received accolades and awards on international websites.
In addition to producing high quality work, Cliff also gave back to the community by leading photo walks around the city of Chicago and helping out at the annual Out of Chicago conference. In 2015 Cliff played a key part in planning the Chicago leg of Trey Ratcliff’s (www.stuckincustoms.com) USA tour.
In late 2015 Cliff and his family moved Cary, NC. With a whole new environment, he continues to live his passion for capturing the beauty around him. He continues to develop his skills and knowledge and regular attends photo workshops and meetup groups. He is also part of a The Arcanum – a return to the days of master and apprentice where he has studied under renowned photographers such as Karen Hutton, Ron Clifford, and Don Komaerchka.
Cliff has travelled across 4 continents and within much of the continental US as well Alaska and Hawaii. He loves to capture how light interacts with the environment - whether it’s through vibrant colors, reflections, or shadows. From dazzling views of Vietnam to the happenings on the streets of New York there is always a story to be told.
“As a person with very little traditional artistic talent I derive extreme pleasure in being able to use my technical ability and love of gadgetry to create images of the beautiful and fascinating world around us. Photography is my artistic release and if the results can be enjoyed by others, so much the better.“
Morrisville, North Carolina based artist, Patricia Buchanan, made her first venture into art through her grandmother, Gertrude, who taught her the art of embroidery. That initial step into handcrafted art fueled a continuing joy from creating beautiful things and an ever-increasing appreciation of the beauty around her. Lifelong satisfaction from the creative process led to sewing, painting, wire wrapping and finally beading with inspiration being drawn from the glamorous films of the 40’s and 50’s and from nature itself. Patricia's work is characterized by attention to detail and the use of fine sterling silver or 14kt gold filled findings, genuine gemstones and Swarovski crystals in the completion of her pieces. Her work has been exhibited in the Trumbull Art Gallery in Warren, Ohio and currently, the Cary Gallery of Artists in Cary, North Carolina as well as Treasures of the Earth and Frank Cox Productions gem shows.