Local DC wedding and portrait photographer Tracey Attlee of Alexandria, VA has had her fine art photograph “Ice Blue” accepted into the monthly show “ArtNOW” at The Art League Gallery in historic Old Town Alexandria, Virginia at the landmark Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 North Union Street on the Potomac River.
This was a highly contested show for area artists; 488 pieces were entered and only 90 were accepted by show juror Cory Orbendorfer, a successful painter, artist and adjunct faculty member of four colleges and universities in the DC region. Orbendorfer says he was looking for fresh, original work with technical proficiency that reflects the time and care the artists put into their work.
Attlee’s photograph features the blue eye of a Clydesdale horse from the Budweiser stable whose face is dressed in black and silver tack for a carriage ride. The startling blue eye peers out of the face that fades into darkness. “He looked so handsome suited up for a carriage ride but when a shaft of light suddenly lit his blue eye I was spellbound. Luckily I had been photographing him and caught the moment,” says Tracey Attlee, a former White House credentialed photojournalist for the Associated Press and New York Times Washington bureaus.
|"Ice Blue" by Tracey Attlee|
ArtNOW features new work created in 2014 by Washington, DC region artists and will hang from October 8 until November 1, 2014 at the Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA. The Clydesdale horse, Lou, is now owned by Nancy and Wayne Osterhaus, Columbus, WI. Lou has one blue eye and one brown eye.