Get ready for a fun Spokane First Friday AND Saturday with Northwest Cellars. We are excited to welcome Bob Delf, owner of Northwest Cellars, Richard Duval, award winning photographer, and Karrie O’Neill, one of our favorite musicians. In addition to all the First Friday festivities, we are hosting a small three course lunch with Bob on Saturday from 1-3pm. Details for all the activities are below.
See all the First Friday Spokane activities – With over 50 locations participating, downtown comes alive with art, music and wine. Don’t miss it.
Three Course Lunch with Bob Delf – Includes 3 wines, food and great conversation with Bob. Limited to the first 20 people only. $29.95 Saturday 4/5 1-3pm
About the artist, Richard Duval:
Noted wine and travel photographer Richard Duval brings his new fine art series “Metal Impressions” to Nectar Tasting Room in Spokane on April 4 as part of the First Friday downtown art series.
Consisting of stunning photographs of vineyards and some travel images, “Metal Impressions” features Duval’s focus on capturing his fine art enlargements on metal media. Working with Seattle’s The Color Group, a custom enlarger and framer, Duval first prints the images on a newly developed metallic-coated photo paper. The images are then fused to a thin plate of aluminum and affixed with a novel hanging system that allows the prints to be almost flush with the surface yet show in a contemporary manner without a visible mat or frame.
Though his work is often used in wine media and by wineries in promotions, Duval sets aside certain images for further development as fine art vehicles. Using sophisticated digital tools, these images from Washington, Oregon, and Italy show subtly altered colors and textures emphasizing the artistic characteristics of each image while retaining its look as a photograph. For example his image “Harvest Moon” is a composite of three different exposures he captured at dawn when the clearly visible moon was setting over the renowned Sagemoor Vineyard; a rare occurrence. While he’s often used conventional printing methods like luster papers and gallery-style canvas wraps, the metal-on-metal approach offers intriguing possibilities, he says.
“So much of my imagery – particularly my wine subjects – is defined by vivid color and strong contrasts between shadow and light,” he noted. “Printing on metal media dramatically underscores these features and allows me to offer a finished print that is much more contemporary in its presentation than a traditional matted and framed print. I’m aiming to capture via these prints a bit of the magic of the wine world for lovers of both wine and fine art photography.”
Duval also will bring more traditional presentations of his wine work which captures the cycle of the grape from vine to bottle. Based near Woodinville, Duval travels the state’s 13 wine regions extensively and his work is often seen in Washington Tasting Room magazine as well as Northwest Travel magazine; The Washington Wine Guide; Scenic Washington; Wine Spectator; Sip Northwest; Wine Enthusiast, Alaska Airlines magazine and Sean Sullivan’s Washington Wine Report as well as used frequently by the Washington Wine Commission and other wine marketing groups. His scenic and travel images are also found in calendars, greeting cards and other photo products.