Fine Photography and Art

    Welcome to Ron Sterling's fine art photography on the Internet where you can view and purchase original prints and extraordinary, pre-digital, original, color transparencies. You will also find links to other Sterling Images projects, such as greeting cards, posters, videos, and more.

        News (posted 10-12-2018)

    In January 2018, I was awarded one of five "Jury's Choice" awards in the United States Division of the 2017 World Wiki Science Photography Competition. The 2017 World Awards have not yet been announced. Wish me luck! You can read the press release by clicking here.

        A Brief History!

    After about four months spanning the 2009 Holiday Season, the brick and mortar, small neighborhood workshop and gallery we called the Sterling Images Gallery was shut down by the Seattle Department of Planning and Development ("DPD") for a "zoning violation."

        Our Virtual Future?

    We decided to dedicate some time and resources to carry on the gallery's mission on the web. Below you can find information about a few notable events that took place at the gallery before it was shut down by Seattle's DPD.



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        The Short Story of the Sterling Images Gallery.

    The neighbors did not like the existence of a small, neighborhood-friendly art gallery featuring immediate neighbor-artist art for a total of eight hours per week. They initiated complaints to the DPD who then issued a citation for a zoning violation with deadlines after which fines would become very expensive.

    When not displaying art, the little gallery was a one bedroom guest flat and workshop. In the near future, we will post pictures and some commentary about our ill-fated attempt to bring some pleasure to our neighborhood through a very non-intrusive display of local artist work.

        February 11, 2009 -- Art Walk! -- Dedicated to the Taj Mahal.

    We dedicated our February 11, 2009, West Seattle Art Walk event at Sterling Images Gallery to the Taj Mahal, since the Taj Mahal would not have existed except for the love of the Shah for his third wife, who died while giving birth. What better Valentine to give than a structure that is so pure and so magnificent that it is included in the list of the Seven Wonders of the World.

    As a stunned photographer of the Taj Mahal in 1982, I can tell you this -- I would crawl on my hands and knees from the nearest hotel to experience that again, if you could guarantee me the exact same condiitons - not even a whisper of wind, just the laughter and awe of early morning visitors -- a completely serene, heavenly presence of the Taj.

    We gave out free 8x10 prints of the Taj Mahal to all of our West Seattle Art Walk visitors.

        What Was the Duckwalk?   Will it be Back?   (Unfortunately, "No")

    The opening of SIG on August 13, 2009, was such a success that we decided to do a weekly, Thursday evening Duckwalk (like an Art Walk, only way more fun) every Thursday in September and October of 2009. Below is a copy of the official Duckwalk flyer. Weekly drawings for one child and one adult ducky item (t-shirt or calendar) took place.

    The Rackner children were big winners of Duckwalk prizes given away during September and October 2009.

    "Put Your Art Hat On" is an original saying created by Ron Sterling for Sterling Images Gallery, and it means what it says!

        The Gallery Presented King Duck!

    In celebration of Halloween 2009, Sterling Images Gallery ("SIG") presented Ducky Warhol as "King Duck!" He was the host of the First Annual Ducky Warhol Halloween Celebration presented by Ron Sterling and Sarah Fetzer. He was heard saying "I'm dead! You're not! So, have a Ducky Halloween!"

        Thank You for Visiting!

               Best wishes! Ron Sterling

      Sterling Images (tm)
      Phone: 206-784-7842
      Seattle, Washington, USA

      Updated October 1, 2018
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