Members’ Gallery: June 2019

Vickie Varela

The Rabbi and the Student, photography by Vickie Varela (MG: June 2019)

It all started on Mother's Day 2012 with the gift of an expensive camera, from my son. He said he went to buy me an iPad, but changed his mind and purchased a camera for me. I never had an SLR camera before this. Honestly, I didn't even know how they worked. This gift was a life changer for me, and opened a new world of fun, study and adventure. I then took several classes and joined "The Fredericksburg Photography Club." This is a very friendly group of professional and amateur photographers, with lots of encouragement and assistance. I encouraged everyone interested in photography to join the club if you can. I am an amateur photographer who loves photography. My first choice for photography is to always look for a story to tell. I'm always on the hunt for a new picture, a new angle, and something unique and undiscovered. The camera gives me a closer look at the world around me. I'm always learning to try new things. Nothing is quite the same without my camera and something to photograph. My Camera is always with me, just in case I see something to photograph. It can happen anywhere anytime. I always keep trying to improve on my last picture. It is my hope that my pictures speak to you, and inspire you. I enjoy catching life's fleeting moments and sharing them in a new way that hopefully touches the viewers. My pictures are for others to know me better, and to see what I see and open dialog about everything around us.

Unexpected Kiss, photography by Vickie Varela (MG: June 2019)
Unexpected Kiss, photography by Vickie Varela (MG: June 2019)
Just Before the Storm, photography by Vickie Varela (MG: June 2019)
Just Before the Storm, photography by Vickie Varela (MG: June 2019)

Taylor Cullar

Singing in the Rain, work by R. Taylor Cullar (MG: June 2019)

Taylor is a Texas native who spent most of his professional life in Florida, mainly in higher education administrative positions. He has been interested in photography and painting since high school and took some courses in drawing, watercolor and design in college.

From an early age Taylor enjoyed taking photographs and participated in a photography club in high school. He became more involved with photography as an art medium when digital cameras and digital photographic manipulation tools became available to him.

Taylor currently enjoys membership in the Fredericksburg Photography Club as well as membership in the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts. He has exhibited locally at the Falls Run Community annual art show, the Fredericksburg City Art Show, King George Art Show, Colonial Beach Art Show as well as the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts.

His works in the Members’ Gallery Show at The Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts in June 2019 include digital photographic montages consisting of multiple digital images blended to create a single composition. Also included are two series of acrylic paintings. One series features African animals while the second series features the four seasons.

Contact Information
Taylor Cullar
139 Smithfield Way
Fredericksburg, VA 22406
tcullar@cox.net
540-371-7451

Happy Hippo, work by R. Taylor Cullar (MG: June 2019)
Happy Hippo, work by R. Taylor Cullar (MG: June 2019)