Members’ Gallery: October 2018

Pam Weldon

Switch Tender, by PamWeldon . (MG: October 2018)

Pam Weldon is a self-taught artist. She began seeing steampunk art everywhere about five years ago, loved it, and decided to give it a try.

Using broken items, finds at estate sales, garage sales, and junk yards, she assembles her pieces in her old 1030s chicken coop that she converted into her studio.

She likes to have each of her pieces have their own personality—some cute and some bizarre—that take on a known object or recognizable animal or person. She enjoys seeing reactions to her art, or as she calls them “her Robots.” She also creates clocks, lamps, and custom pieces.

She is currently working on a Facebook page for her art and has named her studio Broken & Twisted Art Studio, which hints at her method of construction. You can contact Pam at [email protected] for a custom piece.

Becki Heye

Percheron Beauty, work by Becki Heye (MG: October 2018)

The sun was illuminating the broken glass of a window creating a great kaleidoscope
of color. I was so excited yet overwhelmed with emotion.

While peering through my camera lens at the image, with tears in my eyes, I heard
God say, “I am showing you the beauty that I see in your brokenness.”

That very experience sparked my passion for photography in 2014.

The broken window represented a very distraught and hopeless time in my life.
My very existence had become unbearably sharp and painful. But the breakthrough from that pain was an overcoming reflection of LIGHT and HOPE that I had found in Jesus Christ.

I hope you enjoy what you see.

Most importantly, I pray that each image speaks to you personally.

Becki Heye
[email protected]
FB: Beauty in Brokenness photography by Becki Heye

Other Current Juried Exhibitions:

  • Community Bank of the Chesapeake (FCCA) – October 2018 – February 2019

2018 Exhibit Awards:

  • FCCA – Regional Honorable Mention; National Honorable Mention
  • Fredericksburg Photography Club Show – 3rd Place in Category; Merit Award
  • King George Art Show – Purchase Award
  • Potomac River Regional Art Show – Honorable Mention