Feedback from clients of JefClarkArt has been very encouraging and much appreciated:
*** “Recently, I decided to place my home on a vacation rental site, knowing that only two things would bring in guests–price and the quality of the photos of the home and grounds. Having earlier purchased some of Jeff’s work, I asked him to do the photo shoot and I could not have been more pleased. Within 10 days of posting his amazing work on my site, I’ve had three one-week bookings, as well as numerous compliments from prospective guests regarding the photos. It pays to go with a professional. Thanks, Jeff!” Rick T, Piney Point, Maryland.
*** “I couldn’t be more pleased with the stunning photo of an African Tulip in full bloom that I purchased from JefClarkArt last year. Taken on the grounds of the Ernest Hemingway House in Key West, the photograph is striking in both its vivid detail and vibrant orange color. It arrived beautifully framed and provides the perfect pop of color in our family room.” Sara L, Shallotte, North Carolina.
*** “Wow! I just love the photograph of White’s Mill on the Hocking River in Athens. It is one of the best things in my new apartment. JefClarkArt has cool stuff.” Jenna W, Columbus, Ohio.
*** “I am purchasing several of the photographs available through JefClarkArt as we finalize the redecoration of our beach home. Just a perfect range of treated subjects that work in several different rooms.” Marybeth P, Lewes, Delaware.
Posted by jefclark on May 9, 2013
While I have literally been taking photographs for decades, the decision to get serious about it gained momentum with the establishment of this website early in 2012. It has been quite the 16 months or so! Across Southern Maryland, JefClarkArt has now participated in three Island Cottages Sales; had a four month photo exhibit at Café des Artistes and a three month show at the Creekside Gallery, both in Leonardtown; had a six week exhibit at Island Bar and Grill on St. George Island; was asked to participate in the St. Clement’s Island Heritage Day celebrations; and, now is collaborating with the LexLeader, an online economic newsmagazine (www.LexLeader.net) based in Lexington Park, in the ongoing Where in the World Is That? photo contest. The camera and I have recently travelled to Nova Scotia; Austin, Texas; the California coast; Baltimore, Washington and New York; and continued the concentration on St. Mary’s County scenes. The response has been very encouraging–I just did a commercial shoot for a new client–and I encourage you to check out some of the more than 200 photos on display in the Flickr Photostream within this website.
Posted by jefclark on May 9, 2013
JefClarkArt recently teamed up with The Lexington Leader (LexLeader), an on-line newspaper published from Lexington Park, Maryland, to launch the new Where in the World Is That? photo contest. Every other Friday The LexLeader will publish a photograph furnished by JefClarkArt. The photos will all be of scenes readily available and easily accessible, but not necessarily immediately identifiable. Scenes displayed will primarily be ones found in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, but sometimes farther afield — say Washington, D.C.
Readers are challenged to identify the photos prior to the publication of the next one in the series and the revelation of the prior posting — exactly two weeks later than the initial posting. JefClarkArt and The LexLeader will acknowledge clever readers who crack the puzzle and correctly identify familiar subjects whose identities are partially disguised or obscured. Some might be rewarded with treasures from the JefClarkArt archives.
So, follow the fun on this website and via www.LexLeader.net.
Posted by jefclark on March 23, 2013
The threat of Hurricane Sandy shut down the late October Island Cottage Sale and while the hurricane did truly horrible damage to thousands of people up and down the East Coast, a minor consequence is that the JefClarkArt Studios are bulging with surplus inventory. Thus, many prints in the Studios are on sale and we are offering a small but excellent series of Note Cards (three per set w/envelopes) and Postcards (four per set) for only $10.00. These are perfect small gifts for not much and they are available to be shipped right now! Check out the new NoteCards/Postcards Set on the Flickr page of the web site to get an idea of what is available. Of course, if you are in less of a hurry, all images in the PhotoStream can become Cards. And, it goes without saying, large prints of all of the images seen on the cards are also available.
Let us hear from you via JefClark@aol.com.
Posted by jefclark on December 4, 2012
Photo by Jeffrey Clark
The last rendition of the biannual Island Cottage Sale, while off to a great star, was interrupted by the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. The Sale, scheduled for October 27 and 28, was cut short by the approaching storm and threat of high waters.
One item of special interest at the Sale was the unveiling of Southern Maryland Alive and Well! a small coffee-table book of photographs published by JefClarkArt. This is a limited edition book with only a few copies in existence. They make perfect holiday gifts for only $49. Every shot in the book was taken no more than a few miles from St. George Island with scenes of Potomac River sunsets, old barns, exotic animals, beautiful flowers and more. Contact us at JefClark@aol.com for details on ordering.
Posted by Lexington Park Leader on October 23, 2012
I have returned from a brief but enriching visit to Nova Scotia, the jewel in the crown of Canada’s Atlantic Provinces.
As the name implies, Nova Scotia has a decidedly Celtic flair. The landscape is stupendous and the scenes along the ocean front are as quaint and rustic as you get with thousands of sailboats on the water and in the harbors.
The peninsula [not island, as assumed] has quite the history: the Halifax explosion of 1917 was the largest man-made explosion in the world until the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. In 1912 it was the center of the recovery efforts following the sinking of the Titanic several hundred miles offshore and the sad story of that catastrophe is on display in the Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax. In addition, Nova Scotia is full of great restaurants serving lobster and every seafood dish known to man.
The already apparent prosperity of Halifax is about to gain more momentum as the Canadian Navy prepares to invest several billions dollars in an updating of its fleet, with the local ship building industry taking the lead.
Posted by Lexington Park Leader on October 6, 2012
Sometimes it seems like you don’t need to boat up the St. Mary’s River from St. George Island one more time to catch the drama and pageantry of the Governor’s Cup – until you do.
There is always something incredibly thrilling about seeing the endless parade of beautiful and graceful sail boats with their spinnakers puffed out and their crews silently determined to get across the finish line at Church Point in Historic St. Mary’s City. And it helps a lot if it is a beautiful day with lots of brisk breezes, as was the case last week.
August 3 and 4 marked the 39th version of the Governor’s Cup, the oldest and longest overnight sailboat race on the Chesapeake. Scores of boats made the overnight trek from Maryland’s current capital to its first. The warning gun blared at 5:55 pm in Annapolis, and, 13 hours and 27 minutes later, the first boat crossed the finish line at St. Mary’s City.
Anchored off Church Point was The Dove, the replica of one of the two ships that first brought settlers to Maryland in 1634. The Dove served as the official boat of the Racing Committee which organizes the race each year.
Festivities on the banks of the St. Mary’s River add an element of celebration to the race’s finale, though in truth a lot of the sailors appeared to be a little too exhausted to add much to the party.
JefClarkArt was happy to cover the Governor’s Cup one more time and already has plans for GovCup 2013!
Posted by Lexington Park Leader on August 15, 2012
So, this past April the camera traveled to Austin, Texas, the alleged Live Music Capital of the World, a center of Texas Bar-Be-Que mania [over-rated], host city of the Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Museum [disappointingly closed for renovation], nearest city to the LBJ Ranch [way cool] and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center [extremely wonderful with 279 acres of trails, meadows and flowers!]. A few shots from the trip are available via the Austin, Texas set on the Flickr photostream. Hope you like them!
There are also recent photos from a quick journey to Athens, Ohio that are worth checking out as are the shots of the Kalmar Nyckel, the official Tall Ship of Delaware, recently berthed in Solomons Island, Maryland, as part of the War of 1812 commemorations.
Posted by jefclark on April 22, 2012