Gilbert Welch

Olson Homestead #3

Palladium Photographs
September 4th through September 28th, 2013
Reception September 6th at the Betts Gallery from 5:30-8:00 pm

Gilbert Welch, fine art photographer, will exhibit a collection of his palladium photographs at the Betts Gallery September 4th through September 28th, 2013. The opening reception for the show entitled Landscapes in Palladium, will be held Friday, September 6th at the Betts Gallery from 5:30-8:00 pm. The Gallery is located at The Belfast Framer, 96 Main Street in Belfast.

Born in Texas and raised in New Jersey, Welch’s family roots brought him to Maine each summer of his youth. He moved to Rockport in 1979 to attend the Maine Photographic Workshop (now the Maine Media Workshop). He earned a BA in business administration at Rutgers, and his BA in fine arts, photography at Arizona State University in 1984.

Welch utilizes the palladium process in producing this collection; one of the oldest printing processes, in use since the beginning of photography. By its nature, the process produces a unique contact print in the exact size of the negative with a rich tonal range and distinctive beauty. The palladium process also produces a very stable print, unaffected by light and pollution.