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TERRA NOVA GALLERY, an exhibit space and gallery for original works of art, will be opening its doors this summer. The gallery (which in latin means new ground) is being established with the express purpose of promoting and assisting the newly-ready-for-gallery artist; offering professional quality exhibit space, as well as assistance with exhibit planning, promotion and sales. While the emphasis will be on assisting new artists, works of established artists will also be exhibited and sold at TERRA NOVA GALLERY located at 41 West 300 North Provo.

CREDIT CARDS
For your convenience Hawkinson Photography now accepts credit cards including: MasterCard, VISA, Discover and American Express. (Of course we still accept checks... and cash, too!)

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
We're excited to part of Brian Kershisnik's wonderful new book KERSHISNIK Painting From Life. We produced several of the images and are impressed with quality of his first major publication. Good job, Brian!

KERSHISNIK Painting From Life by Leslie Norris and Mark Magleby is available through GUILD Publishers at www.guild.com or at major booksellers throughout the US.

Uncovering the original text of the Book of Mormon: history and findings of the critical text project is a research publication that we found quite intriguing. Using ultraviolet light, we were able to provide researcher Royal Skousen with clear, readable images of writing that had long since become invisible to the naked eye. (For more on UV light check out our Scientific Imaging.) These images, along with others, are featured in this recent publication.

Uncovering the original text of the Book of Mormon: history and findings of the critical text project edited by M. Gerald Bradford and Alison V. P. Coutts is available at farms.byu.edu through FARMS (The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies) Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

HAWKINSON PHOTOGRAPHY AT BLADE SHOW WEST
Hawkinson Photography has been chosen as the official photographer of the Blade West Knife Show.
The 2002 Blade Show West, sponsored by Blade magazine, will be held September 20-22, 2002 at the Hyatt Regency in Irvine, CA.
See over 12,000 square feet of cutlery displays featuring exciting collections, major manufacturers, supplier displays and an international roster of top custom-knife makers. See $2 million worth of breathtaking world-class knives.
The 2002 Blade Show West will also feature the seventh annual BLADE handmade awards, super seminars for new blade enthusiasts as well as seasoned collectors and exciting live demonstrations.

FEATURED ARTISTS - ALLEMAN & PACKER
We are pleased to present the work of Joseph Alleman and Ken Packer on our Featured Artist page. Joseph's architectural watercolors carry a wonderful sense of nostalgia and history. Ken's sculptures convey the rugged realism of the western U.S.
We hope you enjoy their work as much as we do.

NOTECARDS AVAILABLE
You can purchase notecards with your favorite artist's work on the front. We can also create a custom card from virtually any non-copyrighted image. We would be glad to work with you to create a one-of-a-kind Christmas, greeting or note card. Please contact us for more details.

PHILOSOPHY
At Hawkinson Photography we strive to provide high quality photographic images and services that assist and promote our clients.
HISTORY
Al Hawkinson probably had no idea how profoundly he would affect the course of his son's life the night he took his teenage son David to the local tech school. Al was taking an evening class in photography and wanted to show his son the printing process. David recalls being rather uninterested in his father's pictures. After viewing many of his father's prints David still remembers saying "Dad, black and white is nice, but color is where it is at." After a tediously long time setting up an enlarger, exposing the paper and then slipping it into the developer tray, David experienced the darkroom magic of -- an image appearing on the paper. It was inspiring to him. From that day on, David says, "I was hooked!"

FIRST JOBS
Shortly after that, David became a photographer for his high school year book and news photographer for his local hometown newspaper in the booming metropolis of Cadott, Wisconsin, (half-way between the Equator and the North Pole) population then of about 750.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING
His interest and ability in photography continued to increase as he received formal training from Milwaukee Area Technical College (AA 1980) and Brigham Young University (BFA 1988). David also received training from the Smithsonian Institution and the J. Paul Getty Conservation Institute.

EXPERIENCE
His reputation for excellence afforded him a wide variety of opportunities including: medical photographer at a major teaching hospital, Low Altitude Large Scale Reconnaissance photographic internship, investigative research using both visible and non-visible spectrum, and photography of rare books, documents & artifacts. During his 15 year tenure at the BYU Museum of Art where he created and managed the Imaging & Photographic Services program, David build upon a base of practical experience. Some of the more notable photographic assignments were: documenting fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls for publication & research, photographing & handling original Rembrandt etchings and producing images of ancient Chinese artifacts of jade, gold, ivory, and stone for documentation and publication.

TODAY
Using his experience and knowledge as a solid foundation, Hawkinson Photography was established in January 2001. These first two years have been rewarding and successful because of the many friends and clients who have been encouraging and supportive. We expect to be able to continue serving the needs of our clients for many years.

THE STUDIO
Located just off Unviersity Avenue at 41 West 300 North in Provo, Hawkinson Photography affords easy access for clients in the Provo Orem area and Utah county. Please see our map & directions to easily find our studio and off street parking.

All images copyright by Hawkinson Photography
Last Update: 5/28/2009