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Notable: New Gallery, Santa Bannon Fine Art, Bethlehem, Pa

In Black and White Photography, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on January 17, 2013 at 3:32 pm

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A new gallery recently opened in the Lehigh Valley, Pa, featuring the work of :

PAULA CHAMLEE
LARRY FINK
BRUCE KATSIFF
THOMAS SHILLEA

Santa Bannon is representing these veteran artists in a space now featuring an exhibit by the renowned Larry Fink.

Bannon needed a venue to show her clients’ work, and when a space became available at the Banana Factory, she made it her own, concreting the floor, painting the walls, choosing the furniture. Although she has a strong background in photography – she describes herself as a "recovering photographer" – she offers consulting in all the visual arts. "I not only exhibit art work, I also build collections for individuals and corporate collectors in photography, mixed media, painting and sculpture," she says.

Bannon regularly attends the most important art fairs in the world, such as Art Basel, Art Miami, Photo LA, AIPAD, Scope, among others, to keep abreast of art trends. Her current show, "Portraits: Classic to Conceptual," is a case in point.

"I wanted to do a portrait show because photographic portraiture is hot right now for big collectors and museums. This really isn’t a show for the everyday collector; it is for people who are savvy about photography," Bannon says. "But even people who think they are familiar with the work of these photographers might really not be, after seeing this exhibit."

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