Apr 9, 2017

In Memorium

David W. Sumner: 1958-2017
Dave passed away, at home, on March 25, 2017. He collapsed, in his photo studio, on March 21st, was taken to the ER, admitted to ICU, and then back home on hospice on the 24th. As mentioned in the blog about his journey with Leukemia, his spleen was bleeding, as well as his liver, and he went into kidney failure after more than 20 transfusions.

I know it's a cliche to say that your spouse was your best friend, but it was true in this case. Both of us have many good friends and Dave was the best friend a person could hope for. To the vulnerable & defenseless, he was a hero. To his friends, he was loyal, generous, and kind. To young photographers, he was a mentor. To most of the rest of the world, he was a curmudgeon. 

I join the rest of our friends in mourning his loss.

Apr 5, 2017

Cindy Gunn's "Works From Arkansas"

Night Scenes of gas stations and mixed media images of people exercising. What's the connection? Come find out - this Friday, 6:30pm.

We are located in one of MidTown Reno's infamous alleys. GPS will not get you here. How to find us: turn off Plumas into the alley between Caliente and Arroyo. Look for the two-story building with all the lights on, and number 320 on the front.

Jan 4, 2017

David Steinhardt's "Elevations"


 We are pleased to present David Steinhardt's "Elevations"at the BigCrow Studio Gallery during the month of February, 2017. The show opens on Thursday, February 2nd  (Ground Hog Day) and the opening reception will be Saturday, February 4th, 6pm - 9pm.

Since moving to Reno from Coastal California, David's plein air painting practice has been reinvigorated by his use of palette knives (in place of brushes, for applying the paint.)

He has been outside daily - in rain and snow - exploring the mountains near Reno and the Truckee Riverwatershed.


Follow his Instagram feed for his daily updates: 


When he's not outdoors, David is painting at the Potentialist Workshop, in Reno, where he has a front-window space:


David made his living as a muralist for many years and still returns to San Francisco on a regular basis, to do mural commissions. Some of his older mural work is here: