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Jon Buffington October 8th-28th
I am a photographer based out of Manchester, TN. I have been maintaining a personal photography business since 2007 with focus in a variety of areas. Primary focus is on fine art landscapes, weddings, portraiture and events however am not limited to just this and conduct product shots as well. I have fine art hanging in vacation and primary residences across TN and the southeast, a large mural (over 7 feet in width) hanging in a high rise office building in Dallas Texas, have had my images on album and DVD releases, used for book cover art, antique product shots featured in books and for display at auctions, and have shown in area galleries and stores throughout middle TN on and off for 10 years.
My background in the arts was as a culinary artist for 14 years in various capacities as a Chef de Cuisine, at area Bed and Breakfast as well as maintaining a catering business. I also have a background as a remote recording engineer and have credits to major label artists. When not out pursuing photographic pursuits, I spend my weekdays working in behavioral health as a therapist and director of a local program here in Manchester. I have a masters in social work from MTSU and am licensed in TN as Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor Level II (LADAC II), Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW) and am a Nationally Certified Addictions Counselor Level II (NCAC II).
I reside in Manchester with my wife, 2 dogs and 3 cats. I am a native of Birmingham, Alabama but moved to Manchester from Monteagle in 2008 when I purchased a home. My wife and I enjoy hiking in the area state parks; travelling and visiting our National Parks where I pursue my fine art landscape work extensively.
Our galleries exhibit artworks by emerging and established artists. Group shows, solo artist exhibitions and retrospectives are juried by our exhibitions’ committee, which includes exhibiting artists, curators, arts instructors and gallerists.
Our galleries are free to members/$5.00 to non-members and open to the public Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm and Saturday 10 am to 2 pm. We offer docent tours for individuals or groups (please call to schedule a tour), exhibition publications, exhibiting artists’ talks, and exhibition opening receptions to the public.