Photographer Patricia Overmoyer Shares her Exhibit of Nature

By Kelly Sabetta

Patricia Overmoyer is one of the many artists who will be featured at this year’s Canandaigua Art and Music Festival. She is a photographer based in Bloomfield, NY, who specializes in photographing nature, and providing her audience with a little bit of local flavor.

“A lot of people say I’ve got an eye,” said Patricia, who captures flowers, close-ups, ice, snow, landscapes, animals, and all kinds of things. She is also inspired by compositions such as lighting, color, and small details, in which she can capture digitally to share with the world.

Patricia began her career in photography since the age of 16, but more earnestly about four years ago, which is also when she began photographing digitally. She prepares the final product of her images by placing them in specific frames.

“I place a color border on everything, which makes a difference in how the image is presented,” said Patricia. The colored borders not only enhance the images, but eliminate the need for matting.

Patricia graduated from Cornell’s School of Architecture, Art & Planning with a BFA in Fine Arts, and has received the Goodwin Sands Memorial Medal for exceptional merit in art.

Her work has been featured in many different shows, festivals, and displays across the region, including Honeoye Falls, Cayuga, Penn Yan, Canandaigua, and Geneva. Patricia’s work can be purchased at her live exhibits, festivals, retail stores such as Finger Lakes Gallery and Frame on Main Street in Canandaigua, as well as Web sites such as Etsy, and by contacting her personally.

For more information about Patricia Overmoyer, please visit her Web site,, and visit her exhibit at this year’s Canandaigua Art and Music Festival, Friday, June 16th through Sunday, June 18th.

The Negative World of Dewey Fladd, Finger Lakes Photography of Everyday Life

Dewey Fladd’s perspective on the world comes from having the trained eye of a photojournalist.  If you view  the photos on his website, Negative World of Dewey Fladd, you’ll see an attention to detail and a quest for quality that comes from studying the great Masters such as Ansel Adams and Edward Weston.

"Steamy Morning" on Keuka Lake

"Steamy Morning" on Keuka Lake

In many of his photos, you’ll also see a sense of humor, and that’s Dewey’s personal take on the world.

The majority of photos in his collection showcase the Finger Lakes region.  

“I have photos from my travels, but photographers from New York City and other places asked me why I would want to live here in the Finger Lakes, so I decided to show them. Everywhere I look, I see hundreds of things to photograph… parades…festivals…drive-ins….”

He began focusing his photography on the subjects of everyday life, especially themes of Americana,  in the small towns across the Finger Lakes region.

"VFW" Winter Nightscape in Canandaigua, NY

"VFW" Winter Nightscape in Canandaigua, NY

Dewey develops his own prints using archival photo paper which gives him control of the quality and the  vibrant colors found throughout his work.

He will be displaying framed and unframed works in various sizes, as well as notecards at the Canandaigua Art & Music Festival, and he invites you to stop by and look for your town within his collection.