Annapolis Maritime Museum / 723 Second St / Annapolis, MD 21403
Contact: Jeff Holland / 410-295-0104
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Jan. 31, 2011
Eastport sailor, photographer Lisa Masson will be exhibiting her first solo show
at Annapolis Maritime Museum, March 24 through April 30, 2011
The Annapolis Maritime Museum will present “Water’s Edge,” an exhibit of the maritime photography of Lisa Masson, from March 24 through April 30, 2011. An artist’s reception will be held Friday, March 25, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. All artwork is for sale and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Museum’s education programs. The exhibit is free and open to the public each Thursday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
Professional photographer Lisa Masson has been creating beautiful images for the advertising world since 1986. Since her move to Annapolis in 1999, she has also earned her sailing “creds” by logging more than 7,000 nautical miles in yacht deliveries and blue water races as well as crewing in many of the local races.
Masson, who often combines her passion for sailing and photography with striking results, has had a camera in her hands since her teen years. After earning a BFA in photography, she started her successful career in hospitality and advertising photography. In 1989 Masson renovated a 3,000 square-foot building in Arlington, Va., into her photography studio which she worked out of for ten years. After discovering sailing and her love of the water, Masson moved to Annapolis and built a home and studio in Eastport. While working in hospitality and advertising photography, Masson discovered her enjoyment in creating fine art work. Masson’s fine art photographs are often mistaken for paintings.
“I enjoy exploring the quiet imagery that surrounds us, capturing and taking each image to the next creative level,” she explains. “My art work encompasses film and digital capture with convergent layers of creative modifications.”
Masson’s images adorn all the guest rooms and several meeting room walls of the BWI Hilton as well as lobbies of several Annapolis hotels. Her art work is also in many private collections. Masson is a frequent participant in the biannual Eastport art show, “Art Between the Creeks.”
To see more of Lisa Masson’s work, visit her web site at www.lisamassonphotography.com. For directions, parking and information on other programs, exhibits and events at the Museum, call 410-295-0104 or log on to www.amaritime.org.