FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Vintage Print Sale

Tacoma, WA - May 16, 2018 - Christopher Petrich will host a private sale and viewing of his extensive collection of vintage prints of Tacoma during the month of June 2018. Christopher created large format photographs of his home town for 20 years from 1990 through 2010. These are rich, beautifully crafted silver images processed for permanence. Vintage prints are made within a year of the photographs create date. Christopher's usual practice was to print within a few days or weeks of exposure. There are at most six prints per image; most images have three or fewer prints. Since this is a private viewing and sale, those interested should send a request for an appointment to cpetrich@coolphoto.com by May 30, 2018.  Appointment times are limited.

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 Coolphoto Website With Online Store

Tacoma, WA - April 2, 2018 - Christopher Petrich has upgraded his exclusive website "Coolphoto.com" to provide a newer look and an online store. In addition to making it easier to navigate, the site is more secure and faster than the old. 

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  Fallen To Earth, A New Show This Fall

Tacoma, WA - October 2, 2014 - My Fallen To Earth collection will show at The American Art Company gallery in Tacoma from October 10 through November 30. The show runs as a part of the gallery's Metal-Merged exhibit, a tie-in to Metal-Urge, a city-wide metal arts event. I am really excited that my work of natural, organic objects is paired with metal sculpture, and the gallery is treating my collection as its own exhibit. These eight photographs are recent work selected from my growing collection of pictures of leaves, stones, and other things that have passed down to the ground. They are styled as sharp bright images with the color palette that is particular to the Pacific Northwest, but unlike many Northwest collections, the images are bathed in sunlight rather than mist. These pieces are entirely original. They are large, framed to 36x26 in Douglas Fir that I milled in my shop from hand-picked stock, some of which I found locally as reclaimed old growth lumber.

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  Coolphoto Website secured with SiteLock

Tacoma, WA - March 20, 2013 - Christopher Petrich has added a layer of security to his personal website to protect against malware attacks. SiteLock provides malware scanning every day and performs automatic malware removal and file change monitoring. The SiteLock "seal" assures his customers that they can trust Christopher Petrich and Coolphoto.com with their business.

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  Larson Gallery Guild December Artist of the Month

Yakima, WA - December 1, 2012 - The Larson Gallery Guild chose to honor Christopher Petrich as Artist of the Month for December 2012. "Your photos are amazing!" wrote Monika Lemmon, spokesman for the Guild. The Larson Gallery Guild is dedicated to supporting the Larson Gallery and the artists who participate in its programs. The Larson Gallery is located on the Yakima Valley Community College campus on the corner of 16th Ave and Nob Hill, Yakima, Washington, USA

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  New work by Christopher Petrich Included in Prestigious Juried Collection

Tacoma, WA - November 22, 2012 - For the third year, new work by Christopher Petrich is included in American Art Collector, a juried collection published annually by Alcove Books of Berkeley California each October, with 3000 copies printed in Hong Kong to art book standards: 260 gsm cover, 128 gsm art stock, smythe-sewn binding. Books are mailed to galleries, art consultants, and designers around the country. Jurors are California College of the Arts instructor Howard Eige and gallery owner Jan Christensen-Heller.

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  Sophisticated Printer Upgrade Planned For September

Tacoma, WA - August 31, 2012 - Christopher Petrich plans a major upgrade to his digital print studio with the purchase of an Epson 9900 from JVH Technical. This wide format professional printer is the most advanced yet to be offered by Seiko Epson Corporation, considered the wordwide leading manufacturer of digital printers for photography. "I am excited to take advantage of the significantly wider gamut made available by this beautifully-made printer." Petrich plans to insert this printer into his digital workflow in September.

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  Coolphoto Trademark Renewal Process

Tacoma, WA - August 21, 2012 - Christopher Petrich has completed the renewal process for the federal registration of his coveted business trademark "Coolphoto" With the help of the prestigious Seattle law firm Graham & Dunn, the final paperwork was submitted in mid-August. Petrich's world-wide reputation as a photographer is enhanced by his association with this well-recognized term of praise for photographs. "There is no doubt that this trademark and the Coolphoto.Com website has helped me establish clear brand recognition for my work." The renewal will be good for ten years.

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  New Book of Selected Photographs By Christopher Petrich Available On Blurb

Tacoma, WA - May 21, 2012 - Christopher Petrich has published a new collection of color photographs and short essays. The small softcover volume is titled Selected Photographs May 2012. "I intend to catalog my latest work in color. In a style closer to street photography than my better known landscape work, the pictures are personal and complex. The text accompanying the images are quite short and more like poetry than traditional essays." said Petrich The book is available online at Blurb.Com

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  Petrich Photograph in the Tacoma Art Museum Biennial Project

Tacoma, WA - January 6, 2012 - The Tacoma Art Museum has accepted a photograph by Christopher Petrich to hang in The 10th Northwest Biennial exhibition as part of a collaborative project by Portland artist Harrell Fletcher. The new work is a sophistigated color collage depicting the Puget Creek Watershed near Petrich's home in Tacoma. Curator Rock Hushka, Director of Curatorial Administration and Curator of Contemporary and Northwest Art for Tacoma Art Museum, and collaborator Renato Rodrigues da Silva, an independent curator and art critic based in Vancouver, British Columbia, selected artists from 179 entries to participate. The exhibition will be on view in the Boeing/Weyerhauser Gallery January 21–May 20, 2012.

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  Center for Fine Art Photography Chooses Petrich Photograph For Permanent Collection

Tacoma, WA - March 17, 2011 - The Center For Fine Art Photography has chosen a photograph by Christopher Petrich as part of its permanent collection. The black and white image titled "If Your Eye Tempts" depicts a man whose face is disfigured in a simple and powerful composition. Petrich submitted his photograph in a call-for-entry by the Center for its annual Portraits exhibition. "I am honored the Center chose to hang my photo in their exhibit, but it is an even greater honor to have it chosen for the permanent collection," said Petrich. The Center for Fine Art Photography is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization supported by donations, grants, and memberships. With two galleries, classrooms, both digital and traditional darkrooms in Fort Collins, Colorado, the Center currently has more than 1,300 members representing 33 countries worldwide.

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