Growing up Patti Garcia had only one doll, she called him Tony. He was her best friend in a world of little materials or possessions. She left Tony behind when her parents moved to the USA and even though she was gifted with many new toys, her doll was still her best toy. She since has left dolls and other playthings behind and has found a new meaning for these creatures. Dolls capture a time of innocence, a time of simple games. But they also have a mystery about them, “they have been misunderstood in a world of suspicion”, says Garcia, they have a sense of the past, an almost eerie and scary feel of souls living in them. This is what captivated her when she first started to photograph them. She has now been shooting images of dolls for more than ten years. They all live in a box, no one has seen them, only Patti finds them as treasures to her collection. “I would like to share these images with the rest of doll enthusiasts and artists who can see what I see” shares Garcia.
Join us for appetizers and wine while we auction off our Collector’s Edition of over 40 carefully selected images at our annual fundraising event.
All proceeds benefit Viewpoint Photographic Art Center and their many programs.
This year’s auction includes a number of rare and valuable prints that are highly collectable in addition to newer works by regional artists. Some of the prints in this year's acution have been in the Viewpoint collection for years, donated by the original photographers as well as other collectors. This is a unique opportunity to purchase an exhibit quality print for your home or office and support a great non-profit organization.
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