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The Antiquarian Image: An Exhibition of 19th Century Photographic Processes
February 21 - April 4, 2015

The St. Tammany Art Association proudly presents The Antiquarian Image: An Exhibition of 19th Century Photographic Processes, an international exhibition of works by ten photographers on display at the STAA Art House from February 21 through April 4, 2015.

Although digital imagery is now the standard in the 21st century, the photographic image has its roots deep in the early 19th century and reaches as far back as the Renaissance era with the camera obscura. Throughout the 19th century more advanced printing techniques and processes were developed—ambrotype, tintype, photogravure and albumen. A few artists have remained dedicated to creating images using such techniques from the dawn of the photographic process, and this exhibition will showcase ten, including three from Europe—Alex Sapienza of Dublin, Ireland, Dennis Ziliotto, Monselice, Italy and Borut Peterlin of Dolenjske Toplice, Slovenia— alongside seven Americans: Michelle Smith-Lewis of Seattle, WA, Euphus Ruth of Greenville, MS, Scott Anton, Solon, ME, Jeanne Wells, Turner, ME and from Louisiana, David Armentor, New Orleans, Robert Dutruch, Bush, and Bruce Schultz, Lafayette.

The STAA scheduled two hands-on workshops illustrating the tintype and lumen printing processes. Space is limited. Those interested in learning more about these techniques should contact the STAA office or visit our adult education page on our website.

The exhibition, sponsored in part by Lost Hills Studio, will be on display at the St. Tammany Art Association located at 320 N. Columbia St. in downtown Covington February 21- April 4, 2015. For more information, visit or call (985) 892-8650.

Spring for Art 2015 - Title Sponsor: Painting with a Twist
Saturday, April 11 at 6-9pm

Downtown Covington comes to life! Presented by the St. Tammany Art Association (STAA), along with the sponsorship and support of local businesses, galleries and restaurants: The Spring for Art and Fall for Art annual events draw some 4,000 visitors to the historic St. John district each season. New work by dozens of artists from around the Southeast Region are showcased. The free event includes live music at various outdoor and indoor locations, gallery openings, art demonstrations, outdoor movie screening, first-rate boutique shopping, and fine dining throughout Downtown Covington.

For more information, to become a sponsor, or to volunteer during this fun event, contact the St. Tammany Art Association at 892-8650 or


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