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Richard Skidmore, Photography
Goldie Pounds, Birdhouses

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 3, 2009, 5:00 p.m.
Exhibit remains through February 4
Dolphin Gallery

The Dolphin Gallery will present a free exhibit of Richard Skidmore showing photography and Goldie Pounds showing handmade birdhouses from the opening Saturday, January 3 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. through February 4.

About Goldie Pounds

Goldie Pounds, Birdhouses Goldie Pounds' graphic arts background, love of creativity, and desire to learn woodworking has evolved into building one of kind art-sy style birdhouses.

With a focus on Mendonoma coastal bird species, coastal architectural style and Audubon specifications, these creations use recycled building materials, common objects put to a different use, some with stained glass, some with thatch using local grasses, all with a little windswept copper on the roof.

Goldie Pounds, Birdhouses "I love the time in my shop working with noisy machines and a touch of sawdust and creativity in the air. I never know what the birdhouse will actually look like until it is finished. It seems to take on a style as we go along. I just hope the birds enjoy their house as much as I have enjoyed creating it."

About Richard Skidmore

Richard Skidmore, Chapel "I am excited to be showing my photographs together with Goldie Pounds' birdhouses at the Dolphin Gallery in January," stated Sea Ranch resident and photographer, Richard Skidmore. "The exhibit has an overall architecture theme to it - Goldie's birdhouses and my color photographs of barns, chapels and stained glass windows."

Much of Richard's time is spent combining two of his passions - travel and photography. Travel photography provides a record of his experiences and brings back many great memories from the beautiful places he has visited.

Richard Skidmore, Barn The barn photos being exhibited are from Northern California locales and upstate New York. The featured church photos are from the Hawaiian Islands, which Richard has traveled to frequently over the past several years. Many of these are missionary churches that were built in the mid-1800's out of coral rock. The "stained glass" photos highlight details from stained glass panels inside The Empire State Building and from Marc Chagall's "America Windows" at The Art Institute of Chicago.

Richard Skidmore's award-winning color photographs have been exhibited locally at Gualala Arts, The Sea Ranch Lodge, Blue Canoe Coffee & Tea, and Art in the Redwoods. Three images from his recent series of night photographs were featured in the Bay Area's The Nocturnes "Biennial Night Photography" juried on-line exhibit this past summer. One of his nocturne photographs was also included in the exhibition "Contemporary American Night Photography" at Harvard's Three Columns Gallery last spring. To see more of Richard's photography, visit his website at

The Dolphin Gallery is located at 39225 Highway One in downtown Gualala, CA
(behind the post office on the south side). Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-3896 for more information.