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Jim Westphalen - Fine Art & the Path to Get There

  • September 28, 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • virtual (link will be sent prior to event)


  • This registration option is for VPP members only.
  • Must be a member of PPA or State PPA Affiliate
  • This registration is for all non VPP/PPA member attendees.

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A two hour comprehensive online workshop that speaks to the journey of transitioning from portrait or commercial photography to fine art. Suited for beginner to intermediate professionals who want to delve into the world of fine art, galleries, exhibitions, collectors and museums, Westphalen will share his 30 year journey as a photographer and how he was able to break into the business of art.

Here’s what will be covered:
• Finding your style and creating something “different”.
• So you’ve created beautiful images. Now what?
• How to approach galleries/marketing.
• Image/print presentation
• Pricing/positioning - don’t sell yourself short!

Fine art photographer, Jim Westphalen began his career in 1980 as a portrait photographer on Long Island. In 1996, he reinvented himself when he moved to Vermont where he fast became recognized for his cinematic style of architectural and hospitality photography. Since 2020, he has devoted himself full-time to his fine art photography.

Known for his compelling body of work titled Vanish, Westphalen artistically documents the decay of iconic structures across rural America. He captures his dynamic images using a vintage 4x5 view camera adapted for digital capture. Largely self taught, Westphalen’s photographs have been exhibited in galleries and museums across the country. He lives in Shelburne, Vermont where he also runs his studio.

To see more of Jim’s work and for a listing of galleries and museums that exhibit his photographs, go to:


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