"We want to thank all of the great customers who dropped in during our year in Wormelsburg"
The gallery sponsored exhibits by artists from Washington, DC, New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA. throughout the year.
"While we were able to bring some exceptional work from around the country to the Harrisburg area, it was local artist Rocky Woodling who really stole the show", said co-owner Lawrence Knorr. "Rocky packed the place and nearly sold out back in March - one of the slowest times of year."
The gallery also graciously sponsored (with Sunbury Press) and hosted the 2010 Susquehanna International Fine Art Competition. The theme was "River Art". A book by that name was published cataloging the juried entries. The exhibit was held in January and February of this year.
"Unfortunately, there were not enough Rocky Woodlings", said Tammi Knorr. "We realized it was very difficult to sustain a successful retail art gallery in our location."
The Knorrs plan to close the retail art portion of the business, taking it online in the future. They will be continuing their popular photography business at the Camp Hill location.
"It is the photography that kept us in business", said Lawrence. "Tammi has done a tremendous job of growing this. We continue to book weddings and portrait sessions."
The couple have won awards as photographers and are gaining in reputation for their artistic flair. Lawrence has shown his photo-based digital artwork around the country. Tammi was recently named a finalist in Smithsonian Magazine's annual contest.
The top selling items at the gallery were Lawrence's digital canvases and Tammi's prints and greeting cards. The couple also produced a locally popular photo book entitled "Wormleysburg:
"The top selling services were our wedding packages", said Tammi. "We will be focusing on our brides and grooms and the families and high school seniors who hire us for portrait sessions. The new location in Camp Hill will include a better studio for us, so we will be able to work there or on location."
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West Shore Gallery, Inc., located in Wormleysburg, PA, is a fine art gallery and photography studio. The gallery carries original art work in all media. The photography studio specializes in wedding, portrait and commercial photography.