Meet this week’s featured artist, George Sass, member since spring 2015:
ME: Born and raised in New York, I moved to the Washington, DC area in the late 60s and to Annapolis in the late 70s, where I ran an international advertising agency for 30 years. As the agency’s creative director, I worked with some of the best fashion and sports photographers in the world. In 2002/2003 my wife and I took a one-year sabbatical and traveled 6000-miles on our boat, starting in Annapolis, heading north to Canada, entering the Great Lakes, running down America’s major rivers to the Gulf of Mexico and then to the Bahamas. During this time I wrote and photographed a series of nationally published magazine stories about our trip, and upon returning I retired from the agency to become a full time, freelance writer and photographer working primarily in the marine industry. My magazine assignments have taken me to China, Taiwan, Alaska, British Columbia, Mexico, Iceland, Scotland and the Galapagos Islands. In addition to writing about cruising lifestyles and both popular and hard to reach cruising destinations, I write and photograph technical reviews of new yachts and equipment. Several of my feature articles and photos have won Boat Writers International awards including the prestigious Legacy Writer’s Award. My photography has been published on the covers of national magazines and has been featured in numerous advertising campaigns.
MY ART: Most of my photography is for my photojournalism work, but more recently I have also enjoyed shooting for my own artistic pleasure. My fine art photography has been juried into shows and exhibitions at the Mitchell Gallery and Maryland Hall, and most recently my work was displayed at the Maryland Federation of Art in Annapolis, where one of my photos won the People’s Choice Award. I am a member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), the Nikon Professional Services (NPS) association and the Digital Photography Club of Annapolis. In my spare time I volunteer my photography services for The Little Sisters of the Poor at St. Martin’s Home for the elderly in Baltimore. My wife, a watercolorist and fellow MFA member, and I are planning a two-month cross-country RV trip in 2015/2016 to explore new sights to photograph and paint. For more info, visit my website: www.sasscom.com
MFA and ME: My wife and I joined the MFA this summer, and we look forward to attending its many shows and exhibits where we hope to meet fellow artists and art enthusiasts.
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