Category Archives: Fine Art

FIVE REASONS TO VISIT HISTORIC BERLIN, MARYLAND

1. Stay at the historic and romantic Atlantic Hotel

The Atlantic Hotel
The Atlantic Hotel and Drummer’s Cafe, Berlin, Maryland

2. Eat at great restaurants

The Globe Theater, Berlin, Maryland
The Globe Theater, Berlin, Maryland
Main Street Enchanted Tea Room, Berlin, MD
Main Street Enchanted Tea Room, Berlin, MD
Rayne's Reef Soda Fountain and Grill, Berlin, Maryland
Rayne’s Reef Soda Fountain and Grill, Berlin, Maryland
The Berlin Coffee House
The Berlin Coffee House, Berlin, Maryland
SiCuli Rustic Italian Kitchen
SiCuli Rustic Italian Kitchen, Berlin, Maryland
Cupcakes in Bloom
Cupcakes in Bloom, Berlin, Maryland
Go Organic Natural Foods Grocer, Berlin, Maryland
Go Organic Natural Foods Grocer, Berlin, Maryland

3. Shop at unique and locally owned stores 

Main Street Sweets, Berlin, Maryland
Main Street Sweets, Berlin, Maryland
Bustle Bridal Boutique, Berlin, Maryland
Bustle Bridal Boutique, Berlin, Maryland
A Little Sheepish Yarn Shop, Berlin, Maryland
A Little Sheepish Yarn Shop, Berlin, Maryland
Sea-LA-Vie - Home Accessories and More, Berlin, Maryland
Sea-LA-Vie – Home Accessories and More, Berlin, Maryland
Sea-LA-VIE
Sea-LA-VIE, Berlin, Maryland
Bungalow Love Antiques, Berlin, Maryland
Bungalow Love Antiques, Berlin, Maryland
Culver's Aniques - Fine Walnut Furniture, Berlin, Maryland
Culver’s Aniques – Fine Walnut Furniture, Berlin, Maryland
Victorian Charm, Berlin, Maryland
Victorian Charm, Berlin, Maryland
Victorian Charm, Berlin, Maryland
Victorian Charm, Berlin, Maryland
Coconut Bay Antiques
Coconut Bay Antiques, Berlin, Maryland

4. View and buy art from local artists

Worcester County Atrts Council, Berlin, Maryland
Worcester County Atrts Council, Berlin, Maryland
Jeffrey Auxer Designs, Glass Blowing Studio and Gallery, Berlin, Maryland
Jeffrey Auxer Designs, Glass Blowing Studio and Gallery, Berlin, Maryland
Lots of great local artwork
Lots of great local artwork

5. Renew and relax

Harmony Wellness Spa, Berlin, Maryland
Harmony Wellness Spa, Berlin, Maryland

Photography exhibit by Jacqueline Quinn LaRocca at The Kentlands Mansion through Jan 31st, 2013

Lady of Greenwood Plantation, St. Francisville,  Louisiana
Lady of Greenwood Plantation, St. Francisville, Louisiana

The City of Gaithersburg presents an exhibit featuring the photographic works by Jacqueline Quinn LaRocca at The Kentlands Mansion, 320 Kent Square Rd, Gaithersburg, Maryland from December 13th to January 31, 2014.  The public is invited to a free Artists’ Reception on Tuesday, December 17th, 2013  from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

www.gaithersburgmd.gov/poi/default.asp?POI_ID=309&TOC=1;8;309;&id=6521

Please note that most artwork is for sale and all images are copyrighted by the artist. For more information, please contact Andi Rosati at 301-258-6350, e-mail arosati@gaithersburgmd.gov or visit Kentlands Mansion at http://www.gaithersburgmd.gov/kentlandsmansion.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Jacqueline Quinn LaRocca is a freelance, international photographer who resides in Ellicott City, Maryland.  She specializes in black and white and infrared photography.  Her work represents her passion for creating fine art photographs of spiritual and historical places and spaces around the globe.  Jacqueline states that she strives to visually communicate the feelings she’s experienced at these ethereal places so others may share in her experience.  Jacqueline has produced portfolios from her travels to Cambodia, Thailand, Ireland, United Kingdom, and throughout the United States.

Jacqueline’s photographs have been accepted to exhibits at the Maryland Federation for Art in Annapolis, The Quiet Waters Gallery in Annapolis, Howard County Center for the Arts in Ellicott City, and The Art Gallery at the University of Maryland, College Park.  Additionally, Jacqueline’s photographs have been published in newspapers, travel guides, websites and articles.  Jacqueline graduated from the professional photography program at the Washington School of Photography.  To view Jacqueline’s work please visit her website http://www.JacquelineLaRocca.com  and her photography blog   at http://www.laroccablog.com

Historic River Road that runs along the Mississippi River in Louisiana where the majority of the southern plantations were located. Some plantations still exist.
Historic River Road that runs along the Mississippi River in Louisiana where the majority of the southern plantations were located. Some plantations still exist.
Blackwater Refuge, Cambridge, Maryland. Part of the underground railroad used by Harriet Tubman
Blackwater Refuge, Cambridge, Maryland. Part of the underground railroad used by Harriet Tubman
Blackwater National Refuge, Cambridge, Maryland, black and white, infared photograph
Blackwater National Refuge, Cambridge, Maryland, black and white, infared photograph
Assateague Island, Maryland, the Native Americans believe this area was a sacred portal for recently deceased souls to pass to the afterlife.
Assateague Island, Maryland, the Native Americans believe this area was a sacred portal for recently deceased souls to pass to the afterlife.
Assateague Island, Maryland, the Native Americans believe this area was a sacred portal for recently deceased souls to pass to the afterlife.
Assateague Island, Maryland, the Native Americans believe this area was a sacred portal for recently deceased souls to pass to the afterlife.
Archangel Michael, Milltown Cemetery, Belfast, Northern Ireland, black and white, infrared, photograph
Archangel Michael, Milltown Cemetery, Belfast, Northern Ireland, black and white, infrared, photograph
Navan Fort, County Armagh, Northern Ireland
Navan Fort, County Armagh, Northern Ireland
Lady Gregory's estate, Coole, Gort, County Galway, Ireland
Lady Gregory’s estate, Coole, Gort, County Galway, Ireland
Klyemore Abbey, County Galway, Ireland
Klyemore Abbey, County Galway, Ireland
Druid’s Ring  photograph of pagan, site in Kerry, Ireland
Druid’s Ring photograph of pagan, site in Kerry, Ireland
Church at the Hill of Tara, County Meath, Ireland
Church at the Hill of Tara, County Meath, Ireland
Belvoir Park, Belfast,Northern Ireland
Belvoir Park, Belfast,Northern Ireland

To view more of Jacqueline’s work please visit www.JacquelineLaRocca.com

Juried Exhibition Howard County Art 2013

Thank You to Juror: Fahimeh Vahdat, Chair of Visual Arts, Howard County Community College for awarding me the Juror’s Award for my three Thailand Temple Ruin photographs in the Art Howard County 2013 Exhibition, on Friday November 8, 2013. The exhibit runs from November 1—December 13, 2013 at the Howard County Arts Council 8510 Ridge Rd., Ellicott City, MD 21043 www.hocoarts.org (410) 313-ARTS

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Thailand Temple Ruins III are known as Wat Mahathat which are the remains from the Sukhothati kingdom that included a royal palace and twenty-six Buddhist temples dating from the 13th and 14th centuries.
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Thailand Temple Ruins II is from a monastery from the Ayutthaya kingdom.
Thailand_Temple_Ruins_1
Thailand Temple Ruins I is from the remains of King U Thong’s Ayutthaya kingdom from 1350.

These three photographs are part of my Thailand collection available on www.JacquelineLaRocca.com

The photographs are black and white and infrared. While visiting these sacred places, I could feel the spirits from long ago. Thailand Temple Ruins I is from the remains of King U Thong’s Ayutthaya kingdom from 1350.  Thailand Temple Ruins II is from a monastery from the Ayutthaya kingdom.  Thailand Temple Ruins III are known as Wat Mahathat which are the remains from the Sukhothati kingdom that included a royal palace and twenty-six Buddhist temples dating from the 13th and 14th centuries.  In the 18th century the Burmese Army destroyed these kingdoms and the fragile ruins are all that remain today.

“In Search of Spirits from Long Ago on the Eastern Shore of Maryland”

 

"In Search of Spirits from Long Ago on the Eastern Shore of Maryland" Exhibit

The Tilghman Island Inn features Jacqueline Quinn LaRocca’s fine art black and white photography exhibit of haunted and historical places on the Eastern Shore of Maryland from October 5th through October 31st.

Artist Reception Sunday, October 6th from 3 to 5 p.m.

Location: The Tilghman Island Inn  21384 Coopertown Rd., Tilghman Island , MD. 800-866-2141.

For more information visit: www.tilghmanislandinn.com  and   www.JacquelineLaRocca.com