Donald just visited the PAWS sanctuary in San Andreas, CA, to take photographs of majestic elephants on the 2,300 acre property. PAWS is shorthand for the group “Performing Animal Welfare Society,” and has a very interesting history. The group was started by Pat Derby, a noted animal trainer that once trained the likes of Flipper and Lassie for their eponymous television shows. Pat later started to realize some of the abuses and atrocities that occurred to these performing animals, and along with Ed Stewart started the PAWS organization in 1984 to provide “appropriate and humane sanctuary” for animals that have been the victim of the exotic performing animals. They pioneered a particular elephant training called the “non-dominance” training technique that does not require the use of bullhorns, weapons, or other aversive training techniques for the eight elephants they have on the compound. It seems like a great organization to have ties with for reasons of supporting people who are attempting to give back to the world and make a place where the suffering for all creatures is diminished, but also for the selfish reasons of getting to photograph amazing animals running around on a beautiful, wild environment. I am sure that Donald will be posting some of his photographs on this blog or other places, but below is the link to the PAWS website, where you can learn more about the organization and meet some of the animals that live on the sanctuary.
You’re probably asking if you are excited as we are. Most likely not, but you should be.
Don’s new 2012 calendar series is now available on Calendars.com! After much work, we finally made it happen. The good news about Calendars.com is that they ship internationally — so if you have had troubles viewing his calendars on Amazon before, worry no more!
Stumped on what to get for your relatives for Christmas? Not anymore! Don’s calendars make a wonderful gift for any age. His stunning photography combined with the best quality paper is a great addition to any wall.
ALSO! Don has ANOTHER new calendar. “Lighthouses” is now available on Amazon. Go check it out. Tell your friends. Help us spread the word around the world!
1st Girls Night Out Shopping Spree, 4-7 pm November 4, 2010
Mercy Hospital, Fore River Campus. 175 Fore River Parkway, Portland Maine
Bass Harbor Headlight (Acadia National Park, Maine), the November image from the Donald Verger 2011 Poster Calendar.
Donald Verger has enjoyed a long-lasting, caring fondness for Mercy Hospital’s mission and supports the organization whenever he gets a chance. He’ll be participating in a Vendor Fair in the lobby of the gorgeous new Fore River Mercy Hospital campus, and donating 100% of the proceeds to the hospital’s cause. For that matter, all vendors at this fair are donating proceeds from their sales to the hospital, so there’s a lot of good work (and shopping) be be done!
Don was saying earlier today that it will be interesting to sell his Fine Art Photography Poster Calendars only a stone’s-throw away from his permanent gallery around the corner, a space that was dedicated to his mother that rotates with fresh works of photography about 4 times a year. He plans to rotate the current offerings out in January, so the fair this Thursday will be a good opportunity to catch these beautifully framed, large-format pieces before the new ones come in.
Hi there from Donald’s assistant, Anne. Thought you’d like to see and read what Don’s been up to lately.
We’re fresh from an interview with calendars.com- Don will be featured in their blog about special calendars they offer. We’re so happy to have Don’s 2011 Fine Art Poster Calendar available through such a well renowned website where many beautiful calendars are available- and now they’ve decided to add the Nubble Light calendar to their repertoire as well.
Don has been busy taking roadtrips and new photographs. He was in Acadia last week and at present is in western Vermont. He’s been taking advantage of peak foliage time and the beautiful mild weather we’ve been having. Here’s a new photo for you to enjoy, taken at Frenchmans Bay in Acadia National Park, “Frenchmans Bay at Dawn.”
He’s already thinking about the 2012 Calendar season, and is planning an all-Acadia National Park calendar and assembling botanical photographs for an all flower calendar.
If you love Donald Verger’s photography, and can think of a themed calendar from his collection, let us know! If there’s a gallery in your town where you think Don’s 2011Poster Calendars should be available, we’re all ears.
In good news Don’s calendar is searching well on both Google and Amazon, meaning the world is finding him. If you go to Amazon now and type in, “photography calendars” or “2011 calendars” he’s in the top results. You could also click here to see his listings on Amazon. Also, if you have an opinion about his photography, he’d be so grateful if you’d write a review on Amazon. Every review counts, and your words could mean another sale and another happy person with a bit of New England on their wall.
Don has returned from traveling in Newfoundland, taking more fantastic photographs of seascapes, boats, flowers and fishing villages. He says that he and Lois will be back in time for the clam festival in Yarmouth. I’m sure he has lots of stories from this trip- I know I’ve been enjoying the picture texts of otherworldly lighthouses on craggy coasts and behemoth, floating icebergs. (I also know he’ll be glad to return to the realm of plentiful wifi.)
Thought it’d be nice to gather Don’s many interests and endeavors on Squidoo in one page, especially about the 2011 Donald Verger Poster Calendar, about which I’m very excited. There’s a guest book at the bottom, tell us what you think. The Poster Calendar is available on Amazon, and it’s a beautiful collection of some of his most famous images such as “Dawn of Peace” and others. I’m sure collectors of Ansel Adams and Linnea Calendars, lovers of fine art photography and nature photography will find these to be equally as stunning. Did I mention they’re framable? Bet you never thought of a calendar as an heirloom, but this one is.