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Donald’s inaugural 2011 Poster Calendars rank high on Amazon.

You can find Donald’s lovely new calendars by searching at Amazon

You can search – 2011 photography calendars –
Or
2011 Maine calendars
Or
2011 fine art calendars
Or
Poster calendars.

Don’s frameable month by month calendars – 1 11×14 and the other a 5×7 desk or wall calendar

Often sit high in the rankings and besides works by Ansel Adams – the art of Monet – offered by The Museum of Fine Art Boston

And The Calendars by The Metropolitan Museum

And prould next to the renowned Poster Calendars of Linnea Design
Which Mr Verger owns and loves.

You can also enjoy the growing comments describing the calendars.

We hope you search them on Amazon
And help spread the word.

A third calendar is in design ūüôā
And please stay tuned to it’s announcement.

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After a while of tossing around the idea, and a few weeks of struggling with the final decisions, Donald Verger has a new calendar hot off the press! Inspired by various poster calendars, including those by Linnea Design, Dana Heacock, and Kate Libby, Donald Verger decided that a poster calendar would be a great way to make his photography serve a function, while still being a beautiful piece of art.

We began our process by choosing the best images to suit the design. There were plenty of brilliant images to choose from, and the only problem was, there were so many we wanted to include! Ultimately we gathered together the opinions of friends, family, strangers, professionals, and a few enthusiastic Starbucks employees, in order to choose the final twelve.

The final week or two of design was an incredible amount of work. For a product that appears so fresh and simple, there are a lot of details that need to be taken into account. Hours were spent debating issues such as the size of the font, whether or not we should have borders, the weight of the paper, the packaging, and so much more! It’s much easier said than done.

Choosing the final details of the cover were also difficult, but ultimately we chose Verger’s signature image Dawn of Peace to represent the very first of the collectible poster calendars. We also decided on using Verger’s actual signature on the cover as our special touch.

The final creation consists of twelve striking images that range from bold lighthouses, to brilliant blossoms, fall foliage, and much more. The dates are subtly placed over the image, so as not to take away from the photograph. They also fit a standard 11×14 frame and can be hung individually or all together.

Watch for updates! More to come… but for now take a look at the calendar!

Special thanks to the folks at Linnea Design and Annie Catherine who were a huge help in this process!

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Following the reconstruction of The Portland Press Herald’s website, the article previously know as “Selling art that will set people free” has been retitled. It was originally released on March 5, 2009.

Please read the article, at the new link, HERE.

Thank you!

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Slowly, more and more of Donald Verger‘s beautiful photography is being made available as Fine Art posters. Here is a current list with a little information about each photo, there will be more to come! To purchase any of these posters, click on the title below the image. All posters fit a standard 18×24 poster frame, and make a great gift.
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Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse- Acadia National Park

Donald Verger was on his way to Manchester when he heard that up in Acadia, Maine there would be a strong autumn storm with winds whipping up to 50mph. He immediately turned around and made his way to Acadia where the bad weather would provide the opportunity for some beautiful pictures. Now, he’s added this image of Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse into the series of fine art posters. This image was taken in the morning, though it was to be the middle of the storm, a calm morning can be seen as the clouds move in.

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Dawn of Peace

This is one of Verger’s signature images, taken at sunrise when it was -30 degrees. The fog is surreal and peaceful as it lifts off the glassy lake. The subtle array of colors in this image make for a stunning scene.

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Storm at Nubble Lighthouse

This image was taken during the Patriot’s Day Storm, April ’07. Verger made it to the lighthouse that day, taking thousands of pictures of the raging waves and churning muddy ocean. ‚ÄúThis was something extraordinary I don‚Äôt expect to see again in my lifetime,‚ÄĚ Verger explained while describing the featured image. An entire post about this image is available here.

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Under the Rainbow- Nubble Lighthouse

An image of Nubble with a storm breaking up while revealing a very bright rainbow.

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Rainbow at Portland Head Light

Another image of a colorful rainbow, but of Portland Head Light instead. The dramatic light of sunset make the bold red roof even more rich and vibrant, and the lighthouse looks stunning in the glow.

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Nubble Lighthouse- A Bright Beacon

Verger once again captures a serene moment, the clouds appear painted in the light of sunset, and Nubble Lighthouse glows vibrant orange. The intensity and surreal beauty of this image is sure to make the photograph visually rewarding in such a large format, and a favorite of this series.

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Summer’s Peace

A bright image full of peaceful summer sunlight. Surrounded by nature, the colorful laundry makes this a very playful photograph.

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Sunflowers- Farmer’s Market

A warm summery shot of these beautiful and bold flowers fills this image with warmth and smiles. Taken at Portland Farmer’s Market, in Maine, where fresh local food and flowers are available.

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Thunder Hole- Acadia National Park

An energetic blast of water sprays into the air, Thunder Hole, Acadia National Park.

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Lightning Strike- Portland Head Light

This is a great sweeping view of the shore, a fantastic shot of the blue sea. The clouds seem to be racing through, and a bolt of lightning can be scene striking down to earth behind the famous lighthouse. Cool blues and moody lighting look great in this image.

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You may have heard of the Lighthouse Depot up in Maine, a prestigious gift shop sporting the largest variety of lighthouse gifts and high-quality merchandise from all around the globe. And now, Donald Verger, is honored to be selling some of his art in this store.

Lighthouses are such a strong, solid, symbol of coastal history and many people love that beauty and symbolism these guardians offer. Often, families and enthusiasts will plan vacations to visit several lighthouses, or just a favorite one which they visit regularly. In 1992, this group began a monthly publication of Lighthouse Digest with 34 paid subscribers, and shortly after, opened their store in Wells. The store has grown over time, two whole floors full of lighthouse gifts, representing many states and 20 countries. And better still… a percentage of all sales goes to various lighthouse preservation groups around the country.

Their website offers hundreds of lighthouse tales, an online catalog, as well as links to other lighthouse sites. Lighthouse lovers can’t miss this!

For a link to Donald Verger’s work available through the Lighthouse Depot see, click here.

Enjoy!

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Join Donald Verger and many other artists for the First Friday Art Walk in Portland, Maine. The First Friday Art Walk is a self guided tour through art studios, galleries, museums, and alternative art venues. The event is held on the first Friday of each month from 5-8 pm.

OUR MISSION is to open the doors of Portland’s visual arts community by joining together and introducing a wider audience to the unique vitality of the artists and venues of Portland. Promoting interest with non-exclusivity and easy access, thereby strengthening the arts and community through diversity and celebration.

The First Friday Art Walk

Donald Verger’s work will be on display during the First Friday Art Walk, as well as all month long in Artist & Craftsman Supplies.

More information:
Artist & Craftsman
540 Deering Avenue

“Please join us on First Friday and all month long during regular business hours to view photographs by Donald Verger. Donald’s colorful and moody photographs portray scenes from Maine’s landscape.”
M-F 8am-7:30pm, Sat 9am-7:30pm, Sun 10am-6pm.
http://www.artistcraftsman.com
207 772 7272
Venue Description: Artist and Craftsman Supply offers quality discount art supplies, for professionals, students, children, and crafters since 1985.
Hours: M-F: 8am-7pm S: 9am-7pm Sun: 10am-6pm

Hope to see you at this exciting event!

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Donald Verger was on his way to Manchester when he heard that up in Acadia, Maine there would be a strong autumn storm with winds whipping up to 50mph. He immediately turned around and made his way to Acadia where the bad weather would provide the opportunity for some beautiful pictures. Now, he’s added this image of Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse into the series of fine art posters. This image was taken in the morning, though it was to be the middle of the storm, a calm morning can be seen as the clouds move in.

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This is one of Verger’s signature images, taken at sunrise when it was -30 degrees. For more information about these photographs and more visit Donald Verger’s Site.

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All the way from Alaska comes a band named Bear Mountain Bluegrass. It’s members have moved to Alaska from various locations throughout the country, but share a love for music.

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On their CD “I Found a Friend”, they feature a photograph of Donald Verger‘s on the cover. His work is available for Covers and various other projects. Email DonaldVerger@gmail.com for more information.

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After doing some research to find out which photographs are the most viewed and loved, Donald Verger has turned those images into Fine Art Posters. Four photographs, two of Nubble Light house, and two of Portland Head Light have so far been made into the 18×24 posters. Each one has something distinctly beautiful about it. The moments Verger has chosen illustrate the fury and beauty of storms, as well as dramatic light offered by sunsets. The magic Verger can make happen with a camera and a¬†lovely sight can be fully appreciated in these images.
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The series of posters are available at various giftshops along the Maine coast, or online at donaldverger.com.

Have any comments or questions? Feedback is loved! Let us know your thoughts.

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Donald Verger is proud to announce the first in a series of fine art posters, selected from his most loved and collected images. The first in the series, titled “Storm at Nubble Lighthouse”, is a unique image taken of an incredible wave crashing behind the Nubble Lighthouse on April 16th, 2007, during the Patriot’s Day Storm.

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"Storm at Nubble Lighthouse", the first in a series of fine art posters by photographer Donald Verger

 

The nor’easter that bombarded the coast that day was a storm with unmatched strength, New England hadn’t seen anything like it for years.¬†Peak winds in Portland, ME were measured at 59mph, with some of the highest waves measured just above 30′. The damage sustained by the Nubble Lighthouse¬†in the storm was estimated at $1 million.

“The extent of coastal damage was being compared to destructive nor’easters in 1987 and 1991. Nor’easters blow directly at the Maine coast, scouring the shore and pounding seawalls and bluffs with great force. This week’s nor’easter packed especially strong winds and coincided with tides that were already elevated by 2 feet or more.”

 Portland Press Herald

Verger made it to the lighthouse that day, taking thousands of pictures of the raging waves and churning muddy ocean. “This was something extrordinary I don’t expect to see again in my lifetime,” Verger explained while describing the featured image.

The posters are now available to purchase, the first 100 sold will be signed by Donald Verger. Wholesale prices are available for purchases of 10 or more posters. Look for more fine art posters by Donald Verger available soon!

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At the peak of Munjoy Hill is¬†the cozy Hilltop Cafe which housed Donald Verger‘s most recent show “Faces of Innocence”. This show featured a collection of work¬†which focuses¬†on a new subject, instead of the familiar lighthouses and nature scenes, Verger presents his audience with images of people. His style still holds onto the beautiful use of color, luminous light, as well as patience and the eye to catch that perfect moment. The photography embodies a new personality, people are caught in moments going about their daily lives, and presented¬†for us to examine. Character shines through this collection and Verger’s photography is brought to a much more personal level as you see eye to eye with smiling strangers you’ve never met, but somehow feel that you’ve gotten to know then though the art alone.

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Donald Verger has been working on his Innocence Project Benefit shows in order to aid and support The Innocence Project, a nonprofit organization based in New York, dedicated to freeing individuals accused and imprisoned for crimes they did not commit. This organization is also helping to fix problems in the criminal justice system which allow such errors to occur. Verger was a victim of misidentification and now uses his story as inspiration and his photography as a medium to help others.

Thank you for the support of all those who have come to shows and donated to the Innocence Project.

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Don’t miss Donald Verger’s new show! Throughout the month of April, a selection of Verger’s freshest photography will be on display at the Hilltop Cafe in Portland, ME. Unlike other work which features majestic lighthouses and the beauty of nature that graces our everyday, this show will be featuring the photography of people. Familiar and unfamiliar faces, the face of innocence…

Come join us at the Opening Reception, on Friday, April 3rd, 5-7pm. 100% of sales are donated to The Innocence Project.

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This picture, taken on the Opening Reception for The Innocence Project Benefit at the North Star Cafe, shows Eileen Skinner, President and CEO of Mercy Hospital, and¬†photographer, Donald¬†Verger, sharing a laugh.¬†Donald Verger’s opening reception raised over $2,000 for the nonprofit organization in New York. Eileen Skinner made a leadership donation to the Innocence Project, which Verger matched, also donating his image “Dawn of Peace”. Mr. Verger’s healing work is displayed in a rotating gallery in Mercy Hospital, a donation¬†from this award winning¬†photographer to be enjoyed by both the patients and staff. For more information about how you can help Mercy hospital, visit their page about giving to the hospital.

The show in the North Star Cafe lasted through the month of March, now for the month of April a new show will be on display at the Hilltop Cafe in Portland, ME. The Artist’s reception is part of the First Friday, Portland, Maine’s, Artwalk, Friday April 3, 5-7. Free coffee and tea will be donated by the Hilltop folks. 100% of sales will be donated to the Innocence Project by Verger. The story of Donald Verger’s inspiration for these charitable photography shows was printed in the Portland Press Herald and Munjoy Hill News.
Don’t miss a chace to enjoy new photography by Donald Verger!

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Visit The Donald Verger Photography
Gallery at Mercy Hospital’s new Foreriver location in Portland,Maine.
The gallery is near the main entrance, just behind the gift shop which carries Don’s Art Postcards, matted fine art prints, and wonderful Photo Pins hand crafted by Lois Kenney.

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Donald is planning a show to Benefit the Innocence Project for the month of April at Portland, Maine’s Hilltop Cafe, 90 Congress Street. Return to this blog for details coming soon. In the meantime, google the new and powerful book, Picking Cotton by Ronald Cotton and Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Erin Torneo.¬†

Ronald, Jennifer, and Erin recived the 2008 Soros Justice Media Fellowship for this couragous book.

Visit their website.

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With Mr. Verger’s recent mishap of mistaken identity, eyes have been turned to recognize The Innocence Project as a way to help fix the system of identification. Their informing website educates you on the causes of these misidentified innocents, offers cases of these individuals, and offers options for how you can help.

Donald Verger’s case was that of “eyewitness misidentification”, the most common cause of mistaken identity.

A lot can be learned simply from the organization’s mission statement:

“The Innocence Project was founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing. To date, 233 people in the United States have been exonerated by DNA testing, including 17 who served time on death row. These people served an average of 12 years in prison before exoneration and release.

The Innocence Project‚Äôs full-time staff attorneys and Cardozo clinic students provide direct representation or critical assistance in most of these cases. The Innocence Project‚Äôs groundbreaking use of DNA technology to free innocent people has provided irrefutable proof that wrongful convictions are not isolated or rare events but instead arise from systemic defects. Now an independent nonprofit organization closely affiliated with Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, the Innocence Project‚Äôs mission is nothing less than to free the staggering numbers of innocent people who remain incarcerated and to bring substantive reform to the system responsible for their unjust imprisonment.”

Read more at The Innocence Project. Please do what you can to help, perhaps even donate.

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The program “60 Minutes”¬† featured cases of mistaken identity, and the causes of eyewitness misidentification.

Here are some videos: Manufacturing Memories, Catching the Right Criminal, 1983: Lenell Geter, and Stress and Memory.

“Picking Cotton”

Ronald Cotton, a man wrongly accused of rape, served 11 years in jail because of eyewitness misidentification.  Jennifer Thompson-Cannino, the woman who misidentified Ronald, now works with him to help fix these flaws in the criminal justice system in order to prevent cases like these. Their book Picking Cotton tells about their story and struggle with the case of misidentification.

CBS News Story, Eyewitness: How Accurate is Visual Memory, features this case.

We want to hear what you have to say. Have you been a victim of mistaken identity? Perhaps someone you know? Tell us your story.

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to the blog of Donald Verger, award-winning Maine photographer. Here you’ll find recent news and updates about Mr. Verger’s work, and also be able to view his brilliant photography. See his site DonaldVerger.com.

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"Dawn of Peace"

Thanks for taking a look!

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Throughout the month of March, Donald Verger’s photography will be featured in the North Star Music Cafe in Portland, Maine. 100% of the show’s proceeds will go to benefit The Innocence Project, a non-profit legal clinic dedicated to freeing those who are wrongfully convicted of crimes.

Mr. Verger’s inspiration for this show was an experience he had around the New Year, which he will not soon forget. The story was featured in The Portland Press Herald as well as on Munjoy Hill News. Mr. Verger was also featured in The Innocence Project’s blog.

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Drop by the North Star Music Cafe to view the beautiful photography and help support the cause!

Thank you for your feedback and support.

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