“What Remains” Art Sale

Since 2011, I’ve been showing my photographs in various locations all over Central Pennsylvania. Over 20 venues from Lebanon to Lancaster, to York, to Harrisburg. Some have sold, some have not. The collection I have now, is what remains. I’m hoping to sell them now.

Make me an offer, pay what you will, or if you love an image, but can’t afford to make a purchase at this time, contact me and it’s yours. I want to share my work with others. Photographs include selections from my first Nature Exhibit in 2012, Pennsylvania Places exhibit in 2013, and some of my personal collection of images that I wasn’t sure where or when to exhibit, so they have been in my home for the last year. I’d love to share them with you, so please let me know if you are interested in any of these images.

I will be taking time off from exhibition in 2018 and have just a few shows left this year. The final exhibit in Sept. – Nov. at Gamut Theatre will be my last.
Thank you to all who have supported my work through the years.

Contact me via Debra.Schell32@gmail.com to purchase any of this artwork

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“Lancaster Bridge”- 2015 – 11×14 image in a 16×20 matted, framed and signed
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“Jamestown Abstract”, 2015 – 11×14 print in 16×20 frame
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“Jersey Shore” – 11×14 image in 16×20 matte, signed, and framed
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“Capitol in the Evening”, 2013 – 11×14 print in 16×20 matte, framed and signed
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“Hershey” – 2013 – 10×15 image matted in 12 x 16 frame , signed
“Pittsburgh” – 2013 – 11×14 image in 16×20 matte, signed, and framed.
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“Midtown Harrisburg” – 2015 – 8×10 image in an 11×14 matte, signed and framed.

Artwork up at River City

Artwork now up at River City Blues, located on Cameron Street in Harrisburg. Grab a drink and view my  Harrisburg Places artwork photographs, printed on metal, of the Harrisburg Capitol were created in 2015 and 2016. Five photographs feature the capitol exterior, interior, and details of the senate and rotunda. . In addition, two images feature iconic locations including the reflecting art in front of City Centre and the Market Street Bridge. The artwork will be on display May 19- June 14.

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About the Artist

Deb Schell, a Harrisburg-based photographic artist, enjoys creating images of landscapes and architecture.

She holds a Bachelors Degree in Photojournalism from Point Park College, Pittsburgh, PA and an Associate Degree in Photography from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

Schell has exhibited artwork in over 20 venues in the Central Pennsylvania area since 2012 including locations in Lititz, Lancaster, Lebanon, York, Annville, and Harrisburg.

In 2014 she worked with the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg by providing 650 photographs of the Harrisburg area to go into 125 bedroom suites.

In 2017 Schell worked with McNees, Wallace & Nurick, a local law firm based in downtown Harrisburg, to provide Harrisburg-themed artwork for their newly renovated conference rooms.

May 3rd in the Burg~ Food, Laughs, and Live Music

-1On May 19th enjoy this amazing spring weather while walking around Harrisburg during 3rd in the Burg this May. While you are enjoying art, music, food, and the spring air, stop by any or all of the three venues that will be showcasing my artwork this month!

Dalcia’s Bakery & Coffee Shop
April Peace ExhibitThis amazing local shop located on 3rd Street in Midtown Harrisburg features traditional bakery items and Little Amps coffee. A nice place for stopping in for a sweet treat or to get a cup of coffee to keep you moving, this venue features my Peace Exhibit photographs. The photographs, printed, matted, and framed, are on display through June 30.
The collection images were created over several years and I selected them for this exhibit when thinking of times I have felt at peace. While on a hike, while sitting by the river, while by the lake, sitting alone, or sitting with a friend. Each image captures a moment when I was calm and at peace.

Harrisburg Improv Theatre

HBG Susquehanna River Bridge HIT ARTEXHIBITStop into the HIT for laughs! Located on 3rd Street in Midtown Harrisburg, this theatre is home to great lineup of unique improv that will be sure to have you smiling. The venue is BYOB and currently my Chaos & Calm Exhibit,  is on display through August 30. Printed on canvas, the work has been digitally altered to show order, simplicity, balance, and consistency. It isn’t perfection I strive for, it patience to practice. Each image features iconic Harrisburg landmarks as portrayed by paintings, showing different styles and features. The pieces are very different from what my normal style has been, as I break away from traditional photography and explore more deeply as an artist. I’ve been working on transitioning my work to shift to more meaningful pieces for the last few years. After spending years as a photojournalist, where I don’t have the ability to “play” with images, it is so fun to throw out the rule book, and start exploring. My favorite time of the year is in the beginning. It’s when we get to press the “reset” button. It’s a chance to start over, to do what we wanted to accomplish last year. Now’s the “Action” time! And if you have set some new year’s resolutions or not, I think we all can agree that it’s great to look over our last year and see what we can improve, learn, grow, and create in the new year.

HIT‘s very own Ashley Mahdavi helped me make the decision that became the theme of this work, and once I saw it, I knew that was the purpose of this work. The theme and purpose for these pieces would be to share my feelings, thoughts, and memories through photographic art that moves and leaves the viewer feeling like they could relate to the work.

River City Blues

May Art ExhibitJoin me for live music at this venue, located on Cameron Street in Harrisburg. Grab a drink and view my  Harrisburg Places artwork photographs, printed on metal, of the Harrisburg Capitol were created in 2015 and 2016. Five photographs feature the capitol exterior, interior, and details of the senate and rotunda. . In addition, two images feature iconic locations including the reflecting art in front of City Centre and the Market Street Bridge. The artwork will be on display May 19- June 7.

One of my favorite musician friends, Chuck Britton, will be playing some tunes in the bar, so this is sure to be a fantastic evening.

Chaos & Calm Exhibit up at HIT

Five photographs are on display at the Harrisburg Improv Theatre beginning May 1 – August 31, 2017. The City I See: Chaos & Calm. Printed on canvas, the work has been digitally altered to show order, simplicity, balance, and consistency. It isn’t perfection I strive for, it patience to practice. Each image features iconic Harrisburg landmarks as portrayed by paintings, showing different styles and features.

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The pieces are very different from what my normal style has been, as I break away from traditional photography and explore more deeply as an artist. I’ve been working on transitioning my work to shift to more meaningful pieces for the last few years.
After spending years as a photojournalist, where I don’t have the ability to “play” with images, it is so fun to throw out the rule book, and start exploring. My favorite time of the year is in the beginning. It’s when we get to press the “reset” button. It’s a chance to start over, to do what we wanted to accomplish last year. Now’s the “Action” time! And if you have set some new year’s resolutions or not, I think we all can agree that it’s great to look over our last year and see what we can improve, learn, grow, and create in the new year.

HIT‘s very own Ashley Mahdavi helped me make the decision that became the theme of this work, and once I saw it, I knew that was the purpose of this work. The theme and purpose for these pieces would be to share my feelings, thoughts, and memories through photographic art that moves and leaves the viewer feeling like they could relate to the work.

Harrisburg Artwork on display at City House B&B

City House -19My Harrisburg Places artwork and new work The City I See: Chaos and Calm, will be on display at the City House B&B, located at 915 N. Front Street in Harrisburg, starting April 3 – 28, 2017.

The City House is located in the heart of Pennsylvania’s capital city, Harrisburg. Right along the banks of the picturesque Susquehanna River, this beautiful and charming urban retreat is handcrafted with fireplaces, stained glass, hardwood floors, and arched entryways. Enjoy the comfort of home with the convenience of a central city location.

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The Harrisburg Places artwork photographs, printed on metal, of the Harrisburg Capitol were created in 2015 and 2016. Five photographs feature the capitol exterior, interior, and details of the senate and rotunda. . In addition, two images feature iconic locations including the reflecting art in front of City Centre and the Market Street Bridge.

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The City I See: Chaos and Calm images attempt to show my feelings of confusion about where I am, frustration about why I’m not where I want to be, and they also demonstrate order, simplicity, balance, and consistency. It isn’t perfection I strive for, it patience to practice. Each image features iconic Harrisburg landmarks as portrayed by paintings, showing different styles and features.

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Join Me during 3rd in the Burg for April!

3rd in the Burg is on April 21 and will feature music from 6-9 p.m. by Dovetail musicians John & Joreen Kelly, of Harrisburg.

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John & Joreen Kelly

I will be there to speak about the artwork on exhibit. If you aren’t familiar with 3rd in the Burg, each month, dozens of venues host special events, exhibits, music, theater, comedy, lectures throughout downtown and Midtown Harrisburg.

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In addition to art and music, Beer Sampling will be  provided as this runs during Harrisburg Beer Week!

Hemauer Brewing Co. will be serving up samples of their brews.  Located in Dillsburg, Hemauer is an in-planning commercial artisan craft brewery focusing on community enhancement while offering both traditional-styled and unique-flavored ales and lagers.

About the Artist

Deb Schell, a Harrisburg-based photographic artist, has been creating images from the age of 16. Schell has a background in photojournalism and enjoys creating images of landscapes and architecture.

She’s a member of the Art Association of Harrisburg, the Susquehanna Art Museum, and the Central Pennsylvania Association for Female Executives.

Schell also owns a photography company and has exhibited artwork in over 20 venues in the Central Pennsylvania area since 2012.

In 2014 Schell sold 650 pieces of Harrisburg artwork to the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg to go into 125 bedroom suites.

 

Peace Exhibit Up at Bakery

Amazing treats, great coffee, and peaceful images are right around the corner at Dalicia’s Bakery & Coffee Shop, located in Midtown Harrisburg.

The photographs, printed, matted, and framed, are on display starting April 1 – June 30.
The collection images were created over several years and I selected them for this exhibit when thinking of times I have felt at peace.
While on a hike, while sitting by the river, while by the lake, sitting alone, or sitting with a friend. Each image captures a moment when I was calm and at peace.

How do you find peace?

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“Waterfalls at Trough Creek” ~ 2011 Photograph by Deb Schell

Trough Creek State Park is an awesome place to go for a hike. I created this image while visiting the park in 2011. I was with a friend and her family and I was feeling happy that I was able to take some much-needed time off of work to join her for this camping trip. I was laying down on a bridge, with my finger on the “Trigger” in hopes of creating an image with “movement” and it was at that time that I realized I was able to not only create an image, but also actually enjoy the moment.

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“Autumn in Harrisburg” ~ 2012 Photograph by Deb Schell

While taking a walk along Riverfront Park, in Harrisburg, I captured this image. I was on my way home after a long walk. When I lived in Uptown Harrisburg I used to take walks that lasted hours, I would get lost in my thoughts, enjoy dancing to music, and finding peace in being alone. It was then that I realized that I may be alone for a long time. I need to be ok with that, and I felt at peace at that moment because I knew I would always have myself, and some good music, and hopefully my camera, to take long walks, so I didn’t feel so alone anymore.

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“Chanticleer Ruin Garden Reflections” ~ 2015 Photograph by Deb Schell

Visiting Chanticleer on a beautiful day was even better by a friend that I shared some great conversations with and even though I was feeling very sad, I felt better by being in this place. No matter how unhappy I was, I realized that coming to a place surrounded by nature, I felt so much better. When life gets tough, I tend to gravitate towards nature and at this time, I really felt at peace.

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“Evening in Millersburg” ~ 2014 Photograph by Deb Schell

As I stood on a bridge in Millersburg, watching the sun set, I realized I was lucky to be where I was standing, and thankful for the people in my life. I went to this park with a friend who really helped me see the value of many things. This moment was a time when I was able to really understand the value of others and their importance. I felt at peace in the understanding that even though my life was going through many challenges, that I can be thankful for those around me who I can learn from and celebrate their success.

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“Peace on the Susquehanna” ~ 2012 Photograph by Deb Schell

At the time, I didn’t know that capturing this image would be the one I select for my 52-Week Photo Project in 2012. Looking back, and the reason I decided to add the image to this exhibit, this photograph really demonstrates peace to me. The peace in standing alone. The peace that nature brings. This image was created at Fort Hunter. That location has been a place I’ve visited several times. The last time I was there, I was really upset about choices I’d made in my personal life. I cried and cried. But after a while, I just sat there, and watched the water and wildlife.

Art, Music, and Beer!

City-House_f8e09e33-5056-a36a-087f6260f5173070My Harrisburg Places artwork and new work The City I See: Chaos and Calm, will be on display at the City House B&B starting April 3 – 28, 2017.

The City House is located in the heart of Pennsylvania’s capital city, Harrisburg. Right along the banks of the picturesque Susquehanna River, this beautiful and charming urban retreat is handcrafted with fireplaces, stained glass, hardwood floors, and arched entryways. Enjoy the comfort of home with the convenience of a central city location.

The Harrisburg Places artwork photographs, printed on metal, of the Harrisburg Capitol were created in 2015 and 2016. Five photographs feature the capitol exterior, interior, and details of the senate and rotunda.

The City I See: Chaos and Calm images attempt to show my feelings of confusion about where I am, frustration about why I’m not where I want to be, and they also demonstrate order, simplicity, balance, and consistency. It isn’t perfection I strive for, it patience to practice. Each image features iconic Harrisburg landmarks as portrayed by paintings, showing different styles and features.

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Join Me during 3rd in the Burg for April!

3rd in the Burg is on April 21 and will feature music from 6-9 p.m. by Dovetail musicians John & Joreen Kelly, of Harrisburg.

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John & Joreen Kelly

I will be there to speak about the artwork on exhibit. If you aren’t familiar with 3rd in the Burg, each month, dozens of venues host special events, exhibits, music, theater, comedy, lectures throughout downtown and Midtown Harrisburg.

Print

In addition to art and music, Beer Sampling will be  provided as this runs during Harrisburg Beer Week!

Hemauer Brewing Co. will be serving up samples of their brews.  Located in Dillsburg, Hemauer is an in-planning commercial artisan craft brewery focusing on community enhancement while offering both traditional-styled and unique-flavored ales and lagers.

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Coffee, Music, and Art during 3rd in the Burg

Support local business on St. Patrick’s Day by coming out for 3rd in the Burg!

Support local business owners by stopping by Dalicia’s Bakery & Coffee Shop on Friday, March 17 from 6-9 p.m. for some great treats, coffee by Little Amps, and art by several local artists including me! In addition, there will be live music from by Victoria Cristo  from 6-9 p.m.

The shop, open for just about a year, is located at 1419 North 3rd St. in Midtown Harrisburg. It’s open late for 3rd in the Burg. Each month, dozens of venues host special events—exhibits, music, theater, comedy, lectures—throughout downtown and Midtown.

My Harrisburg focused artwork is on display until March 31, 2017

The photographs, printed on metal, of the Harrisburg Capitol were created in 2015 and 2016. Five photographs feature the capitol exterior, interior, and details of the senate and rotunda.

New Work up at Zeroday Brewing Co.

My Exhibit “The City I See: Chaos & Calm” is on display at Zeroday Brewing Co. in Midtown Harrisburg. The artwork will be up Feb. 17 – March 16.

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I’m so excited to announce some new work that I’ll be showing this month! The images attempt to show my feelings of confusion about where I am, frustration about why I’m not where I want to be, and they also demonstrate order, simplicity, balance, and consistency. It isn’t perfection I strive for, it patience to practice.

Each image features iconic Harrisburg landmarks as portrayed by paintings, showing different styles and features.

If you miss this show at Zeroday, the work will be at The City House April 1 -28

Peace Exhibit now up at Yellow Bird Cafe

Digital Photography by Deb Schell/2017

The Peace Images Exhibit is a collection of photographs of peaceful and scenic landscapes, rivers, lakes, and waterfalls. These images each remind me of a time when I felt at peace. While on a hike, while sitting by the river, while by the lake, sitting alone, or sitting with a friend. Artwork will be up at Yellow Bird Cafe February 15 – March 15, 2017