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James Anshutz Photography Location / Contact:
PO box 350
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Phone: 808.561.6727

James Anshutz
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Photographic artwork and creative portraits

I was Born and Raised in Tampa, Florida and moved to Hawaii in 2001 with the idea of finding a place that my spirit fit with. I had sold everything I had, left everything I have ever known, to move to a place that I knew nothing about. The minute I stepped off the plane, during what seemed to be monsoon season, I felt it instantlyÉthis was home!

I have been taking pictures since the age of three and got my first professional camera from my hanai brother at the age of 12. Until recently it was always just a hobby until one day I met this woman at the print shop who worked at Iolani Palace. She bought my first piece before I could even finish mounting it. That one simple meeting changed my ideas of a hobby into a professionÉand so it began.

One never realizes how much a momentary interaction can change the course of another person's life.

My pictures are inspired by each moment. For me, creative ideas come from everywhere especially with the energies here in Hawaii. These wonderful Islands continue to bless me with personal, spiritual, and professional growth. I give full credit to the Aina/lands for this wonder change-of-course in my life.Ê

My long term goal is to open a community center with an art and music studio for the keiki and disabled youth of Hawaii.

- James "Jay" Anshutz

Recent Awards, Retail Sales, and Gallery Showings

4 honorable mentions at the International Photography Awards- L.A.
The Portrait- Honorable Mentions in 2 categories
Sunset's Trip- Honorable Mention
Difference of Opinion- Honorable mention

Finalist in the Digitation Competition ArtRom Gallery- Italy
Field of Dreams- Finalist

Gallery Showings

Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace- Honolulu (First Friday ArtWalk August 2006)
Contemporary Art Show- Honolulu -Puahi Tower (August 2006)
Recent Showings
Border's at Ward Center- Honolulu (December 2006)

Current Exhibitions
AHA's "All Things Hawaiian" Show
Honolulu Country Club- Now through March 2007

Retail Sales
Island Treasures Gallery
629 Kailua Rd. Suite 103
Kailua, HI 96734
(808) 261-8131
Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace Gallery
Downtown Honolulu- Fort St and Beritania

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