A Virtual Gallery featuring some of Peter's favorite photographs spanning his 50 year career.
Help "Seasons -Martha's Vineyard" become a reality!
Last April I made short mention of THE book about the Vineyard I have been dreaming about for several years. Since most of my Island landscapes have a seasonal overlay, the most obvious way to structure this MAJOR, deluxe coffee table style effort was to follow the yearly cycles of Vineyard landscapes and lifestyles.I now have collected over forty years worth of material from which I will carefully edit and layout over the winter, some of which have graced my calendar since 1988. God willing we can celebrate it's publication next 4th of July weekend at our SIMON GALLERY. The ultimate goal to print and promote the book properly is $50,000.
Since 20% of proceeds, right from the start, are targeted for Martha's Vineyard Community Services, I've turned to a crowd sourcing platform that specializes in charitable projects to bring me to my goal. It's called Crowd Rise. It amazes me that after all these years, there is not ONE definitive picture book of our treasured Isle. I plan to fill that void.
If you want to learn more about this project, or feel so inclined to donate anything, from dimes to thousands, please use the buttons below. There are some interesting incentives/rewards involved as well. Thanks in advance for your consideration.
The Vineyard Calendar 2016
The new, highly anticipated annual calendar is now available! It is full of stunning Vineyard landscapes, lifestyle photographs, provocative quotes, historical events, and annual Island happenings.
Note: Shipping costs are greatly reduced by ordering multiples. Should you wish for any personalized inscriptions, indicate this in the "special instructions" box on the order form.
Celebrating the Grateful Dead's 50th Anniversary
Peter has been an avid follower and chronicler of his The Grateful Dead since 1969. He has recently unearthed many "new" photographs here to join a pre-existing gallery of iconic ones. Some of these photos will be showcased in the upcoming Martin Scorsese movie, Time, Life and Newsweek. Peter also recently uncovered a timeless and exclusive 60 minute interview he once conducted with Jerry in 1974, played over MVY radio in August. The Vineyard Gazette released an article, "Jerry Garcia Interview Sounds as Timely Today as It Did Forty Years Ago", which discusses how Peter uncovered this rare gem.
Marley: Up Close
One of Peter favorite artists, legends and prophets is Bob Marley. As his prominence only seems to grow as the decades go by (our president visited his museum in Jamaica recently), Peter is proud to share many of the intimate shots he took of the icon from 1976 through 1980.
Carly & James
Peter has recently expanded his collection on the Simon/Taylor family. Amassed since childhood, many of these shots are here to for unpublished and unseen. Some may be used in his sister's soon-to-be published autobiography
Through The Lens
This two-DVD set is packed with over 300 images and behind-the-scenes anecdotes. Fourteen chapters (each of which can be viewed separately) follow a "Forest Gump-esque" timeline of Peter's career.
The Simon Gallery - Winter Hours
After a very successful season, the Simon Gallery has gone into partial hibernation. We are currently only open on Saturdays, from 11-4, until May.
The Simon Gallery is the only retail outlet that features personally autographed copies of the Vineyard Calendar as well as Peter's other books and products. Every Saturday afternoon from four to six the gallery will be creating a "salon" atmosphere where people can stop in for drink and light food. People can also "talk shop" with Ronni and Peter and any other creative beings who might wander in. Please stop by!!