Ray Gawlak Photography Exhibit
RAY GAWLAK PHOTOGRAPHY: A Retrospective
On Exhibit: August 6 - August 19, 2022
We are honored to exhibit a comprehensive collection of work by photographer Ray Gawlak throughout August. The exhibit will celebrate Ray's extensive career, which spans from 1958 to the present, in a showcase of over 50 pieces.
Ray Gawlak is a retired but still active photographer from Meriden, CT. He will exhibit a collection of favorite photographs from his portfolio of travel, sports, and portrait work. Travel images from across the US, Europe, New Zealand, and Ecuador will be included, along with incredible captures from local sporting events and sensitive portraits.
There will also be a collection of photo albums to browse through and a large screen television presentation. Also, there will be many framed and matted pieces for sale.
SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY: Maloney High School 2021 Championship Football Team!
Click on individual image to purchase an 8" x 10" print!
RAY GAWLAK: About the Artist
Ray Gawlak's photography career began after graduating Meriden High School in 1958. He was active as a photographer and editor of the yearbook and newspaper in his junior and senior years. He gained valuable experience working for a New Haven studio and a camera store in Meriden.
After graduating from Southern Connecticut State University in 1962, Ray taught 6th and 7th grade science before opening his first studio in 1968. He has exhibited in numerous locales such as libraries, galleries, and the Phoenix Mutual headquarters in Hartford. He has been awarded prizes for entries in professional organizations and art competitions, including first prize for photography at the Pomperaug Woods Art of Experience Juried Art Show in 2015.
Throughout his career, Ray has done extensive sports, wedding, and portrait work. He specializes in outdoor and location portraiture, which he believes allows subjects to feel more at ease during the session as well as presenting a greater variety of lighting and posing opportunities. His extensive travels throughout the US, Europe, New Zealand, and Ecuador, have resulted in an amazing catalog of images
Ray and his wife Janet celebrated their 57th anniversary in June and have two sons, Jason and Eric, and two grandchildren, Russell and Mia. Daughters-in-law Lisa and Jennifer have added much happiness to the family.