Last week I drop off another seven matted photographs to my favorite “bank gallery”. I tend to show my work in anyplace that happens to have a wall exposed to the public. This includes restaurants, coffee shops, churches, senior centers, hospitals and various store fronts during Keene’s annual Art Walk. Some of my favorite venues are banks and especially The Savings Bank of Walpole.
Banks are great places to show my work, first because they actually purchase the art and, when they give me a check, it never bounces. Also, the customers at banks have time in line to look at the work, and they generally have money in hand. I must also mention that the people with whom I deal at banks are uniformly appreciative and friendly. This is especially true of the folks at the Savings Bank of Walpole.
The Savings Bank of Walpole is a full service financial institution, but it devotes special attention to being a strong part of our community and region. Over the years, the bank has purchased my photographs for their posters throughout the banks, and I have been pleased with the fidelity of the color reproduction.
They have many of my framed pictures along their walls and the staff gets to select their favorites to decorate their offices. My pictures have been used for the bank’s holiday cards and they are prominently positioned on their web site. They even use my images to decorate their debit cards.
On a recent visit, I counted 14 of my images scattered throughout the bank. This does not include the seven more pictures that I dropped off last week. It has reached the point that a trip to the bank in Keene is like a visit to my personal gallery.
It has been a pleasure to work with the marvelous people at the Savings Bank of Walpole, especially Martha Curtis who has tirelessly supported my work.
They have all been appreciative and supportive, and always patient when on-going projects delay my deliveries. It is great to work with an organization that has such a strong commitment to our local community. I hope our association will continue for years to come.
|"My" Debit Cards|
And did I mention that their checks clear.
Drop by the SavingsBank of Walpole for all your banking needs AND to check out my personal financial photo gallery!