Venture Galleries Brings Travel Lit, Art & Cuisine to the ‘Net
A new publishing house, Venture Galleries focuses on the American travel scene and is a valuable source for fine art and books. Its handsome website launched September 12, 2011, creating “a new concept for travelers searching for new and intriguing ways to learn more about the scenic, historic, and recreational areas of the country.” Unexpectedly, the site offers “The Traveler’s Recipes,” a section that tours the US via tempting recipes, including “New Orleans Gumbo,” “Waimea Pork Chops,” “Tombstone Steak Tino,” “Mark Twain’s Orange-Pecan Pork Roast,” and “Mount Rainier Chili”—the perfect resource for those whose next destination is no farther than the kitchen.
Former Southern Living Magazine travel editor Caleb Pirtle III is a founding partner of Venture Galleries, as well as a motion picture screenwriter and the author of more than 55 books—many of which highlight various parts of the United States. Pirtle points out, “Venture Galleries is exactly what its name implies. The venture – with art and words – explores travel through America, from coast to coast, from border to border. Venture Galleries will offer a new line of books aimed at the traveler and has built an online fine art gallery for both photographs and paintings that capture the beauty and the heritage of the American landscape.”
Headlining the Art across America series are such award-winning artists as FCEtier, J Gerald Crawford, John Sedgwick, Bill Ervin, John English, Mark DeMos, Catherine Marshall, Judy Helderman, Annette Hanna, and Jeanne Bridges. The Sports in Travel gallery features the nationally acclaimed works of Rick Rush, the 2011 Sports Artist of the Year. His paintings cover the full spectrum of American Sports from professional and college football, basketball, and baseball to the Kentucky Derby and professional golf.Continued on the next page