Tacky Tourist Photos is obviously a fun and wildly insightful online project, but there’s nothing like actually meeting fellow fans of the genre!
As you may already know from our fruitful media campaign, we were delighted to participate in our first live art gallery show, New Hampshire’s Floating Gallery — thank you, Beth Eisenberg — with 14 of the region’s most prestigious photographers, painters, sculptors and multimedia artists. The Floating Gallery is a phenomenal cultural business model, simultaneously spreading buzz for the local art scene and raising money for several amazing charities.
For those of you who couldn’t join us, here’s a “Top 10″ list of awesome things about the event:
#10. MonaPalooza: free photo-op giving visitors an opportunity to provide their take on La Gioconda!
#9. Tacky Tourist Treats: Yodels! Is there a classier or more appropriate appetizer?
#8. Bargains Galore: For a limited time only, we will match our Floating Gallery prices for our on-line friends. Any Tacky Tourist Photo on this Web site is available as an 11 x 14″ enlargement mounted on archival-quality foamcore for only $50 — with one exception. The Jessica Simpson “Waxual Harassment” photo is $350. All profits will benefit the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter. Email us at tackytouristphotos (@) gmail.com for details.
#7. Cash Bar: When our careers soar higher, we will offer an open bar. Even for you, Uncle Henry.
#6. Awkward encounter with artist who also had a Mona Lisa (the TTP equivalent of wearing the same dress to a cocktail party…)
#5. Making young people smile!
#4. Making older people smile!
#3. Mingling with New Hampshire’s cultural elite!
#2. Celebrity Appearances — Brian Henderson, the Tacky Tourist visionary behind the Golden Gate Snack and the Ugandan Tourist Trap photos, graciously greeted fans and answered questions.
#1: Raising money for Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter. Thanks to everyone who donated! If you missed out on feeding the piggy bank, you can still help by clicking here.
If you would like to book a Tacky Tourist art photography show at your quaint art gallery or for your Sweet Sixteen Party or Bar/Bat Mitzvah, please inquire at tackytouristphotos (@) gmail.com.