The photographer is July’s guest artist at the gallery | Way of life


TVAA Gallery N’ Gifts welcomes Susan Neves as July’s guest artist.

“You have a good eye! is an expression that Susan Neves often hears from people who look at her photographs. Neves is passionate about making that statement every time she takes out her camera to capture a fleeting moment with just the right light and balanced composition. She believes it is her ability to look closely at life’s landscapes and see what is often overlooked by others. His photographic prints are the end result of this vision.

Neves is primarily a digital landscape and architectural photographer, resident of Ridgecrest and owner of Susan Neves Fine Art Photography. She is a self-taught photographer and holds degrees in fine and graphic arts as well as digital animation.

Rob Neves, Susan’s husband, contributes to her art by making all of her custom matting and framing, using contemporary and repurposed wood materials where appropriate.

Being a member of the following local arts associations gives him the opportunity to be part of the arts community.

Bakersfield Art Museum, Bakersfield

Bear Valley Springs Cultural Arts Association, Tehachapi

Kern River Valley Art Association, (KRVAA) Wofford Heights

Tehachapi Valley Arts Association, Tehachapi

Recent awards and recognitions:


2022 3rd place, Juried and Judged Gallery, Great Western Art Competition

2022 1st place, Gallery submitted to the jury and judged, Photography, Without theme

2021 Virtual 2nd place, Summer Theme

Winner of People’s Choice 2021, Armchair Virtual Art Show, 4 months in a row

2020 2nd place, Virtual and judged jury, Great Western Art Competition

Neves is blessed to live at the base of Eastern California’s magnificent Sierra Nevada mountain range, where people from all over the world come to capture and experience its stunning natural beauty, and because it’s so close , she takes full advantage of the region, and photographs it as often as possible.

You can see more of his work on his website,

Visit Susan Neves’ art exhibit in July at TVAA Gallery N’ Gifts at 100W Green St. and join us in saluting her at our event on the first Friday, July 1, from 4-7 p.m.

Gale Caldwell is president of TVAA.


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