ASHEBORO, NC - Circa Gallery will host a lunch and learn with local photographer Ashley Fetner, Thursday March 22 at 12:00 p.m. Photography as a fine art will be the focus, as Ashley shares his experiences, personal photographs and techniques. As a former teacher with the nationally renowned Randolph Community College Photographic Technology program, Ashley will provide a fun and educational program.

Seating is Limited! Make Your Reservations Today!!
Before opening his own photography studio, Ashley Fetner served a two-year apprenticeship with former Theatrical and White House Photographer B. Artin Haig, one of the world's most well-renowned fine art photographers. He went on to teach classes in photography with Master Photographer, Gerhardt Bakker at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

It was after this apprenticeship and teaching with two of the world's master fine art photographers that Ashley established his portrait and fine art studio and began teaching photography at Appalachian State University and Caldwell Community College.

Today, Ashley is still doing what he loves best - taking photographs that deliver powerful messages for his clients and teaching others to do the same as a professor at Randolph Community College.

His photographs have been featured in the September issues 2007 and 2008 of the National Geographic Explorer Magazine, the 2007, 2008 and 2009 National Geographic Landscapes of the World Calendar, The Village Rambler, North Carolina Wildlife Magazine, Southport Magazine, Carolina Country Magazine and SC Homes and Gardens.

Professional Organizations
Ashley is a member of the Professional Photographers of North Carolina and the Professional Photographers of America.

Ashley's excellence in photography has won him numerous state and national awards for his portrait and fine art images. His image titled "Poets Hat" was one of 25 chosen for the Professional Photographers of North Carolina Loan Collection. These were chosen by the judges to represent the high quality of work by North Carolina Professional Photographers. In 2008 he won five international awards for his fine art and portrait photography. Ashley's One Man Shows include the Columbia, SC Public Library, Randolph Arts Guild in Asheboro, NC, The Randolph County Library and the upcoming August 2009 show in the Cancer Center at Randolph Hospital in Asheboro, NC.

The Lunch and Learn will take place Thursday, March 22, 2012 from 12:00 p.m to 1:00 p.m at Circa Gallery. Ashley will have a question and answer session. Seating is limited and registration is required. The event is free. To register please contact Mandy Sloan at Circa Gallery (336) 736-8015 or register online at, click on the register tab.