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Image by Wright Schickli Selected by A Smith Gallery

Ellen Gilkerson | Published on 5/14/2024

Safe Travels, an image by PACC member Wright Schickli, was selected for inclusion in the town & country Exhibition of the A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas.  Photographers were invited to submit work that ranged from images of a metropolis to farmland, village, city, hamlet, suburb, asphalt jungle, pastoral, rural, boondocks, urban, downtown, or backwoods.  Michael Kirchoff, a Los Angeles based fine art, commercial, advertising, travel, and editorial photographer; and editor of Analog Forever Magazine, was the juror.  The exhibition will run from May 24 through July 4; and the online reception will take place on June 29 at 3 pm CDT via YouTube.  The exhibition is already online at

Wright says:  I keep going back to Niles to photograph that small throwback-in-time city.  The gas station is one of my favorite places because you never know what will be going on there.  I love the juxtaposition of the “Safe Travels” sign painted on the wall with the martini glass in the window and the "Full Serve" on the wall underneath "Safe Travels", which I found particularly humorous once I cropped the word Service on the adjoining wall to “Vice”.

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Wright Schickli:  Safe Travels

A Smith Gallery was established in 2010 by Amanda Smith.  Its mission is to promote the photographic arts through exhibitions, workshops, and facilitation of an active vibrant community of photographers.  




A Smith Gallery:

  P.O. Box 175

  Johnson City, TX 78636


town & country Exhibition:

  May 24 – July 4



    June 29, 3pm CDT, via YouTube

    Check ASG Conversations and Gallery Talk ( for the link.