Preston Studios had a three month exhibit in the top floor gallery of the Capitol building in Tallahassee from August-October of 2016.  The show was primarily a photographic retrospective of the many custom installations created by this atelier, along with one of its most recent “Feng Shui” lamps.

The second portion of celebrations surrounding the 40th Anniversary included an exhibit at the Foosaner Art Museum on the Space Coast involving a fund-raiser  GALA opening November 4th.  The show comprised not only the photographic retrospective as seen in Tallahassee just before, but also over 20 new lamps created since 2009.  AND, now available is a way to view this exhibit in virtual reality with either a touch screen or goggles at matterport.

December 2nd, Wardell Publications was at hand in the museum to launch their 4th book about the works of Preston Studios: “Windows for the 21st Century.”  Designed from the ground up as an eBook to be read on a tablet, it also has 14 embedded videos in it showing the studio at work.

During the Foosaner exhibit John Emery, a Partner in the firm, was usually on hand most Thursday afternoons, as well as some Saturdays as well.  Two items were up for auction (with all proceeds to benefit the Foosaner Art Museum and the Brevard Symphony Orchestra): first a window originally created for Dr & Mrs Rosner in 1977 (an homage to Marcel Duchamp), and second a lamp originally created in 1976 for the 20th Anniversary exhibit up in Tallahassee – “Roses on Satin.”  John speaks about this on December 10th….