Colorado Abandoned Newsletter V7

Hello Everyone,


Welcome to 
The Colorado Abandoned Newsletter!  

What you can expect to see in this issue.

We will get you up-to-date with what we have been up to, how to reach us, how to enter our next contest, share with you some of our artwork, and more.

Thoughts on Winter

"In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer." 
~Albert Camus

"I have come to regard November as the older, harder man's October. I appreciate the early darkness and cooler temperatures. It puts my mind in a different place than October. It is a month for a quieter, slightly more subdued celebration of summer's death as winter tightens its grip." 
~Henry Rollins

"People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.  
~Anton Chekhov

"Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face." 
~Victor Hugo


The Next Big Contest

Win this Original 11x14 Color Print!

Back Story - We were out on one of our whirlwind shooting adventures in east central Colorado on a cool November day and came across what appeared to be a little ghost town (for lack of a better description). This place was exactly what we travel around looking for, and we found a gold mine of photographic goodies at this location. There were several different types of buildings here, and one of them was an openly exposed garage/workshop that had an amazing amount of miscellaneous items scattered everywhere.

There was stuff on all the walls, all over the floor, and even hanging from the ceiling. It seems nothing was ever wasted or for that matter, thrown away. There were so many different types of cans, jugs, bottles, plastic containers (with who knows what in them), car parts, wire, rods, and the list goes on and on. Take a closer look around in the picture and you will get an idea. This was just one corner of this place. It was Amazing!

In the short amount of time we had, we took our chances and captured as much as we could. As it turned out, this was one of the best locations we had ever come across in our abandoned travels. The term 'happy as a kid in a candy store' doesn't quite capture our excitement. We know, we only just scratched the surface recording and documenting this particular location. Hopefully we will get an opportunity to revisit this place again in the near future. 

Now, to enter our FREE Giveaway Contest!

How to Enter - Texting (not while you're driving of course) just seems to work best for our contest submissions. All you have to do is text your name and email address to 970-279-1220 to be entered to win the above print.

This contest is open to *Everyone! If you are not already one of our newsletter subscribers, we will add you to the list. If you are a current subscriber, ain't no thang, you will still be eligible to win.

Once again, we will select the next winner using the science of the internet and the "All Powerful" Random Number GeneratorNow is your Chance to Win! (But only if you Enter!)

The Winner will be announced in early December in the next newsletter - V8.

Please Note:   

  • We will not share, sell or use your email address or phone number for any other purpose other than what is mentioned above.   
  • *If you have won one (that was fun) of our contests in the past, you will not be eligible to win again for one year from the date you won.

Coming Up Soon!

Be sure to visit our Website and Facebook Page during the month of November. There are two big days coming up this month and we will be offering several of our best selling canvas prints at a special Black Friday/Cyber Monday discount! We will just have this special up for a few days.


Waz Up!

Koshare Museum Show
Our traveling exhibition is still on display through December, 2017 at the Koshare Museum in La Junta, Colorado. The Koshare Museum is located at 115 W 18th Street in La Junta, CO. If you missed the reception, you can still stop by during regular hours and take in the wonderful museum and see our canvas prints on display. 

With special arrangements with the museum, our prints are available for purchase 'off-of-the-wall' and the customer is able to take the piece(s) with them at the time of purchase.

 Back in March, Lex released a new album titled, 'Songs of the Plains'. This album had been nominated for the 17th Annual Native American Music Awards. The awards are over and Lex is very honored to have been included in this prestigious event in the "Native Heart" category. Click Here to learn more about the 17th Annual NAMMY Awards. While on this page, you will be able to listen to some wonderful music.

Songs of the Plains combines Native American flute, acoustic guitar and the meditative sounds of nature that lead the listener on a journey through the Comanche Grasslands, vast prairies and the beautiful wetlands of the plains. 

Lex has also been busy the past few months documenting and creating video projects for some of the premier produce growers in the Arkansas Valley in Colorado. 

Visit: Hirakata Farms - and Knapp Farms -

 Vincent has been busy with his employment in radio advertising sales and has just recently launched a new Facebook page dedicated to his personal photography projects. His new page will be used to showcase some of his favorite landscape and isolated object photography. 

Please stop by his new page at: 🌻🌻.

Thank You Everyone who subscribed to our Facebook Page!

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 Just for Fun

A couple of images from our collection.
One Stop 
Full 16"x24"x1.25" Canvas Gallery Wrap HDR Photograp
This photograph is available for purchase on our Facebook page.

A crisp wintery day in southeast Colorado provides the backdrop and setting for this abandoned storefront out in the middle of nowhere. The low slung sun provides the rays and camera flare that accentuates the stillness and loneliness of this deserted, once thriving retail oasis. It now rests in desolation on a lonely highway in the vast expanse of the open prairie.

Photograph and Edit By Lex Nichols


 Thru the Windows 
Full 16"x24"x1.25" Canvas Gallery Wrap HDR Photograph 
This photograph is available for purchase on our Facebook page.

As you look in, you find you can see well beyond the confines of a once humble farm/ranch house. You can see a place, where it is imagined, a once happy, close-knit family of rural devotes passed the hours enjoying the warmth of the hearth, the wood cook stove, Illumination from a kerosene lantern, and the laughter around the kitchen table. Each individual family member sharing their everyday trials and jubilations, while quietly, in their own way, fulfilling the American Dream. 

Photograph and Edit By Vincent Gearhart


Traveling Colorado Abandoned Art Show

We are always looking to schedule more art shows and events for the future. At any one time (with much thanks to our wonderful sponsors), we have between 25 and 35 canvas prints in various sizes available for art installations, banquets, Pop-Ups, corporate events, etc., that we may be able to make arrangements to setup and display at your location(s). As of this newsletter, we will have openings starting in early January 2018. 

In many cases, we can provide some wonderful live entertainment. Either Lex or Lex and his talented daughters may perform either casual background music or a Full Out Show. Learn more about Lex and his music by visiting his website at

If interested, please visit our Contact Page or email

 In Closing

We would really like your feedback, ideas and suggestions!  Please visit our contact page and leave us a note.

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Thank you very much for reading our newsletter! 

Lex & Vincent
Colorado Abandoned


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