Board of Directors: Michael Timmons
Michael E. Timmons owns and operates two different studios, Gallery 143 and the Portrait Gallery, in Vassar, Mich. His Gallery 143 clients include several NASCAR Teams, Hendricks Motor Sports, Drury Inns, PGA players and McDonald’s restaurants, in addition to banks, hotels, doctors’ offices, other businesses and private collectors. The Portrait Gallery is an all-inclusive portrait studio that photographs portraits, high school seniors, children, families, commercial and underclass imagery.
Michael is a well-rounded artist, to say the least: He is a published poet, writer, artist and photographer. Involved in the arts for over 34 years, Michael has ectured around the world and at local, state and regional affiliated conventions and at Imaging USA. He is also an approved PPA International Juror and a PPA Jury Chairman.
Known for his service and involvement in photography associations and competitions, Michael has received his Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degrees from PPA, along with the Imaging Excellence award. He also was awarded the Fellowship degree from the American Society of Photographers (ASP). In addition, Michael is a past president of the Arkansas Professional Photographers Association, has served on the Portrait Group for PPA (including chairmanship of the committee), and has served as Vice Chairman of the PPA Photographic Exhibitions Committee, and several years as a PPA councilor. Michael has also served on the board of directors of the Professional Photographers of the Ozarks. In recognition of his service, he was awarded the Arkansas Distinguished Service Award, the Michigan Service Award, and the ASP Service Award. Michael also received the coveted National Award from PPA.