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Art Print Notes:
It seems like every college town has its own special bar – a gathering spot like none-other to the people who go there. For decades, an Auburn tradition was the War Eagle Supper Club on South College Street. I’ve had multiple people tell me their parents partied there and so did they during their years attending college at Auburn University. I wouldn’t be surprised if there were people out there right now who were the third generation to spend their nights out at the old Supper Club. It was an Auburn tradition that probably ranked up there with rolling the oaks on Toomer’s Corner after a winning game.
What makes the old War Eagle Supper Club a more poignant memory for many who attended Auburn is that it’s no longer there. This particular Auburn tradition exists only in memories and books now. The Supper Club closed its doors on December 31st, 2015. Apparently the lease ran out and the owner of the property had other plans in store for it. During my time in Auburn in the mid 90’s that strip of South college was booming with new businesses, so in a way it’s not surprising. But I haven’t been back to Auburn since the demolition of the Supper Club so it’s still kind of hard to envision its absence there.
I wanted this artwork of the old War Eagle Supper Club to capture the spirit of a place where everyone who went there was a member. It’s funny when I first envisioned this scene it was more crowded, including more people, and more of the bar and its surroundings. And then as I worked on the original composition, I pared it back until there were just a few figures, the entrance and mural. And i felt it was important it be a night time scene since, admit it, for most of you your memories of this Auburn tradition are at night!
I have to admit I have been shocked at how positively this particular print has been received. It is well on its way to becoming one of my most popular prints in a very short time. So it seems to have struck a chord with generations of people who attended Auburn. Everyone I have spoken to has said it brings back good memories for them and that was certainly my aim. I have also had more than a few people remark on the shooting star overhead. That was sort of symbolic of a star that shines brightly before burning out and on another level an allusion to the night the stars fell on Alabama. It just seemed fitting for me!
If you have found your way here, there’s little doubt you must have spent time in Auburn as well? I hope you’ll pause for a moment to share your memories of this now-absent Auburn tradition! And if you have any questions about my work, lease ask away.
Wonder what past print buyers think?
The print is absolutely breathtaking! I immediately went and had it framed, I just couldn’t wait to display it.
I’m excited to show off your work to my friends and family. You are one of the most talented photographers I’ve seen and it’s a pleasure to own your work.
Received the print today! It’s gorgeous! I really can’t thank you enough.
I’ll frame it and hang it in my apartment in NYC as soon as I get back.
Got my print today – Beautiful! Thanks! : )
Can’t wait to get it framed and on the wall.
…it is a surprise for my daughter when she comes home from college.. …and I can’t wait for her to see it!! Nice surprise for her finishing her first year and doing amazing!
I treated myself last year to two of your lovely works of art. The telephone box & the Scottish cottage on a country lane. Love them!
My daughter sent me this print as an early Mother’s Day gift. It arrived today and I love, love love it!
Best part of my day = getting my prints in the mail!!!!!!!!! Yahoo!!!!!
Absolutely delighted! They are perfect!
It’s simply beautiful! The colors are so vibrant and powerful.
Love it… the print arrived today and looks awesome!!
Now I just need to get a suitable frame and get it up where it can be enjoyed.
The Lighting in this print is stunning! Thank you!
Originally I purchased these cards to give for Easter, but they are so beautiful I decided to frame and keep them for myself.
Mark Tisdale’s work is excellent.
The cards are very high quality. Images are sharp and colors are vibrant!
I took the photograph of the house to be framed and the young lady who helped me choose the mats and frame was so taken with the photography that she asked for your name so she could see more on the web.
If you hear from an Erica I want a commission!
I ordered a framed print of the Macon County Clinic and Nurses house . My mother… worked there from 1956 until the clinic closed. … It is a beautiful artwork and looking forward to seeing her face when she gets this gift on Christmas. Thanks for the Great GIFT!!
I just dropped it off at the framing shop on Friday and had a look at it… It’s absolutely beautiful.
I purchased it to replace a painting of Paris and to be honest the way that you have captured Dublin on the river at night makes it look more beautiful than Paris.
Beautiful photo, you are very talented.
I love my “Toomers Drugstore” and “Auburn Supper Club” prints from Mark. He does an amazing job and every painting has detail and awesome colors. His Auburn prints are a must have for fans that love Auburn as much as I do!
Just wanted to let you know, for Christmas, my sister got me a GIANT photo from you of the mountains and sheep in Connemara (Ireland).
It is really beautiful and I love it. Gotta have it matted and framed next.
I just concluded my ordering of 11 metal prints of your Atlanta images.
Thanks for your help and artistic talents!
…thanks to Facebook and finding Mark E Tisdale, a special print will become a memory in my parents’ home this Christmas…
DeAnn just called me so very excited, she received the picture. She thinks it’s just beautiful.
Thank you so much and I’m sure you will be hearing from her too.
I framed the picture of our house and put it under the tree for Sid.
He loved it!
It was my father’s birthday present. Thank you Mark. It brought back wonderful memories for him.
I got my print today, thank-you so much.
I love it!
Received my red phone box cards today. Thank you – they are lovely. Look forward to purchasing from you in the future.
Yes! I got my tractor print in the mail today, and I love it! It is beautiful. It is vibrant and ….perfect… and I am going to frame it and hang it asap! I love it. Thank you Mark! You are an amazing photographer.
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