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May Exhibition News

May 13, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Coming up in May and June you will be able to see my images in galleries in Vermont, Texas ...and the Bay Area!


"Chiaroscuro" at the Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT

Chiaroscuro [kee-ahr-uh-skyoo-roh] is defined as "the distribution of light and shadow in an image" or " the use of deep variations and subtle gradations of light and shade, especially to enhance the delineation of character and for general dramatic purposes". It is also the name of the latest exhibition at the Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction, Vermont. (I am proud to say that I am a member of their Gallery Masters program, having had my work repeatedly selected by different jurors and curators). It's the first time one of my concert photographs has been selected for a show.

Solo In Blue (2016)

The full exhibition can be seen online here: http://www.darkroomgallery.com/ex94

For those visiting Vermont:
LOCATION
12 Main St., Essex Jct., VT 05452-3132
DATES
April 21, 2017 - May 21, 2017
HOURS
Monday-Sunday 11:00-4:00 and by appt. (802) 777-FOTO (3686)
RECEPTION
May 13, 2017


"TPS 26: The International Competition"
 
This annual competition held by the Texas Photographic Society is open to photographers around the world, and this year juror Alison Nordstrom received over 1,050 entries from which 50 images were chosen for exhibition. Both "Exit By Numbers" and "Dune" were among them.
 
All the images selected for the exhibition can be seen here.
 
The exhibition can be seen at three different locations in Texas through 2016, finally closing in spring of 2018.
 
ExitByNumbersExitByNumbers    Dune-1Dune-1
Exit By Numbers                                                              Dune         
  
LOCATION and DATES
The exhibition will open with a reception on May 18th with a reception at the J. Wayne Stark Gallery at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas where it will be on display through June 16, 2017 before moving to the Center For Contemporary Arts in Abeline, Texas during the fall of 2017 and then Options Gallery at Odessa College in Odessa, Texas, in early 2018.
 
If you find yourself passing by any of these places, stop by and check it out!
 
 

"Historic Gardens of the World" at Filoli House, Woodside, CA
 
Three of my images have been selected to be a part of a mixed media exhibition titled "Historic Gardens of the World" at Filoli House and Gardens in Woodside California. Two of these were actually taken at Filoli itself, and the third at Hearst Castle on the California central coast.
 
Designed between 1915 – 1917 and set against the dramatic backdrop of the northern Santa Cruz mountains in Woodside, California, Filoli is an example of the Golden Age of American garden design and country house architecture. It is an historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and features a 36,000 sq. ft. home and a 16–acre English Renaissance Garden and is considered one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century.
 
The house and grounds are open to the public, and the exhibition will span the most popular summer months. If you live locally and have never visited, now is the time. (Don't forget to take a tour of the historic buildings!)
 
 
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Lace LightLace Light   ApparitionApparition
Lace Light                                             Apparition


LOCATION
The exhibition is in the Filoli Visitor and Education Center

86 Canada Road, Woodside, CA 94062  Ph: (650) 364-8300x233
DATES
June 6, 2017 - August 6, 2017
HOURS
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00am-3:30pm, Sunday: 11:00am-3:30pm

OPENING RECEPTION
"Meet The Artists Weekend" July 8 and 9
 
 

"Reflect and Engage" at The Image Flow Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

DisobedienceDisobedience
Disobedience

Reflect and Engage is group exhibition at TheImageFlow Gallery in Mill Valley that examines themes of identity and engagement. It explores the connection between ourselves, our immediate communities, and our larger global society. Juried by: Linda Connor, Henrik Kam, Jeff Breidenbach, & The Image Flow.

My image Disobedience is included.

If you live in the Bay Area, don't miss this exhibition. The gallery is open every weekday, 10am-6pm.

LOCATION
401 MILLER AVE, SUITE A, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941 415.388.3569
DATES
June 2, 2017 - August 25, 2017
HOURS
Monday-Friday, 10:00am to 6:00pm
RECEPTION
Saturday, June 3, 7:00 – 9:00 pm


A View of Freedom

March 29, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

If you happen to be in LA and check out the 1650 Gallery in Echo Park, you can see my image "Free Outside" in the current show "WINDOWS AND DOORS". Work for this show was selected by juror/curator Andrew Overtoom.

In case you are wondering, this is a view from a cell at Alcatraz prison, shot through one of the glass bricks that serve as a window.

Free OutsideFree Outside Free Outside

Click here to view the image in the gallery.

Check out the show WINDOWS AND DOORS

The show opened on Saturday March 25th, with an opening reception from 7:30-10:30pm.

Gallery Hours: The main event is on the 25th, but show will be up until April 28th. Open Sundays 12:00-4:00pm - or anytime by appointment (gallery email below).

Address:
1650 Echo Park Avenue,
Los Angeles,
CA 90026

Contact: 1650gallery@gmail.com


By Numbers in California and Texas

March 14, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

This month you can see one of my images from the soon-to-be-redeveloped Alameda Point naval air station, on display in both California and Texas!

"Exit By Numbers" is on display both at the A Smith gallery in Johnson City (near Austin, Texas) as part of the exhibition "Elsewhere", and at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, CA as part of the "2017 Statewide 2D Salon", where it was awarded an "Honorable Mention".

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Exit By Numbers (2016)
 
"Elsewhere" at the A Smith gallery, Johnson City, TX
 
The A Smith gallery always shows very high quality work, and this exhibition is no exception. I'm delighted to be included in this exhibition juried by Fran Foreman, artist and educator. You can view all the images in the show online here.
 
LOCATION
A Smith Gallery
103 N Nugent Ave
Johnson City,TX 78636
asmithgallery.com
DATES
March 17, 2017 - April 30, 2017
HOURS
Friday/Saturday noon to 6pm, Sunday noon to 3pm and by appointment.
RECEPTIONS
March 25 and April 29, from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
 
 

"2017 Statewide 2D Salon" at The Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
 
The Triton Museum of Art has been a Silicon Valley institution for over 50 years and it's annual statewide competition has become increasingly recognized and popular.
 


This year’s Statewide 2D Competition & Exhibition was juried by Bob Nugent, artist, art educator, and curator of the Imagery Winery art collection. More than 1,200 entries were received this year, including all types of 2d art (painting, drawing, printmaking) as well as photography, from across California, and approximately 95 works were selected for inclusion in the exhibition. Exit By Numbers was awarded an Honorable Mention. These images are from the opening reception:
 


LOCATION
Triton Museum of Art
1505 Warburton Ave.
Santa Clara, CA 95050
www.tritonmuseum.org (408) 247-2438
DATES
March 11, 2017 - April 23, 2017
HOURS
Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Closed Mondays)
The Museum provides free admission, and free parking.

OPENING RECEPTION
Sunday March 12, from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
 
 

Last chance to see!

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If you live in the Bay Area, don't miss the exhibition Into The Light at the Gray Loft gallery, Oakland. The exhibition closes this Saturday, March 18th with a wine tasting event at the gallery. My image Dune is included in the exhibition.

LOCATION
Gray Loft Gallery
2889 Ford Street, 3rd Floor
Oakland, CA 94601
grayloftgallery.com (510) 499 3445
DATES
February 11, 2017 - March 18, 2017
HOURS
Saturdays, 1:00 to 5:00 pm, Sundays by appointment
RECEPTIONS
Closing Reception and wine tasting: Saturday, March 18, 3:00 – 5:30 pm


Receptions THIS WEEK!

February 21, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Those of you who live in California have a rare opportunity to hang out with me at not one, but two exhibition openings this week! If you are available, I'd love to raise a glass with you at one (or both!) ends of our great State!
 


On THURSDAY Feb 23rd, I will be at Faction Brewing 2501 Monarch Street, Alameda, CA from 6-8pm, at the artists reception for the show "A Point Of Transition". (I have three images in the exhibition). There will be hors d'oeuvres and a no-host bar.

DisconnectDisconnect Disconnect, 2016

"A Point Of Transition" is a group show by members of the Bay Area Photographers Collective (BAPC), and the Alameda Photographers featuring photographs taken in and around the abandoned buildings on Alameda Point's former military base which will soon be demolished as part of the area's redevelopment plan. The selected Photographers were granted special access to the buildings in July 2016, giving them a unique opportunity to document a facility that is usually sealed to the public, and will soon be lost to history.

Regular Viewing Hours:
Wednesdays – Saturdays, Noon – 8pm
Sundays, Noon - 6pm
The show runs February 23 through
March 5, 2017


On SATURDAY Feb 25th, I will be at the 1650 Gallery in the arty Echo Park district of Los Angeles from 7:30 to 10:30pm at the artists reception for "Abstracts: The Alternative Eye". (I have one photograph in the show, and my photo "Up To The Edge" was used for the call-for-entry and marketing image for the show).

Window TreatmentWindow Treatment

Window Treatment, 2016

The 1650 Gallery is a small basement gallery hidden in a trendy residential neighborhood. It's hard to figure out when it's open, so your best bet to see the show is to come along to the opening reception!

The address is 1650 Echo Park Ave (North of Sunset Blvd), Los Angeles, California 90026

Find them on Facebook

This image is another from the Alameda Point shoot.


More receptions coming up:

FRIDAY March 10th: "Into The Light" is part of the 2nd Friday festivites in the fun arty neighborhood of Jingletown, Oakland. Loads to do and see!

SUNDAY March 12th, 2-4pm is the artists reception for the 2017 Statewide 2D Exhibition at the Trident Museum of Art, Santa Clara

SUNDAY March 18th: The Gray Loft Gallery closes "Into The Light" with a wine tasting event.

 


February Exhibition News

February 07, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Happy New Year everyone. My photographic 2017 is off to a busy start with work in several group exhibitions, including one back in Vermont and some right here in the San Francisco Bay Area. These are all wonderful exhibitions that I'm proud to be part of, and each includes interesting and diverse work from many artists. Well worth a visit if you can.

Nick


"Le Paysage" at The Darkroom Gallery, Vermont

The Blue BookThe Blue Book The Blue Book (2015)


Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer. - Ansel Adams
 
With so many changes in the natural environment, documenting our surroundings is more important than ever. Le Paysage is not about traditional landscapes, but each photographers' unique and creative vision of the world. Juror Sandrine Hermand Grisel chose 55 out of 857 images submitted for the gallery.

The full exhibition can be seen online here: http://www.darkroomgallery.com/ex91

For those visiting Vermont:
LOCATION
12 Main St.
Essex Jct., VT 05452-3132
DATES
February 2, 2017 - February 26, 2017
HOURS
Monday-Sunday 11:00-4:00 and by appt. (802) 777-FOTO (3686)
RECEPTION
February 11, 2017
 

"Into The Light" at The Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland CA
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Into The Light is a group photography show selected by Judy Walgren, Pulitzer Prize Winner and Editorial Director. It features traditional black and white images, color photography, alternative process and mixed media works.

The Gray Loft Gallery was voted Best Art Gallery in the 2016 Oakland Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards, and has been referred to as a hidden gem in Jingletown.

LOCATION
Gray Loft Gallery
2889 Ford Street, 3rd Floor
Oakland, CA 94601
grayloftgallery.com (510) 499 3445
DATES
February 11, 2017 - March 18, 2017
HOURS
Saturdays, 1:00 to 5:00 pm, Sundays by appointment
RECEPTIONS
Opening Reception, Saturday, February 11, 4 - 7pm
2nd Friday Reception*, March 10 11, 6 – 9 pm
Closing Reception and wine tasting: Saturday, March 18, 3:00 – 5:30 pm

*This is part of Jingletown's regular "2nd Friday" open studios. A great time to explore this fun neighborhood, as many galleries and studios will be open.
 
Dune-1Dune-1
Dune (2016)
 

"A Point Of Transition" at Faction Brewing, Alameda CA
 
A Group Show by members of the Bay Area Photographers Collective (BAPC), and the Alameda Photographers.
Building-3-1Building-3-1 Interior, Building #3 (2016)

This exhibit features photographs shot in and around several abandoned buildings on Alameda Point's former military base which will soon be demolished as part of the area's redevelopment plan. The participating Photographers were granted special access to the buildings in July 2016, giving them a unique opportunity to document a facility that is usually sealed to the public, and will soon be lost to history.

Several images from each photographer will be shown

More information on the BAPC can be found here: bapc.photo

LOCATION
Faction Brewing, 2501 Monarch Street, Alameda CA
factionbrewing.com
DATES
February 23, 2017 - March 5, 2017
HOURS
Wednesdays – Saturdays, Noon–8pm and Sundays, Noon to 6pm

OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday February 23, 6-8pm

 


"2017 Statewide 2D Salon" at The Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara

ExitByNumbersExitByNumbers
Exit By Numbers (2016)

(This is another image from Alameda Point Naval Air Station featured in the show "A Point Of Transition" above. The markings on the wall are unexplained, but likely related to the evacuation and clearout of the facility.)
 
The Triton Museum of Art has been a Silicon Valley institution for over 50 years and it's annual statewide competition has become increasingly recognized and popular.

This year’s Statewide 2D Competition & Exhibition was juried by Bob Nugent, artist, art educator, and Curator of the Imagery Winery Art Collection. More than 1,200 entries were received this year, including all types of 2d art (painting, drawing, printmaking) as well as photography, from across California, and approximately 95 works were ultimately selected for inclusion in the exhibition.

LOCATION
The Triton Museum of Art
1505 Warburton Ave.
Santa Clara, CA 95050
www.tritonmuseum.org (408) 247-2438
DATES
March 11, 2017 - April 23, 2017
HOURS
Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Closed Mondays)
The Museum provides free admission, and free parking.

OPENING RECEPTION
Sunday March 12, from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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