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October 08, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

News from Vermont and Texas!

In Vermont one of my mannequin pictures from 2009 is finally in an exhibition!  It just goes to show that it's never too late. The juror was William Albert Allard, National Geographic photographer. My image "Models" is in the exhibition "Multiples" which runs until October 22 (and may be extended further) at the Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction, Vermont.

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The catalog is available here: A really fun mix of work.

In Texas, one of my crazy minimalist pictures from Iceland has been juried into the show "Vistas" at the A Smith gallery in Johnson City, TX (just outside Austin). My image is titled "Moons of Jupiter" (I'm a space fan - and was inspired by the end of the amazing Cassini mission to Saturn). If you wonder what this is (spoiler alert!) - it's just a roadside puddle with some rocks and a reflection!

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Moons Of Jupiter

Last Chance To See: "Places of Change" at the Pina Zangaro gallery in San Francisco runs through October 19th (ring the bell to be let in in if the door is closed!).

Opening Soon: The traveling exhibition "TPS:26 The International" will be The Center for Contemporary Arts in Abilene, TX, November 22, 2017, through January 27, 2018

Nick


Summertime, Summertime

July 31, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Yes it's Summertime, and if you're hot, the galleries are cool!

What's up this month?

1) I have 2 pieces in a new exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont (details below).

2) Last chance to see: "Historic Gardens of the World" at Filoli house in Woodside CA. The exhibition is up until Sunday August 6th. It's a mixed media exhibition in the Filoli visitor and information center. (Note that you don't need to purchase admission to the house, just to see the exhibition) (I have 3 images in the show. Details in earlier posts)

3) The show "Reflect and Engage" at The Image Flow in Mill Valley, CA. is still on until August 25th. (Including one image of mine. See details in earlier posts)

4) The exhibition "TPS 26 - The International Competition" was extended through July 30 at the Wayne Stark Galleries in College Station, TX. Now the show moves on to Precision Camera & Video in Austin, TX—where it will hang in their gallery from August 14 through September 29, 2017. Next on the traveling circuit will be The Center for Contemporary Arts in Abilene, TX, November 22, 2017, through January 27, 2018, followed by Options Gallery at Odessa College in Odessa, TX, where it concludes in spring 2018. (I have 2 images in this show)

I hope your summer is going well!

Cheers!
Nick


NEW: "Portals" at PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT

A portal can be an architectural feature: a gate, a doorway, a window, a mirror, or a tunnel, that frames or isolates or adds a new dimension to the image. In a fictional sense, a portal is also a magical doorway that connects two locations in space or time. This new exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery explores all those aspects. I have two images in the show: One in the gallery, and one in the online annexe. The show runs from August 16, 2017 - September 9, 2017.

Up to the EdgeUp to the Edge Gateway (gallery exhibition)
 
Up to the EdgeUp to the Edge Simple Life (online exhibition)
 

The full exhibition can be seen online here: https://photoplacegallery.com/portals/

A full color catalog is available from Blurb books:


For those visiting Vermont:
LOCATION: 3 Park St., Middlebury., VT 05753
DATES: August 16, 2017 - September 9, 2017
HOURS: Tuesdays through Fridays 11-4; Saturdays: 10-1
RECEPTION: July 8, 2017


Swoon In June

June 17, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Hey June! What's up? The heat, yes, but also some new photography exhibitions you should go see.

I hope your summer is off to a good start and you are keeping cool.

DON"T FORGET: If you live in the Bay Area, the exhibitions at Filoli House and The Image Flow are now open, and TPS 26 is open in Texas for another week, before it moves to a new location.

In addition, I have new work in exhibitions opening in Vermont and Los Angeles.

Have a great June everyone!

Nick


OPEN NOW: "Historic Gardens of the World" at Filoli House, Woodside, CA
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Info: https://filoli.org/exhibits/

LOCATION: Filoli Visitor and Education Center, 86 Canada Road, Woodside, CA 94062 
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

 
 

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

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Info: http://www.theimageflow.com/gallery/

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

 


OPEN NOW: "TPS 26: The International Competition"

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Open Near Houston TX until June 16. Info: http://uart.tamu.edu/tps-26-the-international-competition/

LOCATION: J. Wayne Stark Gallery at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas
DATES: May 18, 2017 - June 16, 2017


(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.)


NEW: "Abstraction" at The Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT

Abstraction in art and photography is defined as the use of a visual language of color, shape, form, and line to create an image that may exist with an independence from visual references in the real world. Images for this exhibition were selected by Blue Mitchell, an independent publisher, curator, educator, and photographer, Based in Portland, OR. As usual, artists featured in the exhibition come from around the world. The Darkroom Gallery is in Essex Junction, Vermont, and I am currently a member of their Gallery Masters program.

Up To The Edge

The full exhibition can be seen online here: http://www.darkroomgallery.com/ex96

For those visiting Vermont:
LOCATION: 12 Main St., Essex Jct., VT 05452-3132
DATES: June 22, 2017 - July 16, 2017
HOURS: Monday-Sunday 11:00-4:00 and by appt. (802) 777-FOTO (3686)
RECEPTION: July 8, 2017


NEW: "It's a Sign" at The 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so what happens when it's actually a picture of words? This month 1650 tackles the medium of messaging, with a juried photo competition of the world of signs, words and messages.

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Consume

View the exhibition here: http://1650gallery.com/signs2017_exhibition.php

LOCATION: 1650 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90026
DATES: June 24, 2017 - July 22, 2017
HOURS: Sundays 12:00-4:00pm - or anytime by appointment (1650gallery@gmail.com)
RECEPTION: Opening Night Party, Saturday June 22, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 pm


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.
 
Exit By NumbersExit By Numbers    DuneDune
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

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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.

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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

 

 

 

 

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