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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!
OPEN NOW: "Historic Gardens of the World" at Filoli House, Woodside, CA
OPEN NOW: "Reflect and Engage" at The Image Flow Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
OPEN NOW: "TPS 26: The International Competition"
LOCATION: J. Wayne Stark Gallery at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas
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
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.
View the exhibition here: http://1650gallery.com/signs2017_exhibition.php
LOCATION: 1650 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90026
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
"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.
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!)
The exhibition is in the Filoli Visitor and Education Center
86 Canada Road, Woodside, CA 94062 Ph: (650) 364-8300x233
June 6, 2017 - August 6, 2017
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00am-3:30pm, Sunday: 11:00am-3:30pm
"Meet The Artists Weekend" July 8 and 9
"Reflect and Engage" at The Image Flow Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
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.
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.
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).
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".
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.
A Smith Gallery
103 N Nugent Ave
Johnson City,TX 78636
March 17, 2017 - April 30, 2017
Friday/Saturday noon to 6pm, Sunday noon to 3pm and by appointment.
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:
Triton Museum of Art
1505 Warburton Ave.
Santa Clara, CA 95050
www.tritonmuseum.org (408) 247-2438
March 11, 2017 - April 23, 2017
Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Closed Mondays)
The Museum provides free admission, and free parking.
Sunday March 12, from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Last chance to see!
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.
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).
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.
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