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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.
"Le Paysage" at The Darkroom Gallery, Vermont
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:
12 Main St.
Essex Jct., VT 05452-3132
February 2, 2017 - February 26, 2017
Monday-Sunday 11:00-4:00 and by appt. (802) 777-FOTO (3686)
February 11, 2017
"Into The Light" at The Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland CA
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.
Gray Loft Gallery
2889 Ford Street, 3rd Floor
Oakland, CA 94601
grayloftgallery.com (510) 499 3445
February 11, 2017 - March 18, 2017
Saturdays, 1:00 to 5:00 pm, Sundays by appointment
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.
"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.
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.
"2017 Statewide 2D Salon" at The Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara
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.
The 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.
Wow. It's nearly "Giant Pumpkin Time" - the air is getting cooler and the days are getting shorter. It's been a while since my last post, so I thought I'd share a quick summary of what's been going on over the last few months.
In July, I had two pieces accepted for the show A Sense of Place - a juried group exhibition at Photoplace Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont. Work was selected by Jane Fulton Alt, award winning photographer, winner of the 2007 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award, and multiple Ragdale Foundation Fellowships. My image "The Patient Spirit" was picked for the Gallery, and "Here Comes The Sun" was selected for the On-Line Annexe.
The Patient Spirit
The Catalog for this exhibition (click below to view it and see all the images) is available from Blurb:
In August, My image "Night Storm" was selected for the exhibition The Sea: Above and Below at the 1650 Gallery in Los Angeles' Echo Park neighborhood. This image was actually taken while on a recent vacation in Greece and shows lightning at night over the Mediterranean.
This month (October) I am back at Photoplace Gallery again in the exhibition Man In The Landscape - a group exhibition juried by international award-winning photographer, Brett Erickson. My image: "Forest" was selected for the Gallery. The exhibition is on until October 18th.
Pictures from the gallery, showing all the pictures in the exhibition, are posted on Facebook, here.
The Catalog for the exhibition is available from Blurb:
Also in September, the Bay Area Photographers Collective (BAPC) held their annual All Members Exhibition Vanishing Point at Mullen Brothers Gallery, San Francisco, California USA.
Vanishing Point #3
Vanishing Point #1 is one of four of my images in the 2016 BAPC Yearbook. This is also available from Blurb:
OK. Onwards to 2017... Promise I'll post more pictures soon!
From a recent visit to Point Reyes: Sometimes there are mysteries hiding in plain sight.
No, it doesn't mean the sun has finally peeked through the rain clouds, but rather a that those of you in or near the Portland area should check out "FOCUS: Light and Shadow", a juried exhibition at the Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon starting Friday April 1st, and running through the 20th. I will have an image on display in the gallery, as well as a second image that has been chosen for the online "annex" of the main exhibition.
Images from the main gallery and the online "annex" are available online.
Concrete Steel and Light
The Images for this exhibition were selected by Prudence Roberts, a local Portland based photographer and educator.
The exhibition will run from April 1st through April 20th, 2016
Gallery Hours: Thurs-Fri 12am-5pm, and by appointment.
It's been a while since I posted anything -- promise I'll do better. Here's an image from my recent Japan trip:
Very unusually (for me) this was taken on my phone! (an LG G4, if you care)