Bay Area Big Shots: The Bay Area's Best Photographers at Panorama Framing

My photograph, “From darkness we find each other,” from the series Where you are, is included in the exhibition Bay Area Big Shots: The Bay Area’s Best Photographers.

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Bay Area Big Shots is the first-ever juried exhibition of the East Bay Photo Collective, a community of photographers working together to provide facilities, education, inspiration, and community to East Bay photographers .

Bay Area Big Shots runs from November 1 through December 29, 2018. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, November 1; a mid-show reception on Thursday, December 6, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., and a closing reception on Saturday,  December 29, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The exhibition is hosted by Panorama Framing, located at 3350 Grand Avenue, Oakland CA, and reachable by phone at 510-629-1918.

Bay Area Big Shots was juried by the East Bay Photo Collective's board of directors.

Out of the Woods of Thought at Argentea Gallery

Out of the Woods of Thought opens on November 1 at Argentea Gallery in Birmingham, UK.

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I'm honored and delighted that three photographs from my series, Transitional landscapes, are included.

 The mirror in the memory

The mirror in the memory

 I will always come back to you

I will always come back to you

 Somewhere in another world

Somewhere in another world

The exhibition runs through December 22, 2018. The gallery is located at 28 St. Paul's Square, Birmingham, B3 1RB, UK, and can be reached by phone at +44 (0)121 236 5444.

There will be an opening reception on Thursday evening, November 1, 2018, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Out of the Woods of Thought is an exhibition of Inside the Outside, a "landscape photography collective mediating the liminal space between the world before us and within." They are "a diverse group of photographers that share an awareness of that [transformative] potential [of both being in and representing the landscape] and for whom it has become an essential element of their work. It is a question they commonly explore, but in highly individual and personal representations of the land around them."

Open Call 2018 at PhotoPlace Gallery

My photograph, "In the heart of the dream," is included in the exhibition Open Call 2018 at PhotoPlace Gallery.

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The show runs from October 3 through November 3. PhotoPlace Gallery is located at 3 Park Street, Middlebury, VT  05753, and can be reached by phone at 802-388-4500.

An exhibition catalogue is available from the publisher in both hardcover and softcover.

The juror for Open Call 2018 was photographic artist Douglas Beasley, who works on fine-art commercial projects around the world, and is founder of Vision Quest Photo Workshops and owner and publisher of Shots Magazine.

World Cyanotype Day

World Cyanotype Day is tomorrow, September 29, 2018. Cyanotype is one of the first photographic printing processes, invented in 1842 by Sir John Herschel.

From September 29 through October 28, 2018, there will be an exhibition in celebration of World Cyanotype Day at A Smith Gallery, located at 103 North Nugent Avenue, Johnson City, TX 78636. The exhibition then moves to the New Orleans Healing Arts Center at 2372 St. Claude Ave, Suite 260, New Orleans, LA 70117, for a PhotoNola exhibition that runs from December 7, 2018 through February 13, 2019.

The exhibition, titled "Diversity/Us," consists of 12” x 12” flags created using cyanotype process, strung together and and hung in the gallery, representing the amazing diversity and commonality of us. 

Here is my contribution.

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Happy World Cyanotype Day!

Seeing in Sixes

Work from my series, Notes from the edge of nowhere, is included in the new book, Seeing in Sixes.

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Published by Lenswork, Seeing in Sixes is a juried selection of 50 six-image series of photographs.

Lenswork writes:

…I see these small projects as a visual cousin to the haiku or six-word story — a compact expression of a single nature, possibly a story, definitely a theme, held together stylistically, and making a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. Tight, distilled to the essentials, impactful, deeper than what is possible with a single image.

In 2016, editors Brooks Jensen and Maureen Gallagher decided to create a vehicle for presentation of six-image projects, and published the juried book Seeing in Sixes. They published a second volume in 2017.

The upcoming book - to ship in late September, 2018 - is the third annual volume in the series. If the first two volumes are any indication, it promises to be a beautifully printed selection of diverse and fascinating contemporary photographs.

Where you are on Inside the Outside

My series, Where you are, is currently featured on the Inside the Outside website.

 This moment always

This moment always

Inside the Outside is a "landscape photography collective mediating the liminal space between the world before us and within." They are "a diverse group of photographers that share an awareness of that [transformative] potential [of both being in and representing the landscape] and for whom it has become an essential element of their work. It is a question they commonly explore, but in highly individual and personal representations of the land around them."

Somerville Toy Camera Festival at Brickbottom Gallery

Three of my photographs are included in the Somerville Toy Camera Festival exhibition.

 Before you knew where to look

Before you knew where to look

 In the pouring sun

In the pouring sun

 In both worlds

In both worlds

The Somerville Toy Camera Festival includes exhibitions at the Nave Gallery, Brickbottom Gallery, and Washington Street Gallery. My photographs are in the Brickbottom Gallery exhibition, located at 1 Fitchburg Street, Somerville, MA  02143.

The exhibition runs from September 6 through October 13, with an opening reception on Saturday, September 8, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

The juror for the Somerville Toy Camera Festival was fine art photographer and educator Jennifer Shaw.

Elevate at Adobe Art Gallery

My photograph, Canopy, is included in Elevate, the Adobe Art Gallery's inaugural fundraiser and silent auction exhibition.

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The exhibition runs from August 11 through September 29, 2018, with a preview reception on Saturday, August 11, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. and a silent auction and closing reception on Saturday, September 29, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

The Adobe Art Gallery is located at  20395 San Miguel Avenue, Castro Valley, CA 94546.

Proceeds of the exhibition will go towards upgrading exhibition walls and gallery lighting.

Silicon Valley Plastic Camera Show at Santa Clara University

RayKo has closed, but the annual Plastic Camera Show lives on!

The exhibit celebrates "[b]eautiful prints from less-than-gorgeous cameras" - cameras that are as "obsolete, flawed, and lo-tech" as possible.

I'm honored and happy that my photograph, "Trail and contrail," is included in the Silicon Valley Plastic Camera Show at Santa Clara University.

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The exhibition runs from July 13 through October 19, 2018, with a reception on Friday, October 12, 2018, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

It is located at Santa Clara University's Art and Art History Department Gallery, Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053, and can be reached by phone through 408-554-4000.

The juror for the  Silicon Valley Plastic Camera Show was fine art photographer, master printer, educator, and curator Ann M. Jastrab.

Revived With Light at Bath House Cultural Center

I'm proud and delighted that my photograph, "If I could come home", is included in the exhibition Revived With Light at the Bath House Cultural Center.

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The Bath House Cultural Center is located at 521 E. Lawther Dr., Dallas, TX  75218. The exhibition runs from July 7 through August 4, 2018, with an opening reception on Saturday, July 7, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

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This unique exhibition celebrates the unpredictability and beauty of art produced with expired photographic materials. 

When it comes to using photographic film, many artists soon recognize that, notwithstanding their efforts to amass extensive experience and technical knowledge, the medium still demonstrates aspects of randomness that, more often than not, produce unexpected results. To some of those artists, the inherent element of unpredictability connected with the use of film represents a force of discord that they must try to tame and conquer, armed with precision tools, light readings, and the aid of long-lived techniques and practices. To many other artists, however, the uncertainty of film is cherished and celebrated and is perceived as a favorable characteristic of their art-making. Changeability of results is seen as a strength by these creators for they believe that beautiful, albeit unexpected, images can come from conditions that cannot be fully controlled. Given their predilection for media and creative methods that yield unplanned outcomes, these artists have frequently shown an interest in the use of expired photographic materials.

Expired photographic materials (film, paper, instant camera sheets) are excellent media for the curious artist who enjoys experimenting with unorthodox processes that can potentially capture truly unique photographs. The Revived With Light exhibition at the Bath House Cultural Center examines the strong appeal of degraded film and paper that are past their intended use-by date. Although expired photographic materials do not guarantee reliable results, artists explore their use because they can yield stunning surreal images not achievable with other methods. What to some photographers would seem like a deterrent (haze streaks, color shifts, larger grain, necessary exposure modifications) appears attractive and intriguing to the artists participating in this exhibition who see those characteristics not as deficiencies or constraints, but rather as an incomparable vehicle of personal expression.

The juror for Revived With Light was Enrique Fernández Cervantes, Visual Arts Coordinator and Curator for the Bath House Cultural Center.

 

Water at PhotoPlace Gallery

I'm delighted and honored that my photograph, "On the precipice of waking," is included in the exhibition Water at PhotoPlace Gallery.

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The exhibition runs from May 30 through June 23, 2018.

PhotoPlace Gallery is located at 3 Park Street, Middlebury, VT, and can be reached by phone at 802-388-4500 .

The juror for Water was fine art photographer, master printer, educator, and curator Ann M. Jastrab.

The Magic of Collaboration at Adobe Art Gallery

I'm honored and very pleased that four of my collaborative works with Al Brydon, from the series Tales From a Non-existent Land, are included in the exhibition The Magic of Collaboration at the Adobe Art Gallery. You can see one of them below.

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The exhibition runs from May 26 through July 7, 2018. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, May 26, from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

The Adobe Art Gallery is located at 20395 San Miguel Avenue, Castro Valley, CA and can be reached by phone at 510-881-6735.

The Magic of Collaboration was curated by artist and Adobe Art Gallery director Leah Virsik.

 

 

Secret Gardens at Nave Gallery

I'm delighted and proud that my photograph, "You know without having seen," from the series From destruction grows a garden of the soul, is included in the exhibition Secret Gardens at the Nave Gallery.

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The exhibition runs from May 4 through June 17, 2018. There will be a reception on Saturday, May 19, 2018, from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

The Nave Gallery is located at 155 Powderhouse Road, Somerville, MA  02144.

The juror for Secret Gardens was artist, curator, and ARTSomerville outreach director Tori Costa.

Open Exhibition in F-Stop Magazine

My photographs, We have today, (from the series, From destruction grows a garden of the soul), If you were here beside me, and These hills do not blow away are included in the Open Exhibition in issue #88 (April-May) of F-Stop Magazine (online).

 We have today

We have today

 If you were here beside me

If you were here beside me

 These hills do not blow away

These hills do not blow away

The exhibition includes a wide range of subject matter, style, and geographic location. You can view the entire exhibition here, and read an interview with the featured artist, book reviews, and exhibition news here.

One at New York Center for Photographic Arts

I'm pleased and honored that my photograph, A way out, a way in, received an Honorable Mention in the exhibition One at the New York Center for Photographic Arts.

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The gallery exhibition runs from April 3 - 14 at Jadite Gallery, 413 West 50th St., New York, NY. Honorable Mentions are included in the online gallery only - which is available now.

There will be an opening reception on Thursday, April 5, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The juror for One was Aline Smithson, , who is a fine art photographer, curator, and founder and editor of the top-rated photography blogzine Lenscratch.