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).

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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.

Art/Act: Local - Natural Harmony at David Brower Center

I'm honored and excited that my photograph, Night rolled gently, from the series Transitional landscapes, is included in the exhibition Art/Act: Local - Natural Harmony at the David Brower Center.

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The exhibition runs from March 2 through May 29, 2018. There will be an opening reception  Friday, March 2, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.; free tickets are available at the reception's Eventbrite page. The David Brower Center is located at 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA  94704, and can be reached by phone at 510-809-0900.

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Flora at Rankin Arts Photography Center

I'm happy and honored that my photograph, You are beyond all words, from the series From destruction grows a garden of the soul, is included in the exhibition Flora at Rankin Arts Photography Center.

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The exhibition runs from March 2 through March 30, 2018, with an opening reception on Friday, March 2, at 6:00 p.m. The Rankin Arts Photography Center, a unit of Columbus State University, is located at 1004 Broadway, Columbus, GA 31901, and contact person Kenny Gray can be reached by phone at 706-507-8366.

The juror for Flora was Paula Tognarelli, who is Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography.

Diffusion IX

I'm proud and delighted that two of my photographs from the series Where you are appear in Diffusion IX, "an exquisite survey of contemporary avant-garde photography."

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To see the other in the self

 This moment always

This moment always

Curated by Blue Mitchell and Liz Kale, the volume includes nine chapters, each reflecting a common theme among the photographs, and an epilogue in which artists reflect on their individual processes, themes, and passion for their craft.

Diffusion IX was published by One Twelve Publishing and is available from Big Cartel.

Seeing Red at Gray Loft Gallery

My photograph, The land remembers, the land heals (from the series From destruction grows a garden of the soul) is included in the exhibition Seeing Red at Gray Loft Gallery, located at 2889 Ford Street, third floor, Oakland CA 94601.

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The exhibition runs from February 9 through Friday, March 9, 2018.

There will be an opening reception Friday, February 9, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., and a closing reception on Friday, March 9, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

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

 

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13th Annual National Photography Competition Exhibition at Fotofoto Gallery

My untitled photograph (from the series, Before there were words) is included in the 13th National Competition exhibition (one of 30, from 780 submitted!) at Fotofoto Gallery.

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The exhibition runs from January 24 through March 3, 2018. Fotofoto gallery is located at 14 West Carver Street, Huntington, NY  11743, and can be reached by phone at 631-549-0448.

There will be an opening reception on Saturday, January 27, 2018, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

The juror for the 13th National Competition was fine art photographer, master printer, educator, and curator Ann M. Jastrab.

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Salon at the Triton

My photographs, Knowing you are in the world (from the series Transitional landscapes) and On an uncertain threshold (from the series, Where you are), are included in the Salon at the Triton exhibition at the Triton Museum of Art.

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Knowing you are in the world

  On an uncertain threshold

On an uncertain threshold

The Salon at the Triton is a statewide 2D art competition. This year's exhibition runs from November 11, 2017 through February 4, 2018. There is a reception on Sunday, November 19, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The Triton Museum of Art is located at 1505 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara, CA95050, and can be reached by phone at 408-247-2438 and by email at staff@tritonmuseum.org.

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The jurors for the Salon at the Triton were Cherri Lakey and Brian Eder, co-proprietors of Anno Domini Gallery in San Jose, CA, and Preston Metcalf, Deputy Director of the Triton Museum.

Nature's Way (a search for beauty) at LightBox Gallery

My photograph, You know without having seen, from the series From destruction grows a garden of the soul, is included in the exhibition Nature's Way (a search for beauty) at LightBox Gallery.

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Nature's Way (a search for beauty) runs from November 11 through December 5, 2017, with an opening reception on Saturday, November 11, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

LightBox is located at 1045 Marine Drive, Astoria, Oregon 97103, and can be reached by phone at 503-468-0238.

The juror for this exhibition was photographer Jody Miller.

Holga and Friends Out of the Box at Tammy Cromer Photo | Gallery

My photographs, Recognition and Canopy, will be included in the 7th annual Holga and Friends Out of the Box exhibition at Tammy Cromer Photo | Gallery.

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Recognition

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Canopy

The exhibition runs from November 11 through December 30, 2017, with an opening reception on Saturday, November 11.

Tammy Cromer Photo | Gallery is located at 2543 Farmington Street, Dallas, TX, 75207, and can be reached by phone at 214-430-7148.

The juror for this year's Holga and Friends Out of the Box exhibition was photographer,  educator, author, and curator O. Rufus Lovett.

Somerville Toy Camera Festival

My photographs, "To hold the meanings in my hands" and "From darkness we find each other," are included in the Nave Gallery exhibit of the Somerville Toy Camera Festival.

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To hold the meanings in my hands

 From darkness we find each other

From darkness we find each other

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

The exhibition runs from September 9 through September 24, 2017, with a reception on Saturday, September 9, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

The juror for the Somerville Toy Camera Festival was commercial and fine art photographer Michael Kirchoff.