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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
There will be an opening reception on Thursday, April 5, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Beyond Landscapes was curated by artist and Gray Loft Gallery founder and director Jan Watten.
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.
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.
My photograph, You within/within you, has been named a winner of this year's Pinhole/Plastic Camera contest in Black & White magazine.
It appears on page 22 of the December 2017 issue (#124), available now.