Viewpoint Photographic Art Center is now accepting proposals for solo and group exhibitions for January–December, 2019. Exhibits in the Main Gallery will generally run for a 4-week period but may be longer. Exhibits in the Step Up Gallery, which is reserved for members of Viewpoint only (you must be a current member to submit a proposal), will also run for approximately four weeks. Exhibits run concurrently in both galleries, with new exhibits opening during the second week of each month.

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The Gladding, McBean & Co. factory in Lincoln, California has operated continuously since 1875. Starting as a clay pipe manufacturer, “the pottery” soon expanded its product line and by the end of the 19th century was producing the architectural terra cotta that continues to ornament buildings in major cities across the U.S. and beyond. Between 1996 and 2011, in workshops organized by Gene Kennedy, nearly 300 photographers explored, documented, and interpreted Gladding, McBean. Others made photographs during the annual Feats of Clay ceramics exhibition held at Gladding, McBean from 1987 to 2011.

To celebrate this photographic legacy, Viewpoint Photographic Art Center will host a major photographic exhibit in September 2018. Entitled Mixing Light with Clay: Photographs from the Gladding, McBean Pottery, the exhibit will feature a juried selection of photographs made within the factory and grounds of Gladding, McBean. The exhibit is open to all photographers and all photographic techniques.

For more information, see the Call for Entries

Workshops and Fieldtrips

Artist Receptions

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Friday, August 10, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Other Upcoming Events

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 7:00pm

Thank you to our sponsors!

Kenneth Meyers, Robert W. Baird & Co.
Platinum Sponsor


Viewpoint Photographic Art Center is the proud recipient of a SMAC Cultural Arts Award grant.

Individual Sponsorships
(Luminance Level & Above)

Diane Tempest

J.B. Jones

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