Past Exhibits

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  • Dan Herrera: Emerge from the Aether

    Exhibit Dates: 
    Tuesday, May. 8 to Saturday, Jun. 2
    Artist Reception (Member Event): 
    Friday, May. 11 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
    Saturday, May. 12 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

     

    Emerge from the Aether is a collection of wet plate collodion images comprised of portraits and still lifes Dan Herrera has made over the past three years.  In an age of megapixels, camera phones, and a perpetual stream of digital images, Dan’s exhibit invites the viewer to slow down and experience storytelling within the scope of historical photographic printing methods to a time when photography was still in its infancy.  This approach to slowing down and having his hand present in all stage of the process produces unique prints that are both rich in content and physical surface quality, blurring the lines between photographic realism and painterly illusion.  The aesthetics of working this way are used as a means to absorb the viewer in a narrative futuristic and nostalgic.

  • Wendy Baker: Urban Dreamscapes

    Exhibit Dates: 
    Tuesday, May. 8 to Saturday, Jun. 2
    Artist Reception (Member Event): 
    Friday, May. 11 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
    Saturday, May. 12 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.  ~Henry David Thoreau

    In this series, Wendy Baker combines her passions for travel and architectural and portrait photography to create visual stories evoking a feeling of mystery.

    Her dreamlike images always begin with a sense of place.  She then adds her photographs of models, clothing, and other elements.  She states, “I love to travel.  I’m captivated by the idea of magical journeys—whether to far-off lands or deep into the self.  My goal is to create a feeling of fantasy — transitioning from the known to the unknown by using beautiful light, muted colors, symbolic details and compositions with strong leading lines.“  She often adds touches of archival glitter to her printed pieces before framing.   

    As the owner of a commercial photography business based in the Sacramento area, she is constantly developing new skills.  She loves everything about the creative process.  From getting up before dawn in a new city to capturing the perfect light, to sitting at her computer combining the elements she’s gathered into a unique visual story, one that she hopes will spark the viewer's imagination.

  • Sacramento After Dark

    Exhibit Dates: 
    Tuesday, Apr. 10 to Saturday, May. 5
    Artist Reception (Member Event): 
    Friday, Apr. 13 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
    Saturday, Apr. 14 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

     

    Please join us at Viewpoint for a very special Artists Reception for the Sacramento After Dark exhibit on April 13 from 6 - 8:30 p.m.

    Guest are invited to join in a kick-off celebration for Photography Month Sacramento with a special Artists’ Reception and to get a preview of the new exhibits with photographers in attendance.

    There will be a selection of wines, craft beer, light appetizers and an array of desserts to enjoy.

    $15 per person (18 and under free).  Purchase tickets HERE

    This unique exhibit was inspired by the Instagram page #sacafterdark which is curated by Vicky Thompson. The curatorial committee at Viewpoint reviewed hundreds of images from this page and selected 80 for the exhibit. The Viewpoint curatorial members were impressed by the beauty and artistic quality of the images. The exhibit includes landscapes, abstract images, portraits and more all captured from sunset to the early dawn hours. The collection of images creates a wonderfully atmospheric exhibit.

  • Luther Gerlach: Absence of Light, Mammoth Wet Plate Photography

    Exhibit Dates: 
    Tuesday, Apr. 10 to Saturday, May. 5
    Artist Reception (Member Event): 
    Friday, Apr. 13 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
    Saturday, Apr. 14 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

     

    Please join us for a Viewpoint Fundraiser at the Luther Gerlach Artist Reception!

    This dual-purpose event offers the opportunity for both our members and general public to enjoy a special artists’ reception and to get a preview of the new exhibits with photographers in attendance.

    Guests will enjoy a selection of wines and craft beer, light appetizers and an array of desserts.

    $15 per person (18 and under free). Purchase tickets HERE

    Viewpoint is privileged to present internationally renowned photographer Luther Gerlach and his mammoth wet-plate collodion photography. The past meets the present in this intriguing photographic process created with wet chemicals, glass and tin plates. Luther Gerlach is one of the photographers responsible for the resurgence of this method in contemporary art. He demonstrates these processes for the J.Paul Getty Center. He travels the world in a converted darkroom bus for mammoth plates and created the only existing see-through, functional camera and darkroom chamber where small plates are shot and processed before your eyes.

  • Stephen Johnson: Life Form

    Exhibit Dates: 
    Tuesday, Mar. 6 to Saturday, Apr. 7
    Artist Reception (Member Event): 
    Friday, Mar. 9 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
    Saturday, Mar. 10 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

     

    Stephen Johnson is a landscape photographer, designer and teacher. He has been photographing since 1973 and concentrates on landscape projects exploring wild, endangered spaces and human-altered lands, making images that depict a respect for the land and a real-world celebration of our relationship to nature. The Life Form Series comes from Johnson’s lifelong fascination with organic form and design. Not only has he found solace in the natural world, but his respect for all living things has profoundly affected how he has lived his life. Johnson’s photographic work has long reflected this interest and respect. His fascination with sensual organic form knows no limits. The natural beauty that drew him to photography is most profoundly manifested by the very sensuality of natural form itself. Its beauty is deeply emotional, bound up in the basic instinct and desires of our humanness.  According to Johnson “Finding such form in the real world has been my career”.

  • Stephen Fischer: Oaks Alone: Endangered Landscapes of the Sacramento Foothills

    Exhibit Dates: 
    Tuesday, Mar. 6 to Saturday, Apr. 7
    Artist Reception (Member Event): 
    Friday, Mar. 9 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
    Saturday, Mar. 10 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

     

    Stephen Fischer is an outdoor photographer specializing in landscape and wildlife imagery, covering many areas of the American West.  To capture more unique results, he enjoys the challenge of exploring out-of-the-way or less convenient locations, and at all times of the year.   Based out of Sacramento California, some of his work has centered around the natural habitat of the area, while also trying to give others a better appreciation of its beauty.

    Savannahs of predominately blue oaks dispersed over bucolic grasslands on gently rolling hills, these lands reflect the state of the California foothills closer to its native form. Providing a quiet solitude and an oasis for wildlife, while isolated from the hustle and bustle of encroaching suburban sprawl, the oak savannahs in California are disappearing at an increasing rate.

    Stephen Fischer's exhibit of black-and-white photographs provides a documentation of these lands south of 50 in their undisturbed form as captured ahead of their destruction over the past decade.

  • SHARED VISIONS: A collaboration by four photographers from four countries

    Exhibit Dates: 
    Tuesday, Feb. 6 to Saturday, Mar. 3
    Artist Reception (Member Event): 
    Friday, Feb. 9 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
    Saturday, Feb. 10 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

     

    In late 2014, Isabel Karl-Herunter, David L. Robertson and Maurice Warniers had their first opportunity to capture photographs together at a workshop near Mendocino, California, organized by Greg Gorman, a highly-respected portrait photographer.  Four months later, David and Mattia Zaldini met at a photography workshop in Venice, Italy, photographing Carnevale.  What was immediately evident was that these four photographers had diverse but coherent approaches to portraiture.

    Although these photographers come from Austria, Belgium, Italy and the USA, and approach photography from very diverse directions, they share a common passion for portrait photography presented in black and white.  They prefer black and white images because that removes any distractions and focuses attention on the “hero” of the image.

  • Cyrus Javid: Morocco

    Exhibit Dates: 
    Tuesday, Feb. 6 to Saturday, Mar. 3
    Artist Reception (Member Event): 
    Friday, Feb. 9 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
    Saturday, Feb. 10 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

     

    Born in Iran in 1966 Cyrus Javid lived there until he was 25. He migrated to the United States in 1991 and became a US citizen in 1999.

    Mostly a self-taught photographer, Cyrus strives to be better with every photograph.  Line, color, shape, form, texture, balance, movement, pattern, and proportion are integral parts of his images. Through their use, he hopes to create images that are unique, and to offer his viewers a new perspective. Javid loves color images but dreams in black and white.

    The images in this exhibition were made a few years ago. Javid’s adventure took him to Casablanca; Rabat, with its green hills by the Atlantic ocean; Fes, with its ancient winding medina; Ouarzazate, the gateway to the Sahara Desert, with its shifting colored sands; the rugged twisted roads of the Atlas Mountains; and finally, the amazing Marrakech, where spice and argon oil souks and snake charmers fill the long winding alleys of Jamaa-el-fna.

  • Judy Molle: Landscapes from the Invisible Spectrum

    Exhibit Dates: 
    Tuesday, Jan. 9 to Saturday, Feb. 3
    Artist Reception (Member Event): 
    Friday, Jan. 12 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
    Saturday, Jan. 13 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

     

    Judy Molle is passionate about nature and photography. Judy uses the InfraRed Light Spectrum to capture what is usually not visible to the naked eye.

    With a sense of adventure, in 1991 Judy became intrigued by the unpredictable nature of the InfraRed spectrum and began experimenting with InfraRed film, quickly mastering her technique with this material. Judy's Copper Duo-Toned Infra-Red images are uniquely one-of-a kind Art Prints.

    Many of Judy's photographs are of mysterious landscapes that express and accentuate her love of the natural environment. Using the InfraRed Spectrum, Judy creates unusual images of ethereal places one could only imagine or perhaps reincarnate to.

     

  • Pep Ventosa: Trees, in the Round

    Exhibit Dates: 
    Tuesday, Jan. 9 to Saturday, Feb. 3
    Artist Reception (Member Event): 
    Friday, Jan. 12 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
    Saturday, Jan. 13 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm


    Born in 1957, in Vilafranca del Penedès (Barcelona), Spain, Pep Ventosa has been fascinated with photography from his first camera gift at the age of 10.

    Ventosa states, "I use photographs as raw material, like paint, to create new imagery. I like to explore the space between painting and photography. I believe photography is not only a tool to document things but also one that’s part of the rich history of picture making. I’m particularly interested in representing familiar subjects in ways perhaps not seen before."

    "We are surrounded by trees, yet we often walk by them without a thought. In this series, I walk in a circle around a tree, shooting it repeatedly along my path, then overlay and refine the shots to discover what became of the the orbit, the tree and its environment in the round. I like the idea of rendering what is sometimes a complex environment into an abstract backdrop, leaving the tree with the leading role."

  • Dale Green: Road Trip

    Exhibit Dates: 
    Tuesday, Jan. 9 to Saturday, Feb. 3
    Artist Reception (Member Event): 
    Friday, Jan. 12 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
    Saturday, Jan. 13 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm


    Dale Green grew up in the San Franscisco Bay Area. He served in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman, earned a degree in Computer Science from CSU Sacramento, and worked for 28 years in Silicon Valley as a software developer and technical writer. Happily retired, he now lives in Rocklin, California.

    Road Trip is an exploration of weird Americana, those strange and wonderful things you see along the highway on your way to somewhere else. Green states, "On these trips, I look for incongruous and humorous juxtapositions—a dinosaur attacking a pizza, a Greek statue guarding a truck stop, a sign advertising picnic sites beside a defunct nuclear power plant. I've been asked, 'Did you Photoshop these?'  I reply, 'Nope. You can't make this stuff up.'  And that's one of the reasons I love photography.  With so much strangeness and weirdness out there, I can't wait to get back on the road and take more photographs."

  • TWELVE: Balance

    Exhibit Dates: 
    Tuesday, Dec. 5 to Saturday, Jan. 6
    Artist Reception (Member Event): 
    Friday, Dec. 8 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
    Saturday, Dec. 9 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

     

    Balance is the theme of the 2017 Twelve exhibit, Viewpoint Gallery’s annual December juried show. In life, balance is the oft sought equilibrium of daily activities from menu planning, exercise, speaker output, tire maintenance, and checkbooks. It is the obviously necessary skill of the tight rope walker, bicyclist, ballet dancer and bowler at the line. As a principle of art and design, balance describes compositional arrangement such as symmetrical, asymmetrical or radial, but in broader understanding, artistic balance indicates the totality of elements working together for meaning and visual impact. Balance itself can be symbolized simply by the placement of the horizon line or by the dramatic tilt of mast and sail against the wind. Balance is in the internal tug of subjects vying for attention within the frame or the quiet push of opposing space or textures. Within the craft of photography balance is tonal range, contrast, and color corrected to match expectation. Yet while balance comforts in its seeming correctness and familiarity, perhaps art is most interesting just at the edge of being out of whack. The principle of balance is open for your photographic interpretation. Any subject and photographic approach is invited for this juried exhibit.

  • Ken Meyers: Remembering the Shoah: Images from Dachau, Auschwitz and Birkenau

    Exhibit Dates: 
    Tuesday, Nov. 7 to Saturday, Dec. 2
    Artist Reception (Member Event): 
    Friday, Nov. 10 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
    Saturday, Nov. 11 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Ken Meyers is a visual person. He says, “Sometimes I find it hard to put words to my feelings.  I suppose that's one of the reasons that I love photography.” As we have all heard the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words”, no place would be truer for Ken than his visits to the concentration camps. Ken made two separate visits over a few years to Dachau, Auschwitz, Birkenau, as well as other places connected with the atrocities of the holocaust, such as Anne Frank's home and Schindler's Factory.

    As Ken photographed these places, he was haunted by black and white movies playing in his head - A mother having her children ripped from her arms, the Nazi's assuring those packed like cattle in the train cars that they were being transported to a new ghetto and that everything would be fine, the bodies piled in mass graves or being burned by the thousands.  Ken adds that he is sickened by the experiments of Josef Mengele and that he cried out in pain and sorrow for his fellow man. “How can any human being do this to another?”

    These images are his attempt to pass on to you his vision of these dark places.  Ken strongly urges all to pay a visit to the camps, if given the opportunity.  He believes that, “when you do, you will have an indelible mark  placed on your soul for all that lost their lives in those horrid camps.”

  • Kerby Smith: Imaginary Realism: Photo Quilts

    Exhibit Dates: 
    Tuesday, Nov. 7 to Saturday, Dec. 2
    Artist Reception (Member Event): 
    Friday, Nov. 10 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
    Saturday, Nov. 11 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Airborne, by Kerby Smith

    In the world of pristine photographic prints, some people might consider it a heresy to print images on fabric and then sew on top of the image with thread.  Kerby Smith finds it quite liberating. He has been photographing for over 50 years, and has exhibited in a wide range of venues. For most of that time he printed on paper, matted and framed his photographs under glass. But, he was never comfortable seeing the image behind glass. He prefers the up close and personal relationship the viewer gets with the image when there is no glass barrier between them.

    Before archival ink jet printers, Smith experimented with printing black and white photographs on canvas with a silver coating. He developed the canvas using garbage cans of developer, stop bath and fixer. He washed the printed canvas with a garden hose running into a plastic barrel. Then he would stretch the canvas for gallery presentation.

    Today, in creating his digital images, he begins with a photographic capture which provides a first look at the scene. Then in his digital darkroom, he explores the possibilities of where the image can take himself and the viewer.  Smith says “I want to take the imagery to a place where it will put a smile on the viewer’s face when he or she interacts with it.  I often move a few degrees off reality to create the view I imagine. Sometimes, it is with an extended palette or color range, other times it is simply a change of viewpoint or scale”.

  • Insiders View: Portfolio Artists Exhibit & Auction

    Exhibit Dates: 
    Tuesday, Oct. 10 to Saturday, Nov. 4
    Artist Reception (Member Event): 
    Friday, Oct. 13 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
    Saturday, Oct. 14 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Fundraising Auction: Nov. 4, 6 to 9 p.m.

    The annual auction of fine art photography is the centerpiece of Viewpoint’s fundraising efforts, enabling the organization to continue to build its outreach, education and exhibit programs. This year Viewpoint will feature over 50 photographers from its in-gallery portfolio program. Many of our portfolio artists are well-known and highly collectable with images sold in galleries throughout the country. The exhibit and auction will include an extensive selection, which highlights a variety of photographic styles.

    All the images in the exhibit will be auctioned off on November 4th at an elegant affair including appetizers, luscious desserts, wine and beverages. The silent auction will begin at 7 p.m. and conclude by 8 p.m. Ticket are just $10 a person, so please invite all your friends and family—this is a night to celebrate our local photography artists and to support Viewpoint!

    © Sharon Bussert

  • The Family of Mannequin

    Exhibit Dates: 
    Tuesday, Oct. 10 to Saturday, Nov. 4
    Artist Reception (Member Event): 
    Friday, Oct. 13 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
    Saturday, Oct. 14 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    The Family of Mannequin is a group exhibit by members of “F/8”. These are some of our photographs of mannequins that are current or past residents of Continental Display, a business in Sacramento that sells used furnishings and paraphernalia from department stores and clothing shops that have either closed or replaced their old fixtures. Continental Display has mannequins—lots and lots of mannequins—retired now after years of service, or biding their time between jobs. The mannequins are waiting quietly (at least during the times we have seen them) for repairs and perhaps new homes. However, Continental Display will itself be closing this year, so the fate of the remaining mannequins is at best uncertain. Sadly, the demand for mannequins like these has diminished greatly in recent years.

    F/8 is a group of photographers from Davis, Woodland, and Sacramento, formed in 2011. We spend a few quality hours together each month sharing our printed images and critiquing each other’s work, encouraging each other to be better photographers. We are also all members of the Viewpoint Photographic Art Center. The group and its members have participated in many  group, solo, and juried photography exhibits and publications locally, nationally, and overseas.

    Current and past F/8 members represented in The Family of Mannequin are: Joseph Finkleman, Rob Floerke, Richard Halliburton, Dennis McCoy, Tim Messick, Anne Miller, Michael Radin, David Robertson, and Rick York.

  • Picturing the Parkway: Celebrating the American River Parkway in Photographs

    Exhibit Dates: 
    Tuesday, Sep. 5 to Saturday, Oct. 7
    Artist Reception (Member Event): 
    Friday, Sep. 8 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
    Saturday, Sep. 9 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

     

    Picturing the Parkway: Celebrating the American River Parkway in Photographs features a juried selection of approximately 60 photographs made within the American River Parkway, exploring its landscapes and riverscapes, its varied wildlife, and the many ways people use and enjoy this “jewel of the Sacramento region”.

    Considered the blueprint for urban parks across the U.S., the 4900-acre American River Parkway extends along the Lower American River for 23 miles, from Folsom Dam to Discovery Park at the confluence with the Sacramento River. Combining conservation with scenic beauty, abundant wildlife, and a wide range of recreational opportunities, the Parkway hosts more than 5 million visitors annually.

    In conjunction with the exhibit at Viewpoint, the Viewpoint website features an online gallery of all images submitted for jurying. This online exhibit recognizes the many worthy photographs that could not be included in the print exhibit, and presents an even broader picture of this special place of ours, the American River Parkway.

  • Charlotte Gibb: Mother Earth

    Exhibit Dates: 
    Tuesday, Sep. 5 to Saturday, Oct. 7
    Artist Reception (Member Event): 
    Friday, Sep. 8 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
    Saturday, Sep. 9 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

     

    Mother Earth is a photographic exploration of the natural world through a woman’s eyes. This exhibit is Charlotte Gibb’s latest collection of photographs that celebrate the delicate and ephemeral nature of Mother Earth — her rages, her quiet contemplation, her dignified poses.

    Inspired by the constant change of nature, these images depict heartbreakingly beautiful moments, both fleeting and powerful—giant pines weathering a raging snow storm which momentarily reveals a massive wall of granite; ghostly white Aspen trees in the final throes of Autumn; reflections in still water that play tricks on the mind.

    Charlotte writes, “This body of work is meant to convey my deep emotional connection to Mother Nature, and to invite the viewer to listen in on my intimate, woman-to-woman, visual conversation with her.”

  • Jing Zhou: Visual Meditations

    Exhibit Dates: 
    Tuesday, Aug. 8 to Saturday, Sep. 2
    Artist Reception (Member Event): 
    Friday, Aug. 11 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
    Saturday, Aug. 12 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Born in Chongqing, China, Jing Zhou is an interdisciplinary artist, designer, and Associate Professor in New Jersey, USA. Her award winning work, from digital print to animation, from visual design to interactive project, has been widely shown and collected internationally.

    As a Chinese woman artist living in the Western world, Jing Zhou is aware of art, literature, philosophy, and mythology from both cultures. Her understanding of Chinese philosophies has shaped her thinking and conduct. The prudent and contrary-minded Taoist beliefs, the attached-to-the-earth reality of Confucianism, and the sudden enlightenment and intuitive insights of Zen are the foundation of her life. On the other hand, Western culture has inspired her and opened new ways of thinking.
    Developing a personal visual language that expresses universal ideas, she creates artworks for the stories and aesthetics of each image, and for making visible those concepts which reflect her personal experiences. She wants her viewers to look at her images through magical windows into deep secondary spaces.

    She describes her work as “Inspired by nature and multiple cultures, my artwork explores our common humanity, diverse society, and my inner voyage. Creating artwork required me to realize my nature, re-study my culture, and adapt new thinking, which resulted in a new perspective on life. It has also challenged me to constantly solve visual problems, learn new techniques, and explore the splendid human heritage. My images form a visual communication that interacts in several collective dialogues. These dialogues are between eternity and transience, oneness and variety, existence and emptiness”.

  • Lorraine Castillo: No Butterflies

    Exhibit Dates: 
    Tuesday, Aug. 8 to Saturday, Sep. 2
    Artist Reception (Member Event): 
    Friday, Aug. 11 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
    Saturday, Aug. 12 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    The Surrealists believed the creativity that comes from deep within a person’s subconscious is more powerful and more authentic than any product of conscious thought.  They sought a revolution against the constraints of the rational mind.

    Lorraine Castillo relies on her intuition when she makes a photograph.  She feels “this ultimately results in images that are a mirrored reflection of my emotions. My subconscious is my compass, seeing for me.” Her series, No Butterflies was created while she was caring for a loved one battling alcoholism. She describes the series as follows: ”Darkness is the uncertain place we all go before light seeps in, and before butterflies can fly.”

  • Ten Eyes – Independent Expressions

    Exhibit Dates: 
    Tuesday, Aug. 8 to Saturday, Sep. 2
    Artist Reception (Member Event): 
    Friday, Aug. 11 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
    Saturday, Aug. 12 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Ten Eyes is a group of Sacramento women photographers who began meeting monthly in 1983 to show new work and to critique each other’s work with the goal to grow as photographic artists. Originally five in number (hence the name Ten Eyes) the group has grown to include more women who share a passion for creating photographic art. Informal in nature, the monthly meetings are also opportunities to share information and experiences on all matters photographic. A passion for and committed support of the art of photography are the underlying elements that bind the group together.

    The members of the group strongly support each other’s creative explorations and individual artistic development. The group celebrates the women of Ten Eyes’ distinct styles and approaches to photography. While some work in black and white and in color, hand coloring and alternative processes are also mediums of choice. All have incorporated digital processes into their workflow. 

    Ten Eyes – Independent Expressions is a collection of small portfolios of new work from each member. While the images shown in this exhibit illustrate the group’s individual interests and styles, independence of expression is the group’s underlying common theme. 

    The women of Ten Eyes are: Liz Welsh Abad  •  Roberta Bailey  •  Karen Connell  •  Anita Frimkess Fein  •  Dolores Frank  •  Francine Moskovitz  •  Judy Yemma

     

  • Members' Exhibit 2017

    Exhibit Dates: 
    Wednesday, Jul. 5 to Saturday, Aug. 5
    Artist Reception (Member Event): 
    Friday, Jul. 7 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
    Saturday, Jul. 8 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

    The annual Viewpoint Members’ Exhibit, a long-time tradition at Viewpoint, is always exciting for the quality and range of photographic art it showcases. Because it gives all Viewpoint members an opportunity to showcase one image of their choosing, the exhibit highlights the diversity of techniques, approaches, and personal visions in our photographic community.

    Over the years, the Members’ Exhibit has reflected the general shift from traditional to digital techniques, but Viewpoint members continue to explore methods such as traditional black-and-white darkroom printing, alternative processes such as platinum/palladium and van dyke printing, hand coloring, digital compositing, and hybrid traditional/digital processes as methods for their creative expression through photography. The overall quality of the work makes the Members’ Exhibit an inspiration for photographers and a testament to the vitality of Viewpoint Photographic Art Center.

     

     

  • Jane Olin: On the Edge of Chance

    Exhibit Dates: 
    Tuesday, Jun. 6 to Saturday, Jul. 1
    Artist Reception (Member Event): 
    Friday, Jun. 9 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
    Saturday, Jun. 10 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Jane Olin’s childhood years were spent in Steilacoom, a tranquil village overlooking Puget Sound in Washington State. Her introduction to photography came in high school where she fell in love with the darkroom experience. To her regret, she did not pursue an arts education and it was many years before she rediscovered her passion for photography. During the interval, she traveled widely for business. Japan, of all countries she visited, had the most profound impact, and its aesthetics and its Zen Buddhism resonated deeply with her.

    The cultural emphasis on beauty found in nature, and in simplicity, in the imperfect, the transient, and the values of grace and subtlety suited her own. She maintains a mindfulness practice today, and present moment awareness is imbedded in her photographic process.

    Like the Surrealists before her, Olin has a deep respect for the fortunes of chance.  So when a strong impulse to photograph an ordinary scene of dried plants falling against a wall came over her, she followed her intuition. The resulting images became the genesis of her new series On the Edge of Chance.

  • Jerry Berry: The Chi of Koi and Smoke

    Exhibit Dates: 
    Tuesday, Jun. 6 to Saturday, Jul. 1
    Artist Reception (Member Event): 
    Friday, Jun. 9 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
    Saturday, Jun. 10 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Jerry Berry’s inspiration for these images comes from his interest in Zen, Asian culture, and painting.  Koi have been an inspiration for artists for millennia; especially in the Asian traditions. The beauty of color, form, and movement of these fish bring much joy to the viewer. Berry’s interpretations of Koi have been developed based on his growth as a photographer and artist.  He says that “as photographers we are taught that our camera is the perfect tool to capture the ‘defining moment’ and is unequaled at reproducing finely focused images of sharpness and detail. We subsequently strive to perfect our craft with this in mind.” 

    He feels that the story of time and motion could be lost if the photographer freezes an image defining that moment. The spontaneity of movement and life can be lost when it is defined as an instant of time by the fast shutter speed of a camera. By allowing his camera to capture a longer portion of time/life and letting the koi become his brush stroking the canvas of his camera sensor; he blends the strengths of photographic art with those of a painter. Alan Watts in The Way of Zen, best describes Berry’s approach to his subjects as he describes Zen in the following passage: “…for Zen there is no duality, no conflict between the natural element of chance and the human element of control.”

  • Anna Skacel: Faces of Ethiopia

    Exhibit Dates: 
    Tuesday, Jun. 6 to Saturday, Jul. 1
    Artist Reception (Member Event): 
    Friday, Jun. 9 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
    Saturday, Jun. 10 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    What happens to us when we travel?  If we are lucky, we become transformed.  We do this by leaving the comfort of our home and making ourselves available to unfamiliar cultures and amazing new landscapes.  The adventure and the challenge of putting ourselves, however temporary, in another place or way of being, can transform any person who makes themselves available to such opportunities.  It can often invigorate our own way of seeing just how wonderful, precious and often times sad, life can really be.

    Anna Skacel writes: “As a photographer, I am interested in expanding my horizons on this level.  There are few things more gratifying than stripping away the expectations of the day and replacing them with the unknown experiences of being immersed in another society’s existence… As a photographer, and fellow human being of planet Earth, I feel that if I can help to open up people’s eyes and minds to the amazing and different things that surround us, then I have managed to do some good in this world.  If I can pique the interest of the viewer as to what is happening in other cultures, and as a result, influence them is seeing the world as one diverse but amazing planet, then I have had a good day!

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