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THE MATTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN LATIN/O AMERICA

Event Type: SHOW

2018-02-07 to 2018-04-30  

Cantor Arts Center

328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Pigott Family Gallery, Stanford, CA 94305-5060

Event is Free

Hours: Mon 11:00 AM-5:00 PM;  Wed 11:00 AM-5:00 PM;  Thu 11:00 AM-8:00 PM;  Fri - Sun 11:00 AM-5:00 PM;  

For more information:

phone: (650) 723-4177
website: museum.stanford.edu


Featuring artists from twelve different countries, this exhibition presents a wide range of creative responses to photography as an artistic medium and a communicative tool uniquely suited to modern media landscapes and globalized economies. The artists in this exhibition resist the impulse to “document” or “photograph anew” the world immediately around them. Instead, they employ a wide range of materials — from prints and drawings to photocopies and audio installations — to highlight the ways in which photography shapes our understanding of history as well as current events.

B&W DARKROOM CLASSES WITH BARRY UMSTEAD

Event Type: CLASS

2018-02-14   6:00 PM to 2018-05-09   9:00 PM

City College of San Francisco

Fort Mason Center, Bldg B, Room 106, San Francisco, CA 94123

Class and Materials Fee   $275.00

For more information:

phone: (415) 561-1840
email: vmarsh@ccsf.edu
website: www.ccsf.edu/en/educational-programs/continuing-education/Spring18/Photography.h


Exciting news!

Barry Umstead will be teaching B&W darkroom classes at Fort Mason this Spring Semester through The Office of Continuing Education at City College of San Francisco!

The classes will focus on the craft of making photographs in a traditional wet darkroom.

We are offering one section of a beginning class titled “The Magic of the Darkroom” which starts on February 14th.

There will also be two sections of “More Magic in the Darkroom” which will cover a similar curriculum to what Barry taught in the B&W Level 2 class at RayKo. The first section of More Magic will be Saturday mornings starting February 3rd and the next will be Wednesday evenings beginning April 4th.

We will also be offering Sunday morning lab time for an additional fee.

See website for specific class meeting dates and times

Click HERE to get all the details!

STORIES: PHILIP-LORCA DICORCIA & CONSTANCE DEJONG

Event Type: SHOW

2018-02-16 to 2018-05-05  

McEvoy Foundation for the Arts

1150 25th Street, Building B, San Francisco, CA 94107

Event is Free

Hours: Tue - Fri 10:00 AM-6:00 PM;  Sat 11:00 AM-5:00 PM;  

For more information:

phone: (415) 580-7605
email: info@mcevoyarts.org
website: www.mcevoyarts.org


Stories features photographer Philip-Lorca diCorcia’s A Storybook Life (1978-1999) and writer and performer Constance DeJong’s Radios (2015-2017). Through images, audio, and objects, the artists’ fragmented narratives invite viewers to become an active part of storytelling.

DiCorcia’s A Storybook Life creates a dreamland straddling documentary and staged photography through tableaus of domestic situations using friends and family as models. The work is arranged in a particular, nonlinear order, with only four complete sets in existence.

For Radios, DeJong presents a set of vintage radios simultaneously playing intimate and disarming narratives. She says: “The speaking voice disconnected from a body can invoke intense listening, a kind of attention like no other.”

Stories is curated by Kevin Moore.

HETERTOPIA BY KARINE LAVAL

Event Type: SHOW

2018-02-15 to 2018-04-28  

Robert Koch Gallery

49 Geary Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108

Event is Free

Hours: Tue - Sat 10:30 AM-5:30 PM;  

For more information:

phone: (415) 421-0122
email: info@kochgalley.com
website: www.kochgallery.com


Karine Laval's still and moving images often challenge the familiar perception we have of the world, and can be seen as a bridge between the world we live in and a more surreal and dreamlike dimension. They are like metaphoric voyages or reveries through time, place, memory and perception where genres such as narrative and performance are expanded through visual and temporal transformations of represented reality. More recently, her work and approach to photography has moved away from figuration and narration towards abstraction and the deconstruction of representation. She has also integrated digital technologies in her process as a way to explore the limits of the medium and to engage a dialog with other mediums such as painting, moving images and performance.

KARINE LAVAL: HETEROTOPIA

Event Type: SHOW

2018-02-15 to 2018-04-28  

Robert Koch Gallery

49 Geary Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108

Event is Free

Hours: Tue - Sat 10:30 AM-5:30 PM;  

For more information:

phone: (415) 421-0122
email: info@kochgalley.com
website: www.kochgallery.com


Karine Laval produces images that challenge the familiar perception we have of the world, and can be seen as a bridge between the place we inhabit and a more surreal and dreamlike dimension. They are metaphorical voyages or reveries through time, place, memory and perception, where narratives are expanded through visual transformations of represented reality. The term Heterotopia, the inspiration for Laval’s series, was coined by French philosopher Michel Foucault and refers to ‘spaces of otherness’ that are ‘neither here nor there’, Laval explains. The composite landscapes produced by Laval are at once familiar and conversely otherworldly, bursting from within with radioactive colors set in staccato. Omnipresent is the natural world, enveloped in aural resonance and ghostly organic layering created via the use of mirrors and glass, thus challenging our perceptions and forcing us to look deeper. Laval’s Heterotopia series is as much compositionally astute, as it is meditative and playfully experimental.

HIROSHI SUGIMOTO: B.C.

Event Type: SHOW

2018-03-08 to 2018-04-25  

Fraenkel Gallery

49 Geary St, 4th floor, San Francisco, CA 94108

Event is Free

Hours: Tue - Fri 10:30 AM-5:30 PM;  Sat 11:00 AM-5:00 PM;  

For more information:

phone: (415) 981-2661
email: mail@fraenkelgallery.com
website: fraenkelgallery.com


Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to present Hiroshi Sugimoto B.C., an exhibition of photographs from the dawn of time, on view from March 8 – April 25, 2018. Drawing from works that span the artist’s career, the show explores the camera’s ability to depict the pre-photographic past.

EYES AND WORDS TO THE LAND

Event Type: SHOW

2018-04-07 to 2018-05-06  

Napa Valley Museum

55 Presidents Circle, Yountville, CA 94599

General Admission   $10.00, 65 & older   $5.00, Youth under 17   $5.00

Hours: Wed - Sun 11:00 AM-4:00 PM;  

For more information:

phone: (707) 944-0500
email: info@NapaValleyMuseum.org
website: napavalleymuseum.org/


An art making project of photography and poetry by students, curated by Beclee Wilson. Students from Saint Helena Elementary will receive cameras to explore the world around them as embodied in poetry, history, and the natural environment, combining their photo with a poem of their choosing, for exhibition.

MEMORIES THAT MAKE US

Event Type: SHOW

2018-03-28 to 2018-05-06  

Main Gallery

1018 Main St, Redwood City, CA 94063

Event is Free

Hours: Wed - Sun 9:00 AM-3:00 PM;  

For more information:

phone: (650) 701-1018
email: rwc.maingallery@gmail.com
website: www.themaingallery.org

HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL

Event Type: SHOW

2018-03-16 to 2018-04-30  

Scott Nichols Gallery

49 Geary Street, 4th floor, San Francisco, CA 94108

Event is Free

Hours: Tue - Sat 11:00 AM-5:30 PM;  

For more information:

phone: (415) 788-4641
email: info@scottnicholsgallery.com
website: www.scottnicholsgallery.com

DAVID LINGER: THE SEA WITHIN / O MAR ADENTRO

Event Type: OPENING

2018-05-05   5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Rena Bransten Gallery

1275 Minnesota St., Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA 94107

Event is Free

For more information:

phone: (415) 982-3292
email: info@renabranstengallery.com
website: renabranstengallery.com


The fragile porcelain works created by David Linger are visual narratives which deploy elements of language, image, material, and form to illuminate the preciousness ad fundamental impermanence of any human endeavor.

A photograph is printed on top a wet clay panel. After firing each panel, with a thickness of 0.1" is mounted on slim pins embedded in a wall.The delicate panels seem to hover in the air. Their physical presence suggests that precious objects, like all products of human enterprise, exist only in time can can disappear in an instant.

LUCAS FOGLIA: HUMAN NATURE

Event Type: SHOW

2018-03-19 to 2018-05-03  

Headlands Center for the Arts

944 Simmonds Road, Sausalito, CA 94569

Event is Free

Hours:

For more information:

phone: (415) 331-2787
email: info@headlands.org


San Francisco–based photographer Lucas Foglia delves into the relationship between people and the environment in his most recent project, Human Nature. This series of lyrical richly hued, formally considered works pictures the ambiguous space between humans and nature, where the two meet, interact, and blend. Developed over several years, Human Nature challenges the concept that humans and nature operate in opposition, while simultaneously highlighting relentlessly uneasy, absurdly comedic integrations of human technologies in the natural world. From literal urban jungles to the so-called untarnished wilderness, from the scientific realities of climate change to the poetic human longing for time outside, Human Nature is a nuanced exploration of the forces—both internal and external—that both pit us against and bring us closer to the natural world.

The Headlands presentation is the exhibition’s West Coast premiere, with an installation custom to Project Space. A 2018 Artist in Residence, Foglia will use the entire third-floor Project Space during his stay at Headlands. Human Nature will be installed in Project Space’s West Wing studio, while the East Wing will be an open-to-the-public working studio where Foglia will develop a new, Bay Area–based project.

LINES BALLET DANCERS BY RJ MUNA

Event Type: SHOW

2018-02-13 to 2018-05-08  

SFO Museum

SFO, San Francisco, CA 94128

Event is Free

Hours: Mon - Sun 12:00 AM-12:00 AM;  

For more information:

phone: (650) 821-6777
email: curator@flysfo.com
website: www.flysfo.com/museum/


In recognition of LINES Ballet's 35th Anniversary, San Francisco airport will be presenting a special exhibit of the images of LINES dancers through the lens of photographer, RJ Muna. Terminal 1; Departures - Level 2 - Post-Security.

TREVOR PAGLEN: IMPOSSIBLE OBJECTS

Event Type: SHOW

2018-03-15 to 2018-05-05  

Altman Siegel

1150 25th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Event is Free

Hours: Tue - Fri 10:00 AM-6:00 PM;  Sat 11:00 AM-5:00 PM;  

For more information:

phone: (415) 576-9300
email: info@altmansiegel.com
website: altmansiegel.com


Altman Siegel is pleased to present Impossible Objects, Trevor Paglen's fourth solo exhibition at the gallery. Presenting new sculptures, photographs and works on paper, Impossible Objects offers multiple takes on the history of spaceflight, from the utopian visions of late 19th Century Russian "Cosmists," to present-day military and surveillance apparatuses. In his investigation of the role images play in structuring geography and power, Paglen draws attention to our surrounding landscape, offering a reconsideration of our fraught relationship to the environment and technology.

In collaboration with a team of aerospace engineers and the Nevada Museum of Art, Paglen developed Orbital Reflector, a 100-foot, diamond-shaped Mylar sculpture that will launch into orbit this summer. Visible to the unaided eye from earth and orbiting the planet every 92 minutes, the sculpture is meant as a purely aesthetic gesture–a counterpoint to every other satellite ever deployed. Casting orbital space as "public space" for art, Paglen's satellite imagines an alternative future where aerospace engineering is decoupled from a history of surveillance and warfare. For Impossible Objects, Paglen exhibits models of Orbital Reflector, suspending the satellite's prototypes from the ceiling and showing the various shapes, sizes and materials he explored in realizing the artwork.

The photographs included in Impossible Objects are a continuation of Paglen's The Other Night Sky, a photographic body of work depicting covert American satellites and other unidentified objects currently in orbit. Using telescopes and large-format cameras, Paglen makes visible the unseen, revealing space in vivid detail both visually and politically. In some cases, the photograph's light has been inverted, mirroring the techniques by which astronomers study the cosmos. Also included in the exhibition is a selection of works on paper. These sketches of satellite designs chart the evolution of Orbital Reflector and the varying shapes and structural concerns Paglen considered in developing the project. The drawings offer not only a tangible introduction to the artist's research, but are formally-engaging geometric renderings, echoing the cosmic imaginings of Kazimir Malevich and other Russian avant-gardists' emphasis on feeling over representation.

STASIS, CORRIDORS 1969-1980 STEVE KAHN

Event Type: SHOW

2018-03-10 to 2018-04-28  

Casemore Kirkeby

1275 Minnesota Street, #102, San Francisco, CA 94107

Event is Free

Hours: Tue - Sat 11:00 AM-6:00 PM;  

For more information:

phone: (415) 851-9808
email: info@casemorekirkeby.com
website: casemorekirkeby.com


Casemore Kirkeby is pleased to present the opening of Stasis, Corridors: 1969-1980, an exhibition spanning several bodies of work and photographic approaches by Steve Kahn between 1969 and 1980. The exhibition acts as timeline covering a critical point of evolution for Kahn as a photographer moving on from documentary photography in an effort to expand upon the concerns of traditional photography, leading Kahn to further document events within his own constructions. Notable transitions within this time period appear as: Early Work, Stasis, The Hollywood Suites, Triptychs/Quadrants, Door/Window Constructions, and conclude with Corridors in 1980.

Kahn was part of generation of photographers coming out of Los Angeles in the 1970s that included Robert Heinecken, Ilene Segalove and Jerry McMillan, among others. They brought a conceptual and collage approach to photography, breaking away from the pure documentary impulse toward an interest in how photographs create meaning. As part of a pivotal moment in the history of contemporary photography, Kahn’s transition from the role of observer into the conceptual realm of abstraction is apparent through the directional concerns of the work hand selected by Kahn for Stasis, Corridors. For Kahn, at first using the camera as a tool for pure documentation, the process quickly became an entrance into a void of ‘no exit’, or the way a picture could act as a conceptual surrogate for an object well beyond the immediate act of looking. The found constructs determined the suggestive field of perception, and ultimately a deeper interpretation of space, form, and content alone.

GALLERY TALKS: THE MATTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE AMERICAS

Event Type: LECTURE

2018-03-15 to 2018-04-26  

Cantor Arts Center

328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Pigott Family Gallery, Stanford, CA 94305-5060

Event is Free

Hours: Mon 11:00 AM-5:00 PM;  Wed 11:00 AM-5:00 PM;  Thu 11:00 AM-8:00 PM;  Fri - Sun 11:00 AM-5:00 PM;  

For more information:

phone: (650) 723-4177
website: museum.stanford.edu


The Matter of Photography in the Americas (February 7-April 30,2018) highlights groundbreaking works by artists from Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latino communities in the United States who cast a critical eye on photography as both an artistic medium and as a means of communication.

Gallery talks in this series include:

Thursday, March 15, 12pm, with Clara Galperin, Cantor Guide, Cantor Arts Center (This talk will be given in Spanish) Saturday, March 17, 1pm, with Hannah Shor, Cantor Guide, Cantor Arts Center Wednesday, March 21, 12pm, with Michelle Azout, Cantor Arts Center Friday, March 23, 11am, with Elena Shtromberg, Associate Professor in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Utah Wednesday, March 28, 12pm, with Jessica Ventura, Cantor Arts Center Thursday, April 5, 12pm, with Clara Galperin, Cantor Guide, Cantor Arts Center Thursday, April 12, 5pm, with Amelia Leland, Cantor Guide, Cantor Arts Center Friday, April 13, 1pm, with A-lan Holt, Stanford University, Institute for Diversity in the Arts Saturday, April 14, 2pm, with Feddi Roth, Cantor Guide, Cantor Arts Center Thursday, April 19, 6pm, with Marci Kwon, Stanford University, Art and Art History Wednesday, April 25, 12pm, with Reily Haag, Cantor Guide, Cantor Arts Center Thursday, April 26, 12pm, with Clara Galperin, Cantor Guide, Cantor Arts Center (This talk will be given in Spanish)

This program is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is not required.

TOMAS VAN HOUTRYVE: LINES AND LINEAGE

Event Type: LECTURE

2018-05-04   7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Palo Alto Photography Forum

3700 Middlefield Road, Mitchell Park Community Center El Palo A, Palo Alto, CA

General Admission   $30.00

For more information:

website: www.paloaltophotoforum.org


We often forget that the boundary between the United States and Mexico was not always where it is today. It used to be 700 miles farther north, following what is now the state line between Oregon and California and running east to Wyoming before zigzagging southeast to Louisiana. Originally home to the indigenous peoples of the region, much of this land was Spanish and then Mexican territory for centuries before becoming what we now think of as the American West. ‘Lines and Lineage’ is a new powerful body of work by award-winning photographer Tomas van Houtryve that explores the reality of the US and Mexico border before 1848 when the United States seized half of Mexico’s land and created the border that we know today.

Using glass plates and a nineteenth-century camera, van Houtryve has masterfully photographed landscapes along the original border and has created portraits of descendants of early inhabitants, imagining what that history might look like if California had not been annexed to the United States. Van Houtryve presentation will explore how photography has shaped our understanding of early California history.

Lines and Lineage was created in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting thanks to a CatchLight Fellowship. CatchLight is a San Francisco Bay Area-based non-profit that accelerates the social impact of visual storytelling, identifying the best of a new breed of storyteller, and surrounding them with resources, networks, and leadership support to amplify the reach of their stories.

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RECEPTION FOR: FOCAL POINTS: CATCHLIGHT FELLOWS AND EVERYDAY BAY AREA COLLECTIVE

Event Type: OPENING

2018-05-03   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

SF Camerawork

1011 Market Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-1605

Event is Free

For more information:

phone: (415) 487-1011
email: info@sfcamerawork.org
website: www.sfcamerawork.org


Featuring work from the 2017 CatchLight Fellows, Tomas Van Houtryve, Sarah Blesener, and Brian L. Frank who were each paired with a media partner—the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, The Center for Investigative Reporting, and the Marshall Project, respectively, along with local artists from the Everyday Bay Area Collective, this traveling exhibition explores how visual storytelling has the power to drive social change.

This exhibition is produced and curated in partnership with United Photo Industries and will be traveling to Photoville in Brooklyn Bridge Park from September 12 - 23.

SPRING EXHIBITION 2018 RECEPTION

Event Type: OPENING

2018-04-28   2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

PhotoCentral

Hayward Area Park and Recreation Office, 1099 E Street, Hayward, CA 94544

Event is Free

For more information:

phone: (510) 881-6721
email: info@photocentral.org
website: www.photocentral.org


Hayward Area Recreation District’s PhotoCentral presents the Annual PhotoCentral Spring Exhibition. This eclectic group show is an annual event for PhotoCentral and features a wide variety of works from over 50 artists. Come see over 150 inspiring works! Vote on your favorite pictures. Award, prizes, fun and gorgeous photography. Celebrate this annual PhotoCentral exhibition with us and take home some great art and memories. The exhibition continues through June 11.

HALLUCINATORY PARTICIPATION

Event Type: SHOW

2018-03-29 to 2018-05-05  

Mercury 20 Gallery

475 25th Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Event is Free

Hours: Thu - Sat 12:00 PM-6:00 PM;  

For more information:

phone: (510) 701-4620
email: mercury20@gmail.com
website: mercurytwenty.com


Using a kaleidoscopic lens to document museum goers, Charlie Milgrim's new photo series re-contextualizes the experience of viewing Bill Ham's light art installation from the De Young Museum's Summer of Love exhibition. By psychedelically superimposing the viewer onto the digital light show, the visitor becomes an active element. The lens alters the view of the spectator creating a hallucinogenic circle, where nothing interrupts the illusion.

THE PIONEERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Event Type: LECTURE

2018-05-03   7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Image Flow

401 Miller Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941

Event is Free

For more information:

phone: (415) 388-3569
email: info@theimageflow.com
website: www.theimageflow.com


Early 19th-century photography develops under the pressure of many imperatives. The public, eager for images of themselves, creates a massive new democratic market for portraiture. The first professional studios respond with pioneering daguerreotype, calotype, and collodion work that set the course for what the medium will become. Join photographer and art historian Jeffrey Martz as he introduces photographic revolutionaries like Anna Atkins, Hill & Adamson, Southworth & Hawes and more in an open forum featuring the best-possible reproductions.

Part of a series by Photographer and art historian Jeffrey Martz who presents a tour through the history of photography. In this series, we will explore the origins, the pioneers, the journeys, the documents, and the art of a medium that revolutionized human communication. Using the best possible reproductions we will see the technologies, practitioners, and key works that made photography central to the story of the world. The series is intended for both the newcomer to this history and the curious expert looking to contribute to the discussion.

NUESTROS CUENTOS: A MEXICAN NARRATIVE

Event Type: SHOW

2018-04-02 to 2018-04-27  

Pacific Art League

668 Ramona Street, Corridor Gallery, Palo Alto, CA 94301

Event is Free

Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00 AM-5:00 PM;  Sat 10:00 AM-5:00 PM;  

For more information:

phone: (650) 321-3891
email: info@pacificartleague.org
website: www.pacificartleague.org


Stories of everyday life in Mexico through the lenses of ten photographers. From David Coleman Photography Workshops.

THROUGH THE PHOTOGRAPHER’S LENS — THE PERSONAL PERSPECTIVES OF TWELVE PHOTOGRAPHERS

Event Type: SHOW

2018-04-05 to 2018-04-29  

Coastal Arts League

300 Main St, Zaballa Square, Half Moon Bay, CA

Event is Free

Hours: Mon 12:00 PM-5:00 PM;  Thu - Sun 12:00 PM-5:00 PM;  

For more information:

phone: (650) 726-6335
email: coastalartsleague@gmail.com
website: http://www.coastside-artists.com


An exhibition of photographs by 12 members of the Peninsula Camera Club (PCC) will be on view at the Coastal Arts League in Half Moon Bay from April 5 through April 29. Founded in 1950, the PCC is the oldest camera club in the Bay Area. Photographers join to socialize with other shutterbugs, hear a judge critique their photos, attend classes, join field trips and teach their techniques to others. The club members represent all levels of experience and knowledge from beginner to expert. Each month, a different photography professional visits the club to judge photos by members, giving comments and suggestions about each photo and then selecting winners. Anyone with an interest in photography is welcome to attend the Peninsula Camera Club. The group meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Central Park Recreation Center in San Mateo. More information about PCC may be found at www.peninsulacameraclub.com. The public is invited to an opening reception for “Through the Photographer’s Lens — The Personal Perspectives of Twelve Photographers” 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. April 8 at the Coastal Arts League, 300 Main St. in Half Moon Bay.

COMPOSITION NOW: CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES TO A TIMELESS ART - ERIN BABNK

Event Type: LECTURE

2018-05-08   7:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Millbrae Camera Club

1 Library Dr., Chetcuti Room, Millbrae Public Library, Millbrae, CA 94030

Event is Free

For more information:

email: president@millbraecameraclub.org
website: www.millbraecameraclub.org


Erin Babnik is a full-time adventure landscape photographer known for her ambitious and expressive style of photography. In her writing and public speaking, Erin explores topics with a unique blend of art historical, philosophical, and instructional ideas, an approach that has made her one of the most notable voices among the current generation of landscape photographers.

Composition is one of the most controversial topics in photography. Some critics deny that it is teachable, some even say that it is irrelevant in photography, and then there are people who maintain that composition is more important than light. In this highly unusual exploration of the topic, Erin Babnik discusses the art of composition with regards to its controversies, its ancient history, its evolving trends, and its ability to help generate meaning in an image. Erin’s points weave together historical, practical, and theoretical considerations with a focus on the art of composition in landscape photography. With its wide-ranging ideas, this talk will be of interest both to landscape photographers and to appreciators of the genre.

PHOTOS AT THE ALAMEDA COUNTY FAIR

Event Type: CALL FOR ENTRIES

2018-04-03   to 2018-04-25  

Alameda County Fair

4501 Pleasanton Ave, Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA 94666

Event is Free

For more information:

phone: (925) 426-7611
email: exhibits@alamedacountyfair.com
website: annual.alamedacountyfair.com/pdf/exhibits/adult/Fine_Arts_Guide.pdf


Photos at the Alameda County Fair is accepting submissions until April 25th. Cash awards are given in each of 5 classes: Color photographs of a natural landscape, Portraiture, Color photographs of any subject other than a natural landscape, Monochrome photographs, and Alternative process/mixed media. All entries get a ticket to the fair. Click here for more information on the contest. The fair takes place June 15 - July 8, 2018. Click here for information on the fair.

2018 INTERNATIONAL STREET PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS CALL FOR ENTRIES

Event Type: CALL FOR ENTRIES

2018-04-03   to 2018-04-28  

StreetFoto

, San Francisco, CA

Event is Free

For more information:

phone: (415) 480-4040
email: info@streetfoto.org
website: streetfoto.org


Our international street photography festival attracts visitors from around the globe, and we need your best work to hang in our San Francisco exhibition.

Compete for one of street photography's most prestigious prizes. Head judge Jeff Mermelstein and our jury of prominent artists are waiting to see your most compelling photographs. Over $5000 in prizes are at stake In this year's contests.

Click here for more information and to Enter

The deadline is April 28, but don't wait. Your entry fees help us create a week-long free festival dedicated to our unique art form. Thank you for your support!

PRIDE AND LOSS

Event Type: OPENING

2018-04-28   4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Jenkins Johnson Gallery

464 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

Event is Free

For more information:

phone: (415) 677-0770
email: sf@jenkinsjohnsongallery.com
website: www.jenkinsjohnsongallery.com


Jenkins Johnson Projects is pleased to announce, Pride and Loss, a group exhibition curated by South African photographer and visual activist, Zanele Muholi, featuring works by the Inkanyiso Collective including Muholi, Lindeka Qampi, Thembela Dick, Lerato Dumse, Boitmelo Nkopane, Collen Mfazwe, Thembi Mthembu, Velisa Jara and Leborgang Mashifane.

Lerato Dumse, LGBTI activists and community members singing and chanting while laying to rest fellow comrade Muntu Masombuko. Muntu, an advocate for LGBTI and HIV rights succumbed to illness, 2014

Thembela Dick, LGBTI community members and supporters march through the streets of Khayelitsha Township in Cape Town during the Khumbulani Pride, 2015

Collen Mfazwe, Mourners hold the LGBTI flag at the cemetery while burying 27-year-old Lerato "Tambai" Moloi, a lesbian killed during a violent hate crime in Soweto Johannesburg, 2017

SPRING LECTURE SERIES: SALON JANE

Event Type: LECTURE

2018-05-07   1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Monterey Museum of Art

559 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA 93940

General Admission   $10.00, students, military with ID   $.00, 18 & under   $.00

For more information:

phone: (831) 372-5477
email: info@montereyart.org
website: www.montereyart.org


Salon Jane; The Ethereal Zone is presented by the Monterey Museum of Art during the 2018 Year of the Woman schedule of exhibitions from September 20 –November 26, 2018.

During their May 7 panel discussion Salon Jane artists will talk about their individual experiences as artists and how their unique artistic challenges advance them toward the future. They will also discuss how meeting regularly as a group offers a sense of community while deepening individual artistic growth and innovation. Some will show images of their work.

Salon Jane is composed of six women in the Monterey Peninsula who formed a group in 2014 to support one another as artists. Although all of these women use photography in their art, the finished products are remarkably diverse. From aerial to underwater, abstract to representational, digital to darkroom, wall art to books, the work produced by these artists is wide ranging. Their diversity is an asset for promoting each artist’s strong sense of individuality.

The differences among our members include careers, ages, and backgrounds, but each member of Salon Jane shares a passion for expressing her deepest concerns through art. The group meets quarterly to share work and plan exhibitions and educational adventures.

Join us for a three-part lecture series honoring women who have made their mark in the creative arts. Local women will be featured in one-hour lectures about their chosen subjects. Visitors are welcome to bring food and drinks during this lunchtime lecture series.

CAROLYN DRAKE WITH VANESSA WOODS

Event Type: LECTURE

2018-05-04   7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

PhotoAlliance

800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco Art Institute Osher Lectur, San Francisco, CA 94129

General Admission   $15.00, Students   $.00

For more information:

phone: (415) 425-5608 x5608
email: PHOTO@PHOTOALLIANCE.ORG
website: www.photoalliance.org


Carolyn Drake is interested in photography as a medium for reshaping reality and history, and for its uncanny capacity to activate human emotions. Initially drawn to a lyrical yet enigmatic approach to documentary work, she has most recently earned acclaim for her visual collaborations, through which the traditional divide between author and subject are brought into question.

Drake lived in Istanbul for nearly a decade, developing personal projects and working on commissions in Turkey, Ukraine, Central Asia, and China. She was drawn to communities whose identities resist domination and clear definition. Over time, she tailored her work abroad to mirror the odd and entangled cultural exchange that her professional photo career enabled.

Drake returned to the US in 2014 and is now based in Vallejo, California, from where she is currently using photography and other media to explore the dynamic between how we see each other and how we relate to each other.

Drake’s awards include the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Lange Taylor Prize, a Fulbright Fellowship, and the Anamorphosis prize, among others. Her independently-published photo books have received wide attention, and have recently been translated as installations, including current solo shows at SFMOMA and the Houston Center for Photography. She is a graduate of Brown University and an associate at Magnum Photos.

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CALL FOR ART: ALTERNATIVE PROCESS PHOTO

Event Type: CALL FOR ENTRIES

2018-04-15   to 2018-04-29   11:59 PM

The Image Flow

401 Miller Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941

Event is Free

For more information:

phone: (415) 388-3569
email: info@theimageflow.com
website: www.theimageflow.com


he Image Flow invites artists to submit work for our third annual group exhibition of alternative process photography. Cyanotype, platinum, palladium, gum bichromate, van dyke, photogravure, tintype, ambrotype, wet plate collodion, mordançage, transfers and lifts, salt-prints, hand-painted, original lumens, and any combination of alternative process photography will be considered. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing your wonderful alternative process work!

This national call for entry is open to all artists living or working in the United States. Only original alternative process prints or plates will be accepted for exhibition, please no digital prints. All entries must be original works of art and entirely the work of the entrant. Accepted entries will be exhibited at The Image Flow in Mill Valley, CA.

$30 registration fee. Artists may submit up to 3 images for review once registered.

Image Requirements: 2500 px on the longest edge, 72 ppi, JPG saved at 80% quality in sRGB colorspace. File size must be limited to 4mb

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CHRISTIAN MORA – MFA THESIS PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

Event Type: SHOW

2018-04-23 to 2018-04-27  

San Jose State Art Galleries

Art Building #107 Gallery 5, near 10th/San Carlos Street, San Jose, CA 95129

Event is Free

Hours:

For more information:

phone: (408) 924-4330
email: Gallery@sjsu.edu
website: www.sjsu.edu/art/places/thompsongallery/


The Department of Art & Art History presents a weekly rotation of student exhibitions in our six student art galleries and ten display cabinets located in the Art Building and Industrial Studies Building. Artist receptions held every Tuesday evening, 6 – 8pm, following the Tuesday Night Lecture Series (5-6pm in Art Lecture Hall #133). All exhibitions are free and open to the public!

LIVE BROADCAST: CATCHLIGHT SHORTLIST IN CONVERSATION #1

Event Type: LECTURE

2018-05-02   11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Catchlight

2120 University Avenue, Ste. 311, Berkeley, CA 94704

Event is Free

For more information:

email: hi@catchlight.io
website: www.catchlight.io


We are thrilled to present the work of CatchLight Shortlist Artists Monique Jaques, Ryan Jones, and Carlos Javier Ortiz each developing California-focused projects that explore themes of immigration, climate, poverty and police-community relations. This discussion will be moderated by Paul Lowe.

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CatchLight and the London School of Communication invite you to participate in a series of conversations with our 2018 Fellowship Shortlist. In CatchLight’s second year, the fellowship program continues to recognize photographers for their excellence in depicting visual stories of crucial issues — ideally motivating action for social change. Over the course of the next three weeks, we will hear from the shortlisted photographers on their projects and the need for leadership, authentic voices, and truth-tellers in today’s media climate.

ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY STARGAZING NIGHT

Event Type: WORKSHOP

2018-04-27   9:00 PM - 11:30 PM

Stanford Astronomical Society

Lake Lagunita, near Fire Pit, 422 Lagunita Dr, Stanford, CA -9430

Event is Free

For more information:

email: erikrosenberg@stanford.edu
website: orion.stanford.edu


Stargazing Event open to the public. The Stanford Astronomical Society will have several telescopes available for public viewing of the moon, planets, star clusters, double stars, and more! Students, Admits, Faculty/Staff, and community members all welcome. There may also be an astrophotography demonstration depending on interest.

LIVE BROADCAST: CATCHLIGHT SHORTLIST IN CONVERSATION #2

Event Type: LECTURE

2018-05-09   11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Catchlight

2120 University Avenue, Ste. 311, Berkeley, CA 94704

Event is Free

For more information:

email: hi@catchlight.io
website: www.catchlight.io


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This fellowship is aimed at the discovery and communication of issues not only of today, but of tomorrow — stories we don’t know about yet, or that we are revisiting through an entirely new lens. Hear from our 2018 Shortlisted Photographers Tanya Habjouqa, Andrea Bruce, Andrea Reed and Alison Cornyn exploring the issues of today and tomorrow. This discussion will be moderated by Paul Lowe and will be joined by 2018 Jury member Laura Beltrán Villamizar.