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KIJA LUCAS: COLLECTIONS FROM SUNDOWN

Event Type: SHOW

2017-05-27 to 2017-07-09  

Palo Alto Art Center

1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Event is Free

Hours: Tue - Wed 10:00 AM-5:00 PM;  Thu 10:00 AM-9:00 PM;  Fri - Sat 10:00 AM-5:00 PM;  Sun 1:00 PM-5:00 PM;  

For more information:

phone: (650) 329-2366
email: artcenter@cityofpaloalto.org
website: www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/artcenter/


In Collections from Sundown, local photographer Kija Lucas uses notes written by her mother and grandmother to share an intimate portrait of Alzheimer’s disease. Sundown refers to Sundowners Syndrome, a set of symptoms common in Alzheimer’s patients that often get worse after the sun goes down. These symptoms include increased confusion, and, in the case of Lucas’ grandmother, the collecting and packing of belongings in preparation for a perceived trip.

Kija Lucas is an artist and educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She uses photography to explore ideas of home, heritage, and inheritance. Lucas received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2006 and her MFA from Mills College in 2010. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Bay Area as well as in Los Angeles, Italy, and Mexico. She has participated in Artist-in-Residence programs at Montalvo Center for the Arts, Grin City Collective, and the Wassaic Project.

PALO ALTO CAMERA CLUB PRINT EXHBITION

Event Type: SHOW

2017-06-09 to 2017-07-12  

Palo Alto Art Center

1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Event is Free

Hours: Tue - Wed 10:00 AM-5:00 PM;  Thu 10:00 AM-9:00 PM;  Fri - Sat 10:00 AM-5:00 PM;  Sun 1:00 PM-5:00 PM;  

For more information:

phone: (650) 329-2366
email: artcenter@cityofpaloalto.org
website: www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/artcenter/


Exhibition of photographic prints by members of the Palo Alto Camera Club.

“MOOD CITY:" PHOTOGRAPHY BY PHILIP HENNEN

Event Type: SHOW

2017-05-05 to 2017-07-01  

Joyce Gordon Gallery

406 Fourteenth Street , Oakland, CA 94612

Event is Free

Hours: Wed - Fri 10:00 AM-5:00 PM;  Sat 1:00 PM-5:00 PM;  

For more information:

phone: (510) 465-8928
email: info@JoyceGordonGallery.com
website: www.joycegordongallery.com


Joyce Gordon Gallery presents, “Mood City,” a photographic view of the Bay Area through the artistic lens of Philip Hennen.

Philip Hennen’s photographic art is rooted in urban reality, but a reality with wings. It is his personal way to define and clarify the world around him. The idea for his photography series “Mood City” comes out of this need for clarity, but narrowed down to the people and places closest to him.

"CUBA AHORA: A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY" BY JEANNETTE FERRARY

Event Type: SHOW

2017-05-19 to 2017-07-01  

City Arts of San Mateo

Peninsula Ballet Theatre, 1880 South Grant Street, San Mateo, CA 94402

Event is Free

Hours: Mon - Fri 4:30 PM-6:30 PM;  Sat 9:00 AM-12:00 PM;  

For more information:

email: sanmateoarts@gmail.com
website: www.cityartsofsanmateo.org/index.htm


Artist's Statement:

Although I have long been interested in street photography, I feel as if, until I went to Cuba, I didn't know what a street was. To walk down a street in Havana is to be dazzled by the buzz and color and vibrancy of life in motion. The street isn't a place that people pass through on their way to something; the street is where they're going. It's arrival, destination, a community center where they enjoy the jostle. People thrive there, they walk together, look at each other, seem to know how to take their time. In Cuba, both in the city and the countryside, I felt like the street was a whole world where I was only a visitor hoping, through my camera, to come away with some of its magic.

FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW

Event Type: SHOW

2017-06-02 to 2017-06-30  

The Laundry

3359 26th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Event is Free

Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00 AM-6:00 PM;  

For more information:

phone: (415) 985-7746
email: info@thelaundrysf.com
website: www.thelaundrysf.com


See the stunning photographs taken by each of these masters in photography, and awe at the breathtaking shots from the following photographers: Li Westerlund Ed Valeau Randolph A310 Photography *Ian Houghton

CARMEL PHOTOWALK 2017

Event Type: PHOTO WALK

2017-07-01   5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Center for Photographic Art

San Carlos at 9th Avenue, At the Sunset Center, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Event is Free

For more information:

phone: (831) 625-5181
email: info@photography.com
website: photography.org


Join us for the Carmel PhotoWalks! Saturdays July 1st, August 5th, and Sept 2nd from 5 to 7pm with a reception at the Center for Photographic Art at Sunset Center from 7 to 8 pm. Stroll through eight Carmel photography galleries including Weston Gallery, Gallery Sur, Photography West, Winfield Gallery, Robert Knight Gallery, Robin Winfield Studio, Oficino Uno, and Gallery Exposed. Each gallery will present a short overview of their photographic collections.

Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres at the CPA Gallery, participate in special raffles and share your PhotoWalk experience and impressions with others. Visit four or more galleries and you will be eligible to participate in a raffle to win photography books, wine tastings and much more!

OPENING FOR "PETER FORTUNA: A TENDERLOIN STORY"

Event Type: OPENING

2017-07-06   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Tenderloin Museum

398 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Event is Free

For more information:

email: info@tenderloinmuseum.org
website: www.tenderloinmuseum.org


An abbreviated retrospective featuring the photography and ephemera of Peter Fortuna. On view will be a collaged selection of original photographs, magazine tearsheets, correspondence, and digital photographs by Peter Fortuna spanning 1970-1998. Join us at Tenderloin Museum on July 6th 6-8pm for a celebration of Fortuna's unique life in photography. The opening reception will feature refreshments along with footage from the 1991 Fortuna produced film, ‘War.’

The photography career of Peter Fortuna (1970-present) presents a dark trajectory of which the photographer becomes the subject in a series of extreme highs and lows. Born in New Jersey, Fortuna was presented with a camera as a gift from his father at ten years old. Working as a commercial fashion photographer in New York City in the early 1970s, Fortuna found substantial success fueling a vast studio practice in Midtown Manhattan, and a cache of celebrity and artist contemporaries of New York’s thriving art scene. Beyond commercial photography, Fortuna’s instincts for fashion and trend inspired him to create a series of t-shirts branded ‘Fortuna t-shirts’ featuring a simple graphic of a Nikon camera. The t-shirt was wildly popular, featured in magazines internationally and picked up by Bloomingdale's.

RUTH BERNHARD - FIFTY YEARS

Event Type: SHOW

2017-06-16 to 2017-07-10  

Photography West Gallery

Dolores, One South or Ocean Ave, Carmel by the Sea, CA 93921

Event is Free

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

For more information:

email: julia@photographywest.com
website: www.photographywest.com


Ruth Bernhard was born in Berlin in 1905. In 1927, after two years at the Berlin Academy of Art, Ruth moved to New York where she began to seriously pursue a career in photography. Eight years later she met Edward Weston in California and was deeply moved by his work. He revealed to her the profound creative potential of photography and its artistic implications. Desiring to work with him, she moved to the West Coast shortly thereafter.

In 1953, she moved to San Francisco and became a colleague of Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Minor White and Wynn Bullock. She has lectured and conducted master classes throughout the United States through her 95th birthday.

Ruth Bernhard’s work can be found in most major museum collections throughout the world, including the George Eastman House, Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris. Her photographs have been shown internationally in major exhibitions for over fifty years and widely published. In 1986, Photography West published an acclaimed monograph of her nudes entitled The Eternal Body which received Photography Book of the Year and brought Bernhard widespread acclaim as a photographer of the nude.

"My aim is to transform the complexities of the figure into harmonies of simplified forms revealing the innate reality, the life force, the spirit, the inherent symbolism and the underlying remarkable structure – to isolate and give emphasis to form with the greatest clarity."

PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE PALO ALTO CAMERA CLUB

Event Type: SHOW

2017-06-12 to 2017-07-12  

Palo Alto Art Center

1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Event is Free

Hours: Tue - Wed 10:00 AM-5:00 PM;  Thu 10:00 AM-9:00 PM;  Fri - Sat 10:00 AM-5:00 PM;  Sun 1:00 PM-5:00 PM;  

For more information:

phone: (650) 329-2366
email: artcenter@cityofpaloalto.org
website: www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/artcenter/


The Palo Alto Camera Club will host a free exhibition featuring a wide range of photographic art from their members in the Art Center’s Community Gallery from June 12-July 12. Founded in 1935, and co-sponsored by the City of Palo Alto Division of Arts and Sciences, the club is a group of amateur and professional photographers interested in working together to enhance and broaden their photographic skills and artistic vision. Website of the Palo Alto Camera Club.

RECEPTION FOR SUMMER SELECTIONS

Event Type: OPENING

2017-07-06   5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Corden Potts Gallery

49 Geary Street, Suite 405, San Francisco, CA 94108

Event is Free

For more information:

phone: (415) 781-0110
email: info@cordenpottsgallery.com
website: www.cordenpottsgallery.com


Featuring work by:

Jane Fulton Alt

Anne-Laure Autin

Susan Burnstine

Jeri Eisenberg

Peter Eriksson

Susan Friedman

Miho Kajioka

Beth Kientzle

Beth Moon

Jacqueline Walters

Yelena Zhavoronkova

RECEPTION FOR "SUMMER GROUP SHOW" AND "SOHRAB HURA"

Event Type: OPENING

2017-06-28   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Euqinom Projects

1275 Minnesota, San Francisco, CA 94107

Event is Free

For more information:

phone: (415) 823-2990
email: monique@EUQINOMprojects.com
website: www.euqinomprojects.com


FEATURING Gary Edward Blum, McNair Evans, Klea McKenna, Christina Seely, Tabitha Soren, Meghann Riepenhoff, scott b. davis, Janet Delaney