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GABRIEL IBARRA: VALLEY OF THE HEART'S DELIGHT

Event Type: SHOW

2017-04-01 to 2017-09-30  

Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum

570 E Remington Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Event is Free

Hours: Tue 12:00 PM-4:00 PM;  Thu 12:00 PM-4:00 PM;  Sun 12:00 PM-4:00 PM;  

For more information:

phone: (408) 749-0220
email: info@heritageparkmuseum.org
website: heritageparkmuseum.org


This special exhibit features photos by Gabriel Ibarra, architectural historical photographer, whose images capture the heart of Silicon Valley.

“Where once men tilled the soil and reaped a harvest of Gold/Today only identical subdivisions/Occupy paved over lands,” reads a poem by Gabriel Ibarra in the Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum. The poem is part of Ibarra’s retrospective hailing the “Valley of the Heart’s Delight.” His photography exhibit at the museum features photos of orchards and farmland that Ibarra has been snapping since the mid-1990s in an effort to preserve the images of as many South Bay orchards and farms as he can before they are converted to other uses. The exhibit features images of lush fields, grainy black and white historical photos, rich colors of barns and blooms, naked fruit trees and infrared photos in which familiar landscapes are captured in an alien glow.

Click Here to see the article about this exhibit that was published in the San Jose Mercury News.

S3 PHOTOWALK ART SHOW

Event Type: SHOW

2017-07-01 to 2017-09-23  

Fremont Art Association

37697 Niles Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94536

Event is Free

Hours: Tue 11:00 AM-3:00 PM;  Wed 11:00 AM-5:00 PM;  Thu 1:00 PM-4:00 PM;  Fri - Sun 11:00 AM-5:00 PM;  

For more information:

phone: (510) 792-0905
website: www.fremontartassociation.org


Primarily landscape photographs by participants in S3 Photowalks

2017 PIE LABS: PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE INSIDE OUT

Event Type: WORKSHOP

2017-09-22   8:00 AM to 2017-09-24   6:00 PM

Center for Photographic Art

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

Registration Fee - Non Members   $595.00, Members before 8/25   $495.00

For more information:

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


PIE = Photography + Ideas + Experience An artistic development retreat for all media

“The camera for an artist is just another tool. It is no more mechanical than a violin if you analyze it. Beyond the rudiments, it is up to the artist to create art, not the camera.” Brett Weston

Why PIE?

With all the advantages the internet brings us, more time isn’t often part of the package. Despite technology’s supposed time saving features, for artists it means less time for being present and truly seeing. Often, what is gained with artificial intelligence is lost in human intelligence. We’re referring of course to the skills artists bring to image making: their imagination and ideas. This reminds us of Ansel Adams’ quote: “There’s nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.” The PIE Labs focuses on what computers can’t do—the human quest for creativity.

We work diligently making our art, and devote all the time we can gather to practice and explore our ideas. But sometimes staying too long in the trenches can be limiting. It’s good to climb out and experience a 30,000-foot perspective of what we’re actually doing and how it connects us deeply to ourselves and to the world at large. PIE Labs offers an inspiring view—both macro and micro—in a three-day artistic development retreat designed to offer a distinct departure from a typical photography workshop.

Please join us at the 2017 PIE Labs to explore the role you play in making art that is personal, authentic and original. You’ll have many opportunities, as PIE Labs’ facilitator Aline Smithson said last year, “to fine-tune the instrument that is you” and “to know why you’re making your work in a deep way.” In an age of acceleration, nothing is as exhilarating as slowing down. (Inhale) In an age of distraction, nothing is as luxurious as room to be present. (Exhale)

The PIE Labs will help you to discover the essence of what makes great images great and show you how to bring those images to your audience. We draw on four years of experience examining the universal yet mysterious mechanics of the creative process, and we invite you to share our discoveries. Rejuvenate your process, your work, and your creative journey, and enjoy a weekend of insight, inspiration, practical knowledge and imagination (and delicious pie).

TABITHA SOREN IN CONVERSATION WITH STEVEN WINN

Event Type: LECTURE

2017-09-27   7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

City Arts and Lectures

Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102

General Admission   $29.00

For more information:

phone: (415) 563-2463
email: info@cityarts.net
website: www.cityarts.net


Photographer Tabitha Soren’s pictures are metaphors for the difficult twists and turns of everyday living. They speak to the twists of fate in life that can unhinge us. Whether it’s disquieting images of people in mid-fight or flight in the Running series or in her tribute to panic attacks, the oceanscape series Panic Beach, Soren is most interested in what human beings can survive – and what they can’t.

Her newest book, Fantasy Life: Baseball and the American Dream, is also about a psychological state. Her ambitious players are all striving to touch greatness. Soren followed 21 members of the Oakland A’s 2002 draft class with her camera for over a decade — basically the entire lifespan of the average pro sports career. This involved shooting pictures of players spending time on farm teams, waiting to get called up to The Show, with frequent trades, big breaks, broken hearts, day jobs, long bus trips, injuries, waiting around, calling plays from the dugout, gum and tobacco chewing, praying, bonding, and aging. The resulting photobook, Fantasy Life, doesn’t merely reflect the dreams of these players but it reflects the dystopia that’s out in the world right now.

PANEL DISCUSSION: THE ART AND ACTIVISM OF GORDON PARKS

Event Type: LECTURE

2017-09-30   1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

2155 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

General Admission   $12.00, Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+   $10.00, Berkeley student, 18&under   $.00

For more information:

phone: (510) 642-0808
email: bampfa@berkeley.edu
website: www.bampfa.berkeley.edu


This panel offers an appreciation of the influential photographer Gordon Parks and a critical examination of the processes that shaped his first Life magazine photo-essay. With Makeda Best, Tina Sacks, and Orlando Bagwell; moderated by Leigh Raiford.

DOUBLESPEAK: YALE MFA PHOTOGRAPHY 2017

Event Type: SHOW

2017-08-11 to 2017-09-23  

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 Doublespeak, a selection of over fifty new works by Yale University’s 2017 MFA Photography graduates. The exhibition features work by Farah Al Qasimi, Bek Andersen, Lance Brewer, Harry Griffin, Matthew Leifheit, Walker Olesen, Res, Anna Shimshak, Danna Singer, and Chau Tran, who explore moments between fact and fiction, evidence and artifice, through the medium of photography. Operating within a unique two-year span of unprecedented American politics and media coverage, the artists contend with a new age of documentary anxiety in which truth, consequence, and reality bend under the weight of perceived emotional authenticity. As the title suggests, Doublespeak engages with the distortion of meaning, and within this context the photograph serves as a historical vehicle for ambiguous intention and visual manipulation. Collectively, the works on view offer an intimate perspective on our current political and social landscape.

Each artist in Doublespeak mines the photograph as a tool for both chronicling and constructing reality. In a conversation moderated by Yale Professor Rick Moody for the catalog accompanying the exhibition, the students discuss questions that have lingered since photography’s inception, such as “the nature of documentary versus art, what the camera is best suited to do, and who should be allowed to depict what.” For their thesis presentations, the students meticulously challenge the photographic medium through metaphor and subjectivity. In doing so, they have created bodies of work both contingent upon the uncertain world in which they live and beholden to the rich history of photography.

FAMILIAR SPACE.. BY MARISOL PICAZO & ROBBIE LOPEZ

Event Type: SHOW

2017-08-04 to 2017-09-30  

Phantom Galleries at Pho69

Pho 69 Restaurant, 321 South First St., San Jose, CA 95113

Event is Free

Hours: Mon - Sat 12:00 PM-8:00 PM;  

For more information:

website: www.phantomgalleries.com


Familiar Space.. by Marisol Picazo & Robbie Lopez

NOTE: Pho69 is closed between 2:00 and 5:00 PM

Robbie and Mari explore various environments and subjects in their work. Both have acquired a passion for exploring and documenting, utilizing the camera as a tool to engage in visual storytelling. Both of their work is inspired by memories from their past, travels and people they interact with. In this exhibit, Robbie exhibits a selection of works captured on the road within the United States. Mari exhibits selected works of one of her favorites places to shoot, San Francisco. She exhibits selected images of Chinatown and its surrounding areas. Both prefer to shoot with their film cameras because it slows down the process of being present and pushes them to be more selective when it comes to creating an image. All images shot with 120mm and 35mm film.

BACK IN THE DAY: A COLLECTIVE MEMORY OF 24TH STREET

Event Type: SHOW

2017-08-12 to 2017-09-29  

Acción Latina’s Juan R. Fuentes Gallery

2958 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Event is Free

Hours: Tue - Sat 11:00 AM-5:00 PM;  

For more information:

phone: (415) 648-1045
email: gallery@accionlatina.org
website: accionlatina.org/en/


Back in the Day: A Collective Memory of 24th Street, is a complimentary two-part show depicting the life, people and changes on 24th Street since 2007 via photography and “shadowbox” diorama art. Curated by longtime Mission District community members Linda G. Wilson and Cindy De Losa, this exhibition showcases a collection of 40+ color photographs originally taken by a group of voluntary photographers as part of a group project spearheaded by Wilson and El Tecolote newspaper. The second part of the exhibit includes 15 handcrafted miniature diorama displays that incorporate various “Homies” figurines all reflecting 24th Street businesses, storefronts and characters.

RECEPTION FOR: RECOLLECTED: PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE ARCHIVE

Event Type: OPENING

2017-09-23   1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

San Francisco State University

1600 Holloway Avenue, Fine Arts Building, Room 238, San Francisco, CA 94132

Event is Free

For more information:

phone: (415) 338-6535
email: gallery@sfsu.edu
website: http://gallery.sfsu.edu


Much has been written about the archive and its role in defining history. In an interview on the Whitney Museum of American Art's website, Julie Ault considers “the way histories are recollected” as she describes her own art practice that includes taking the role of archivist, curator, editor and theorist. Photography as a medium has been used to document and archive boundless topics, from the microscopic to the macroscopic. Many artists use the photography of others as the source material of their work. Some photographers create new work through organizing and documenting existing non-photographic collections and archives. Both ways of interacting with the archive deepen the viewer’s insight into the formal organization of material used to preserve the past — recollecting history.

Artists: Chris Dorosz, Ian Everard, Doug Hall, Hung Liu, Kija Lucas, Sean McFarland, David Pace and Stephen Wirtz, Nigel Poor, Dina Rubiolo, Pamela Wilson Ryckman, Tina Takemoto, Catherine Wagner.

ARTIST TALK & BOOK SIGNING "SLANT RHYMES: THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF ALEX WEBB & REBECCA NORRIS WEBB"

Event Type: LECTURE

2017-09-26   6:30 PM - 8:30 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@sfcamerwork.org
website: www.sfcamerawork.org


Please join us for an artist talk and book signing with photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb. They will show work from a number of projects, both published and unpublished, and discuss the creative challenges of working together and apart over the past three decades. The creative couple will show photographs from individual projects -- including Rebecca's My Dakota, her meditation on loss and landscape, and Alex's La Calle some 30 years of work from Mexico -- as well as their new collaborative book, Slant Rhymes, and joint work-in-progress The City Within.

SUMMERTIME

Event Type: SHOW

2017-07-27 to 2017-09-23  

Jenkins Johnson Gallery

464 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

Event is Free

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

For more information:

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


Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco is pleased to present Summertime, a group exhibition featuring socially informed works by artists working in a variety of disciplines including painting, photography, sculpture, film, neon installation, and mixed media.

The photo essays of Gordon Parks are influencing the next generation of filmmakers. Drawing a parallel with The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s, Parks’ works in Summertime explore the socio-economic and political disparities of people internationally on issues of racial equality, freedom of religion, open immigration, women’s rights, and LGBTQIA+ equality.

Moroccan-born, New York-based photographer Lalla Essaydi explores issues surrounding the role of women in Arab culture and their representation in the western European artistic tradition. Her large-scale photographs are based on nineteenth-century Orientalist paintings but work to subvert those stereotyped and sexualized representations. Essaydi’s photographs depict the contemporary “culture of Isalmic feminism.”

Today's images of refugee migration are mirrored in Lissette Solórzano's portrayal of Cuban movement within their country after the U.S. isolation of Cuba and during the Special Period (the 1990's Soviet Union departure from Cuba). Solórzano focuses her camera in on everyday life, operating so often in the space between the said and unsaid while relating her work back to the sea.

Self-taught Dutch photographer Hendrik Kerstens, drawing on the long history of the Old Masters, references Dutch painting and the consistency of north lighting to merge contemporary objects with past motifs. Kerstens uses a humorous aesthetic language to draw parallels between the past and present, equipping the viewer with the tools to examine the ways in which their modern reality might be considered antiquated in the future.

TEN WOMEN ARTISTS UNDETERRED BY BOUNDARIES

Event Type: OPENING

2017-09-22   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

San Francisco Arts Commission

401 Van Ness, #325, San Francisco, CA 94102

Event is Free

For more information:

phone: (415) 252-2244
email: meg.shiffler@sfgov.org
website: www.sfartscommission.org/gallery/


An idea of a boundary is a group exhibition at the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery that explores how we create and recognize boundaries.

This exhibition takes a less political, more intimate and poetic look at artists who provide a unique lens to the notion of space in both subtle and challenging ways," says SFAC Galleries Director Meg Shiffler.

The title, An idea of a boundary, comes from the opening paragraph of The Dispossessed, a novel by influential writer Ursula K. Le Guin, in which a low stone line indicates a delineation between two spaces. This short wall could be crossed at any point, but society has learned to stay clear of it. The artists in this exhibition present works that make boundaries visible, and then they question why they exist and what hold they have over us.

New York-based artist Park McArthur will exhibit a series of small photographs of various thresholds and corridors, illustrating how architecture and placement can complicate and possibly bar the accessibility of a place. Taken by an employee of a gallery in London at the request of McArthur, these images position off-hand gestures such where a stack of chairs are stored or the slackness of a curtained doorway can act as a subtle boundary.

"TACTILE RADIANCE" BY AUGUST MUTH

Event Type: SHOW

2017-08-04 to 2017-09-28  

Chandra Cerrito Contemporary

480 23rd St., Oakland, CA 94612

Event is Free

Hours: Thu - Sat 12:00 PM-6:00 PM;  

For more information:

phone: (510) 260-7494
email: Chandra@chandracerrito.com
website: www.chandracerritocontemporary.com


August Muth is an internationally exhibited artist who uses holography to integrate art, science and philosophical inquiry into the nature of light, perception, and understanding of reality. On a technical level, his pioneering hologram artworks combine elements of sculpture, photography, and laser technology. Aesthetically, his beautifully refined compositions present a small number of elemental forms, such as overlapping rectangles and arcs in colored light, which hover within or in front of a color field. Experimentally, the works evoke wonder and perceptual bewilderment. Light-infused objects project outward from the glass surface not as an illusion, but as something the viewer can physically engage. Objects can appear behind the picture plane, somehow within and beyond the glass, displaying impossible depth.

RECEPTION FOR: TERRA SYSTEMA . MOMENTUM

Event Type: OPENING

2017-09-28   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Euqinom Projects

1599 Tennessee Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Event is Free

For more information:

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


Interested in human understandings of time and the natural world, Christina Seely’s expedition based work explores global systems, both built and natural, and finds its home in the conversation between the photographic image and our contemporary relationship with the planet.

Embedded in the work is a dialectic between the surface documentation of representative media and the complex reality that lies beyond that surface – how beauty can suggest the simple and ideal while both subtly reflecting and obscuring an often darker more complicated truth.

An experiential examination of our relationship to time and the natural world makes up the root of her practice. While the work culminates in photographic, textual, collaborative and performative translations it is guided by both the potentials of the photographic medium as an artistic tool and its deconstruction as a dominating cultural syntax.

PHOTO ARTIST, JESSICA LEVANT

Event Type: OPENING

2017-09-28   5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Troll House

Pier 26, The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA

Event is Free

For more information:

phone: (415) 205-9671
email: inquiries@troll.house
website: troll.house


Announcing the first major show of San Francisco Photo Artist, Jessica Levant, who has been honing her digital skills since 2010.

Jessica’s work sometimes blurs the line between fine art and design. Her style is influenced some by the pop art of her youth and more by a stubborn insistence on looking around a thing as much as the thing itself. It’s entertaining and memorable. She has a habit of seeing visual irony in ordinary life scenes and of turning ordinary life scenes into something unexpected. She’s the first to admit however that her work does not fit neatly into any genre. She loves color, but also lets her photos tell her if they’d rather be black and white. She mixes, layers, color-shifts, outlines, and then sometimes just shoots an abstract or - oops - a pretty scene. Jessica’s work has been seen around the Bay in various galleries, group shows and other venues, and there are generally a few pieces in each of the monthly juried shows at the SFWA Gallery on Irving Street, San Francisco.

25 - 30 pieces of her works will be on exhibit during the month of September at the Troll House, Pier 26. She’ll meet interested viewers by appointment to show her work, both on the walls and in print portfolios, and is hosting an ‘almost-closing’ reception towards the end of the month where there will be unframed prints and note cards along with framed works for sale.

SEAN MCFARLAND AND LINDSEY WHITE

Event Type: LECTURE

2017-09-22   7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

PhotoAlliance

800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco Art Institute Lecture Hall, San Francisco, CA 94129

General Admission   $15.00, Student with ID   $.00

For more information:

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


Recent SFMOMA SECA AWARD winners will present their newest work.

The 2017 SECA Art Award exhibition at SFMOMAhighlights five Bay Area artists, each with a dedicated gallery, in their first major museum presentations: Liam Everett, Alicia McCarthy, Sean McFarland, K.r.m. Mooney, and Lindsey White. Using made and found photographs, McFarland reckons with the challenges of representing the landscape. In her most recent work, White takes humor seriously, making photographs and sculptures inspired by stage performers such as comedians and magicians.

The exhibit runs through September 17, 2017.

The SECA Art Award, established in 1967 by SFMOMA’s Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art, has recognized and brought broader visibility to more than 70 Bay Area artists.

RECEPTION FOR ROE ETHRIDGE "INNOCENCE II"

Event Type: OPENING

2017-09-21   5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Gagosian Gallery

657 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105

Event is Free

For more information:

phone: (415) 546-3990
email: sanfrancisco@gagosian.com
website: https://www.gagosian.com


Innocence II includes a new series of large-scale, layered photographs printed on brass. Multiple exposures and transparencies synthesize on the gleaming metallic surface, producing near-alchemical effects, as if each detail were made of light itself. Thus Ethridge echoes the very mechanics of photography, enhancing the medium’s ability to evoke the passing of time. Seven of the brass works feature photographs of model Louise Parker, some of which also incorporate Looney Tunes characters, silhouetted objects, and brick walls. Though Parker appears throughout Ethridge's oeuvre, these photographs were the first he ever took with her. Repurposing his personal archive, he uses the past as source material from which to produce hybrid, even monstrous, portraits—misplaced eyes, smiles, and other features disrupt the integrity of the original photographs.

2017 STORYTELLERS LECTURE SERIES EVENING #3: AMY OSBORNE & JOSH SMITH

Event Type: LECTURE

2017-09-19   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

SF Camerawork

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

General Admission   $10.00, Members   $5.00

For more information:

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


Amy Osborne is a photojournalist and documentary photographer based in San Francisco who specializes in long-term projects. For the past year, Amy has been documenting Lieutenant Taylor Miller, the first openly transitioning officer in the Coast Guard. Amy's project was recently published in the Washington Post, and the story prompted the Coast Guard Commandant to take a stand on the issue. Following the story's release, he personally reached out to Lieutenant Miller and publicly vowed he would not break faith with transgender members of the Coast Guard. Amy continues to document Taylor's transition and plans to continue photographing Taylor as she completes gender reassignment surgery. Amy also works part-time as a contributing photographer for the San Francisco Chronicle and as a full-time mom.

Born in Springfield, Missouri, Joshua Smith earned his M.F.A. in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute, and has been living and working in the Bay Area since 2004. His most recent project, The First Years, documents his own expanding family. When he and his wife had two boys within two years of each other, they experienced a swift change in their family dynamic and had to confront the unknown. The unremitting demands of parenthood contained joy, tenderness, vulnerability, frustration, and fear all at once. The weight of being fully needed by their children afforded a sense of purpose, but also denied them their autonomy and individuality. Under the guise of family historian, Smith works to examine and better understand this new way of being. Through this process, he explores all the contradictions and intricacies that exist within the complex and universal realm of family. Smith has exhibited widely within the Bay Area and beyond, including Stanford University, the a.Muse gallery in San Francisco, and SF Art Market. Smith is a photography instructor at Marin Academy and resides in Pacifica, CA with his wife and two sons.

HOPE FOR OUR PLANET

Event Type: OPENING

2017-09-28   6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dickerman Prints Gallery

1141 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Event is Free

For more information:

phone: (202) 276-7146
email: info@dickermanprints.com
website: www.dickermanprints.com


From organized protest to freeform dance, transgender life, everyday existence, and our natural world, Hope For Our Planet examines the seeds being planted today that will ensure a better tomorrow.

Featuring the work of five local artists, Hope For Our Planet is the culmination of the Dickerman Prints Gallery residency program.

Kelly Johnson’s Direct Action documents the brave people fighting for human rights, political freedom, economic equality and the survival of our human race.

Jordan Reznick’s Queer Babes celebrates the complex identities of queer and transgender people in San Francisco.

Sumeet Banerji’s Shroomscapes turns nature inside out, examining our world from the viewpoint of a Portobello Mushroom.

Nicholas Korkos’ Dance in Motion explores the intimate and abstract world of dance studios across North America.

David Egan’s I Always Hoped For Better focuses on elements of the past and the ever-changing landscape of America’s West.

MADE BY HAND: PANEL DISCUSSION AND EXHIBITION ON HANDMADE PHOTOGRAPHS

Event Type: LECTURE

2017-09-30   2:00 PM - 4:00 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


Panel Discussion: Saturday, September 30, 2017, 2-4 pm [RSVP] (http://evite.me/2ZwWCkgVCm)

PhotoCentral presents Made by Hand: Panel Discussion and Exhibition on Handmade Photographs featuring the artwork of internationally recognized practitioners of unique contemporary & historic processes. Artists include Linda Connor, Susan Friedman, Vaughn Hutchins, Sandy King, Kerik Kouklis, Elizabeth Opalenik, Kari Orvik, Brian Taylor, Jerry N. Uelsmann, Sarah Van Keuren, and Ellie Young.

Made By Hand is an exhibition in conjunction with PhotoCentral’s first Artist-in-residence, Vaughn Hutchins. The exhibit will include Carbon Prints, Mordancies, Printing-out Silver Gelatin, Cyanotype, Wet-plate Collodion, Ambrose, Gum Bichromate and more. This exhibition will be a celebration of the tradition, craft and vision of photography.

There will be a Panel Discussion on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 2-4 pm. RSVP at http://evite.me/2ZwWCkgVCm. This will be followed by an artists’ reception from 4-7 pm.

CREATIVE MINDS: DEBORAH IRMAS, GUEST CURATOR FO "THIS IS NOT A SELFIE"

Event Type: LECTURE

2017-09-27   7:15 PM - 8:15 PM

San Jose Museum of Art

110 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113

General Admission   $12.00

For more information:

phone: (408) 271-6840
website: sjmusart.org


Deborah Irmas, guest curator of This Is Not a Selfie: Photographic Self-Portraits from the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection, will give a lecture about the exhibition. Irmas’s parents, Audrey and Sydney Irmas, donated their photography collection to LACMA. Deborah Irmas will share insights into her family’s collecting philosophy, her essay for the catalogue, and more. Irmas is an independent curator, art writer, college educator, and documentary film producer. Space is limited and advance tickets are strongly recommended.

8 – 10 PM Exhibition Reception Free to members and to attendees of the Creative Minds program at 7:15 PM. No-host bar.