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PAG members join OSU's space+eclipse celebration
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Sun 06 of Aug., 2017 22:44 PDT  (116 Reads)
Five Guild photographers are showing work in the “150 Space Grant Art Exhibit” on view now through Aug. 30 at OSU's LaSalls Stewart Center. A reception for the artists and general public will be held Friday, Aug. 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the gallery. The exhibit is part of OSU's three-day eclipse celebration Aug. 19-21, and includes artwork related to solar eclipses, rockets, comets, stars, planets, nebulae, meteors, the Milky Way, space exploration and anything else that pertains to the solar system. PAGers in the show are John Morris, Phil Coleman, Bill Laing, John Ginn and Margie Kinch.

Another solar-themed photography exhibit will be held at the Fairbanks Gallery on campus from Aug. 14 through Sept. 28. Curated by asst. photo prof Julia Bradshaw, “Totality,” brings together a group of artists who make work about people’s relationship with the Cosmos in some manner. The emphasis is on lyrical, conceptual, scientific, fantasy and historic responses to the universe or to humankind’s space exploration. Selected artists include photographer Eric William Carroll, whose project “Standard Stars” documents the deterioration of emulsion peeling off astronomical glass plate negatives; Penelope Umbrico, whose video "Sun/Screen" samples images of sunsets; and Corvallis-based astrophotographer Tom Carrico, who exhibits his photographs of nebulae. Bradshaw also has assembled several arts-related special events for visitors coming to Corvallis during the weekend prior to the Aug. 21 eclipse, including photography workshops and performances in the gallery. Activities are free and take place at Fairbanks Hall. For a complete schedule of events, visit: http://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/school-arts-and-communication/art/fairbanks-gallery-art/upcoming-exhibitions/totality. Fairbanks Gallery is open weekdays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 17 and Sept. 21 for the Corvallis Art Walk. The gallery will also be open Aug. 19 and 20 leading up to the eclipse. A closing reception for “Totality” will take place Sept. 21 in conjunction with the Corvallis Art Walk.

From Left: "Over Black Butte Ranch" by John Morris; "Flow4-Vortex" by Phil Coleman; "Skylight" by Bill Laing; Untitled by John Ginn; and "Over Mt. St. Helens" by Margie Kinch

Rich shows "The Vanishing West" in Baker City
By: John Ritchie  on: Sun 06 of Aug., 2017 19:46 PDT  (45 Reads)
Crossroads Carnegie Art Center in Baker City presents “The Vanishing West,” an exhibit of black-and-white photographs of Eastern Oregon and Washington by Rich Bergeman. The exhibit consists of 30 photos taken over the last 20 years showing traces of the frontier days on the Columbia Plateau and Northern Great Basin. Rich photographs ghost towns, historic ranches, and deserted homesteads, showcasing the historic remains of waves of settlement and depopulation.

The exhibit runs from Aug. 4-26th with an Opening Reception on Friday, Aug. 4th from 5:30 to 8 PM.

Crossroads Carnegie Art Center is located at 2020 Auburn Avenue in Baker City, Oregon
Hours are Mon-Sat., 10-5PM.

"Flora, Oregon" by Rich Bergeman
Phil among artists in TAC eclipse show
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Sun 06 of Aug., 2017 11:19 PDT  (45 Reads)
Phil Coleman's “Annular Eclipse” is among the works included in The Arts Center's “The Artful Solar Eclipse” exhibit now on view in the Corrine Woodman Gallery. Twelve regional and local artists of several generations are showing work in what TAC is calling a “small and elegant” exhibit. The works vary from literal depictions, spiritual interpretations, political commentary and visual expressions in painting, photography ceramics, glass beadwork and installation.

The show runs through Sept. 4. TAC hours are 12-5pm Tues-Sat. The center will be open Sunday Aug. 20 and closed on Monday Aug. 21, the day of the eclipse.
Denise and Walt in Lightbox Photographer Viewing Drawers
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Wed 05 of April, 2017 17:32 PDT  (380 Reads)
Congrats to Walt O'Brien and Denise Ross for landing their portfolios in the drawers at Lightbox Gallery in Astoria, where they will be available for viewing over the next 12 months. In April, their prints will be let out of the drawers for a month-long stint on the walls in the 2nd floor gallery. LightBox uses its eight portfolio drawers to honor the "complete photographer by recognizing those that pursue the art of fine printing." 

Walt's images are from his book: "Early Photography by Walt O'Brien 1960-1969", and the series of 10 prints in the drawers is entitled "Diverse Cultures: Encounters While Growing Up in the Texas Panhandle." Denise's prints are all from handmade film and printed on handmade silver gelatin paper. They are from her extended study of the Yaquina Lighthouse, which she says "began out of need for a convenient location to test handmade film and dry plates.  Over the years, it became much more than a "location" to me.  I fell in love with the moods of the headland, its wildlife, its structures, and the people who visit.  Going deep into one magical place has been reward beyond simply camera and materials."

LightBox Photographic Gallery and Fine Printing, is located at 1045 Marine Drive in Astoria and is open Tuesday - Saturday from 11 am - 5:30 pm. You can see Walt's and Denise's portfolios now through next April. Here's the website: http://lightbox-photographic.com

Photos by Denise Ross and Walt O'Brien
Phil, Rich and Jeff in Blue Sky NW Photographers Viewing Drawers
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Sat 01 of April, 2017 14:31 PDT  (347 Reads)
Two guild members--Phil Coleman and Rich Bergeman--along with friend-of-the-guild Jeff Hess, have been juried into the 2017-18 Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers at the Blue Sky Gallery in Portland. The new crop of 60+ drawers photographers will be available for viewing through March 31, 2018.

Blue Sky's Pacific NW Photography Viewing Drawers program features 10 original prints each by more than 60 artists from Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. All work is available for sale and for visitors to peruse during open gallery hours, which are 12-5 Tuesday through Saturday. Opened in 1975, Blue Sky Gallery is the largest photographic gallery in the city, as well as one of the oldest cooperative photo galleries in the entire country. The gallery is located at 122 NW 8th Ave. More info at blueskygallery.org.

Phil is showing a portfolio of infrared images, Rich is showing a selection of prints from his "Lost Homesteads" project, and Jeff is showing a group of prints from his water motion work.

From left, photos by Phil Coleman, Jeff Hess and Rich Bergeman

Herman pic in High Desert Museum's 'Legendary Landscapes'
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Tue 14 of Feb., 2017 17:24 PST  (561 Reads)
Herman Krieger's "Winter Ridge" photograph is part of a new exhibit of "Legendary Landscapes" at the High Desert Museum in Bend. The show features views of the High Desert and Great Basin, along with the stories behind how these places got their names. "We selected entries by curatorial review based on several factors including the quality of the photography and the story behind the given name," says the show's curator. "Together, the selections reflect the diversity of landscapes in the High Desert region. It is our hope that 'Legendary Landscapes' will inspire visitors to explore more of the region and delve deeper into its natural and cultural history."

Herman's photograph, "Summer Storm Over Winter Ridge," was taken from the vicinity of Summer Lake toward Winter Ridge in Central Oregon. Both Summer Lake and Winter Ridge, which rises 3,000 feet above the dry lake bed's western side, were named by Capt. John C. Fremont, who explored this area in 1843 on a mapping expedition. Approaching the rim of the escarpment, which you can see in the distance of Herman's photo, Fremont was struck by the “sudden and violent contrast” between the snow-covered ridge where they stood, “stiffening in a cold north wind,” and the “glow of the sun in the valley below.”

The photo is part of Herman's series, "The Big Country: Panorama of Southeastern Oregon," which you can see on his website (external link): www.efn.org/~hkrieger/panorama.htm.

"Legendary Landscapes" runs through Sept. 30.
How to Comment on Other Member's Galleries
By: Bill Laing  on: Fri 13 of March, 2015 17:17 PDT  (4457 Reads)
Most members welcome feedback on the images they post in their personal PAG galleries. Click on "Read More" below to learn how to leave a comment.
About the PhotoArts Guild
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Sat 17 of July, 2010 10:00 PDT  (12295 Reads)
The PhotoArts Guild was born back in 1985 when five local photographers gathered at a local restaurant to critique photographs, share information and encourage each other's growth as image makers. It soon grew to about 20 members, and in 1988 the group became an affiliated guild with the Corvallis Art Center. Currently about 40-50 photographers belong to the PAG. Meetings are held monthly on the third Thursday of every month (except August and December) at 7pm in the OSU Center for the Humanities on 8th and Jefferson. For information on the PAG's goals, membership and history, click 'more'
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