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Black Box Gallery shows Phil's b+w abstract
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Mon 26 of Sept., 2016 11:10 PDT  (7 Reads)
"Night Sail," an image by Phil Coleman, has been juried into the "Focus: Black and White" exhibit hosted by the Black Box Gallery in Portland. Phil's striking night photograph of the Sundial Bridge in Redding, CA, can be seen in the On-Line Annex portion of the show, which has drawn photographers from around the world. The show runs from Oct. 1 to Oct. 20, with a reception on Friday Oct. 2 from 6 to 8 pm at the gallery, located at 811 East Burnside St., #212.

You can see all the images in the show at www.blackboxgallery.com/Focus-Black%20and%20White-EP.html (external link)

In writing about his photo, Phil said the Sundial Bridge over the Sacramento River "maybe best seen in early morning. But it is wonderfully lit at night. So I could not resist going back in the late evening to see how it looked. This view,
up the 200 foot tall supporting spar, was especially intriguing."


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Nine members show low tide images in Newport
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Sun 18 of Sept., 2016 22:13 PDT  (26 Reads)
“Low Tide Landscapes," an exhibit by nine members of the Willamette Valley PhotoArts Guild, will be on view at the Newport Maritime Heritage Center through April 2, 2017. The show features three to four prints each by Rich Bergeman, Dave McIntire, John Richey, Craig Hanson, Phil Coleman, Jack Larson, Bill Laing, Kurt Norlin, and Kat Sloma. (clockwise, from top left)

The photographs explore the hidden landscape between land and sea that is exposed during minus tides, and are done in a wide variety of photographic media, including pinhole, iPhone, and infrared, as well as straight and manipulated digital photography. According to the artists' exhibit statement: “We are a group of photographers who like to play on the exposed beaches, headlands and bays along the Oregon Coast during low tides, particularly during extreme minus tides. Like most photographers, we’re always looking for new things to see in the world around us and new ways to see them. One place that never disappoints is the coast at very low tides. When the sea recedes far enough it unfolds a strange new terrain to explore, an alien land that lies hidden under the waves and out of sight most of the time. Sweeping views of sand and surfline stretch out between sea stacks and beyond grassy dunes. Uprooted sea palms and kelp lie stranded on the beaches. Curious miniature landscapes emerge within the tidepools and along basalt ledges. It’s a combination of seascape and landscape, and a photographer’s dreamland.”

The Newport Maritime Heritage Center is located at 333 SE Bay Blvd and is open Thursday through Sunday, 11am to 4pm. Info at oregoncoasthistory.org/museums-exhibits/maritime-center (external link).

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Three guild members in first EAC juried show
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Fri 02 of Sept., 2016 22:38 PDT  (77 Reads)
PAG members Walt O'Brien, Herman Krieger and Rich Bergeman each received honorable mention awards in the exhibit “Photography at the Emerald,” the first in what is hoped will become an annual national juried event at the Emerald Art Center in Springfield. Each photographer had two prints accepted in the exhibit, which features more than 90 photographs from more than 40 artists from around the Pacific Northwest and across the country. More than $2,500 in cash awards were handed out to 20 photographers at the Sept. 9 opening reception.

The show runs from Sept. 6 through Sept. 30 at the EAC, which is located at 5th and Main streets in Springfield, and is open Tues- Sat 11-4.

According to the EAC: “This national juried photography exhibition was conceived to recognize and reward excellence in fine art photography from all over the United States, and augments the decades long Emerald Art Center National Juried Spring Exhibition for painters. Jurors are nationally recognized photographers Susie Morrill (Chair – Photography at Oregon, Founding Member – PhotoZone Gallery, and Instructor – LCC), David Turner (Senior Instructor – University of Oregon), and Ron Jude (Associate Professor – University of Oregon).



From Left: 'Boots on the Ground' by Herman; 'Wasting Sea Star' by Rich; and 'Snarled Brush' by Walt
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Phil at Studio 262 in downtown Corvallis
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Thu 18 of Aug., 2016 10:10 PDT  (98 Reads)
PAG co-prez Phil Coleman is showing his suite of state fair night photographs at Studio 262, located on fourth street in the old Penney's Building (behind Starbucks). Eight prints will be on display through mid-October. Says Phil: "These shots are all from an amazing night in the fun zone of the Oregon State Fair in Salem. Each photo is a long exposure or multiple long exposures of the wild lights and energized people enjoying the rides."

PAG members interested in showing their work at Studio 262 sometime in the future should contact co-prez Bill Laing at wmblaing@gmail.com about scheduling. The owners of Studio 262 have reserved one wall in their gallery for guild photographers to exhibit for a period of two months per show.

"Wild Night" by Phil
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How to Comment on Other Member's Galleries
By: Bill Laing  on: Fri 13 of March, 2015 17:17 PDT  (3297 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  (10982 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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