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Paul Barden takes Grand Prize in international competition
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Sun 01 of April, 2018 20:46 PDT  (87 Reads)
PAG member Paul Barden won the grand prize in this year's international wet plate collodion competition conducted by Modern Collodion with a still life of some of his rare plant pods. There were over 200 submissions from 75 artists in 19 different countries.

You can checkout the competition at --
https://moderncollodion.com/2018-competition-results (external link)
--lots of great images there done with one of the classic historic processes dating back to photography's infancy in the 19th century.
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'Cascadia' touring show features four guild members
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Sat 31 of March, 2018 11:31 PDT  (88 Reads)
Phil Coleman, Herman Krieger, Mark Meyer and Dave McIntire are among 47 photographers from around the state who were juried into a touring photography exhibit called “Cascadia: Where Oregon Meets,” which opens at the Crossroads Carnegie Art Center in Baker City on April 6. The exhibit, which will visit Corvallis this summer, is an effort to “bring an ever-divided state of Oregon closer together through the lens of photographers, both urban and rural,” according to Crossroads Director Ginger Savage, who spearheaded the project.

The inaugural exhibit at Crossroads will run through April 28, with a reception and awards ceremony scheduled for Friday April 6 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Eleven of the 47 exhibiting photographers will be awarded cash prizes ranging from $500 for Best of Show and People's Choice to $100 for Honorable Mention. The exhibit includes black-and-white and color photographs depicting the varied landscapes and people of Oregon from the Coast to the Snake River and from the Columbia Gorge to Klamath Falls. The 48 photographs in the show were juried from 166 entries from around the state. PAG member Shelley Curtis served as one of the two jurors for the show, and Rich Bergeman served as one of three award judges. The project was underwritten by the Ford Family Foundation of Roseburg, Ore.

After Baker City the exhibit will be on display at The Dalles-Wasco County Public Library in The Dalles May 4 - 31, and then at the LaSells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis from July 2 to Aug. 5.

The Crossroads Carnegie Art Center is located at 2020 Auburn Ave. in Baker City, Oregon; www.crossroads-arts.org. Gallery hours are 10am-5pm, Monday-Saturday.


Photos (from left) by Phil Coleman, Herman Krieger, Mark Meyer and Dave McIntire
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Rich Bergeman, Renee McKitterick, Frank Boyden in 'Empathies and Energies'
By: John Ritchie  on: Sat 31 of March, 2018 06:15 PDT  (88 Reads)
PhotoArts Guild member Rich Bergeman will be joined by fellow Oregon artists Renee McKitterick and Frank Boyden for an exhibit titled "Empathies and Energies" at the Royal Nebecker Gallery on the campus of Clatsop Community College in Astoria from April 2 to May 10, 2018.

The exhibit features recent infrared landscape photographs by Bergeman, who has been exhibiting his black-and-white photographs throughout the Northwest since the 1980s; ceramics and sculpture by McKitterick, who is currently chair of the Art Department at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany; and ceramics and prints by Boyden, an internationally acclaimed artist from Otis, Oregon, whose public sculptures can be seen at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, and elsewhere

A public reception will be held on Thursday, April 5, at 6 p.m. in the gallery.

Royal Nebecker Gallery (external link)
Clatsop Community College Campus
1799 Lexington Ave.
Astoria, OR

Hours: Monday through Friday 9am to 6pm

"Japanese Garden" by Rich Bergeman
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Four PAGers energize LaSells show
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Thu 22 of March, 2018 09:28 PDT  (151 Reads)
Guild members John Ginn, Phil Coleman, Rich Bergeman and Dave McIntire have photographs on exhibit in the current show at the Giustina Gallery at The LaSells Stewart Center: “Our Energy, Our Planet, Our Future.” Nearly 70 works by 36 local artists, including 11 by the guild quartet, are in the exhibit, which was organized as part of OSU's 150th anniversary and the upcoming OSU150 Sun Grant Festival.

Exhibit dates: March 21 – April 29, 2018
Opening reception: April 3 | 6 - 8 p.m.


From Left: 'Hell's Canyon Dam' by Dave; 'Windfarm' by Rich; 'Time is Eclipse O'Clock' by Phil; and 'Gull Swarm' by John
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How to Comment on Other Member's Galleries
By: Bill Laing  on: Fri 13 of March, 2015 17:17 PDT  (5435 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  (13422 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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