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Mark Meyer reflects on old cars in TAC exhibit
By: richb  on: Sun 10 of Dec., 2017 10:27 PST  (14 Reads)
"Reflections on Old Cars," an exhibit of color photography by PAG member Mark A. Meyer, will be on view at The Arts Center's Corinne Woodman Gallery through Jan. 6, 2018. A reception is scheduled for Thursday Jan. 4 from 5:30 to 7:30pm.

The images are part of a series of several hundred made since 1994 using both digital and film technology that depict cars from the "Golden Age" of automotive styling (approx. 1925-1970). This was a time before emissions, fuel economy and safety concerns impacted how cars look. "I've tried to recapture the feeling of fascination and joy I felt when viewing the automotive artwork of William Motta, Richard Corson, Ken Dallison, Toby Nippel, and Hector Luis Bergandi in car magazines of the day," Mark says. "I find the design, shapes and details of these cars moving, fascinating and beautiful. Trying to recapture feelings from over 50 years ago has been interesting!"

The Arts Center is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5pm.
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John, Denise, Lorraine and Rich in Lightbox Members Show
By: John Ritchie  on: Sun 10 of Dec., 2017 07:13 PST  (11 Reads)
PAG members John Ritchie, Denise Ross, Lorraine Richey and Rich Bergeman (photos above) each have photographs in the annual LightBox Members Group Exhibit (external link) in Astoria. The exhibit celebrates each individual member's unique creativity, featuring work from 36 photographers.

The exhibit will run from December 9th until January 9th, with an artists' reception on Dec. 9th from 5-8 pm. LightBox Photographic Gallery is located at 1045 Marine Dr. in Astoria.
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Denise and Walt in Lightbox Photographer Viewing Drawers
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Wed 05 of April, 2017 17:32 PDT  (735 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
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Phil, Rich and Jeff in Blue Sky NW Photographers Viewing Drawers
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Sat 01 of April, 2017 14:31 PDT  (563 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


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How to Comment on Other Member's Galleries
By: Bill Laing  on: Fri 13 of March, 2015 17:17 PDT  (4962 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  (12761 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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