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Shelley and Rich in Portland exhibit
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Thu 20 of Oct., 2016 14:26 PDT  (6 Reads)
Long-time PAG members Shelley Curtis and Rich Bergeman each have two photographs on display in the annual Fall Show at the Portland Art Museum's Rental Sales Gallery. The exhibit features over 200 new pieces by gallery artists that were juried in especially for this event. A Halloween-themed opening is scheduled for Friday Oct. 28 from 5pm to 8pm (costumes optional). A second open house will be held on Thursday Nov. 3--"Thirst Thursday" is held the first Thursday of every month from 5pm to 7pm, with beer and refreshments provided.

The Rental/Sales Gallery is located across 10th Avenue from the Portland Art Museum at 1237 SW 10th Ave. anbd is open Tue - Sat from 10am to 5pm, and Sun 12-4pm.

'Face Rock' by Shelley; and 'Sink Townsite' by Rich
Mullholand at Studio 262
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Wed 19 of Oct., 2016 21:44 PDT  (16 Reads)
The color photographs of guild member Jim Mullholand fill the PhotoArts Guild Wall at Studio 262 this month and next. This group of images is printed on canvas and represent a variety of scenes close to home. "All my images on display were taken within a 100 mile radius of the southern Willamette Valley," says Jim. "I have always loved capturing the beauty of this corner of the state. Sometimes these images go unnoticed to those who travel the highways and byways. Sometimes the most beautiful scenes can be found right in our backyards if we just take the time to stop and look."

Studio 262 is located at 425 SW Madison Avenue, Suite G.
Bradshaw at Fairbanks Gallery on campus
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Sun 02 of Oct., 2016 22:25 PDT  (46 Reads)
New work by OSU photo prof Julia Bradshaw will be on display in "Shapes and Seances" at Fairbanks Gallery on campus in Fairbanks Hall through Nov. 2. Bradshaw will be joined by painter Anna Fidler, also an OSU faculty member, in a show that shares their interest in using photographs as source material. Julia uses a variety of photographic techniques, from darkroom to digital, to create what she calls "topographical landscapes and geometric shapes" from the fore-edges and top edges of paper back books.

An artists' talk and reception will be held on Thursday Oct. 20 from 4:30 to 8pm during the Corvallis Arts Walk.

Julia is also showing at Dot Dotson's in Eugene, 1668 Willamette St., in an exhibit sponsored by the Photography at Oregon (PAO) Committee. That show opens Oct. 14 and runs through Nov. 10, with an opening reception on Friday Oct. 14 from 5-6pm.
Bergeman's "High Desert Dreams" debuts at Benton County Historical Museum
By: John Ritchie  on: Wed 28 of Sept., 2016 19:15 PDT  (55 Reads)
Corvallis photographer Rich Bergeman takes a photographic look back in time to Oregon's homestead era in an exhibit at the Benton County Historical Museum from Sept. 30 to Oct. 29, 2016.

An opening reception will be held on Friday, Sept. 30, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

"High Desert Dreams: The Lost Homesteads of the Fort Rock Basin" chronicles a nearly forgotten chapter in Oregon history, when hundreds of pioneers flooded the high desert in the early 1900s, only to abandon their homesteads within a decade, leaving the landscape littered with deserted cabins, idle windmills and hollowed-out towns.

Over the decades since then, nearly all evidence of that era has gradually disappeared. Enough remnants remain into the 21st century, however, to allow Bergeman to bring the story back to life through more than 30 black-and-white images of decaying homesteads, vanished town sites and high desert geology.

"Root Cellar, Stratton Homestead Site, Fort Rock Valley" by Rich Bergeman

The Benton County Historical Museum is located at:
1101 Main St.
Philomath, OR
Tues - Sat, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Nine members show low tide images in Newport
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Sun 18 of Sept., 2016 22:13 PDT  (97 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).

How to Comment on Other Member's Galleries
By: Bill Laing  on: Fri 13 of March, 2015 17:17 PDT  (3421 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  (11079 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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