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Jeff Hess at Pegasus
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Fri 26 of Aug., 2016 11:11 PDT  (17 Reads)
“In Glass & On Metal,” an exhibit featuring local artist (and former PAG member) Jeff Hess is on view at Pegasus Gallery in downtown Corvallis through Sept. 7. Collaborating with Jeff is Philomath glass artist Nena Bement. About half the show is early work by Jeff on an array of metal substrates, which is worth looking at not only for Jeff's images but also if you're at all interested in printing on metal yourself.

In 2014 Jeff set out to formally approach photography like a painter might by developing a palette of colors and textures produced with the long exposure of moving organic materials so that he could later combine them to "paint" composite images within the field of view of the camera. These are all captured in a single exposure (no photo-shopping).  When Bement saw this work in a 2015 exhibit, she proposed the idea of creating her own work in response.  On exhibit in Pegasus will be new and old photographic images created using this technique and glass work of Nena Bement created in response. There's also a large ceiling installation Jeff put up of willow branches (fire hazard).

Pegasus Gallery is located on the corner of 2nd and Adams streets, and is open Tues-Sat 10:30am to 5:30pm.


"Thoughts of Her" by Jeff Hess
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Jack at Timberhill
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Sun 21 of Aug., 2016 15:39 PDT  (31 Reads)
Guild member Jack Larson has a baker's dozen of his photographs on display at the Timberhill Athletic Club through the end of August. Eight of the prints are of low-tide subjects on the Central Oregon Coast, and are hung in the club's main hallway. The remaining five are of various subjects and are spread around the building. You can view the images during Timberhill's open hours: Sun-Fri 9am to 9pm; SDat 7am to 8pm.


"Low Tide Exploration" by Jack Larson
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Phil at Studio 262 in downtown Corvallis
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Thu 18 of Aug., 2016 10:10 PDT  (37 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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Two guild members show traditional prints in Astoria
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Thu 11 of Aug., 2016 09:54 PDT  (39 Reads)
Denise Ross and Rich Bergeman are among about 28 regional photographers exhibiting work in "Heavy Metal II," a juried show that "celebrates the beauty and craftsmanship of Fiber Silver Gelatin and Platinum/Palladium Prints" at LightBox Gallery in Astoria. The show runs from Aug. 13 to Sept. 6, with an opening reception on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 6-9pm. The show was juried by Portland photographer Ray Bidegain. In describing the purpose of the annual show, the gallery's website says: "We wish to honor the photographers that perfect the art of these century old photographic printing methods." Lightbox is located at 1045 Marine Drive in downtown Astoria. You can see an online gallery of the exhibit here (external link) after Aug. 13.

From left:
"Peonies," gelatin silver print on handmade paper by Denise;
"Fort Stevens," platinum/palladium print from 8x10 negative by Rich
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Bill and John G. in 'Oregon Wonders' at Lasells
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Thu 04 of Aug., 2016 23:01 PDT  (64 Reads)
Bill Laing and John Ginn have work in the new show in the Guistina Gallery at OSU's Lasells Center, "Oregon Wonders: My Favorite Place." The exhibit runs from Aug. 8 through Aug. 31, with a reception for the artists being held on Friday, Aug. 19, from 6 to 8pm, with complimentary refreshments and a no-host bar. According to the show's organizers, the exhibit "displays Oregonians' true love for all things Oregon, showing breath-taking views from the coast to the high mountain ranges, along with some of the fun quirky towns along the way." It includes a wide range of media, from photographs to paintings and more.

From Left: 'Marys Peak Sunset' by John; and "Ghost Forest, Neskowin No. 2" by Bill
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Shelley and Rich in Eastern Oregon shows
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Thu 04 of Aug., 2016 22:48 PDT  (57 Reads)
Shelley Curtis and Rich Bergeman will be showing work in two different group shows in Eastern Oregon this month, one in Joseph and the other in Baker City. The Josephy Center for Arts and Culture in Joseph is presenting its second annual juried photo exhibit, "The Wild Landscapes of Northeast Oregon," through Sept. 20, and included in the show are three photographs each by Shelley and Rich, along with a dozen other Northwest photographers. The opening reception and awards ceremony is scheduled for Saturday Aug. 6 at 7pm. The exhibit features 45 photographs taken in Wallowa, Baker and Union counties, a scenic corner of the state that includes the Hells Canyon National Recreational Area, Wallowa Lake, Zumwalt Prairie, Eagle Cap Wilderness, and the Wallowa Mountains. You can see the online gallery of the show by clicking here (external link)

The event in Baker City is called "The Little Big Show," featuring original work in a variety of media by 100 artists, all done on 8x8-inch boards specifically for this event. Rich did 10 pieces for the show and Shelley did 5. The show runs through Saturday Aug. 31 at eight different galleries and other venues in Baker City, and is a fundraiser for local charities, with each original piece priced at only $40.

From Left: 'Powder River' by Shelley, and 'Along the Grande Ronde' by Rich
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How to Comment on Other Member's Galleries
By: Bill Laing  on: Fri 13 of March, 2015 17:17 PDT  (3128 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  (10897 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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