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See Five Guild Members 'In a Different Light'
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Mon 19 of Feb., 2018 10:55 PST  (23 Reads)
Sandi O’Brien, Phil Coleman, Rich Bergeman, Paul Barden and Jack Larsen are showing recent infrared images in an exhibit titled "In a Different Light" at the Maude Kerns Art Center in Eugene from Feb. 23 to March 23. The exhibit fills both galleries at the center with more than 60 images, mostly landscapes from all around the Northwest, but also some from as far away as Scotland, Russia and Brazil.

An opening reception will be held Friday, Feb. 23, from 6-8pm, and an artists’ panel discussion will be held on Thursday, March 8, from 6 to 7:30pm. The Maude Kerns Art Center is located at 1910 E. 15th Ave. (corner of 15th and Villard), and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 5:30pm and on Saturday from 12 to 4pm.

The exhibit takes its title from the fact that infrared light shows us the world in a way not visible to the human eye. IR lies just above the visible spectrum, between 700 and 900 nanometers (nm) in wave length, whereas the human eye is sensitive from about 400nm (blue) to about 700nm (red). Photographers have captured the IR range with special black-and-white films for decades, but it was only within the last 10 years or so that digital cameras have been converted to record IR by adapting the filters on their digital sensors. Images made with both techniques are represented in the show--Paul's images, including some pinhole panos, are made using IR film, as are some of Sandi's. Phil, Jack and Rich all use converted digital cameras for their work.

Photos by (from left) Phil Coleman, Rich Bergeman, Sandi O'Brien, Jack Larsen, and Paul Barden

Annual Community Open at The Arts Center
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Sun 11 of Feb., 2018 13:37 PST  (60 Reads)
Four PAG members have work in the annual Community Open at The Arts Center in Corvallis—Phil Coleman, Mike Bergen, Rich Bergeman and Mike Meyer. This year's exhibit drew a record 224 artists ranging in age from 5 to 101, although the number of PAG members participating was the lowest in years. The work will be on display through March 14, and visitors will have to opportunity to vote on a People's Choice Award until Feb. 22, when a reception and awards presentation will be held from 5:30 to 7:30pm. The exhibit will also be open during the Feb. 15 Corvallis Art Walk from 4-8pm.

From Left: "Rain Rendezvous, Bergen, Norway" by Phil; "Ohe Forest, Hawaii" by Mark; and "Colette & Friends, Amity Thrift Shop" by Rich
Phil, Rich and Jeff in Blue Sky NW Photographers Viewing Drawers
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Sat 01 of April, 2017 14:31 PDT  (717 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

How to Comment on Other Member's Galleries
By: Bill Laing  on: Fri 13 of March, 2015 17:17 PDT  (5160 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  (13068 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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