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Three guild members juried into Astoria show
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Wed 08 of Aug., 2018 17:37 PDT  (40 Reads)
Walt O'Brien, Herman Krieger and Phil Coleman are among 52 photographers juried into "The Sacred" exhibit at Astoria's LightBox Photographic Gallery by renowned photographer Robert Adams. The show opens with a reception on Saturday Aug. 11 from 5-8 pm. “The Sacred” is a juried exhibit that attracted submissions by more than 165 photographers from around the world.

In his juror's statement, Adams wrote: “The photographer Dorothea Lange said that she wanted to make pictures that are “second lookers” – pictures that reward repeated viewings. It has been my privilege to assemble an exhibition made up of such photographs. The pictures record what is “entitled to reverence,” as the dictionary defines the word “sacred” – times and places and people that point beyond themselves. We stand today in particular need of such testaments. I was asked to select a few of the photographs for “honorable mention,” but this seems unnecessary. As is apparent, the photographers brought honor to themselves by first selflessly honoring their subjects.”

The 81-year-old Adams was a professor of English literature for several years before turning his full attention to photography in the mid 1970s. His work is largely concerned with moments of regional transition: the suburbanization of Denver, a changing Los Angeles of the 1970s and 1980s, and the clear-cutting in Oregon in the 1990s. His many books, well-known to those concerned with the American Landscape, include The New West, From the Missouri West, Summer Nights, Los Angeles Spring, To Make It Home, Listening to the River, West From the Columbia, What We Bought, Notes for Friends, California, Summer Nights, Walking, Gone?, What Can We Believe Where?, and The Place We Live. Adams has also written a number of critical essays, including Beauty in Photography, Why People Photograph and most recently, Art Can Help. Among many awards, Adams has received the Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundation fellowships and in 2006, the Deutsche Börse Prize. In 2009, he was awarded the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography, and in 2014 was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

August 11th - September 5th, 2018
Artists’ Reception: Saturday, August 11th, 5-8pm (calendar)

LightBox Photographic Gallery
1045 Marine Dr.
Astoria, OR 97103
(503) 468-0238
Denise Ross authors DIY book on handmade emulsions
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Tue 07 of Aug., 2018 13:40 PDT  (37 Reads)
Long-time PAG member Denise Ross, our ex-pat on the coast, has written a book titled "The Handmade Silver Gelatin Emulsion Print" that is being published by Routledge Press and due out soon. Pre-orders can be made here:

This is a cookbook of simple recipes for making B+W printing paper and paper negatives, along with creative options for printing, toning, and coloring.  It is designed for photographers who want the look and creative potential of traditional photography and also want more control over the process and the quality. According to the publisher: "Author Denise Ross draws from photographic literature from the last 135 years, adapting old recipes to fit modern tools, materials, and work spaces and modern twists have been applied to traditional techniques."

Annual PAG Potluck Picnic: Thursday, August 16th
By: Vicky Hollenbeck  on: Thu 02 of Aug., 2018 09:24 PDT  (48 Reads)
Our Annual PAG Potluck Picnic is right around the corner on Thursday, August 16th! Arrival time around 5:30 pm and dinner time at 6:00 pm.

The picnic will be held at the Thompson Shelter at Avery Park this year. Click here (external link) for a map of the park.

Please sign up to bring either a main dish, side dish, or dessert at the Doodle poll sent to your email.

Plan to bring your own cold drinks to the picnic. Note that alcohol is NOT allowed now due to liability.

Put in your orders for reasonable temperatures. See you there!
Art Guild Show at Benton Museum includes 5 PAGers
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Sat 14 of July, 2018 12:31 PDT  (135 Reads)
Five PhotoArts Guild members (who are also members of the Corvallis Art Guild) are part of the CAG's "Fresh" exhibit now open at the Benton County Historical Museum in Philomath. Bill Laing, Phil Coleman and Jack Larson are exhibiting photographs, while Mike Bergen and Marjorie Kinch are showing watercolors. The exhibit offers "fresh" work from the artists, i.e., not previously displayed in the Corvallis area.

The exhibit runs through Aug. 18.

From Left: "Field of Dahalias" by Mike; "Journey Blue" by Phil; "Wabi Sabi Tree" by Jack; "Yin Yang in the Sand" by Bill; and "Shore Birds" by Margie
Rich Bergeman in "The Wild Is Calling"
By: John Ritchie  on: Tue 10 of July, 2018 06:11 PDT  (117 Reads)
Three images from Rich Bergeman's series on the Rogue River wars were accepted into an exhibit at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City.

“The Wild Is Calling,” an exhibit of original artwork commemorating the 150th anniversary of the federal Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968, is on view at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City through Sept. 16. The show includes works by photographers, painters and sculptors from around the country “expressing the value of wild places and free-flowing rivers in our lives.” A featured element in the exhibit is a selection of photographs from the “Wilderness and Sublimity” project that champions the conservation of Hells Canyon on the Oregon-Idaho border.

The Oregon Trail Center is located at 22267 Oregon Hwy. 86 approximately 5 miles east of Baker City (exit 302 off I-84) and is open daily from 9am to 4 pm.

"Hellgate Canyon" by Rich Bergeman
'High Desert Dreams' at the High Desert Museum
By: John Ritchie  on: Wed 09 of May, 2018 06:22 PDT  (347 Reads)
Rich Bergeman's "High Desert Dreams" exhibit is on display at the High Desert Museum in Bend, OR from May to October.

“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 the photographer to bring the story back to life through more than 25 black-and-white images of decaying homesteads and vanished town sites.

The exhibit will be on display from May 12 to October 14, 2018. There will be a panel discussion on Thursday, May 17th from 6-7 PM.

High Desert Museum
59800 S. Hwy 97
Bend, OR 97702
Hours: 9am - 5pm daily (external link)

"Burchard Homestead" by Rich Bergeman
How to Comment on Other Member's Galleries
By: Bill Laing  on: Fri 13 of March, 2015 17:17 PDT  (5800 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  (13891 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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