I do this stuff for fun.”

Hal Wilson has a lot of respect for talented artists who take their work seriously and dedicate themselves to their art.  But this guy is NOT serious.  He is, however, DEDICATED.
Read on ...You'll see.

At the end of a day after paying the bills, walking the dog, and sharing a meal (presumably NOT with the dog) Hal starts looking forward to a little quiet time later in the evening.  If he can fight off the fatigue there's a chance that he'll find himself browsing through some old photographs – often from the millions available online through the Library of Congress.

When something looks interesting, he'll bookmark it.  There are a lot of interesting images out  there! Maybe it's an intelligent looking  giraffe …  or maybe an intelligent looking cowboy … (well, it COULD happen!).  Somehow, that sleepy feeling is gone.  He will start cutting and pasting bits and pieces of those images until a new composition emerges.






Traveling was always part of her life, and when her husband’s occupation made it possible for them to live abroad, her travel photography opportunities expanded. Armed with her camera and a ready smile, Cecilia ventured out on her own to explore her new surroundings.

Since 2007, she has lived in Republic of Georgia, Egypt, Tajikistan, Macedonia, Ukraine, Moldova, Serbia, Kyrgyzstan, and in April 2019 a short return to North Macedonia (formerly known as Macedonia or the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)). In total, she has set foot on all continents and made photographs in more than 78 countries plus Transnistria* a “country” that no other country recognizes.







This year’s fine art photography exhibit includes a number of rare and valuable prints as well as newer works by regional artists.

Some of the prints have been in Viewpoint's collection for years, donated by the original photographers and rarely make an appearance except for special occasions such as this. The exhibit presents a unique opportunity to view a wide range of fine art photography spanning over 50 years.

A closing auction for this exhibit will take place on Sat. Nov. 2nd from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Advance bids will be accepted during the run of the exhibit and may be made at the gallery.

Purchase Tickets: $20


Once upon a Time, by Ron Yemma
Once upon a Time, by Ron Yemma

2018 Twelve Exhibit

Visual & Verbal is the theme of the 11th annual juried show, TWELVE. Visual & Verbal focuses on the relationship of words to pictures, specifically to photographs. These two realms, visual and verbal, come from different portions of our brains and obviously have different roles in communication. But they are partners. The exhibit Twelve: Visual & Verbal explores that complex and stimulating partnership.

The photographic subject matter and methods are wide open, limitless. However, words should accompany photographic entries in one or both of the following ways:

  1. The image contains whole or partial letters, words or numbers in any language as a design element. These textual elements might appear in the original photograph, such as a street signs, or may be added to the image, for example, handwritten or digitally applied text.
  2. The title extends the meaning of the photograph.

Viewpoint welcomes your concepts, creativity and craftsmanship in interpreting the theme, Visual & Verbal. Any subject and photographic approach is invited for this juried open call exhibit.


1st  Place  –  $312
2nd Place  –  $212
3rd Place  –  $112
Three Honorable Mentions – Viewpoint Workshop valued at $95.

See the complete PROSPECTUS.

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Viewpoint Photographic Art Center invites all college and high school students of photography to submit photographs for an exhibition hosted by Viewpoint and the Crocker Art Museum. This exhibition, entitled Voices: Speaking with your Photographic Eye, will run from March 26 to April 26,2020, in conjunction with Sacramento Photography Month 2020, which is happening citywide throughout the month of April.


Photographs capture a moment in time, speaking about everything from the quality of light, the action, or stillness of the moment, to telling a story. It is your perspective on that moment. And at the same time it can be the story from another person's experience. Whether you are interested in the work of photographers such as Ansel Adams and Galen Rowell, or street photographers such as Danny Lyon, Louis Stettner, Dorthea Lange and many other documentarians, or Annie Leibovitz and  Cindy Sherman who create whole characters, there is a voice that speaks to you in the images you are drawn to study. As you approach making an image or images to submit, think about what you want to convey to the viewers, what story do you want them to see?  Use your creative imagination as you think about what you want to photograph and what you choose to submit to this Call for Entries.

For more details about how to enter, see the complete PROSPECTUS HERE.

Artist Receptions

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Friday, October 11, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Other Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 7:00pm

Thank you to our sponsors!

Kenneth Meyers, Robert W. Baird & Co.
Platinum Sponsor


Viewpoint Photographic Art Center is the proud recipient of a SMAC Cultural Arts Award grant.

Individual Sponsorships
(Luminance Level & Above)

Diane Tempest

J.B. Jones

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