Roxanne Bull: The Spirit of Women Warriors

In the Step Up Gallery, October 5 – November 5, 2016

Probably for the majority of people the word warrior evokes images of the male gender. Yet throughout history women have been thrust into positions of leadership and conflict, rising to the challenge, either alongside men as equals, or in many cases, even better than their male counterparts. Generally it has been men who have written the histories of the world. The heroic actions of women, with rare exceptions, have been inadvertently or intentionally omitted or diminished.

This photographic project seeks to remind all of us that what makes a warrior is inner spirit and strength, not outward gender. Rocky Bull’s subjects are not new heroes, but instead individuals from history who deserve to be recognized alongside and with the same reverence as their male counterparts.  “The photographs of the women that I have chosen are not meant to be imitation portraits of the real persons involved as the actual figures are long deceased. Rather, my work is intended to invoke the collective as well as the unique aspects of the warrior spirit of each of the women shown.”



Picturing the Parkway (Call for Entries)

An Early Call for Entries—Picturing the Parkway: Celebrating the American River Parkway in Photographs

ENTRY PERIOD: May 1 to July 29, 2017

EXHIBIT DATES: September 2017

Viewpoint is announcing this open exhibition a year in advance to encourage all interested photographers to explore the richness of the American River Parkway in all seasons and weathers.

Considered the blueprint for urban parks across the U.S., the 4,900-acre American River Parkway extends along the Lower American River for 23 miles, from Folsom Dam to Discovery Park at the confluence with the Sacramento River. Combining conservation with scenic beauty, abundant wildlife, and a wide range of recreational opportunities, the Parkway hosts more than 5 million visitors annually. The Parkway also provides a wealth of photographic opportunities in all seasons of the year.

To celebrate this "jewel of the Sacramento region", Viewpoint Photographic Art Center is planning a major photographic exhibit in the autumn of 2017. Entitled Picturing the Parkway: Celebrating the American River Parkway in Photographs, the exhibit will feature a juried selection of photographs made within the American River Parkway. The exhibit is open to all photographers and all photographic techniques.

So get out there and start taking pictures! Details on the Call For Entries page.

Viewpoint turns 25 this year!

As the only non-profit arts organization in the Sacramento region dedicated to advancing the art of photography through its services, education and gallery exhibits, we hope you will join us in celebrating this milestone.

So please join us as we celebrate the art of photography!

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