In April, Viewpoint presents a stunning exhibit of images by Donald Satterlee and Michael Dunlavey entitled: Italia Bella.

Michael Dunlavey has been enthralled with Italy for a long time. He is drawn to the rich patina, textures, and reflections found at every turn in the backstreets and canals of Venice. Whether shooting intimate details or capturing the power and magnificence of ancient buildings, the contours of century old vinyards, or the landscapes of Tuscany, Chianti, and Umbria, he has created lasting images that convey the haunting beauty of the country. “Searching for something new to shoot on early morning walks energizes all my senses and makes me feel alive.”

Donald Satterlee’s images were taken in Venice, Tuscany, and many small villages around Northern Italy. In 2008 Satterlee started a personal project entitled Fogscapes. “Shooting photos on a drizzly foggy morning is a very peaceful and ethereal experience. It is my hope that viewing the images conveys that peace and calm.” After researching when Italy was most likely to have fog, Donald made two trips there in January in 2013 and 2014. “There were very few tourists, and securing a room was easy and better yet, several mornings were very foggy.” In an effort to create an “old postcard” feel, many photos have been converted to black and white, split toned, then textures and faint borders composited over the images.

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In April, member photographer, Frank Francis shares his private view of Southeast Asia through a series of story telling images, which are both emotionally compelling and stunning in composition. His process includes seeking out remote places, which provide access to people who are not so much a part of our modern digital world, who therefore tend to react differently to the camera. He finds capturing the right moment easier when people have been minimally exposed to other photographers.

Frank Francis says, “My goal is to seek lives within lives, the undertones, the fragments of lives bathed in mystery—an exceedingly difficult task. Another goal is to combine light, composition and moment to tell a story with truth and some drama in it. The long trips on waterways in Assam, Bangladesh, and Myanmar have allowed a silent platform to witness the unchanged rhythms of lives where daily tasks can take on memorable beauty enhanced by the water and the sky. Another goal has been to photograph the intensity and beauty of spiritual life often amplified by transcendence and symbolism.”

Call for Entries—2017 Members' Exhibit

ENTRY PERIOD: May 12 – June 3 (5:00 pm), 2017

EXHIBIT DATES: July 5 – August 5, 2017

Each year Viewpoint Photographic Art Center celebrates the outstanding artistic talents and creativity of its members by hosting an annual member’s exhibit.  All current Viewpoint members are invited to submit one of their photographs for display.  New work that has not been displayed previously at Viewpoint or other galleries is preferred.  Submissions are not limited to a particular theme or form of photography. The exhibit will showcase the members’ wide variety of photographic interests.

Visit the Call for Entries page and the Prospectus for full details.


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.

Artist Receptions

Friday, May 12, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Friday, May 12, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Friday, June 9, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Friday, June 9, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Friday, June 9, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Friday, July 7, 2017 -
5:30pm to 9:00pm

Other Upcoming Events

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 12:00pm to Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 5:00pm
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 7:00pm

Thank you to our sponsors!

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


Individual Sponsorships
(Luminance Level & Above)

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