Viewpoint Exhibit History

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 to Saturday, October 7, 2017

Considered a 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.

The exhibit will be open to all photographers and all photographic techniques. Visit the Call for Entries for this exhibit for details on how to submit (Entry Period: May 1 to July 29, 2017).

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 to Saturday, October 7, 2017

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 to Saturday, September 2, 2017

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 to Saturday, September 2, 2017

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 to Saturday, September 2, 2017

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017 to Saturday, August 5, 2017

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 to Saturday, July 1, 2017

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 to Saturday, July 1, 2017

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 to Saturday, July 1, 2017

What happens to us when we travel?  If we are lucky, we become transformed.  We do this by leaving the comfort of our home and making ourselves available to unfamiliar cultures and amazing new landscapes.  The adventure and the challenge of putting ourselves, however temporary, in another place or way of being, can transform any person who makes themselves available to such opportunities.  It can often invigorate our own way of seeing just how wonderful, precious and often times sad, life can really be.

Anna Skacel writes: “As a photographer, I am interested in expanding my horizons on this level.  There are few things more gratifying than stripping away the expectations of the day and replacing them with the unknown experiences of being immersed in another society’s existence… As a photographer, and fellow human being of planet Earth, I feel that if I can help to open up people’s eyes and minds to the amazing and different things that surround us, then I have managed to do some good in this world.  If I can pique the interest of the viewer as to what is happening in other cultures, and as a result, influence them is seeing the world as one diverse but amazing planet, then I have had a good day!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 to Saturday, June 3, 2017

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 to Saturday, June 3, 2017

Street Photography is all about telling a story. “The decisive moment” was a phrase coined by Henri Cartier-Bresson, one of the earliest practitioners of street photography. “The decisive moment” is when everything comes together in a perfect moment, and you hit the shutter. The essence of street photography is about documenting everyday life and society on the streets.

For this year's Student Exhibit, Viewpoint offers a juried exhibit titled Street Stories. The exhibit will run from May 9 to June 3, 2017.  The submission period opens on March 1, 2017 and closes at 5:00 pm on Saturday April 8, 2017. There are no entry fees and students may submit up to 3 images.  Cash awards will be offered for this exhibit: 1st Place: $150, 2nd Place: $100, 3rd Place: $75.

Check out the Call for Entries page and the Prospectus for full details.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 to Saturday, May 6, 2017

Please join us for a special Artists Reception and Fundraiser on Friday, April 7, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Guests will enjoy an array of Italian appetizers, luscious desserts, wine and beverages and live music. 

Tickets ($20) may be purchased online at the Viewpoint Store, or at the door.

There will also be a drawing ($5 per ticket, 5 for $25, 30 for $100). Prizes include: Bella Italia donated prints by Donald Satterlee and Michael Dunlavey and two gift certificates for 3 half-day Viewpoint Workshops of your choice.

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.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 to Saturday, May 6, 2017

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.”

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 to Saturday, April 1, 2017

Kendall Isotalo’s body of work Quietude examines the emotional space that can occur during a time when a perceived threat of loss and transition coexists with feelings of gratitude and hope. She has found that in his attempts to be fully present and aware, she is able to experience profound moments of stillness, quiet, and tranquility.

Isotalo’s photography is about capturing the balance and difference between moments that she perceives as tranquil and mysterious, versus those she finds more melancholy or uncertain. “I’ve always been aware of how these two very different ways of perceiving and responding can trigger emotions on a multi dimensional level,” she says. “I’m also interested in negative space in the sense of what is invisible or unknown and how that can create imaginary or altered realities. I combine old family photos, as well as other photos that I may find at thrift stores, with new images, placing myself in most of them. I use old images not as a way of staying stuck in the past, but rather as a way of honoring, understanding and preserving it. In many ways, I feel that I’m breathing new life into old photographs, keeping the past alive.”

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 to Saturday, April 1, 2017

Sara Friedlander has created a series of three-dimensional mixed media visual narratives to honor courageous women, who left their homeland and their families, often under great duress, and traveled to America to start a new life. Most of them spoke no English; holding steadfast to their hopes for a brighter future, they faced daunting challenges in order to establish themselves in this new world. She has collected vintage portraits as well as images in the public domain (taken either in photographic studios or on the street during the first quarter of the 1900's) and then, using Photoshop, digitally combined them with her own photographs (landscapes, birds, trees, architecture) and tied them together with paint.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 to Saturday, April 1, 2017

Jan Manzi enjoys photographing a range of man-made and natural subjects — often abstracting or isolating them in a way to bring attention to things that might not ordinarily be noticed. As she says, “I find myself responding to the wonderful play of light and shadow that can transform the appearance of a building, a forgotten object, a plant, or a rock.” Sometimes the results are a bit quirky, which can cause viewers to say “what is that?”… followed by surprise at how there can be a quiet beauty in so much that surrounds them, if they only take a little time to look and see.

Jan Manzi first became interested in photography in college when she was able to learn the basics of working in a traditional darkroom and photographing a wide range of subjects. She began large format work after attending her first photography workshop, the Owens Valley Photography Workshop with Ray MacSavaney, John Sexton and Bruce Barnbaum as instructors. Inspired by the work of the instructors and Brett Weston, who welcomed participants to his home, Jan began to see things differently. Using a view camera helped her slow down and to pay more attention to how light can change textures and shapes. Most of Manzi’s work is with a 4x5 view camera and some with a 6x7 medium format camera.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 to Saturday, March 4, 2017

Street photographers Casey LeClair and John Hernandez share the Main Gallery for this candid and striking exhibit of street photography. Casey’s images are in black and white, contrasted by John's color photos. Together they provide a broad spectrum of what street photography can be. Each photographer has a distinct style and way of looking at their surroundings. From the ironic to the gritty, this exhibit offers a slice of reality from two distinctly different viewpoints.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 to Saturday, March 4, 2017

Mark Coggins is both an author and photographer.  His images have been used to illustrate his own novels as well as the books of other writers, notably Patricia Cornwell’s Red Mist (end papers) and Roland Barthes’s A Lover's Discourse: Fragments (cover photograph). Most of his photographs are street scenes from cities throughout the world. “I seek to capture people interacting or engaged in a representative activity,” he says. “I hope my work conveys the energy, communal bonds, and in some cases, inherent mystery and alienation of urban life.”

Originally, Coggins used photography to document places he wanted to describe in his books. Then he hit upon the idea of including the photos he was taking in the books. Later, he began to alter the plot of his books to have an excuse to include photos he liked that didn’t have a reference to an existing scene. Now he “moves fluidly between writing and photography, doing both pretty much at the same time.”

Look at his image Zoltar Gets a Shove.  Why is the woman in the photograph pushing the fortune-telling machine through the street?  What brought her to that instant in her life? If Zoltar were to talk, what would he say? These are questions that the viewer asks and then finds herself creating a story to explain.  Coggins’s images portray more than just an instant in time. Somehow, with his writer’s sensibility, he is able to capture a moment that evokes a bigger story—a story redolent with humor and compassion.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 to Saturday, February 4, 2017

The term that most accurately describes Don Manderson’s current work is Simultaneity. This refers to the simultaneous and insistent nature of the daily sensory experience in an increasingly technical society. This phenomenon is exemplified by society’s constant efforts to leverage the human capacity for concurrent processing of a range of sensory stimuli within social interaction, advertising, entertainment and journalism. Simultaneity is employed in Don's digital montage and video pieces for delivery of personal commentary and aesthetic expression in a manner congruent with the observer’s daily sensory experience.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 to Saturday, February 4, 2017

Utility wires span fields where a neighborhood disappeared. Gutters and garbage pile knee high in front of a burnt-out duplex. A fire hydrant serves a lonely house on a city block. The residential streets of Detroit are in the midst of rapid change with no end in sight. At night, photographer Bill Schwab travels areas in a fast state of flux, finding large swathes of ruralization and deterioration against a backdrop of skies dramatic in color and mood. Street lights, porch lights, window lights, bridge lights, moonlight shine quietly. During the day, the most aggressive blight removal program in the nation bulldozes its way up and down the streets. In its tracks: ghosts of what was and a spirit that hangs on.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 to Saturday, January 7, 2017

This year marks Viewpoint Gallery’s 25th anniversary. For this milestone year Viewpoint’s annual juried exhibit, TWELVE, invites submissions that express the relationship between photography and time. Time, of course, is in photography’s tools. Shutter speeds that split a second into amazingly small fractions and “B” – the 19th century carry over abbreviation that puts the photographer in control of the length of time the shutter is open. Time is also in the language used to express photography’s ideas like the much sought “decisive moment” and memories that are held suspended in time like visual fossils. Time for photography is the frozen collision of the instant and also the on-going ooze of long exposures of traffic or wind or the Milky Way. In fact, all photographs are time exposures of longer or shorter durations. Photography is the record of seasons, growth, decay, memories, the past always present yet always past, and dreams. And what of the time spent planning a photograph, then waiting, watching. Or the time after making the initial exposures spent editing, combining, reimagining. Chair time. Time is certainly ever present in photography. This year's TWELVE: It’s About Time.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016 to Saturday, December 3, 2016

Hans Gindlesberger's exhibit I’m in the Wrong Film is a consideration of our troubled relationship to the marginal places that exist in the national landscape. The title of the series is a colloquialism used to indicate a speaker’s disorientation in regard to physical surroundings that have taken on a disconcerting, fictitious quality. In this series of staged and performative photographs, the experience of individual dislocation the phrase describes is applied more broadly, in articulating the collective loss of identity that permeates the rural and post-industrial landscape of America.

Presented as a constellation of narrative fragments, each photograph manifests the shared psychology between a transient character and constructed environments suggestive of Middle America. The character, wandering with alternating senses of desire and reticent detachment amid his surroundings, is an extension of a place no longer able to sustain itself.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 to Saturday, December 3, 2016

Saying “hola” (‘greetings’ in Spanish) causes your face muscles to move upward in an openly welcoming manner. “Baja” is the land of the beating sun where dust clings to your body like a cheap price sticker and the colors vibrate to distract you from the surrounding hardships. Ingrid Lundquist’s images capture the inner strength of the people as they go about their daily lives, under challenging circumstances, in a less than pristine environment. Hola Baja speaks to the rich texture of this land and the spirit of its people

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 to Friday, November 4, 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.”

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 to Friday, November 4, 2016

Silent Auction Party: Saturday Nov. 5, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Details and tickets here.

Featuring an exhibit of carefully selected prints from Viewpoint’s personal collection as well as donations by some of the country's most noted photographers.

The October exhibit at Viewpoint Photographic Art Center in the Main Gallery will include an extensive display of the prints available for purchase at Viewpoint's annual Art Auction Fundraiser and Exhibition—entitled Collectors Edition 2016. Prints from local, regional, national, and international photographers will be exhibited, bid on, and sold in this year’s Auction.

Visit the Auction Event Page for full details on this event, including a link to the on-line Store, which houses the gallery of images that will be for sale at the event on November 5th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The annual auction of fine art photography is the centerpiece of Viewpoint’s fundraising efforts, enabling the organization to continue to build its outreach, education and exhibit programs.

Artists who have prints included in this year’s auction include: Wynn Bullock, Roman Loranc, Ruth Bernhard, Mark Citret, Charles Farmer, Gordon Hutchings, Gene Kennedy, Roberta Bailey, John Hennessy, Ryuijie, Joan Gentry, John Wimberley, and many more. All images will be online in the Viewpoint Store by mid-September.

 

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