Viewpoint Exhibit History

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 to Saturday, May 7, 2022

 

For Photography Month Sacramento, Viewpoint Photographic Art Center is sponsoring an open call exhibit for April 2022 to be shown in the main gallery.

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 to Saturday, May 7, 2022

 

OPEN CALL: Viewpoint Photographic Art Center invites all college and high school students of photography to submit photographs for an exhibition at Viewpoint Photographic Art Center’s Step Up Gallery. This exhibition, entitled The Humor Around Us, will run from April 6, 2022 to May 7, 2022 in conjunction with the Photography Month, which is happening region-wide throughout April 2022.

AWARDS
First, Second and Third Place winners will receive cash awards in the amount of $150, $100 and $75 respectively.  All students who are accepted for the exhibition will receive a free one-year Viewpoint membership.

MORE INFORMATION AND PROSPECTUS

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 02, 2022 Entry period ends at midnight.

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 to Saturday, April 2, 2022
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 to Saturday, April 2, 2022
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 to Saturday, April 2, 2022
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 to Saturday, March 5, 2022

 

A photograph is an artifact of a moment as well as a metaphor. It is a symbol of something that is real as well as expressive. The metaphor in this exhibit is the feeling of solitude and peacefulness of winter landscapes. Even though the prints are literal scenes of minimalist winter landscapes, they are imbued with emotion.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 to Saturday, March 5, 2022

 

Rodney Thompson lives in the eastern Sierra, a sacred place where he finds solace and rejuvenation, immersed in the natural beauty of the area. He spends his time hiking along splashing mountain streams, ascending up high elevations to repose by alpine meadows and lakes, marveling at precipitous granite spires rising majestically above him, and basking in the vastness of desert spaces.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 to Saturday, March 5, 2022

 

Living in California, with its diverse landscapes and environments, provides endless opportunities for enjoying landscape and nature photography.  For John Romie, a hike with his camera in the hills near his home, or during travels throughout the state, are favored adventures.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022 to Saturday, February 5, 2022
ONLINE GALLERY AND SALES

Cultures in Transition gives viewers the opportunity to broaden their thinking and be transported to a world beyond their own. The lives captured in these images showcase cultural diversity while exploring the aesthetics of disappearance. Geir Jordahl, True North Editions publisher writes: “Oliver Klink's pictures are dreams manifest – they become representations of our past, present, and future. His photographs are of exotic places and people, yet they connect deeply to what it means to be human. They are about survival. They are about hope. They are about the Spirit, Heart, and Soul in us all.”

Wednesday, January 5, 2022 to Saturday, February 5, 2022
ONLINE GALLERY AND SALES

Art is a personal endeavor. One’s expression is empowered by the illusion of security that comes with exploring in the dark of night. Stealing away after dark, Geo seeks unique visions while others may be indoors reading by a lamp or dining with friends bathed in chandelier light. The dark world outside is alive and awaiting engagement.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 to Saturday, January 1, 2022

ONLINE GALLERY AND SALES

Join us for a special Artists Reception on Sunday, Dec. 12th from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. to celebrate this annual holiday exhibit and to hand out award checks and recognition.

For more than a decade, Viewpoint has celebrated the the holiday season and the month of December with our popular open-call exhibit TWELVE. This year's theme is Closer Encounters. Moving in for acloser look can bring new perspectives and awareness, particularly relevant in these changing times. Over 375 images were submitted to the open call--one of the highest entry rates in the exhibits history. We are very please to bring you this introspective exhibit for your holiday viewing. Please join us at the gallery in December for a closer look at some truly stunning photographic art.

Photo: Nancy Chadwich©Peek
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 to Saturday, December 4, 2021
ONLINE GALLERY AND SALES

Viewpoint is honored to present the images of two regional photographers whose work spans decades. The creativity and passion of both photographers is evident when you look at the body of work. Mohr's black and white images, all printed by him, include an array of subject matter from still life to architectural and abstract. Paul was a very talented photographer and printer using is own darkroom to develop the images in the exhibit. Gene Crowe's works offers a range of style and printing techniques from color on art paper to black and white. Gene's work was exhibit throughout the region and includes several large collections. This exhibits provides samples from several of these collections.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 to Saturday, December 4, 2021
ONLINE GALLERY AND SALES

The Sierra Camera Club sees its purpose as sustaining and promoting the art and science of photography as a vehicle for communication, appreciation for the large and small wonders of the world, mutual learning, and skills development. To this end, the club meets monthly to socialize and conduct competitions among members judged by highly credentialed photographers offering constructive critique in the categories of nature, landscape, travel, creative and general photography.

 

 

Image: Lupine Lady at Sunset, Gert van Ommering

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 to Saturday, November 6, 2021
ONLINE ART SALE GALLERY

HELP US KEEP A GOOD THING GOING--The final stretch!

HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE:

1.) Oct. 27 at noon - Nov. 6 5 P.M.--The final selection of remaining prints have been reduced by 25% or more, this is the final price.

2.) Print Pick-up Party and Final Sales! Your final opportunity to purchase an Art Sale print at an amazing price and take it home that day! On Sat. Nov. 6th all unsold prints will remain on the wall until 5 p.m. and may be purchased at the 25% discount. Any one who purchased a print earlier in the sale may pick it up on Nov. 6th also from noon to 5 p.m.

Please consider participating in this year's Art Sale Fundraiser to help Viewpoint and to introduce some beautiful new art into your living space.

Special THANK YOU to all the Portfolio Artists who donated a print to the sale--we couldn't do it without you!

Image credit & Auction Item: Jock Sturges, Marine, The End of Summer #2, 1987 SOLD

 

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 to Saturday, November 6, 2021
ONLINE GALLERY & SALES

Aaron Vizzini is a wilderness landscape photographer who finds inspiration in the places he hikes. It's not road signs that direct him but rather trail markers; a dirt path has often been his guide to the places he visits.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 to Saturday, October 2, 2021
 
ONLINE GALLERY AND SALES

Growing up in Jerry Takigawa’s family, when anyone spoke of camp, they weren’t referring to a pine-scented summer retreat; they were referring to the WWII American concentration camps sanctioned by Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066. Enlisting memory, old family photographs, and the history of the Japanese American diaspora, Takigawa gained a new appreciation for the struggles his family endured. Balancing Cultures represents his personal expression and interpretation of the emotions, insights, and deep collective acceptance of the political and social injustices unexpressed by his immigrant grandparents and American-born parents. In Balancing Cultures, he interprets how it felt to endure economic loss, the pain of prejudice and imprisonment, and the repercussions of re-integration into post-war America.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 to Saturday, October 2, 2021

ONLINE GALLERY AND SALES

A mandala is a geometric configuration of symbols, images or shapes. Various spiritual practitioners employ mandalas as a guidance tool to focus their attention, to establish sacred spaces and as an aid for meditation and trance induction. In “New Age”, the mandala is a diagram, chart or geometric pattern that represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically: a time-microcosm of the universe. It originally represented wholeness and a model for the organizational structure of life itself; a cosmic diagram that shows the relation to the infinite and the world that extends beyond and within minds and bodies (source: Wikipedia).

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 to Saturday, September 4, 2021

 

ONLINE GALLERY AND SALES

Anita Rama’s imagery reflects the beauty and connection that she feels with the natural world. For this project, Rama honed in on the details of individual cactus plants. Focusing on color, shape, and water marks, she engaged in an intimate conversation with her subjects and created a series of abstract images that provide a remarkably aquatic vision of the desert landscape.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 to Saturday, September 4, 2021

 

ONLINE GALLERY AND SALES

Anne Miller’s photographs transform extracts of our everyday world into an explosion of abstract color. Drawing upon her interest in computing and photography, she reimagines fabricated objects and organic materials. Guided by shape, color and texture, Miller creates vivid works that invite the viewer to admire their beauty and contemplate their complexity.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 to Saturday, September 4, 2021

 

ONLINE GALLERY AND SALES

Henry Paine has been influenced strongly by the black and white photography of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and Brett Weston, but it was Don Worth’s stunning images of succulent and other plants that he first saw in 1973 that opened his eyes to their beauty. Since that time he has been fascinated with photographing plants himself. In 1980 he began making yearly trips to the Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino, CA where he spent many hours primarily in the Desert Garden with occasional forays into the more lush areas of Huntington Estate.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 to Saturday, August 7, 2021

 

This year, Viewpoint's annual Members' Exhibit open call closed early due to popular demand. In years past the show came very close to a full house, but this year it closed before the June 19th deadline becasue the entry count had been achieved. The annual open calll is for the first 100 member entries, giving each member the opportunity to select their favorite piece of work to share with the community. Its encouraging and exciting to see such a strong response to this very popular exhibit.

So please, take an afternoon in July to come to the gallery and check out the diversity and photographic range of Viewpoint members' work.

 

Spin: Agnes Alfano

Thursday, June 10, 2021 to Saturday, July 3, 2021

 

This series of 25 images focuses on a specific aspect of the Urban Landscape, exteriors of multiple grouped buildings, mostly commercial, with minimal surrounding context. These compositions intend to transform stark geometries into abstract surfaces revealing new and unexpected perspectives. The mathematical relationships among the buildings, the collisions of lines, the confusions of space and depth, the visual interactions of several structures at once, all are spellbinding.

Richard Greene's background as a musician has him interpreting architectural forms and their intersections as music, full of harmonies, counterpoint, fugue and cross rhythms, all captured in steel, brick, glass and concrete. Often this subject is shot as far back as possible to get the whole object in the frame. His abstractive approach hopes to create a temporary optical illusion of captivating lines and patterns, the image being only part of the world it extends into after the eye leaves the photo. His favorite images are the ones that at first the viewers don’t quite know what they are seeing.

Thursday, June 10, 2021 to Saturday, July 3, 2021

This work is a personal exploration of the work of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. Guadi was the principal practitioner of a architectural period known as Modernisme. My goal is not to catalog this work but to react to it and enjoy it.

Gaudi, who died almost 100 years ago, worked in Catalonia, mostly in Barcelona. Modernisme largely died with him except for a large church which is not yet finished. Many did not mourn Modernisme; others pine for it. Millions visit Barcelona just to see it.

Gaudi’s work is very organic with many obvious references to bones, plants etc. Those who lived in his houses (some still do) must need an infusion of Dramamine to stay upright. The floors are the only things remotely in a plane. Gaudi’s work is bizarre or whimsical or gaudy or eccentric or genius. You pick.

John Hennessy states his goal is to reduce a subject to its essence, or make a new thing of it. Correctly or completely showing a man-made object or a scene is not as interesting to him as using a subject’s structure, texture and space to emphasize one or two crucial elements.

Thursday, June 10, 2021 to Saturday, July 3, 2021

 

"Clouds in the Church," by Time Messick

After many years photographing building exteriors and interiors at Bodie, Tim Messick felt there wasn't much new or different to capture there. Then he realized that by embracing the window reflections he had been struggling to exclude from his images, he could bring surprising new depth and complexity to his compositions. That was a breakthrough for Messick, not just in image-making, but also in how he explores and experiences the place.  Now he looks for reflections to include in his images deliberately — by carefully composing them in-camera, then balancing light, shadow, and contrast in post-processing. He hopes that these moody "found collages" — with multiple layers of foreground, background, and reflection — may provoke a different kind of reflection, on the past, present, and future of this once famously boisterous mining town.

Thursday, May 13, 2021 to Sunday, August 1, 2021

 

In recognition of the 30th Anniversary of Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, the Crocker Art Museum is exhibiting sixty-eight photographs created by Viewpoint members. The photographs illustrate a range of interests, spectrum of subjects, variety in techniques, and creative explorations of photographic print media among Viewpoint members.

 

Images L to R: Casey LeClair "Renaming Renderville" | Marc Vayssieres "Hanging On the Wall" | Gary Wagner "Swirling Seas"

Pages

Thank you to our sponsors!


Kenneth Meyers
Meyers Investment Group of Baird

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

 

 


Shop on Amazon? Use this link to support us while shopping!

 

Connect with us on Facebook!