Twelve: The Play of Light (First Annual Juried Show)

Photography’s very name is light. Photographers have long known the magic of mysterious shadows, dust-speckled light beams, whirls of spinning artificial light, the simple elegance of reflection, and the powerful moods created by contrast.

The December 2009 exhibit is Viewpoint’s first annual juried show. Photographers from throughout northern California submitted their interpretations of the theme, The Play of Light, exploring photographic interpretations of captured, held, and translated light. Close to 400 photographs were entered from approximately 90 photographers; 96 images will be exhibited, some in our new adjoining gallery.

The show was juried by CSUS Professor Sharmon Goff, who selected first and second place winners (Nikki Pahl and Steve Arrison) and six honorable mentions (Ashley Knight, David Koerner, Roger Lieberman, S.J. Luke, Les Phillips, and Keri Wood).

This juried exhibit will be an annual tradition for Viewpoint. “Twelve” refers to the twelfth month among other whimsical connections. All of the entry fees, accepted works and awards are multiples of twelve. Viewpoint plans to hold Twelve each year in December with a different theme. Announcements will appear in late summer and entry times will be in early October. But first, come and enjoy this year's show!


First Place: Nikki Pahl, Mrs. Hunt at the Grand Union


Second Place: Steve Arrison, An Outstanding Egg


Honorable Mention: Ashley Knight, Sang 


Honorable Mention: David Koerner, Joy



Honorable Mention: Roger Lieberman, Titanium Wings


Honorable Mention: S.J. Luke, Into the Sun


Honorable Mention: Les Phillips, Artist's Window


Honorable Mention: Keri Wood, Wetlands


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

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