Exhibits Coming Soon

Kendall Isotalo: Quietude

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, Mar. 7 to Saturday, Apr. 1
Artist Reception (Member Event): 
Friday, Mar. 10
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
Saturday, Mar. 11
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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.”

Sara Friedlander: Birds of Im/Migration

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, Mar. 7 to Saturday, Apr. 1
Artist Reception (Member Event): 
Friday, Mar. 10
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
Saturday, Mar. 11
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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.

Jan Cordova Manzi: A Personal View

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, Mar. 7 to Saturday, Apr. 1
Artist Reception (Member Event): 
Friday, Mar. 10
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
Saturday, Mar. 11
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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.

Donald Satterlee and Michael Dunlavey: Italia Bella

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, Apr. 4 to Saturday, May. 6
Artist Reception (Member Event): 
Friday, Apr. 7
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
Saturday, Apr. 8
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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.

Frank Francis: Luminous Journeys—Old Asian Rivers

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, Apr. 4 to Saturday, May. 6
Artist Reception (Member Event): 
Friday, Apr. 7
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
Saturday, Apr. 8
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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.”

Susan Turner: Papua New Guinea: Themes from Village Life

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, May. 9 to Saturday, Jun. 3
Artist Reception (Member Event): 
Friday, May. 12
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
Saturday, May. 13
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Details to come.

Student Exhibit: Street Stories

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, May. 9 to Saturday, Jun. 3
Artist Reception (Member Event): 
Friday, May. 12
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
Saturday, May. 13
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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.

Jane Olin: Chemicals

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, Jun. 6 to Saturday, Jul. 1
Artist Reception (Member Event): 
Friday, Jun. 9
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
Saturday, Jun. 10
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Details to come.

Jerry Berry: Chi of Koi Koi/Smoke

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, Jun. 6 to Saturday, Jul. 1
Artist Reception (Member Event): 
Friday, Jun. 9
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
Saturday, Jun. 10
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Details to come.

Anna Skacel: Ethiopia

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, Jun. 6 to Saturday, Jul. 1
Artist Reception (Member Event): 
Friday, Jun. 9
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
Saturday, Jun. 10
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Details to come.

Members' Exhibit 2017

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, Jul. 4 to Saturday, Aug. 5
Artist Reception (Member Event): 
Friday, Jul. 7
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
Saturday, Jul. 8
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Call for Entries and other details to come.

Lorraine Castillo: No Butterflies

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, Aug. 8 to Saturday, Sep. 2
Artist Reception (Member Event): 
Friday, Aug. 11
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
Saturday, Aug. 12
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Details to come.

Jing Zhou: Ch’an Mind, Zen Mind

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, Aug. 8 to Saturday, Sep. 2
Artist Reception (Member Event): 
Friday, Aug. 11
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
Saturday, Aug. 12
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Details to come.

Ten Eyes: 6 Artists

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, Aug. 8 to Saturday, Sep. 2
Artist Reception (Member Event): 
Friday, Aug. 11
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
Saturday, Aug. 12
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Details to come.

Picturing the Parkway: Celebrating the American River Parkway in Photographs

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, Sep. 5 to Saturday, Oct. 7
Artist Reception (Member Event): 
Friday, Sep. 8
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
Saturday, Sep. 9
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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).

Charlotte Gibb: Mother Earth

Exhibit Dates: 
Tuesday, Sep. 5 to Saturday, Oct. 7
Artist Reception (Member Event): 
Friday, Sep. 8
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
2nd Saturday Opening (General Public): 
Saturday, Sep. 9
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Details to come.

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