Over the years, field trips sponsored by Viewpoint Gallery have inspired photographers to interpret, study, record, and reinterpret static and dynamic elements of the natural and manmade worlds that partially define Northern California.
This exhibit presents distinctive features belonging to sites of historical significance, recorded alongside spontaneous beauty captured in outdoor environments. The destinations for these excursions have included Preston Castle in Ione, Knight Foundry and Machine Shop of Sutter Creek, Bodie State Historic Park in Mono County, the Cosumnes River Preserve near Galt, and Mare Island Historic Park (a former Naval base and shipyard) in Vallejo.
On display in the Step Up Gallery are 32 images created and printed by members of Viewpoint Photographic Art Center. Each photographer has captured light, recorded detail, studied shape, or analyzed form using his or her preferred photographic technique. Whether color or black and white, gelatin silver or archival pigment processing, the mediums are as varied as the subject matter. Viewpoint Field Trips presents an impressive repertoire of creative images portraying subjects important to the greater region.
This exhibit is a juried selection of images by many different photographers celebrating over one decade of Viewpoint Photographic Art Center sponsored field trips. Of the thirty-two photographs selected for inclusion in this exhibit, three received special recognition and were awarded with First, Second, and Third place designations.
First Place – Partially Painted Wall, Mare Island, California, awarded to Henry Paine
Second Place – Crane Detail, Knight Foundry, Sutter Creek, California, awarded to George and JoAnn Aiello
Third Place – Frozen Light, awarded to Judy Yemma