The annual Viewpoint Members’ Exhibit, a long-time tradition at Viewpoint, is always exciting for the quality and range of photographic art it showcases. Because it gives all Viewpoint members an opportunity to showcase one image of their choosing, the exhibit highlights the diversity of techniques, approaches, and personal visions in our photographic community.

Over the years, the Members’ Exhibit has reflected the general shift from traditional to digital techniques, but Viewpoint members continue to explore methods such as traditional black-and-white darkroom printing, alternative processes such as platinum/palladium and van dyke printing, hand coloring, digital compositing, and hybrid traditional/digital processes as methods for their creative expression through photography. The overall quality of the work makes the Members’ Exhibit an inspiration for photographers and a testament to the vitality of Viewpoint Photographic Art Center.



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Call for Entries—Picturing the Parkway: Celebrating the American River Parkway in Photographs

ENTRY PERIOD: June 1 through July 29, 2017

EXHIBIT DATES: September 7 through October 7, 2017

Viewpoint announced this open exhibition a year in advance to encourage all interested photographers to explore the richness of the American River Parkway in all seasons and weathers. The time to submit your entries is now here!

Considered the 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.

To celebrate this "jewel of the Sacramento region", Viewpoint Photographic Art Center is planning a major photographic exhibit in the autumn of 2017. Entitled Picturing the Parkway: Celebrating the American River Parkway in Photographs, the exhibit will feature a juried selection of photographs made within the American River Parkway. The exhibit is open to all photographers and all photographic techniques.

The Entry Period is now open!

Details are on the Call For Entries page.



Call for Proposals—Solo and Group Exhibits in 2018

ENTRY PERIOD: Now through August 19, 2017

Viewpoint Photographic Art Center is now accepting proposals for solo and group exhibitions for January–December, 2018. Exhibits in the Main Gallery will generally run for a 4 week period, but may be longer. Exhibits in the Step Up Gallery, which is reserved for members of Viewpoint only (you must be a current member to submit a proposal), will also run for approximately four weeks. Exhibits run concurrently in both galleries, with new exhibits opening during the second week of each month.

Please visit the Call for Proposals page for additional information and then log in to EntryThingy for complete details and forms for uploading your images and other information. All proposals must be made using EntryThingy online submissions. The deadline for submissions is Saturday, August 19, 2017.

We look forward to seeing your submissions!

Workshops and Fieldtrips

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 7:00pm
Type: Workshop
Wed, 08/23/2017 - 7:00pm
Type: Workshop
Sat, 08/26/2017 - 9:00am
Type: Workshop
Sun, 09/17/2017 - 8:00am
Type: Workshop
Sat, 09/23/2017 - 9:00am
Type: Workshop

Artist Receptions

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Friday, August 11, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Friday, August 11, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Friday, October 13, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Other Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 7:00pm

Thank you to our sponsors!

Kenneth Meyers, Robert W. Baird & Co.
Platinum Sponsor


Individual Sponsorships
(Luminance Level & Above)

Diane Tempest

J.B. Jones

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