Calls for entries: Silver Anniversary Members' Exhibit and 2016 Student Exhibit

Viewpoint Photographic Art Center invites submissions for this year's Silver Anniversary Members' Exhibit. The entry period is May 13 through May 28, 2016. The Exhibit will run from July 6 through August 6, 2016. See the Call for Entries page and download the prospectus for full details and the entry form!

Viewpoint Photographic Art Center ALSO invites all high school and college students of photography to submit photographs taken in national or state parks or other protected lands for this year's Student Exhibit: National Treasures. The entry period is May 7 through July 16, 2016. The Exhibit will run from August 9 through September 3, 2016. See the Call for Entries page and download the prospectus for full details and the entry form!  Please note: the Prospectus was updated on May 15 (new address for sending the digital file).

Four Generations of Weston: Black and White — Edward • Brett • Kim • Zach

In the Main Gallery, April 6 – June 4, 2016

Edward Weston once wrote:

My work-purpose, my theme, can most clearly be stated as the recognition, recording and presentation of the interdependence, the relativity if all things – the universality of basic form . . . In a single day’s work within a radius of a mile, I might discover and record the skeleton of a bird, a blossoming fruit tree, a cloud, a smokestack; each of these being only a part of the whole, but each – in itself – becoming a symbol of the whole, of life.

This unequaled vision of photography resonates throughout Edward Weston’s work and that of his family who continue an artistic a legacy that remains vibrant today.

In the work of Brett Weston, we see a deep contemplation of form and through his classic sharp focused contrast we are witness to a master of abstraction.

In the photography of Kim Weston we see generations of photographic acumen and tradition and a versatile style which becomes adaptable and transcendent to every subject, nude and setting.

In the images of Zach Weston we are able to witness a new perspective in abstraction formed from the intuitive Weston ability to present a subtle story in profound ways which honor his family’s legacy yet looking intently to the future.





Douglas Herr: Wildlife Explored

In the Step Up Gallery, May 11 – June 4, 2016

Wildlife photographer Douglas Herr seeks partnership with the animals he photographs. He spends the time needed to allow an animal to become comfortable in his presence. This allows the animal to relax and often allows him to use use shorter lenses than are customary for wildlife photography. This in turn allows in the photograph a sense of the animal's preferred habitat. In the ideal photograph, the animal is fully aware of and comfortable with his presence.



Viewpoint turns 25 this year!

As the only non-profit arts organization in the Sacramento region dedicated to advancing the art of photography through its services, education and gallery exhibits, we hope you will join us in celebrating this milestone. We have two parties planned in April and October (details to follow in the coming months), as well as a special members exhibit in July entitled: Silver Linings.

So please join us as we celebrate the art of photography!

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