News and Events
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In 2014 I was honored to have a one-man exhibit called Western Light: A Point of View at the beautiful Lumière Gallery in Atlanta. As part of this show, Barbara Naden produced a beautiful short video about me and my work. We visited the Gallery and I gave two talks about my work and the extension of photography to include both hard-copy and electronic books. I am pround to be represented by Lumière in the Atlanta region.
I participated in two shows in 2012: The first was a group show at the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite Valley which ran from May 14, 2012 through July 1, 2012. I had four images in the show and enjoyed excellent sales.
The second show was in my home town of Los Gatos, at the Los Gatos Art Museum at 4th and Tate.
This new photography exhibition at the Art Museum of Los Gatos included 21 of my landscapes, including this wall of five 36x48 inch works. This was a three-person show called Point of View- Landscape Interpreted. The other two artists, Gage Opdenbrouw and Kim Lordier, are exhibiting beautiful landscape paintings.
The Exhibition started on June 14 and the Opening Reception was on Saturday, 23 June at 4pm. I hope all of you can join Barbara and I at the Reception. The Museum is located at 4 Tait Avenue, at Main Street, near downtown Los Gatos. There is a Catalog of the show available for sale at the opening and here.
In March 2011, I served as a preliminary juror for the 2011 Kellicutt International Photo Contest which is based at the Coastal Arts League in Half Moon Bay, CA. I saw a lot of new and exciting work!
I am pleased to announce a two-man show with Charles Cramer. Our show The Landscape: Master and Apprentice opened on Jan 29 and will close in September. The gallery is in the Institute for Western Civilization in Cupertino, CA, at 10060 Bubb Road, Cupertino, CA 95014 (just west of Stevens Creek and CA 85). This exhibit demonstrates two styles of seeing the landscape: one from the perspective of Charles Cramer, well-known as a master photographer and printmaker and a student of Ansel Adams and other icons of photography; the second from myself, relatively new to professional photography but having the benefit of learning from Charles Cramer. Charles and I have taught and made photographs together for many years. Our opening reception at the Institute ocurred on Saturday, Jan 29, 2011 and we had a nice turnout. Thanks to all that attended!
If you wish to view the above exhibit after the opening, the Institute is open 10-6 Monday-Friday; call in advance (408) 864-4060 to confirm before you come over.
My image Twins taken in Nortern Arizona was chosen by National Geographic as Photo of the Day in August, 2010. Here is your free wallpaper of this image.
Please see updated dates for our 2011 Silicon Valley Workshop schedule.
My has been chosen to decorate the main lobby of a prominent office building called Santa Clara Towers in Santa Cara, CA near US 101. The client chose nine large images to decorate the lobby wall which is almost 18 feet in height.
My work was on exhibit at the Viewpoint Photographic Art Center in Sacramento. Here is an archive of Viewpoint's announcement. The one-man exhibit was named Natural Designs, and it ran October through November, 2010. A Member's Reception was held on Friday, October 8th, followed by a public gallery opening on October 9th. The public opening was concurrent with Sacramento's "Second Saturday" event, which is intended as a monthly city-wide art event. Approximately 1000 people came by and made a number of purchases. Please see my artist statement and bio.
My image Lake with flax and red gum trees was selected by the Smithsonian Institute to be hung in an exhibit of winners of their 7th Annual Photo Contest. The exhibit will be in the Smithsonian Institution's famous first Building, called "the Castle". The exhibit will be in place from July 1, 2010 through February 28, 2011. Over 1 Million people toured last year's photography exhibit in the same venue.
My image Wave, Mt. Whitney was selected to hang in the Kellicut International Juried Exhibition at the Coastal Arts League Museum in Half Moon Bay, CA, starting on June 11, 2010.
My images Airflow and Near Area 51 were selected to hang in the Open Statewide Juried Exhibition at the Los Gatos Art Association Museum at 4 Tait Avenue off Main Street near downtown Los Gatos.
My image Lake with flax and red gum trees has been selected as one of the 50 finalists in the Smithsonian Institute's 7th Annual Photo Contest. There were 50,000 entries. The winner will be chosen by popular vote. I'd like to thank all of you who voted "early and often" for my entry. We'll find out later this year how I fared.
Charles Cramer gave a lecture at the Center for Photographic Art in nearby Carmel, CA on Saturday, February 6 at 2pm. The subject of the lecture was "Interpreting the Image"; it was informative and inspirational. Bill Atkinson and Jim Kasson of CPA put in "cameo" appearances in the discussion of color theory. After the discussion on color theory, Charles gave a number of examples - using his own images- of methods to improve images based upon the principles of color theory.
Five of my images, Moonset, Swirl, Conundrum, Morning Fog, Yellowstone, and Twins were selected to hang in a corporate exhibit at Harmonic, Inc. at 549 Baltic Way in Sunnyvale, CA.
Two of my images, Moonscape and Whitney Wave have been selected to hang at Axis, San Jose's newest high-rise condo tower for a show through February 2010. You can check out the art installation 2-5pm daily at Axis, 38 N. Almaden, San Jose.
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My image Sunrise, Dunes, Death Valley has been accepted into the permanent collection of Courtside Club in Los Gatos, CA.
I have joined the Board of the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA. The Center has a long and rich tradition of photographic excellence, starting with the establishment of the Friends of Photography 1n 1967. FOP included Ansel Adams, Brett Weston, Wynn Bullock, and Morley Baer. The Center's Gallery space is one of the longest-lived, independent, non-profit galleries in the world. The board members have changed over the past 42 years, but the intent and direction continues to define and expand photography as an art form.
I am excited to help continue to build the Center into a major force for photography in the Monterey-Carmel region. Key components of the Center's charter are photographic exhibitions, photographic training, and promoting photography as an art form and lifetime avocation.
My initial contribution to the Center is focused on helping to specify and to enable the development of web-based software that will automate the entire photographic contest process; this includes the sign up of artists, payment of fees, uploading of electronic images, web gallery display, judging by multiple jurors, and finally the auction process. By establishing this web-based software, a large amount of manual effort will be eliminated, thereby freeing up our volunteers to concentrate on other meaningful tasks. In addition, future web-based programs can be built on this platform, which includes a flexible database.
Additionally, I have begun to research and implement modern web-based marketing concepts for extending the Center's reach and base of support. These include eCommerce and the use of social networking techniques. I am especially interested in engaging younger photographers into the Center's programs.
My image Liquide has been accepted into the permanent collection at Filoli, Woodside, CA.
I have assisted the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA in hanging the Juried Exhibition which was hanging at the Center through December 5, 2009.
My Images Autumn Pond, Michigan and Trees in Storm were selected by a jury to be included in the big "Parklands, North American Crown Jewels" show at beautiful Filoli Gardens from August 18 to September 27, 2009.
I presented a lecture on Defining your Vision at Los Gatos Camera Club in July, 2009.
My images Calla Lilies, Big Sur, and Lupines and Poppies were sold in the Fine Print Auction (see Page 4 of the March 09 newsletter) held on May 2 in Viewpoint Gallery in Sacremento. This important event was successful in raising additional funds for the Gallery.
I judged a competition at the Los Gatos Camera Club in June, 2009.