Blue Sky - 11-3-19

Blue Sky Ahead: Founders
Featuring photography by Ann Hughes, Christopher Rauschenberg,
Craig Hickman, Robert Di Franco, and Terry Toedtemeier

October 3–November 3, 2019
First Thursday opening reception: October 3, 6:00–9:00 PM

Panel discussion moderated by Lois Leveen with
Christopher Rauschenberg, Craig Hickman, Prudence Roberts, and Robert Di Franco: Saturday, October 5, 1:00 PM (calendar)

Blue Sky turns 44 years old in October! To celebrate this considerable legacy, Blue Sky is launching Blue Sky Ahead, a two-part exhibition series.

In October, Blue Sky will dedicate both galleries to the current and past photographic work by founders Ann Hughes, Christopher Rauschenberg, Craig Hickman, Robert Di Franco, and Terry Toedtemeier.

Please join us in November for the second half of the series — Blue Sky Ahead: Futures — which will highlight the future of photography in Oregon as seen through the eyes of six emerging photographers chosen by Blue Sky's founders: Ebenezer Galluzzo, Emma Kisiel, Jamila Clarke, Nolan Streitberger, Sam Wrigglesworth, and Troi Anderson.

Ann Hughes
Ann Hughes was born in 1948 in St. Maries, Idaho, and currently lives in Portland, Oregon, where she graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science degree. A photographer and graphic designer, Hughes co-founded Blue Sky Gallery in 1975, where she also exhibited numerous times and regularly designed the legendary exhibitions posters during the early years of the gallery. Her photography can be found in private collections and in the Portland Art Museum’s photography collection.

Christopher Rauschenberg
Christopher Rauschenberg received his BA from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. His work has been exhibited at the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Chicago Cultural Center, the International Center of Photography in New York, and the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY, among many other major institutions. An exceptionally active leader in the Northwest arts community, he taught at Marylhurst University in Lake Oswego, Oregon for many years and co-founded Nine Gallery and the photography nonprofit Photolucida in Portland, Oregon, in addition to co-founding Blue Sky Gallery in 1975.

Craig Hickman
Craig Hickman grew up in the Northwest, where he became friends with fellow Blue Sky cofounders in high school and beyond. Hickman earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Washington, Seattle. He taught photography at The Evergreen State College and later taught art courses focused on the computer as an art medium at the University of Oregon, where he is now Professor Emeritus after 31 years. He is also the creator of Kid Pix, a computer drawing program for children, which he initially developed for his son, Ben.

Robert Di Franco
Robert Di Franco has been a working artist since 1973. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, Davis. In 1975 he co-founded Blue Sky Gallery. Di Franco has taught photography at Cincinnati Art Academy, the Pacific Northwest College of Art, Marylhurst University, and The Evergreen State College. His work has been exhibited at numerous venues nationally and internationally and it is housed in the collections of the French National Archives, The Portland Art Museum, The Rainier Bank Photography Collection, Oregon State Capitol Collection, the Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle Art in Public Places Program, The Washington State Arts Commission, the Portland Metropolitan Arts Commission, and the Hallie Ford Museum of Art. In 2015 his photographs were exhibited at the Portland Art Museum in the Blue Sky, The Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts at 40 retrospective exhibition.

Terry Toedtemeier
Lifelong Oregonian Terry Toedtemeier (1947–2008) was a dedicated photographer, photography teacher, and the Portland Art Museum’s first curator of photography. A self-taught photographer who studied geology in college, Toedtemeier began experimenting with the medium during the 1970s, focusing on his friends and colleagues as subjects. By the 1980s he attracted wider critical attention through his landscape images, which were influenced by his deep understanding of both the photography traditions of the American West and the land’s underlying geology. He traveled throughout Oregon, paying particularly close attention to the Columbia River Gorge, the coastline, and the arid southeast, enthralled by the diversity of terrain contained within the state’s borders. Digital and color photographs created shortly before the end of his life demonstrate Toedtemeier’s ever-present willingness to experiment and see anew through the camera’s lens.

Street Vision 11-15-19

Street Vision Photographs by Blake Andrews, Lisa Gidley, George Kelly, Gary Gumanow and James Han

Sept. 30 - Nov. 15, 2019
Reception and Gallery Talk, Thursday, Oct. 24, 5-6:30 pm (calendar)
South Santiam Hall Gallery
Linn-Benton Community College
6500 SW Pacific Blvd.
Albany, OR 97321
Open 8-5 Weekdays

from top left, Gary Gumanow, James Han, Lisa Gidley, Blake Andrews, George Kelly
Five Oregon photographers who create art from the fleeting moments of urban life will exhibit their work at Linn-Benton Community College's South Santiam Hall Gallery, 6500 SW Pacific Blvd., Albany, from Sept. 30 to Nov. 15, 2019.

Eugene photographer Blake Andrews will join Portland photographers Lisa Gidley, George Kelly, Gary Gumanow and James Han in an exhibit that explores the landscape of street photography in the new century.

Street photography has enjoyed a global resurgence in popularity over the last two decades, according to guest curator Rich Bergeman, a Corvallis photographer and retired LBCC instructor. He said his goal with the exhibit was to bring contemporary urban photography to the mid-valley, where it's not often seen or practiced.
“Street photography can be controversial in this age of privacy and political correctness,” he said. “But it can also bring us sparkling slices of time--candid, unguarded moments that are ironic, insightful, witty and surrealistic.”

Each of the five photographers in the show gathers his and her pictures from life on the streets, but each captures their art in different ways--some in color, some in black-and-white; some with traditional film cameras, some with iPhones.

Andrews, a well-known photographer in the Eugene area, has been actively photographing for 25 years. He primarily shoots 35mm film, but for this show will be exhibiting colorful images from the Oregon State Fair shot with an iPhone 6 in pano mode.

Gidley, who says she's been “wandering down various sidewalks with a camera since about 2002,” is showing recent work from New York City. In a break from the street photography tradition of small cameras and black-and-white film, she frequently photographs in color with a bulky medium-format camera.

Kelly also often uses color film and medium-format, but the prints he chose for this show are 35mm black-and-white images taken in Portland, Paris and Los Angeles. He is a self-taught photographer who first took up the camera in 1985.

Gumanow is a native New Yorker who first moved to Portland in 1997, then to Texas, and back to Portland in 2015, and is “happy to be home again.” The work in the LBCC show is from a series of black-and-white images he calls “Houdini Escaping San Francisco.”

Han is comparatively new to photography, having gotten serious about it in 2017, but now he carries a Leica M6 with him every day. He has lived in Portland since 1997, after moving from Seattle to become a mortician.

The South Santiam Hall Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Nick Carulli 10-31-19

Nick Carulli

Reception: Saturday September 28th,2019  6-10 PM  (calendar)

Visual Expressions Gallery
2115 SE 192nd Ave. Suite 110
Camas Wa,98607

Nick Carulli, a long time northwest photographer and gallery owner presents his new show of photographic images infused onto aluminum, sizes ranging form 8x10 inches to 40 x 60 inches. These prints are spectacular, with depth and quality of HD television.

Please bring friends and join others in viewing his latest images. Wine and light snacks will be available. Please join him for an opening reception on Saturday September 28th,2019 6-10 PM

Mary Virginia Swanson 10-15-19

Mary Virginia Swanson, – THE LIFE OF A PROJECT – From Concept to Audience

October 15, 5:30 – 7:30pm (calendar)

Portland Art Museum – Whitsell Auditorium
1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205
(503) 221-1156
Purchase tickets here!
$20 - $50
students are fee

When an idea for a project crystallizes and the passion to produce new work consumes us, artists begin a journey unlike any other. Understanding your desired audience and the impact of your project are critical to achieving the expectations and results you desire.

Internationally acclaimed photography consultant, Mary Virginia Swanson, will walk us through recommended steps to ensure your project has the strongest possibility of sponsorship, exhibitions and publications. Topics Include:

• Developing project concept and defining audience.
• Identifying / establishing relationships with sponsors, collaborators and venues.
• Researching / testing production materials appropriate to desired audience.
• Defining marketing strategies to share work in production with industry professionals.
• Expand presence to print, web and social media platforms through which to share the project content.

MARY VIRGINIA SWANSON is an educator, author and entrepreneur in the field of photography, and a respected advisor to artists and arts organizations. Unique in our field, her broad background includes exhibiting, collecting, licensing and marketing photographs and affords her a range of perspectives on making and marketing art. Ms. Swanson counts among her consulting clients a range of internationally respected artists and institutions.

Swanson co-authored with Darius Himes the acclaimed Publish Your Photography Book: Revised & Updated (2014) and continues to stay current on the growing market for photobooks, reflecting both the relative ease of self-publishing and the rise of the collectible photographic artists book.

Swanson received the Focus Award for Lifetime Achievement in Photography from the Griffin Museum in Boston in 2013, the 2014 Susan Carr Award for Education from the American Society for Media Photographers (ASMP) and was named 2015 Honored Educator by the Society for Photographic Education.
Swanson frequently serves as a judge on contemporary photography and photobook competitions, a portfolio reviewer at industry events, presents lectures and conducts workshops on professional practices.

Swanson is based in Tucson, AZ, her website is and Instagram feed can be found at @maryvirginiaswanson


Karen Klinedinst 10-25-19

Karen Klinedinst, The Emotional Landscape

September 28 – October 25, 2019 (calendar)

Camerawork Gallery
301 N. Graham Street, Portland, OR 97227
Located in Lorenzen Conference Center - Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Campus.
9am - 6pm, Monday-Saturday, Sunday, 10am-4pm
Free off street parking available, Stair and elevator access, TriMet Routes 4, 24 and 44, ADA accessible
Event is free and open to the public

Baltimore, Maryland photographer, Karen Klinedinst notes, “All of us have a deep connection to certain places. We see these places not as they are but idealize them through our memories. In The Emotional Landscape series, I capture my deep connection to the natural landscape.

“I draw my inspiration from the 19th century landscape painting of The Hudson River School. Like the Hudson River School painters, I interpret the landscape and how it affects me emotionally and spiritually. My approach is not about capturing reality but creating a neo-Romantic world reflective of my memory and imagination.

“Walking is an integral part of my creative process and forms my point of view. All of the landscapes in this series were captured while hiking through the natural landscape. The act of walking allows me to experience the nuances of light, weather and time. It forms my conversation and connection with the landscape. Like a painter, I manipulate these images through the layering of textures and colors to express my emotional response to a landscape that exists only in my memory.”

About the Artist Karen Klinedinst is a Baltimore-based artist using photography to explore themes of place, nature and the environment. She is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore.

Her landscapes have been exhibited at Massoni Art Gallery, Fleckenstein Gallery, South x Southeast Photo Gallery, Adkins Arboretum, Maryland Art Place, Soho Photo Gallery, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Griffin Museum of Photography, and the Biggs Museum of American Art. Her work is in the collection of the National Park Service.

Klinedinst was a 2004 Platte Clove Artist-in-Residence at the Catskills Center for Conservation and Development, and a 2006 National Park Service Artist-in- Residence at Acadia National Park in Maine. In 2015 she was awarded an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council.

She teaches workshops at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University’s Odyssey Program, and at her Baltimore studio.

Alternative Visions 11-5-19

Alternative Visions Exhibit

September 14 - November 5, 2019
Artists’ Opening Reception: Saturday, September 14, 5-8pm (calendar)

LightBox Photographic Gallery
1045 Marine Dr.
Astoria, OR 97103
(503) 468-0238

Jurors Award #1, Angel O'Brien, "Never Fall in Love on a Monday”

LightBox Photographic Gallery opens Alternative Visions with an artists’ reception on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 5-8pm. The prints in Alternative Visions represent a large variety of processes, ranging from cyanotype, gum, platinum/palladium, silver gelatin, Van Dyke brown, carbon transfer, photogravure, wet plate, tintype, ambrotype, lith, casein, chemigram, lumenprint, and wet plate collodion. The handmade print, taken into so many directions, is obviously alive and well.

We are honored to have Christina Z. Anderson, one of the nations’ finest photographic educators as juror for this Exhibit and keynote Speaker of the Symposium

“The alternative process “movement” which began around the 1960s was largely a return to 19th century hand coated processes as an alternative to corporately controlled gelatin silver paper. Today there has been a conflation of gelatin silver, C-prints, 19th century processes, and printmaking into the alternative process genre. Even digital means of image capture are now a part of this practice with some processes such as image transfer or palladium over ink jet which use digital printing in part. The hallmark of the field is that the end result is a hands-on, handmade print.” ~ Christina Z. Anderson

Photo Club PDX 10-20-19

Photo Club PDX and Rob Woodcox, The Power WithIn You

3-Day Workshop
October 18-20 (calendar)

Various Locations around Portland
$300 - $450

During this three day weekend with Rob, you will indulge in inspiration, practice guided lighting and camera techniques, gain vision, master intermediate and advanced editing techniques and perfect your composites. You will have the opportunity to pair these photographic skills with business and social media tips from Rob’s years of online and real-world success. Beginning, intermediate and experienced photographers are welcomed in this course. The course work paired with the vibrant and eclectic energy of Portland, this could mark a powerful change in your journey. 

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