Camerawork Gallery

Peter Andrew Lusztyk, Interchanges

August 26th - September 29th, 2017
Artist Talk: Saturday, August 26th, 7PM (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Reception: Saturday, August 26th, 7:30 PM - 9 PM (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Camerawork Gallery
2255 NW Northrup Street
(Linfield School of Nursing - Peterson Hall)
Portland, OR 97210
www.TheCameraworkGallery.org
www.facebook.com/cameraworkgallery
Gallery Hours: 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday, Saturday 9am-5pm (free admission)


Since its inception, Canadian photographer, Peter Andrew Lusztyk’s Interchanges project has tak­en him all over the world in search of a very particular subject—the architectural necessity of city sprawl that takes shape in the web-like intersections of the highway inter­change.

Lusztyk’s aerial views and uncanny angles transform other­wise functional, banal constructions into photographic spac­es for aesthetic meditation, and long, linear shadows double the sensuality of concrete curvatures. The static symmetry of the interchange poetically contrasts its witness to perpetual movement, while conspicuous green space is carved out in perfect geometry so that the organic and the inanimate mathe­matically coexist.

For Lusztyk, these images reveal, with new perspective, a ubiquitous presence that nonetheless remains largely invisible. His vision of capturing the beauty of highway interchanges infuses the familiar with something new—it is the everyday at remove, one that allows a privileged glimpse of the veins and arteries of both cities and the sinews of concrete that connect them.

Many clients including Apple, Audi, KPMG, American Express and National Geographic have licensed images from Lusztyk’s Interchanges series.

Peter Andrew Lusztyk is a commercial and fine art photographer living in Toronto, Canada. When he is not shooting he can be found teaching photography to upper level students at the University of Toronto.

Lusztyk’s work has been exhibited in Europe, North America and China.
Lusztyk is the recipient of numerous awards including AACE Photographer of the Year 2013; Graphis Photography Award Gold 2013, Silver 2017; International Photography Awards 1st Place Winner 2012; PX3 Paris Photo Awards 1st Place Winner 2012; Communication Arts Photo Annual 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015; Applied Arts Photo Annual 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017; Magenta Foundation Emerging Photographer Award 2012 and 2016.

www.PeterAndrew.ca

Ray Bidegain and friends

Study photography with Ray Bidegain and friends with these upcoming workshops

I have planned several exciting alternative process workshops in photography for the end of summer here in Portland OR. I am excited to be working with my artist friends; Katharine T. Jacobs, Susan de Witt, and Ashley Jennings to offer workshops that will take advantage of the combination of our skills to give students a diverse and robust experience. These workshops are perfect for photographic artists of all levels. The open studios are for artists who have skills they want to practice in the studio with our supervision.

You can find more details on the workshops here on Ray Bidegain’s website



- Open studio Tintypes: August 12th, 10-4 pm Ray Bidegain studio $ 95.00
- Open studio Portraits and the studio nude with Ashley Jennings, Ray Bidegain, and Katharine T. Jacobs: August 13th, 2017 Jailhouse studios. $ 95.00 portrait session, $125.00 nude session, $ 195.00 for both sessions.
- Large format portraits with Katharine T. Jacobs and Ray Bidegain: August 26-27, 2017 Jailhouse Studios. $ 395.00
- Polymer plate gravure with Susan de Witt and Ray Bidegain: September 9-10th, 2017. $ 395.00
- Tintype portraits with Ashley Jennings and Ray Bidegain September 3rd 2017, 10-4 pm $ 195.00

Ray Bidegain Studio http://www.raybidegain.com
Email ray@raybidegain.com
Phone 503-289-5998

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Deb Stoner at Guild Mortgage

Deb Stoner, Flora: Still Life Photography

August 8th - October 27th, 2017
Artist's reception Tuesday, August 8, 2017 5:00-7:30pm
Artist's talk Tuesday, September 12, 5-7:30pm

Vernissage at Guild Mortgage
1953 NW Kearney St, Portland
Hours open in August: Wednesday through Fridays, noon to 5pm
Other times by appointment:
contact MaryAnn Deffenbaugh via maryann@vernissagefineart.com
website: www.vernissagefineart.com
artist's website: www.debstoner.com


"Flora" is a exhibition of still life color photographs by Deb Stoner. Long known locally as a jeweler specializing in eyewear design, as well as a teacher at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, Deb's secret other life includes personal work in photography for over 30 years. Having explored analog photography pretty thoroughly, she tiptoed into digital work for reasons ranging from not being able to see through her old Nikon viewfinder anymore, to wanting to make negatives to explore wet plate collodion plates to make jewelry from. Cyanide and ether have been traded for carpal tunnel and redundant hard drives in Deb's current work in high resolution scanner captures using the flora and tiny fauna of her Oak Grove neighborhood. Having spent most of her creative life wearing an optivisor, Deb delights in finding details in nature that are most often overlooked. Inspired by 16th century European floral still life painters as well as the densely populated street scenes of Bruegel and Bosch, Deb's compositions rely on the cut flowers and ferns gathered from the gardens of generous neighbors and friends, along with bugs and insects she finds and mounts. Her work is slow and exacting, sometimes at odds with the messy stuff of nature that she collects. This exhibition features large scale works printed on aluminum, as well as smaller archival pigment prints.

About the venue: Guild Mortgage is the new owner of the old Jewish Museum building, at 1953 NW Kearney St. They've kept the beautiful gallery space as a dedicated gallery, and have partnered with MaryAnn Deffenbaugh of Vernissage Fine Art to curate. Portland's art landscape is fortunate for it. Besides open hours that will be posted on our websites (see open hours in August above, with September and October hours to be announced), the gallery is open by appointment.

In other news about Deb's work: her year long exhibition "A Year in the Willamette Valley" at the Portland International Airport, has been acquired as part of their permanent art collection. The twelve large scale color photographs are on view behind security in the Concourse Connector until July 31, after which they will be reinstalled at a different airport location. Stay tuned!

And if you'd like to see a small selection of Deb's work in small black and white works on paper, visit the juried exhibition in the NW Viewing Drawers at Blue Sky Gallery through March of 2018.

The Eclipse Show at Blue Sky Gallery

The Eclipse Show

August 3–September 3, 2017
First Thursday Opening Reception: August 3rd 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Blue Sky Gallery
122 NW 8th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209 USA
503-225-0210
Tuesday - Sunday, 12 - 5 pm
First Thursday 6 - 9 pm
bluesky@blueskygallery.org
http://www.blueskygallery.org/


Moral Life © 2016 Joseph Glasgow



Blue Sky is celebrating the total eclipse of the sun in Oregon on August 21, 2017 with a special exhibition curated by Blue Sky co-founder and photographer Christopher Rauschenberg.

“If you picture a photographer at work, you are likely to picture them moving side to side while looking through the camera—trying out various compositions with various combinations of foreground objects eclipsing the background ones. “Eclipsing” is a primary aspect of photography but it’s not part of people’s understanding of the medium. If you don’t notice something unless it makes the sun go dark in the daytime, maybe you’re really not paying attention as much as you might.

“If this exhibition tempts you into occasionally closing one eye and playing with lining things up and eclipsing, then I’m happy. The world is, among other things, a visual playground and play is always important work.”

The Eclipse Show features photography by the following artists:
Blake Andrews, Jacob Aue Sobol, Karl Baden, Gloria Baker Feinstein, John Baldessari, Steve Beckly, Deborah Bergman, Matt Black, Laurie Blakeslee, John Bridges, Anja Bruehling, Jason Burch, Catherine Cameron, Lucy Capehart, Kristin Capp, Caleb Charland, Jo Ann Chaus, Alexander Chekmenev, John Chervinsky, Adrain Chesser, Vince Cianni, Larry Clark, Jamila Clarke, Paul Dahlquist, Kris Davidson, Rocio de Alba, Desiree Edkins, Matt Eich, Adam Ekberg, Elliott Erwitt, John Faier, Bill Finger, Dean Forbes, Klaus Frahm, Robert Frank, Patricia Galagan, Ingeborg Gerdes, Kevin German, Joseph Glasgow, Carole Glauber, John Gossage, Lauren Grabelle, Michael Hall, Bob Haft, Adam Hartzell, Stewart Harvey, Craig Hickman, Ann Hughes, Rachel Hulin, Carol Isaak, Megan Jacobs, John Jerard, Tom Jimison, Matt Kallio, Denise Keim, George Kelly, Ann Kendellen, Katrina Kepule, Sara Kirschenbaum, Les Krims, Laurie Lambrecht, Robert Langham, Susan Lapides, Jason Larkin, J.K. Lavin, Russell Lee, Isa Leshko, Fritz Liedtke, Nathan Lucas, Helena Lukas, Mary Ann Lynch, Lajos Major, Ann Mansolino, Roberta Margolis, Rania Matar, Lee Materazzi, Shay McAtee, Groana Melendez, Julie Mihaly, Andrew Miksys, Andrea Modica, Daniel Muchiut, Dan Nelken, Adam Novak, David Pace, Louie Palu, Gordon Parks, Colleen Plumb, Craig Pozzi, Douglas Prior, Christopher Rauschenberg, Tony Ray-Jones, Shawn Records, William Rihel III, Suzanne Revy, Saul Robbins, Jana Romanova, William Rugen, Pentti Sammallahti, Andi Schreiber, Traer Scott, Lauren Semivan, Steve Smith, Christopher Sohler, Matt Stuart, Paul Sutinen, Cody Swanson, Brandon Thibodeaux, Stewart Weir, Andrés Wertheim, Reiko Yagi, Bijan Yashar.

Kris Sanford at Blue Sky Gallery

Kris Sanford, Through the Lens of Desire

August 3–September 3, 2017
First Thursday Opening Reception: August 3rd 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Artist Kris Sanford in conversation with Portland
curator Ashley Stull Meyers: Friday August 4, 5:00 PM

Blue Sky Gallery
122 NW 8th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209 USA
503-225-0210
Tuesday - Sunday, 12 - 5 pm
First Thursday 6 - 9 pm
bluesky@blueskygallery.org
http://www.blueskygallery.org/


“Relationships, real or imagined, are at the center of this work. Growing up queer, I searched for a history that spoke to me—included me. In my family history, there were no couples that mirrored my own intimate relationships. That didn’t keep me from imagining such couples.”

In her photography series Through the Lens of Desire, Kris Sanford envisions an imaginary queer past using found snapshots dating from the 1920s through to the 1950s. Sanford selects black-and-white photographs featuring men together and women together and then crops each image to isolate the points of physical contact between the two subjects. The circular shape of her selections reinforces this act of looking closer, as if through a microscope, to glean the new information about these unknown pairs, yet her edits purposefully leave out the individuals’ faces and other defining features. Although their gestures are often subtle and may be expressions of platonic intimacy, the anonymity of these unknown figures allows them to embody Sanford’s own desires and experiences that have long been left out of the dominant historical narrative.

Through the Lens of Desire is part of the Embodied: Asserting Self exhibition series, which is generously supported by Arlene Schnitzer and Jordan Schnitzer.

Annie Marie Musselman: Wolf Haven

Hartman Fine Art
Annie Marie Musselman: Wolf Haven
Annie Marie Musselman, Shadow and Juno After the Storm, 2011. Archival pigment print, 20x30 inches.

Please join us for this Thursday, August 3rd, 5pm-8pm
for a reception and book signing with artist Annie Marie Musselman




Annie Marie Musselman: Wolf Haven

July 20 - September 2, 2017

Charles A. Hartman Fine Art is excited to present Wolf Haven, an stunning body of work and the result of a five-year project documenting a Washington State wolf sanctuary’s residents by Seattle-based artist Annie Marie Musselman. Musselman’s first thought when she arrived at Wolf Haven was, “How can I photograph anything from behind a fence?” Her subjects, the sanctuary’s highly endangered red and Mexican wolves, as well as gray wolves, live in large, forested chain-link enclosures. Her photos reflect the countless hours she spent observing the wolves, especially one gray wolf named Jesse James and her partner, Shiloh. Musselman’s photographs reveal not only the intricacies of these animals’ beauty – the dirt on their fur, their sharp teeth, and their arresting eyes – but also the connections between the wolves themselves and between the wolves and the photographer.  “At first, I was afraid of their ferocity and their unsettling stillness,” she says, “but as I slowed down, I began to take them in and to comprehend their incredible existence.” In the end, Musselman says, “The fence couldn’t keep me from falling in love with these highly intelligent, beautiful beings.”

Please click here to view the entire exhibition on our website.
Annie Marie Musselman: Wolf Haven
Annie Marie Musselman, In Love, 2013. Archival pigment print, 21x30 inches.
Annie Marie Musselman finds inspiration in the connection between humans and animals. Her first book, Finding Trust, was published in 2013 by Kehrer Verlag, and documents seven years of work at a wildlife rehabilitation center north of Seattle. The work cemented her voice and bridged the way to her second book, Wolf Haven: Sanctuary and the Future of Wolves in North America. Musselman’s work has also appeared in The New Yorker, Audubon, Outside, National Geographic Magazine, Smithsonian, Travel + Leisure, andThe New York Times, among other publications.
Annie Marie Musselman: Wolf Haven
Annie Marie Musselman, Shadow in the Evening Light, 2014. Archival pigment print, 40x30 inches.
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Jim Nickelson at Camerawork Gallery

Jim Nickelson, COSMOS Exhibit

July 29th - August 25th, 2017

Camerawork Gallery
2255 NW Northrup Street
(Linfield School of Nursing - Peterson Hall)
Portland, OR 97210
www.TheCameraworkGallery.org
www.facebook.com/cameraworkgallery
Gallery Hours: 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday, Saturday 9am-5pm (free admission)




Jim Nickelson presents Cosmos, a multi-year photographic exploration of
celestial bodies. His images capture the harmonious motion of the stars as they
cross the heavens and the cyclical rise of the moon. Nickelson’s work draws
inspiration from music, the history of science and art, and our search for meaning
in the Universe.

Based in Maine, Jim NIckelson is a former NASA engineer who later rekindled
his passion for the night sky with his camera. Starting in 2011, Jim directed his
lens towards the rising and setting full moon from different locations in the Maine
landscape to create his first long-term project, Adventures in Celestial
Mechanics. Adventures draws inspiration from the fascinating names of each full
moon used by different cultures throughout history, each rooted in the history of
the land and its peoples.

Cosmos also includes Nickelson’s newest project, Harmony of the Spheres,
featuring the night sky. In Harmony, Jim follows in the footsteps of thinkers
throughout millennia seeking order in the movement of the stars and planets,
embracing how the quest for order in the Universe relates to fields of study
ranging from music, numerology, representation of music and the cosmos in art,
and to modern cosmology. He creates each photograph using photographs of
one night’s performance of the night sky and then creates pieces from a series of
completed photographs to visually synthesize and celebrate the search for
cosmic order.

Nickelson’s Cosmos exhibition brings together these two projects exploring the
motion of celestial bodies, representing six years of photography and the
evolution of his artistic vision.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jim works full time as a fine art photographer, custom digital printer and teacher.
Before committing himself to the photographic life, he pursued the classic artistic
career path of NASA engineer and corporate attorney (with a B.S. in Aerospace
Engineering from Univ. of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from Harvard Law School).
Jim makes his home in Camden, Maine, with his amazing wife and daughter.

Jim Nickelson is a photographer whose work inquires into the ways that we as a
species grapple with the unknown and our relationship to the Universe,
particularly as those inquiries delve into the realms of science and the cosmos.
This inquiry is the underpinning for all of his photography, whether it is based on
how we seek to explain our role in the Universe via story or myth, how we seek
out natural rhythms and cycles, how we seek to impose order on what we
experience, or how we seek to understand the workings of the Universe itself.

Nickelson has received numerous awards, including being honored as Artist-in-
Residence at Acadia National Park in 2014 and at Chiricahua National
Monument in Arizona in 2015. Jim has also exhibited widely, including in
museums or galleries such as the Boston Athenaeum, Photo Resource Center at
Boston University, Danforth Museum of Art (Framingham, MA), Camerawork
Gallery (Portland, OR), Center for Maine Contemporary Art (Rockport, ME),
University of Maine Museum of Art (Bangor, ME), Michener Art Museum
(Doyletown, PA), Bates College Museum of Art (Lewiston, ME), Three Columns
Gallery at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), Soho Photo Gallery (NYC),
University of Wyoming Art Museum (Laramie, WY), 555 Gallery (Boston, MA),
Davis Orton Gallery (Hudson, NY), Center for Photographic Art (Carmel, CA),
Preston Contemporary Art Center (Mesilla, NM), Spiva Center for the Arts
(Joplin, MO), Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins, CO), Kingman
Gallery (Deer Isle, ME), Coconino Center for the Arts (Flagstaff, AZ), Gallery
Photographica (San Francisco, CA), Carver Hill Gallery (Rockland, ME), and
Silvermine Guild Galleries (New Canaan, CT).

Jim's work resides in museum, corporate, public, and private collections across
the United States and Canada.

www.JimNickelson.com

Workshop at WeWork

Self-Made: Photography as Vocation, 1827 - present
Created and presented by Jennifer Stoots

Option 1 / Tuesdays 4:30 - 5:45 pm, August 29 - October 31, 2017
Option 2 / Thursdays 2:00 - 3:15 pm, August 24 - October 26, 2017

WeWork
220 NW 8th Avenue on the North Park blocks, Portland, OR
stoots@StootsLLC.com
Phone: 503.708.9411

COST: Early Bird Special for series of 10 lectures / Tuesdays $150; Thursdays $175 (higher cost due to peak hour of room rental). Regular price of the lecture series (after Aug 14) / Tuesdays $175; Thursdays $200

REGISTRATION: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lecture-series-self-made-photography-as-vocation-1827-present-tickets-36384808943


Although Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre was required to reveal, demonstrate and publish detailed instructions of the Daguerreotype process, he retained the copyright of the published manuals and maintained patents on the equipment needed to practice the new technology. Julia Margaret Cameron copyrighted her images and sold her work through P. and D. Colnaghi print sellers in London. Paul Strand made his living as a filmmaker and Roy DeCarava was a gallery owner.

In this series of 10 photo history lectures, we will explore the variety of ways that photography has been a career choice or the basis of a business since its inception in 1827. Each presentation will be defined by a theme and can be appreciated on its own or in tandem with other lectures in the series.

Topics to be covered include:
Lecture #1 / The motivations of invention.
#2 / The birth of a new industry.
#3 / Publishing, distribution, public commissions + the role of photographic societies.
#4 / Conflict photography, journalism military commissions and the illustrated press (19th c.).
#5 / Conflict photography, photojournalism, agencies and the press (20th c.).
#6 / Science and exploration.
#7 / Advertising and fashion.
#8 / Advocacy, propaganda and the professional photographer.
#9 / Industrial application, world's fairs and teaching photography.
#10 / The art market, museums & curators, galleries and art fairs.

The primary emphasis will be on economics, historical context and how photographs have been used, including a look at patrons and employers, plus publications, exhibitions and commercial venues.

Created and presented by Jennifer Stoots

MINIMUM - 15 people for the lecture series to run; limit of 20. If you register for the series but the minimum to run is not reached by Aug 20 for the Thursday series (or Aug 25 for the Tuesday series) refunds will be issued in full.

ALA CARTE OPTION - After the minimum is reached for series subscribers, any remaining seats will be offered "ala carte" the week before the lecture is runs.

*If you prefer to avoid the Eventbrite fee, and would like to pay for the series by check, make the payment of $150 for the Tuesday series (or $175 for the Thursday series) out to:
"Stoots LLC" and mail to
P.O. Box 5883
Portland, OR 97228
by August 14, 2017, to secure your spot at the discounted Early Bird Special rate. (Full refunds will be issued if the series does not reach the minimum require to run.)

Peter C. Blanchard

Peter C. Blanchard, Art For Healthcare
Open: Now through September 1st

Providence Medical Center Community Gallery
4805 NE Glisan St.


Research known as Evidence-Based Art has revealed that nature imagery with specific features can have a profound healing impact on the viewer. Benefits can include reduced stress & anxiety, lower blood-pressure, better pain management with reduced pain medication use, better post-operative outcomes, and shorter hospital stays. Peter C. Blanchard has been focused for many years on the creation of images that align with this research, and provides art for hospitals, clinics, mental health, and other healing spaces around the country.

This show features many images that fit the tenants of Evidence-Based Art, and all works are available for sale.

To reach the gallery enter through the main hospital entrance and walk straight forward, toward the Cancer Center Lobby.
(The hospital is open 24 hrs/day, but the main entrance may be closed 9pm - 5am


Learn more at: www.manifestphoto.com
Contact Peter directly with inquiries: peter@manifestphoto.com or 971.222.6378


Jim Schomaker in Salem

Jim Schomaker, A Paler Shade of Light
August 2nd - August 26th, 2017
Reception: August 2nd, 5 - 8 pm (Catering by Roth’s Fresh Markets)

Elsinore Framing & Fine Art Gallery
444 Ferry St. SE Salem OR 97301
503-581-4642
elsinoregallery@outlook.com
hours M-F 9 am to 6 pm
Sat. 10 am to 5 pm


I became interested in Impressionist paintings at a young age. Paintings
that were light and airy, characteristic of this style, were of special interest
to me. As I spent more time looking at paintings, watercolor painting seemed
to carry this lightness to the next level.

Years later I became interested in photography and eventually wanted to
see if I could impart some of those characteristics in my photographic prints.
In particular I was looking for a presentation that was somewhat translucent,
luminous or ethereal. A lighter presentation than a normal density photograph.
Not every scene lent itself to this type of presentation but those that did allowed
me to pursue the printing technique I was interested in. Sometimes I visualized
what I wanted and looked for this particular setting and other times the right
subject just showed up in front of my lens.

Slater Herman at Pushdot Studio

Slater Herman, Images of Nothing

OPEN/CLOSE: Friday August 4th – September 29th, 2017
ARTIST RECEPTION: Friday August 4th, 6-8pm

PUSHDOT STUDIO
2505 SE 11th Avenue
Suite 104 - in the Ford Building, enter on Division Street
Portland, OR 97202
503.224.5925
www.pushdotstudio.com
Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri. 8:30am to 5:00pm, free admission


This grouping of photos explores the mundane, familiar and the essential. All things we experience on an everyday basis, all very normal and all typically uninteresting. While on a trip to the southern border of the United States I found myself interested in moments that felt subtle, like they occurred so naturally that they could be easily passed by if not documented. With the heightened sense of your surroundings that comes with traveling, I found I was attracted to the familiar. Things I saw, things I knew and things I am accustomed to. The details of nothingness are presented constantly; it’s up to the observer to appreciate them.

Slater Herman is a photographer working in Los Angeles, California. After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Art in Photography from the Art Institute of Portland, Slater is pursuing his Masters degree in Art Business at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art with an interest in exploring photography’s place in the fine art world. slaterherman.com

Rich Bergeman in Baker City

Rich Bergeman, The Vanishing West

Aug. 4 - Aug. 26, 2017
Reception and Gallery Talk: Friday Aug. 4, 5:30-8 p.m.

Crossroads Carnegie Art Center
2020 Auburn Ave.
Baker City, OR 97814
541-523-5369
info@crossroads-arts.org
crossroads-arts.org
Gallery Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday (free admission)


Corvallis photographer Rich Bergeman will exhibit a series of black-and-white photographs that chronicle the disappearing traces of the Northwest frontier at the Crossroads Carnegie Art Center in Baker City Aug. 4-26.
An opening reception and gallery talk will be held Friday Aug. 4 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Bergeman has spent much of the past two decades creating art out of forgotten histories in Oregon and Washington, focusing particularly on the far-flung eastern parts of both states. The exhibit includes images of old towns, historic ranches and deserted homesteads from the High Desert and mountain mining areas of eastern Oregon, as well as the Okanogan and Palouse regions of Washington.

An exhibiting fine-art photographer for nearly 30 years, Bergeman retired from teaching at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany, Ore. in 2007, and since then has been working full-time on his photography. He has mounted over 30 solo shows and participated in nearly 100 juried and invitational exhibits throughout the Northwest, from Port Townsend and Spokane to Portland and LaGrande. Examples of his photographs can be seen at richbergeman.zenfolio.com. The book accompanying the exhibit, "The Vanishing West," can be seen at blurb.com.

John Wimberley in Astoria

John Wimberley, A Preternatural Place: Dream and Memory in the Great Basin

July 8th - September 5th, 2017
Opening and Artists’ Reception: Saturday, July 8th, 5-8pm

LightBox Photographic Gallery
1045 Marine Dr.
Astoria, OR 97103
(503) 468-0238
lightbox-photographic.com
http://lightbox-photographic.com/shows/john_wimberley_A_Preternatural_Place

Bitter Ridge #7

LightBox Photographic Gallery celebrates their 100th exhibit with the opening reception for “A Preternatural Place: Dream and Memory in the Great Basin”, a body of work by internationally renown photographic artist John Wimberley. This exhibit opens on July 8, 2017 with an artist reception from 5-8pm. An Artist Talk will be held prior to the opening at 4pm, call the gallery at 503-468-0238 for availability and reservations.

Stone is the heart of the earth:
It’s where the earth dreams.
In her heart the earth dreams of living:
We’re one of those dreams.

This retrospective collection exemplifies the refined photographic process John Wimberley is known for. This inspiring exhibition consists of photographs made during a two decade period, 1997 - 2017. It consists of black and white, gelatin/silver prints that were hand printed by Wimberley in his traditional wet darkroom.

“The forty gelatin/silver prints in this exhibition were selected from my work since 1996. All were made within the American Great Basin; that is, Nevada and slices of adjacent states. They reveal traces of dream and memory in the land, and explore artifacts of human endeavor in the form of petroglyphs and abandoned structures. The primary focus is on stone that has been altered by human activity.

For 12,000 years or more, American Indians ground, pounded or scratched imagery we call petroglyphs into stone. When Euro-American miners arrived in force during the mid-1800’s, a new era began in which stone was quarried and stacked to construct buildings such as mills. Within them, stone was crushed to extract minerals, especially gold and silver. Most mining camps were very short lived and few structures remain. Happily, an astonishing number of petroglyphs have survived in spite of vandalism and natural weathering. But their numbers are diminishing.”

The Indians who made petroglyphs and the miners who sought ore were, in very different ways, treasure hunters. Both dreamed of what was beneath the surface of, or within, stone. For the Indian, the surface of the stone was a veil or interface between the world of daily life and the spirit world. By entering a state of lucid dreaming and making petroglyphs which penetrated that interface, contact between the two realms was facilitated. All research I’ve read suggests that petroglyphs, perhaps universally, were made for spiritual and ritualistic purposes. By contrast, the dreams of the miners were materialistic in nature.” ~ John Wimberley

John Wimberley was born in Bermuda in 1945 and currently lives in Ashland, Oregon. In 1966 he made his first photographs on the flight decks of aircraft carriers upon which he served during the Viet Nam war. John performed years of research that resulted in two pyrogallol film developers that are still sold by The Photographer's Formulary. His work initiated the current renaissance of the use of pyrogallol, and he became a sought-after expert in black and white film development chemistry and techniques. John has achieved world wide recognition as one of contemporary photography’s finest technicians.

Now, with more than 50 years in photography, John's critically acclaimed work has been honored with over 70 major exhibitions and has been extensively published and collected around the world. His work is represented in more than 500 public and private collections, including many major museums. As The Herald of Monterey, California wrote: "Wimberley's undisputed technical mastery of photographing and printing in black and white is but the springboard for visual poetry of spiritual realms. What remains unnoticed by most, as seen through Wimberley's eyes, becomes a powerful, mysterious invitation.”

John Wimberley’s “A Preternatural Place: Dream and Memory in the Great Basin” runs from July 8th until September 5th. LightBox offers supporting memberships as a way of becoming part of the community that help to further the mission of the gallery. LightBox provides fine art reproduction, restorations, photographic printing, and other photographic services. LightBox is located at 1045 Marine Drive in Astoria, hours are Tuesday - Saturday 11 - 5:30. Contact LightBox at 503-468-0238 or at info@lightbox-photographic.com, and visit lightbox-photographic.com for more info and to enjoy past, current and upcoming exhibits.





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Hello LightBox Friends,
          We have had the pleasure of exhibiting beautiful shows of fine art photography for years. We now have the honor to feature John Wimberley’s masterful work once again in our 100th Exhibit. We have looked forward to this exhibit and have worked hard to make it to the 100th. We hope you will join us for this milestone and celebrate at the opening on Saturday, July 8th.
  
Thank you, Michael and Chelsea







100


We made it!


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FRIDERIKE HEUER • THE REFUGEES’ DREAMS

THE PHOTOGRAPHIC NUDE 2017

MEMBERS EXHIBIT 2016

WINGED SYNCHRONICITY

REMNANTS

DEPLOYED: HAITI, KOSOVO, IRAQ

HEAVY METAL II

K.B. DIXON - FACE TO FACE: 32 OREGON ARTISTS

PLASTIC FANTASTIC SHOW VII

THE ELEVATED SELFIE

THE LIGHTBOX FILES EXHIBIT

PDX 30

TRIBE

JEN KIABA - BURDENS OF A WHITE DRESS

JAMES WIGGER - MORTAL TEMPLES

THE PHOTOGRAPHIC NUDE 2016

MEMBERS EXHIBIT 2015

CALVIN CHEN - CÓMO JUEGAN LOS NIÑOS

LOREN NELSON - UNDER WRAPS

MARK CRUMMETT

MOTHER EARTH

JIM LOMMASSON - AMERICAN FIGHT CLUBS

PLASTIC FANTASTIC SHOW VI

POLLY CHANDLER - EMOTIONAL RESCUE

PDX 40

THE PHOTOGRAPHIC NUDE 2015

MEMBERS EXHIBIT 2014

EMOTIONAL BEAUTY

AURA

ALTERED VIEWS

ROBBIE MCCLARAN • DELTA / FROM HERE ON

KEN HOCHFELD • THEY CALL IT HOME

PLASTIC FANTASTIC SHOW V

ROGER DORBAND - PARIS SOLITAIRE

PDX PHOTO MONTH EXHIBIT 2014

JIM LEISY • MATTER, LIGHT, SPIN

JODY MILLER -  “OTHERWORLD: THE SALTON SEA”

MICHAEL PUFF : “ONCE UPON A NUDE…”

THE PHOTOGRAPHIC NUDE 2014

MEMBERS EXHIBIT 2013

ANN KENDELLEN - “TREES: REAL AND IMAGINED”

CHRIS BENNETT - “ALONG THE WAY”

THE LAST SPOOKY SHOW

PHOTO⊕CRAFT 2

BOBBY ABRAHAMSON “NORTH PORTLAND POLAROIDS”

MICHAEL KIRCHOFF - “FRACTURED VIEW”

ERIN MALONE - “THE PARK”

BILL VACCARO - “THE THINGS SHE LEFT BEHIND”

PLASTIC FANTASTIC SHOW IV

TWO FRIENDS WHO NEVER MET

PDX PHOTO MONTH EXHIBIT 2013

THE PHOTOGRAPHIC NUDE 2013

E·MER·GENCE

DUET

MEMBERS EXHIBIT 2012

SPOOKY SHOW IV

HEAVY METAL

WHEN PIGS FLY

THE MELODIOUS MAGICAL WET PLATE

PLASTIC FANTASTIC SHOW III

GRAVITATIONAL PULL

PDX PHOTO MONTH EXHIBIT

THE PHOTOGRAPHIC NUDE 2012

DOUGLAS ETHRIDGE - “27 MORNINGS IN WINTER”

MEMBERS EXHIBIT 2011

SPOOKY SHOW III

LAST ONES STANDING- ANNETTE FOURNET

EVANESCENT ENERGY - BLUE MITCHELL

PHOTO⊕CRAFT

JIM LEISY “AMATEUR PHYSICS”

FRITZ LIEDTKE “ASTRA VELUM”

ANDREA GALLUZZO “KNOW MYSELF IN ALL MY PARTS”

PLASTIC FANTASTIC SHOW II

10LOFI

THE PHOTOGRAPHIC NUDE

DREAM ALLEGORY

SHOW US SOME LOVE SHOW 2011

“SURF’S UP”

HIDDEN HAWAII

DON FRANK - OOOH ISN’T IT PRETTY

LAURA VALENTI - “THE FAMILY HOME”

SPOOKY SHOW II

PLATINUM PRINT FESTIVAL & ALTERNATIVE PROCESS EXHIBIT

ROBERT TOMLINSON — “CHRONICLES”

DWIGHT CASWELL - TAO TE CHING: A MEDITATION IN BLACK AND WHITE

PLASTIC FANTASTIC SHOW

JOHN WIMBERLEY - MANIFESTATIONS:

“NIGHT LIGHT”

ROGER DORBAND - ROGUE RIVER IMAGES

DAVID LEE MYERS - QUIET INTENSITIES

MELISSA HOGAN - IBEJI PHOTOGRAPHS

LIGHTLEAK AT LIGHTBOX

SPOOKY SHOW I

JAKE SHIVERY

RAY BIDEGAIN AT 50

GRAND OPENING SHOW -
HEIDI KIRKPATRICK - ZEB ANDREWS - GARY WILSON




Thank you to everyone!


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    If you would like to support our brick and mortar gallery and its mission, by becoming a member of the LightBox Photographic Community you will help us to continue this photographic resource center on the North Coast of Oregon and provide a gallery space dedicated to the photographic arts, bringing creative photographic exhibits and events to Astoria and the NorthWest. Thank You for joining with us.  
    

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Dedication and a Great Community of Supporters. Thank you!


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LightBox Photographic Gallery & Fine Printing
1045 Marine Drive
Astoria, Oregon   97103  

(503) 468-0238
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11 AM to 5:30 PM 

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