Diana H. Bloomfield 11-20-19

Diana H. Bloomfield, The Whys of Visual Storytelling

Portland Art Museum Photography Council’s
Brown Bag Lunch Talk Series

Wednesday, November 20h, 2019, Noon - 1pm (calendar)

Portland Art Museum
The Miller Gallery, Mark Building
1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
503 226 2811
Cost: Free to the public (people are welcome to bring their lunch)

In the thirty-five years that I’ve been a practicing artist, I have devoted most of that time working in “alternative” historic photographic printing processes and exploring the qualities inherent in film, specifically in tandem with pinhole and toy cameras. Given that much of this work is hand-made and revolves around unpredictability, infinite variability, inordinate amounts of time, and a definite leap of faith, the one question that consistently arises— sometimes even in my own mind— is: Why? Given the relative ease that 21st century technology offers with regard to photographing and printing, why would anyone devote themselves to ancient methods of visual storytelling? In my presentation, and through my images, I’ll talk about how my work evolved, and why. I hope you’ll join me!

An exhibiting photographer for over thirty-five years, Diana has received numerous awards for her images, including a 1985 New Jersey State Visual Arts Fellowship, and six Regional Artist Grants from the United Arts Council of Raleigh, North Carolina, most recently in 2019/20. She was named a Critical Mass Finalist in 2014, 2018, and, most recently, in 2019.

Specializing in 19th century printing techniques, Diana's images have been included in a number of books, including Pinhole Photography: Rediscovering a Historic Technique (2004), by Eric Renner; Robert Hirsch's Exploring Color Photography Fifth & Sixth Editions: From Film to Pixels (2011; 2015); in Jill Enfield's Guide to Photographic Alternative Processes: Popular Historical and Contemporary Techniques; in Christopher James' The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes (2015); and, most recently, in #NoFilter, by Natalia Price-Cabrera, published in May 2019.

She is a featured artist in Christina Z. Anderson's Gum Printing: A Step-by-Step Manual, Highlighting Artists and their Creative Practice (2017); and in Clay Harmon’s Polymer Photogravure: A Step-by-Step Manual, Highlighting Artists & their Creative Practice (2019).

Her photographs have been featured in the Pinhole Journal; The World Journal of Post-Factory Photography; Chinese Photography; Dodho Photography Magazine, and Silvershotz (including front cover image). Her images have been included in The Sun Magazine (including front cover image) ; The HAND Magazine; and the North Carolina Literary Review.

Her art is in a number of public and private collections, including the Norton Museum of Art, located in West Palm Beach, Florida; The Fine Art Program and Collection at Montefiore Einstein, in Bronx, New York; New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and North Carolina State University's Gregg Museum of Art & Design, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

A native North Carolinian, Diana lives and works in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she received her MA in English Literature and Creative Writing from North Carolina State University. She teaches workshops throughout the country, and in her beautiful backyard studio.

Diana is represented by the Ryan Gallery at Art Intersection, located in Gilbert, Arizona, and by photo-eye Gallery (Photographer’s Showcase), located in Santa Fe, New Mexico

The Brown Bag Lecture Talk series is a presentation of the Portland Art Museum’s Photography Council and is generously sponsored by Pro Photo Supply.

About the Photography Council

The Portland Art Museum Photography Council offers its members unique opportunities to learn more about the history of photography with Julia Dolan, Ph.D., the Museum’s Minor White Curator of Photography. Council membership dues support the acquisition of photographs for the permanent collection. The members’ annual print share meeting, private tours with Dr. Dolan, an annual art acquisition meeting, and special invitations to lectures by renowned photographers are just some of the benefits of Council membership.

The Portland Art Museum Photography Council’s Brown Lunch Talk series, conceived in 2009 by Past Council President Jim Leisy as a means of introducing the Portland photography community to the wealth of talent and creative energy in our region, has become one of the Council’s most popular public events. Since its inception, the BBLT has offered over sixty monthly presentations by regional and visiting photographer/artists that are free and open to everyone interested in photographic arts and process.

Call for Entry - Small Talk 11-22-19

Small Talk Collective presents - LIGHT CONVERSATION: Pop-Up Projection Series Vol.1

Call For Entry Deadline: November 8th (calendar)
The call is open to all Portland area lens-based artists and the theme is open, show us your best work!

Event: November 22nd | 6:30-10pm | Free and Open to the Public!
The slideshow projection will be held at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in North Portland.

Small Talk Collective invites you to submit to (and attend!) LIGHT CONVERSATION, a new community-focused event series that we are excited to create! We are looking forward to producing these fun pop-up projection + social gatherings that will feature talented local, national, and international photographers and artists.

The inaugural event will focus on the incredible talent that we have in the Portland area. We are inviting local Portland-area photographers to submit up to 10 images, with an entry fee of $10, by the deadline on November 8th. If selected, between 3-10 images will be shown as a set along with the artists name, bio and/or statement if one is provided.

Come right at 6:30pm for a short social hour complete with frosé and beer (available for purchase)! The official slideshow screening will begin at 7pm sharp, and will continue to run through on repeat for the remainder of the night. All exhibiting artists will receive one free drink on us!

For more details and to submit: http://www.smalltalkcollective.com/light-conversation

Blue Sky - 12-01-19

Blue Sky Ahead: Futures

Featuring photography by Ebenezer Galluzzo, Emma Kisiel, Jamila Clarke, Nolan Streitberger, Sam Wrigglesworth, and Troi Anderson

November 7-December 1, 2019
First Thursday opening reception: November 7, 6:00–9:00 PM (calendar)

Panel Discussion with Blue Sky Ahead: Futures Artists
moderated by Julia Dolan, Ph.D., the Minor White Curator
of Photography at the Portland Art Museum
Saturday, November 9, 3:00 PM

Blue Sky Members Appreciation Party
Open House, Saturday, November 9, 12:00—5:00 PM
pick up your new Yearbook and our current Book Level book

Blue Sky Gallery
122 NW 8th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209 USA
Tuesday - Sunday, 12 - 5 pm
First Thursday 6 - 9 pm
All Blue Sky events and programs are free and open to the public.

Jamilla Clarke
To celebrate our 44th birthday, Blue Sky launched a two-part exhibition series, Blue Sky Ahead, which began with October's exhibition of current and past photographic work by founders Ann Hughes, Christopher Rauschenberg, Craig Hickman, Robert Di Franco, and Terry Toedtemeier.

This month, Blue Sky presents the second half of the exhibition series, Blue Sky Ahead: Futures. From a statewide call to photo-based artists, Blue Sky's founders chose six individuals to represent the next generation of Oregon photographers: Ebenezer Galluzzo, Emma Kisiel, Jamila Clarke, Nolan Streitberger, Sam Wrigglesworth, and Troi Anderson. Although these photographers work with the medium in very different ways to tell a range of stories, they are linked by their use of the camera to reframe or question our past and present cultural norms, as they expand our understanding of what has come before, what is, and what could be.

About the Artists:
Ebenezer Galluzzo is a gender nonconforming trans man, mother, husband, and witch living in Portland, Oregon. He views the craft of photography as a way to claim and redefine the lens through which he sees the world. He has participated in numerous exhibitions in the United States, including solo shows in Astoria and Portland, Oregon, and his work has been published in Diffusion and in Black & White magazine.

Emma Kisiel holds a bachelor of fine arts with an emphasis in photography from the University of Colorado Denver. Her work has been featured online in Lenscratch, Esquire Russia, F-Stop Magazine, Feature Shoot, Juxtapoz, and the Huffington Post, and in print in BLINK Magazine and Shots Magazine. Kisiel is also the author of the blog and online artist index Muybridge’s Horse. She is based in Portland, Oregon.
Jamila Clarke is a fine art photographer whose focus is conceptual portraiture. They were born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in the Pacific Northwest. They studied studio art with a focus on fine art photography/digital video at Oberlin College. Their work has been featured in various galleries and publications around the United States.

Nolan Streitberger is an artist living in Albany, Oregon. He first studied photography while attending Oregon State University’s pre-college JumpstART program. Nolan holds degrees in graphic design and digital imaging and prepress technology. Streitberger's work has been featured online in Der Spiegel, Bento, ZEITjUNG, Flavorwire, and Edge of Humanity Magazine, and has been selected for recognition by the Smithsonian Photo Contest and the Palm Springs Photo Festival. His photographs have been exhibited in Blue Sky Gallery’s Pacific NW Drawers, PhotoPlace Gallery online, the Curated Fridge, and LoosenArt at the Millepiani Gallery in Rome, Italy.

Sam Wrigglesworth is a photographer/artist living and working in Eugene, Oregon. They recently completed their BFA in photography at the University of Oregon. Their work often deals with navigating and renegotiating their relationship to memory. They typically use large- and medium-format analog cameras, which requires them to employ a slow and intentional process in order to understand an image. In the same way, understanding oneself or one’s memories is often slow and cumulative.

Troi Anderson is a documentary photographer based in Portland, Oregon. He began his career working for Magnolia Pictures and later sailed throughout Asia and the South Pacific as a merchant marine. His work has been featured in GEO France, the Oregonian, and Black & White magazine, and on such websites as CNN Photos, TIME LightBox, and Verve Photo. Anderson's photography has been exhibited in Blue Sky's Pacific NW Drawers, and he has been named an emerging artist by Daniel Cooney Fine Art and Musée Magazine. His work has received awards and recognition from American Photography; Photolucida’s Critical Mass Top 50; PX3: Le Prix de la Photographie, Paris; Communication Arts; the Smithsonian Photo Contest; the Sony World Photography Awards; the Aperture Foundation; IPA – International Photography Awards; and the Palm Springs Photo Festival.

Rachel Rosenbaum - 11-30-19

Rachel Rosenbaum, Darkroom Photography: Photos from WWII

November 1st - 31st 2019
Reception: Saturday, November 16th 5-7 PM (calendar)

Blue Moon Camera & Machine
8417 N Lombard Street
Portland, OR, 97203
Monday - Friday 9-6
Saturday 9-5 (except for reception date)
Sunday Closed

Edward E. Rosenbaum (1915 - 2009), a medic in the U.S. Army during World War II, was deployed in the invasions of Africa, Sicily, and Normandy. Throughout his tenure in the Army, he spent time perfecting his photography skills. After the war he settled in Portland, OR to raise a family and focus on his medical practice.

His granddaughter, Rachel Rosenbaum, also found interest in photography and working in the darkroom. In addition to her own work, she has been developing prints from Edward’s negatives found in old boxes kept by his family. Throughout developing her grandfather's photos, she was provided with insight into a part of his life that was unfamiliar to her. Although this project has been an emotional journey it has given her the opportunity to honor and preserve his memory.

Dreaming in Color 12-10-19

Dreaming in Color

November 9 - December 10, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 9, 5-8pm (calendar)

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

Steve Lease, Asia
LightBox Photographic Gallery host the artists’ opening reception for Dreaming in Color on Saturday, November 9, from 5-8 pm. Dreaming in Color is a celebration of photographic images where the color element is pivotal. Dreaming in Color was juried by one of the most talented purveyors of color in her photography, Jody Miller.

Forty-three photographers from around the country were chosen for the exhibit which includes 60 pieces. The Juror’s award was given to Steve Lease of Doylestown Pa., the second Juror’s Award to Chuck Kirchner of Tuscon, Arizona and the third Award to Dianne Yudelson of Pleasanton Ca. In addition five honorable mentions were awarded.

“Color is a very personal issue for most photographers. It’s also a completely individual experience, since not one of us sees color exactly the same way as anyone else. Our perception of color informs our choices as photographers and creates our emotional language. “Dreaming in Color” is about much more than our dreams. It is an invitation to explore your own uses of color in your photography and tell us how it influences your decisions in image making.” ~ Jody Miller

Jody Miller has been a photographer for most of her life. She has studied with Ansel Adams, Arthur Ollman and Jerry Uelsmann. Her photographs of landscape and cityscape have been featured in many publications. She has been featured in solo shows at Camerwork Gallery in Portland, the MorYork Gallery in Los Angeles, and LightBox Gallery in Astoria, with one image in the permanent collection of the Tate Gallery in London. Lens Culture named her one of “21 Great Female Photographers” in 2016 and she has won numerous awards both here in the US and internationally. She is a happy part time resident of Astoria, Oregon. Her website can be found at jodymillerphoto.com.

Congratulations to the photographers accepted into Dreaming in Color.

Steven Ballinger • Diane Cockerill • Mark Collins • Rob Dweck
Peter Friedman • Lara Gilks • Larry Gloth • George Johnson
Ken Johnson • Mark Indig • Stuart Allen Levy • James Lindley
Lori Pond • Michael Puff • John Ritchie • Bonnie Lamply
Eleanor Gorman • Christina Fontsare • Pat Rose • Ronald Butler
Patty Hankins • Angel O’Brien • Jeffrey Anderson • Liz Vaughn
Mary Hockenbery • Chuck Kirchner • John Wilmot • Steve Lease
David White • Gretchen Gallagher • Debbie Horst • Mark McVey
Shelly Curtis • Diane Yudelson • Slim Banks • M. Rouviere
Friderike Heuer • Julie Moore • Sam Blair • Brian Franczyk
Nicolas Hurlbut • Mark Dierker • Roger Dorband

Dreaming in Color will be on display in the gallery through December 10th. Please visit the gallery during the month to see the collection of work. Complete show info is on the LightBox website at http://lightbox-photographic.com/shows/. LightBox memberships are a way to become part of the community that helps to further the mission of the gallery. Contact LightBox at 503-468-0238 or info@lightboxphotographic.com. LightBox is located at 1045 Marine Drive in Astoria, hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 11 - 5:30.

M.C. Reardon 12-09-19

M.C. Reardon, EXHALE: earth / FOREST
Visual artist M.C. Reardon presents a dual exhibit of mixed media, paintings and photography

November 8-December 9, 2019
Opening reception: Friday November 8 5-7pm / artist's talk 6pm (calendar)

Lincoln City Cultural Center
540 NE Highway 101
Lincoln City OR
Open Thursday-Monday 9am-5pm
email: lincolncityarts@gmail.com
website: www.lincolncity-culturalcenter.org

Joanna Macy once wrote "As we work to heal the Earth, the Earth heals us." This exhibit creates a space of Nature, inner transformation and neutral sanctuary; contemplating the idea of wild nature simply enduring, going about its daily business, living in the present moment, at peace.and yet.still influenced by our presence.

EXHALE: earth is a body of work using ancient Taoist art as both inspiration and vehicle of expression; exploring the interconnection between Nature and Humanity, as well as, considering the idea that Nature does not live in the boundaries that we do, in tiny squares on a satellite map, but within the vast landscape we have built our homes upon.

FOREST is a collection of photographs, influenced by personal memories of the quiet, lush forests of Reardon's home state of Oregon. There are reflections of the senses and spirit; when the harmony of a forest left unaltered by humanity creates balance within, and the lessons of a forest growing into itself build foundations of collaboration, mutual sustainability and interdependence.

At the show's opening reception, Reardon will be launching her latest art book 'forest', which features over 90 of her color and B+W photographs, created with digital and vintage film cameras; 25 of these images will be framed and hung throughout the Chessman Gallery. 40% of all art sales from this show will directly benefit the Lincoln City Cultural Center; a vibrant hub of artistic expression and arts education on the central Oregon coast.

New work that echoes the textures of the forest by Lincoln County ceramic artist Chasse Davidson, will be included as well.

To learn more about Reardon and her creative work please visit:

Rick Wright - 11-29-19

Rick Wright, Vessels of the Late Petroleum Age: Evidence of Ancient Earth

October 26 – November 29, 2019
Artist Talk: Saturday, October 26: 4pm-5pm (calendar)
Reception: Saturday, October 26: 5pm-6pm

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

Philadelphia photographer Rick Wright inhabits the persona of a c. 4300 CE archaeologist: a scientist stumbling onto a cache of preserved vessels crafted out of an unknown synthetic material. This Dada series of catalogued “artifacts” explores how a future society might interpret contemporary plastic containers. The project is driven by Wright’s creative lens work; the objects taking on new form, expression, and meaning. There are 27 digital photographs (18 on display at Camerawork Gallery) in the collection—printed with tri-tone pigment ink on Hahnemühle Bamboo paper at 12” x 18”.

ABOUT THE ARTIST Rick Wright practices photography as a malleable and sculptural medium, stating "photography suffers the unfortunate condition of looking like reality and remains the first thing to transcend as a photographer." He trained first as an oil painter at Princeton and Columbia Universities (BA and MFA), then later morphed into a photographer with studies at ICP in NY with Nan Goldin, Susan Meiselas, Dorit Cypis, and Danny Lyon. Wright is a Philadelphia-based photographer working as a fine artist, an architectural photographer, and an instructor.

The Vessels of the Late Petroleum Age are currently featured on the cover of LensWork #144 magazine (Sept.-Oct. 2019); along with a 16-page spread. The work has also appeared online in Float Magazine and garnered a Fleisher Faculty Fellowship Award. Wright is currently working on a book of the series with a professional writer.

Several of his photographs reside in permanent collections: Houston Museum of Fine Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Creon Collection, Johnson & Johnson Collection, and The University of Pennsylvania. Wright keeps his studio in Philadelphia (past 13 years) and teaches photography at Fleisher Art Memorial, Peter’s Valley School of Art & Craft, and The Halide Project.

“Photography is 93% of my life. The other 7% is occupied by typewriter repair, short story writing, and life model sketching. I chose photography over painting for its speed, joy, and unexpected bends of reality.”—Rick Wright