Darkroom 111118

Art of the Darkroom for 8-12th Graders
Instructor: Bobby Abrahamson (www.bobbyabrahamson.com)

November 11 – December 2 (no class Nov. 25), 12 – 4 PM (Three Sundays) (calendar)
University of Portland, Buckley Center
5000 N. Willamette Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97203-5798

$168 (Financial aid available!)
To register: https://www.saturdayacademy.org/catalog/darkroom
For more information contact Saturday Academy: 503-200-5858

Will you be the next Ansel Adams or Dorthea Lange? Experience the magic of black and white photography from start to finish: shoot the image, develop the negative and print your photograph. Learn composition and lighting techniques for creating a good negative. Explore camera basics including f-stop, shutter speed and exposure. See your surroundings through a photographer's keen eye during walking field trips as you develop your individual style. In the darkroom, learn how to develop negatives and make prints, experiment with exposure, contrast, filters and paper. Explore the many different effects that can be achieved with a single negative. Choose your best photographs to develop into prints for your portfolio or for display.

Requirements: 35 mm camera, manual preferred

ODD at LightBox 110718


October 13th - November 7th, 2018
Artists’ Opening Reception: Saturday, October 13th, 5-8pm (calendar)

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

Tone Elin Solholm

LightBox Photographic Gallery will host the artists’ opening reception for ODD on Saturday, October 13th from 5-8 pm. The exhibit shares photographic images that deviate from the normal—either in subject or in method—that are mismatched, individualistic, outside the box, and peculiar. Photographs that simultaneously challenge and excite. Images that dare viewers to think and see in unexpected ways. The Exhibit was juried by Russell Joslin.

Russell Joslin is a celebrated editor and publisher. For 17 years (2000-2017), he was the Owner, Editor & Publisher of the internationally acclaimed photography journal SHOTS. In 2018, he founded a new photography and art book publishing company, Skeleton Key Press. He lives and works in Oslo, Norway.

“I’m pleased to present the exhibition Odd—a peculiar selection of images that fascinate with their expressions of off-center ideas and psychological concepts while capturing both staged and unexpected moments. A compelling variety of photographic techniques and processes were utilized to create these images (including wet-plate, pinhole, gelatin silver, cyanotype, Polaroid, double-exposure, mixed-media, film, and digital) and to assist in expressing each artist’s ideas that challenge convention and endeavor to enlighten the shadowy corners of their viewers’ psyches.” ~ Russell Joslin

Congratulations to the Photographers of ODD

Allan Barnes • Ronald Butler • Norma Cordova
Dana Day • Joseph Deiss • Mark Dierker
Gene Dominique • Diane Fenster • Nickolas Hurlbut
Kerry Jeffrey • Leighton McWilliams • Jody Miller
Chris Minnick • Julie Moore • Patrick Neary
Tone Elin Solholm • Tom Van de Ven • Dianne Yudelson

ODD will be on display in the gallery through November 7. 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.

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Tommy Kha, I'm Only Here to Leave

October 4–28, 2018

First Thursday opening reception: October 4, 6:00–9:00 PM
Artist talk with Tommy Kha: Thursday, October 4, 6:00 PM (calendar)

Blue Sky Gallery
122 NW 8th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209 USA
Tuesday - Sunday, 12 - 5 pm
First Thursday 6 - 9 pm

Tommy Kha, Constellations (VIII), Miami, 2017
“Through the framework of the self-portrait, I constantly navigate between self and otherness in my photography. Themes of likeness and representation are at the forefront of my picture making. I shift between comedy and tragedy, familiarity and foreignness, performer and camera operator.”

In I’m Only Here to Leave, Tommy Kha amplifies the performative and iterative nature of self-representation through his uncanny photographs and video installation that creatively engage others and his surroundings. The artist re-photographs cardboard cutouts of himself in various environments and creates “masks” of his own likeness to cover the faces of the people he photographs. Kha’s self-portraits, which tend to look like simple collages or crude Photoshop manipulations, draw attention to the fact that something—the artist’s body—is out of place. He notes that by superimposing his face onto those who embody the things he desires to emphasize about himself, he is attempting to become “more queer, more Asian, more Southern.”

Tommy Kha is a photographer based between Brooklyn, New York and his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee. He holds an MFA in Photography from Yale University and he is a recipient of a 2017 En Foco Photography Fellowship. Kha also received the Jessie and Dolph Smith Emeritus Award and was named a Magenta Foundation Flash Forward emerging photographer. He has been the artist-in-residence at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, Light Work, Fountainhead, and Baxter Street at the Camera Club of New York. In December 2015 Kha published his first monograph, A Real Imitation, through Aint-Bad and his work was featured on the cover of Vice Magazine’s 2017 Photography Issue. He occasionally performs, writes, and appears in some films, including Laurie Simmons’ feature, My Art.

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Tamera Staples, Side Effects May Include

October 4–28, 2018
First Thursday opening reception: October 4, 6:00–9:00 PM (calendar)

Panel discussion on mental health and polypharmacy
in conjunction with Side Effects May Include:
Saturday, October 6, 3:00 PM

Blue Sky Gallery
122 NW 8th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209 USA
Tuesday - Sunday, 12 - 5 pm
First Thursday 6 - 9 pm

installation view of Side Effects May Include by Tamara Staples on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art San Jose in 2017.

Side Effects May Include is a photo-based installation by Tamara Staples that focuses on the relationship between mental health and poly-pharmacy, or the simultaneous use of multiple drugs by a single patient. The project was inspired by the artist’s sister, who took her life with a cocktail of pharmaceuticals after living with bipolar disorder for many years. Following her death, Staples collected the contents of her sister’s medicine cabinet, sorted the thousands of pills, arranged them in patterns, and photographed them. She then translated the photos into wallpaper, a quilt, upholstery, dresses, and drapes to create an entire room covered in pill-based patterns. This deceptively alluring and decorative display immerses the viewer in a cacophony of images, echoing the tremendous scope of the poly-pharmacy epidemic in the United States today.

In conjunction with Side Effects May Include, Blue Sky will host a panel discussion about mental health and poly-pharmacy on Saturday, October 6th at 3PM. The panel will include mental health practitioners and individuals with lived experience including Gina Nikkel, PhD, President & CEO of the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care, John Herold, Director of Puget Sound Hearing Voices, staff from Mental Health America of Oregon, exhibition artist Tamara Staples, and others.

Tamara Staples is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. After she received her BFA in Photography from the University of Florida in Gainesville, she began her career as a prop stylist for print and television. Now a commercial and fine art photographer, her work has appeared in numerous publications including Harper’s Magazine, New York Times, Chicago Tribune Magazine, Food and Wine, Town and Country, Utne Reader and Bloomberg Business Magazine. Her work has been also featured on This American Life, CNN, Slate Magazine and NPR’s Animal House. Staples has exhibited at Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, NY; Purdue University Galleries in Lafayette, Indiana; Georgia Museum of Art in Athens, Ga; Ricco Maresca Gallery in New York City; Museum of Modern Art in Baltimore, MD; Aron Packer Gallery in Chicago, Il; and Lightworks Gallery in Charlotte, NC. Staples is the recipient of a NYFA Grant, a PDN self promotion award, the 2014 Bronze award from the Royal Photographic Society, and has completed a Rauschenberg Residency. This is her second solo show at Blue Sky.

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Christopher Rauschenberg, Exhibition of photographs taken in Vietnam

October 4 through 28, 2018 (calendar)

Nine Gallery
122 NW 8th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209 USA
Tuesday - Sunday, 12 - 5 pm

Hoi An, 2018

Nine Gallery will present an exhibition of photographs taken in Vietnam by Christopher Rauschenberg. There will be a reception from 6 to 9 pm, Thursday, October 4th.

For more information, more press images and/or press prints, contact: 

Christopher Rauschenberg
503-236-2931 (talk or fax)

Camerawork Gallery 110218

Austin Granger, A Beautiful Sadness

September 29th - November 2nd, 2018
Artist Talk: Saturday, September 29th 3 - 4 PM (calendar)
Artist Reception: Saturday, September 29th 4 - 6 PM

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

A reviewer once described Austin Granger’s photographs as possessing a “beautiful sadness”–a description which makes him happy. “I want my pictures to make people feel,” Granger says, “I want them to express, through the things of the world, universal human conditions. I want to meet my viewer in the middle. What’s it all for, if not that? “The subject matter in this exhibit is wide-ranging, but the pictures are all of one piece,” notes Granger. “They are all about more than what they show. At least, that’s the way I think of it. I’m interested in whether or not a subject can carry the weight of an emotion or an idea, even if on the surface that subject is not explicitly related to that emotion or idea. I want to make pictures that correspond with the viewer’s interior world—pictures that resonate. I want to make mirrors. I want to bridge the gap and make a connection. Is such a thing possible? I’ve thought about it a lot, and my answer is... sometimes. People bring their minds to their looking at things. I expect the best I can do is to follow my inner compass, and photograph the things that make me feel, in as clear a way as I can, and hope that the viewer will feel then too. “I don’t really know what it is I’m looking for when I’m photographing, but I know it when I see it. When I’m photographing well, I have the uncanny sense that the pictures were already there, just waiting for me. They feel pre-destined. I quiet myself and they appear. Photography for me is passive like that. I put up my antennae and wait. I recognize pictures right away. I recognize how they feel. When it’s going well, I don’t have any doubt about either the subject or how it should look. I recognize my pictures. I know them. They’re like the pieces of a puzzle. I may not know quite what the puzzle is of, but I know which pieces belong to it. Good pictures feel charged. They feel significant. They have a certain ache. And yes, admittedly, sometimes they have a certain sadness. “I’d like to say though, even though my pictures might look sad, I am seldom happier than when I’m making them. And I’d like to think they might make someone else happy too—in the way that listening to sad music can lift our spirits.

“See, I’m a blues photographer!”

Austin Granger is the author of the acclaimed book, Elegy from the Edge of a Continent: Photographing Point Reyes. His pictures have been exhibited in a number of West Coast galleries, including LightBox Photographic Gallery in Astoria, the CAC Gallery in Santa Rosa, and the Viewpoint Photographic Art Center in Sacramento, and have been featured in magazines such as B&W, Looking Glass, Manifest, and the West Marin Review. His work has graced album covers, a book cover, and Nike basketball shirts.

Born in San Francisco in 1970, Granger has worked as a baker, house painter, naval radar operator, and camera salesman. He first began to photograph while studying philosophy in college as a way to get out of his head. Preferring to use traditional film cameras, Granger has come to see his photography as a spiritual practice–a way in which to shape his life and enrich his relationship with the world.


workshop in Vancouver 110318

The Photographer's Ephemeris (TPE) on the iPhone and iPad
Taught by Gregg Kerber (Discover the Light Photography)

Saturday, November 3, 6:00 - 8:00 pm (calendar)
Vancouver, WA (address provided upon registration)

For more information and registration, click the link below:

$49 (6-9 students)
$44 (10-12 students)
$39 (13-15 students)

Image was planned with TPE.

What is TPE?
• Helps you plan outdoor photography shoots in natural light
• It's a map-centric sun and moon calculator - see how the light will fall on the land, day or night, for any location on earth
• Night mode - plan astro photography shoots (constellations, Milky Way, etc.)
• Line-of-sight analysis - defines your shooting direction and shows the topography along your shooting direction
• Visual search - tells you the exact dates and times when sun or moon will align with your subject
• Maps - view different map types such as Apple or Google Maps
• Time/direction of sun, moon, and galactic center rise/set
• Moon phase and % illumination
• Civil, nautical and astronomical twilight
• Save all your favorite locations
• Golden hour duration

• Crescent moon visibility

Photography Workshop 102118

Portland Nonprofit Photography Workshop
Wednesday October 17 at noon - Sunday October 21 at 5 pm (calendar)
Takes place during the entire day throughout.

The cost is $1750 for the five day workshop.



Momenta is hosting their popular Project Portland: Photographing with Nonprofits workshop this October 17-21. Join us to use your photography as a force for change, give back to your community, and develop your skills in the process.

The intensive 5-day workshop includes a photo assignment with a local nonprofit, daily editing sessions with the instructor team, professional portfolio presentations each night, and the Momenta core lectures which focus on: marketing your work to paying nonprofit clients, successful strategies for grant writing and crowdfunding, portfolio suggestions to get better paying jobs, networking tips, contracts and negotiations, and much more. Likewise, the professional instructors will share their work and talk about how they work with editors and get the best from their contracts. Plus, attendees can take out a Leica to shoot with for the workshop as well!

Since our first workshop, Momenta’s student and instructor work has been featured in national publications, our alumni have created entirely new career paths in humanitarian photography, and 3 stories from our workshops have been nominated for Pulitzer Prizes! We’ve trained students early in their photojournalist trajectories, mid-career professionals in the midst of career changes, and hobbyist photographers seeking to use their skills as a force for social change.

You can address any questions to info@momentaWorkshops.com

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Leslie Peltz, Silos of Washington County Photographs

September 27, 2018 – May, 2019
Opening Reception, Thursday September 27, 2018 6-8 pm (calendar)

Washington County Museum
Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus
17677 NW Springville Rd. Portland, OR 97229
Open Wednesday through Saturday 10 am-3 pm

Molly Alloy, Community Engagement Coordinator and Guest Curator

Photographs by Leslie Peltz of silos used for grain, seed and silage storage in Washington County are part of the new exhibit, AgriCulture: Shaping Land and Lives in the Tualatin Valley. Her pensive black and white images invite the viewer into quiet moments she has encountered in her outings across Washington County to document silos with a Holga camera.

Visitors to this dynamic, colorful exhibit will be able to touch, hear, see and learn about agriculture and the many ways it impacts our communities. Since time immemorial people in the Tualatin Valley have used their labor and technology to maximize the amount of nourishing food and valuable plant products that grow in this fertile area. Those efforts have re-formed human habits and social structures as well as the physical landscape. This interactive exhibit centers on eight oral histories drawn from the museum’s archive housed within Pacific University’s digital exhibits. These individuals, some historic and some contemporary, speak to the field of agriculture through their personal experiences and the experiences of their families and ancestors. Together they become a dialogue across time, culture and technology that highlights many facets of agriculture’s impact on us all.

Along with photography, video, illustration, and an interactive drawing station, historic objects from the museum’s collection will be featured throughout the exhibit so that visitors can experience first-hand some of the tools that have helped shape the land around them.

A trio of classes with Kelli Pennington at PCC 112018

A trio of classes with Kelli Pennington at PCC

ART140 - Digital Photography with K.Pennington
PCC- Cascade Campus
Photography is both an art form and an industry Fulfill your art elective or attend for personal enrichment. You will learn the basic skills needed to start pursuing your dreams of being a photographer.
This class is for credit or available for audit.
T/H 09:00AM-11:50AM (25-Sep-2018 thru 13-Dec-2018) CRN:42407
T/H 02:00 PM-04:50 (25-Sep-2018 thru 13-Dec-2018) PM CRN:42413
F 09:00AM-02:50PM (28-Sep-2018 thru 14-Dec-2018) CRN:45324

Photographic Projects Feedback Group
Portland Community College Cascade Campus Continuing Education
Tuesdays, October 2 - November 20, 06:00 PM-08:50 PM
9FA632C - CRN:47717
Work in a small group setting to present your photographic project and engage others in conversation and questions. Deepen your perspective on your work and improve the work itself.

Fine Art Digital Printing Portland Community College Cascade Campus Continuing Education
9FA632D - CRN:47718
Thursdays, October 4- November 15, 06:30 PM-08:20 PM
Learn all you need to know about color correcting your photographs for output, by working with your own images.
End class with 3 16x20 photographs. Learn about local resources for printing your work.
Cost: $105 + $40 for prints

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Kurt Norlin, Matt Reese and Eric French; Bending Light: Mood/Magic/Metaphor
Sept. 24 - Nov. 15, 2018
Reception and Gallery Talk: Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 11am to noon in the gallery (calendar)
South Santiam Hall Gallery
Linn-Benton Community College
6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, OR 97330
Weekdays, 8 am - 5 pm

(from left to right) “Slow Transition” by Kurt Norlin; “Risen Above” by Matt Reese; “Kiska Sea” by Eric French

An exhibit by three Oregon photographers who use their lenses in unusual ways will be on view Sept. 24 through Nov. 15 in the South Santam Hall Gallery at Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany.

“Bending Light: Mood/Magic/Metaphor” features the work of Eric French of Corvallis, Matt Reese of Eugene and Kurt Norlin of Albany.

A reception and gallery talk will be held Wednesday Oct. 10 from 11 a.m. to noon in the gallery.

French creates moody “noir” photographs with his custom-built “camera obscura,” which he says “bends the light in a way different than ordinary lenses, creating gently modified images” that reveal elements of nostalgia and mystery. “With my imagery, I aspire to bring about glimpses of melancholy, serenity, sentiment and memory,” says French.

“Magic” is the word Reese uses to describe the results he gets from repurposing old lenses and adapting them to his otherwise ordinary digital camera. His colorful selective-focus closeups of plants have been exhibited previously in Eugene galleries, but never shown in the mid-valley before. “Any subject is fair game,” he says, “but most of the time I find myself drawn into the hidden natural world, peering with my glass eyes at scenes of beauty and drama usually overlooked.”

Norlin describes his photography as “part science, part art and part ritual.” His abstract color images are created by employing “intentional camera movement” (ICM) with a pinhole lens on a digital camera. “This method allows me to literally draw with light and has led more and more to dealing with things that lay outside the frame,” Norlin explains. “Dreams, visions, memories and metaphors have become the subject matter of my art.”

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

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Rich Bergeman, High Desert Dreams: The Lost Homesteads of the Fort Rock Basin

May 12 - Oct. 14, 2018
Panel Discussion: Thursday, May 17, 6-7pm (calendar)

High Desert Museum
59800 S. Hwy 97
Bend, OR 97702
Hours: 9am - 5pm daily

“High Desert Dreams: The Lost Homesteads of the Fort Rock Basin” chronicles a nearly forgotten chapter in Oregon history, when hundreds of pioneers flooded the high desert in the early 1900s, only to abandon their homesteads within a decade, leaving the landscape littered with deserted cabins, idle windmills and hollowed-out towns.

Over the decades since then, nearly all evidence of that era has gradually disappeared. Enough remnants remain into the 21st century, however, to allow the photographer to bring the story back to life through more than 25 black-and-white images of decaying homesteads and vanished town sites.

Rich Bergeman of Corvallis is a retired journalism and photography instructor at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany, Ore., who has also been an exhibiting fine art photographer for the past 30 years. In recent years his focus has been on investigating and interpreting local histories in the Pacific Nortwest through photographs and stories of what's been left behind.

Blue Sky Drawers 2019

2018 Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers Artists Announced

First Thursday, April 5th (calendar)

Debuting on First Thursday, April 5, and coinciding with Portland Photo Month, each artist will be represented by 10 original photographic prints or objects from a single body of work in a dedicated archival, flat file drawer at Blue Sky through March 2019.

Blue Sky Gallery
122 NW 8th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97209 USA
Tuesday - Sunday, 12 - 5 pm
First Thursday 6 - 9 pm

PORTLAND, Oregon - Blue Sky, the Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts, is pleased to announce the names of 42 artists selected for inclusion in its 2018 Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers Program ("Drawers").

Issac Sachs, Portland Meadows, 2015
2018 Drawers artist and Sitka Residency recipient
Danielle Dean, Elegy (Ripples), 2017
2018 Drawers artist and Sitka Residency recipient

Adam Bacher • Doran Bastin • Susan Bein • Ray Bidegain • Jennie Castle
Harley Cowan • Fretta Cravens • Danielle Dean • Lucas DeShazer • Claire Dibble
Gloria Feinstein • Dean Forbes • Hal Gage • Randi Ganulin • Joseph Glasgow
Sarah Graves • Lauryn Hare • Melinda Hurst Frye • Tim Jaskoski • Ryota Kajita • John Kane
Heidi Kirkpatrick • Cheston Knapp • Brian Kosoff • Zachary Krahmer • Laura Kurtenbach
Julie Lopez • Nathan Lucas • Sofia Marcus-Myers • Ryan Mills • Blue Mitchell
Marilyn Montufar • Stan Raucher • Shawn Records • Pat Rose • Isaac Sachs • Skip Smith
Deb Stoner • Nolan Streitberger • J Swofford • Samuel Wilson • Jennifer Zwick

2018 Juror

Hamidah Glasgow is the Executive Director and Curator at The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado. The Center hosts approximately 17 exhibitions annually and features the work of emerging and established artists from around the world. The Center has been recognized as one of the prestigious nonprofit photography centers in the United States. Ms. Glasgow’s contribution to photography has included curatorial projects, portfolio reviews (FotoFest, Photolucida, Medium, Filter, etc.), contributions to publications and online magazines, and the co-hosting of regional conferences. She is also a founding member of Strange Fire Collective, a group of interdisciplinary artists, curators, and writers focused on work that engages with current social and political forces.