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Matt Reese's "The Dramatic Leaf" shows in Eugene
By: John Ritchie  on: Sun 10 of Sept., 2017 08:18 PDT  (39 Reads)
PAG and Photozone member Matt Reese will be exhibiting a collection of his flower photography in the O'Brien Photo Gallery in Eugene through mid-November. The exhibit, entitled "The Dramatic Leaf," features work Matt has done using alternative lenses to produce simple flower compositions with washes of color and bokeh.

The exhibit will run from September 16th through November 16th with an Artist Reception on Saturday, September 30th from 3-6 PM.
O'Brien Photo Gallery (external link) is located at 2833 Willamette St. Ste. B in Eugene. Phone: 541 729-3572
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Five guild members in EAC's National Juried Show; two win awards
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Sat 09 of Sept., 2017 10:42 PDT  (53 Reads)
Two PhotoArts Guild members, Phil Coleman and Walt O'Brien, won juror's awards at the 2nd Annual Photography at the Emerald: Autumn Exhibition - 2017. The national juried show, which also has photographs by guild members Herman Krieger, Matt Reese and Rich Bergeman, is on view through Sept. 29 at the Emerald Art Center, located on the corner of 5th and Main streets in downtown Springfield. About 90 prints are hanging on both floors of the EAC, which started the annual event last year to recognize and reward excellence in fine art photography from all over the United States, and to augment the EAC's long-standing National Juried Spring Exhibition for painters.

Stu Levy, a nationally recognized photographer, collector and photo workshop leader, served as the juror this year. A resident of Portland, Levy has been a leading figure in Northwest photographic circles for nearly 50 years. He studied with Ansel Adams and was an assistant instructor for Ansel’s worksops in Yosemite and Carmel, and also taught at the Ansel Adams Gallery Workshops. His photographs are in many public and private collections including the Center for Creative Photography, the George Eastman House, the Portland Art Museum, the University of Oregon Art Museum, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Wilson Centre for Photography. He was one of the founders of the Photography Council of the Portland Art Museum and is on the Board of Directors of Photolucida.


"Afternoon in the Park" by Herman; "St. Catharine's Retreat" by Phil; "Pioneer Portage Site" by Rich; "Crocosmia" by Matt; and "Highway 50" by Walt
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Denise and Walt in Lightbox Photographer Viewing Drawers
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Wed 05 of April, 2017 17:32 PDT  (463 Reads)
Congrats to Walt O'Brien and Denise Ross for landing their portfolios in the drawers at Lightbox Gallery in Astoria, where they will be available for viewing over the next 12 months. In April, their prints will be let out of the drawers for a month-long stint on the walls in the 2nd floor gallery. LightBox uses its eight portfolio drawers to honor the "complete photographer by recognizing those that pursue the art of fine printing." 

Walt's images are from his book: "Early Photography by Walt O'Brien 1960-1969", and the series of 10 prints in the drawers is entitled "Diverse Cultures: Encounters While Growing Up in the Texas Panhandle." Denise's prints are all from handmade film and printed on handmade silver gelatin paper. They are from her extended study of the Yaquina Lighthouse, which she says "began out of need for a convenient location to test handmade film and dry plates.  Over the years, it became much more than a "location" to me.  I fell in love with the moods of the headland, its wildlife, its structures, and the people who visit.  Going deep into one magical place has been reward beyond simply camera and materials."

LightBox Photographic Gallery and Fine Printing, is located at 1045 Marine Drive in Astoria and is open Tuesday - Saturday from 11 am - 5:30 pm. You can see Walt's and Denise's portfolios now through next April. Here's the website: http://lightbox-photographic.com


Photos by Denise Ross and Walt O'Brien
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Phil, Rich and Jeff in Blue Sky NW Photographers Viewing Drawers
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Sat 01 of April, 2017 14:31 PDT  (418 Reads)
Two guild members--Phil Coleman and Rich Bergeman--along with friend-of-the-guild Jeff Hess, have been juried into the 2017-18 Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers at the Blue Sky Gallery in Portland. The new crop of 60+ drawers photographers will be available for viewing through March 31, 2018.

Blue Sky's Pacific NW Photography Viewing Drawers program features 10 original prints each by more than 60 artists from Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. All work is available for sale and for visitors to peruse during open gallery hours, which are 12-5 Tuesday through Saturday. Opened in 1975, Blue Sky Gallery is the largest photographic gallery in the city, as well as one of the oldest cooperative photo galleries in the entire country. The gallery is located at 122 NW 8th Ave. More info at blueskygallery.org.

Phil is showing a portfolio of infrared images, Rich is showing a selection of prints from his "Lost Homesteads" project, and Jeff is showing a group of prints from his water motion work.


From left, photos by Phil Coleman, Jeff Hess and Rich Bergeman


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How to Comment on Other Member's Galleries
By: Bill Laing  on: Fri 13 of March, 2015 17:17 PDT  (4600 Reads)
Most members welcome feedback on the images they post in their personal PAG galleries. Click on "Read More" below to learn how to leave a comment.
About the PhotoArts Guild
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Sat 17 of July, 2010 10:00 PDT  (12397 Reads)
The PhotoArts Guild was born back in 1985 when five local photographers gathered at a local restaurant to critique photographs, share information and encourage each other's growth as image makers. It soon grew to about 20 members, and in 1988 the group became an affiliated guild with the Corvallis Art Center. Currently about 40-50 photographers belong to the PAG. Meetings are held monthly on the third Thursday of every month (except August and December) at 7pm in the OSU Center for the Humanities on 8th and Jefferson. For information on the PAG's goals, membership and history, click 'more'
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