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July Meeting: Lara Huff & Tom Heath
By: Vicky Hollenbeck  on: Sat 14 of July, 2018 12:39 PDT  (32 Reads)
Our next meeting takes place on Thursday, July 19th, 7-9 pm at the OSU Center for Humanities on the corner of Jefferson & 8th in Corvallis.

For this month's program, two of our more recently-joined members, Lara Hoff and Tom Heath, will share their photography backgrounds and their images with us. Please join us in giving them a warm welcome as we get to know them a bit better!

Print Share: Bring one or two prints on the theme 'Bright'.

For our business meeting, we will discuss an idea that was proposed at the last meeting: changing the meeting time to 7:30-9:00 pm due to the overlapping time with the Corvallis Arts Walk.

On the horizon: PAG annual picnic at Avery Park, August 16th. No regular meeting that month.


Images by Lara Hoff (left) and Tom Heath (right)
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Art Guild Show at Benton Museum includes 5 PAGers
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Sat 14 of July, 2018 12:31 PDT  (15 Reads)
Five PhotoArts Guild members (who are also members of the Corvallis Art Guild) are part of the CAG's "Fresh" exhibit now open at the Benton County Historical Museum in Philomath. Bill Laing, Phil Coleman and Jack Larson are exhibiting photographs, while Mike Bergen and Marjorie Kinch are showing watercolors. The exhibit offers "fresh" work from the artists, i.e., not previously displayed in the Corvallis area.

The exhibit runs through Aug. 18.


From Left: "Field of Dahalias" by Mike; "Journey Blue" by Phil; "Wabi Sabi Tree" by Jack; "Yin Yang in the Sand" by Bill; and "Shore Birds" by Margie
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Rich Bergeman in "The Wild Is Calling"
By: John Ritchie  on: Fri 13 of July, 2018 06:11 PDT  (20 Reads)
Three images from Rich Bergeman's series on the Rogue River wars were accepted into an exhibit at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City.

“The Wild Is Calling,” an exhibit of original artwork commemorating the 150th anniversary of the federal Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968, is on view at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City through Sept. 16. The show includes works by photographers, painters and sculptors from around the country “expressing the value of wild places and free-flowing rivers in our lives.” A featured element in the exhibit is a selection of photographs from the “Wilderness and Sublimity” project that champions the conservation of Hells Canyon on the Oregon-Idaho border.

The Oregon Trail Center is located at 22267 Oregon Hwy. 86 approximately 5 miles east of Baker City (exit 302 off I-84) and is open daily from 9am to 4 pm.

"Hellgate Canyon" by Rich Bergeman
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Phil Coleman takes Best in Show at annual PhotoZone Juried Show
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Thu 12 of July, 2018 14:09 PDT  (21 Reads)
The 30th annual PhotoZone Gallery Juried Photographic Exhibition is now up on the walls at the Emerald Art Center in Springfield. Five PAG members made the cut into this year’s show—Phil Coleman, who won Best in Show and a Juror's Choice Award for his two pieces; John Ritchie and Rich Bergeman, who each won Juror's Choice Awards; and Vicky and Jeff Hollenbeck.

The annual exhibit is juried by members of the PhotoZone Gallery, which was formed in the late 1980s, around the same time as the PhotoArts Guild got its start. According to the exhibit program, jurors considered aspects of "graphic design, light and color, tonality, image power, originality and technical quality." This year 67 photographs from a total of 77 submitted were accepted, representing 42 photographers.

A reception and recognition ceremony will be held on Friday July 13 at the EAC, from 5 to 8 pm. The show runs through July 27. The EAC is located at 5th and Main in downtown Springfield, and is open Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 4pm.

From Left: “Nara Teahouse” by John (Juror's Award); “Philomath Frolic Rodeo” by Jeff; "Rainy Day" by Phil (Best of Show); “Inner Space” by Vicky; and "Portland Chinese Garden" (Juror's Award) by Rich
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Nine PAGers in LaSells Community Open
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Wed 04 of July, 2018 12:34 PDT  (51 Reads)
Jim Mullholand’s striking photograph of lightening flashing over the Wooden Shoe Tulip fields this spring is one of nine images by PhotoArts Guild members now on view in the annual Community Art Show in the Guistina Gallery at the LaSells Stewart Center. Also showing their photographs are Jack Larson, Mark Meyer, Paul Barden, Phil Coleman, Bill Laing, Craig Hanson, Eric French and John Ginn. It's a great selection of guild members' work and worth a visit to the gallery.

According to the gallery's website, this is the 13th year that LaSells has opened its walls to artists of all ages and skill-levels in a non-juried exhibit. Pieces range from children's drawings to professional-level artwork.

A reception will be held on Wednesday July 11 from 5:30 to 7:30. The reception coincides with the reception for “Cascadia", a touring juried photography show that features work from four PAG members, that is hung in the Murdock Wing of the Guistina Gallery. (Details below)

The Community Open exhibit runs through Aug. 5.
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'Cascadia' touring show brings photos to Corvallis
By: Rich Bergeman  on: Thu 28 of June, 2018 15:22 PDT  (76 Reads)
The state-wide traveling photography show “Cascadia” makes a stop in Corvallis at the LaSells Stewart Center this summer, opening July 2 and running until Aug. 5. The juried exhibit includes photographs by PAG members Phil Coleman, Herman Krieger, Mark Meyer and Dave McIntire among the 47 photographers from around the state who are in the show, which has previously been exhibited this year in The Dalles and in Baker City, where it originated.

“Cascadia: Where Oregon Meets” is an effort to “bring an ever-divided state of Oregon closer together through the lens of photographers, both urban and rural,” according to Ginger Savage, who spearheaded the project. The exhibit will occupy the Murdock Gallery wing of LaSells, running concurrently with the 13th annual Community Art Show in the main Guistina Gallery.

A joint reception will be held at LaSells on Wednesday July 11 from 5:30-7:30 pm, where the winner of the $500 Cascadia “People's Choice Award” will be announced, and copies of the exhibit catalog will be available for purchase. Visitors to the exhibit will be able to cast votes for the “People's Choice” between opening day on July 2 up to the reception date on July 11. Guild members are encouraged to drop by the show during its first week to cast their ballots for their favorites.

The exhibit includes black-and-white and color photographs depicting the varied landscapes and people of Oregon from the Coast to the Snake River and from the Columbia Gorge to Klamath Falls. The project was underwritten by the Ford Family Foundation of Roseburg, Ore.

Murdock Gallery
LaSells Stewart Center
Gallery Hours: 8am-5pm Mon-Fri (and evenings/weekends when events are scheduled)


Photos (from left) by Phil Coleman, Herman Krieger, Mark Meyer and Dave McIntire
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'High Desert Dreams' at the High Desert Museum
By: John Ritchie  on: Wed 09 of May, 2018 06:22 PDT  (244 Reads)
Rich Bergeman's "High Desert Dreams" exhibit is on display at the High Desert Museum in Bend, OR from May to October.

“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.

The exhibit will be on display from May 12 to October 14, 2018. There will be a panel discussion on Thursday, May 17th from 6-7 PM.

High Desert Museum
59800 S. Hwy 97
Bend, OR 97702
541-382-4754
Hours: 9am - 5pm daily
www.highdesertmuseum.org (external link)

"Burchard Homestead" by 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  (5686 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  (13788 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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