Last Saturday, the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA opened its 2019 Members’ Juried Exhibition. There are amazing pictures on display and you can get an impression by following the link above if you do not have a chance to visit Carmel in person.
Coastal Arts League, Half Moon Bay, CA
February 21 through March 17
Reception on February 23, 2 - 5 pm
I'll be showing the following pictures.
Four perspectives on the world will be on view at the Coastal Arts League in February. The work of pen-and-ink artist Gary Frink, mixed-media artist Chris Manchester, and photographers Ingo Bork and Steve Renwick. The public is invited to an opening reception on Saturday, February 23 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM in the gallery located at 300 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA. The gallery exhibit will continue through March 17.
The four artists present views of the world particular to each of them, but with a unifying theme. Their backgrounds are as varied as their work, but each one uses his art to provide a balance to modern life.
Chris Manchester is co-owner of Half Moon Bay Kayak Co. and a member of the Coastside surfing community. He migrated to San Francisco to attend the Academy of Art University for Graphic Arts. His design work has been displayed locally and in window displays in San Francisco. His fine art is shown in galleries and coffee shops throughout the Bay Area. Chris' inspiration comes from the people, colors and events of his life, his work evolving with new mediums, materials and textures.
A self-taught artist, Gary Frink's career in the military and aviation industry led to cartooning what he knew best – airplanes and sports. Later, Gary directed his creative nature to the more disciplined technique of pen and ink drawing, influenced by his love of the outdoors.
Photographers, Ingo Bork and Steve Renwick both work in the semiconductor industry, on the bay side of the Peninsula, but they enjoy the slower pace of life on the coastside. Ingo uses his world travels as an opportunity to find quiet and beauty amid the bustle of commerce. Ingo says, "Practicing ‘Zen’ in photography is my goal, and I hope some of my pictures convey this atmosphere to the viewer."
Steve Renwick's work has been shown at eateries and pubs, both on the Coastside and the bay side of the Peninsula. His photos study architecture, as well as the objects of everyday life, using classic black-and-white film and darkroom techniques. Steve says, “Images are ephemeral, but the light, and the world that inspired artists before us, is still there.”
The public is invited to meet these artists at an opening reception on Saturday, February 23 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the CAL gallery located at 300 Main Street, Suite 6, Half Moon Bay, CA. The gallery exhibit will continue through March 11.
Please join us on February 23 or stop by during regular opening hours. The gallery is open between 12:00 noon and 5 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays. For information about the gallery, visit the website: www.coastalartsleague.com
After a long period of silence, I don’t let this year pass, without sharing one of my photographic highlights of the year. One of my trips brought me to Singapore and I had the opportunity of experiencing a thunderstorm during sunset from the roof top of a hotel. The warm light of the sunset, a patch of blue sky, dark clouds and the almost violet lightning, added up to an exceptionally wide and complex color range of the sky. A nice symbol for how I experienced the past year.
I wish everybody who passes by this page a Good Year 2019!
During a business trip to Japan in spring last year, I had the opportunity to spend a full day in Kyoto. It was peak cherry blossom season in this region but instead of following the crowd, I spent almost the entire day in two Zen gardens. For me, Landscape Photography is like Zen meditation and this picture is probably the “slowest” picture I ever took, taking almost one hour for taking the picture/looking at the tree and about two weeks for post-processing, until I liked the result. I might call this “Zen and the Art of Landscape Photography.”
Coastal Arts League, Half Moon Bay, CA
February 15 through March 11
Reception on February 17, 5 - 7 pm
Six different perspectives on the world will be on view at the Coastal Arts League gallery. The show will showcase varied work of painters Greta Waterman and Eric Greenhut, pen-and-ink artist Gary Frink, mixed-media artist Chris Manchester, and photographers Ingo Bork and Steve Renwick. The six artists, each with a different viewpoint and art form, are collaborating to present their work under the name “Light, Form, and Color.” The public is invited to meet these artists at an opening reception on Saturday, February 17 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the CAL gallery located at 300 Main Street, Suite 6, Half Moon Bay, CA. The gallery exhibit will continue through March 11.
Please join us on February 17 or stop by during regular opening hours. The gallery is open between 12:00 noon and 5 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays. For information about the gallery, visit the website: www.coastalartsleague.com
Winter at the California coast - never really cold but can be quite windy and not everything withstands the force behind those gusts. Luckily rare events so far in this part of the world. It's on us, to make it stay that way.
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