In a series of annual exhibitions called Valley Focus, the Carnegie Arts Center has celebrated the variety of artistic creativity found in California’s Central Valley. This year the show features works by the area’s most accomplished photographers. From more than 250 entries, 80 pieces by 48 individual artists were selected, representing the very best images being created in and of the region today. The exhibition will be on view January 17 – March 18, 2018. Awards will be presented at a public opening reception on Thursday, January 18, 2018, from 5-8 p.m.
The works in the exhibition were selected by photographer Ted Orland. Mr. Orland lives in Santa Cruz, where he pursues teaching, writing and photography. He took up photography as a student working for designer Charles Eames, and in the 1970s worked as Ansel Adams’ assistant. He later taught at Stanford University and University of Oregon, and taught Digital Photography at Cabrillo College for many years. He currently leads master class workshops for independent programs nationwide.
Mr. Orland is the co-author, with David Bayles, of the best-selling book Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking, and is author of its companion volume, The View from The Studio Door. A selection of his writings and images appears in the monograph Scenes of Wonder & Curiosity. Mr. Orland is also author of the history book Man & Yosemite: A Photographer’s View of the Early Years. His photographs have been widely exhibited and are included in over 30 major museum collections.
EXHIBITION: Valley Focus: On Photography
RECEPTION: January 18, 2018, from 5-8 p.m. FREE
EXHIBIT ON VIEW: January 17 – March 18, 2018.
REGULAR HOURS: Weds. – Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Sun. noon- 4 p.m.
REGULAR ADMISSION: $5 general; CAC members and children 12 and under are admitted free.
Artists Included in the Exhibition:
Leslee Adams, Modesto; Janet Alcalde, Murphys; Ann Bailey, Turlock; Clifford H. Bailey, Turlock; Martin Baker, Modesto; Anna Barber, Ripon; Tracy Barbutes , Groveland; Fred Benz, Fresno; Barry Buttress, Turlock; William Calvin, Modesto; Carrie Anne Castillo, Turlock; Neil Cervenka, Turlock; Roberto Chiesa, Modesto; Susan Conner, Altaville; Scott Fergusson, Modesto; Michael Frye, Mariposa; Franka Gabler, Coarsegold; Charlotte Gibb, Lafayette; Clayton Gomez, Turlock; William Harris, Modesto; David Hoffman , Mariposa; Greg Hubbard, Merced; Gary Hunter, Oakdale; Alexis Isley, Delhi; Karen Jensen, Hughson; Linda Knoll, Modesto; Peter David Lee, Modesto; Alice Lessard, Merced; Larry Lew, Ceres; Lisa Livingston, Modesto; Emela McLaren, Manteca; John Moses, Fresno; James Quinley, Turlock; Evan Russel, Yosemite Village; Cassaundra Salvanera, Modesto; Joseph Scalero, Modesto; Tara Schendel, Turlock; David Schroeder, Modesto; Roberto Serrato, Riverbank; Jen Smith, Turlock; Elisa Solorio-Ontiveros, Turlcok; Lindsey Tallcott, Modesto; Andy Tolsma, Merced; Arturo Velasquez, Modesto; Christopher Viney, Atwater; James Weber, Discovery Bay; Dennis Wister, Modesto; Roger Wyan, Merced