Tag: landscape photography

Native to this Place: Reception Feb. 2 at the BRIT

January 12 – February 16, 2018

Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth  https://www.brit.org/

Currently showing at the BRIT located on the Fort Worth Botanical Garden grounds is Native to this Place, a pastel, acrylic, and photography display by Pam Smith, Marie Maines, and Ray Maines. Show runs from Jan. 15 to Feb.15. Evening reception Feb 2nd, 5-7PM.  https://www.brit.org/art-brit/exhibits

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Art Exhibit: America in Kodachrome

America in Kodachrome” is about the days when slide film photography may have been at its best and image capture was at its purest before the influence of computers. What you saw through the viewfinder was what you got and the only real manipulation of the image was with camera exposure. Sure you had focus and depth of field and different ISO films but shooting slides was very limited on the latitude the film could handle. …and no control during the processing of the image.


Blue House Too ArtSpace

934 Watters Creek Blvd, Allen, Texas 75013

This exhibit is about one man’s use of slide film as a medium, his love of nature and in particular Our National Park System. One of very few people who have visited and photographed all the National Parks in the continental United State during a time when slide film and in particular Kodak’s Kodachrome slide film was king. David J. Stana: “My journey through life has been with an instrument to record the beauty of what I see on earth. I endeavor to capture the essence of what I see in its purest form and offer it as my interpretation for others to enjoy.”

Beyond the exhibited images on the walls David will be exhibiting several Multi-Image slide shows produced to present his photography starting with his earliest presentation entitled “Moods” that was produced over 40 years ago and with what was then State of the Art equipment in slide shows with an actual computer to control the images. This has become a lost art form since slides have been for the most part replaced with digital imaging and the slide show is now a video on You-Tube.

Come and see what media was like before MTV and smart phones and see an exhibit of unaltered images directly out of the camera and learn what shooting slide film was all about!!


Exhibit Dates and Hours

Open through Sunday, October 15th, 2017
Wed – Fri: 1 pm – 5 pm
Saturdays: 1 pm – 9 pm
Sundays: 1 pm – 6 pm

Multi-Image slide show:

Oct. 14 from 7 pm to 8 pm

David J. Stana, Cr. Photog., CPP

David J. Stana has a very diverse background in photography as well as the audio/visual field including Producer, Director, Photographer, Cinematographer & Staging Director. His passion for photography and image capture started with his love of nature. For more than four decades starting in 1975 he traveled extensively throughout the National Parks. During that time he had photographed all the National Parks in the continental United States and Hawaii. The images in this collection are from film (slides) and are not Photoshop creations. The process includes high resolution slide transfer (scanning), archival pigment printing by Nash Editions, and high quality framing using museum glass. The intent of each step in the process was to keep the images as close as possible to what David saw when first looking at the image through his camera viewfinder.

David owns a diverse photography business that focuses on traditional studio portraits & commercial photography, including architecture. He has been honored with numerous international awards including a number of international Telly Awards, Matrix Awards, Nikon Response and Recognition Awards, “Flight” (was displayed in the New York Museum of Modern Art) Color Camera Club Awards and PPA – Professional Photographers of America merits. His commercial clients include a list of the Fortune 500 such as AT&T, Metropolitan Life, Alcoa, 84 Lumber, Cornell University, Snap-On-Tools, UPMC, National Council of Community Hospitals, The Coleman Company, Neiman Marcus & Raytheon to name a few.

Submitted by Oddrun Mahaffey. Email: bluehousetoo@allenartsalliance.org

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Resonance and Memory: The Essence of Landscape at the Irving Arts Center


April 22July 9, 2017

A group exhibition featuring eight artists who, through photography, drawings, paintings, and sculptures, explore the profoundly mysterious, elusive and imaginary qualities of the natural world and our relationship with it. http://www.irvingartscenter.com/event/resonance-and-memory-the-essence-of-landscape-irving-arts-center/Artists: Kathleen Elliot, Sandra Gottlieb, J.J. L’Heureux, John Lyon Paul, Rebeca Calderón Pittman, Gerry Tuten, Gail Watkins, and Martin Weinstein.

Gallery Admission is FREE Gallery Hours:

Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Irving Arts Center
Dupree Lobby
3333 North MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75062


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Ireland . . . Picture Perfect!

Swans on the sea with ships and houses in the background

Swans on the sea with ships and houses in the background

Come share the wonders of Ireland as I lead a 10-day photo tour (June 15 – 25, 2017) to experience and photograph some of the most beautiful and intriguing scenery in all of Ireland!  This incredible tour will concentrate on western Ireland with its rugged pristine coastlines, unspoiled villages, ancient abbeys and castles, and pastoral settings.  We will also take time to slow our pace and embrace the ambience of some classic Irish pubs that will have you singing the night away!

For more information on my Ireland Strabo Photo Tour where you will be treated to true Irish flavors just click on the following link: http://phototc.com/tours/details/natural-wonders-and-the-creative-spirit-in-western-ireland


Submitted by Randy Ziegler. Email: randy@randyziegler.com

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International Nightscapes: Recent Works by Bob Chilton


International Nightscapes: Recent Works by Bob Chilton
Gough Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
May 6 – July 29, 2016, FREE

Explore the world through the lens of photographer Bob Chilton with photographs of the ocean, images of nature, and pictures of real life. Chilton is eternally drawn to the dark side of the day.  His constant fascination arouses a passion to venture out after dark, late in the evening, to examine the depth and diversity of each night’s beauty. What he discovers evokes expressions of awe and wonderment. The raw beauty of the evening is in itself an experience.

Discover the stories behind Bob’s camera in an exclusive GDAC interview!
Learn more at bobchilton.com

Submitted by Danielle Naylor. Email: admin@dentonarts.com

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Sybren Renema: The Harvest of Leisure opens April 9 at Cydonia



CYDONIA http://www.cydoniagallery.com/
167 Payne Street | Dallas, TX 75207

In The Harvest of Leisure, Sybren Renema examines the persona of the traveling intellectual in relation to the mythos of the sublime as a perceptive fiction. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, one of the definitive wanderers in the oeuvre of Romantic British literature, exists as Renema’s partner in the development of the exhibition. Coleridge’s intoxicating and religious depictions of nature illuminate the artist’s objects, as Renema transposes Coleridge’s poetry into visual form.


The artist’s practice starts from a romantic fascination with artifacts and legends. Fastidious and obsessive in his research of history, the artist unearths how artistic objects endure and evolve through time, their relevance within contemporary culture compounded through teleological significance. The Glaswegian’s style is consistently inconsistent in the sense that each exhibition includes an idiosyncratic discovery. Renema unearths a unique, alternative view of the world as it was and how it is now, with bonus metaphorical or paradoxical implications. His areas of interests go as far back as Mesozoic era, but his artistic practice functions as a homecoming to Romanticist tropes and emblems.

An ongoing series of spliced mountain collages creates subtle scenography within the white cube. Casting imagery onto itself dislocates the ground of its landscape. Suspended, disjointed neon texts of poetry evade immediate meaning. Freed from logical understanding, the subjects become a state of non-place. The grounding of landscape is removed, revealing the Sublime as phantom projections of human visions and fantasies. A heroic floor installation comprised of 800 ceramic poppy buds cumulates into a summit within the space of the gallery. This visual reimagining of a lofty mountaintop as axis mundi is corrupted towards a problematic but likewise fantastical state of being.

The works in the exhibition are rooted in a non-committal style, founded with intricacies of canonical Western culture and early theories of the Sublime. Renema explains: “Coleridge’s position as a poet, critic, wanderer, addict and ultimately, an as intellectual underachiever make him a particularly fascinating model to work from, as his reaching for the ultimate experience was equal part ambitious and vainglorious.” While skeptical of the possibility of any true sublime experience, the artist developed The Harvest of Leisure to share encouragement to battle despair and world-weariness, if only inside one’s own head.

Sybren Renema is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague. The artist was the youngest MFA student to have been accepted to the Glasgow School of Art and the youngest to graduate. He earned his degree in 2011. His first book, based on David Livingstone’s mythology and relics, You Took the Part That was Once my Heart was awarded support by Creative Scotland and subsequently sold-out. His work is collected through Europe in both private and public collections. Renema has recorded several albums of experimental jazz, and he has toured with numerous bands around Europe. The artist lives and works in Glasgow.




CYDONIA is a contemporary art gallery dedicated to supporting careers of emerging artists whose practices have cultural and historical insight, conceptual rigor, or they are an original voice within their generation. CYDONIA programming unites our stable and supporters through co-operative practices that underlie an imperative towards posterity. We value art as a cultural good related to praxis and discourse. The gallery is open 11AM – 5PM Tuesday through Friday and from Noon – 5PM on Saturday.

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Zhulong Gallery Presents Mark Tribe: New Landscapes

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Zhulong Gallery is pleased to announce Mark Tribe: New Landscapes, a solo exhibition that reframes the pictorial traditions of landscape art through contemporary technology. Tribe’s most recent works give form to virtual landscapes from the aerial perspective of a surveillance drone, pulling them from the virtual back into the physical realm.

Mark Tribe: New Landscapes will open with an artist talk at 5PM, and opening commencing at 6PM, March 14, 2015 and run until April 25, 2015 at Zhulong Gallery, which is open Tuesday-Saturday 10A-5P. For more information or to schedule a private viewing, please email info@zhulonggallery.com.

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Zhulong Gallery
1302 Dragon Street
Dallas, Texas 75207
Tuesday-Saturday 10:00AM-5:00PM
Also By Appointment
(469) 248 0345


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