SoCal PhotoExchange

Summer road trip over

Posted in Photo Galleries, Photography by douglaspstockdale on July 31, 2008

“Storm Clearing, Missouri” photograph copyright of Douglas Stockdale

Well, yours truely has just returned from a two week vacation road trip and I have a lot of catching up to do as to what’s happening with the photographers and galleries in SoCAL.

While I was away, I did visit the Camera Obscura Gallery in Denver, CO, but I was unable to make the exhibit at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO. Hopefully you all have been having a wonderful time this summer so far as well.

So, now back to the regular programing!

Best regards, Doug Stockdale

Call for California Artists – VISUAL LITERACY

Posted in Juried opportunities, Photography by douglaspstockdale on July 17, 2008

From the 2CC gallery, comes this juried opportunity;

The requirements are for Art that incorporates letters, words or text; makes literary references or tells a visual story and the enteries must be received by August 22nd and the exhibition runs from September 20th to Oct 16th.

The exhibit is open to all artists living in California, but no video or film and the 2CC gallery does not want work that was previously exhibited at the gallery. For questions, contact Cheryl Bennett at or call (562) 901-0997.

by Doug Stockdale

Call For Art: FRIDA KAHLO Annual Art Exhibit 2008

Posted in Juried opportunities, Photography by douglaspstockdale on July 15, 2008

Okay, the deadline for this juried exhibit is coming up very quick: July 18th

FRIDA KAHLO Annual Art Exhibit 2008

This is a great artist opportunity to show their talent with art,  poetry or music.
MUST include an obvious image of FRIDA some how in artwork.
Exact replicas of Frida Kahlo’s work will not be accepted.

Open to ALL mediums. Paintings, photography, ceramics, textiles, 
jewelry, etc.

This is a Juried Show.

Entry Fee: Limit 5 entries per person
$20 per accepted works
*All, if any, shipping fees are artist’s responsibility

Gallery Commission:
Picture This Gallery will receive 25% of sale

Submission Deadline:
Friday, July 18th  6PM   You may enter sooner!

On a Separate Email, Please Send Us:
Name & Contact Info
Image/jpeg of your artwork with description: medium, size, price
        doc file of your poetry/spoken word
        or sound snippet of your music
Artist statement and/or bio
Narrative of the work


or Mail to:  (please include a posted return envelope if needed)
Attn: Gallery Director/FRIDA 2008
4130 Norse Way
Long Beach, CA  90808

Artists will be notified by Monday, July 21st
Once accepted: Drop-off days are July 22nd – July 26th

by Doug Stockdale

Douglas Stockdale – In Passing

Posted in Books & Magazines, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on July 13, 2008

I just published my third book, In Passing, a softcover book based on my project of the same name. You can read the introduction and review some of the duo-tone images from this project, here

Twenty of the photographs were previously published in LensWork magazine, issue number 74, January-February 2008. The Lenswork Extended #74 DVD also contains audio excepts from my interview with the Brooks Jensen, the publisher/Editor of LensWork.

The softcover book is printed in duo-tone, 80 pages, with 50 photographs.

by Doug Stockdale

Ellen Butler juried into 2008 PV All-Media

Posted in Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on July 11, 2008

Untitled, photography copyright of Ellen Butler

The Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes (LA) 2008 All-Media Art Exhibit will have its reception on July 25, from 5-8pm. The exhibit will be showing from July 25 to September 6th.

Ellen Butler, a member of The Photo Exchange was one of those juried in.

by Doug Stockdale

PhotOC at the Muck

Posted in Art Museums, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on July 11, 2008

Photographs copyright of Frank Cancian

July 13 marks the opening of PhotOC: Contemporary Images by Artists in Orange County, a group photography exhibition at Fullerton’s Muckenthaler Cultural Center aka “The Muck” (OC). The exhibition includes works by Frank Cancian, Randall Chambers, Jacques Garnier, Bruce Hall, John Hesketh, Stan Kuran, Matthew May, Douglas McCulloh, Joey Lehman Morris, and Gabie Strong.

The photographs are on exhibit from July 13 to September 28, 2008 from 12:00 P.M.- 4:00 P.M. The exhibition opening day is part of ongoing “Second Sundays” festivals.

by Doug Stockdale

UnScene tour – Orange County

Posted in Juried opportunities, Photo Galleries, Photography by douglaspstockdale on July 8, 2008

The UnScene tour is coming to Orange County and the deadline for submissions is July 16th. The details and additional information as follows:

HOW IT WORKS: We are looking for your “unscene” images of Orange County. You can upload up to 20 photos for $25.00 for a chance to be selected as one of the five lucky local market finalists from a professional judging panel. If selected as a local market finalist, your work will be displayed at so 944 readers can pick their favorite UnScene artist.

THE THEME: Your untold Orange County stories – people, places or things taken in Orange County.

THE LOCAL EVENT: The date of the event is July 30th and the location will be announced by July 10th, 2008 at The five local market finalists selected will be invited to show off their 10 best photographs on July 30, 2008 for a special one-night gallery event. Their prints will go on sale for a one night only event with 50% of the proceeds benefiting a local charity and the remaining 50% directly into your pocket. At the conclusion of the evening, the local market winner will be announced.

THE LOCAL MARKET WINNER: The local market winner will be flown to Las Vegas next Spring to compete for the Unscene title and the chance to have their artwork seen in a national spread in 944 Magazine.

THE DEADLINE: July 16, 2008 at 12pm PST

THE BASIC RULES: You have to be a Orange County resident (or sometime within the last 5 years) and must be at 21 years of age or older. Please read the terms of the contest before uploading your photo

by Doug Stockdale

Call for Art – OCCCA

Posted in Art Museums, Juried opportunities, Photograph Exhibits, Photography by douglaspstockdale on July 4, 2008

Call for Art – all media including photography

The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA), Santa Ana (OC) has issued an Call for Art on the theme of “Animal Magnetism” which you can find more information at the link. The juror is Mat Gleason, the Editor and Publisher of  Coagula Art Magazine.

The deadline for submissions is Saturday, July 19th (note: received submissions, not postmarked!). The exhibit is planned for September 4th – 28th, with the artist reception on September 6th, from 6pm  – 10 pm.

From OCCCA for the Call:

Animals, real and imaginary. We fear them, pamper them, tame them, trap them, eat them, lobby on their behalf, experiment on them, strut them as status symbols, and exterminate them. How do contemporary artists represent them?

From the caves of Lascaux, to the halls of the Louvre, there is no escaping them. With their long pedigree in the history of art, they prowl the great museums of the world. And today, animals leap from the work of contemporary artists, symbolically expressing their ideas and emotions. OCCCA’s terrific exhibition space will showcase a menagerie of superb examples of this trend, from the traditional to the avant-garde, from the realistic to the fantastic, in painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video and new media.

by Doug Stockdale

Robert Hansen at Festival of Arts

Posted in Books & Magazines, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on July 4, 2008

“Figure in Fog, Vera Cruz” photograph copyright of Robert Hansen

It is Summer and time again for the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach (OC). It is on the same grounds as the Pagent of the Masters. The Festival of Arts is open daily from 10am to 11:30 pm and if you have a ticket stub from the Pagent of the Masters, you can see the Festival of Arts for no charge. Everyone will have to pay a small fee.

This year there are 140 artist who were juried in and the exhibit will extend from July 6th to August 30th. There are also 11 photographers whose work is on display, and one of them is Robert Hansen, who is a member of the The Photographers Exchange.  The photograph above is also in Hansen’s hardcover book, Yucatan Passages, which will be on sale at the Festival of Arts or from Hansen directly. I have a copy of this book and I highly recommend it as part of your photographic book collection.

by Doug Stockdale

Call for entries: OMC Gallery

Posted in Uncategorized by douglaspstockdale on July 2, 2008

I am pleased to pass along the following information about a juried exhibition at the OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art, located in Hungtington Beach (OC) CA, which is as follows:

The OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art is calling for entries:
September 26 to November 25 the OMC Gallery will present an international photography exhibition titled:
Therefor photographers worldwide are invited to submit one original photograph, visualizing her/his interpretation of the theme.  The exhibition aims to show case a wide spectrum of approaches and point of views and is segmented in the following categories: 
people, still life, documentary, city, country, design, culture, abstract, history, contemporary, future, fiction.
The image has not to be taken necessarily in Germany. It can also show an imagination or phantasy of Germany or anything what may symbolize the country for you.
Final entry date: August 31, 2008
OMC Gallery for Contemporary Art

by Doug Stockdale