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The Mechanical Eye show to open at Cannery Row Studios

Posted in Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography by Jim McKinniss on September 30, 2009

Mechanical Eye

Cannery Row Studios in Redondo Beach, California will present the work of 20 local photographers at the “The Mechanical Eye”.


Photographers Georgette Buckley and Anne Sharp were added to the group after going to press.


The show runs October 11, 2009 through October 30, 2009. The opening reception is October 11 from 4:00 – 8:00pm


Cannery Row Studios is located at 604 North Francisca Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90277



By Jim McKinniss

Photo Exchange Members Show 2010

Posted in tPE members by vogelart on September 29, 2009


The Photographers’ Exchange

Members Show 2010

As many of you may already know, we have been accepted by the Irvine Fine Arts Center to exhibit the work of The Photographers’ Exchange members. The date for the exhibition will be February 19 thru April 3, 2010. March 2010 will mark the year of our 20th anniversary! A great tie in to the exhibition dates.


This exhibition is open to all current members of The Photographers’ Exchange. Please be sure your membership payment of $36 is current.


Rather than picking a unifying theme like water, we have decided to make the exhibition about our members Personal Projects. Try to select work for the exhibition that will best fit this idea. If you are hanging multiple pieces, be sure they fit together as a single project.


This is a preliminary sketch of how to plan the quantity and sizes for the exhibition.


Work that is larger than 24×36, including frame, you will most likely have space for only one piece.


For framed sizes from 24×36 down to 20×24, plan on hanging two pieces.


Framed sizes 16×20 and smaller plan on hanging  up to four pieces.


These are approximate sizes and quantities, as we get a feel for the number of members and the quantity and sizes of the images we may have room for adjustments.


Please reply to Larry Vogel by email as soon as you know if you plan to participate and the quantity and sizes of the work you plan to submit.


If you have any suggestions about this exhibition please send me your comments.    


Let’s make this a great exhibition!


Larry Vogel
my email is—

Photography by Ellen Cantor to be shown at Studio 339

Posted in Photo Art Business, Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography by Jim McKinniss on September 24, 2009
"Quarter Tulips" copyright by Ellen Cantor

"Quarter Tulips" copyright by Ellen Cantor

Photographer Ellen Canter will be featured at Studio 339 in San Pedro, CA.


The show titled “DICOTOMY” runs October 1, 2009 through November 30, 2009. There will be an artist receptions on October 1 and November 5 from 6 to 9 pm to coincide with the regular First Thrusday art district tours in San Pedro.


DICOTOMY” showcases Ellen’s recent exploration of the relationships between the man-made and natural environments.

Studio 339 is  owned by Lauren Kilgore

339 West Seventh St.

San Pedro, CA



To see more of Ellen’s Work visit



By Jim McKinniss

Jerry Burchfield dies at 62

Posted in Photo Art Business, Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography by Jim McKinniss on September 23, 2009
"Last Supper" copyright by Jerry Burchfield

"Last Supper" copyright by Jerry Burchfield

"Second Degree Still Life No, 43" copyright by Jerry Burchfield

"Second Degree Still Life No, 43" copyright by Jerry Burchfield


Jerry Burchfield, a photographer and educator who helped document the evolution of two Orange County landmarks, has died. He was 62.

Burchfield, a professor and photography gallery director at Cypress College since 1987, died Sept. 11 at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange. He had colon cancer, said his wife, Barbara.

Burchfield had “an international reputation as an important contemporary artist with a social and political point of view,” said Bolton Colburn, director of the Laguna Art Museum, which exhibited Burchfield’s works in 1973 and 2000.

From 1973 to 1987 Burchfield co-owned BC Space Gallery in Laguna Beach with Mark Chamberlain. Colburn said Burchfield and Chamberlain “certainly weren’t shy about getting in with subject matter that had political implications,” and in Orange County that often meant environmental issues.

The project in Laguna Canyon, which remains one of the few relatively undeveloped areas of Orange County, started in 1974, Chamberlain said.

“We started documenting Laguna Canyon because of a particular fondness for the location,” Burchfield told The Times in 1989. “We felt that some sort of development was inevitable. As photographers, we believed that we might not play a role in stopping the development. So the least we could do was use our craft to document the environment so that there is a record of it.”

Burchfield and Chamberlain began tracing the life in the canyon, including taking photos the length of Laguna Canyon Road. Thousands of photos — many donated by others — were compiled into a huge mural they called “The Tell,” which referred to an archaeological term about a core sampling that tells the earth’s geological history.

In November 1989, an estimated 7,000 people marched through the canyon to the mural as part of a protest over plans to build more than 3,000 homes.

“The Tell was one of the most galvanizing instruments we had for getting people involved and interested in the future of Laguna Beach,” Michael Phillips, executive director of the Laguna Greenbelt and Laguna Canyon Conservancy, told the Orange County Register in 1991. Developers eventually agreed to sell a canyon site to the city of Laguna Beach. The mural was taken down in 1990, but the project continues, Chamberlain said.

In 2002, Burchfield and Chamberlain started photographing the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, which had closed as an active base in 1999. After much debate over turning the facility into a commercial airport, a Great Park and some residential use is now planned for the site.

“We all felt that an important part of Orange County’s history was being overlooked due to the issues surrounding what it should be used for,” Burchfield told the Register last year.

“Regardless of what happened to it, the history of the base needed to be documented as best could be done.”

With five other photographers working on the Legacy Project at the old base, Burchfield created what is believed to be the world’s largest functioning pinhole camera obscura and the world’s largest photograph, one of thousands taken to document the transition from Marine base to park. “I’ve never been a proponent of hit-and-run photography. This allows our knowledge to develop,” he said.

Jerry Lee Burchfield was born July 28, 1947, in Chicago. He received bachelor’s, master’s in art and master of fine arts degrees from Cal State Fullerton.

He wrote several books about photography and received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in 1981. His work has been exhibited in the United States, Europe and Japan. Along with Cypress College, he taught at Cal State Fullerton as well as at Chaffey, Mt. San Antonio, Saddleback and Orange Coast colleges.

“He was a multifaceted individual, an outstanding educator, a mentor, friend and ally,” Chamberlain said

Besides his wife, Burchfield is survived by his son, Brian, and his father, Darrell. Services are pending. A scholarship fund has been set up in Burchfield’s name. The family asks that donations be sent to the Cypress College Foundation, attention Laura Stephens, 9200 Valley View St.,

Memorial service, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4 at Laguna Beach Presbyterian Church

Celebration of Burchfield’s life and work at BC Space, 3 to 6 p.m.



By Jim McKinniss

Call for Entries at Mpls Photo Center

Posted in Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography by Jim McKinniss on September 21, 2009
Copyright Mpls Photo Center

Copyright Mpls Photo Center


The Mpls Photo Center has announced an open call for entries for all photographers.

Theme: Portraits


Juror: David E. Little, Curator and Head of Photography and New Media at Minneapolis Institute Arts (MIA) Entry Fee: $30 up to 5 images; $10 each additional (no limit on number that may be submitted)

Prizes: $300 for 1st; $200 for 2nd; $100 for 3rd Entries Due: October 24, 2009 Notice of Acceptance: November 10, 2009 Exhibition Dates: January 2, 2010 – January 31, 2010 at the Mpls Photo Center

Reception: January 8, 2010, 6:00 – 9:00 pm at the Mpls Photo Center


About the Juror

David E. Little, Curator and Head of Photography and New Media at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA), is known for his blend of programmatic innovation, original scholarship in post-1945 art, and experience working with some of the leading artists and photographers today. With his solid foundation in art history and cultural theory, he is an experienced lecturer, writer and curator – frequently participating in portfolio reviews, conferences, and photography events worldwide.


The Mpls Photo Center is located at 2400 North Second Street, Minneapolis, MN 55411, on the second and third floors of the Northwind Lofts.

For more information visit

By Jim McKinniss

Emma Ferreira at Frank Pictures Gallery

Posted in Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography by Jim McKinniss on September 15, 2009
Image  copyright by Emma Ferreira

Image copyright by Emma Ferreira

Image copyright by Emma Ferreira

Image copyright by Emma Ferreira




Frank Pictures Gallery is pleased to present the photographs of Emma Ferreira in her latest series provocatively titled, Exposed, which opens on September 13th at the Bergamot Station gallery. Born in Buckinghamshire, England, Ferreira’s photographic training in London nurtured her natural instincts to represent the human form as more than just a model seen through the lens of a camera. She aims to portray the meditative complexities and consciousness that lie beneath the individual’s external appearance. The results are sensually balanced, vibrantly colored photographs that exude a richness of texture and depth of creativity. Her photos and mixed-media works draw the viewer in and subtly convey messages of connection and harmony in the world.

Ferreira has already undertaken a journey to build a monumental body of work that will exhibit in cities around the globe to raise funds for various charitable foundations. Currently, the artist is attracting corporate sponsorship, which will allow her to strengthen the charitable donations that will be going to various foundations. Proceeds from an ongoing exhibit, When Life Dances II: Classic Beauty, will be given to Operation Smile, a worldwide children’s medical charity dedicated to healing facial deformities and to advocating sustainable healthcare systems for children and families. Ferreira has shown internationally including Farmani Gallery, Heck Arts Studio, Tribeca Cinemas Gallery, Spin Gallery, and Gladstone Gallery. She has been involved in such events as the acclaimed Brit Week, Venice Art Walk, Caboom: Festival of Contemporary Design, and Project Angel Food.


Frank Pictures Gallery is located at Bergamot Station A-5

2525 Michigan Ave.

Santa Monica, CA 90404



By Jim McKinniss

Tribute to Jerry Burchfield

Posted in Uncategorized by vogelart on September 13, 2009

The art world, students of photography and friends will morn the loss of Jerry Burchfield, who passed away last Friday. Please visit my blog for my tribute to Jerry Burchfield  “Loss of a Renaissance Man”

Norm Zareski will have a solo show at the Corner Store Gallery

Posted in Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography by Jim McKinniss on September 11, 2009
Photograph copyright by Norm Zareski

Photograph copyright by Norm Zareski


Photographer and writer Norm Zareski will exhibit his work in a solo show entitled ” ‘Pedro Potpourri” at The Corner Store gallery.


The show runs from October 1st thru November 30th, 2009.
The Corner Store is located at 1118 West 37th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731.

 For More information call 310-832-2424.


By Jim McKinniss

Photo Exchange member Jim McKinniss to show at Summer Studio

Posted in Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by Jim McKinniss on September 11, 2009



Photograph copyright by Jim McKinniss

Photograph copyright by Jim McKinniss



Photographer Jim McKinniss will have one of his photographs showing at the inaugural All Media Show at Summer Studio located in Lomita, California.
The show will run from September 25 through October 18, 2009

OPENING RECEPTION:  Friday, September 25, 2009 7-9:30pm

Enjoy refreshments, live music, and mingling with friends while viewing great local artwork.

Summer Studio is located at

2161 Lomita Blvd, Lomita, CA  90717

Phone:  310-325-8801

Gallery Hours are Monday through Saturday 9am – 9 pm and Sunday 10am – 6pm


By Jim McKinniss

Dream Street at Palomar Community College

Posted in Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography by Gina Genis on September 3, 2009
© 2009 Douglas McCulloh

© 2009 Douglas McCulloh

Ever wonder why your window stick? Well, if your home is fairly new, it is probably because of the way houses are built these days.

Douglas McCulloh’s “Dream Street” exhibit takes us through the transformation of a farming field with generations of history into a track home development. It all started when he won a silent auction to name a street.

The photos document piece work of laborers who have to work long hours in the hot sun because the amount of money they make is so nominal. Long gone are the days where every construction worker was well versed in all aspects of building a home. Today, a window man may make $1.00 per installed window. Consequently, they fly through their jobs at light speed so they can take home as much money as possible. Frame a little too small for the window? No problem, jam it in with a crowbar, pound on it, and move on. They might not even be aware that six months later, due to expansion and contraction with the weather, the window will shatter.

The human element is strong in this exhibit. McCulloh’s photographs intermingle personal stories of piece workers with the looming reality that our landscape is being forever altered by development. The change to our environment is as concrete as the poured foundations.

McCulloh has presented this exhibit very well. Frames match frames. By that I mean the photo frames appear similar in color to 2×6’s used to frame a house. The narrative text has architectural cut outs in it. When this exhibit was at the Riverside Museum a few months ago, the room was large enough to have actual housing frames incorporated. Palomar is smaller, so unfortunately, this part of the show did not travel. One new element at Palomar is an audio/visual of the location and sounds that were heard during construction. A bonus to the whole experience.

The Dream Street book can be found at:

Palomar Community College, Boehm Art Gallery
(760) 744-1150 x2304
Gallery Hours: Tu 10-4, Wed 10-7, Fr & Sat 10-2

Posted by Gina Genis