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Tiffany Trenda multi-media exhibition at Frank Pictures Gallery

Posted in Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography by Jim McKinniss on October 31, 2009

"Condemned Opera" copyright by Tiffany Trenda


Frank Pictures Gallery is proud to present SPECULAR, an exhibition of photographs, light boxes and performance by LONDON INTERNATIONAL CREATIVE COMPETITION Artist of the Year, TIFFANY TRENDA. A young, Malibu based artist, Trenda’s beautiful, surreal performances have been called spellbinding and fascinating as she mesmerized critics and collectors as the highlight of Photo LA, Photo Miami for Art Basel, the Malibu Contemporary Art Fair, LA Center of Digital Art and at her solo performance at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She has also exhibited at Robert Berman Gallery, Farmani Gallery, Highways, and Track 16. She received her BFA from Art Center College of Design and will be finishing her graduate work at UCLA Design and Media Arts. “With my work I am challenging our senses, our mental representations and the relationship we bear to media. I am interested in how we are psychologically affected by the digital world with the constant flux of information. Can our minds handle more and more of imagery representation and digital dialogues?” says Trenda of the recent performance piece that landed her on the cover of The Malibu Times, “with my work I use a lot of bipolar concepts: past and future, death and life, organic and inorganic. More and more we are cross breeding our media and information. The work is about man vs. machine. But can man survive its own creation?”

Click Here to View Work by Tiffany Trenda


Frank Pictures Gallery is located in Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404

Opening Reception: Sunday, November 8th 6:30pm – 9:30pm  

Exhibition Dates: November 7, 2009 – January 2, 2010

RSVP to 310.828.0211 /

By Jim McKinniss

Two new exhibitions of nature photography at G2 Gallery

Posted in Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography by Jim McKinniss on October 29, 2009

"Aspen Grove" photo copyright by Robert Turner





"Spanish Shawl" photo copyright by Nick Fash


G2 Gallery in Venice, CA is currently hosting two exhibitions which highlight the works of nature photographers Robert Turner and Nick Fash.


The Turner exhibition is called “Robert Turner: Rare Places in a Rare Light” .  Robert’s body of work to date is a stunning collection of photographs that, in his words, “will inform the soul and convey my deep belief in the fundamental value of wild places.”

From the Pacific Northwest to the Great Smoky Mountains and the canyon lands of the Colorado Plateau to the hardwood forests of Maine, this exhibition captures both the grandeur and intimacy of North America’s precious wild lands. His large, strongly composed prints communicate the moods of rare moments, both intimate and grand, captured across the continent in his pursuit of the light on the land.  Robert’s ever-watchful lens has isolated remarkable instants in time–at the edge of a storm, after a rain, in the afterglow of sunset–when light upon the land intensifies color to almost magical proportions.

The Turner exhibit closes on Sunday, November 8.

Nick Fash is featured in “Nature LA”, an ongoing series of nature and wildlife photography solo exhibitions by Los Angeles area photographers that will rotate monthly.  The exhibitions will provide an opportunity for up-and-coming nature and wildlife photographers from Los Angeles to showcase their work.  All proceeds from each show will benefit an LA based environmental charity.

Nature LA brings into focus the work of an individual photographer based in the Los Angeles area whose passion is shooting in nature.  Each participant’s unique perspective as urban environmentalist and as artist raises a specific concern brought to the fore by the verity of conservation photography.  With this new venture, the G2 Gallery hopes to tap into a growing segment of the population interested in change at a grassroots level.


Nature LA: Nick Fash will be on view October 20–November 20, 2009.  An artist’s reception will take place November 6 at 6pm, coinciding with Abbot Kinney First Friday.


The G2 Gallery (

1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291-3742

Tel. 310.452.2842, E-mail


By Jim McKinniss

Week of Life

Posted in Photographers, Photography by douglaspstockdale on October 24, 2009

I just became aware of new and interesting project;  documenting a Week of (Your) Life, an open call to photographers to docuement a week of their life and upload it along with many others from around the world. Details are available here:

Here is some general information about the project;

The basic building block of this Czech-American project is the period of one week in the life of an individual, who captures each day of the week with nine photographs taken throughout the day. The author of the project considers one week being the most characteristic time span for a person with regard to human diversity and behavior.

A week that has seven days, each of which has a different meaning, smell, sight, a different sense with varying intensity and energy, is the basic unit in life. Human activity, be it willed or unwilled, is organized around this span of time, which is why such a photo report can tell us so much about ourselves and others. st century.

Every participant who contributes with his or her week thereby becomes an original piece in a neverending mosaic of human originality and uniqueness and a co-author of the whole documentary project, a gigantic photographic library of humankind in the 21st century.

They have a link with some suggestions on how to you can complete this project, found here.

So if this is something that has captured your interests, check it out!

Best regards, Doug Stockdale

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Hey, Hot Shot! – Deadline Oct 23, 2009

Posted in Juried opportunities, Photo Art Business, Photography by douglaspstockdale on October 15, 2009

Hey, Hot Shot! offers photographers at all stages of their careers unrivaled opportunities for exposure and advancement. All entrants have their work reviewed by top-shelf panelists and enjoy the potential to be promoted online, selected for 20×200, and exhibited in our New York gallery. Now in its fifth year, the competition has been acclaimed by curators, critics, educators and journalists alike.

The guidelines are simple: contenders submit three photographs from a single body of work using an online upload tool, with an entry fee of $60.

Incomparable Exposure:

Our panel will select five Hot Shots for inclusion in a two-week group show at Jen Bekman Gallery in New York City. In conjunction with the exhibition, editions of each photographer’s work will be released on 20×200, Jen Bekman Projects’ acclaimed online endeavor, which offers limited edition prints at affordable prices.

Additional Benefits:

Each Hot Shot is awarded a $500 honorarium. (Nice!)

At year’s end, two Ultras will be selected from 2009’s ten Hot Shots. The Ultras are represented by Jen Bekman Gallery and slated for solo exhibitions.

All entrants are reviewed for participation in 20×200; entering the competition is the only opportunity for photographers to have their work considered. In addition, as always, our writers will select contenders to feature daily on the Hey, Hot Shot! blog throughout the entry period.

Apply now:

We only accept submissions online, via this website.

The deadline for entries is Friday, October 23, 2009 @ 8 p.m (EDT).

Hot Shots will be announced on Monday, November 30, 2009.

There is a $60 handling fee for your entry.

Submissions are open to everyone, from anywhere in the world!


Check out our informative FAQ, follow us on Twitter or find us on Facebook

by Douglas Stockale

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Nikon’s New Model, D3S

Posted in Photo Art Business, Photographers, Photography by Gina Genis on October 14, 2009

Nikon has announced a new model in their line up. The D3S is an upgrade to the popular D3. Improvements include better low light capture, 720p HD video, and improved CMOS sensor. This camera was designed for sports, news, and wildlife photographers who need to capture quality images very quickly. See the link for full details.

by Gina Genis

Three Photo Exchange members to participate in 2nd City Council celebration of Dia de los Muertos

Posted in Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, tPE members by Jim McKinniss on October 14, 2009
"Frieda Speaks" copyright by Richard Ostrowski

"Frieda Speaks" copyright by Richard Ostrowski

"Death's Sales Pitch" copyright by Stan Kuran

"Death's Sales Pitch" copyright by Stan Kuran

"Waiting for an answer" copyright by Emanuel Dale

"Waiting for an answer" copyright by Emanuel Dale

Photo Exchange members Emanuel Dale, Stan M. Kuran, and Richard Ostrowski will have work  featured in this year’s event at 2nd City Council gallery in Long Beach, California.


2nd City Council is honored to participate in a traditional neighborhood celebration of Dia de los Muertos.  Each year, our neighbors’ apartment complex and beautiful courtyard becomes a magical place where altars, candlelight, marigolds, dancing and live music fills the air.  The gallery hosts a Dia de los Muertos exhibition and our garden is transformed with altars, calacas, art workshops and delicious food. Our two spaces are linked by gates that open wide to encourage an exchange of culture, art, tradition and friendship.

There is an artist reception on Saturday, November 7, 2009 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Please join us in this joyous celebration Sat., October 31, 2009 – Dec. 3, 2009


2nd City Council gallery is located at 435 Alamitos Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90802

(562) 901-0997



 Jim McKinniss

Vogel’s Book Available on CD

Posted in Books & Magazines by vogelart on October 12, 2009

Book on CD promoMy hand-made book, Creativity/The Seeker’s Journey was released in 2007. Since its release the special edition hand-made book has sold more than one hundred copies!

The book’s eleven chapters will take the reader through the stages of creativity and inspiration. Included in the book are more than 150 quotes which provide inspiration for the reader and support for the text I have written. In addition to the Forward by James R. Hugunin, my long time art dealer and friend, Susan Spiritus has written the Afterword.

With the current pricing of the hand-made book at $225, I have made the decision to make the book available on CD for $20, plus tax and shipping. Exchange members can avoid shipping by picking up your copy at the next meeting and I’ll cover the tax too! The CD will make a great gift for the coming holiday season.

To purchase my e-book, Creativity / The Seeker’s Journey on CD Contact me by email

For more info about the book go to

Fine Art Photography Auctions

Posted in Photography, Uncategorized by Gina Genis on October 6, 2009

The American economy has had an effect on every aspect of our economy, and the fine art world has experienced some knocks along with it. Last year, fine art photography auctions in New York managed to hold steady. Bidders were thinner, and unsold lots were more numerous, but prices didn’t drop as much as expected.

There were a few stand outs that sold for more than the estimates. William Eggleston’s “Jackson, Mississippi, 1972 sold for $158,500 to a European bidder, an impressive $78,500 over the high estimate. One of Richard Prince’s large scale prints from his 1993 “Girlfriend” series sold to a phone bidder for $302,500, $2,500 over the high estimate. Cindy Sherman’s “Untitled #106 from 1982 brought $62,500 when the hammer came down. The estimate was $30,000-$50,000.

William Eggleston's "Jackson, Mississippi, 1972

William Eggleston's "Jackson, Mississippi, 1972

The 2009 Christie’s photography auction is scheduled for October 7 & 8th. Offerings from “The American Landscape: Color Photographs from the Collection of Bruce and Nancy Berman” and “Photographs by Sally Mann from a Private Collection, Washington D.C.” will be offered on the 7th. “Photographs” and “The Miller-Plummer Collection of Photographs” are up for bid on the 8th.

It will be interesting to see what kind of prices photography will command this year.

By Gina Genis

“Power of Art 2009” to be held October 16 – 18

Posted in Photo Art Business, Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography by Jim McKinniss on October 5, 2009


The Redondo Beach Art Group is holding their 4th annual member art show on the weekend of October 16. The show is titled “The Power of Art 2009” and is the 4th annual show put on by the group.

Copyright by The Redondo Beach Art Group

Copyright by The Redondo Beach Art Group


The Power of Art has grown in attendence every year since its inception with over 5300 people attending the event last year. The show is part of the group’s effort to raise awareness of how art can play a positive role in a community by combining beauty with constructive social interactions of the community’s citizens.

The Power of Art 2009 is an all-media show featuring the art work of the members of  The Redondo Beach Group. In conjunction with POA 2009 is the “Seeing California” show featuring work inspired by the famous  photographer Edward Weston’s trip around California. Many of  the group’s photographic artists will be featured in “Seeing California”.

Each year the group converts a location into a temporary gallery to showcase the work of it’s members. Last year’s venue was the north power generating room of the AES Power Plant in Redondo Beach. This year the group has converted an abandoned restaurant into its art gallery. This year’s show features the work of 90 artists and 130 works of art in all media in two galleries, “Living Art” and “Seeing California”.

There will be a catered opening reception on October 16 from 7 – 10pm. The show continues Saturday, October 17 from 10am – 10pm and Sunday, October 18 from 10am – 8 pm.

This event is free to the public unless otherwise noted on the group’s website.

The venue for this year’s show will be the old Venezia restaurant between the Cheesecake Factory and the Blue Water Grill. It is located at 655 N. Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach, CA 90277

 For more information visit


By Jim McKinniss

Long Beach Arts Gallery – Bill Collins

Posted in Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on October 3, 2009

Remembering the Blues - Collins

Remembering the Blues, copyright of Bill Collins (Third Place Award)

The current “Reflections” show is now at the Long Beach Arts Gallery.  The opening reception was Friday, October 2, 6 to 9 p.m. and the show runs until November 7.

Long Beach Arts is located at 4332 Atlantic Ave. in the Bixby Knolls section of Long Beach and is open Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Best regards, Douglas Stockdale