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Member News

Ellen Konar & Steve Goldband, and Nick Winkworth @ Cordon Potts Gallery

Three BAPC members, Ellen Konar & Steve Goldband, and Nick Winkworth participate in “The Tipping Point,” a juried exhibition curated by Ann Jastrab and Judy Walgren.

Exhibition: The Tipping Point, July 12 – August 25, 2018
Location: CordonPotts Gallery, 29 Geary, San Francisco, CA 
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 12, 5:30 – 7:30pm

 

Adrienne Defendi exhibits in the Silicon Valley Plastic Camera Show

Adrienne Defendi participates in the Silicon Valley Plastic Camera Show curated by Ann Jastrab.

Exhibition: The Silicon Valley Plastic Camera Show, July 13 – October 19, 2018

Location: Santa Clara University Art Gallery in the Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building, Santa Clara, CA  95053

Closing Reception: Friday, October 12, 6 – 8pm

Cindy Stokes @ Marcela’s Village and Gallery

“Observations of Memory and Perception”, a three-person exhibit of photography, sculpture and painting.

Exhibition: “Observations of Memory and Perception”

Where: Marcela’s Village and Gallery, 833 Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park, CA.

Reception: August 25: 4:00-8:00 PM

WhenAugust 18-September 3

Mitch Nelles @ Coastal Arts League’s “Cityscapes and Urban Living”

Mitch Nelles has 4 images in the upcoming Coastal Arts League’s “Cityscapes and Urban Living” juried competition. There are 3 BW images from San Francisco and a color image from one of his trips to Fremantle, Western Australia.

Exhibition: August 30 – September 30, 2018

Location: Coastal Arts League, Zaballa Square, 300 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA

Opening Reception: September 1, 2018, 2-4PM

Ellen Konar and Steve Goldband @ ” Still Life: Elevating the Mundane”

Ellen Konar and Steve Goldband’s photograph “Gone” appears  in “Still Life: Elevating the Mundane” at PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont. The image, from an abandoned room at Fort Ord, was selected  by curator Kimberly Witham.  

Exhibition: Still Life: Elevating the Mundane,  September 5 – September 29, 2018

Location: PhotoPlace Gallery in Burlington, Vermont

Steve Goldband and Ellen Konar @ “The Curated Fridge!”

Steve Goldband and Ellen Konar are exhibiting the image Fertile Ground #8 from their series “Fertile Ground” in the traveling exhibition The Curated Fridge, to appear at Copia Napa Valley, literally on a refrigerator. This show, guest curated by Ann Jastrab, is the most recent of a quarterly series celebrating art and fine food and wine.

Exhibition:  The Curated Fridge, Summer, 2018

Location:  Culinary Institute of America @ Copia, Napa CA

Opening Reception:  Fri, September 7, 2018 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

Adrienne Defendi @ Somerville Toy Camera Festival

Adrienne Defendi exhibits two works, Riverchild Dreams and Haiku II 
 
Exhibition: Somerville Toy Camera Festival. September 8 – 30, 2018
 
Location: Washington Street Arts Gallery, 321 Washington Street, Somerville, MA 02143
 
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 2018

Upcoming Exhibition

Of Dreams and Reality

Curated by Ann Jastrab

September 15 – October 21, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 15, 6-8pm

1275 Walnut Street Berkeley, CA 94709 (map)

BAPC and Berkeley Art Center will be participating in the inaugural year of the Bay Area Month of Photography.  

Recent Exhibitions

Making of a Beautiful Bridge (Japan)

February 27 – March 4th, 10:30am – 6:30pm

BAPC members will exhibit at the annual Photo Yokohama Festival in Yokohama, Japan. Up to 40,000 people attend for this week of exhibitions, conferences and other events.

We will have a group exhibition with an updated, smaller version of our Places Of Change exhibition and 6 of our members will show their work individually (Rose Borden, Adrienne Defendi, Steve Goldband & Ellen Konar, Ken Hoffman,  Ari Salomon).

This is part of a larger exhibition called Making of a Beautiful Bridge and organized by SAMURAI FOTO which is a member-based photo collective.

AnthropoScene

Exhibition: January 27 – February 17, 2018
Location:  ARC Gallery, 1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA

Opening Reception: January 27, 7 pm – 9 pm
Closing Reception: Saturday, February 17, 12 pm – 3 pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, February 17, 2 pm


If the industrial-sized mistakes of our Anthropocene period, i.e., the geologic era marked by human activity, seem to augur eco-catastophe, the humanized landscape still affords us visions of beauty and even transcendence (and sometimes humor). The photographers of AnthropoScene peruse the contemporary world, finding meaning and even moments of grace within the dynamic human landscape of global capitalism. ​

Curator: DeWitt Cheng

Places of Change

September 5 – October 18, 2017
The Pina Zangaro Gallery

15 BAPC members exhibited work inspired by changes
from neighborhoods across the SF Bay Area.

A Point Of Transition

February 23 — March 5, 2017
Faction Brewing 
BAPC and the Alameda Photographers