Ellen Konar & Steve Goldband in CPA 8X10 fundraiser auction

Steve and Ellen’s photo Olaf from the series Cut Short is included in the Center for Photographic Arts in Carmel annual 8X10 fundraising auction. The auction benefits CPA and is open for bidding through Sept 29. Bid here


Gene Dominique in Black and White Magazine

Since 2020 the fine arts photography magazine Black & White has published an annual issue featuring photographs made with smartphones. Gene Dominique will have several smartphone photographs in the December 2022 Issue, number 156.

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Steve Raskin in The Life of Water online exhibit at PhotoPlace Gallery

Steve’s photograph Bones will be in the online portion of the The Life of Water exhibit by PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont.

September 28 – October 21, 2022


Nick Winkworth awarded 3 honorable mentions in Minimalist Photography Awards 2022

Nick Winkworth was awarded honorable mentions in three categories in the Minimalist Photography Awards 2022.
Winners were selected from more than 3,400 photographs from 43 countries.. They can be seen here:

Abstract category: Labyrinth (series)

Fine Art category: Blacktop Calligraphy (series)

Open category: Hand Signal (single image)

Gene Dominique in Gearbox Gallery’s “In My Backyard”

Gene Dominique’s photo Skyline III has been juried into the exhibition at Gearbox Gallery entitled In My Backyard. It runs from Thursday, August 18 until Saturday, September 10.

There will be an opening reception and artist’s talk on Saturday, August 20 from 1-4pm. 

Gearbox is located at 770 West Grand Avenue in Oakland. 

Gene Dominique in East Bay Photo Collective’s “The Night is Young”

Gene Dominique’s photo Untitled  has been juried into East Bay Photo Collective’s “The Night is Young” exhibition that will be on display at their Oakland Photo Workshop Gallery located at 312 8th Street in Oakland’s Chinatown neighborhood.

The Opening Party for the show is on Friday, August 5 from 5-8pm.

Steve Goldband in Group Show at Soho Photo Gallery

Two of Steve Goldband’s images were selected for the upcoming group show Picturing New York at Soho Photo Gallery, 15 White Street, in New York City. The show runs from August 18 to September 11.


Richard Dweck image selected for Triton Museum’s Salon

Richard Dweck’s photograph “Lockdown in the Holy City #4” has been accepted into this year’s Triton Museum’s Statewide 2D Competition (100 selected out of 1400 submissions).

Exhibition Name: Salon at the Triton
Opening Reception: Sunday, August 14, from 2:00-4:00 PM
Exhibition Dates: August 13 – September 14, 2022
Museum address: 1505 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara CA 95050

Cindy Stokes’ Close to Home project featured at Marin Art and Garden Center

Cindy Stokes is featured in the three-person exhibition Confluence: Reflections on Our Shifting Environment at The Studio at Marin Art and Garden Center, Ross, CA. Through innovative techniques in photography, sculpture, drawing and painting, the artists Stokes, Laura Corallo-Titus and Arminee Chahbazian bring awareness to our evolving perceptions of a transforming environment.

Stokes’ Close to Home project—a site-specific installation and wall sculpture created from sculptural photographs and charcoal drawing—urges one to contemplate the ever-growing threat of wildfire while still acknowledging our dependence on and enjoyment of fire’s domesticated form.

The Studio at Marin Art and Garden Center
30 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Ross, CA

Opening Reception: July 24, 2022, 1-3 pm
Exhibition dates and open hours: July 21-August 28, 2022, open 10am-4pm Thurs-Sat, noon-4pm Sun


Rusty Weston in East Bay Photo Collective’s “The Night is Young”

Two images from Rusty Weston’s photographic explorations of San Francisco nightlife were juried into East Bay Photo Collective’s “The Night is Young” exhibition. The images, called “Intake” and “Take Out” will be displayed in the group show that opens at 5 p.m. on August 5th at the Oakland Photo Workshop gallery.
“Intake” from just before the pandemic in an SF dispensary.

Ari Salomon in Land at The Drawing Room Annex

Land at The Drawing Room Annex runs July 30 – September 4, 2022.

Ari Salomon will be participating in this group show right in his neighborhood, the Mission in San Francisco. Four images from his Rapid Express series will be exhibited.

This is a giant space that used to be a great clothing store (BetaBrand) that closed during the pandemic. The space has been “reactivated” as an art gallery with two large spaces in front and many smaller rooms in back and in a loft.

Opening Reception: July 30, 2022 (4-9pm)
Artist Talk: August 9, 5pm
Closing Reception: September 3, 2022 (4-9pm)
The Drawing Room Annex
780 Valencia Street, San Francisco CA 94110 (map)
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11-7; Friday-Saturday 11-9

Rusty Weston’s entry selected and awarded first prize in Roma Fotographia Exhibition

Rusty Weston is one of 40 photographers selected to participate in a group exhibition at a Rome gallery in June.  Roma Fotografia selected an image called “The Mission” for a group show at the Bresciani Visual Art Gallery (in Rome) in early June. The jurors awarded the image 1st prize with the promise of a solo exhibition “spread in the galleries, shops, and businesses of Via Giulia” in September/October.

The judges said of the image: “It is innovative, it recalls the web, the graphic dynamics of youth, red and then that lost but not anxious look of those who surf in the dark but with courage.”

The Mission is from Rusty’s new series Reenvisioning featuring portraits of young adults at night in San Francisco.