Maria Budner : first place in Aging as Art

Peering into the Future by Maria Budner

Maria was honored with 5 photos and first place in the juried show Aging as Art  by The Council on Aging in Southern California. The show will be displayed in Bowers Museum in Santa Ana in Late Summer 2020, Newport Beach Central Library in Fall 2020 and at John Wayne Airport from Fall 2020 – Spring 2021.

Budner, Borden, Fenstermacher, Stokes & Weston @ Thriving-in-Place, Abrams Claghorn Gallery

Jumping Off Point by Maria Budner
2200 Mission by Rusty Weston
Love Each Other by Rose Borden
Traces by Cindy Stokes
(Sumi ink on kozo, sculpted )

Jurors Gene Dominique and Becky Jaffe have chosen work by BAPC artists Rusty Weston, Cindy Stokes, Dan Fenstermacher and Maria Budner for exhibit in the show Thriving-in-place at Abrams Claghorn Gallery in Albany, CA.

Exhibit dates: September 3-30, 2020
Opening Reception: September 12th

BAPC Members dominate The Meaning of Green @ Gray Loft Gallery

Jurors Ann Jastrab and Jan Watten have selected 19 images from 14 BAPC photographers for the exhibit The Meaning of Green online at Gray Loft Gallery in Oakland, CA. The show will be online from September 11 to October 30 2020.

Works by BAPC artists Rose Borden, Maria Budner, Tamara Danoyan, Anthony Delgado, Gene Dominique, Richard Dweck, Dan Fenstermacher, Steve Goldband, Ellen Konar, Steve Raskin, Neo Serafimidis, Nathalie Strand, Nick Winkworth and alumna Susan Hillyard are all included.

Dweck, Delgado, Hoffman exhibit in Landscape @ PhotoPlace Gallery

Divided Landscape with Cows by Anthony Delgado
Convergence by Richard Dweck
Bisti Badlands by Ken Hoffman

Juror Ann Jastrab has selected images by Anthony Delgado, Richard Dweck and Ken Hoffman to include the the show Landscape at PhotoPlace gallery in Vermont.

The online show runs from August 20 to September 18 2020.

Mitch Nelles@ Black &White Magazine Portfolio Contest

Mitch Nelles’ “Hoops” series has been selected as a Spotlight Award winner for Black and White Magazine’s 2020 Portfolio Contest. Images from this series will be published in the April 2021 edition of this prestigious publication.

Ari Salomon @ KG+ (Kyotographie)

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Motion Studies Dissected
September 21-27, 2020 
Dohjidai Gallery of Art
Ari Salomon will be presenting this evolution of his Motion Studies series at this exciting fine art photography festival in Kyoto. BAPC exhibited at the KG+ festival in 2019 and we had a wonderful experience. There are many shows, big and small, tucked into neighborhoods throughout the city. View Ari’s website for updates.

Ken Hoffman @ Photoplace Gallery

Bisti Badlands – Stone Wings 2 by Ken Hoffman

Juror Ann Jastrab has selected  Ken Hoffman’s image Bisti Badlands – Stone Wings 2 for inclusion in the exhibition Landscape at the PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont. The show runs online from August 20 – September 18, 2020.

Ingeborg Gerdes: in memoriam

Ingeborg passed away this week. She was a beloved member of BAPC for many years. Here are some thoughts from current and past BAPC members who knew her in the collective or in one of her many roles in the Bay Area photographic community.

View Ingeborg’s BAPC Member Page and her Personal Web Site. Read an article in the SF Chronicle.

Ingeborg had a sharp eye and a quick wit during our BAPC print critiques. One comment she made during a critique that always stuck with me was “A photograph should be like real life, only a little bit better”. We’d follow up the print critiques with a long ride home on BART, in which we had some lively conversations. I’m sure we entertained more than a few fellow passengers. Congratulations on a life well lived Ingeborg, and may you rest in peace.

Tom Lavin

Ingeborg had a vast knowledge of photography; not just the history but also a voracious observer of current work. Ingeborg was also passionate about watching local sports teams; the 49ers, the Giants, and particularly the Warriors. She would get so nervous before playoff games! Ingeborg loved people and she was genuinely interested in the people she photographed. The staff and regulars at Golden Gate Fields racetrack where she photographed for several years all knew her, and it became a part of her social life. I will greatly miss our almost weekly conversations.

Lee Nelson

We were a group of 4 that met monthly to share our photos, ideas and feedback.  Ingeborg was one of us.  I always admired her talent, love of the craft, insightful comments and appreciated her encouragement and generosity of time.  Our gatherings will not be the same without her but still an opportunity to remember her each time we meet. Miss you my friend.

Charlotte Niel

Ingeborg was my first college-level art professor — she was inspiring and tough as nails. No student dared to show up without both prints and ideas behind them. I was in awe of her dedication to her craft. I was excited and honored to reconnect with her via her membership in BAPC. Rest in peace my friend and mentor. 

Ari Salomon

I connected with Ingeborg, when she joined BAPC. I loved when she showed up for our monthly peer reviews. She always was interested  in other people’s work and vision. Her insightful comments not only showed her compassion for photography but also her deep knowledge. I especially appreciated that she was always brutally honest and sincere. It was fun for me to converse with Ingeborg in our native tongue and to chat about her summers in Germany. Her warmth, curiosity and kindness will be greatly missed.

Angelika Schilli

Ingeborg and I were colleagues in the UC Berkeley Extension Photography program many years ago. She was an excellent teacher, a fabulous photographer, and a much-appreciated colleague. I just recently got reacquainted with her last year and am thankful to have known her.

Steve Raskin

Magnetic Pull @ ARC Gallery

January 16 – February 20, 2021
ARC Gallery

Curated by: Daniel Nevers and Jennifer Brandon

Rusty Weston: FOCUS photo l.a. 2020 Finalist

Cocktail Hour by Rusty Weston

Rusty Weston is one of the FOCUS photo l.a. Summer 2020 Finalists and will exhibit his winning photograph, Cocktail Hour, within the virtual FOCUS installation at Virtual Collect + Connect Photo L.A. 2020 and a live exhibition at Elizabeth Houston Gallery, NYC. This weekend marks the start of the virtual installation.

Gene Dominique @

Trio by Gene Dominique

Gene Dominique’s photograph Trio is featured on today’s Your Daily Photograph.

Maria Budner gets Silver Award in BAYMOP 2020

Shattered Landscape by Maria Budner

Maria Budner’s photograph Shattered Landscape has been awarded a Silver Medal by the jurors of the Bay Area Month of Photography (BAYMOP)  The dates and places for the exhibition in September will be announced soon.