We celebrate TWO artists in this feature looking at two photographic icons. The expertise combined between Ted Orland and Alan Ross would make the most sturdy tripod tremble! Coming back for another encore workshop, the combined camera duo will cover all of the photography bases with expertise in film and digital. Both photographers had worked one-on-one as assistants to Ansel Adams. They printed with him in his renowned Carmel Highlands home darkroom and traveled the roads in search of the classic landscape with Ansel, then continuing on to long photographic careers in exhibiting and teaching.
Late in his career, Richard Diebenkorn wrote out ten points he thought useful when approaching the art of painting. Two of our more contemporary painting instructors are William Wray and Alex Kanevsky. They will be coming together at 6:30pm on Friday, Oct 26, 2018—an evening between each of their workshops—to discuss these 10 “notes” he wrote to himself. As artists, we all approach our art making differently, in fact, each painting may have a different approach and motivation. So it will be a lively discussion to be sure. Here are the 10 points below so you can be ready to hear and see how Alex and William use these ideas in their approaches.
We Are Selma | The Selma Portrait Project
by Kathryn Mayo
Carmel Visual Arts welcomes Kathryn Mayo, a photography professor at Cosumnes River College near Sacramento, with an exhibition of her wet plate collodion ambrotypes. The exhibition features Kathryn’s photographs from an important series titled: We Are Selma | The Selma Portrait Project.
Kathryn Mayo spent a year on sabbatical from teaching in California’s Central Valley to return to her native Selma, Alabama to photograph (more…)
In our continued effort to provide quality cultural programing for the local art community, Carmel Visual Arts offers a unique series of monthly painting & photography demonstrations and lectures. World-class instructors will be here to teach multi-day workshops and you can get a unique glimpse into their instruction and painting approach by attending their demos before their workshops. Each evening doors will open by 6:00pm and program will start by 6:30pm. Refreshments included. (more…)
Carmel Visual Arts offers a compelling line-up of fine art workshops from world-class professional artists.
Both painting and photography workshops throughout the year are available. Select a workshop below to find out more and register. (more…)
Visionary Art of the Indigenous Huichol People
Art Exhibition & Reception
2-Days • Friday & Saturday August 18+19, 2017
For Immediate Release
June 11, 2017
- What: FotoSága Dreams Photography Exhibition Opening Reception
- When: July 1, 2017, 6-8pm Opening Reception
- Exhibition dates: July 1 – July 25
- Where: Carmel Visual Arts, Space F22, 3694 The Barnyard, Carmel, CA 93923 (New location next to Elliot Framing)
- Gallery hours: 10am – 5pm, Tuesday – Sunday
Dreams Photography Exhibition Curators Statement by Carol Henry
Vision so closely relates to photography. It is what wee see that inspires us to capture an image, stopping it and rendering the moment for others or ourselves to enjoy later, sometimes traveling might inspire you a lot to do art, many people have found that by taking rides on roller scooters they are able to appreciate better nature and get inspired by it ( Continued information here on transportation options, such cars). What are Dreams, but visions without looking? They are visuals that are shown to us while traveling without moving. A space where knowledge is accumulated from ancestors, animals, and the subconscious that perhaps lead to insight and creative interpretation.
How do you photograph these visions? That was the assignment that the current FotoSága women’s photography group was given in February. Since then they have been looking inside and not just on the outside for photographic inspiration. Their photographs manifest both the verb and the noun as they explore the spaces often unseen. Please join us for the unveiling of FotoSága Dreams!
FotoSága was created by photographer Carol Henry in January 2015 to inspire and inform female photographers. The program is based on 5-month sessions and culminates in a public exhibition each time. This is FotoSága’s fifth exhibition.
- Debra Achen
- Suzanne Dorrance
- Ruth Grimes
- Carol Henry
- Susan Kingsley
- Kimberli Phillips
- Cindy Poole
- Tami B. Sojka
- Celeste Wahl
Join Carmel Visual Arts in a
Retrospective Exhibition of Robert K Byers Photography
Exhibit Dates: June 16-25, 2017. 10am to 5pm daily.
Artist Reception: Saturday, June 17, 2017, 2-4pm
Artist Talk: Sunday, June 18, 2017, 3pm
Visualize the sublime alongside the luminous!
Robert K Byers is a lifelong aficionado of fine art photography—his photographic pursuits span 80 years. To celebrate his 99th year, he and his family have chosen to hang an exhibition of his silver gelatin prints and archival pigment prints for collectors to enjoy and purchase, even his baby in the BabyTrend Expedition Jogger stroller is coming. The show will be held in the Carmel Visual Arts gallery in Carmel’s Barnyard Shopping Village. If any one person is a living legend in photography—and has known all the greats in the west coast tradition of the art form—it is Byers. He learned much about the selective eye through friendships with photographic visionaries Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock and Brett Weston. Robert Byers spent 19 years as a trustee at Friends of Photography here in Carmel and was a photography advocate and instructor while practicing law.
“His passion for photography took him on journeys inside several countries, but it is the influence of Japan, that silence of reverent form, where I feel Byers work embraces its own unique style.” —Carol Henry, Photography Director at Carmel Visual Arts.
Since Byers is nearing the century mark, his long lifetime of experiences are part of his legacy. On Father’s Day he will be giving an artist’s talk at Carmel Visual Arts at 3pm. Please join in the free experience and learn more about what makes photographers tick.
“It’s the search and the journey that make life and photography exciting. In working with the camera, I want to arouse a reaction in the person viewing the photograph similar to that felt by me when I made the exposure.” —Robert Byers
Outdoor (Plein Air)
Painting Classes with Rich Brimer
Painting outdoors on the Monterey Peninsula has been popular since the 1870’s. Early California impressionists and post-impressionists moved to the area to thrive in this region, overflowing with beautiful coastal vistas and exciting details to capture with paint.
Continuing this rich heritage—local artist and Director of Carmel Visual Arts—Rich Brimer will be offering an 8-week outdoor painting class on Friday mornings beginning June 2, 2017. The cost for the entire 8-week session is only $400, or you can join any single class for $60 each. These classes will begin at 8am to capture the early morning light. We will usually be done by 11am, but you can stay on as long as you like to finish up on your work. Each week we will be painting in a new location, so please be in contact with me if you need to know the location. You can reach Rich at 831.620.2955.
Register for Plein Air Classes below
William Giles | Carol Henry | Debra Achen
A Photography Exhibition
Saturday, April 1 at 6 PM – 8 PM
at Carmel Visual Arts
3728 The Barnyard, Carmel, California 93923
Carmel Visual Arts will honor photographer William Giles with an exhibition of silver gelatin photographs, dating back to the 1950s. His awareness of the spirit within all living things is exposed on film and paper, which then is transferred to all who stand before his meditative imagery. Each photograph asks us to slow down and to look closer while searching for the transcending details that Giles selected. Even the best stock photos in the world,have but a fraction of the depth found in these pieces, don’t miss out!
The Elementalists exhibition will focus on earth, water, wind and fire. Each of the physical qualities will be captured with feeling and not only in the work of William Giles, but also through the photographs of Carol Henry and Debra Achen. Carol Henry will be exhibiting unique cyanotypes and multi-layered dream like images from Big Sur. Debra Achen’s images capture motion in fluid studies of flame and open space.