2016 FOTOSEPTIEMBRE

2016 SAFOTO Web Galleries

2016 FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA Quick Sheet PDF

2016 FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA Exhibitions Catalog PDF

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2016 SAFOTO Web Galleries Featured Artists

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ROGER BALLEN
(Johannesburg, South Africa)
Asylum Of The Birds
Curated by Michael Mehl
SAFOTO WEB GALLERIES

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FRANK HERFORT
(Berlin, Germany – Moscow, Russia)
Time In Between
Curated by Michael Mehl
SAFOTO WEB GALLERIES

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KEITH DANNEMILLER
(Mexico City, Mexico)
Callegrafía
Curated by Michael Mehl
SAFOTO WEB GALLERIES

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DAMIAN BORGES
(Santa Cruz De Tenerife, Canary Islands)
Cautivas
Curated by Michael Mehl
SAFOTO WEB GALLERIES

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CHAS RAY KRIDER 
(Columbus, Ohio)
False Negative
Curated by Michael Mehl
SAFOTO WEB GALLERIES

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TAIWANESE PHOTOGRAPHERS 1890s – 2015 
(Taiwan)
The Silver Halide Era – Aura Of Times
Curated by Chang Chao-Tang and Chien Yun-Ping
In conjunction with the National Taiwan Museum Of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan
SAFOTO WEB GALLERIES

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2016 FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA Exhibitions & Events Calendar

• FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2016 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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JESSE ACOSTA, DAMIAN BORGES, TIM CADENA, DANIELLE CHARLES

CHELLE DELANEY, ED ESCOBEDO, MELISSA EVANS, HECTOR GARZA
JULYA JARA, SARAH ANN JONES, JOSH JORDAN, MEGAN LOPEZ, RON RAGAN
ELIZABETH RODRIGUEZ, DAVID RUBIN, DAVID SILVAN, 
ELENA VOLKOVA

This Is What I Know

Curated by Melanie Rush Davis and Kemp Davis

Digital Pro Lab
10103 San Pedro Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78216
(210) 377-3686 | mail@digitalprolab.com | www.digitalprolab.com

Opening reception: Friday, August 26, 2016, 7 – 9 pm
Exhibit on display: August 26 – October 15, 2016
Viewing hours: Mon – Fri, 8:30 am – 6 pm; Sat, 10 am – 4 pm | Closed Sunday
Contact: Amanda Dominguez, Marketing Manager (210) 377-3686
amanda@digitalprolab.com

Free and open to the public

With the transformation of its entire retail space into an art gallery, Digital Pro Lab will showcase 22 photographs from 17 international, national, regional and local artists that will explore the exhibition theme: This Is What I Know.

Each and every person amasses knowledge on a daily basis. We learn. We question. We explore and experience. This Is What I Know is a curated photo exhibition that celebrates discovery and the innate need we all have within us to absorb, process and interpret life. As expressed by one of the exhibiting artists, “…everyone has something to offer, and if we are willing to listen, everyone has a lesson to teach us.”

• FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2016 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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D. CLARKE EVANS

(San Antonio, Texas)

Photographic Projects : World War II Veterans & U.S. Marines

University Of The Incarnate Word – Semmes Gallery – Kelso Art Center 
4301 Broadway Street, San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 829-3852

Opening reception: Friday, August 26, 2016, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibit on display: August 26 – September 30, 2016
Viewing hours: Mon – Fri, 10 am – 5 pm | Closed UIW holidays
Contact: Roland Sul, Gallery Director (210) 829-3852 | sul@uiwtx.edu
For more on D. Clarke Evans: www.dclarkeevans.com

Free and open to the public

World War II Veterans – The Greatest Generation led the U.S. to victory in World War II. More than 16 million American served in the conflict. According to the U.S. Veterans Administration, fewer than 700,000 remain. Approximately 430 are dying each day, almost one every three minutes. It is estimated there will be no veterans left to recount their experiences by 2036. As a result, this project is an attempt to preserve important stories and memories from World War II. The men and women who served in this conflict did not view themselves as heroes. Humility is a defining trait of WW II veterans. Courage and resiliency are two others. In this project, I have attempted to honor veterans with revealing snapshots of their lives. Each is photographed in a contemporary setting to show how they look today, decades removed from their service in one of history’s greatest conflicts.

U.S. Marines – The project is to photograph Marines from all generations of service, all walks of life, all experiences, and all ages; while simultaneously interviewing the Marines about why they joined, different duty stations, and what their lives were like during and after their service in the Marine Corps. The project wishes to display the essence or breed of Americans that earned the title United States Marine, and capture the commonality of moral fiber that links Marines to this immortal fraternity while showcasing the inner core of what makes Marines exceptionally different from others.

• FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2016 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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ZHIFENG HAN
(San Antonio, Texas)

Han’s Street Portraits

University Of The Incarnate Word – Student Gallery – Kelso Art Center
4301 Broadway Street, San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 829-3852

Opening reception: Friday, August 26, 2016, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibit on display: August 26 – September 30, 2016
Viewing hours: Mon – Fri, 10 am – 5 pm | Closed UIW holidays
Contact: Roland Sul, Gallery Director (210) 829-3852 | sul@uiwtx.edu

Free and open to the public

• SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2016 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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DARREN ABATE, BILLY CALZADA, MARK GREENBERG

JOSH HUSKIN, MARK SOBHANI, NATALIA SUN
(San Antonio, Texas)

¡Puro San Antonio!

Curated by Julya Jara

Musical Bridges Around The World Gallery
23705 IH-10 West, Frontage Road, Suite 101, San Antonio, TX 78257
(210) 464-1534 | www.musicalbridges.org

Opening reception: Saturday, August 27, 2016, 5 – 7 pm
Exhibit on display: August 27 – October 21, 2016
Viewing hours: Mon – Fri, 10 am – 5 pm
Contact: Julya Jara, Gallerist (210) 504-9021 | julya.mbaw@gmail.com | www.artamuse.org

Free and open to the public

What defines the soul of a city? Its people. Musical Bridges Around the World not only brings the world to San Antonio, but in the upcoming exhibition ¡Puro San Antonio! we showcase the global heritage within our emerging metropolis. As the city continues to evolve, we celebrate, define and nurture its history while looking toward our future as the cosmopolitan crossroads of the Americas.

• WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2016 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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TAMI BONE
(Austin, Texas), SHELLEY CALTON (Houston, Texas)
POLLY CHANDLER (Austin, Texas), TROY COLBY (Lawrence, Kansas)
TYTIA HABING (Watson, Illinois)

Making Fact And Fiction

Curated by Libby Rowe and Scott Sherer

The University Of Texas At San Antonio – 1604 Campus
UTSA Main Art Gallery – Art Building
One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249
(210) 458-4391 | http://art.utsa.edu

Opening reception: Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibit on display: August 31 – September 30, 2016
Viewing hours: Tue – Fri, 10 am – 4 pm; Sat, 1 – 4 pm | And by appointment
Contact: Laura Crist, Gallery Coordinator (210) 458-4391 | laura.crist@utsa.edu

Free and open to the public

Making Fact And Fiction considers the simultaneous possibilities of photography to reflect images from the real world and conceptual, mysterious, and fantastic possibilities. Often, recognizable elements may draw our attention at the same time that aesthetic choices seduce our interest. In narrative photography, images of objects, people, and environments suggest degrees of evidence of unique moments in time. Viewers engage, understand and allow their thoughts to wander toward a range of observations, interpretations, conclusions, and questions.

Houston based artist Shelley Calton’s series Concealed works in a documentary style exploring the lives of women who are compelled to keep handguns. Calton provides a window into their lives and suggests complex motivations. Tytia Habing’s images from It’s A Boy and It’s Complicated depict the individual moments of the life of a boy living in the small town of Watson, Illinois. The images show both her son and every boy. In Presenting The Jealous Wench, Kansas artist, Troy Colby, follows traditions of surrealist imagery putting himself in unexpected relationships with everyday objects. Austin artist Polly Chandler pushes and pulls the details of reality in You Build It Up, You Wreck it Down and Emotional Narratives. Her images place characters within epic and highly charged emotional landscapes. In Mythos, Tami Bone offers viewers what could be simple gestures that quickly morph into marvelous dreams.

Presented in conjunction with the Texas Photographic Society 29th Annual Members Only Show at the San Antonio Central Library.

• THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 – BOERNE –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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JONATHAN HERBERT
(San Antonio, Texas)

‘brella & Beyond

Curated by Larry Woods, organized by Heather Herbert-McKeehan

Boerne Convention & Vistors Bureau
1407 South Main Street, Boerne, TX 78006
(830) 249-7277 | www.visitboerne.org

Opening reception: Thursday, September 1, 2016, 6 – 9 pm
Exhibit on display: September 1 – 27, 2016
Viewing hours: Mon – Fri, 9 am – 5 pm; Sat, 10 am – 2 pm
Contact: Jonathan Herbert (210) 677-5104 | murphydrum@yahoo.com
or Larry Woods, Boerne CVB Director (830) 249-7277 | larry@visitboerne.org

Free and open to the public

The opening reception will feature a one-night showing of works from the The ‘brella Project, a series twenty years in the making. Other works will remain on display through the end of the month.

— Ever since I received my first camera as a Christmas present when I was six years old, I have tried to capture images from a different perspective than what we normally see with. I never had the patience to paint with a brush. I did however discover that the camera was not just a stationary device used to freeze a moment in time, it was capable of moving and shifting much like the bristles of a paintbrush. Abstract images, high contrast, textures you can almost feel are what I like to choose to make the mundane spectacular. The subject matter many times really does not matter, the point being more of how you get to see it. It ain’t what you got, it’s what you do with it! — Jonathan Herbert

• THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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RAMA TIRU
(Austin, Texas)

Moments / Alternate Moments

Curated by Brian St. John
Associate Professor, Chair of the Department of Art, Saint Mary’s University

Saint Mary’s University – Louis J. Blume Library Gallery
One Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, TX 78228
(210) 436-3430 | www.stmarytx.edu

Opening reception: Thursday, September 1, 2016, 4 – 5:30 pm
Exhibit on display: September 1 – 25, 2016
Viewing hours: Mon – Thu, 7:45 am – Midnight; Fri, 7:45 am – 6 pm
Sat, 1 – 6 pm; Sun, 1 pm – Midnight
Contact: Brian St. John (210) 473-8331 | bstjohn@stmarytx.edu
For more on Rama Tiru: www.tirugallery.com

Free and open to the public

• THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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VILLA FINALE : MUSEUM & GARDENS COMMUNITY PHOTOGRAPHERS

Hooves, Paws & Claws : Animals At Historic Places

Villa Finale : Museum & Gardens
401 King William Street, San Antonio, TX 78204
(210) 223-9800 | www.villafinale.org

One-day exhibition and garden social: Thursday, September 1, 2016, 5:30 – 7 pm
Contact: Sylvia Gonzalez, Collections Manager (210) 461-5444
sgonzalez@savingplaces.org

Free and open to the public

Photographs will be displayed throughout Villa Finale’s historic gardens. Beverages, food and live music will complement the exhibition and garden social.

• THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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GEOFFREY ANSEL AGRONS, PATRICIA BROWN, ELEANOR M. BROWN
JOEL BUTLER, NORCHEL MAYE CAMACHO, LAURA L. CAMDEN, ROBIN CARTER
CATHERINE FAIRCHILD, THOMAS FOSTER, PHILIP GOODMAN, SUSAN HANSON
MELINDA GREEN HARVEY, DAN HAYES, MARK HICKMAN, SUSAN HILLYARD
CHRIS IRELAND, CJ JORDAN, MARK KINNAMAN, SANDRA KLEIN, STEVE KNIGHT
KENNETH KONCHEL, KENT KRUGH, SUSAN LIRAKIS, TRACY LYNCH, CAROL LYON
COCO MARTIN, MARILYN MAXWELL, MOLLY McCALL, AMY McMURRY
SCOTT MICHAELS, KIM MILLSPAUGH, ROBERT MOORE, C.E. MORSE, DALE NILES
HALL PUCKETT, JIM RICHE, IBAI RIGBY, WENDI SCHNEIDER, DEB SCHWEDHELM
TRISH SIMONITE, CATHERINE W. SINGER, ASHLEY ST. CLAIR, VICKY STROMEE
TYLER VANCE, IRA WEINSCHEL, SANDRA CHEN WEINSTEIN, DIANNE YUDELSON
BECKEY ZAJICEK

Texas Photographic Society’s 29th Annual Members Only Show

Juried by Reid Callanan, Founder & Director, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

San Antonio Central Library
600 Soledad Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 207-2629 | sapl.events@sanantonio.gov | www.mysapl.org

Opening reception: Thursday, September 1, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Exhibit on display: September 1 – 30, 2016
Viewing hours: Mon – Thu, 9 am – 9 pm; Fri – Sat, 9 am – 5 pm
Sun, 11 am – 5 pm | Closed holidays
Contact: Amy Holmes George, TPS Executive Director (972) 369-7130
amy@texasphoto.org
For more about Texas Photographic Society: www.texasphoto.org

Free and open to the public

• THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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SETH ORION SCHWAIGER

(Austin, Texas)

COMPLEX 2

Curated by Mary Mikel Stump

Southwest School Of Art – Russell Hill Rogers Gallery 1 – Santikos Building
1201 Navarro Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 224-1848 | info@swschool.org | www.swschool.org

Opening reception: Thursday, September 1, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Exhibit on display: September 1 – October 30, 2016
Viewing hours: Mon – Sat, 9 am – 5 pm; Sun, 11 am – 4 pm
Contact: Shannon Gowen, Marketing Manager (210) 224-1848 | sgowen@swschool.org
For more on Seth Orion Schwaiger: www.sethorionschwaiger.com

Free and open to the public

COMPLEX 2 extends an earlier iteration of the COMPLEX exhibition series through large-scale architectural interventions, figurative imagery, and a radical, anti-passive approach to art viewing and curation. The exhibition requires a circulation of viewers to fully activate the works, and in this way harnesses the personality of it’s community while simultaneously bringing into question the boundaries of one’s own person and hierarchical distinctions of society, institution, social circle, and individual. Through a non-linear, but conceptually linked experience, the exhibition facilitates an awareness of the construction of meaning. Several of the works on exhibition unfold in one way when first viewed, but given a new vantage point deeper into the complex their meaning fundamentally shifts, emotionally flavored by the physical change in the viewer’s position. The second experience taints the first, muddling into understanding —less defined, less sure, but more rich and nuanced.

• THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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WALKER PICKERING

(Lincoln, Nebraska)

Esprit De Corps

Curated by Mary Mikel Stump

Southwest School Of Art
Santikos Lobby Gallery & San Antonio Express News Photography Gallery
Santikos Building

1201 Navarro Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 224-1848 | info@swschool.org | www.swschool.org

Opening reception: Thursday, September 1, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Exhibit on display: September 1 – October 30, 2016
Viewing hours: Mon – Sat, 9 am – 5 pm; Sun, 11 am – 4 pm
Contact: Shannon Gowen, Marketing Manager (210) 224-1848 | sgowen@swschool.org
For more on Walker Pickering: www.walkerpickering.com

Free and open to the public

Playing in a marching band himself back in high school, Walker Pickering entered college as music major, but graduated with a degree in photography. Because of his background, he was able to recognize and capture more intimate moments —moments other than the performances and football games that most people recognize. In striking color and compelling compositions, Pickering takes us into the hallways, parking lots, and practice spaces for a peek at the intense and little-seen life of these high school and college marching bands.

• THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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ELIZABETH CHILES

(Austin, Texas)

On My Mind, Again

Curated by Mary Mikel Stump

Southwest School Of Art – Urschel Gallery – Urschel Administrative Building
300 Augusta Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 224-1848 | info@swschool.org | www.swschool.org

Opening reception: Thursday, September 1, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Exhibit on display: September 1 – October 30, 2016
Viewing hours: Mon – Fri, 9 am – 5 pm
Contact: Shannon Gowen, Marketing Manager (210) 224-1848 | sgowen@swschool.org
For more on Elizabeth Chiles: www.elizabethchiles.com

Free and open to the public

Residing at the intersection of the material and immaterial, Elizabeth Chiles’ work often seeks to materialize the ephemeral and dematerialize the concrete. Containing aspects of Minimalism, Surrealism, drawing, sculpture, poetry and photography —the works move from vernacular to experiments with materials. The images that are part of On My Mind, Again are abstract meditations on the human perception surrounding nature. Through a process of layering and compositing, images at once dematerialize and become expansive. The body of work represented within the exhibition began in the summer of 2014 during the artist’s Fellowship at the Hambidge Center for the Arts and Sciences on a 600 acre property in a rain forest in Northern Georgia, resulting in a site-specific installation for the Southwest School of Art’s historic site gallery with prints ranging in scale, arranged in groups, and playing with iteration and duplication.

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#FOTOSSA16 INSTAGRAM CONTEST

Southwest School Of Art
300 Augusta Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 224-1848 | info@swschool.org | www.swschool.org

Open call: September 1 – 30, 2016
Contact: Shannon Gowen, Marketing Manager (210) 224-1848 | sgowen@swschool.org

Free and open to the public

The Southwest School of Art’s #FOTOSSA16 Instagram Contest begins September 1, and photo submissions will be considered through September 30. To be considered, post your photos to Instagram using the hashtag #FOTOSSA16. Please make sure your account is set to Public so that we can see your entry.

We are looking for photographs taken within the last year capturing intimate moments and aspects of minimalism and surrealism to reflect our September exhibits. Our exhibits will be on view September 1 through October 30, 2016, featuring the work of Seth Orion Schwaiger, Walker Pickering and Elizabeth Chiles. Each week we will provide a new prompt on our Instagram account. Work will be juried by SSA photography faculty members Victor Pagona and Joe Harjo. Chosen artists will be notified via Instagram and the winning works will be printed and displayed in the Santikos Lobby outside of the galleries at the end of October.

Need inspiration? Stop by the galleries during the month of September to check out the exhibitions!

• THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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SABINE SENFT

(San Antonio, Texas)

Borderland

Curated by Susan Oliver Heard

Cinnabar Art Gallery
1420 South Alamo Street, Suite 147, San Antonio, TX 78210 (Blue Star Arts Complex)
(210) 557-6073 | cinnabarart@gmail.com | www.cinnabarart.com

Opening reception: Thursday, September 1, 2016, 6:30 – 9 pm
Exhibit on display: August 25 – October 9, 2016
Viewing hours: Wed – Sun, Noon – 6 pm
Contact: Susan Oliver Heard, Gallery Owner (210) 557-6073 | cinnabarart@gmail.com
For more on Sabine Senft: www.sabinesenft.com

Free and open to the public

Sabine Senft has created a body of work addressing poignant problems currently at the center of our social and political focus. An immigrant crossing the border illegally here in Texas is eight times more likely to die today than 10 years ago; many of them drown in the Rio Grande, the natural border to Mexico in West Texas. The work required extensive research and experimentation. The process started back in 2013 with a trip to the Marfa borderlands. The US/Mexican border was reminiscent of her own childhood peppered with family tragedies of victims trying to cross the Berlin Wall and the Iron Curtain. In Borderland, Senft appropriates unsettling images and symbols of illegal immigration and overlays them with beautiful, spirited landscape scenes, all shot in West Texas. It is the viewer’s choice to search for the embedded collages and choose which layer of reality to interact with. Each piece is framed by a selective halo of bullets that references border violence and tragedy. The bullets cast striking shadows that symbolize the border fence thereby creating a three dimensional sculptural interpretation.

— The dichotomy between beauty and suffering strikes a chord. I work through juxtapositions and contrasts. My work frequently deals with vulnerability, transnationality, past and present and the idea of looking past perfection to reveal and see what lies beneath the surface, literally and metaphorically. I strive for balance. Exuding a balance of process and concept, my art expresses the power and frailty of perception. My enthusiasm for my materials has matured and evolved over the years but not diminished. I have added new digital techniques, yet gold leaf and stone are as old as mankind. They record and carry the past into the present. They give us cultural identity. I give them new meaning. This is how my work fuses the ancient with the contemporary in medium, technique and a fresh approach. — Sabine Senft

• SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2016 – AUSTIN ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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ALAN POGUE
(Austin, Texas), FELIX REOJAS (Saltillo, Mexico)
YOUTH RISE TEXAS (Austin, Texas)

Raices Y Resistencia
Roots & Resistance

La Peña Latino Arts Organization
227 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 477-6007 | lapena227@gmail.com | www.lapena-austin.org

Opening reception: Saturday, September 3, 2016, 6 – 8 pm
Musical performance by Pati Ayala-McLean
Exhibit on display: September 1 – 30, 2016
Viewing hours: Mon – Fri, 8 am – 5 pm; Sat – Sun, 10 am – 5 pm
Contact: Cynthia Perez, La Peña Co-Owner (512) 785-9564 | lapena227@gmail.com
For more on Alan Pogue: www.documentaryphotographs.com
For more on Félix Reojas: www.felixfoto.net

Free and open to the public

Alan Pogue was born in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1946. He studied philosophy at the University of St. Thomas in Houston. He was drafted into the Army in 1966, refused officer candidate school and volunteered to be a medic. He volunteered to go as a chaplain’s assistant to Vietnam, where he then volunteered to be a combat medic. Once in combat he learned that neither American nor Vietnamese lives meant anything to those who had sent him there. His mother gave him a Kodak Instamatic so he could send pictures home. His interest in photography grew, as did his desire to bear witness to the atrocity of war. Returning to the United States he enrolled at the University of Texas to study philosophy. He became the staff photographer for the radical alternative newspaper The Rag. He photographed boycotts in support of the United Farm Workers in Austin. His first trip to the Rio Grande Valley was in 1975 when farm workers were shot while picketing for higher wages in the cantaloupe fields. He saw that Mexican and Mexican American farmworkers meant no more to the growers and politicians in Texas than the Vietnamese and his fellow soldiers meant to the politicians in Washington, D.C. He could not turn away.

The photographs shown at La Peña span from 1975 to the present. Alan has photographed the lives of farmworkers from Texas to California to New York and Florida. He has also traveled into northern Mexico to document the struggle for land to farm. Most recently he photographed the terrible working conditions in the maquiladora factories along the Texas/Mexico border. No matter how harsh the conditions Alan has a keen eye for the beauty and dignity of the farmworkers, for his brothers and sisters everywhere. Those who plant and harvest feed us… why are they still not treated with respect? The struggle for justice continues on all fronts.

— An injury to one is an injury to all. From Baghdad to Bogota to Brownsville to Rio Bravo there is one necessity, to help the persecuted. The photograph is immediate, not cloaked in words of argumentation. See, do not turn away. There is nothing new in photography nor in humanity. Simply see. — Alan Pogue

Félix Reojas, born 1962 in Monclova, Coahuila, México is a freelance photographer. He has a graduate degree in Social Communication and Publicity with a Master’s degree in Public Communication from the Universidad Regiomontana in Monterrey, Mexico. He has directed his own photography studio since 2003, working on his own images and commercial and social requests from private companies and government agencies. Félix specializes in landscapes, and works all over Mexico from his home base in Saltillo. His work has been published in newspapers, magazines and books.

— I needed to take just one picture of miners for the government of the state of Coahuila. It was complicated. A year before, the region had endured the mining disaster of Pasta de Conchos, where an explosion killed more than 60 miners. Because of this, security was extreme. “Take the photos without flash” was the requirement. I accepted, I could only use the light from my hardhat and I thought it was sufficient. But as I descended to the bottom of the assigned underground passage, I realized that no, the small light on my helmet would not suffice. As I reached the bottom after cursing the strange, humid and dark conditions that I was not accustomed to, my sight began to adapt to the darkness and it resulted in a beautiful explosion of lights. It was like looking into the sky and watching shooting stars go by me. There were people, men that moved fast, advancing back and forth through the corridors at the bottom of the mine. They carried minerals to the conveyor belt that carried to it to the light at the surface where it would surely be converted into productive energy.

In an amazing space, the true underworld, where miners depend on each other, truly the best of confidence is formed. They recognize each other’s steps, breaths, strengths and weaknesses, and manage time and movement in a pure form of expression. All of them make one whole. I had to take advantage of the opportunity as I witnessed a world unknown to me and to most other people. To take only one photo would be selfish, I could not allow myself to do this, so I stayed to share the moment. Never before had I so happily carried my heavy tripod; I could care less how about the distance. This is how I became part of the team, they all used their light to illuminate each other without interrupting. I descended with a camera and they had the light. They have the light in themselves. — Félix Reojas

• SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2016 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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KENT RUSH

(San Antonio, Texas)

46 Years Of Photography

REM Gallery
219 East Park Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 224-1227 | remgallery@aol.com | www.remgallery.com

Opening reception: First Saturday, September 3, 2016, 6 – 9 pm
Exhibit on display: September 3 – October 28, 2016
Viewing hours: Fri – Sat, Noon – 6 pm | And by appointment
Contact: Dana Read, Gallery Owner (210) 224-1227 | remgallery@aol.com
For more on Kent Rush: www.kentrush.com

Free and open to the public

— This exhibit includes a sampling of works done in photography since 1970, when one of my first serious photographic images was accepted into the Phelan Awards: Photography exhibition at the Oakland Museum of that year. I have made photographs all through my career but not until 1988 did I begin to make and exhibit photographs as my major art product and process. Indeed, you may know me best for my drawings, collages and paintings that preceded this change. Only after 2010, after a show of photos at the Southwest School of Art did I once more return to hand made imagery, but the photography continues.

Because of my predilection for alchemy, materiality and subtle colorations, my photographs have manifested themselves through many processes: silver-gelatin, photo-gravure, collotype, carbon transfer printing, cyanotype, ambrotype and tin-type. Each process lends its subtle and idiosyncratic look and feel to the read of the image.

Photography, like drawing, is but one tool an artist has at her/his disposal. Like my drawings, photography allows me to make images pulled from my inner visions. Currently I utilize both. I am hoping the viewer can enjoy this somewhat historical journey through my years of seeing and recording and making. — Kent Rush

• SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2016 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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SARAH ANN JONES
(San Antonio, Texas)

Throat-Song

El Cielo Gallery At Senisa Street
539 Senisa Street, San Antonio, TX 78228
(210) 643-2128 | susiemonday@gmail.com | www.susiemonday.com

Opening reception: Sunday, September 4, 2016, 2 – 4 pm
Artist’s talk: Friday, September 9, 2016, 7:30 pm
Closing reception: Sunday, September 25, 2016, 2 – 4 pm
Exhibit on display: September 1 – 25, 2016
Viewing hours: By appointment after opening reception
Contact: Sarah Ann Jones (210) 601-5570 | mail@sarahannjones.com
For more on Sarah Ann Jones: www.sarahannjones.com

Free and open to the public

Since childhood, Sarah Ann Jones knew she wanted to be an artist but only when she began to work with her dreams intensively did she dare to make her dream a reality. She now works out of a studio near downtown San Antonio, Texas.

She begins her creative process with a dream, using clay, metal, fiber, and light to give form to her dream. The resulting pieces range from small wall-mounted figural works, to images in photographic series, to very large site-specific installations. Her process, like the dream itself, has many layers —dreaming, dream tending, materials research, creating form, and finding or creating a physical and photographic context for the piece. Sometimes, over a period of years or decades, the dream image works on her. As she gives form to the dream, the dream energy is released into the world.

The image above is part of a larger series of photographs and related objects and installations that come from a dream about a bomb disposal expert. The work actually began as a steel sculpture. In the process she discovered her primary material was not nine-gauge steel wire, but rather light and shadow. Her current work is about holding the tension between light and shadow, allowing new possibilities to unfold.

Sarah also has work in the juried exhibition This is What I Know at Digital Pro Lab, curated by Melanie Rush Davis and Kemp Davis as part of Fotoseptiembre. Sarah has shown her work in San Antonio, Houston, and Austin, in the United States, and recently in Kerkrade, The Netherlands. Her work is in the collection of the University Health System in San Antonio, and in private collections in Georgia, Louisiana and Texas.

• THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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REBECCA DROLEN
(Fayetteville, Arkansas)

Transplants

Curated by Tom Turner

Northwest Vista College – Palmetto Center For The Arts
3535 North Ellison Drive, San Antonio, TX 78251
(210) 486-4000 | www.alamo.edu/nvc

Opening reception: Thursday, September 8, 2016, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Curator’s gallery talk during September 8 opening reception
Closing reception: Thursday, October 6, 2016, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Artist’s gallery talk during October 6 closing reception
Exhibit on display: September 1 – October 9, 2016
Viewing hours: Mon – Sat, 7 am – 9 pm
Contact: Mimi Duvall, Art Faculty (210) 326-2622 | mduvall@alamo.edu
For more on Rebecca Drolen: www.rebeccadrolen.com

Free and open to the public

Rebecca Drolen’s photographic work explores portraiture and constructed narratives, using the element of truth that a photograph carries to validate scenes. An exploration of how individuals assemble their identity is paramount to her work. Drolen received her MFA in Photography from Indiana University in 2009. Before joining the Department of Art at the University of Arkansas in the Fall of 2015, she worked with several institutions including the University of Georgia, Michigan State University, and Belmont University. Drolen’s photographs have been shown in group and solo exhibitions on a national and international level, within noteworthy venues such as the Huffington Post, Oxford American’s Eyes on the South, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Texas Tech University, and the Theory of Clouds Gallery in Kobe, Japan. Drolen has had work published in various art magazines and blogs and has a piece held in the permanent collection at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

— Transplants explores questions of how regional culture, specifically that which constructs a “Southern identity,” is adjusted or reassembled with the influence of outsiders. The “outsiders” depicted in the work are people who have moved to a large, Southern city from elsewhere. The project serves as a demographic study describing the appearance of these people within the local landscape. As contemporary populations become increasingly migratory, influences from throughout the country and world appear to be absorbed within urban spaces of the South, adjusting our expectations of culture, heritage, and commerce. Those who transition to the new space may both affect and be affected by their chosen landscape. The result challenges our assumptions of regional identity and points to the modern American cityscape as a multi-dimensional space fraught with the challenges of preserving heritage while embracing the benefits of a growing populace. (All images in this exhibit are from Nashville, Tennessee) — Rebecca Drolen

The Palmetto Center for the Arts houses all fine and performing arts classes at Northwest Vista College under one roof. Fine arts classes range from design and photography to sculpture and ceramics. The Palmetto is host to five exhibitions annually as well as many student performances.

• THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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IRENE ABREGO, TRICIA BUCHHORN, REBECCA DIETZ, JOAN FABIAN

JO HILTON, EDMUND LO, MARK MAGAVERN, LEONARD ZIEGLER
(San Antonio, Texas)

Natural Visions

San Antonio College – William R. Sinkin EcoCentro
1802 North Main Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78212
www.facebook.com/EcoCentro1

Opening reception: Thursday, September 8, 2016, 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Exhibit on display: September 8 – 30, 2016
Viewing hours: Mon – Fri, 8 am – 5 pm; Sat, 9 am – Noon
Contact: Julie Cornelius (210) 486-1874 | jcornelius19@alamo.edu

Free and open to the public

These images are photographers’ interpretations of the beauty and tragedy of Mother Earth. We have one world. In this closed system, we rely on the water, air and dirt that existed at the planet’s creation. Though Earth naturally recycles these elements, the balance of this perfection may be in peril. The majestic landscapes of mountains and plains, thundering rivers and waterfalls, glorious forests and farmland are threatened by man’s insatiable demands.

Pioneering photographers were influential in conservation efforts to preserve the American wilderness for future generations. In appreciation of that tradition, the work of these photographers of San Antonio College reflects their reverence for the natural world and meditations on nature’s prospects.

• THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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DAVID RUBIN

(Dallas, Texas)

Visions II

Josephs
126 West Rector Drive, Suite 132, San Antonio, TX 78216
(210) 344-9285 | www.josephsmenstore.com

Opening reception: Thursday, September 8, 2016, 5 – 8 pm
Exhibit on display: September 8 – 11, 2016
Viewing hours: Noon – 6 pm
Contact: David Rubin (210) 601-4085 | drubinsun@yahoo.com
or Steve Rubin (210) 601-5678 | srubin@josephsmenstore.com
For more on David Rubin: www.davidrubinphotography.zenfolio.com

Free and open to the public

David Rubin is a Dallas based photographer, with deep ties to San Antonio. He is an avid Street Photographer who will on occasion deviate from his love of black and white to explode and piece back together vivid color for an ethereal effect. This is his second Fotoseptiembre exhibition. He has exhibited his work in Dallas, Texas and Paris, France.

• THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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GRACIELA ITURBIDE

(Mexico City, Mexico)

Graciela Iturbide : A Lens To See

Curated by Patricia Ruiz-Healy
Exhibition organized with support from The Wittliff Collections – Texas State University
Catalogue written by poet María Baranda

Ruiz-Healy Art
201-A East Olmos Drive, San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 804-2219 | info@ruizhealyart.com | www.ruizhealyart.com

Opening reception: Thursday, September 8, 2016, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibit on display: September 8 – October 15, 2016
Viewing hours: Tue – Sat, 11 am – 4 pm | And by appointment
Contact: Alana Coates, Associate Director (210) 804-2219 | alana@ruizhealyart.com
For more on Graciela Iturbide: www.gracielaiturbide.org

Free and open to the public

Graciela Iturbide is one of the most acclaimed photographers of our time. After formally studying filmmaking at the Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma in México, and working as an assistant to Manuel Alvarez-Bravo in the 1970s, she has achieved a prolific and international career in photography. She is the recipient of many honors, most notably the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography in 2008.

Some of Iturbide’s most iconic images capture the power and dignity of women –especially of marginalized women– reversing the dominant emphasis of the male gaze. Mujer Angel, Desierto de Sonora portrays a woman with flowing locks of indigenous hair making her way through an isolated landscape which contrasts with the modernity of the boom box she carries. Nuestra Señora de las Iguanas, Juchitán, Oaxaca, México features a poised Zapotec woman balancing four iguanas on her head, with a regal reverence to her gaze. In both of these images, as in the case of much of her work, she captures the female form in a new role: Iturbide’s women are not objectified, sexualized, or trivialized, instead they are glorified, dignified, and proud to be seen.

This exhibit at Ruiz-Healy Art focuses on women of rural sophistication steeped in rich cultural traditions, light-hearted quotidian scenes of domesticity alongside figures of protest, memories of women —such as in her famed still-life photography of personal objects from Frida Kahlo’s home— and self-portraits.

• FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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ARLENE MEJORADO
(San Antonio, Texas)

Califas Lens, San Anto Heart : Outside Looking In

Curated by Lady Base Gallery and r. l. rodriguez

R Space
110 East Lachapelle Street, San Antonio, TX 78204

Opening reception: Friday, September 9, 2016, 6:30 pm | Artist’s talk at 7 pm
Exhibit on display: September 9 – 24, 2016
Viewing hours: By appointment after opening reception
Contact: Sarah Castillo (210) 214-1608
ladybasegallery@gmail.com | www.ladybasegallery.com
For more on Arelene Mejorado: www.amejorado.com

Free and open to the public

• FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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BERTHA GIL RODRIGUEZ, DIANA RODRIGUEZ GIL
(San Antonio, Texas)

Estrella Studio : Posed Portraits

Jump-Start Performance Co.
710 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, TX 78201
(210) 227-5867 | info@jump-start.org | www.jump-start.org

Opening reception: Friday, September 9, 2016, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Exhibit on display: September 9 – 30, 2016
Viewing hours: Tue – Fri, 9 am – Noon | And by appointment
Contact: Kim Corbin (210) 725-2690 | info@jump-start.org

Free and open to the public

Bertha Gíl Rodríguez began her photography work in 1935 at the age of fifteen, in the Texas border town of Eagle Pass. In 1950 she left the studio she owned to move to San Antonio, where she worked for a number of commercial studios. Bertha filed a discrimination lawsuit against the last studio she worked with and subsequently established her own Estrella Studio on Dolorosa Street. Most pictures were posed, straightforward portraits. Her work also included identity photos. Non-citizens were required to carry picture IDs, which required frequent renewal. Estrella Studio was a victim of urban renewal in the early 1970s, which forced the many small photography studios in the area around the downtown market to close.

Diana Rodríguez Gíl began at an early age to serve as her mother’s assistant. She printed, retouched and hand-colored many of her mother’s photographs. Consequently, the work in this exhibit is considered a collaboration between mother and daughter

• FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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JOSHUA McDEVITT
(Baton Rouge, Louisiana)

Orientation : Unsure

Clamp Light Artist Studios & Gallery
1704 Blanco Road, Suite 104, San Antonio, TX 78212
clamplightstudios@gmail.com | www.clamplightsa.com

Opening reception: Friday, September 9, 2016, 7 – 10 pm
Exhibit on display: September 9 – 30, 2016
Viewing hours: By appointment after opening reception
Contact: Tom Turner, Clamp Light Co-Director (512) 569-8134
clamplightstudios@gmail.com
For more on Joshua McDevitt: www.joshuamcdevitt.com

Free and open to the public

Joshua McDevitt is a Washington born photographer and a 2016 Master of Fine Arts candidate at The University of Iowa where he has been an instructor of record in photography for the past two years. His practice, in addition to photography, includes video, printmaking, sculpture, and installation. By using the creative process as a means to reflect, Joshua’s work delves into memory and various themes of identity from sexual orientation to place and the definition of home. Recently, he was featured on Aint-Bad Magazine’s website and at the Society for Photographic Education conference as part of the 4th Annual Combined Caucus Exhibition.

— Western societal mores come with expectations such as gender roles, heteronormativity, masculinity in boys, and femininity in girls. The way we think about gender has a long list of deeply embedded microaggressions: “don’t be a girl”, “man up”, “she’s a bitch”, “that’s gay”. The list goes on, including less obvious phrases and actions. What exactly do they mean? And upon reflection, how do they confuse an adolescent trying to define their gender or sexuality? — Joshua McDevitt

Clamp Light Studios and Gallery is an organization of visual artists who have come together to support one another’s creative process, to network as artists and build an established relationship of creative community. Operating in San Antonio’s Beacon Hill area for over seven years, Clamp Light is home to six resident artists & co-directors. During the year, we hosts monthly exhibits of our members and other artists. Our goal is to maintain a space where all professional artists will be encouraged to take risks and produce original new work. Artist specialize in Installation, Ceramics, Sculpture, Printmaking, Photography, Painting, Metal, Jewelry, and Performance.

• FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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MAUREEN ‘MOMO’ BROWN, HENRY ‘CURT’ HARRELL, D’MITRI KOSUB

CHARLES HARRISON POMPA, ROBIN RAQUET
(San Antonio, Texas)

San Antonio & Beyond : Prehistoric Rock Art To Urban Spaces & Familiar Eats

Curated by Maureen ‘Momo’ Brown, Charles Harrison Pompa and Cindy Palmer

Highwire Arts Gallery
326 West Josephine Street, San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 827-7681 | cindypalmer.hwa@gmail.com | palmerr@uthscsa.edu
www.highwirearts.com

Opening reception: Friday, September 9, 2016 (2nd Friday), 6 – 10 pm
Musical performance TBA
Exhibit on display: September 9 – October 7, 2016
Viewing hours: By appointment after opening reception
Contact: Maureen ‘Momo’ Brown (512) 638-3483 | momo4design@yahoo.com

Free and open to the public

Highwire Arts Gallery features San Antonio & Beyond : Prehistoric Rock Art to Urban Spaces & Familiar Eats, a photography exhibit by five local artists selected by Maureen ‘Momo’ Brown —curator and preservationist— highlighting the rich heritage of our city and beyond. With the 2018, 300th anniversary of the founding of San Antonio soon approaching, these photographs provide windows into the past as seen in the present. Photographs on display include Harrell’s sample images of the earliest recorded art from rock shelters in South Texas, downtown urban street scenes and architecture with a twist by Brown and Pompa, Kosub’s mix of modern technology and classic techniques to express the diversity he believes defines his home town, and long-time family happening eats and hangouts by Brown and Raquet —including a long-time favorite and blast from our recent past, Hipp’s Bubble Room.

• SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2016 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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DON BUELTER, MELANIE RUSH DAVIS, REBECCA DIETZ, JESSE GUEVARA

RALPH HOWELL, MICHELLE LORENTZEN, TRACY LYNCH, ANTHONY MADDALONI
ANTHONY MARTINS, 
ERIN NICOLE POWER, FREDRICK VAN ATTA
KATHY VARGAS, CARA LEE WADE

(San Antonio, Texas)

Kick It Old School

Curated by Michelle Lorentzen, Jesse Guevara and Rebecca Dietz

Freight Gallery & Studios
1913 South Flores Street, San Antonio, TX 78204
(210) 331-4382 | sergio.martinez@freightsatx.com

Opening reception: Saturday, September 10, 2016, 7 – 10 pm
Exhibit on display: September 10 – October 1, 2016
Viewing hours: Tue – Sat, Noon – 5 pm
Contact: Michelle Lorentzen (210) 316-7743 | michelleclaire18@gmail.com
Jesse Guevara (210) 416-8370 | jessegvr@gmail.com

Free and open to the public

Kick it Old School is a curated exhibition highlighting past methods of photography through the use of various film cameras, ranging from plastic, toy, large format, pinhole, instant film, alternative processes, darkroom techniques, and more; excluding the use of digital cameras. The images take viewers on a journey through time, revealing that it’s still possible to create compelling images through the use of old school practices. The exhibit is a reminder that the camera is the instrument by which artists capture their visions.

• SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2016 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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SCOTT MUELLER
(San Antonio, Texas)

Nick Bottom And The Dark Gloomy Root Vegetables

Curated by Brian St. John

Gallery 20/20
1010 South Flores Street, Suite 108, San Antonio, TX 78204
(210) 473-8331 | bstjohn1956@att.net | www.gallery2020.net

Opening reception: Saturday, September 10, 2016, 6 – 9 pm
Exhibit on display: September 7 – 30, 2016
Viewing hours: Mon – Tue, by appointment after 4 pm; Wed – Thu, 4 – 8 pm
Fri, Noon – 5 pm; Sat, 11 am – 5 pm; Sun, 1 – 5 pm
Contact: Brian St. John, Gallery Owner (210) 473-8331 | bstjohn1956@att.net
or Scott Mueller (850) 748-9644
For more on Scott Mueller: www.scottmuellerphotographs.com

Free and open to the public

Nick Bottom is a character in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream who provides comic relief throughout the play. He is famously known for getting his head transformed into that of a donkey by the elusive Puck. Root vegetables are carrots, beets, turnips, rutabaga, parsnips, ginger, and radish.

Scott Mueller is a fine art photographer who specializes in alternative photography processes. By focusing on unconventional techniques and materials, Mueller explores the boundaries of the photographic image, its manipulation and its effects on our assumptions of what a photograph means to us. The subject of Mueller’s work often appears as nostalgic dreamlike images in which fiction and reality meet, perceptions merge, meanings shift, and past and present fuse, this amplifies the curiosity of the viewer and leaves traces playing with the edge of recognition. In this way his work establishes a link between the photograph’s reality and that imagined by its conceiver. By fusing new advances in the digital world with older photographic processes we can then see how these works focus on concrete questions that determine the subject matter’s existence… and our own.

• TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA

78th International Conference & International Exhibition

International Exhibition curated by Daniel Charbonnet

Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk
111 East Pecan Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

International Exhibition Print Gallery Grand Opening reception (San Antonio Ballroom): Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibit on display: September 14, 15 & 16, 2016
Viewing hours: 1 – 6 pm
Closing reception: Friday, September 16, 2016, 5 pm
Conference events and daily workshops: September 13 – 17, 2016
Headline speakers daily | Ongoing photo-projections
Contact: Jerry Hug, PSA Public Relations Vice-President
(847) 636-7543 | jerryhug@comcast.net

Print exhibition is free and open to the public

PSA International Conference: September 10 – 17, 2016
For 2016 PSA Conference registration and information:
http://www.psa-photo.org/index.php?2016-psaconference | prvp@psa-photo.org
International Conference Chair: Jim Mahoney jimpmahoney@hotmail.com
International Conference Vice-President: Ralph Durham cameraralph@me.com
International Exhibition Curator: Daniel Charbonnet exhibitvp@psa-photo.org

Photographic Society Of America
8241 South Walker Avenue, Suite 104, Oklahoma City, OK 73139
(405) 843-1437 | hq@psa-photo.org | www.psa-photo.org

International Exhibition includes works by Photographic Society Of America Members from North & South America and seventy countries from around the world; University & College Recipients Of The Greenhood Scholarship; and winning works from the High School Students Youth Showcase.

• WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2016 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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MARCO ANTONIO SANCHEZ
(Puebla, Mexico)

Catálogo De Maravillas : Puebla, Las Siete Regiones
Catalogue Of Wonders : Puebla, The Seven Regions

Curated by Jake Pacheco

UNAM San Antonio
600 HemisFair Plaza Way, Building 333, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 222-8626 | www.unamsanantonio.org

Opening reception: Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 6:30 pm
Exhibit on display: September 8 – October 20, 2016
Viewing hours: Mon – Thu, 9 am – 6 pm; Fri, 9 am – 2 pm
Contact: Jake Pacheco (210) 947-2111 | jap@unam.mx

Free and open to the public

Photographer Marco Antonio Sanchez does not reveal any secret that has not already been seen in some documentary or photograph. Nor does he stun with his unique saturation of colors, framing, or a degree of invisibility reached between him and the object photographed. On the contrary, being free of any aesthetic or anthropological claim allows him to peer through the gaze of a contemporary traveler, who has just discovered himself and the world around him.

Marco’s images are not that of a tourist, nor of a professional behind the lens. His work lands somewhere in the gap between the academic and the untutored. Between an encyclopedic knowledge and an explorative intuition that keep him in awe of his surroundings, even after having seen them a thousand times. A designer, history buff, collector and builder of wooden ships, amateur astronomer stargazer, music lover, photographer, musician, singer, natural reporter, Marco Antonio Sanchez is a reflection of his time and of a time when knowledge has been both condensed and specialized.

Puebla, The Seven Regions, is the epitome of a ten-year adventure across territory unknown even to its inhabitants. The wealth of Puebla’s Seven Regions can be seen, smelled and expanded in a multicolored flora, on a rainy afternoon in the Sierra Madre, on a cold night in the Popoloca desert; by a native Poblano who, without nationalist clichés, recognizes his origin and celebrates his discoveries.  

• FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2016 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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WENDY BOWMAN

(San Antonio, Texas – New York, New York)

Southtown

Curated by Ana Montoya and Wendy Bowman

AnArte Gallery
7959 Broadway Street, Suite 404, San Antonio, Texas 78209
(210) 826-5674 | anartegallery@me.com | www.anartegallery09.com
Opening reception: Friday, September 16, 2016, 6 – 8 pm
Exhibit on display: September 1 – 30, 2016
Viewing hours: Tue – Sat, Noon – 5 pm
Contact: Jenifer Jaffe (210) 803-1515 | jenifer.jaffe@gmail.com
For more on Wendy Bowman: www.wendybowman.com

Free and open to the public

Wendy Bowman is an American artist who lives and works in New York City. Bowman was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas from 2006 – 2010. Since then she has been living and working between Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens as a photographer and painting assistant to an internationally acclaimed artist. Bowman’s photographs confront the layers of perception and the internal, structural, and social elements that trigger our various levels of understanding. The subjects in her photos often seem subtly displaced—their essences both undercut and accented by their context. She frames her subjects by hard edges of urban landscapes in order to confuse the lines of objectivity and creates intrigue with everyday artifacts and scenarios, which would usually be overlooked, as uninteresting and common.

In this series, Wendy Bowman revisits her hometown of San Antonio through the dichotomy of both visitor and native. She sees this concentration of photographs as a guide to her home city through a stream of images that would not typically appear in a pamphlet of tourist attractions. She gives a sense of importance to her subjects that would otherwise be considered ordinary by her specific choices in lighting and fragmented framing.

— There is no linear, cohesive plot, but rather a layered reality in which we solely exist through perception, where all subjectivity is lost, and everything is glass. — Wendy Bowman

• FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2016 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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ERIK BOSSE, ROLANDO BRISENO, LENARD BROWN, FADELA CASTRO
LAURIE DIETRICH, REBECCA DIETZ, MIMI DUVALL, LAURI GARCIA JONES
KATIE HUTCHISON DOLAN, MARIO GARZA, MARI HERNANDEZ
ANNETTE LANDRY, ELISE DE LUNA, ALEX ‘SASHA’ NELIPA
RUDY ORNELAS, DAVID RAMIREZ, MELANIE RUSH DAVIS
ELVA SALINAS, RAMIN SAMANDARI, TRISH SIMONITE
LAURA VARELA, GUILLERMINA ZABALA
(San Antonio, Texas)

Caras III

Curated by Deborah Keller-Rihn

Centro Cultural Aztlan
1800 Fredericksburg Road, Suite 103, San Antonio, TX 78201
(210) 432-1896 | www.centroaztlan.org

Opening reception: Friday, September 16, 2016, 6 – 9 pm
Closing reception Mole Throwdown: Friday, October 14, 2016, 6 – 9 pm
Exhibit on display: September 16 – October 14, 2016
Viewing hours: Mon – Fri, 9 am – 5 pm
Contact: Deborah Keller-Rihn (210) 800-5441 | kellerrihnstudio@yahoo.com

Free and open to the public

Caras lll is an exploration of the art of portraiture by twenty of the best artists in the San Antonio area who use photography to create works of art. Up-and-coming artists as well as established photographers are featured in the exhibit. Caras lll is an extension of the Nuestras Caras and Caras ll that began as a community collaboration with the San Antonio Museum of Art’s Retratos Exhibition in 2006.

• FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2016 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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ANSEL ADAMS – BANK OF AMERICA COLLECTION

Ansel Adams : Distance And Detail

This exhibition is provided by Bank Of America Art In Our Communities

Briscoe Western Art Museum
210 West Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 299-4499 | info@briscoemuseum.org | www.briscoemuseum.org

No opening reception
Exhibit on display: September 16 – December 15, 2016
Viewing hours: Tue, 10 am – 9 pm; Wed – Sun, 10 am – 5 pm

Museum admission required

Ansel Adams (American, 1902-1984), photographer, environmentalist, and social activist is recognized as one of America’s foremost photographers. His life’s work established photography as a truly legitimate art form, inspiring new ways of seeing and communicating. His long career represents a prolific and rich contribution to American art including many hundreds of images that continue to profoundly influence the practice of the art of photography to this day.

Ansel Adams : Distance and Detail, offers an opportunity to view thirty of Adams’ works including pieces as well known as Moonrise Over Hernandez alongside his lesser known studies of architectural subjects such as the Spanish Catholic Missions in Arizona. The exhibition combines the distant views for which Adams is exalted as well as his lesser known work showing close-up and personal interpretations of the photographer’s complete vision of the natural world.

These photographs, made between 1931 and 1976, provide an in-depth look at the work of one of America’s best known Modernists and folk heroes.

• SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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AL RENDON

(San Antonio, Texas)

Stories & Metaphors

Cappy’s Restaurant
5011 Broadway Street, San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 828-9669 | www.cappysrestaurant.com

Opening reception: Saturday, September 17, 2016, 3:45 – 5 pm
Exhibit on display: September 12 – October 24, 2016
Viewing hours: Mon – Sat, 11 am – 2:30 pm, and 5:30 – 10 pm
Sun, 10 am – 3 pm, and 5:30 – 9 pm
Contact: Al Rendon (210) 288-4900 | alrendon@satx.rr.com
For more on Al Rendon: www.alrendon.com

Free and open to the public

Al Rendon was born to document his culture. As a boy, he took special interest in family snapshots. The first professional camera he used was a 35mm Nikon Nikkormat from the photography department at Central Catholic High School in San Antonio. He documented many high school activities —sports, dances, clubs, etc.— learning the basics of his trade. By the time he turned sixteen, the camera was constantly in his hand, part of his body; taking pictures came as naturally as breathing. He began to establish relationships with disc jockeys at the local top-40 station, then with rock-concert promoters traveling through San Antonio in the mid-1970s, allowing him backstage and front-row access to photograph Led Zeppelin, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Cheap Trick and other stars of post-Sixties rock. He continued photographing concerts for nearly 20 years.

After high school Al spent three years working with Willis Lee at Pictorial Services, one of the city’s best photo labs. He later struck out on his own, building his business in San Antonio, working for public relations and commercial clients such as the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, and the San Antonio Fiesta Commission. All this gave him access, and a reason, to capture San Antonio at its best and brightest as he covered events and photographed historic landmarks.

The first year he photographed Fiesta, Al went to the San Antonio Charreada arena, and discovered parts of his culture he had never known before. He ended up returning for years and becoming part of the Charro family. In 2002, the University of North Texas Press published Charreada, Mexican Rodeo in Texas, a book of Al’s Charreada photographs edited by Francis E. Abernethy. His Charreada exhibit and presentation, The Art of Charreada, has been featured in exhibits throughout Texas, California, and the Southwest.

Al has exhibited in San Antonio and around the United States, Mexico, Venezuela, and China. He has been published extensively, and his work is in the permanent collections of The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC; the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston; the Wittliff Collection at Texas State University, San Marcos; the Witte Museum of San Antonio; the AT&T Center; the University of Texas at San Antonio; Southeast Baptist Hospital; and the John Cleary Collection of Houston. Currently, Al and writer Gary S. Whitford are producing a series of Retratos, based on people who shape the culture in San Antonio. The series is published on
The Rivard Report website, and will become an exhibit in the near future. Al Rendon also owned and operated fine art galleries in San Antonio from 1996 to 2013.

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PHILIP AUGUSTIN, RACHAEL BANKS, TAMI BONE, JONAH CALINAWAN
ALISON CAREY, JAN COOK, BOB CORNELIS, SMITH ELIOT, SAM ESTRELLA
ROSS FAIRCLOTH, DIANE FENSTER, VIKY GARCIA, CAROL GOLEMBOSKI
VILLE KANSANEN, PAUL KENNY, RITA MAAS, BEN MITTLEMAN, ADAM NEESE
MARCY PALMER, MARISA REDBURN, SAUL ROBBINS, SHAWN SAUMELL
JESSICA SOMERS, CODY SWANSON, MILISA TAYLOR-HICKS, HEIDI TEMPLE
MICHAEL TRUPIANO, CLAIRE A. WARDEN, JAMES WIGGER

Lemniscate Of Diffusion

Curated by Libby Rowe and Blue Mitchel

A Smith Gallery
103 North Nugent Avenue, Johnson City, TX 78636
(512) 422-4080 | amanda@asmithgallery.com | www.asmithgallery.com

Opening reception: Saturday, September 24, 2016, 4 – 8 pm
In conjunction with the Nugent Avenue Art Walk
Exhibit on display: September 2 – October 23, 2016
Viewing hours: Fri – Sat, Noon – 6 pm; Sun, Noon – 3 pm | And by appointment
Contact: Amanda Smith, Gallery Owner (512) 422-4080 | amanda@asmithgallery.com

Free and open to the public