Corey Davis - Landscapes Materialized
Blue Mitchell – New Work
January 8th – 31st, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, January 8th 7-10pm
Newspace Center for Photography
1632 SE 10th Ave. Portland, OR 97214
Monday through Thursday 10am – 10:30pm
Friday through Sunday 10am – 6pm
Corey Davis will be showing beautifully abstract, minimalistic images of coffee grounds in the bottom of Japanese teacups. The images are landscape-like and invoke calming, meditative spaces. Davis’ daily Buddhist practice, his time spent in Nepal studying Tibetan Thangka painting, and his study of Chinese and Japanese art have influenced and inspired the series.
Davis received his MFA from Mass Art in 1999. In 2006, he was awarded a grant to travel to Sumatra to photograph the aftermath of the tsunami. He works in film and digitally and is currently scanning large format images and working with a large format Sinar 22 Megapixel Camera. Davis teaches photography and exhibits nationally. He currently lives in Boston.
Blue Mitchell burns his negatives, distorting natural landscapes into painterly, surreal scenes. The images are applied as acrylic lifts to birch panels, and then varnished. Mitchell aims to move beyond a simply two-dimensional perspective with his photographs, in an attempt to more accurately express his true experience of the landscapes he photographs.
Mitchell has a BFA in photography from the Oregon College of Art and Craft. He has exhibited widely around the region and nationally. He is an educator and curator, and works as the Editor of Diffusion Magazine. He lives in Portland.
September is Member Appreciation month at Newspace. The First Annual Members’ Showcase is a juried exhibition, highlighting work by some of Newspace’s many talented members in an exciting group show. The Showcase will include work by:
Nancy Abens, Rebecca Akporiaye, Marah Anderson, Natasha Bacca, Margaret Bates, Skyra Beveridge, Jonathan Brand, Brian Bulemore, Rich Burroughs, Tara Calverley, Gene Danenhower, Dietrich Dasenbrock, Davignona, Anthony Difalco, Vern Dipietro, Tess Durham, Jeffris Elliott, Bob Farr, Myron Filene, Jay Fiorenza, Erik Foss, Seamus Fullan, Joseph Glasgow, Cheryl Hill, Melissa Hogan, Robert Hogan, John Howarth, Claudia Howell, Carol Isaak, Don Jacobson, Joelle Jensen, Cyrus Karimipour, Craig Kerbow, Zach Krahmer, Joyce P. Lopez, Nathan Lucas, Austin Miller, Blue Mitchell, Greg Morris, Chris Murphy, Jackson Nichols, Cara O’Neil, Susan Parker, Leslie Peltz, Tom Potts, Ellen Reardon, Mike Rebholz, Ron Savitt, Sylvia Serrado, David Sheiko, Ray Hudson, Sidney Smith, Paige Stoyer, Pete Suttner, Nick Thorpe, Bill Volckening.
Every Fall, photographers gather in Austin to celebrate and learn. PHOTOTexas, TPS’ annual 3 day event, a symposium of workshops, lectures, exhibits and a print auction. This year’s event will take place on September 11, 12 and 13.
Auction XV, will be held Friday September 11 from 6:00pm-8:15pm at the Davis Gallery, 837 W 12th Street. Bill Davis has graciously turned one of Austinís premier galleries over to TPS for the auction since 1999. Over 80 framed photographs by US’s foremost photographers may be viewed beginning Tuesday, September 8th. Silent bidding will continue until 8:15pm Friday evening. The auction is TPS’s major fund raising event and serves as vital support for our programs including the color exhibition catalogs and TPS’s traveling exhibits. An Auction catalogue will be mailed to all TPS members in late September and will be available on the TPS website.
TPS will again sponsor a raffle of fabulous photographic items, including equipment, photos, Santa Fe Workshops tuition and much more. Raffle tickets begin at $5 each and may be purchased directly from TPS. You may buy a single ticket for one item, multiple tickets for one item or a number tickets for any or all items. A list of Raffle items will be on the TPS website and included in the Auction Catalog.
The workshops will be held in the Journalism Department at the University of Texas at Austin. We have arranged a great array of artistic and technical courses, led by well-known instructors. You may register for the workshops using TPS secure website below, or if you desire lunch, you can download the Workshops Registration and Lunch Form in pdf formatt and mail the form to:
D. Clarke Evans
Texas Photographic Society
6338 N New Braunfels # 174
San Antonio TX 78209
Early registration will guarantee information packets with detailed information, supplies list, and maps.
There are places to eat near the workshop, or students can bring a box lunch. You may purchase a box lunch from TPS for $10, see the menu below.
TPS reserves the right to cancel any class and will refund full tuition. If YOU should cancel, full tuition will be refunded up to one week before the workshops and a 50% refund the week of the course.
Fine Print Auction
Auction at Davis Gallery
837 – W12 Street
6p-8:15p Auction Party and reception
7:15p Live auction of select prints
With over 80 prints being auctioned each year, the auction is an economical way to become of a collector of fantastic prints from the likes of Christopher Broughton, Nevada Weir, Kim Weston, Dan Burkholder, Kate Breakey, Chip Hooper, and Robb Kendrick, TPS publishes a color catalog which is mailed to members in advance. The catalog will be widely distributed and is available on our website for out-of-town bidders.
Juror: Blue Mitchell, editor of Diffusion magazine.
I’m pleased to have been one of the invitational artists for…
The PONCHO auction committee is also proud to announce that items in the auction will be on display for public viewing at: The PONCHO Invitational Fine Art Exhibition, a salon-style showing of nearly 300 works of art from the area’s most noted established and emerging artists. Works in all media will be displayed, including painting, prints, sculpture, fiber arts and glass.
The PONCHO Invitational Fine Art Exhibition Aug 13-15 and Aug 20-22
Open to the public Noon – 6:00pm at Western Bridge 3412 4th Ave South (at S. Hinds St) Seattle, WA 98104
And once again, PONCHO will be presenting up to twenty-five Artist Merit Awards recognizing outstanding work donated to the auction, as well as the PONCHO Artist of the Year Award honoring an individual artist’s achievement and community involvement. This year PONCHO is also proud to feature the Artists’ Choice Award, the winner to be determined by a vote of the contributing artists themselves.
PONCHO’s roots reach deeply into the cultural core of the Puget Sound region, strengthening and nurturing our artistic institutions, and allowing imagination, creativity and talent to reach for the sky. Please come to the The 8th Annual Invitational Fine Art Auction and help us Grow ART!
About the 2009 Art Auction
Please join PONCHO as we nurture the region’s artistic roots, support the branches of our cultural institutions, cultivate the blossoms of creativity, and assure a growing and sustainable arts community for generations to come.
The 8th Annual Invitational Fine Art Auction Grow ART Saturday, October 3, 2009, 5:00pm at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel 1400 Sixth Avenue Seattle, WA 98101
Diffusion Gala – Friday July 17th, 2009
Raffle drawing at 8:00PM
Thanks to all the Gala attendees and contributors, the event was a huge success!