As part of the City of Vista Strawberry Festival this Sunday, May 27 (http://vistastrawberryfest.com/) the will be an open house and reception for Alternatives: Daguerreotypes to Digital photo show within the Vista Wellness Center, http://crwellnesscenter.com 115 Main St. in Vista. Larny Mack and owner Maureen Barrack have put together an ambitious and varied exhibit. The show spans the entire history of photography from a collection of 19th century Daguerrotypes (courtesy of Jack Quintero) to the latest innovations within the digital realm. I am showing samples of three bodies of work. I have six platinum/palladium prints, made using 4 x 5 and 8 x 10 film negatives, the Jordan's Garage print shown on this website, and my first four prints from the butterfly macros I've been working on.
Among the other PAG members showing, Kim Hirsch has both Polaroid manipulations and palladium prints. Diana Fowler has a number of Polaroid lifts in combination frames among others. Eric Johnson has two very large impressionistic canvases. a lovely painted rose and a glowing (literally) image stacked shot from Queen Califia's Sculpture Garden. Theresa Jackson is showing a dozen iPad images, shot and worked on the iPad, framed appropriately in faux life-sized iPads. Andrew Szikla has three of his impressionistic Koi images from his Nishikigoi series. There are even photo micrographs from Norm Olson. Mary Waring, Viki Strand, Sing Baker, Jack Quintero, Fred Marinello, and Irv Liefberg fill out the show. (I hope I haven't left any one out).
The reception/open house will be from 10 am - 4 pm this Sunday. The Strawberry Festival should be in full swing. So come on down, there will be plenty to do and see.I will be there from about 10:30 am to 1 pm. I hope to see you there.