Image City Photography Gallery
Issue: # 13 December 14, 2008
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Welcome to the thirteenth issue of the Image City Photography Gallery newsletter. With this issue we mark our one year anniversary publishing the newsletter. Each month you'll find the latest news from the Gallery as well as regular features related to our world of photography.


Our Holiday Show has been fun for us to produce along with a bit of holiday decoration, Image City is looking its best. As you will see in a later article, we are also looking forward to our second juried theme show The Magic of Light. Looking ahead on the calendar we have an exciting year planned with what we believe will be another exceptional year of fantastic photography. Following the The Magic of Light show, John Solberg is our featured photographer; his show begins January 28.

If you are a photographer considering exhibiting this next year, it would be best to begin discussion with our Curatorial Committee -- the earlier the better. Dan Neuberger, Betsy Phillips, and Gary Thompson are the committee members.
We very much appreciate your interest and participation at Image City Photography Gallery and look forward to our next year. We all pass along our very Best Wishes for this holiday season and for the year 2009.
Bill Bernbeck, Daniel P. Crozet, Joel Krenis, Dan Neuberger, Betsy Phillips, Gary and Phyllis Thompson, Sheridan Vincent, and George Wallace.
In This Issue
Current Show: "4th Annual Holiday Show"
Peter Marr's Picks from the Current Show
Gary Thompson's Photo Tip
"The Magic of Light" - Theme Show Update
Collectors' Club
"Portfolio" - Our New Book
Calendar of Upcoming Events at Image City
4th Annual Holiday Show

Runs Through Sunday December 23

It has become our tradition at Image City for our last show of the year to be our Holiday Show. The gallery partners exhibit their work on the main walls and our featured guest photographers fill the panel displays. With our opening this year of the East Gallery we have the additional venue and there you will find the work of Image City's Artists-in-Residence. The gallery partners are pleased and proud to present this as our 4th Annual Holiday event. We had a large turnout for our opening reception and everyone was in a festive mood.
Bringing together the work of 21 photographers has resulted in a show that has gotten considerable praise. We would like to encourage you to visit or revisit to study the wide range from large abstracts to intimate floral closeups and bird photographs. Travel with the photographs from local Rochester to exotic Iran, Russia, Turkey, and Mexico. You can cover the range from brightly colored and even somewhat suggestive abstracts to the perfection of fine black-and-white prints.
The range you will find is perfect to consider for holiday gifts. You should find something to meet almost every taste at prices in a range of almost every shopping budget. The photo in the banner to this edition of the newsletter was taken the other day and it shows a good portion of the show.  
Guest photographers for the Holiday show are Jinny Angelis, Donna Cox, JFK/AJVK, Steve Levinson, Peter Marr, Steve Seidman, John Solberg, Joseph Sorrentino, Lois Trieb (photographer of the red lilly above), and Kay Vergo. Exhibiting Artists-in-Residence are Gil Maker, Jim Patton, and David Perlman. Exhibiting Gallery Partners are  Daniel P. Crozet, Joel Krenis, Dan Neuberger, Betsy Phillips, Gary Thompson, Phyllis Thompson, Sheridan Vincent, and George Wallace.
Click here for details of the show and here to see some photographs in the exhibit. Note that Image City is open on Mondays and Tuesdays during the Holiday Show and that we will be closed December 24 through January 1.
Picks of the Show
Peter Marr Picks Three Favorites from the Current Show

We are fortunate for each  of the Image City shows to have Peter Marr pick his favorites from the photographs exhibited by the featured photographer and the guest photographers. For our Holiday Show Peter chose Lois Trieb's photo Curves, the colorful floral photograph in the previous article that Peter described as "an awe inspiring image, superbly captured by the artist". Another pick was Above it All, by Kay Vergo where Peter commented that it was "a truly thought provoking image, beautifully presented"  He also picked Joseph Sorrentino's Blue Bike and Barn (shown at right), commenting on the "the soft lighting adds a distictive glow to the bold colors, creating a rustic scene of immense charm, warmth, and love." Click here to see all of Peter's Picks and to read the full comments he has written in his fine review.
We should certainly mention that Peter Marr is one of our guest photographers for the Holiday Show. His reputation as an exeptional nature photographer, especially birds in their natural habitat, is superbly demonstrated with his exhibit of bird photographs at the front of the gallery. It is a pleasure to both read his Peter's Picks reviews and to marvel at his own photographs in the same exhibit.
Gary Thompson's Photo Tip of Month
180 Degree Sunrises and Sunsets
Most of us have a tendency to shoot sunrises and sunsets directly into the sun. Although this can be very productive, especially if there are interesting back-lit clouds, and alert photographer will remember to observe lighting conditions in all directions. Turn your back to the sun every once in a while and look 180 degrees from the rising or setting sun. Sometimes you will see beautifully front-lit clouds and dramatic front-lit subjects in that direction. It started to rain and I turned to the east and was astonished to find colorful clouds and a rainbow. I immediately turned my cameras to the east and began photographing. My rainbow images were good, but my example image Sunset at Birch Point with radiating clouds and rock patterns is my favorite. The blue color results from the reflection of the blue sky on the wet sand and rocks. Click Here to see a larger version of the image as well as all of the tips and example photos from Gary Tips over the last year.
The Magic of Light -- 2nd Image City Juried Show
Preparations are Underway 
 Example Image by Betsy Phillips
As we mentioned in the last newsletter, we are extremely pleased with the response by photographers to our call for submissions to our second juried show, The Magic of Light. The photographers are busy now getting their photographs prepared for the show. Here at the gallery we are also busy getting everything organized. The photographers will soon be dropping their work off at the gallery and between Christmas and New Years Day we will be installing such a wonderful selection of photographs we can hardly wait to get at it. The show opens Friday, January 2, 2009 and runs through Sunday January 25.
We expect a large turnout for the show and have set up three days for the Opening Reception Weekend -- Friday, January 2 from 5 - 9 pm, Saturday, January 3 from 1 - 7pm, and Sunday, January 4 from noon to 4 pm.
Stay tuned for our email announcement later in December!
Daniel Crozet, Partner
Chairman of the 2009 Juried Show, The Magic of Light
Image City's Collectors' Club
Opportunity to Save on Select Photographs 
We announced in past newsletters the Image City Collectors' Club, an opportunity for you to add to your photograph collection with a discount. We also are in hopes that this opportunity will stimulate some additional sales of the fine photographs we exhibit during each of our shows.

For a nominal $35 membership fee, Collectors' Club members can annually purchase up to five photographs from the photographs specially identified as part of the Collector's Club program. Each Collectors' Club photograph shows the special discount price available to the members. We hope you will consider participating. With the holidays approaching a fine photograph is an excellent gift idea.
Portfolio - a New Book
Portfolio Book CoverNow Available at Image City
We are pleased to announce that we have a new book available at Image City Photography Gallery. Featuring work by 12 photographers, the Gallery Partners and Artists-in-Residence, we have accumulated more than 100 photographs of some of our favorite work and published it in the softcover book titled Portfolio. The book is $25.
Image City Photography Gallery
Special for the Holiday Show Image City will also be open Mondays and Tuesdays, December 15, 16, 22, 23 at the same hours as Wednesday through Saturday 11 - 7 and Sundays noon - 4.
December 23, 2008 Last day for the 4th Annual Holiday Show by Gallery Partners, Artist-in-Residence, and Guest Photographers. Click here for announcement  details of the show.
December 24 thru January 1 Image City will be closed.
January 2, 2009 Opening Day for "The Magic of Light" Show
January 2, Friday 5 - 9 pm Opening Reception Weekend
January 3, Saturday, 1 - 7 pm Opening Reception Weekend 
January 4, Sunday noon - 4 pm Opening Reception Weekend

Image City Photography Gallery Hours during December : Monday - Saturday 11 - 7, Sunday Noon - 4
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