Image City Photography Gallery
Issue: # 18 June 1, 2009

We take this opportunity to let you know about our exhibits with a brief newsletter describing the shows, passing along some photo tips and other items of interest. We will also enjoy pointing out some exceptional photographs for you. We hope you enjoy it and have an opportunity to visit each of our 13 shows at Image City in 2009.

In This Issue
Current Show: "My Ode to France" by Dan Neuberger
Wesley Gardens Photography Exhibit
Peter Marr's Picks from the Current Show
"Call for Submissions" - Portfolio Showcase 2009
Gary Thompson's Photo Tip
New Exhibition at 1600 East Avenue
Calendar of Upcoming Events at Image City
My Ode to France by Dan Neuberger

Current Show Runs Through Sunday, June 14

The current show marks the 50th photography exhibition at Image City Photography Gallery and it is fitting that it features the work of Dan Neuberger, a founding partner. Dan has travelled to France numerous times over 60 years and his exhibit titled My Ode to France demonstrates his love of the subject and his exceptional artistic talent. In the East Gallery, Joseph Sorrentino's exhibit El Campo:  Images from Rural Mexico documents recent trips to Mexico with exceptional portraits of rural Mexico, where the difficult conditions and economy are challenges to the people.
Guest photographers in the exhibit are Scott Hendershot, Angela Possemato, Ann Elizabeth Rumrill, and Fred Weingarten. Additionally Bev Cronkite, Lynda Howland, Rick Mearns, and Don Menges, exhibit select works by Camera Rochester members. A total of nineteen photographers are exhibiting their work including Artist-in-Residence Gil Maker, Jim Patton, and David Perlman as well as Gallery Partners: Joel Krenis, Don Menges, Betsy Phillips, Gary Thompson, Phyllis Thompson, Sheridan Vincent, and George Wallace.  For full details of the show click here. To get a preview, check out our "Preview of the Show" link. The photo at right is Peter's Pick from Dan's exhibit titled Mondrianesque Facade. See the later article for commentary for "Peter's Picks."

We had another wonderful opening reception recently on another exceptional Spring evening, Compliments on the quality, creativity, and range of the work in the exhibition were expressed by many in attendance. If you haven't had a chance to visit, the exhibit runs through Sunday, June 14.
Wesley Gardens Photography Exhibit
Special Exhibit runs Saturday June 13 through Tuesday June 16
Wesley Gardens rehabilitation center and skilled nursing facility, nested in the heart of the Cultural District of Rochester, is pleased to feature a photography exhibit by Image City Photography Gallery with work by Daniel P. Crozet, Joel Krenis, Don Menges, Dan Neuberger, David Perlman, Betsy Phillips, Gary Thompson, Phyllis Thompson, Sheridan Vincent, and George Wallace. Exhibition hours are
Saturday, June 13, 4 - 8 pm
Sunday, June 14, 1 - 5 pm
Monday, June 15, 2 - 6 pm
Tuesday, June 16, 2 - 6 pm
Take a tour of the renovated rehabilitation rooms and earn a chance to win a laptop computer. Refreshments will be available during the weekend hours.
Wesley Gardens is located at 3 Upton Park, about one block from Image City and  just off East Avenue. Link to Map. For more information call Wesley Gardens at 585-241-2102 or Image City Photography Gallery at 585-271-2540. We look forward to seeing you there.
Picks of the Show
Peter Marr Picks his Favorites from the Exhibit

For each of our shows, we invite Peter Marr to pick his favorite photographs from the work of the featured photographers and the guest photographers. Peter always has quite a challenge with so many exceptional photographs to consider. 
Picking Dan Neuberger's Mondrianesque Facade, from the French Rivera Series and shown in the first article, Peter notes it "really stands out for its incredible use of saturated colors and bold design." Peter's next choice, shown above, was Pablo, by Joseph Sorrentino, "whose powerful portraits have a vibrancey and poignancy that truly captures the intimacy and vitality of people who live and work in a clearly impoverished area of rural Mexico." Dining Room by Scott Hendershot, shown at left, is another of Peter's Picks; the photograph having "tonal gradations and detail that are exquisite" as well as "drama and mystery". In Waiting at the Market by Lynda Howland, shown below, Peter observed the photograph "to be technically and artistically exceptional, one could not have set up and posed this candid scene any better..."
You can read the full review that Peter has written for each of the four photographs on the Image City website, click here. We also have the Peter's Picks commentary on display near each of the four selected photographs. There you will have the best impressions when you see the photograph in the gallery setting along with the full review.
A big THANK YOU again to Peter Marr, who, with assistance by his wife, does such a wonderful job for this feature of our gallery.
Call for Submissions - Portfolio Showcase 2009
Image City and Lumiere Photo Invite Portfolio Submissions 
Photographers, select eight images - a variety of your best work or all related to a specific theme - for the submission.
Four noted jurors, William Edwards, Dan Neuberger, Brian Oglesbee and Gary Thompson, will select eight portfolios for gallery exhibition and publication in the Portfolio Showcase 2009 exhibition catalogue, a fine, limited-edition book produced by Lumiere Photo.
Eight selected photographers will each receive
     -exhibition of winning portfolio photographs at Image City in August
     -2 copies of the exhibition catalogue
     -award certificate for $250 in services or products at Lumiere Photo
      (including wide-format printing, custom art book publication, framing,
      and supplies)
Click the link for submission details information about the jurors, and the entry forms. Information and forms are also available at Image City and Lumiere Photo. We look forward to seeing your submitted portfolios.
Gary Thompson's Photo Tip of Month
Plan Ahead
Sunrise at Pemaquid Point II by Gary ThompsonIn photography and in life in general, it is useful to be organized and to plan ahead. This is especially true for sunrise photography.  I try to pre-run my sunrise shoots so that I know the day before exactly where I want to initially place my tripod the next morning. Even after driving to the image location I am usually still a little groggy from the required  ungodly wake up time.  It is therefore somewhat comforting to be able to set up my tripod in a good location without any deep thinking and with minimal stumbling around in the dark.
My example image is a  June sunrise at Pemaquid Point, Maine which required a rude 3:00 AM wake up. I had previously planned where to place my tripod, so all I initially needed to do was to safely negotiate my passage through the rocks to my pre-planned position. Even the passage through the rocks had been pre-planned and practiced the day before. When the sky began to glow and the sun rose, my adrenalin increased and I could then begin thinking more clearly and creatively. For the next hour and a half it was exciting to move around trying to capture the varying moods created by the warm sunlight and the long shadows it produced.

Click Here to see a larger version of Sunrise at Pemaquid Point II as well as all of the tips and example photos from Gary Tips over the last 19 months.
Exhibit of Photographs at 1600 East Avenue on the Club Level
Current Exhibit through September
Image City Photography Gallery is pleased to again extend our exhibition of fine photographs to 1600 East Avenue -- a short distance from our gallery. We have recently installed our fifth exhibition. It runs to September and is located on the Club Level of the apartment community in a casual setting. We encourage everyone to check out the wonderful new space and fine photographs presented by the Gallery Partners, Artists-in-Residence and the management at 1600 East Avenue. Non-residents of 1600 East Avenue may arrange a visit by scheduling a time with the concierge by calling 244-6041. Click here to see the work that is in the exhibit. If you would like to purchase a photograph contact the lease office at 1600 East Avenue directly, or call or visit Image City, where we will complete the sale.
Image City Photography Gallery
June 5, 2009 6 - 9 pm, First Friday Gallery Night
June 14, 2009 Final day for My Ode to France by Dan Neuberger and in the East Gallery  El Campo: Images from Rural Mexico  by Joseph Sorrentino

June 13 - June 16 Art at Wesley Gardens, 3 Upton Park, just off East Avenue
June 17, 2009 - Last day for Submissions to Portfolio Showcase 2009 Juried Show  
June 19, 2009
5 - 8:30 pm Opening Reception for Face of India by Jim Patton.

Image City Photography Gallery 
 Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 7, Sunday Noon - 4
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