Image City Photography Gallery
Issue: # 88January 8, 2015

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We publish our Newsletter during each of our exhibits to pass along information and reviews of the exhibit, selected images and news of participation opportunities at Image City. We thank you for your interest and we look forward to another great year of fine photographs and events. We hope to see you at each of the 13 shows we produce in 2015.

In This Issue
Current Exhibit: "The Magic of Light 2015"
Partner and People's Picks of the Current Exhibit
Image City Critiques Group Meets February 4th 6:30PM -- Note New Format
Calendar of Upcoming Events at Image City

The Magic of Light 2015, a Juried exhibit by more than 80 Photographers

Current Show Runs Through Sunday, January 25


TMoL Showcard-300 We start another new year with our popular juried show, The Magic of Light 2015. This is our eighth year with the exhibit where we have invited submissions and have select the best for the show. This year we had more than 80 photographers enter and from that we are exhibiting about 160 fine photographs. We are always very pleased with the participations and exceptional photographs from so many talented photographers. Many have entered each year and we very much appreciate their support of the show and gallery as well as from those participating for the first time. The enthusiasm by photographers and visitors was especially evident during the opening receptions. Wintery weather did not keep a large turnout from enjoying the exhibit - a New Year Photo Festival. We really hope that you are able to visit the gallery to see the exceptional range of photographic styles, subjects, and creativity. 
Adding to the exhibit are photographs in the East Gallery by Artists-in-Residence, Jim Patton and David Perlman. Gallery Partners have very much enjoyed producing The Magic of Light 2015 for all to enjoy. The Gallery Partners Dick Bennett, who managed much of the show logistics, Carl Crumley, Steve Levinson, Gil Maker,  Chairman of the show, Don Menges, Dan Neuberger, Betsy Phillips, John Solberg, Gary Thompson, Phyllis Thompson, and Sheridan Vincent all extend our Best Wishes for 2015 and are really looking forward to another great year at Image City.

Click here  for the show details and a link to a preview on our website of a selection of photographs from the exhibit. The exhibit runs through January 25, 2015. There is no admission fee at the Gallery and we are accessible to all.


The exhibiting photographers in The Magic of Light 2015 are:


●Jeff Adams ●Clay Arnold ●Deborah Beardslee ●Ryan Beattie ●Dick Beery ●Peter Bilous ●Robert Bilsky ●Claudia Quinn Cashman ●Mary Colclough ●Charles D. Collins ●Peter F. Colosi ●Benjamin Densieski ●Jackie Donohue ●Keith Egnor ●John A. Ejaife ●Bruce C. Elling ●John Esposito ●Charles W. Everson ●Chip Evra ●Sandra L. Frankel ●Bonnie Gamache ●Garry Geer ●George Getman ●George R. Gibbs ●Carlos Gonzalez ●Nancy Guzauski ●Maria Guzenko ●Thomas E. Harvey ●Stanley Hattman ●Scott Hemenway ●Sherman Henzel ●Larry Hilf ●Mary Ellen Hill ●Jeno Horvath  ●George Irwin ●Julie Jacobs ●Jared Jones ●Andrew E. Jurman ●Bradley Kalpin  ●Susan Kaye ●Jerome Kaye ●Joel Kerlan ●Emily  Kinney ●Dan Klein ●David Kotok ●Kimberly Kraft ●Tom Kredo ●Frank Liberti ●Alison Lindsey ●Claudia Manchester ●Dan McBride ●Carolynn McCann ●Dan McCormack ●Tom  McGlynn ●Nate Miller ●Margaret Miyake ●Stan Orbach ●Luann Pero ●Robert Pierce ●Melanie Plummer ●Martha Price ●Michael F. Putorti ●Nancy Rice ●David Ridley ●Gail W. Rivera ●Susanne Roth ●Ann Rumrill ●Andrew Schecter ●Elaine Schmidt ●David Schroeder ●Millie Sigler ●Linda Siple ●Andrew Smith ●Rebecca Strohm ●Loni Titus ●Steven Tryon ●Charles Walker ●Ashley Weber ●Ed Welch ●Jonathan White ●Mark Widman ●John Williamson ●Paul Zachman

Partner and People's Choices


After the photographs in the exhibit were installed, the Gallery Partners selected their favorites. We also had a bit of a competition where the visitors during the two show receptions made their "People's Choice". Congratulations to the three winners, who each received an award of $100. 


Partner Choice
Eating Alone Again

by Tom Kredo


Photographing something that we see in our daily lives in such a way as to make a print that captures the essence as well as adding a strong visual interpretation of the subject, is the mark of an excellent photograph. Using a comfortable diner and its patrons as subject matter, Tom's photograph makes you feel as though you were waiting for a table on a busy holiday morning.     Using clever post processing, the image makes the people look more like caricatures than real people and still gives the viewer the feeling of the comfort that will be provided by a warm breakfast surrounded by others doing the same. His use of color adds to the strength of this image, making for a warm and interpretive realistic view of this diner. Diners have been the subject of many artists; consider the work "Nighthawks" by Edwin Hopper. Tom's photograph shows a more modern excellent interpretation of a timeless subject. 



Partner Choice
Vieux Carré

by Ed Welch


One of the most magical places in United States is New Orleans with its combination of beautiful buildings, great music, wonderful food, and unbelievable nightlife. Ed has captured some of this wonder in his photograph presenting lamps like stars glowing in this magical night. The people move through the streets almost like blurs focusing the viewer's attention on the magnificent architecture of the buildings and their dramatic lighting. This is the kind of image that makes you either want to return to New Orleans if you've been there before or put it on your bucket list to do as soon as you can.




People's Choice

by Clay Arnold


Image City Critiques Group Meeting on Wednesday, February 4 at 6:30pm
The Image City Critique Group has a new format. Basically there will be a one-time $20 initiation fee and a $5 per session fee. Additionally, all images must be presented as a print (8.5x11-in minimum).  We will no longer use the projector to display the images. We meet next on Wednesday, February 4th beginning at 6:30. As this is the first meeting under our new format, there will be no fees charged, but you must bring your images as prints 8.5 x 11-in or larger -- matted if you want. Your assignment is to bring 1 to 3 images you feel are the BEST you took in 2014. We will critique images as well as have a discussion about our new format. Please contact Gil or Don if you have any questions.
Calendar of Events
Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Avenue 


January 25 Last day for The Magic of Light 2015 

January 27 Opening Day The American Southwest

January 30 Artists' Reception The American Southwest, 5 - 8:30pm

February 4 Image City Critiques Group Meeting 6:30pm

February 6 First Friday Gallery Night 5 - 9pm 


Image City Photography Gallery 
Hours: Tuesdau - Saturday, Noon - 6
 Sunday, Noon - 4    


There is no admission fee to visit Image City Photography Gallery

Contact Information

 Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607



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