News of the current exhibit and events at Image City
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 2016.
Portfolio Showcase 2016
Current Show Runs Through Sunday, September 4
First Friday Gallery Night, 5 - 9pm, September 2nd 

Our current exhibit at Image City Photography Gallery is this year's Portfolio Showcase 2016. Portfolios selected for the exhibit are by Steve Malloy Desormeaux
Amanda Bellucco Chatham, Alexandra Latypova. Stephanie Albanese, David Soderlund,Nancy Ridenour, Boris Keller, and Ed Stone. We have heard many compliments on the exhibit and the artistic creation of the awarded photographers. Congratulations to them all for their distinctive art and superb photography. The judges for the selections was RIT photography professors Howard LeVant and Alan Singer. We very much appreciate their participation in making the choices from so many fine submissions.

The Gallery Partners awarded the portfolio by Stephanie Albanese with the Grand Prize and an award certificate by sponsor Kodak for future printing with their NEXPRESS Press. Each of the photographers with the winning portfolios won award certificates from Lumiere Photo and Rowe Photo, who were sponsors of the exhibit. We very much appreciate the involvement and support of the exhibit sponsors!. Check out a following article to see more examples from each of the selected photographers' portfolios.
An exhibit in the East Gallery by Emily Berkson features her landscape and wildlife photographs. Michael Lempert is a additional guest photographer with a photo series from his recent travel to Alaska.
Also exhibiting their work are Gallery Partners and Artists-in-Residence Dick Bennett, Carl Crumley, Steve Levinson, Gil Maker, Don Menges, Dan Neuberger, Jim Patton, Betsy Phillips, John Solberg, Gary Thompson, Phyllis Thompson, and Sheridan Vincent.

Click Here  to see a preview on our website of a selection of photographs from the exhibit. There is no admission fee at Image City and the Gallery is accessible to all.

First Friday Gallery Night is on September 2nd from 5 to 9 pm. Our receptions are a great opportunity to view the art and support the photographers by your discussions or even better when you invest with a purchase of their photographs.

Portfolio Showcase 2016, the Book
Copies are Available for Purchase at the Gallery!

An additional award for the eight photographers selected for the Portfolio Showcase is the superb book that was designed by Gallery Partner, John Solberg. Each of the photographs from exhibited portfolios is reproduced in the book. Alexandra Latypova's photo Unraveling Lemon was chosen for the dramatic cover. Copies of the book are available for purchase for $25 at Image City. Portfolio Showcase 2016 is a fine addition to any collection of photography books.
Image City Critique Group Meets September 7

The Image City Critique Group meets again on Wednesday, September 7th at 6:30pm. The Critique Group meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month to discuss image prints from each attendee. Larger, matted prints offer us the best conditions for quality review.
Selected Portfolios, Portfolio Showcase 2016

You can see the interesting diversity of subjects and photographic styles here with a brief description of the selected portfolios with comments from the artists' descriptions. You will want to visit to see the full portfolio and full discussion by the artists in the current exhibit.

Forgotten Spaces by Amanda Bellucco Chatham

"In the last two years, I have traveled the northeast documenting unnamed abandonments -- hospitals, factories, schools, and more -- in effort to breathe life into these temporary, forgotten spaces. Every location I photograph becomes a part of me......"

Windmills of Bliss, NY by Steve Malloy Desormeaux

"Bliss, New York is a hamlet 60 miles southwest of Rochester. The population is 1,194. The cow population if greater. Due to the elevation and a prevailing wind, the area is home to the Noble Bliss Wind Farm. The windmills are scattered over 50 square miles, sited in small clusters on land leased from dozens of farmer..... If you get close enough, you can hear a light whooshing sound."

The Everyday Beauty of Things, by Alexandra Latypova

"My portfolio is inspired by the 16th -- 17th century Dutch still life paintings. I fell in love with Jacob van Hulsdonck's paintings of fruit and flowers and used many of the visual and lighting elements from his style in my photography....."

Golden Perspectives by Stephanie Albanese

"A small reflective ball, purchased on a whim, was the vehicle that chose me for this project.... The sphere took on a life of its own and a common theme emerged. The images speak of the dynamics of relationship, of design and color, but above all, of the interaction of environment and subject."

The Abandoned Silk Mill by David Soderlund

"The photographs in this portfolio were taken during two visits to the historic abandoned silk mill in Lonaconing, MD. The Klotz Silk Throwing Mill was built in 1905 to spin and dye silk thread from raw silk.... In 1957 the Klotz company suddenly closed the mill doors in a labor dispute, and the building has stood silent for almost six decades, abandoned to the elements...."

Botanical Beauty by Nancy Ridenour

"Each flower has its own character, some soft and comforting, others bold and assertive...... I take photographs in personal and public gardens as well as within my studio. Photography brings me closer to the beauty of the botanical world and give me great personal satisfaction."

Folktography by Boris Keller

"Photography offers the opportunity to capture moments in time. My interest is to display these moments with my own vision and interpretation of the subject. Folk art has influenced by style. Making the ordinary unique draws attention to what may be overlooked....."

Terraces of Sa Pa, Viet Nam by Ed Stone

"The village of SaPa is located nearly 5,000 feet above sea level in Viet Nam's remote northwest mountains, not far from the Chinese border. We visited in March 2016 and were captivated by the panoramic terrace vistas. But what was most memorable and impactful was the massive amount of time and labor invested by the villagers to cultivate these crops....."

Calendar of Events
Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Avenue

September 2, 5-9 pm First Friday Gallery Night  Portfolio Showcase 2016
September 7, 6:30 pm Image City Critique Group
September 6 Opening day next exhibit Japonica: Impressions of Japan by Steve Levinson
September 9, 5 - 8:30 pm, Reception for Japonica: Impressions of Japan by Steve Levinson 
Image City Photography Gallery Hours
Tuesday - Saturday Noon - 6pm
Sunday Noon - 4pm
There is no admission fee to visit Image City

in the Heart of ARTWALK in the Neighborhood of the Arts 
 where our mission is to create a quality exhibition and learning experience for photographers and the art-loving community.
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