The Photo Center Gallery
May 19, Sun 1-5pm, $150 / $135 Members
Instructor: Grace Weston
Description: Are you drawn to staged photography, but don’t know where to begin or what you want to say? The first challenge in working in this genre is facing the “blank canvas”. We will examine the work of varied photographers of staged scenes, both for inspiration and for a broadened understanding of the range of expression this approach offers. Then, through various exercises and exploration, we will delve into what makes you and your vision unique, what you most want to say, and how you might best express it through staged photography.
About the Instructor: Grace Weston is an award-winning photographer who works in her studio creating narrative imagery and staged vignettes that combine humor with psychological themes. She constructs her sets as well as fabricates and finds props and characters to address the dilemmas, illusions, joys and fears that at once seem so personal, yet are also universal. This workshop is running parallel to the Spinning Yarns: Photographic Storytellers exhibitionin the Photo Center gallery. Weston’s work is included in the exhibition. Register now!
Tuesday, June 11th, 6:30pm @ Photo Center NW
Tickets: $10, $8 Photo Center and PSC Members
Photography has become an important part of documenting NASA’s space missions. NASA photographer Mark Sowa will talk about the work he and his team are doing to support the Johnson International Space Station. Stick around for refreshments and a meet-and-greet following the talk. For more information, click here.
Thursday, June 13, 8:00 PM, FREE at PCNW
Graduating artists of the Thesis Program will share the intent of their projects and delve into their image making process in an informal gallery setting amongst their work. Visit the Thesis Exhibition page for details.
Wednesday, June 19 | 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Location: Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Avenue, Seattle
Photo Center is thrilled to partner with Sightline Institute as they, like us, celebrate their 20th anniversary this year. The first in their speaker series events, Seattle photographer Chris Jordan will take audience members through a moving exploration of fabled Midway Island.
Lecture: Musings, John A. Bennette, Collector/Curator
Friday, August 16, 6:30 PM at SAM
Tickets: $10, $8 PCNW & SAM Members
Collector, Curator and Champion of Artists, John A. Bennette, will talk about Musings and his passions for collecting photography. He will address the significance of collecting emerging photographers in the art world. He will highlight images from his personal collection, Musings: 18th Annual Photo Exhibition at Photo Center NW as well as works at the Seattle Art Museum.
July 14, 12 – 4 PM, $85
Instructor: Ann Pallesen, Photo Center Gallery Director
Learn to mat and frame your own work! After demonstrations of basic framing solutions, practice by cutting a beveled window mat for your own images. You will need to bring images and 4 ply mat boards and foam core to practice. Ideal for Certificate Students and Long Shot participants. Register now!
Saturday, August 17, 10 AM, $75 (includes 3 reviews, 20 minutes each)
Reviewers will sit down one and one with participants to review their portfolios and offer editing advice and critique. Participants should bring a cohesive body of work of 15-30 images and an artist statement. Reviewers include curators, collectors and editors including John A. Bennette, Michelle Dunn Marsh and Ann Pallesen. Scheduled by lottery system. (reviewers subject to change). Space is Limited – register early!
To schedule a group visit that includes a talk about the show in the gallery and a tour of the facility contact Ann Pallesen, 206-720-7222 ext. 11 or e-mail email@example.com
To sign up for gallery related workshops, lectures & seminars call 206.720.7222 x0.