Richard Renaldi, Tari, Shawn, and Summer, Los Angeles, California, 2012
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Share your Answers! Richard Renaldi: Touching Strangers

As PCNW prepares to present Richard Renaldi’s Touching Strangers exhibition in our gallery, its first  time being exhibited outside of NYC, we have some questions for you! Share your answers in the comments section, or on paper at our gallery!

What are the facts of this photograph?

Do you smile at strangers?

Do photographs tell the truth?

Can I take your picture?

 

 

Northwest Landscape Lecture Series

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© Peter de Lory, Cottonwood Tree Farm, Eastern Washington

In conjunction with our Northwest Landscape class, PCNW presents a lecture series with four significant artists from the Northwest whose work focuses on the landscape.

Northwest Landscape Lecture Series
Thursdays, 6:30pm at PCNW
Tickets $10, $8 PCNW Members | Purchase tickets here

Peter de Lory | October 9
Sarah Bergmann | October 30
Glenn Rudolph | November 13
The work of Mary Randlett | December 4

Peter de Lory, October 9
For more than forty years, Peter de Lory has photographed the American West.  His wide-ranging body of work includes projects documenting Native American ranching in Nevada to commission-based residencies for the Seattle Public Utilities and the Sound Transit Authority.  Throughout all of these projects, de Lory’s photographs remind us of our interconnected relationship with the environment in which we live.

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© Sarah Bergmann, The Pollinator Pathway

Sarah Bergmann, October 30
Sarah Bergmann is the founding director of the Pollinator Pathway, an ever-expanding network of ecological connectivity and design projects throughout fragmented landscapes. Bergmann’s cross-disciplinary project connects art, science, design, and urban planning in an effort to reorganize the relationships between cities, farms and wilderness She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Stranger Genius Award and the Seattle Art Museum’s Betty Bowen Award.

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© Glenn Rudolph, Elk Creek, Idaho, 1986

Glenn Rudolph, November 13
Glenn Rudolph’s photographs tell the hidden stories of the Northwest landscape and those who call it home.  From the old Northern Pacific (Milwaukee Road) railroad line through the Cascades to weekend fantasy warriors in the Kent Valley, Rudolf explores the region’s outer fringe through the lens of his large-format camera.  Rudolph lives in Roslyn, Washington.

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© Mary Randlett, Mountain Fragment

The work of Mary Randlett | December 4
Join us for a public lecture on the work of legendary Northwest photographer Mary Randlett (b. 1924). Randlett’s work is in more than forty permanent collections nationally including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, Seattle Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington and numerous others. She has documented a comprehensive visual documentation of the Northwest art scene in the second half of the twentieth century. Don Ellegood, former director of the University of Washington Press, with whom she produced a number of books, calls her “beyond question the leading photographer in the Northwest.” Her most recent book, Mary Randlett Landscapes, was published by University of Washington Press in 2007 and includes Island Waves; it was released to coincide with a solo exhibition at Tacoma Art Museum.

PCNW Benefit: Connect The Dots

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© Shen Wei, Bagua, 2012, 20×30, C-print, edition of 5.

PCNW BENEFIT: CONNECT THE DOTS
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24TH | 6:00PM

For more information, or to purchase a table, please contact Nichole DeMent ndement@pcnw.org or (206) 720-7222 x19

This ticket includes admission to the event for one person, silent auction, live auction, dinner by St. Clouds and refreshments. Limited to 200 people.

Our annual fall benefit this year highlights collecting photography, particularly 10 galleries who connect artists and aficionados.

Featured programs include G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle; MIA Gallery, Seattle; Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco; Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco; Craig Krull, Los Angeles; Clampart, New York and others. Donating artists include Shen Wei, Jock Sturges, Sylvia Plachy, Meghann Riepenhoff, Jenny Riffle, Gerald Slota, Glenn Rudolph and others.

Tickets $175/person; includes dinner
by St. Cloud’s. Limited to 200 people.

TICKETS $175 | Purchase Here

 

 

2014 PCNW High School Choice Award Recipients

In June our Executive Director Michelle Dunn Marsh and Gallery Director Ann Pallesen attended the award ceremony for the annual Washington State High School Photography Competition to select the PCNW choice award recipients and honorable mention recipients. Each participating high school earned a ranking for overall work while individual finalists were awarded various exhibition awards from outside organizations. Michelle and Ann selected two PCNW choice award recipients and two honorable mention recipients from the individual finalists.

Here are the 2014 Photographic Center Northwest’s Washington State High School Photography Competition Award Holders!

PCNW Choice Award Recipients:

Kari Merrill  Rogers High School, Puyallup Washington Title: "Contemplation" Inkjet Print, 2014 "My picture started as a school project, the goal was to replicate an original glass print photo. I was determined to set the picture in glass just as the originals were. Even though setting the picture seemed to be quite the challenge, as I may have broken a few pieces of glass in the process. I have always loved black and white photos and this project really took in to the next level. "

Kari Merrill
Rogers High School, Puyallup Washington
Title: “Contemplation” Inkjet Print, 2014
“My picture started as a school project, the goal was to replicate an original glass print photo. I was determined to set the picture in glass just as the originals were. Even though setting the picture seemed to be quite the challenge, as I may have broken a few pieces of glass in the process. I have always loved black and white photos and this project really took in to the next level. “

Sara Truscott  Seattle Acadamy, Seattle Washington Title: "Swim" Injet Print, 2013 "This photo is from a photo series titled "In My Dreams."   My goal for this shoot was to evoke the vibe of the future from the 1960's perspective. I feel there is something ethereal and unknown about water that mimics feelings about the future, so I chose a pool for the location.   I styled four girls in bright fabrics, tin foil, glitter, holographic shoes, umbrellas, and hair buns which is what I dream about in the future.  The photo series is a dreamy vision of the girls of the future; to see more you can visit my website." saralovering.22slides.com.

Sara Truscott
Seattle Acadamy, Seattle Washington
Title: “Swim” Injet Print, 2013
“This photo is from a photo series titled “In My Dreams.” My goal
for this shoot was to evoke the vibe of the future from the 1960′s
perspective. I feel there is something ethereal and unknown about
water that mimics feelings about the future, so I chose a pool for the
location. I styled four girls in bright fabrics, tin foil, glitter,
holographic shoes, umbrellas, and hair buns which is what I dream
about in the future. The photo series is a dreamy vision of the girls
of the future; to see more you can visit my website.”
saralovering.22slides.com

Honorable Mention Recipients:

Patricia Van Duersen University Prep High School, Seattle Washington Title: "pas de deux" Inkjet Print, 2013 "The idea behind my photo was to contrast the softness of a ballerina or in this case two against the rugged backdrop of the city. I took inspiration from a Facebook page called the ballerina project which accomplishes the same objective of the soft versus rugged. "

Patricia Van Duersen
University Prep High School, Seattle Washington
Title: “pas de deux” Inkjet Print, 2013
“The idea behind my photo was to contrast the softness of a ballerina or in this case two against the rugged backdrop of the city. I took inspiration from a Facebook page called the ballerina project which accomplishes the same objective of the soft versus rugged. “

Alexis Gilbert Garfield High School, Seattle Washington Title: "Unknown" "No Description Given"

Alexis Gilbert
Garfield High School, Seattle Washington
Title: “Unknown”
“No Description Given”

With seventy high schools participating in this annual photography competition and over one thousand students, Stadium High School from Tacoma Washington took the trophy with 25 team points. PCNW is very proud to be a part of this state wide youth photography competition and encourages all high school students practicing photography to engage in this program next year. But for now check out our teen workshops happening this summer, See below for links to class descriptions and schedules.

TEEN WORKSHOPS:

 

Remembering Jini Dellaccio 1917-2014

Jini @ 96

Legendary photographer Jini Dellaccio died peacefully on the afternoon of July 3rd—she was 97 years old.  Jini was an American photographer best known for her images of Pacific Northwest rock and pop acts of the 1960s, particularly the Sonics, Wailers, Daily Flash, and Don and the Goodtimes. Jini’s photographs were the subject of her first major exhibition at PCNW in 2011, a well-deserved and long-overdue achievement that was met with great excitement, love, and admiration by our community and everyone who knew Jini.

Ann Pallesen, our gallery director shares, “We are honored to have hosted Jini’s first gallery show—she was such a talented photographer with a unique and distinctive style. She often photographed bands outdoors in the lush Pacific Northwest—dressed in their suits—clowning around, and in unconventional arrangements. She had a unique approach that was much different than the commercial photography of her time, and she made her mark in history. She will be greatly missed.”

Memorial Service to be determined.

The Jini Dellaccio Collection is showing her photographs at Easy Street Records in West Seattle.  All sales of prints and any donations will go in her honor to:

Carl & Jini Dellaccio Scholarship Fund
Artist Trust
1835 12th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 467.8734
http://artisttrust.org/index.php/show-your-support (please write “Dellaccio Scholarship” in the Comments line)

 

Jini Dellaccio, Self Portrait, 1960

Jini Dellaccio, Self Portrait, 1960

Piece of Cake in Seattle!

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PCNW is excited to welcome members of Piece of Cake (POC), who have chosen PCNW as the location for their summer meeting. POC is a collective of contemporary photographers in Europe and North America whose purpose is to interact as they create, produce, and distribute their works—with a focus on collaboration over competition. 

On July 16–20 members of POC will be at PCNW discussing their work, teaching workshops, and interacting with our community. We have organized a public roundtable on July 19th where they will introduce the diversity of the group while discussing the opportunities available to photographers who wish to build their own networks. This is a great opportunity to see how a group of movers and shakers of the contemporary art world are supporting each other in their collective success. It’s rare that we have all these artists in one place, right here in the Northwest. We invite you to attend, spread the word, and share with your students and colleagues.

The POC members in attendance will be:
Sonja Thomsen
Birthe Piontek
Justin James Reed
Cara Phillips
Tim Briner
Matt Gamber
Amy Stein

Roundtable: Creative Investment in Your Collective Community
Saturday, July 19, 4PM at PCNW
Tickets

Workshop: Using Your On-Camera Flash with Matthew Gamber and Tim Briner

Workshop: Professional Practice for Photographers with Amy Stein

Selfies vs Self Portraits – Long Shot Weekend!

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Long Shot is this weekend (June 20-22!). Register now to participate in one-day of global image making and lots of fun activities throughout the weekend. Register NOW and join 1,000 people on Friday, June 20th, making pictures on the same day around the world. Amongst the exciting public programs taking place throughout the weekend, we are excited to invite our friends from Siren for a selfies workshop!

Selfie versus Self-Portrait, 2-3 pm | Saturday, June 21st
Come learn about Siren, the free dating app that empowers women and cheers on good men. Artist and app CEO Susie Lee and photographer Virginia Wilcox will lead a workshop on selfies that reveal the inner self. What is the difference between a self and self-portrait? Discuss the do’s and don’ts of selfie-making (do: look smart, don’t: make duck lips). Take home a fujifilm instax print that reveals the true you.

Long Shot Weekend Events

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Join us for a fun-filled Long Shot weekend—here are some events that you can participate in! Whether you’re taking photographs all day Friday, or just making one image,  there are events and activities you won’t want to miss.

Friday, June 20th

Paper Negatives
Join Gina for an afternoon of shooting with paper negatives and experimentation. 12–5pm at PCNW and nearby locations!

Night Shooting
Janet Neuhauser will lead a Night Photography meet-up in Georgetown from 9:30pm–1:30am! Registration is free and is limited to 25 people. Call the front desk to reserve your spot.

Saturday, June 21

Let me take a selfie!
Artists Susie Lee and Virginia Wilcox will present a free workshop on selfies in partnership with Siren, a dating app made for—and by—women. Stop by PCNW 2–3pm for a selfies session and learn how to put your best self forward!

Darkroom Time
Gina White will be in the darkrooms 1-4pm.

Engage with our Sponsors!
Long Shot sponsors Pic Monkey, Legion, and Rising will have tables at PCNW from 1-4pm.

Video Streaming and Updates
Keep up on on Facebook for video streaming and updates!

Sunday, June 22

Long Shot community event! Join us for a celebration of photography and community at PCNW. Make a donation to PCNW and walk away with a Long Shot print. Drinks, snacks, and beats by DJ Riz!