Sunday, September 07, 2008

And the winners are...

"The thousand injuries of Fortunado I had borne as best I could" Kelly Hurd

"Morning Myst" Pete Krepps

"Untitled" Donna Clayton

"Untitled" Jamie Miller

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Our next show...

50 Photographers
50 Images

Please join us for the Opening and Awards September 5th, 2008 6-10PM
Show runs through September

3rd annual Raleigh Flickr group Summer Project [08]

With jurors Hide Terada and Dr Richard Zakia

$450 in prizes

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Meet Hide Terada and Dr Richard Zakia Tuesday Aug 5th 7:30PM

Both of our jurists will be available, Tuesday night,for questions and hopefully a pep talk before you go out over the next few weeks to shoot images for this project.

Here is some biographical information about Hide Terada and Dr. Richard Zakia.

Hide Terada

My name is Hide (he-day). I was born in Tokyo, Japan, and came to the United States by myself when I was 14 years old. I grew up shooting pictures, but my real exposure to photojournalism developed during my college days at North Carolina State University. My career as a photojournalist started with a small newspaper. But under the guidance of Dave LaBelle, formerly of the Ventura County Star, I worked my way to a larger daily circulation newspaper which included a local section of the Los Angeles Times. My images have been published through wire services like The Associated Press and Scripps Howard News Service. Now my focuses are journalistic wedding coverage, short term and long term editorial projects, portraiture and fine art photography.


Former staff photographer of local edition for the Los Angeles Times/TCN. Former full-time correspondent for the Ventura County Star. Nation wide publication provided by AP, Scrips Howard News Service, Corbis, and other media agencies.

"The most important photography tool you have is your brain"

Information from his website and other internet resources

Dr. Richard Zakia

Dr Zakia is Professor Emeritus at Rochester Institute of Technology where he taught photography for 34 years. He is the author of 12 books on photography and imaging. These include Perception and Imaging, Third Edition-Photography a Way of Seeing.

He also served as a photographic engineer in r & d at Kodak. Dr Zakia is a co-author of Basic Photographic Materials and Processes and The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography.

He has worked directly with many highly regarded photographers including Ansel Adams, Minor White and Edward Weston.

The depth of his knowledge regarding photography and its processes is only surpassed by his infectious desire to teach others what he has learned.

He lives nearby in Apex, NC

From internet sources and conversations with Dr. Zakia and his students

Registration for Crocker's Mark Gallery call to artists August 1st

Friday evening August 1st 2008 the gallery will be open from 6-8PM to accept registrations and $15 fee for the Crocker's Mark Gallery/RFG Summer Project [08].

At this point there are 13 additional spaces left.

Friday there will be information regarding submission of your photography, a timetable of events from this point forward through the announcement of the winning entries Friday September 5th etc.

There will also be information regarding matting and printing your work and how they will be presented.

Hide Terada plans to stop by at some point during the evening. Dr Zakia will not be available Friday evening but will be present at the Tuesday Meetup. Hide and Dr Zakia are our jurists.

Bring your questions either night. You can start shooting for this project starting tomorrow through September 1st.

We will have some form of refreshment and finger food tomorrow night.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Call to artists from Crocker's Mark Gallery and the Raleigh Flickr Group

Organizational Meetings Friday August 1st and Tuesday August 5th Time TBD @ 7PM

This is the 3rd annual Raleigh Flickr group Summer Project [08]

This juried competition is open to Raleigh area photographers and members of the Triangle area Flickr Groups.

These include:
Raleigh Social Group
North Carolina
Raleigh Meetups
Raleigh Insurgency
Triangle Area Group
Triangle Strobists
The Many Faces of Abby ;^)

General Information and rules:

There will be a $15 entry fee, one entry per person. Registration due no later than August 5th 2008 unless prior arrangements have be made with the gallery.

Work must be new and must not have been published on Flickr .

Images must be taken between August 1st and September 1st . Anything goes. The basic image must be photographic, but there will be no restrictions on subject, use of Photoshop or any restrictions as to type of camera, film or digital.

Work must be delivered to the gallery by Tuesday September 2nd

Work must be matted but not framed and be no larger than 11” x 14” overall.

There will be a limitation of 50 entrants on a first come first served basis

There will be monetary awards of $250, $125 and $75

Submitted work will hang in Crocker’s Mark Gallery from First Friday September 5th until the end of the month and entrants will have the option of offering their work for sale.

The judging of the work will be blind (no, not blind judges) but no names on the images.

The jurist pool will be comprised of professional photojournalist and educators. More on that at our organizational PARTY! First Friday, August 1st at the gallery. More on the party tomorrow.

We will also have a Virtual Gallery online.

Please feel free to ask questions and discuss this further in this thread. Most importantly, show up at the gallery August 1st any time after 6:00 PM for further details and registration. If it is not possible for you to be present, Flickr mail me to make other arrangements to register.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Scenes from the James Williams opening...

we will be open tonight 7/11 for First Friday on Second Friday

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Our next opening First Friday June 6th 2008

"How to stop thinking?"

The perception of James Williams

"I depict my perceptions of people and the effects of the world on them – and on me – through images in pastel, oil pastel, pen and ink, or colored pencil, etc. In a sense, my works are mirrors, once removed."

"When I start a painting, I generally begin with the impression of a person, emotion or event, whether internal or external, remembered or actually present. In the process of evoking the nascent image and putting it down on paper, a metamorphosis from photographic reality to shapes dictated by my intuition occurs."

Friday, April 04, 2008

More about Ross Holt and "Some consequence yet hanging..."



“The… color work is full of suggestion, simultaneously revealing
and concealing inherent subject and meaning.”
--Therese Mulligan, Rochester Institute of Technology
Juror, 23rd North Carolina Photographers Annual Exhibition,
Meredith College, 2003

There’s a song by Pete Townshend called “Pure and Easy” in which the songwriter seeks “the simple secret of the note in us all.” I am using photography, that most documentary of arts, to explore the abstract qualities of concrete things and the surreal qualities of real things. I try to see in a different way the things everybody sees everyday, and create images that turn reality on its head.

Even so, my photographs are prints from 35mm negatives and there are no digital or darkroom manipulations in the printing. Except for minor cropping in a few images, you are seeing what the camera saw.

T.S. Eliot said good poetry communicates before it is understood. An image that does the same strikes us on a fundamental level that we all share, and moves us closer to the simple secret of that universal note, “playing so free like a breath rippling by.”


Selected Exhibitions


Invitational, United Arts Council Boardroom, Greensboro Cultural Center, Greensboro, NC
“Rise, and Fight Again: Revolutionary Photographs,” Center for Visual Artists, Greensboro, NC, 2006
“Veil,” Ellenburg & Shaffer Glass Art Studio, Greensboro, NC, 2005
“World Turned Rightside Up,” Irene Cullis Gallery, Greensboro College, Greensboro, NC, 2001
“(rh)2” collaboration with sculptor Roger Halligan, W.H. Moring Art Center, Asheboro, NC, 2000
“Better Red than Read,” Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown, NC, 2001
“…aim with the nicest precision”, W.H. Moring Art Center, Asheboro, NC, 1996


5x5: Photography by Ross Holt, Katelyn Keith, Scott Hunt, Christi Ramsey and Eric Abernethy, W.H. Moring Art Center, Asheboro, NC, 2007
All Members Juried Exhibition, Honorable Mention, Center for Visual Artists, Greensboro, NC 2006
“Compilation of Color and Texture,” Wachovia Tower Lobby, Greensboro, NC, 2006
Exposure Biennial National Juried Photo Exhibition, Center for Visual Artists, Greensboro, NC 2006 (juror; work included at request of organization), 2006
Holiday Show, Center for Visual Artists, Greensboro, NC 2005
North Carolina Photographers Annual Exhibition, Honorable Mention , Meredith College, Raleigh, NC 2005
Randolph Arts Guild Juried Art Show, First Place, W. H. Moring Jr. Art Center, Asheboro, NC, 2004
Randolph Arts Guild Juried Art Show, Honorable Mention, W. H. Moring Jr. Art Center, Asheboro, NC, 2004
Merry Moor Winnett Photography Triennial, Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, NC 2004
Winter Show, Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, NC 2003
North Carolina Photographers Annual Exhibition, Best in Show, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC 2003
“Exposure,” Juried Photography Show, Greensboro Artists League, Greensboro, NC, 2003
Randolph Arts Guild Juried Art Show, Best in Show, W. H. Moring Jr. Art Center, Asheboro, NC, 2002
Randolph Arts Guild Juried Art Show, First Place, Photography, W. H. Moring Jr. Art Center, Asheboro, NC, 1999
Randolph Arts Guild Juried Art Show, Third Place, Photography, W. H. Moring Jr. Art Center, Asheboro, NC, 1997


North Carolina Photographers Annual Exhibition, catalog, 2003
Compact Disc art and design, “Noodles,” Jack Gorham, 2003
Compact Disc cover and booklet design, “Songs My Father Taught Me,” Larry G. Davis, 2001
Que Pasa Carolina, July 4, 2000, front page feature on U.S. Independence Day, two photographs


Juror, Exposure Biennial National Juried Photo Exhibition, Center for Visual Artists, Greensboro, NC, 2006
Emerging Artist Grant, Central Piedmont Regional Artists Hub, North Carolina Arts Council, 2000