Call for Entries – Deep Valley Arts Collective

Call For Entries — ‘Fresh Eyes’ an online art exhibition featuring works of art that explore new perspectives, changing attitudes, and a turn toward hope as we begin a new year and move beyond the events of 2020.

Share your symbols of transformation, newly discovered artistic processes, and visions of the future.
All art forms are welcome, digital files only. Photography, music, paintings, video, poetry, sculpture, dance, etc…
No entry fee, limit three entries per artist. Deadline for entries: Friday, March 12, 2021
Exhibition opening Friday, March 19, 2021. Featured artists virtual roundtable: Saturday, March 20, 2021


UPC March Meeting

Sunday, March 7, 2021, 11:00 AM, via Zoom

Chris Watt

Our theme this month is “orientation” – meaning anything other than the usual landscape or horizontal. In other words: square, vertical or portrait, panoramic, or fisheye. As always, this is for members to interpret or ignore as they choose. We’ll talk about continuing the mid-month, mid-week supplemental meetings and whether we are getting closer to in-person meetings. Send photos for the meeting and the website, as well as ideas for a Mystery Photo Critique, and requests for sign-in info to ukiahphotoclub@comcast.net.


UPC Mid-month Mid-week Meeting

Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 7:00 PM, via Zoom (rescheduled)

This is our non-agenda, no-pressure experiment with a meeting at a different day and time than the usual.  We’ll talk about photography or whatever is on our minds.  If you have any photos to show we will do that through screen-sharing.  Maybe we will have a Mystery Photo.  Bring a friend! If you need sign-in info contact ukiahphotoclub@comcast.net.


2021 UPC Themes / Sparks

Jan Weather (clouds, ice, precipitation, wind)

Feb Indoors (indoor scenes, food, photo booth set-ups)

Mar Orientation (vertical, square, fish eye)

Apr Distance (macro, telephoto)

May Painterly Effects (abstract, kaleidoscope, brush strokes)

Jun Liquid, translucence, patina

Jul Time of Day / “Sign of the Times”

Aug Textural details (in nature or man-made)

Sep Lighting (backlighting, night photography, flash)

Oct Imperfection (unsymmetrical compositions, insect eaten leaves, jam smeared face)

Nov Domestic animals (dogs, cats, chickens)

Dec Best / favorite (year & ever)


Showing at the Scott Nichols Gallery in Sonoma: Ansel Adams and Sebastian Salgado

Ansel Adams,  Mount Williamson, Sierra Nevada, from Manzanar, California, 1944

Open Thursday-Monday, 11-5 on the Sonoma Square, 450 1st Street East, Suite G, and by appointment.  http://www.scottnicholsgallery.com

Thanks to Dave Lohse for bringing this to our attention.


The Photographer in Your Town

Henry Wonacott was a tenacious and adaptable commercial photographer working in Mendocino County between the years of 1908-1947. Equipped with the capacity to cater his skills to a changing market, his photography chronicles an evolving economic landscape.




Deep Valley Arts Collective

Chris Pugh

An online gallery exhibition of artwork that explores our country’s current state of affairs as we navigate a worldwide pandemic, sheltering in place, and widespread protest against the mistreatment of people of color by law enforcement across the nation.

Featuring the works of: Amelia Rubie, Aaron Aguilar, Chris Pugh, E.D., Jane Russell, Janet Rosen, Josh Bowers, Kari Hartman, Kirsten Gantzel, Lillian Rubie, Meredith Hudson, and Theresa Whitehill


Free: Photography Magazines

Park Steiner is offering back issues of Popular Photography, Outdoor Photographer, Shutterbug, American Photographer, and Photo Techniques.  Dates range from the 1990’s to recent years.  Most of these publications are now out of print, but much of the content remains relevant.  There are articles on composition, lighting, posing, even working with models, professional or just the grandkids.  Black and white is a common topic, both digital and from the darkroom.  There are inspirational pieces on why art is an important part of photographers’ lives, and how photographs are instrumental in disseminating information to others.  And, of course, the magazines are filled with many fine examples of great photography.  In addition, the advertisements provide a window into the technology and styles of the time.  

The only organization is that they are in boxes by publication.  Dates are random.  Being stored indoors, they’re all in nice shape.

Interested photographers should contact Park at parksteiner@pacific.net to arrange for perusal and pickup at his Deerwood home.