UPC August Meeting

Sunday, August 1, 2021, 10:00 AM; via Zoom

Due to ongoing concerns about coronavirus, this meeting has been moved on-line.

Our theme this month is “textural details”. Send images to ukiahphotoclub@comcast.net or show them from your computer with screen share.

We will talk about meeting locations going forward as well as further planning for our September show.  The deadline for label information and artists’ statements will be soon after this meeting. As always, feel free to share the Zoom link with any potential new members.


UPC Mid-Month Mid-Week Meeting

Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 7:00 PM, via Zoom

Our next Zoom meeting will feature a presentation by Gary Martin, Curator of the Willits Center for the Arts, on Margaret Bourke-White, best known as the first American female war photojournalist and for having one of her photographs on the cover of the first issue of Life Magazine.

Also, Chris Pugh will talk about Medium, Ukiah’s newest gallery.

The rest of the meeting is non-agenda, but we will certainly talk about our September show.

For sign-in information, contact ukiahphotoclub@comcast.net.


Kim Stringfellow and The Mojave Project

Thursday, July 15, 2021, 7:00 – 8:00 PM; on-line event

Grace Hudson Museum presents photographer, artist, and scholar Kim Stringfellow to discuss her latest effort in exploring the physical, geological and cultural landscape of desert lands. You’ll never look at a desert the same way! Click here to join this free presentation.


Mimi Showing at Corner Gallery

Corner Gallery, 201 S. State St., Ukiah; through August 2021

First Friday Art Walk, July 2, 2021, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

“Wandering and Pondering,” an environmental tribute pairing ceramic art and photography, is the theme for the south window of the Corner Gallery for the months of July and August. Featured artist Mimi Booth states that she is seeking to understand each location, viewed through her camera lens. She is informed by patterns, textures, and geological formations of western landscapes that inspire related ceramic vessels. Imbedded in each piece is an interpretation of a landscape and a sense of gratitude for preserved public lands.


The Thought Behind The Shot: Four Photographers; Four Walls

Scott Chieffo, Paul Kozal, Bill Oxford, and Scott Sewell

Burnett Gallery at Gualala Arts, 46501 Old State Highway, Gualala, CA; opening Saturday, July 3, 2021, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM; free

Sunset, Bowling Ball Beach, Paul Kozal

“What were you thinking?” As fine art photographers, we are asked this question virtually every time we show our work. Other common questions are: How did you shoot that? Where did you get that idea? What’s the story behind that image? Did the scene really look like that? Did you shoot that with an iPhone? more


CalTrout Photo Contest

July 15 through August 31, 2021

Photo by Dominic Bruno

Help share the beauty of our state and its amazing natural resources by entering the California Trout annual photo contest.  Share your best photos of California’s rivers, streams, wild fish, and your angling experiences.  Photos can include fish, anglers or others enjoying California waters, or be more scenic in nature.

Enter today at CalTrout for a chance to be featured on CalTrout’s website and in our digital magazine The Current, and to win some great prizes from our sponsors. Good luck!


Postcards from Mecca

Grace Hudson Museum; through August 22, 2021

Wednesday – Friday 10:00 to 4:30, Saturday & Sunday 12:00 to 4:00

Lula Mae Graves and Susie Keef Smith, the adventuring pals of Postcards from Mecca.

This fascinating exhibition explores the friendship of two women who explored and had adventures in the Southern California desert from the late 1910s through the early 30s. They both learned the art of photography and documented the stark and beautiful desert landscape — as well as the characters who inhabited it — long before the area’s abundance of golf courses and the Coachella Music Festival. Susie was the postmaster in the then vibrant town of Mecca, and both she and cousin Lula Mae discovered a passion for making and selling postcards. This traveling exhibition from Exhibit Envoy is augmented by a sampling of A.O. Carpenter images from the Grace Hudson Museum’s collections. A talented professional photographer, A.O. traveled throughout Mendocino County in the mid to late 1800s, documenting the landscapes, industries, and people of the region. Welcome back, physical, in-person exhibitions!


UPC July Meeting

Sunday, July 11, 2021, 11:00 AM (rescheduled from July 4)

Photo by Tom Raymondson

A member has graciously offered their home for an outdoor meeting for vaccinated Club members. For location and directions contact ukiahphotoclub@comcast.net.

Our theme this month is “time of day / sign of the times”. Send in photos in advance or bring them on a USB thumb drive.

We will talk about our September show, location for future meetings, another Mystery Photo, and whatever else comes to mind.

The meeting will also be a potluck brunch.


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)

Deep Valley Arts Collective: Call for Entry

Light & Dark – September/October

Light & Dark is an invitation to explore duality: an unflinching look at life and death, good and evil, power struggles, contrast, and diverse perspectives in various forms. Light & Dark will be an art exhibition that serves as an opportunity to create conversation, connection, and catharsis. Go here for entry information.