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UPC February Meeting

Sunday, February 6, 2022, 10:00 AM; via Zoom

Our theme this month is something that is important in your life – family, pet, job, hobby, even politics or religion.

We will continue our discussion about moving back to in-person meetings.

2022 dues are due, and donations toward chairs for MEDIUM would be appreciated.

Feel free to invite guests (potential members).

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Vinegar Point Photo Shoot Hosted by Keith Leland

Weather permitting (rain cancels) January 15, 2022, 10:00 AM; Pomo Day Use Parking Lot A 

This will be a 1.22 mile easy walk on parking lot pavement and a gravel road to the Lake Mendocino Old Winery also known as Vinegar Point.  The walls and farm equipment have become a palette for graffiti artists and are on a high point overlooking the lake, offering some nice panoramas. Caution is advised around the cliff, which is guarded by a dilapidated barbed wire fence. We will also be walking through the edge of the Hopkins Fire scar where you might find some interesting pictures to take. Bring a snack and water, depending on how long you want to stay. It is about a 30-40 minute walk each way, if you don’t stop along the way.

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UPC January Meeting

Sunday, January 2, 2022, 10:00 AM; via Zoom

Tom Raymondson

Our theme this month is “Dutch Angle” – intentionally tilting the camera to convey a sense of tension or unease. It is possible that this will be our last fully Zoom meeting – we are working toward a hybrid in-person/Zoom meeting for February. Dues are due – send a check to Dave Lohse, and donations to help fund chairs for MEDIUM would be greatly appreciated. Our need for new members is ongoing, so feel free to invite guests. For meeting sign-in info contact ukiahphotoclub@comcast.net.

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2022 Themes

JanuaryDutch angle – intentionally tilting the camera to throw off the verticles and horizontals.  It can create a sense of tension or unease.

FebruarySomething important in your life.  Family, job, hobby, politics or religion (we will all be respectful).

MarchColor.  Photos where the defining characteristic is color – limited palette, rainbow of color, complimentary or contrasting colors, etc.

AprilNature – in all its wonder.

MayShapes (works especially well in black & white).

JuneWater – waves, waterfall, dripping faucet, etc. 

JulyStreets, trails, paths.

AugustMinimalist/abstract.

SeptemberReflections.

OctoberRule of thirds.

November – This is the one that caused the most uncertainty and confusion.  Garbage.  Or ugly.  Or a contrast between ugly and beautiful.  Or maybe beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

DecemberBest/favorite, year and ever.

Bonus – To be worked in sometime during the year:  everyone photograph same scene.

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Photography Darkroom at Mendocino College Coast Center

Markus Pfitzner. Photo credit: Jo C. Mills

Mendocino College is excited to announce that its Coast Center will have a fully functional photographic darkroom, with 13 enlargers, beginning with the Spring 2022 semester. The darkroom will allow everyone from beginning students to photographic artists the ability to work with small and medium format roll film, as well as large format sheet film.  

ART-282, Introduction to Photography, will be instructed by Markus Pfitzner at the Coast Center. Pfitzner is an educator, fine art photographer, Lecturer Emeritus at CSU Sacramento, and a former manager of three professional photography labs. 

“The photographic artists and craftsmen of Mendocino County will finally be able to enlarge their own gallery-quality fiber-based prints using the darkroom’s time-honored archival procedures”, says Pfitzer.

The Coast Center also plans to offer photographic courses in alternative darkroom processes, such as Cyanotype and Vandyke Brown printing, and potentially Large Format Photography, Ansel Adam’s Zone System, and Pinhole Photography.  

The spring semester at Mendocino College begins January 18, registration is now open. For more information, visit www.mendocino.edu/coastcenter or call 707.961.2200. 

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Thirty Years On: Liden, Magruder, & Knight

Grace Hudson Museum, 431 South Main St., Ukiah; through January 16, 2022

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

In 1991, the Grace Hudson Museum featured an exhibition of local artists for the first time, displaying Tom Liden’s photography, Mac Magruder’s ceramic sculptures, and Wayne Knight’s portraits. In 1996, the three returned with a second show. Mac’s work featured fantastical sculptures while Tom explored form and color in new ways and Wayne’s paintings reflected his travels in Cambodia.

Now, with 30 Years On: Liden, Magruder, & Knight, the Museum considers the artistic journeys of all three artists, showcasing artwork both from the past and present. Although Wayne passed in 2009, the exhibit includes pieces of his that have never been displayed at the Museum until now.