UPC October Meeting – Update

Sunday, October 3, 2021, 10:00 AM; via Zoom

Michael Elyard will talk about the West Virginia Historical Markers Project, a photographic survey of over 1,000 historical markers located in all 55 counties of West Virginia.  Michael took this on with his wife, Beth, as a retirement project.  He expects that it will take several years to complete.  He will cover both the photographic and historical aspects of the endeavor.  To learn more in advance you can go to http://wvmarkers.com/about.

We will still have plenty of time for our “imperfection” photos and any other things we would like to discuss.


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.


“Light & Dark” at MEDIUM

522 E Perkins St., Ukiah; through October 31, 2021

Friday noon – 8:00 PM, Saturday noon – 6:00 PM, Sunday noon – 4:00 PM

Light Play, Lillian Ruby

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.

Light & Dark features works of art by Alyssum Wier, Annie Ruygt, Barbara Ware, Chris Pugh, Clayton Southwick, Craig Vincent, Daniel Graham, E.D., Elias Laughton, Fernando Avalos, Grace Petty-Fuller, Haerah v. Baird, James D. Kester, Janet Rosen, Jesse Esquivel, Kari Hartmann, Katie Kuntz, Kirsten Gantzel, Laura Fogg, Lillian Rubie, Linda Malone, Lynn Graves Gulyash, Maizie Avery, Marie Hoff, Meghan Baker, Michael Mills, Olivia Consterdine, Paps, Pete Passof, Robin Goldner, Ruth Aaron, Sarah Scott Falk, Shaundaera Pogorsky, Steven Levin, Virginia Macintosh, and Winston Smith.


UPC September Mid-Month Mid-Week Meeting

Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 7:00 PM, via Zoom

This is our non-agenda, non-theme meeting.  It would be the perfect opportunity for a member to give a demonstration or tutorial on some area of photography in which they have expertise.  Anyone want to do a live Lightroom or Photoshop demonstration?   Maybe someone has a foolproof photo backup strategy that they would like to share.  Or you have a cousin in Colorado who is a professional photographer and could give a presentation.  If not, then we’ll just talk photography and show a few images. For sign-in info contact ukiahphotoclub@comcast.net.


Khoe Pham Corner Gallery Young Artist

September – October, 2021

Khoa (pronounced “Kwa”) came to the U.S with his family in 2012.  He took Lech Sloczynski’s classes at Ukiah High, but admits that he only became serious about his photography in the last half year.  Many of his photos are environmental portraits that show a strong connection between photographer and model. Khoa will be talking about his photography at the September UPC meeting.


UPC Featured Photographers

Showing at Corner Gallery Ukiah September 2021

Adel Clark

Capturing a moment in time, sharing that emotion, and preserving that documentation, is what draws me to photography.  This recording of events is often on my Fujifilm X-T2 camera, but the camera I use most often looks a lot like a phone. I am grateful for the non-judgmental group of mentors in the Ukiah Photography Club who continue to influence my work.

Kent Leland

Wildlife with an emphasis on birds is my comfort zone.  Action shots are preferred.  If I can capture a real life vignette it is always a plus.  Wildlife photography fills my basic instinct to hunt but with no damage to any of the parties involved . . . they may be annoyed but not damaged.

Martin McClure

The possibility of experiencing new places draws me outside often. A sense of curiosity and wonder in this amazing world provide me with scenes to capture with my camera, not just for myself, but to share with others. At times when I am in awe of a special location, my intent is to bring this feeling to the viewer through photographic images.

Tom Raymondson

Along with baseball and jazz, photography is my passion.  I love shooting film with classic cameras and spending the day in my darkroom pursuing the perfect print (yet to be achieved), but I also go digital when convenience dictates.  Landscapes and architectural details catch my eye, and oh do I wish there were trains in Ukiah.  This year’s photos are mostly pre-pandemic, including one that is literally the last I took before the shutdown and a couple that are reach-backs reimagined.  For more go to tomraymondsonphotography.net

Park Steiner

Childhood memories find me stalking turtles and butterflies in Wisconsin.  I have always admired the unending complexity of colors and patterns, creating the perfection of form and function in the natural world around me.  My camera has been an invaluable tool for documenting my life’s work as a field biologist.  As an artist, photography is my medium for sharing the splendors of Nature with others.  My most cherished photo destination is a pond within the 40-acre preserve called “Rhuswood”, walking distance from my house. This enchanted place provides solace and opportunities to commune with the wild residents there.  The images in this exhibit reflect many joyous times spent with the ducks who visited.  

Volkhard Stürzbecher

I am a German artist exploring the natural wonders of the American West – always looking for dramatic changes of forms, shapes, colors and light in untouched landscapes that trigger my fantasy. I like  adventure camping out under the stars without a tent or just inside in my 4WD  truck – especially in remote wilderness areas – far away  from city lights – where  the night skies display spectacular views of the milky way.

Chris Watt

Simplicity and abstraction are my strongest photographic interests, hopefully inspiring serenity and curiosity.  The sweeping possibilities between haste and patience leave me with a lifetime of prospecting with cameras. Images with film and digital cameras, as well as print making using traditional and alternative techniques, provide me fertile ground for exploration. 


UPC September Meeting

The theme for this month’s meeting is “Lighting”. This could include flash, backlighting, night photography, or any photograph that incorporates creative use of light (gee, isn’t that any photo?). Send your photos to ukiahphotoclub@comcast.net or use screen share during the meeting. We will review the show opening and address any issues/problems that have arisen. And we will of course continue our ongoing discussion of when to return to in-person meetings. For sign-in info contact ukiahphotoclub@comcast.net.


UPC 10th Anniversary Show

  • Sunday, August 8 – deadline for participants to send their artist’s statement to Mimi for editing.  
  • Sunday, August 15 – deadline for participants to send a self-portrait, to be printed along with their artist’s statement, to ukiahphotoclub@comcast.net (optional).
  • Sunday August 15 – deadline to send label info (include all photos that you might be showing) to ukiahphotoclub@comcast.net.  Format needs to be:
    • Title
    • Medium (digital print, silver gelatin print, digital print on aluminum, etc.)
    • Size of frame in inches – H x W
    • Price (or NFS – not for sale)
    • Photographer’s name   
  • Date undetermined, but sometime mid-month – volunteers will be needed to distribute posters around town.
  • Tuesday, August 17, 7:00 PM – our next Mid-Week Mid-Month Zoom meeting, a good time to finalize show plans.
  • Tuesday, August 24 – deadline to send digital copies of show photos to Mimi.  Include the frame dimensions.  This is to help plan for the installation. 
  • Tuesday, August 31 – show installation by Mimi and Dave.  Gallery is open at 11:00 AM – Mimi will let us know if she has a specific time she wants photos delivered.  There is gallery paperwork that each photographer needs to complete at this time.
  • Friday, September 3, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM – First Friday Art Walk show opening.
  • Sunday, September 5, 10:00 AM – next regular Zoom meeting, a good time to review show and address any issues/problems.
  • Saturday, September 25 – show take-down.  Gallery is open 11-5.  All photographs must be retrieved and gallery paperwork completed.  

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


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)