“FotoSága Dreams” July Exhibition

Join FotoSága Women’s Photography this Saturday, July 1, 6-8pm for the opening of “FotoSága Dreams”, a Visual Photography Exploration. The exhibition will include two images from my new “Transcendance” Portfolio, featured in the Reflections 2017 web post for June. The exhibit runs from July 1 - 25 at Carmel Visual Arts, The Barnyard in Carmel, CA.

“Transcendance: Spin”

“Transcendance: Flight”

“The Elementalists”

If you’re in the Monterey area during April, I invite you to stop by the Carmel Visual Arts Gallery at the Barnyard Center in Carmel for “The Elementalists” Exhibition. Images from my “Fire” Portfolio are featured alongside incredible work by William Giles and Carol Henry. Through April 29th.

2017 Mid-Winter Exhibitions

It’s my honor to be included in two prestigious exhibitions this winter.  If you will be in Oregon or Vermont over the next few months, a gallery visit would definitely be worthwhile. If not, I am including links to the exhibition online galleries here in the blog post. Your thoughts and feedback are always welcome.

“The Photographic Nude 2017”

February 11 through March 8 at LightBox Photographic Gallery in Astoria, OR 

Dedicated in Memory of Ruth Bernhard and her Creative Spirit

The Photographic Nude is a juried exhibit exploring the artistic and creative view of the body and its form, celebrating the nude in photography by embracing a variety of styles. We welcome the timeless elegance of a classical study as well as alternative and provocative styles. Studies of the whole or partial human form, nude or semi-nude are eligible. We are honored and excited to have Kim Weston as juror this year.

Link to the Online Gallery 

My image below, “Into the Dark #6” is included.

“The Color of Light”

March 8 through April 8 at PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, VT

Arthur Meyerson’s Juror Statement: 

In the call for entries for The Color of Light exhibit, I stated that the three themes that interest me the most in photography are light, color and moments. Any one of those elements can yield a strong photograph. Any combination of two of them might produce something special and a mixture of all three can lead to something extraordinary. In selecting the photographs for this exhibit, I was looking for those elements along with some original seeing as well as craftsmanship. Not manipulated photographs that were about effects, but photographs that were effective. Those that make us stop and look. Those that keep us coming back for more. Those that stay with us.   

Link to the Online Gallery

My image below, “Mixed Vantage, Layers” is included.

Fall 2016 Exhibitions

Greetings and warm wishes as we usher in Autumn of 2016.

I’m celebrating the harvest with work in two exhibitions: a National Abstract Exhibit at the Santa Cruz Art League and “Polished: Mirrored Photography” with the FotoSaga Women’s Photography Group at the Sunset Center in Carmel.  See dates and details below. These local events will round out the year for me, so I’d love to see you at one of the Artists’ Receptions and share my latest work.  - Debbie

FotoSága’s “Polished: Mirrored Photography”  An exhibition of photographs exploring mirrors in the medium by FotoSága Women’s Photography Group.

Marjorie Evans Gallery @ Sunset Center, Carmel by the Sea                                               November 1st  - November 30th, 2016                                                                         Artists’ Reception:  Thursday, November 10th, 5:00-7:00pm

Featured FotoSága Photographers:   

Bonnie Burgess • Carol Henry • Cindy Poole • Debbie French • Debra Achen • Dixie Dixon • Jacqui Turner • Jeanne Marino • Jessica Hughes • Kimberli Phillips • Nadereh Liaghati • Ruth Grimes • Ruth Emerson • Susan Kingsley • Suzanne Dorrance • Tami B. Sojka

Website Refresh: New Galleries, New Work

You’re invited to the online opening of my “Speed of Light” Galleries, featuring three portfolios of new work.  In addition, the Website has been refreshed with simplified navigation and some existing galleries have been updated with new images.  I welcome you to click through the site and would love to hear your feedback - just hit the Contact link to send me an email.  While you’re there, subscribe to the mailing list to receive update emails on activities and posts to my “Reflections 2016” Online Photo Journal.

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Reflections 2016, March 27


“In nature there is very little we can control. We can only be open to each situation, each opportunity, and be aware of how we’re reacting to it. We can control how we react to what’s happening.” 

 - Robert Rodriguez Jr. from “Insights from the Creative Path”, one of his Eight Principles of Nature Photography 

Carmel River Beach… one of my frequent destinations for hiking and photography. Here the Carmel River flows into the Pacific at the intersection of a rocky, sandy beach and a coastal lagoon and estuary. It is one of the most changeable, shifting beach environments I have visited.  My latest “Reflections 2016” post features images that capture my reactions to changing opportunities at this unique place.

“Reflections 2016” is my version of an online sketchbook or photo journal. I invite you to check it out and share your thoughts.

Reflections 2016, March 12


“The nude does not simply represent the body, but relates it, by analogy, to all structures
that have become part of our imaginative experience.”

 - Sir Kenneth Clark, (1903-1983) Director, The National Gallery, BBC Cultural Broadcaster, author “The Nude: A Study of Ideal Art”

A studio session with Fotosaga Women’s Photography Group provided an opportunity to work with a nude model. My latest “Reflections 2016” post includes studies from that session exploring the human form and motion.

“Reflections 2016” is my version of an online sketchbook or photo journal. I invite you to check it out and share your thoughts.

Reflections 2016, February 1

“Photographs side by side cannot help being mutually affected. Transpose them, the meaning changes.”                - Minor White, 1976 

Two recent events have got me thinking more about the importance of how photographs are presented to the viewer, whether in a virtual or physical gallery. One event was an exhibition at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego titled “The Time Between: The Sequences of Minor White”. The other is a current installation of small images at Carmel Visual Arts Studio by Fotosaga, a group of women photographers which I am associated with. That’s the theme for my February 1st post in “Reflections 2016”.

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