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Art Exhbition - "Women in Creative Photography" - Public Reception March 11, 1 to 4 p.m.
Women oin Creative Photography

This exhibit will be on display in the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center Art Gallery March 4 - 31, 2017.  The public is cordially invited to a reception in honor of the artists on Saturday, March 11, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

About Women In Creative Photography: The women exhibiting this month are all members of Women in Creative Photography (WICP), a group of professional photographers in San Diego that has thrived as an artistic haven for women (mostly professional and established fine art) photographers who need a regular creative fix and the support of some wonderful and talented female photographers. The exhibitors vary in their style and subject matter, from historical and alternative processes, to nature and visual landscapes, flora and fauna, photo storytelling, photographic impressionism, to the beauty of the night sky, and more.

Here is a link to a preview video of the exibition.  Each month Cameron Scott  cameronbscott@gmail.com donates his time and expertise to produce a video of the current art exhibition in the Visitor Center Gallery. 

We ARE women in creative photography!

About the Artists:

Abbey Chamberlin - The attraction Abbey has always felt for the work of the Impressionists has kept drawing her in. Creating photographs in plein air style is her passion.  abbeychamberlin.com

Luci Dumas - Luci Dumas is a Professional Photographers of America Master Craftsman Photographer, specializing in portraits of children and families in San Diego for over 30 years. She is a “Kid Magnet”. Her portraits have a natural, sensitive quality that catches individual personalities of her subjects, creating art that families use to decorate their homes. She coaches photographers to become profitable and create the businesses of their dreams and improve their photography. Luci also is passionate about revealing the beauty that catches her eye and has earned many awards for her work. She loves the monthly opportunity to stretch her artistic side at WICP events.

Patricia Grabski - Patricia makes her images without cameras or lens. She contact prints her images using alternative photographic processes: cyanotype, platinum, palladium, albumen, van dyke brown, salt and lumens. Her prints are made on photographic paper, art paper, glass, tin, cotton handkerchiefs and old linens.

Patricia's images demonstrate an interest in combining old and modern photographic materials and processes. She’s a modern day photographic alchemist. In the end she says “it’s all magic”. Her work has been exhibited several times at Gallery 21 in Balboa Park, Grossmont College Hyde Park Gallery, San Diego City College Luxe Gallery and the Scarlet Letter Bookstore in San Diego.  She was a finalist in the 34th Annual Spring Photography Contest (2014), Photographer’s Forum Magazine and placed first and second in the 2014, San Diego County Fair International Photo Exhibit for Alternative Processes.

Mary Beth Klauer - Mary Beth has had a long interest in photography with concentrations in Fine Art, Travel and Alternative Photography. She works in film and alternative processes as shown in this exhibition. The process of visualizing the image to final creation is what drives her passion. Her work presented here is Anthotypes with an image made without a camera. Instead she coats paper with ground up flower petals, placing a positive image on the paper and setting it in the sun. An image is created by photosensitivity of the plant material to the sun. Similarly, leaves can be printed on using the same theory of setting the leaves in the sun with an image on top. Mary Beth has had images in many juried shows and is in a permanent collection of the National Steinbeck Center Museum.

Laura Makenna - Laura Makenna is a local artist from Point Loma. After graduating from California State University at Long Beach with a degree in Psychology she found her true passion. For the next five years she studied portraiture, commercial, and alternative forms of film photography in Long Beach. Although, she never stopped shooting she took a detour for the next fifteen years as a catastrophe adjuster. Traveling all over the United States, she worked hurricanes, floods, tornados and other severe catastrophes up until Hurricane Sandy. She is now a fulltime photographer. You can see more of her work at lauramakennaphotography.com

Eileen Mandell - Eileen Mandell is an award winning photographer, retired photo arts educator, and a night owl. Combine that with her love of the night sky, and her love for capturing detail and movement in her photographs, and you have the perfect recipe for a nightscape photographer!

“With a background in art, I tend to look for shapes, lines and patterns. Stars, constellations and the amazing detail of the Milky Way provides me with numerous artistic, photographic opportunities.”

Priscilla Monger - Priscilla Monger uses the camera as a second set of eyes to capture images that express a visual communication of how she feels. As she moves through the maze in a botanical garden, the essence and stillness of nature's creations is experienced and captured. There's a discovery of delicate balances between color, size, shape and lines. The mission is accomplished when capturing through the lens, a "zen moment in time" of nature's beauty. She hopes you enjoy and experience that same journey too.

Nicole Toesca - Fascinated with photographs, Nicole began shooting at six years old using a plastic camera, eventually learning analog darkroom techniques at the Smithsonian Institution.  She enjoys photographing interesting and beautiful landscapes, villagescapes, and seascapes. Nicole won awards at San Diego’s annual International Exhibition of Photography; was named a featured artist at ArtWalk San Diego; and was selected by Elizabeth Schwartz, Gallery Director, Deitch Projects, NYC for a National All-Media exhibition at Touchstone Gallery, Washington, D.C.  Nicole is also a member of the American Society of Media Professionals (ASMP), The PhotoArts Group, and the Digital Art Guild of San Diego.

The MTRP Visitor and Interpretive Center is located at One Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA 92119, and it is open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Admission is free.

The MTRP Foundation was formed in 1988 as a 501(c) (3) non-profit public benefit corporation.  For more information about the MTRP Art Program, please contact Vicky DeLong, Art Coordinator, at 619-286-1361 or Maggie Holloway, MTRP Foundation, at 619-668-3280.

The MTRP Visitor and Interpretive Center is located at One Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA 92119, and it is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free.

The MTRP Foundation was formed in 1988 as a 501(c) (3) non-profit public benefit corporation.
Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation offers opportunities for visual artists to display their work. Currently, these displays are limited to two-dimensional works. Displays of artwork are rotated every four weeks throughout the year.
Regardless of the media, certain criteria must be followed as outlined by the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation. Information and applications for exhibit consideration is available at the Visitor Center from May 1st through June 30th for the next exhibition year.
For additional information, please contact Vicky DeLong, Art Coordinator at 619-286-1361.

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