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There has been speculation in the photo press over the years that nudes as a subject are done. Well, I don’t think so. We are probably just getting to understand the fascination. Our current show “Body Awareness” shows nudes by seven artists. Each approach is unique, so there are a least 7 points of view that have not been totally “done”. In fact, we like it so much that we are planning another show of nudes next year. Photographers be warned.






Kirk Thompson’s strange and wonderful series, Square Wheels, is now on view in our side gallery. Kirk’s observations of cars and the other wheeled vehicles he finds on the streets perfectly reflect the Bay Area’s quirky environment. This mini-exhibit of local color will be shown until August 11.

BODY AWARENESS to open July 12

From saints to strippers, the iconic theme of the body, with its timeless desires and doubts, is explored in this exhibit of bold forms, soft beauty, and reflections on childhood and aging. Featuring rarely seen images from Judy Dater and Cay Lang, award-winning nudes by Nicolo Sertorio, and the Bay Area debut of Wendy Sacks.

Wendy was the Grand Prize Winner at the 2011 China 2nd Biennial International Photographic Cultural Festival and Exhibition in Lishui, China. Wendy was a Critical Mass Finalist in 2011, and was chosen for American Photographer 28 in 2011. She is currently a finalist for Galerie Huit, Arles, France, and is shortlisted for the WPGA Portrait Prize.

Bob Adler contributes oldies but goodies from the world of burlesque. Adrienne Defendi shows her exquisite prints of children. The exhibit will also feature Jan Camp’s Reflections on Mid-Life, LeRoy Howard’s unique view of St. Sebastian, comment on the culture of youth and beauty by Charlotte Niel, a lively grid composition by John Watson, and a lighthearted look at classical forms from Ralph Singer.


This group exhibit of beautiful Botanical images is a benefit for San Francisco Botanical Garden Society. Artists include John Bergholm, Whitney Vosburgh, Harold Davis . . . More to come . . .



Portraits from Oakland – The Video


Portrait Show Opening

Question: Are you in the show?

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Dark Sharks/Light Rays through October. Karen Glaser here for first Friday.


PHOTO hosted a First Friday reception to large crowds and the following day Karen Glaser spoke at an Artist’s Reception. We were thrilled to have Karen attend the opening, all the way from Chicago. Her Dark Sharks/Light Rays is the first exhibit we have shown from an out-of-town artist. This unique underwater imagery was shown at the Griffin Museum of Photography last year. In addition to Karen’s photographs, Lisa Jacobs’ handcrafted ceramics pieces are on display. They reflect an underwater feel that compliments the photos. Both artists’ work is exceptional. Show closes October 29. DON’T MISS IT!





Cuba Exhibit to Close Sept. 17

Hanging pieces are silk images that wave in the breeze.  The current show is one of our most beautiful to date. CLOSING RECEPTION WITH CHARLES ANSELMO on Saturday, September 17, from 4:00 to 6:00


Charles Anselmo Opening

The Oakland Art Murmur on August 3 included PHOTO’s opening night for Charles Anselmo’s exhibit of Cuba. Deconstructions: La Habana is the name of the series showing the faded richness of old buildings in Havana as they crumble. Anselmo has visited Havana many times in search of these¬†fascinating images.


Opening in New Space

The From Japan to Japan show was moved into the new gallery. It’s a terrific show and will be open to the end of this month.


New Gallery

We are at the same address but in a bigger space. This means bigger shows and more art. See it for yourself.

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