Tuesday, September 23, 2008

2009 Photography Workshop Schedule Now Open to Registration

The 2009 Ansel Adams Gallery Photography Workshop schedule is now available online. We are happy to offer a variety of workshops focusing on traditional and digital photography taught by Mark Citret, Charles Cramer, Jenny Ellerbe, Michael Frye, Vaughn Hutchins, Patrick Jablonski, Kerik Kouklis, Tom Mallonee, Ray McSavaney, Alan Ross, Keith Walklet and others.

For our 2009 season, both our field, black & white and digital workshop programs will be run from our newly renovated workshop building in Yosemite Valley, right in the heart of Yosemite National Park.

Please visit us online at www.anseladams.com to see our upcoming photography workshops. Make sure to check back in the upcoming months for new additions to the 2009 schedule.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Call for Entries – Yosemite Renaissance XXIV

Yosemite Renaissance is an annual juried competition/exhibition intended to encourage diverse artistic interpretations of Yosemite. Its goals are to bring together the works of serious contemporary artists that do not simply duplicate traditional representations. Historically, the arts have played a very important role in the establishment of our State and National Parks. It is our hope that they can be just as important in future efforts to preserve and protect that heritage.

Entries should be recent works on the landscape, environment, wildlife, and people of Yosemite or the Sierra Nevada. Both representational and non-representational submissions are accepted. Entries may be in any fine art medium including painting, photography, drawing, and printmaking, textile and sculpture.

Entries in the form of digital files are due by November 15, 2008. The entry fee is $15 per entry. There is no limit to the number of entries an artist may submit. Up to 45 pieces may be selected for the exhibition.

Please visit www.yosemiterenaissance.org for details and entry forms.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Opening Night for "Trees: Perspectives and Interpretations"

The opening reception for Trees: Perspectives and Interpretations was held this past Saturday. The exhibit, which features photographers Jenny Ellerbe, Patrick Jablonski, Geir Jordahl, Kerik Kouklis, Richard Lohmann, Tom Mallonee, Alan Ross and Jerry Uelsmann, presents each artist's different view point on trees through black & white photography.

Attendees on Saturday evening were able to meet several of the exhibited photographers and enjoy a sparkling wine reception hosted by MUMM.

The exhibit runs through March 15, 2009. We invite you to view Trees: Perspectives and Interpretations during its run by visiting the MUMM Fine Art Photography Gallery at 8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford, CA. For further information on the exhibit, please call (888) 238-9244 or email fineprints@anseladams.com.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Yosemite Renaissance Art Auction a Success!

On August 28th, The Ansel Adams Gallery hosted Yosemite Renaissance’s 2008 Benefit Art Auction. Park visitors and the local community came out to bid on over 80 works of art donated by artists who have been involved with Yosemite Renaissance’s exhibits and programs.

Raising nearly $20,000.00, the auction was a great success. All funds raised from the auction will be going directly to the Artist-in-Residence program in Yosemite National Park.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Call to Artists – Seeking Donations for the Yosemite Climbing Association Auction

The Yosemite Climbing Association (YCA) is seeking working and selling artists to donate work for their 4th Annual Yosemite Art Auction. All proceeds from the art will go directly to YCA. The event includes publicity for artwork, a silent auction on all art work and donated items, and a raffle as well as a food and drink reception. Your donation would provide for YCA to continue its goal of preserving the park's climbing history and interpreting it for the public.

The auction will be held on October 17th, 2008 at The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park. For further details, please contact yca@inreach.com or (209) 379-2650.

Trees: Perspectives and Interpretations Exhibit Now Open

The Ansel Adams Gallery is proud to present Trees: Perspectives and Interpretations. This exhibit features photographic work from contemporary artists Jenny Ellerbe, Patrick Jablonski, Geir Jordahl, Kerik Kouklis, Richard Lohmann, Tom Mallonee, Alan Ross and Jerry Uelsmann.

The exhibit is on display at the MUMM Fine Art Photography Gallery, 8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford, CA through March 15, 2009.

For further information or questions on the exhibit, please email fineprints@anseladams.com.

Great Hikes in Yosemite: Ten Lakes Basin

The Ten Lakes Basin is a popular hike with weekend backpackers for within just a few hours of hiking one can attain any of the trails 7 major lakes. The subalpine lakes, situated between 8,900 to 9,500 feet, allow hikers to partake in a midsummer swim while out along the trail.

Length: 12.6 miles one-way

Best Time: July through September

Vertical Feet: +2300'/-880'/+-6420'

Trail Access: Along the Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park approximately 19 miles east of Crane Flat

Habitat for Humanity Art Auction

Last month, an art auction for the Mariposa Habitat for Humanity was hosted at the home of Jeanne and Michael Adams. The auction, which included work from contemporary artists and various donations from businesses in the Mariposa area, raised over $8,000.00 for Habitat for Humanity.