Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Bill Atkinson Exhibit Opens in Yosemite

Within the Stone

Strikingly beautiful, color photographs of polished rock specimens. For a preview of the exhibit, go to our website.

Visit us in Yosemite on June 3rd from 4:00-6:00pm for a reception and book signing with the artist.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Explore Yosemite Through the Eyes of an Artist

Join us as we celebrate and showcase art in Yosemite with local refreshments each Wednesday this summer from 5 to 6:30 PM at The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite Village next to the Visitor Center. Local artists in residence will be showing and discussing their art each week.

The Wednesday Night Art season, co-sponsored by the Yosemite Association Art and Education Center and The Ansel Adams Gallery, begins May 27th and continues every Wednesday evening until Labor Day. For more information please contact us at (209) 372-4413 or

We hope to see you there!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

New Summer Workshops and Classes

We just posted new one- and two-day workshops on our website.

Cut loose with color and learn to enjoy the process of watercolor painting outdoors in a fun and supportive environment with painter Penny Otwell.

Photographer Michael Frye will teach you the essential skills needed to capture the ethereal beauty of the nighttime landscape in his Full Moon Night Photography workshop.

Keith Walklet and Charlie Cramer are offering a special two day lecture-style workshop: Making a Photograph from Field to Print.

We also offer free photo walks, half-day photography classes and guiding services with our staff photographers, as well as private one-day workshops with Michael Frye and Patrick Jablonski. Please visit our website for more information

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Photographer Art Wolfe visits Yosemite

On Monday May 11, The Ansel Adams Gallery hosted a reception for one of our favorite photographers, the legendary Art Wolfe. Art graciously signed his books and talked with attendees about his adventures.

For those of you who were unable to make the event in Yosemite we have a limited supply of signed copies of Art's beautiful books Edge of the Earth/Corner of the Sky, The Living Wild, Vanishing Act, and The Art of Photographing Nature. While not available on our website, these can be obtained by calling us toll-free in Yosemite at 888-361-7622. We will happily ship to your door.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Last Night's Lunar Rainbow on Yosemite Falls

Ansel Adams Gallery workshop instructor Keith Walklet and his class enjoyed the spectacular moonrise last night. Conditions were perfect for photographing the "moonbow" on Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls.
Keith's article on our website provides tips for photographing a lunar rainbow like the lovely image above made by workshop participant Kathie Smith. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Reception for Charles Cramer

Friday, May 15, from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite will host a reception for featured artist, Charles Cramer. Charles will be on hand to discuss his printing techniques and photographic vision. He has worked in the darkroom for many years, mastering the complex Dye Transfer process. He was also one of the first landscape photographers to work with the "digital darkroom," recognizing the computer as an unparalleled means to control color and realize his artistic interpretation of the scene. Don't miss the opportunity to meet this accomplished photographer!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Water, Water, Everywhere!

Steady rain over the last few days has dramatically raised the level of the Merced River. Water is filling the meadows and the waterfalls are roaring. The dogwoods are continuing their bloom with more trees showing new blossoms each day.

Photo of Vernal Fall by staff photographer Evan Russel.