Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Opening Reception at Mumm Napa Fine Art Photograhy Gallery

Attending the reception last Saturday night (left to right) were TAAG Presdient Matthew Adams and his wife MingZhu Hu, Mumm Winery rep. Kathy McClure, Rich Krause, John Trotter, Larry Ockene, Adam Weintraub, Benjamin Drummond, Annie Marie Musselman, and TAAG curator, Glenn Crosby.

The Ansel Adams Gallery is thrilled to join the Blue Earth Alliance in hosting a new exhibition entitled Changing Earth: Photographer's Call to Action at the Mumm Winery in Napa, California from September 2009 – March 2010.

The Blue Earth Alliance is a non-profit ogranization focused on raising environmental awareness. The exhibit features images from Blue Earth projects around the world, including work by Annie Marie Musselman, Daniel Beltrá, Rebecca Norris Webb, Florian Schulz, Benjamin Drummond & Sara Joy Steele, Camille Seaman, Stephen Harrison, and John Trotter.

The Mumm Napa Fine Art Photography Gallery is located at 8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford, CA 94558, and is open from 10:ooam to 5:00pm daily.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Calling All Photographers!

Announcing The Ansel Adams Gallery National Park Photography Contest.

Enter your photographic masterpieces taken at a U.S. National Park, Landmark or Monument. Lots of great prizes will be awarded including Ansel Adams Archival Replicas and Gallery Gift Certificates.

On October 1st we will post all the details on our website.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Get Ready for Fall in Yosemite

Ansel Adams Gallery workshop instructor Michael Frye just posted information on where and when to find the best color this fall season.

When in Yosemite, don't forget to visit the Gallery. We are now showing Michael's Color, Light and Form exhibit through October 4.

Beginning October 5, we present
a traveling exhibition, 90 YEARS IN THE AMERICAN WEST, featuring select vintage and modern prints by Ansel Adams from the 30’s and 40’s, and Bob Kolbrener's gelatin silver prints. Reception October 24 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fresno Community Shows it's Support For Yosemite National Park

Yesterday Yosemite Fresno Neighbors and The Yosemite Association presented An Evening in Our Backyard hosted by the KJEWEL/KYNO Radio Station and Art Gallery in downtown Fresno. Images from the First Light exhibit, on loan from The Ansel Adams Gallery, provided a backdrop for the event. This show presents the work of five photographers over five summer seasons, and is accompanied by a beautiful book titled First Light: Five Photographers in Yosemite's Backcountry.

Refreshments were provided by Fresno State University and live Native American flute music and blues by Lance Canales. The evening featured a 9-minute trailer of the new Ken Burn's documentary, The National Parks: America's Best Idea, which premeres Sept 27 on all PBS stations.

The evening was capped off by an inspirational presentation by Ranger Shelton Johnson, who is featured in the Ken Burn's documentary and recognized for his work in educating the public through his interpretive program, Yosemite Through the Eye's of a Buffalo Soldier, 1904.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

All Roads Open In Yosemite

Staff Photographer Nick Ahlgrim visited Foresta earlier this evening, and areas burned in the Big Meadow Fire. For more information on park roads and conditions, please visit the NPS website.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fall is a Great Time to Take a Workshop!

See all of our remaining workshops for 2009. While Digital Landscape:Autumn in Yosemite and Digital Printing for the Fine Art Photographer workshops are FULL, we do have some limited space available in our more traditional offerings.

We hope to see you in Yosemite this Fall!

Eastern Sierra Fall Color One-Day Workshop

October 19, 2009 (Lee Vining/ Mono Lake)

Every October the aspens on the eastern side of the Sierras turn yellow, orange, and gold, putting on the most spectacular display of fall color in California. Instructor Michael Frye will lead you to some of his favorite aspen groves near Mono Lake, at the eastern edge of Yosemite National Park, and help you learn the essential skills needed to capture the beauty of these autumn scenes - including how to use your histogram for proper exposures, making simple, strong compositions, and how to find the right light for your subject. Visit our website for more information or to register.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Painting Workshop with Penny Otwell- Last Class this Season!

September 21, 2009, Yosemite National Park

Let out the stops with color in this one day of "serious play" with watercolor painter Penny Otwell. Through guided examples of color combinations, loosen up and enjoy the process of watercolor painting outdoors in a fun and supportive environment.

For more information or to register, please visit our website

Friday, September 4, 2009

It's a New Day in Yosemite! Park is Open for the Holiday Weekend

Big Meadow Fire is 70% contained. Firefighters made excellent progress constructing a fireline in the Tamarack Flat Campground Road area. This is the last uncontained portion of the fireline. During the last two days, smoke from interior hot spots and burning operations settled in Yosemite Valley and the foothill communities, especially in the morning. This morning, the smoke is not visible in Yosemite Valley.
Tonight and tomorrow, firefighters will continue restoring roads, trails and fireline to their natural condition, mopping up hot spots, and removing hazard trees in order to open the roads as soon as possible.

Special Announcements: Although road closures will remain in place through the Labor Day weekend, Yosemite Valley is open and accessible from Highway 140 via El Portal and Highway 41 from Wawona. In addition, visitors on the east side of the park can still access Tuolumne Meadows, Olmsted Point, and White Wolf via Highway 395 from Lee Vining. Hodgdon Meadow Campground remains open to visitors.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Ansel Adams Gallery / Blue Earth Exhibit

The Ansel Adams Gallery is thrilled to partner with Blue Earth Allaince to host a new exhibition at the Mumm Winery in Napa, California from September 2009 – March 2010. The exhibit features images from Blue Earth projects, including work by Annie Marie Musselman, Daniel Beltrá, Rebecca Norris Webb, Florian Schulz, Benjamin Drummond & Sara Joy Steele, Camille Seaman, Stephen Harrison, and John Trotter, as well as a lecture series.

Through their support of Photography that Makes a Difference, Blue Earth has helped raise almost a million dollars for important issues often overlooked by traditional media--The Arctic. Global warming. The loss of open space in Los Angeles. Racism suffered by farmers. Disappearing traditions of New England fishermen. The role of grandmothers in AIDS-ravaged Africa.

Join us for the opening reception September 19, 6:30 p.m., at Mumm Napa Fine Photography Gallery at 8445 Silverado Trail, Rutherford, CA 94558.

Click here for slide show of images in the exhibit

Above photograph by Camille Seaman

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Fire Continues to Burn In Yosemite-Smoke Heads North Away from Yosemite Valley

The view from the Yosemite Association webcam at 12:19 pm today looks like a normal day in Yosemite National Park. To quote Jim Dean in the Gallery's shipping and receiving department, "This is one of the nicest days we have had in some time."

Current Situation: The fire continues to burn actively (a large column of smoke was visible yesterday) in the wilderness towards Tioga Road near Tamarack Flat and northwest in Upper Crane Creek drainage. Today, firefighters will continue to aggressively build indirect fire lines away from the fires edge. The strategy is to use indirect fire lines along with opportunities to conduct burnout operations (when conditions safely permit) to stop the forward progress of the fire. Firefighters will also continue to reinforce fire lines east of El Portal and around Foresta. No major fire activity was reported in these areas. Read more on the National Park Service Incident website.