Chris and I showed a number of prints at a recent show at the Blue Moon Gallery in Locke, California. Locke is a small community, near Walnut Grove, in the California Delta. It was a community of Chinese immigrants and Chinese-American citizens who had come to California to work it the early days. Unable to own land, they built a community here on land provided by a local farmer. Many of the residents worked in the fertile lands surrounding the delta and nearby central valley. It is an interesting community, today leaning towards art galleries rather than the older traditions. It is a fun location for a bit of sightseeing and a lovely drive through the meandering delta on levy roads.
The show was exclusively photography of Locke. Although the show is down now, many of our prints, matted and in plastic sleeves, can still be viewed in bins through the Annual Asian Pacific Spring Festival which is May 10 along Main Street in Locke.
In June, our camera club is having its second annual gallery showing at the aRt Cottage in Concord. Located in a small house near the central sqaure, Todos Santos Plaza, it is a great venue to see some great photographic work. All entries will be framed and matted and on view for a month. We encourage you to attend the opening and meet the artists and enjoy some refreshments. And if you cannot attend the opening, stop by another time and take a long look. I will be in Yellowstone and won't be there for the opening, but 4-5 of my prints will be on view.
Here is the poster, designed by Chris, and including a few of the photographs, by several different photographers, which will be on display and for sale, at the show.
Hope those of you in the Bay Area, can attend the show.