‘Glass Eye’ Photo Reception to Unveil Winners

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Organizers from the show’s sponsor, the Tehama County Photo Club, check out some of the new arrivals. From left are Bob McConnell, the organization’s president, Barbara Luzzadder, and Bob Grace.

North state photographers and friends will get to see which pictures made the final cut for the 2010 Images from a Glass Eye International Juried Photography Show at the exhibit’s opening reception from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13.

The four top winners will be announced during the free event at The Big Picture, 857 Washington St., in Red Bluff.

Sean Arbabi, San Francisco Bay Area commercial photographer, author, and the show’s juror, will make the final four awards just hours before the exhibit opens. Prize money totals $1,000 for the top four.

“I truly love teaching and judging,” he said during a recent phone interview. “It validates people’s creativity. I like teaching people to understand their creative minds.”

Sponsored by the Tehama County Photo Club, the exhibit will run through Sept. 29. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Arbabi also will lead a workshop on Saturday, titled “The Universally Tough Subject of Exposure,” which focuses on outdoor and nature photography, and begins with a 5:30 a.m. shoot at Ide Adobe State Park in Red Bluff. It is open to any photographer regardless of experience. For more information about the workshop, e-mail tehamacountyphotoclub@gmail.com or call 566-2377.

“Exposure is a very technical topic,” he said, “but in fact it is quite creative. It teaches how to use the tools that you have. Exposure is the basis for all great images.”

Organizers of the competition and exhibit are Bob McConnell of Corning, the group’s president, Barbara Luzzadder and Bob Grace, both of Red Bluff.

“We have been working on this (show) since January,” said Luzzadder. “This is a way of bringing photography as fine art into our community. Composition, form and design are elements of both fine art and of photography.”

The competition received 165 entries from 43 photographers; 34 photos from 19 photographers are in the final show. Three states were represented – California, Nevada and Oregon. Winners will also be displayed online at www.imagesfromaglasseye.org, probably beginning sometime mid-August.

The contest was underwritten in part by the Tehama County Arts Council, the California

Arts Council, and Art LVR License Plate program.

The Tehama County Photo Club was organized in June 2005 with nine photographers meeting in a member’s living room. It has grown to include more than 75 active participants who meet monthly to share pictures, exchange ideas, and learn techniques from each other. The club, which has no dues or formal organization, participates in area events to show and sell work, and also regularly organizes photography field trips. Photographers of all levels are invited to attend. For more information, see www.meetup.com/Corning-Photography-Group.

Images From A Glass Eye Photography Show: Opening reception Friday, Aug. 13, 5-8 p.m., at The Big Picture, 857 Washington Street, Red Bluff. Exhibit through Sept. 29. Gallery hours 10-5 M-F. Website: www.imagesfromaglasseye.org

Info: (530) 527-0431

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