Member Exhibit Opportunities
PhotoMidwest Studio Gallery, The Fluno Center and The Lowell Center
The photomidwest studio gallery
The PhotoMidwest Studio Gallery is located at PhotoMidwest at 700 Ray-o-vac-Drive. This space is for member exhibits in month long slots. For more information on this space, click here. To schedule an exhibit, please contact Mark Golbach or Mike Anderson.
PhotoMidwest Studio Gallery Exhibits Schedule
April: Sandy Wojtal-Weber
May: The Nature Interest Group
June: Mark Golbach & Daly Ely
July: New Members’ Show
October: Human Interest Group/Street Photography Interest Group
Currently at the Studio Gallery: “The Moment is Fleeting” by Sandra Wojtal-Weber
The PhotoMidwest Gallery photographer for the month Of April 2019 is Sandy Wojtal-Weber.
“This exhibit is a portfolio of a contemplative photography practice known as Miksang, a Tibetan word for “Good Eye.” The visual images are everyday happenings. They are not pre-arranged but rather discovered moments of the artist’s experience of “Good Eye,” gifts, first perceptions of a first connection with the visual world. Something causes the artist to stop, see, be drawn into the image exactly as it appears. Stopped perhaps by shape, color, light, shadow, space, the artist chooses to linger and be drawn into the moment, thoughtless, taken in by fully seeing. Eye, mind, heart come together as one. Click! The moment is fleeting!ic
The Fluno Center
The Fluno Center is located on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus at 601 University Avenue and operated by the UW-Extension Conference Centers. The lobby is set aside to showcase the creativity and talent of photographic artists in the Madison area and throughout southern Wisconsin. Two-month long exhibit slots. If you are interested in exhibiting at the Lowell Center, click here. If you want more information, email Wayne Brabender, email@example.com, Volunteer Exhibit Space Coordinator, or call 608-577-3300.
Fluno Center Exhibits Schedule
Mar-Apr: Tim Mulcahy
May-Jun: Tim and Ann Connor
Jul-Aug: Jennifer Peters
Sep-Oct: Leonard Black
Nov-Dec: Michael R. Anderson
Jan-Feb: Skot Weideman
July Aug: Open
Sep-Oct: Carolyn Knorr and Amy Stocklein
Nov-Dec: Edie Swift and Robin Downs
Currently at the Fluno Center: “Echoes of the Music of the Ainur” A Photography Exhibit Featuring Water by Tim Mulcahy
“It is said by the Eldar that in water there lives yet the echo of the Music of the Ainur more than in any substance that is in this Earth.” -- J.R.R.Tolkien, The Silmarillion
“In Tolkien’s mythical masterpiece, "The Silmarillion," the Music of the Ainur refers to the great song composed by the Ainur or Holy Ones, immortal spirits existing before the dawn of Creation. Harmonious from the start, the composition of the Great Song soon evolved to include two themes that "were utterly at variance."
"The one was deep and wide and beautiful, but slow and blended with an immeasurable sorrow, from which its beauty chiefly came. The other had now achieved a unity of its own; but it was loud, and vain, and endlessly repeated; and it had little harmony, but rather a clamorous unison as of many trumpets braying upon a few notes. And it essayed to drown the other music by the violence of its voice, but it seemed that its most triumphant notes were taken by the other and woven into its own solemn pattern.
“It is from this epic score with its opposing themes that the universe was created. And the echoes of the Music of the Ainur live yet in the ancient voices of water.
“When I photographed the images in this exhibit I heard and was inspired by the echoes resident in the water before me. The images are pictorial verses highlighting the two opposing themes interwoven in the song of creation. Although less obvious than the visible elements depicted in each photograph, the echoes were also captured, if only figuratively. From the roar of waterfalls, thunder of crashing surf, the delicate rhythms of waves gently lapping against the side of a boat, or the peaceful silence of a calm lake, the echoes exist just below the surface.
“So while viewing the images take a moment and "listen" to the echoes, for each is "part of the whole and tributary to its glory."
Mulcahy's exhibit will run through April.
The Lowell Center
The Lowell Center is located on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus at 610 Langdon Street. and operated by the UW-Extension Conference Centers. The lobby is set aside to showcase the creativity and talent of photographic artists in the Madison area and throughout southern Wisconsin. Two-month long exhibit slots. If you are interested in exhibiting at the Lowell Center click here. If you want more information, email Wayne Brabender, firstname.lastname@example.org, Volunteer Exhibit Space Coordinator, or call 608-577-3300.
Lowell Center Exhibits Schedule
Mar-Apr: Marcia Getto
May-Jun: Skot Weidemann
Jul-Aug: Michele Gast and Byron Glick
Sep-Oct: Katie Markson
Nov-Dec: Tim Mulcahy
July Aug: Open
Currently at the Lowell Center: “The Light of Being” by Marcia Gett0
“My relationship with small rural churches began when, as the offspring of an Iowa pastor in the 1960’s, I was immersed in religious life long before I was old enough to understand the subtle implications of being a “preacher’s kid.” Today my relationship with small rural churches is very personal. I make photographs of the relationship of light as a way of exploring my own feelings about the experiences long ago.
“This project began as an exercise of discovery, first to experience the subject for a few moments, and then write about what was seen, heard, and felt before making any pictures. As I sat in a wooden pew in a tiny rural church late one afternoon writing my impressions in the lingering light, a flood of long-forgotten memories returned. It was the quality of the light as it danced through the windows, peeked around the doorway, and streamed across the old wooden pews that compelled me to return time and time again to this small rural church and others like it to reclaim my childhood memories.”
Individual images are printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth fine art archival paper with Epson Ultrachrome HD archival pigment inks. Matte black metal frames (up to 16” x 20”) and white archival mats are used to present the prints (up to 10” x 13”). Prints are available in other sizes on an individual basis.
About the Artist
“Residing in Wisconsin for most of my adult life, my photographic interests developed after my retirement in 2008. Retirement afforded me the time to travel and pursue my photographic journey through workshops and seminars with acclaimed photographers, including Freeman Patterson, Keith Carter, George DeWolfe, Sean Kernan, Sam Abell, Doug Beasley, Eddie Soloway, Guy Tal, Bruce Barnbaum, Aline Smithson, David Plowden, Ted Orland, and others.”
“I have participated in art fairs, juried and non-juried exhibits, art cooperatives, speaking engagements, and other opportunities. While my range of interests has focused on landscape, nature, and travel photography in the past, my recent projects have shifted from iconic imagery to more expressive and contemplative imagery.
“I am a member of Wisconsin Visual Artists, Madison Art Guild and PhotoMidwest as well as other regional and national organizations.”
Marcia L. Getto - Madison, WI - (414) 350-6750 - email@example.com
Getto's exhibit is scheduled to run through April.