Grand photos

 The Photo Club of Sun City Grand in Surprise, AZ


 

Member Print Display Opportunities

Throughout the year members are invited to display their photographic prints in a variety of events and exhibits. Each event has specific print display requirements as outlined below.

FEATURED ARTIST SHOWCASE

A small wall showcase featuring up to 10 prints of a single artist on display for one month during the winter season.

Guidelines:

  • The theme/category is of the artist’s choosing and prints can be of a variety of sizes and formats.
  • An open house reception is held as formal recognition of the exhibit on the third Friday from 1:00 – 3:00 PM
  • An open-member exhibit on the large wall is coordinated with the Featured Artist’s showcase and is included in the formal reception event.
  • Additional guidelines and timelines are required of the Featured Artist and will be forwarded upon reservation of a showcase month.
  • To become a Featured Artist, send queries and desired month(s) to the Showcase Coordinator: 
  • Schedule


Photographers' Showcase Wall

This venue is the large wall exhibit area that features individual member displays throughout the year. During the winter, the exhibit is coordinated with the Featured Artist showcase and is a stand-alone showcase during the summer.

Guidelines:

  • Each member may submit up to three any size ready-to-hang prints for any/each themed event. Acceptable artwork includes framed prints, canvas, and metal prints.

  • Monthly Theme
    • Winter - Each month’s theme will be announced in advance through the Blast and is intended to coordinate with the theme/category of the Featured Artist.
    • Summer - Each picture must be an interpretation of that month’s theme as posted on this site.
  • New print submission and old print pick-up is Monday & Wednesday preceding the new display hanging, the third Friday of the month.
  • Prints not picked up will be stored in locked cabinet #9 or in the digital darkroom if outsized.
  • Schedule


SHOWCASE SCHEDULES

Featured Artists

October 15, 2021 – Mike Smith: People Monochromes

November 19, 2021 – Jim Barbour: Abstracts

December 17, 2021 – John Wolff: Cityscapes

January 21, 2022 – Colby Rumback: Fashion Art

February 18, 2022 – Gary Huffine: Minimalism Iowa Country

March 18, 2022 – Brady Conn: Given

April 15, 2022 – Judy Brockett: Horses

Interested in becoming a Featured Artist in the 2022 – 2023 season? Contact . It’s never too soon.


Photographers' Showcase

July 16 - Signs: It’s hard to negotiate in this modern world without the aid of (or interference of) signs. They direct, inform, admonish, and sometimes amuse us. Let’s create a fun and artful display of these pedestrian symbols.

August 20 - Seasonal Color: Each season anywhere and everywhere in the country, including here in the desert, has a special color and flavor of its own. This showcase will feature seasons as you experience and see them, whether here or in your home state.

September 17 - Trees: Quiet giants that make life possible; silent, unmoving observers of the human condition. Glorious in full bloom spring through summer and archly sculptural in winter. What is your favorite view of trees?

October 15, 2021 – The Colors of Nature: Vibrant images that capture and emphasize the splendid colors that Nature surrounds us with. Images can focus on the panoramic, the intimate, or anything in between as long as it’s colorful – whatever inspires you to click the shutter. (And white is a color, too).

November 19, 2021 – Windows and Doors: Popular subjects for artists having many symbolic overtones in addition to their obvious objective appeal.  

  • Windows frame “safe” views of the world beyond the encompassing four walls that surround us. Looking in, looking out; clear views or obscured – what speaks to you? Glorious stained glass or metaphors for urban decay – your choice among many others.
  • Doors are thresholds symbolizing new life, possibilities, hope, new opportunities, leaving the “now” behind. Whether open or closed suggests unknowable mystery or potential for new knowledge.  Consider the idea you want to convey with your windows and doors.

December 17, 2021 – Shadows: “Shadow conceals – light reveals. To know what to reveal and what to conceal … is all there is to art.” Josef von Sternberg.  Concentrate on shadow, what some consider to be the soul of a picture, to create provocative images of wonder and mystery.

January 21, 2022 – Reflections: images created on reflective surfaces – water, glass, metal – provide mysterious and sometimes distorted visions of reality and yet are photographically real. No tricks, just images provided by chance convergence of objects on water, glass, metal.

February 18, 2022 – Urban/Street Life: Much to see, a lot going on, the essence of which you capture at the decisive moment or in a way to convey a sense of place. Might be of/with people or not, but the presence of man is keenly felt.

March 18, 2022 – What Women Shoot: Historically, women have been under-represented in the arts. To address this phenomenon, this showcase is open to our women photographers ONLY. Grand Photos women are invited and encouraged to express their creative voice in photographs inspired by their own intuitive response to the world.

April 15, 2022 – The West: Old west, new west, cowboys, desert, cactus, Indians, anything that speaks and feels “The West” to you.


    Window Gallery

    Window Gallery: A display of member ready-to-hang prints on any subject.

    Requirements: Prints for display are attached to 16” X 20” black or white backing boards and encased in plastic sleeves for viewing. This is an excellent opportunity and venue for members to display their competition prints which are properly formatted for this display.

    When: Change-out occurs approximately every six weeks with print submission during the week prior to the change-out. Watch the club newsletter e-Blast for updated information as submission dates approach.

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