Easter, Dolores Park, Leo vanMunching

As It Happened is an exhibit featuring fine art photography by local Bay Area artists. 

We are accustomed to seeing photographs in magazines, newspapers and online, in which representational photography provides visual documentation of people and events and commercial photography focuses on advertising products or services. The purpose of these photographs is to convey objective reality. We are constantly taking photos with our smartphones and instantly sending the snapshots to friends and family and uploading them for the world to see via various social media channels.

What distinguishes fine art photography from the above is the primary focus on the subjective intent of the artist. The artist is carefully constructing and framing the composition, using innovative techniques, and making a series of choices to convey his or her artistic intent. The resulting art photographs bring surprising and creative images to our consciousness, allowing both the artist and viewer to be more connected to the richness of life, experience and surroundings. Read more about As It Happened.

Bull Kelp Top, Josie Iselin

Montana DeOro, Sam Breach

As It Happened

A New Exhibit of Fine Art Photography

Large Boat Winch, John Vias

Opening Night Reception: 6-9p, Friday, August 8

Exhibit Runs August 7 to September 7, 2014

"... the camera need not be a cold mechanical device. Like the pen, it is as good as the man who uses it. It can be the extension of mind and heart..." - John Steinbeck

".. their reality is stronger than reality itself." - Francis Bacon