The Creative Photographers Guild hosts a two-weekend POP-UP show, 'Kind of Blue...Cyanotype Experiments,' a St. John's University Student Exhibition.
CPG member Professor Connie Frisch-Cherniak brings her 'Art 1085 Spring 2016' students cyanotypes into CPG Gallery. The cyanotypes of nine participating students will be on view for a two-weekend period.
There will be a demonstration by member Doug Schwab on creating cyanotypes on Sunday, August 21st. Watch social media for more details.
Exhibit dates: August 13 – 21, 2016.
Opening reception on Saturday, August 13th, from 5-8 p.m.
Kristopher Johnson first picked up a camera in 1977. Not really knowing what he was doing he began to take photos. At the age of 19 he took his first nude photo - and so it began. Exposed: Nude Studies is survey of nudes taken from 1982 to present.
Creative Photographer Guild members join Kris Johnson in exploring his theme of nudes.
CPG members Steven (Fritz) Weiss, Joyce Coletti, Virginia Ross and Marilyn Kiss are showing work in the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC)'s member show, 'Roode Hoek,' in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
The exhibit honors New York's early history and the Dutch contribution,still so much a part of the city today. New Amsterdam was a multi-ethnic city of opportunity, with a diversity distinguishing it from the other settlements founded by other Europeans. Such legacy remains today.
Opening Reception: Saturday May 7, 2016, 1-6 P.M.
On view from May 7th through June 12th, 2016.
Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) Gallery 499 Van Brunt Street Brooklyn, NY 11231
CPG members Willie Chu, Robin George, and Virginia Ross have images in a one-day show at Staten Island Maker Space, 'STATEN ISLAND 24:00 – A Day in the Life of Staten Island.'
Willie Chu, 9:53 pm
On Wednesday March 23, 2016, the first 'STATEN ISLAND 24:00 – A Day in the Life of Staten Island' photo shoot took place. The rules were simple, all photos must be taken on Staten Island and the time that they were taken were to be noted. Catch the inagural show, curated by Gail Middleton Michael McWeeney and Terry Plater, on Sunday, April 10th.
Virginia Ross, 6:52 pm
Reception: Sunday, April 10, 2016, 2-6 P.M. Refreshments will be served.
Staten Island MakerSpace 450 Front Street Staten Island, NY 10304 (718) 273-3951
The latest Creative Photographers Guild’s exhibit, ‘Random,” is on view at CPG Gallery in Staten Island, NY, through February 14th, 2016.
Sixty-plus visitors visited the gallery during opening day & the reception. Featured photographer and Guild member Richard Xuereb was interviewed there by fellow member Joan Velazquez. Food, drink, and great conversation were enjoyed by all.
MEET THE ARTIST
When did you become interested in photography?
My first camera was a Miranda 35mm with a 50mm 1.8 lens. I was fourteen years old during the1960s -a young man noticing women; I was, of course, interested in the art of nude photography. I convinced a few girls at school to pose for “art photos,” which were not nudes but strongly suggestive of such. This was short-lived, especially since no other volunteers appeared. I began shooting landscape, nature and travel photography. I also developed and printed my own photos.
Marriage and supporting a family soon became my main focus and I put my camera down for a while. Thirty years later I picked up a point and shoot camera and needless to say I was photographing again. It was around 2001 when Digital came on the scene. I got a Cannon 10D.
How did you discover CPG?
I saw an ad in the local paper by photographer George Roos. He wanted to form a photography group and open a photo gallery on Staten Island. I met with the Creative Photographers Guild original founders Rich Capuozzo and George Roos. We looked at a place on Water Street in Stapleton but were discouraged when we realized we couldn’t afford the rent.
So we did some pop-up shows at venues such as the Staten Island Zoo, The Nature Center, and Eggers Nursing Home, to name a few.
George Roos had a small studio space on Tyson Street where he did his portrait photography.In 2009 he decided to convert the space into a gallery, which consequently has been the home of CPG ever since. (Thank you George!)
Now, in 2016 we have fourteen members and have exhibits approximately every six weeks, each with a different theme and featured photographer.
An unexpected show slot opened up on our schedule. I already had been a featured photographer this past summer, but as I was the only member to be able to prepare the number of pieces needed for this, I stepped up to the plate. I thought “Random” was appropriate given the nature of how it came about.
To view the exhibit, visit CPG Gallery on weekends, from 1-5 p.m.