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Mountain Light Spotlights its Workshop Photographers with Juried Exhibit

Photo (c) Dan HolmesPhoto (c) Eric BlackPhoto (c) Stephen Naor
Photo (c) Debbie DelatourPhoto (c) Larry BrendenPhoto (c) Earl Robicheaux

If variety is the spice of life, the current guest artist exhibit at Mountain Light Gallery in Bishop should please all visual palates.

This exhibit, now on display through April 30th, features the work of 21 photographers from across North America. Each shares not only a passion for photography, but also an alumni status from Mountain Light's photography workshop series.

Mountain Light founder, Galen Rowell established a lasting legacy of inspirational and highly effective photographic education, having shared his passion, techniques, and vision with numerous students over the years. Following Rowell's death in 2002, Mountain Light carried on Rowell's vision with a workshop program featuring world-renowned photographers including John Shaw, David Muench, Jack Dykinga, Brenda Tharp, Frans Lanting, Nevada Wier, and Pat O'Hara among others.

The exhibit's images include a variety of visions, everything from wildlife to macro, impressionistic to classic dynamic landscapes.

An artist's reception is set for Saturday, Jan. 16th, 6-9 p.m. at the gallery. Many of the artists will be on hand to meet visitors. Light refreshments will be served.

The photographers were selected for this exhibit through a juried competition. Last October, 681 images from 44 entrants were presented to Mountain Light's jury panel, which included photographers Tom Mallonee and Jim Stimson, and Jolene Hanson, curator for The G2 Gallery in Venice, Calif. Each panelist brought a specific expertise to the judging – Stimson focused on composition and exposure, Mallonee on composition and the production process, and Hanson on the overall presentation and public appeal of each image.

Due to the inherent nature of jurying by panel, and because of space limitation with any exhibition, many fine images could not be included. After two days of review and critique, the panel chose 41 images from the following photographers for exhibit:

John Anderson, Dan Baumbach, Mike Berry, Eric Black, Larry Brenden, Joe Decker, Debbie Delatour, Karen L. Fisher, Mark Gunion, Dan Holmes, Matt Long, Helen Moss, Stephen Naor, Jesús A. Parra, Kevin Ranck, Michael R. Reynolds, R. Preston Reynolds, Earl Robicheaux, Norah Rudin, Tom Stahl and Phil Wright.

Hours for the Workshop Participants exhibit are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, seven days a week. Mountain Light Gallery is home to the adventure photography of the late Galen Rowell. An exhibit of Rowell's work is on display at the gallery year-round.

For more information, please visit the Featured Artists page.

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