A juried group photography exhibition, Near and Far: The World in Focus, is a new show opening at YoloArts’ Gallery 625 on April 7.
More than a travelogue show, photographs chosen for Near and Far: The World in Focus reflects perspectives on places known and unknown; as near as the backyard and as far as the four corners of the globe. Artists were asked to submit images evoking memories, or that allow the viewer to see the world through fresh eyes. Whether it’s monuments, landscapes or out of the way places – the attitude of the photographer is on exhibit as much as the place itself.
The show features the work of 43 local and regional photographers, including Woodland Camera Forum members. YoloArts is partnering with Viewpoint Photographic Art Center in recognition of April’s Photography Month Sacramento. The month-long event is a celebration of photographic arts in our region coordinated by Viewpoint Photographic Art Center and includes events in Sacramento, Placer, Nevada, Yolo, and El Dorado counties.
Near and Far: The World in Focus was juried by Susan Bovey, Woodland Camera Forum president and Janice Purnell, YoloArts creative director. The open call for art for the show resulted in over 80 submitted images that were juried to 50 images making it into the show.
“During the recent years of COVID travel restrictions, photographers explored vistas close to home – now that people can travel again the photographers in this show have uncovered majesty, new insights and reflections on places around the world as well,” said Bovey. “Local camera clubs and photographers, along with members of the Woodland Camera Forum, were invited to submit their best images for this show and the talent of Yolo County and Northern California photographers is amazing!”
“The images have an exciting range of styles and subject matter and we hope visitors will feel like they have gone on a great vacation after seeing these fascinating glimpses of our beautiful world,” Purnell said.
Near and Far: The World in Focus features photographers: John Angell, Ethan Applegarth, Dennis Ariza, Doug Arnold, Julia Aue, Maryellen Bauer, Laura Berard, John Bernard, Susan Bovey, David Casella, Alessandra Chaves, Diana Coleman, Larry Coleman, Foster Connor, Patrick Cosgrove, Katie DelaVaughn, Laurie Friedman, Anastasia Golosna, Richard Halliburton, Don Hill, Bobby Horiuchi, Mark Howell, Tom Johnson, Mark Jones, David Kalb, Jan Lightfoot, Annie Llyod, Marl McClurg, Gene McKinnon, Larry Miyamura, Jennifer O’Neill-Pickering, Haley Rains, Dave Robertson, John Romie, David Ruderman, Victoria Ruderman, Jorge Santana, Donald Satterlee, Susan Scholey, Shoka, Gert Van Ommering, Lucille Van Ommering, Beth Young.
The photographers will be attending the opening reception, 5:30-8 p.m. Friday April 7, coinciding with the downtown Woodland First Friday event. Music by Jon Spivak, and light refreshments including Yolo County wine, will be available.
The photographs can also be viewed online at yoloarts.org/online-galleries.
Near and Far: The World in Focus continues at Gallery 625 through May 30, 2023.
Gallery 625 hosts exhibitions and receptions every other month. New exhibitions typically open on the first Fridays of February, April, June, August, October, and December.
Gallery 625 is located at 625 Court Street in Woodland, in Yolo County’s Erwin Meier Administration building and is open Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, contact YoloArts at 530-309-6464.