Please join us at our next regular meeting on May 16th! Our program is “Still Life in New Times” by Barbra Riley. Still life art has been around for millenia. Classic still lifes are foods, flowers, objects arranged artfully on a cloth or table. But what of contemporary objects? Our program will speak about and demonstrate how we can photograph lovely still lifes that represent our modern world, and we can practice!
7:00 – 7:10 Welcome and Member Share (if you have news to share and want to show an image with it, please submit by Tuesday before the meeting. Put SHARE in the subject heading, please.
7:10 – 7-25 Business: Calls for Entry, Club President Nominees
7:25 – 9:00 Program: Still Life in New Times – Barbra Riley, Mini-Workshop
Still Life in New Times
Come prepared to participate in a “mini-workshop.” We will have time to practice making images of a contemporary still life.
Bring your camera and a tripod if you have one, charged batteries, and your memory card. Barbra recommends your bringing the lens(es) you are most comfortable with.
Barbra Riley was born in Brooklyn, and she studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and California State University where she received her BA and MA in Art. After graduation, Barbra ran her own art and design studio in New York City. She designed, photographed, and worked with printers and bookbinders on commercial projects while she continued to produce and exhibit her own water-media paintings, hand-colored photographs and works on paper.
In 1978 began teaching at what is now Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. She taught photography, book arts, and watercolor painting, in addition to developing the digital curriculum in photography and commercial design for the Art Department, and curated exhibitions for the Weil Gallery. She also conducted classes and workshops abroad. In 2016, Barbra retired from teaching to spend more time in her art studio at Canyon Lake.
Barbra Riley’s photographs and paintings have been widely exhibited for more than 40 years. She has been included in exhibitions at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Laguna Beach Museum of Art, California. In Texas, she has exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Houston Center for Photography, Laguna Gloria Museum in Austin, Abilene Fine Arts Museum, and The Art Museum of South Texas as well as dozens of other exhibition spaces. Currently, 20 large painted photographs by Riley (commissioned by the SPURS, NBA) are featured in the new AT&T Center Collection of Art in San Antonio.
Her website is https://barbrariley.com
Dues for 2019 are $12.
New members joining after the first of the year will pay a prorated amount. You may pay by check at the next meeting or mail to our treasurer, Winifred Simon, at 600 Red Hawk Road, Wimberley, TX 78676, or pay using PayPal.
- If you have a Facebook account, you may join our club’s Closed Group page and keep up with current member news as well as postings of Calls for Entry that you may wish to enter, or share other important or interesting information with our group. Go to HCPC Members. You must be a paid member to post and use this account. It is the easiest and best way to keep current on photo opps and member news. Carolyn Whiteside is the administrator of this page – thank you Carolyn!
- You may also send a write-up of Accomplishments and Awards information that you would like to share on our website by submitting your information in a concise manner, and email to Art Arizpe at firstname.lastname@example.org.