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Central Valley Photography

Carnegie to Feature Central Valley Photography in January.

In a series of annual exhibitions called Valley Focus, the Carnegie Arts Center has celebrated the variety of artistic creativity found in California’s Central Valley. This year the show features works by many of the area’s most accomplished photographers. From more than 250 entries, 80 pieces by 50 individual artists were selected, representing the very best images being created in and of the region today. The exhibition will be on view January 17 – March 18, 2018.  Awards will be presented at a public opening reception on Thursday, January 18, 2018, from 5-8 p.m.

The works in the exhibition were selected by photographer Ted Orland. Mr. Orland lives in Santa Cruz, where he pursues teaching, writing and photography. He took up photography as a student working for designer Charles Eames, and in the 1970s worked as Ansel Adams’ assistant. He later taught at Stanford University and the University of Oregon and taught Digital Photography at Cabrillo College for many years. He currently leads master class workshops for independent programs nationwide. Mr. Orland is the co-author, with David Bayles, of the best-selling book Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking, and is the author of its companion volume, The View from The Studio Door. A selection of his writings and images appears in the monograph Scenes of Wonder & Curiosity. Mr. Orland is also the author of the history book Man & Yosemite: A Photographer’s View of the Early Years. His photographs have been widely exhibited and are included in over 30 major museum collections.


EXHIBITION: Valley Focus: On Photography

RECEPTION: January 18, 2018, from 5-8 p.m.  FREE

EXHIBIT ON VIEW:  January 17 – March 18, 2018.

REGULAR HOURS: Weds. – Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Sun. noon- 4 p.m.

REGULAR ADMISSION: $5 general; CAC members and children 12 and under are admitted free.

Artists Included in the Exhibition:

Leslee Adams, Modesto

Rosalva Aguilar, Escalon

Janet Alcalde, Murphys

Ann Bailey, Turlock

Clifford H. Bailey, Turlock

Martin Baker, Modesto

Anna Barber, Ripon

Tracy Barbutes, Groveland

Fred Benz, Fresno

Barry Buttress, Turlock

William Calvin, Modesto

Carrie Anne Castillo, Turlock

Neil Cervenka, Turlock

Roberto Chiesa, Modesto

Susan Conner, Altaville

Scott Fergusson, Modesto

Michael Frye, Mariposa

Franka Gabler, Coarsegold

Charlotte Gibb, Lafayette

Clayton Gomez, Turlock

William Harris, Modesto

David Hoffman, Mariposa

Greg Hubbard, Merced

Gary Hunter, Oakdale

Alexis Isley, Delhi

Karen Jensen, Hughson

Linda Knoll, Modesto

Peter David Lee, Modesto

Alice Lessard, Merced

Larry Lew, Ceres

Lisa Livingston, Modesto

Emela McLaren, Manteca

John Moses, Fresno

Jodie Parolini, Turlock

James Quinley, Turlock

Evan Russel, Yosemite Village

Cassaundra Salvanera, Modesto

Joseph Scalero, Modesto

Tara Schendel, Turlock

David Schroeder, Modesto

Roberto Serrato, Riverbank

Jen Smith, Turlock

Elisa Solorio-Ontiveros, Turlock

Lindsey Tallcott, Modesto

Andy Tolsma, Merced

Arturo Velasquez, Modesto

Christopher Viney, Atwater

James Weber, Discovery Bay

Dennis Wister, Modesto

Roger Wyan Merced


About the Carnegie Arts Center – Turlock

The historic Carnegie Library opened in 1916, and is now one of only a handful of art centers in the Central Valley region. The Carnegie’s programs include exhibitions, education classes and programs, lectures, and activities in artistic genres as diverse as dance, music, theater and more. At least 25% of all programming is dedicated to children and teens. The Carnegie Arts Center Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Website:, Facebook: Carnegie Arts Center of Turlock, Instagram: @carnegiearts, Twitter: @carnegieturlock



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