Solo show at the Triton

“Contiguous: Line of Sight” is my  solo show at The Triton Museum of Art, in Santa Clara, California. It runs from Feb 10 to May 13, 2018. You are cordially invited to drop by at any time.

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MPC Art Gallery show

The Monterey Peninsula Art Gallery exhibition (myself and my wife) actually started on October 3rd, but  the opening was on the 13th. I’m just back, and a friend took this picture of my wife’s presentation. Thought I share it.  

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Yeah, but is it Art (transcript)

Well, a journey that began a year ago has finally arrived at its destination, and I have at last posted the text (as a PDF) of my talk at the Center for Photographic Art in January of this year. The zipped file is here: http://transfer.pronet.link/transfers/Yeah-but_is_it_Art-.zipand the unzipped pdf is here: http://transfer.pronet.link/transfers/Yeah-but_is_it_Art-.pdf Fair warning: this is not a “light read” – the PDF is 37 pages and over 13,000 words long… Read More

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My friend, Al Weber

Al Weber  passed away Feb 27, 2016. He was my friend, although others certainly knew him better or longer. What we shared, he shared with all: his love of photography. Because we both had a similar sense of simple designs and abstracts, we enjoyed sharing our images with each other.  More than any other single person, Al changed the course of my journey thru photography. Yes, I’ve been shooting for.. Read More

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And one from the Santa Cruz Art League National Show

 There’s nothing like the prime position!  

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Show at The Triton Art Museum

Actually, this sorta belongs in the “Events” blog, but that’s a text-only blog, so here’s the poster for the show. I hope my readers get a chance to come by and see the images.  

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Minutiae: it’s all in the details

Minutiae “…the shapes nearest shapelessness awe us most, suggest the god.” (A. R. Ammons) “Beauty is the Universal seen.” (Alfred Stieglitz)* I’ve been working on this for several months now, and as far as I know, it’s an original idea: make extremely tiny works which are designed to become “art” only after they are massively enlarged. In doing the art small, the intent shows thru, but the final image comes.. Read More

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I’m interviewed

Screenwriter and author Christina Hamlett interviewed me recently, asking basic questions about the world of photography. It’s here: https://thefaceofbusiness.wordpress.com/2015/06/18/tracy-valleau-fine-art-photography/

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The July 2013 solo show

The show opened Friday, July 19, and was a success, with several hundred people showing up.  Here are a few snapshots my wife took. (Thanks to my readers for your interest !  🙂           I’m pleased to say that the red image on the left, above, is now in the collection at The Crocker Museum.     … with photographer Richard Garrod … and photographer Martha.. Read More

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Charlie Cramer and Bill Atkinson at CVS (2010)

I’m the “buck stops here” guy for putting together the Creative Vision Series Talks for the ImageMakers and Center For Photographic Art. We just had a great talk by Charlie Cramer (www.charlescramer.com). Got to meet Charlie Cramer face-to- face finally, and to rehash “The Anomaly Factory” (you know who you are!) with Bill Atkinson. He had some mockups of the iPad with him and he was busy showing off his.. Read More

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