Image City Photography Gallery
Issue: # 60October 12, 2012

We publish our brief Newsletter during each of our exhibits to pass along information and reviews of the exhibit, photographic tips, selected images and news of other participation opportunities at Image City. We thank you for your interest and we look forward to another great year of fine photographs and events. We hope to see you at each of our 13 shows in 2012. 

In This Issue
Different Worlds by Joel Krenis, Steve Malloy Desormeaux, and John Solberg
Peter's Picks from the Exhibit
Call for Submissions: The Magic of Light 2013
Fall Courses and Workshops at Image City
Image City Critiques -- Wednesday, November 7 at 7pm
Niagara Fronier Camera Clubs' 2012 Fall Seminar - November 10, 2012
Rental Rate to Increase in 2013
Calendar of Upcoming Events at Image City

Different Worlds by Joel Krenis, Steve Malloy Desormeaux, and John Solberg

Current Show Runs Through Sunday, October 28  


Different Worlds Showcard Image City Photography Gallery's current exhibit, Different Worlds, brings together the work of three very talented photographers and print makers, Joel Krenis, Steve Malloy Desormeaux, and John Solberg. Each of them is showing work from two theme projects that cover a very interesting range of subject and photographic technique. In the East Gallery, Steve Knapp and Sid Mann have an exhibit of work predominantly of the Finger Lakes Region. Guest photographers are Ann Carol Goldberg, Jared Jones, and Vincent Lupinetti. Six award winning photographs by Camera Rochester members are by Wendy Cohen, Thomas McGlynn, Bill Shannon, Michael Parisi, Alex Pendleton, and Joan Weetman. 


We round out the show with work by Jim Patton and David Perlman, Artists-in-Residence, and Gallery Partners Dick Bennett, Carl Crumley, Gil Maker, Steve Levinson, Don Menges, Dan Neuberger, Betsy Phillips, Gary Thompson, Phyllis Thompson, and Sheridan Vincent.


For full details of the show click hereBe sure to check out the link to the "Preview of the Show Gallery" to see a selection of the fine works in the show that runs through Sunday, October 28.

Peter's Picks from the Exhibit


Peter Marr has again reviewed the exhibit and made his "Picks". Click here to visit the website for the Peter's complete discussion and the larger image. We are indebted to Peter's efforts in producing the comments with his picks -- a time consuming exercise of analysis and prose.


No Biking Today by Steve Knapp  In selecting No Biking Today by Steve Knapp, Peter noted "Although Steve has on display excellent prints that creatively capture life and scenic beauty of the Finger Lakes and its environs, I chose No Biking Today to comment on, because of its dramatic simplicity, high visual impact, and a mystery factor that I would love to know the answer to. Here, in monochromatic splendor, stands a lone tree isolated in a desolate snow-laden landscape, its only companion being a solitary bicycle leaning against its trunk, sharing with the tree the solitude and the inclement weather. In this seemingly peaceful setting there is a heightened awareness, drama and atmosphere that is truly compelling. ..... This is an amazing image, artistically seen and recorded by Steve, and it is touching that although the tree and the bicycle are isolated in a snow-filled landscape, they are among friends in the gallery, surrounded by gorgeous color prints." ......more.

With Joel Krenis' Acrobats #1 Peter commented that "This impressive print is part of a series of images taken at a circus that are simply breathtaking and awe-inspiring. The prints are a great tribute to the consummate photographic and artistic talents of Joel, who has captured the high drama and astonishing acrobatic skills of the performers brilliantly. It is pertinent to add that in my mind, his captivating images would not have been possible without advances in digital technology and cameras, certainly, no color film could have produced such high quality results. In Acrobats I, the electrifying act of the circus performer launching him through a small opening is imaginatively enriched by the fabulous color palette of the acrobat's elaborate and distinctive costume. The vibrant multi-colored hues of the latter are just incredible, exhibiting an astonishing range of vivid, saturated colors, their high value being augmented to the fullest by the intense black background, all of which combined, result in a spectacular 3D effect. The four connected hoops that we see provide a powerful vertical element. They are very colorful in their own right, and provide an imposing target, floating effortlessly in space, strongly reminiscent of the five Olympic rings that symbolize the ultimate athletic challenge. Here, the ultimate test maybe to entice the acrobat after he has successfully negotiated the mid-level ring, to perhaps attempt to leap unscathed through the topmost hoop. Such speculation is a minor thought compared to one's admiration for this sublime image, and for a circus act, this print is as near to perfection as one can get for outstanding color, artistic design, and the masterly capture of climactic action, a truly memorable print."


Staying in the Hunt #2 by Steve Malloy Desormeaux Peter found a lot to like in Steve Malloy Desormeaux's Twilight Criterium series "Steve has thrillingly captured the aura and electric atmosphere of the Tour de France, a spectacular event which represents the pinnacle of professional cycling, in his impressive images of the Criterium, a two-hour race through the streets of Rochester, a thrilling contest conducted at night time under the city lights. The 1 mile circuit is a challenging venue for individual and team honors, resulting in spirited and dynamic competition. The blurred motion of the participants wonderfully captures the incredible speeds these professional cyclists are able to attain, especially since they are racing over decidedly less than smooth road surfaces, and under variable artificial illumination. In these striking prints, in spite of the fast pace, the focus and intensity of the riders is clearly visible as they dance on the pedals almost in unison. The vibrant array of the multi-hued team colors of each cyclist are superbly highlighted against the blurred street backgrounds and the often linear lines of the ghostly street lights. What may not be so obvious is that highly competitive races like this Criterium, and of course professional tour events, are predominantly team events, each team supporting one or possibly two of their members for individual honors......" ......more

 Winter Mailbox by Sid Mann

With Sid Mann's Winter Mailbox, Peter noted that "In the author's exhibition of striking images, I particularly admire his artistic vision, his impressive use of color, and his great attention to detail. I chose Winter Mail Box to comment further on, because not only does it encompass all of these qualities, it has a tremendous visual impact, together with a mystery factor that is intriguing, even to the casual observer. In this especial print, we are aware of a very mature metal mailbox and a plastic newspaper tube that are affixed to an old machined wooden post, the entire assembly being jammed into a well-rusted large metal can, one that is very reminiscent of a vintage milk churn. In addition to these post attachments, there is a red circular reflector and an old weathered board which has some stapled messages, details of which are incomplete, with missing letters and even words, victims no doubt of the sands of time. The deep snow and part of a disused truck in the background complete the entire scene. The color palette is outstanding, helped immeasurably by the diffuse light and the mantle of snow which accentuates particularly the primary blue and red hues..... A truly delightful and thought-provoking image, artistically seen and captured for everyone to enjoy and explore." ......more. 


Stories in Stone #6 by John Solberg Peter's pick, Stories in Stone #6, by John Solberg observed that "His superb images from a single hike in the Adirondacks result in astonishingly beautiful and captivating B/W prints, that are unsurpassed in impact and tonal quality. Contrast this with John's exquisite color prints of "snapshots" of rocks and stones on the Maine coastline, and one can easily understand my dilemma. I finally settled on Stories in Stone #6.... The rocks exude a myriad of spectacular warm and cooler hues, colors which reinforce the shapes and textures of each individual member of this impressive landscape. Into this complex hard-edged neighborhood of stunning radiance, nature has woven in a series of delicately carved features. There is no doubt in my mind that the latter are the mirror images of New York's Finger Lakes. On the rugged coast of Maine, it was not possible to have permanent waterways, so the rocks themselves were carved by nature in shape and color to resemble narrow ribbons of water, and it was left to a gifted photographic artist to reveal them to us. In #6, as in all of John's Stories in Stone images, he has demonstrated extraordinary vision to reveal intimate details of amazing rock and stone formations, resulting in uplifting stellar prints for every observer to study and be inspired by."   ....more.

Call for Submissions - The Magic of Light 2013, our Juried show

Submitted entries are rolling in for our juried exhibit in January 2013. Note that there is an opportunity to save on the entry fee before October 26 and that the final deadline is mid-November. It is better to not procrastinate! Here is the invitation with links to the full details:


Dear Friends of Image City Photography Gallery, 

After five successful editions of our annual juried show, thanks to the quality of the work that has been previously submitted, we have been strongly encouraged to organize a sixth juried show. I am pleased, therefore, to let you know that the theme of the 2013 Image City Juried Theme Show is The Magic of Light. The theme is open, to give you freedom to create astonishing pictures.


You can find all details for your submission at the special link: The Magic of Light 2013 Call Page. The same information is also available via the Image City Website.

If you have any question, please feel free to contact me at or by phone at 585-271-2540.
All Gallery Partners look forward to receiving your submission by November 18, 2012 even better, if we receive it before October 26, 2012 - see details on the link above.


Feel free to forward this announcement to any of your friends and relatives who might be interested in participating in the Image City Juried Show, The Magic of Light 2013. There is a forward email link at the bottom of this announcement.


Gilbert Maker, Gallery Partner
Chairman of the 2013 Juried Show at Image City.  
Fall Courses and Workshops at Image City
Our third series of Gallery Courses is well underway with limited class sizes. Click here to learn the details of the Fall curriculum. Here is a quick mention of each course and workshop for those still open to registration:
Creating the Fine Digital Print with Adobe Lightroom 4.0 by Steve Levinson,
Hands on HDR by Don Menges and Carl Crumley,
Photoshop Elements 10 by Gil Maker,
and One-on-One Coaching by Gallery Partners.
There is no mail-in or online registration. Please visit the Gallery to sign up for courses.

Image City Critiques

At Image City on Wednesday, November 7 at 7pm


Each month, we enjoy a good turnout for Image City Critiques, our program at Image City to provide participants an opportunity to engage in a friendly, constructive, and positive critique and review of their photographs. The sessions are held on the first Wednesday of the month. Join us for the next on Wednesday, November 7th from 7:00-9:00 pm.


The assignment for this session is to bring image files where you have used a panning technique.  Send your two photographs for the assignment to share for discussion with the group to Gil Maker ( before Wednesday. November 7th.
Niagara Frontier Camera Clubs' 2012 Fall Seminar
 Plan Ahead for the November 10 Event 

Image City Photography Gallery will be attending as a proud sponsor of the Niagara Frontier Camera Clubs' 2012 Fall Seminar. It will be held in Hamburg, New York on November 10. Professional photographers Jay and Varina Patel will be making interesting and informative presentations at the seminar to be held at Michael's Banquet Facility, 4885 Southwestern Boulevard, Hamburg, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The cost of admission includes attendance at the event and lunch. To learn more about the 2012 Fall Seminar and to purchase tickets, visit the NFRCC website at"
Rental Rates to Increase in 2013
Since the founding of Image City Photography Gallery in 2005, hundreds of photographers have taken the opportunity to exhibit their art with us. We are extremely grateful for their support of Image City. It is key to our success. The expenses for the operation of the Gallery are covered by the rental paid by guest photographers, by entry fees to juried shows, by sales commissions collected, and by Artists-in-Residence and Gallery Partner monthly contributions. We consistently strive to improve the gallery and are pleased when we receive so many glowing compliments for our efforts. With increased operating expenses, we have determined that we will need to make a modest price increase for the rental of exhibit space in the gallery. The price increase will begin with reservations made after January 1, 2013. If you are planning to exhibit in the future, it will be to your advantage to make your reservations for 2013 and 2014 prior to January 1 so that you can avoid the modest price increase. We look forward to hearing from returning artists as well as first-time exhibitors--you will find details on "How To" when you click this link -- exhibition opportunities. Again, a hearty Thank You! to all who have loyally supported Image City Photography Gallery.
Calendar of Events
Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Avenue 


October 28 - Last day of exhibit Different Worlds by Joel Krenis, Steve Malloy Desormeaux, and John Solberg
October 31 - First day of exhibit Altered States by Betsy Phillips
November 2 - Reception for Altered States by Betsy Phillips, 5 - 9 pm
November 2 - First Friday Gallery Night at Image City, 6 - 9pm
November 7 - Image City Critiques, 7pm
November 10 Niagara Frontier Camera Clubs' Fall Seminar, Hamburg, NY
Image City Photography Gallery   Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 7, Sunday Noon - 4  

There is no admission fee to visit Image City Photography Gallery

Contact Information

 Image City Photography Gallery, 722 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607



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