"Night News" - an occasional missive from the darkness
Vol.11 No.4
"Fortunately, art is a community effort - a small but select community living in a spiritualized world, endeavoring to interpret the wars and the solitudes of the flesh." - Allen Ginsberg

Alumni of The Nocturnes,

A few quick items of note here:
The roster for this year’s annual Studio Nocturne event – part of San Francisco Open Studios month-long celebration of art in SF– has been finalized. Held at our NEW! Location in Landmark Building ‘D’ of the historic Fort Mason Center, a cultural nexus of the San Francisco Bay Area; October 17-18, 2009, with a special pre-Open Studios reception on Friday October 16, from 6-9pm. Details at http://www.studionocturne2009.com/
In case you haven’t heard (and/or already RSVPd us, when the date was ‘leaked' recently!) – we would like to announce our 18th AlumNight event (now twice-yearly again), to you, our illustrious Alumni. This is partly a benefit for the Mare Island Historical Park Foundation, co-sponsored by The Nocturnes Night Photography Web site, and held at locations on Mare Island - Saturday, October 3, 2009, from 1:30 pm to 6:30 / 7pm - followed by night photography from 7pm until about 11pm. Visit www.thenocturnes.com/alumni/alumnight18.html for the details (and we have a few!) - and tell all your nocturnal friends!

Image, left: Bldg. H-1 and H-72, Hospital, Mare Island ©Tim Baskerville
The deadline for submissions to our latest online show, The Panocturnists has been extended - to October 22, 2009. Please consider entering work - this show promises to be another good one, judged by Chris Faust (www.chrisfaustphoto.com) and with your enthusiasm, participation, and support will lay the groundwork for a new, self-sustaining parallel Web site - www.thepanocturnists.com; a blog - http://thepanocturnists.blogspot.com/; and a Flickr group - http://www.flickr.com/groups/the_panocturnists/
Registrations are now being accepted for our annual trek to Death Valley - 3 nights - from October 30 thru November 1 - with Tim Baskerville.
Read a review of this workshop in the Los Angeles Times.

Pre-registration is required no later than Ocober 5, 2009.

All the details can be found at: http://www.thenocturnes.com/workshops/deathvalley.html

Image, left: Bad Water, Study 1, Death Valley ©Tim Baskerville

The complete fall schedule of workshops is at http://www.thenocturnes.com/workshops.html

Hope to see you at one of these events!

Susan Nichols
workshop [at] thenocturnes [dot] com

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