"Night News" - an occasional missive from the darkness
Vol.12 No.1
"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


Here are a few items for the New Year, which we would like to mention:

Tim Baskerville (Death Valley work) and Greta/Manu Schnetzler are showing night work as part of Selections 2010 (say "Twenty-Ten" - and we're glad that's cleared up!), ArtSpan's prestigious biennial juried exhibition, featuring 20 SF Open Studios artists.

The opening reception is THIS Thursday, January 14, 2010, 6:00-9:00pm at California Modern Gallery, 1035 Market Street, between 6th and 7th streets (be sure to bring your 'UrbEx" gear/rig) in San Francisco. From ArtSpan's Press Release: "Free and open to the public with complimentary snacks, poured wine from Artesa Vineyards & Winery, and specialty cocktails with Pernod Absinthe! Please note this is a 21+ event." See you there!

The extended deadline for submissions to our latest online show, The Panocturnists is fast approaching - now January 30, 2010. 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 the Night Photography course, taught by Tim at the College of Marin, Kentfield campus, starting February 5, 2010. This is a seven-week course, and a perfect followup for those Nocturnists who have taken one or more workshops with The Nocturnes, in which one can 'stretch' out a bit - it's also good as an introduction to the topic of Night Photography (NPy). All the details are at http://marincommunityed.org/winter2010/course/photo.htm#night
For Alumni only - we would like give a "heads-up" about our 19th AlumNight event (now twice-yearly again), to you, our illustrious Alumni. As usual, 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. Scheduled for the end of February - check your Inbox or the Web site in the next few weeks for all the nocturnal details.

Image, left: MINSy, Home of The Nocturnes ©Tim Baskerville
Registrations are now being accepted for our ever-popular San Francisco Full Moon NPy Workshop with Tim Baskerville and Guests, held over three nights: Friday, March 26; Saturday, March 27; and Sunday, March 28, 2010.

Pre-registration is required no later than March 1, 2010.

All the details, along with a registration form, can be found at: http://www.thenocturnes.com/workshops/sf1.html

Image, right: "Dream Date #14, Death Valley" ŠTim Baskerville

The current 2010 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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