"Night News" - an occasional missive from the darkness
Vol.12 No.2
"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 on the Fine Art Exhibit Front, which we would like to mention:

Night Work by a number of the "usual suspects" can be viewed at San Francisco City Hall (Ground Level) thru January 14, 2011. The exhibit, Night/Light: Bay Area Photographers Take Aim After Dark, was juried by our own Tim Baskerville, along with Aimee Le Duc, Gallery Manager, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery; and Thom Sempere, Executive Director, PhotoAlliance. Tim produced a thoughtful perspective on Bay area Night Photography with his published statement for the show. BTW, those local luminaries, whose name you'll no doubt recognize are as follows:
Linda Fitch, Andy Frazer, Lenny Greenwald, Mark Jaremko, Shawn Peterson, Greta & Manu Schnetzler, and Lena Tsakami.

Our latest online exhibit, Auto-Nocturne is now live! Jurors Troy Paiva and Joe Reifer of the Pearsonville Junkyard Workshops delivered an insightful commentary on the Award Winners for the show – in their patented, conversational “Siskel and Ebert” style of critique! The exhibit is dedicated to the Night Photography work of Warren Bates (1961-2010).

The deadline for submissions to our 23rd online show, The Nocturnes Twenty / Ten is fast approaching - now November 23, 2010. Please consider entering work - the format for this show will be a little diferent than our previous biennials, in that the final selections by the Juror(s) will be limited to Twenty pieces by Ten artists - Twenty / Ten - two (2) pieces by each artist. So put your editing caps on - all the details are at http://www.thenocturnes.com/forms/entryform_2010.html
You are invited to join us for our eighth annual Studio Nocturne event again held at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, October 23-24, 2010. Part of ArtSpan's City-wide Open Studios, this weekend event features Night Work by Tim Baskerville, Rebecca Chang, Linda Fitch, Todd Friedlander, Mark Jaremko, Marilynne Morshead, Deborah Rourke, Greta and Manu Schnetzler, Charity Vargas, and Roxanne Worthington. Visit our Web site for ore details - www.studionocturne2010.com
Registrations are now being accepted for our ever-popular Death Valley Full Moon NPy Workshop with Tim Baskerville and Joe Reifer, held over three nights: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; November 19-21; 2010. Locations include Rhyolite Ghost Town, Zabriskie Point, and Badwater.

Pre-registration is required no later than October 15, 2010.

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

Image, right: "Dream Date #14, Death Valley" ©Tim Baskerville
For Alumni only - we would like to give a "heads-up" about our 20th 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 Ocober 30, 2010 - check your Inbox or The Nocturnes site in the next few weeks for all the nocturnal details.

Image, left: MINSy, Home of The Nocturnes ©Tim Baskerville
Hope to see you at one of these events!

Susan Nichols
workshop [at] thenocturnes [dot] com

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