Exhibits

Museum Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday 10am – 6pm
  • Friday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday – Closed

Admission:

Free

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY OF PLACE

Geographic Images by 22 International Artists

March 25 to May 27, 2017

Public is Invited to FREE Opening Reception on Friday, March 24, 6 to 8 pm

“Curated by Raymond Merritt, this stunning exhibition will present photographs by 22 different artists that are best known for their images of specific geographic places,” says NeJame. “The photographers range from grand masters to accomplished amateurs and as diverse as the places they capture on film.”

 

 

John Reuter

Second Impressions, Polaroid Process to Singapore Infrared

June 22 to August 5, 2017

Public is Invited to FREE Opening Reception on Wednesday, June 21, 6 to 8 pm

The Polaroid 20×24 camera is legendary for producing large scale, exquisitely detailed and lushly colored instant imagery.  Artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Chuck Close, Joyce Tenneson, and William Wegman have championed it.  It has been used in editorial spreads for Vanity Fair and advertising shoots for Absolute Vodka and Mikimoto Pearls.

One artist took a different approach.  Hired in 1980 to run the 20×24 camera for Polaroid’s program John Reuter was interested in a different characteristic of Polaroid film.   From 1987 through 2002 Reuter created a unique series of images with the 20×24 camera that utilized the Image Transfer technique.  This technique forgoes the sharp and saturated positive print and substitutes in its place a sheet of watercolor paper that mutes color, obscures detail and opens up the image to reworking with pastel and dry pigment.  The expressive nature of these images, some created in a scale approaching 4×5 feet, draws on inspiration from pastel masters such as Edgar Degas, Odilon Redon, and Francesco Clemente.

Complementing the Polaroid works are expressive images of another sort.  First in 2003 with the quirky Holga camera fitted with a Polaroid back and later in 2009 with the infrared images Reuter explored the landscape in Florida, Santa Fe and Singapore.  These eccentrically toned images take photographic expression in another direction, to a search for meaning in place in a moment in time, in a place that exists only in that moment.

21st Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition
AND
FOTOcamp 2017

On View: Aug 26 – Oct 28, 2017

Opening Reception: Aug 25th, 2017 6:00- 8:00pm

Exhibition Dates: Aug 26th to Oct 28th, 2017

The Palm Beach Photographic Centre proudly announces its 21st Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition, in our beautiful museum space in our facility in downtown West Palm Beach. The Members’ Exhibition is also showcased on our website.

The exhibition is open to photographers worldwide, both amateur and professional. Palm Beach Photographic Centre invites photographers working in all mediums and styles to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. The Palm Beach Photographic Centre is proud to present the diverse and creative work of our community of photographic artist in this show, which features a wide range of styles and themes.

In addition to the Members’ Juried Exhibition, the Palm Beach Photographic Centre also will be presenting the FOTOcamp 2017 Exhibit, which will showcase impressive works by the emerging talent of young photographers who participated in this summer’s annual FOTOcamp program.

“Some of the kids participating in FOTOcamp this summer traveled here from all over to attend the camp,” says NeJame. “We had two sisters from the Ukraine this year, and a repeat student from Morocco. Others come annually from around the U.S., including Connecticut, California and Massachusetts, as well as from all over the state of Florida.”