PhotoArts Guild

The Critical Eye by John Ritchie

Street Party

In 2010 I and a group of fellow PhotoArts Guild members formed an independent critique group to critique each other’s work and help improve it. We have been meeting monthly ever since and have developed a common critical language based on composition, intent, technique and artistic impact in order to strengthen each member's photography without inhibiting his or her individual creative identity. We all owe a lot of our maturation as artists to the help of this group.

The group, consisting of Rich Bergeman, Phil Coleman, Marjorie Kinch, Bill Laing, Jack Larson, John Morris, Jim Magruder, Dave McIntire (deceased), and myself will be exhibiting in the Corrine Woodman Gallery in the Corvallis Arts Center. The exhibit highlights how artists can benefit from the useful critique of their peers, even when the artistic styles are completely dissimilar.

The Critical Eye

Corrine Woodman Gallery, Corvallis Arts Center

July 2 – 27, 2019

Conversations from the CWG Thursday, July 11th, 12 noon

Two Members Exhibits: PhotoArts Guild and LightBox by John Ritchie

Members Exhibits can be a good way to showcase things you want without having them accepted by a juror.  I'm in two member exhibits in November and December: the Willamette Valley PhotoArts Guild's biennial exhibit, and the LightBox Photographic's annual Member Show.  Both exhibits feature excellent photography by amazing photographers.

Birthday Boy

For the Love of Oregon: Willamette Valley PhotoArts Guild Members Exhibit

The PhotoArts Guild does a biennial themed members' exhibit at the LaSells Stewart Center on the OSU campus in Corvallis.  The theme for this year's exhibit is "For the Love of Oregon."  For my entry, I selected three photographs depicting the diversity of Oregon's residents.

For the Love of Oregon will exhibit from November 3rd to December 8th.

The Crazy Box

LightBox Members Exhibit 2017

I've blogged before about how special LightBox Photographic in Astoria Oregon is.  Once again, I'm privileged to be part of its annual Members Exhibit.  For this show I submitted two of my long-time favorite photographs.

The exhibit will be from December 9th to January 9th with an opening reception on December 9th from 5 - 8pm.  LightBox Photographic is located at 1045 Marine Drive in Astoria Oregon.

Low Tide Landscapes by John Ritchie

I'll be showing five photographs as part of the Low Tide Landscapes exhibit on display at the Chessman Gallery in Lincoln City, Oregon from May 13th to June 6th, 2016.  The show is a collection of photographs taken of low tide areas on the Oregon coast by 7 members of the Willamette Valley PhotoArts Guild.

There will be an opening reception on Friday, May 13th from 5 to 7 PM at the gallery, located in the Lincoln City Cultural Center - 540 NE Hwy. 101, Lincoln City.