Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Another Great Forum Night Out!

Another Forum night out, and another great time had by all! This time we met at the American Meltdown in the Streets at Southpoint in Durham.

Great food, great company!!!

Once again, many thanks to John for picking the location! Next month may involve blankets and picnic baskets.Or, at least, blankets and wine. Stay tuned for more details!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

A Great Night at Waterworks Visual Arts Center

Last night, June 10th found several members of the Forum at the Waterworks Visual Arts Center for the opening reception of the 525,600 Minutes exhibit. The Forum artists, along with other VAE members with work on display spent an enjoyable evening sharing thoughts about their work with docents, collectors, and other art lovers from around central Carolina.

Stephen Fletcher, Ray Pfeiffer, Eric Saunders, and Chris Ogden enjoy the artists
reception at Waterworks Friday evening.
The staff are wonderful and the exhibit looks fantastic! It is well worth the drive to see not only the photography on display but all the other media as well. Thanks to everyone who made the evening a success!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Forum Artists Open at Waterworks VAC on Second Friday

525,600 Minutes Exhibit Opening Reception Friday June 10, 2016

3 of our Forum artists, Stephen Fletcher, Ray Pfeiffer, and Eric Saunders all have work now on display in the 525,600 Minutes exhibit at Waterworks Visual Arts Center. The Center, located at 123 East Liberty Street in Salisbury, NC is a non-collection accredited museum, dedicated to expanding traditional ways of experiencing art.

The 525,600 Minutes exhibit features VAE member artists whose work demonstrates “how creative people contemplate time and place.” For instance, the passing of time – revealing how people and things age; the measurement of time and/or the tools used to quantify time; the changes in times – how technology has changed the world;  and/or how time affects a certain place – comparing images of a piece of land before and after urbanization.

Untitled #2, from the series Time is Passing
(c) Ray Pfeiffer
The opening reception is this Friday, June 10th. 5:00-6:00pm features selected artists talking about their work. The reception following will go until 8:00pm. For more information, go here.

If you can't make the reception, no need to worry. The exhibit will be up through September 2nd. It promises to be a terrific exhibit. Don't miss it!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Forum Exhibit Opens on First Friday

The Photographers Forum exhibit at the MJH Gallery opened last night and it looks fantastic! Nine of our exhibiting members have work on display representing us all very well. Thanks to everyone who presented work!

Exhibiting members of the Forum on display at the MJH Gallery in Raleigh.
First Friday opening night
The exhibit runs through June 25th. The MJH Gallery is located in the United Arts Council building, 410 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh and is open to the public weekdays from 9-5pm.

If you missed the opening First Friday don't delay! Stop in and check out the work from some of the most talented photographic artists working in the Triangle.

Forum Artists Rock SCOPE Exhibit!!!

Forum artists Tricia McKeller and Ray Pfeiffer both snag Honorable Mentions for their entries in this years SCOPE exhibit now showing at VAE!

Tricia's work, 30 Beats of My Heart is an image installation with 30 small instant images grouped together. The overall effect is stunning!

30 Beats of My Heart (c) Tricia McKeller

Congratulations! An honor well deserved!

Tricia poses with her award winning work!
Ray's Honorable Mention is for his image Church of the First Born, which is from his Visual Anthropology series.
Church of the First Born (c) Ray Pfeiffer
If you haven't been to VAE to see this years SCOPE exhibit, you won't want to miss it!


Thursday, June 2, 2016

Forum Artist Mike Aliff Images on Display Now!

Our own Mike Aliff has a solo exhibit now showing through June 30th at Wake Forest Art and Frame Gallery (139 S. White St. Wake Forest, NC 27587) Opening night is June 10th from 6pm - 9pm during "Night on White Street". There will be live music and open containers are allowed. Stop down, join the fun, and help support one of our own artists friends!

Panel Wagon (c) Mike Aliff

Congratulations to Mike on his solo exhibit!!!
If you know of an event, exhibit, or otherwise interesting bit of photographic news, send it along so we can share it with the group. After all, that's what the group is all about. Together we all get better!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Photographers Forum Meeting Night!

Thanks to everyone who attended tonights meeting! As always we had some terrific images and great conversation. Extra thanks to those who brought refreshments! Be sure not to miss next months meeting, July 6th at VAE (7:00pm 309 W. Martin Street, Raleigh). Tricia will be doing a demonstration of her new instant camera, the Impossible I-1. You won't want to miss it! So come down, see some great work, join the conversation and get inspired!

And don't forget, this Friday is First Friday in Raleigh and our exhibit at the United Arts Council is opening. The exhibit looks great. Thanks to everyone who submitted work! And while you're downtown, don't miss the opening of the SCOPE exhibit at VAE. Both Tricia and I have images on display. You don't want to miss Tricia's installation. It's amazing! Besides, there will be wine and snacks. Who doesn't love wine and snacks?

Image (c) Helmut Hirler

This months Guest Artist in Absentia (if I had remembered my laptop) would have been Helmut Hirler. To learn more about Helmut and see more of his work, go to his website: We may have more Guest Artists in the future. If you would like to recommend someone just send me their name and I will add them to our list.

As always, stay tuned! There's much more to come....