Upcoming Events in the Pacific Northwest

We are fast approaching spring and kicking off quite a few events in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Come join me for a seminar or a workshop whether you’re local or just want to visit!

March 4th: Photography As Art in Seattle

Photography As Art is coming back to Seattle, and soon! If you’ve missed out in the past, now’s your chance. This seminar tends to fill up fast as it gets near, so sign up today to ensure your spot! If you’ve attended this seminar in the past, I’m continually revising it to add new photos and perspectives, so it can be a great refresher while you prepare for spring shooting!

April 25 – 29: Olympic Peninsula Workshop with Art Wolfe

Always a fan favorite! We will include some new locations this time around, and work with 6-stop neutral density filters to expand on technique. This is an excellent way to experience the Pacific Northwest, whether you’re a native who wants to explore your own back yard, or from out of the area and want to experience the lush variety of our corner of the world where it converges between the Olympic range and the Pacific ocean

May 24-28: Abstract Astoria Photography Retreat with Art Wolfe

Situated at the mouth of the mighty Columbia River, Astoria is a fascinating and revitalizing port city with a history tied to the early territorial aspirations of the United States. My goal is work closely with each participant to truly transform and refine their skills while exploring the nature of creativity itself. This ties strongly into the subject matter I cover in Photography As Art.

August 16-19: Mt. Rainier Summer Workshop with Art Wolfe

October 11-14: Mt. Rainier Fall Workshop with Art Wolfe

Same locations, two different seasons to capture beautiful Mt. Rainier and the surrounding Cascade Range, as well as the lush forest, meadows, and surrounding forests! We will use the setting of Mt. Rainier National Park to discuss composition and design in nature photography. Aside from lessons in the field, there will also be lectures on these subjects as well as informative critiques of your work in the field.

Hope to see you all in 2018!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pacific Northwest Events Spring Line-up

I will be busy this spring in the Pacific Northwest. Sometimes it’s a good thing to hang around the neighborhood and get reacquainted.

March 11-12, Seattle: Photography as Art Deluxe Edition

Here in my home town I am offering a special meet and greet that will take place at my house. There will be hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and a special slide show! I will also include a copy of one of my popular how-to books. The following day, we will rendezvous at the Frye Art Museum for the seminar. For those of you who attended the debut of this seminar at Kenmore Camera over a year ago, please be aware that it has been extensively updated.

April 13-16, Olympic Peninsula Workshop

Hop on this perennial favorite! I myself have decided to do just that and will co-lead this workshop with Gavriel Jecan, Yuri Choufour, and Libby Pfeiffer. We will explore this internationally recognized biosphere that is in our backyard–this is a wonderland where the scent of saltwater and fir hang in the air and the horizon sometimes seems to make the entire world appear to be shades of blue and green.

May 5-6, Seattle: Blue Earth Alliance Collaborations for a Cause (#C4C17)

C4C17 is the 5th annual visual storytelling event put on by Blue Earth Alliance. They have brought together socially conscious businesses, non-profits, educators, public agencies and content creators for two days of inspiration, exploration, and partnership building. I will be presenting the opening keynote, “All in a Life’s Work: The Creative Process of Art Wolfe” on Friday, May 5th at 9:00 AM.

May 7: Portland: Photography As Art

In this full-day seminar, you’ll learn that the beauty, emotion and versatility expressed through photography are matched only by the limits of your imagination. Using art history as a reference point, the seminar highlights common visual elements, from shape and space to texture and light, and shows you how to apply them to enhance your own compositions. You’ll explore innovative ways to translate conceptual ideas into creative results, learn how to spot the non-obvious, and uncover new ways to expand your visual imagination.

May 24-28: Abstract Astoria Photography Retreat

This is fast becoming my second most popular workshop. Situated at the mouth of the mighty Columbia River, Astoria is a fascinating and revitalizing port city with a history tied to the early territorial aspirations of the United States. My goal is work closely with each participant to truly transform and refine their skills while exploring the nature of creativity itself.

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Photography As Art Coming to Austin in Two Weeks!

Calling all Texans! I’ll be at the Zach Theater in Austin on January 22nd (that’s in 2 weeks!) to deliver my “Photography as Art” seminar.

Help me spread the word and share this with anyone you think may be interested in attending!

In this full-day seminar, you’ll learn that the beauty, emotion and versatility expressed through photography are matched only by the limits of your imagination. Using art history as a reference point, the seminar highlights common visual elements, from shape and space to texture and light, and shows you how to apply them to enhance your own compositions. You’ll explore innovative ways to translate conceptual ideas into creative results, learn how to spot the non-obvious, and uncover new ways to expand your visual imagination.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!

 

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World Elephant Day / Remembering Elephants Event


Today we celebrate one of the more iconic and often symbolic creatures of the animal kingdom; the elephant.

Long revered for their size (African elephants weigh as much as 22,000 pounds) and intelligence, elephants are one of the few species to use tools and employ cohesive teamwork. They are also one of the more expressive and emotional members of the animal kingdom, emoting feelings of empathy and grief for fallen companions.

On this day where we honor these amazing creatures and reaffirm our efforts to conserve and expand their numbers, it couldn’t be a better time to discuss a book project and launch event that I am honored and elated to be a part of. Remembering Elephants is a collaborative effort encompassing the work of 65 of the world’s top wildlife photographers documenting the life of an elephant. 100% of the proceeds from each book sold will benefit conservation efforts.

The book will be published in September. Field Biologist Ian Redmond and myself will be speaking at the launch event in London on September 22nd. If you’re able to make it, I would love to see you there to share our respects for these wonderful animals!

An exhibit representing the book will show from the launch to October 1st at La Galleria, Pall Mall in London.

 

 

 

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Migrations Book Launch Event At University Bookstore Monday 3/21

Migrations Book (2016) by Art WolfeArt Wolfe Migrations photo 2In April I will be releasing my 99th published work, Migrations: Wildlife in Motion. Inspired by the imaginative spatial designs of Dutch artist M.C. Escher, I traveled the globe in search of similar patterns in nature. The result is a book of remarkable wildlife images that captures both the beauty and the poignancy of animals on the move. Migrations: Wildlife in Motion (Earth Aware Editions, April 6, 2016, $35 hardcover) draws the reader into the energy, motion, and enduring spirit of life on the planet. The stunning images capture the delicate balance of our ecosystem, conveying the primordial stirrings that prompt a flock of snow geese to head south, monarch butterflies to bejewel a forest, or a colony of Indiana bats to snuggle in tight hibernation.

I am very excited about this release and loved working once again with Earth Aware/Insight Editions – their printing is always top quality.

The new book will be available for purchase and signing at this event, and is also available for pre-order on our online store. I hope to see you there!

What: I will be signing books and giving a short presentation about Migrations
Where: University Bookstore
4326 University Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
206.634.3400
When: Monday, March 21 at 7pm

 

 

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Support the Seattle Children’s Hospital – Tomorrow Night November 5th

Support the Seattle Children’s Hospital tomorrow night (Nov 5th) by attending the performance of the Primal Symphony at Benaroya Hall.

Art has donated two limited edition prints and full sets of Travels to the Edge DVDs for the Seattle Symphony Guild’s silent auction taking place before the performance.  Art has also donated the use of over 60 stunning images that will be projected during the Symphony.

The Symphony Guild is dedicated to enriching the quality of children’s lives in the Northwest and primarily raises funds through an annual benefit concert, composed by Mateo Messina, with proceeds benefiting uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Silent Auction starts at 6:30pm and the performance starts at 8pm.

BLOG: Primal Symphony – Images by Art Wolfe

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Art Will Be Speaking at The ICP Awards This Saturday

Steller Sea Lion © Jon Cornforth
Steller Sea Lion © Jon Cornforth

Art Wolfe to Talk at Opening of Conservation Photography Exhibit at Burke Museum

Opening Day: International Conservation Photography Awards
Sat., June 19, 2010, 11 am – 4 pm

Seattle – A new summer exhibit at the Burke Museum opens on June 19 and will present the winning photographs and honorable mentions from the 2010 International Conservation Photography Awards (ICP Awards). The exhibit will remain on view until September 6, 2010.

On Opening Day, the Burke Museum will host renowned conservation photographer Art Wolfe for two afternoon talks titled “The Spirit of Conservation Photography.” Over the course of his 30-year career, Wolfe has captured stunning images of the world’s fast-disappearing wildlife, landscapes, and cultures. 1997, Wolfe established the The International Conservation Photography Awards competition and has served as its guiding force ever since.

Also on Opening Day, Cynthia Hall, ICP Awards juror, will lead informal tours of the exhibit and discuss her responses to the photographs and address the question, “what makes a photograph award winning?”

Opening Day schedule

11 am – Exhibit tour with Cynthia Hall

12:15 pm – Exhibit tour with Cynthia Hall

1 pm – “The Spirit of Conservation Photography” with Art Wolfe

2:30 pm – “The Spirit of Conservation Photography” with Art Wolfe

International Conservation Photography Awards features over 75 of the best in conservation photographs from around the world in the following categories: Landscape, Flora, Wildlife, Underwater, Environment at Risk, Student, Community at Risk, which focuses on environmental threats to urban areas, Documenting a Conservation Project, which features images from photographers who have personal involvement in an ongoing conservation project, and Puget Sound at Risk, a regional category sponsored by the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance.

This event is included with museum admission.

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