We Set Our Faces Westward: One Woman’s Journey 1839-1848
July 1 – December 31, 2023
Artist Heide Presse studied the journals written by Keturah Penton Belknap between 1839 -1848. Heide has conducted extensive research and is creating an exhibition about Keturah’s families journey Westward. The exhibition begins with Keturah’s marriage and covers her and her husband’s two step journey out West. Roughly half the work depicts their life in Iowa farming, and the other half their journey to Oregon with the Watts wagon train. Member opening July 15, 2023.
© Heide Presse, On Our Way Rejoicing, 2022, oil, 24 x 48”
Booth Photography Guild Annual Exhibition
August 15 – November 12, 2023
This juried exhibition features the work of photographers who are members of the Booth Photography Guild, a group that meets monthly for educational programs about photography. Opening reception August 26, 2023.
©Carolyn Hollingsworth, Circling
Dorothea Lange & Pirkle Jones: Death of a Valley
November 11, 2023 – June 9, 2024
Death of a Valley was collaborative photography essay completed for Life Magazine by Lange and Jones in 1956. The goal of the project was to document the final year of the Berryessa Valley in Napa County California as the area was become a lake with the construction of the Monticello Dam.
The resulting images are historical and cultural documents as well as fantastic twentieth century photographs printed in vintage silver gelatin. Also included will be enlargements of selected vital images. This exhibition is in association with Lumiere Gallery of Atlanta and the Pirkle Jones Collection at the University of California Santa Cruz. Member opening November 18, 2023
©Dorothea Lange, Town & Store, 1956