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Ansel Adams: The Masterworks
The exhibition features a collection of forty-seven works by Ansel Adams (1902 -1984), about two-thirds of a selection Adams made late in his life to serve as a succinct representation of his life’s work. He felt these photographs were his best. Called “The Museum Set”. These works reveal the importance Adams placed on the drama and splendor of natural environments that might not, to the ordinary passing hiker, have revealed their secrets. Included are many of Adams’ most famous and best-loved photographs which encompass the full scope of his work: elegant details of nature, architectural studies, portraits, and the breathtaking landscapes for which he is revered. The exhibition also includes a photo portrait of Ansel Adams by James Alinder. View the list of works.
Image: Ansel Adams Headshot by James Alinder
Calling All Photographers! Call for Entry
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. As we lead into the centennial and prepare for Ansel Adams: Museum Set Exhibit (Summer 2017), Crooked Tree Arts Center invites you to visit and photograph national parks across the country and in our own back yard.
Start Shooting Now! Our National Parks – a call for entry for a juried exhibition celebrating the 100th Anniversary of our National Parks. All submissions must have been taken in one of our National Parks, National Sea or Lake Shores, National Monuments, Forts or Battlefields that are managed by the National Park Service. In honor of Ansel Adams, Crooked Tree Arts Center is looking for the best in outdoor, nature and landscape photography to be on display in the Petoskey galleries during the summer of 2017.
Cash Awards: 1st Place: $500, 2nd Place: $250, 3rd Place: $100.
Online Intent to Participate via CallforEntry.org: September 1, 2016 – April 3, 2017 (Jury will not be online.)
Drop Off of Framed, Ready to Hang Work for Jurying: Saturday, May 13, Monday, May 15 & Tuesday, May 16, 2017
In-Person Jury: Date to be announced.
CTAC invites photographers to use the following sources for photography expeditions and tours to the following national parks:
CTAC is launching a full line-up of programs to enhance the Ansel Adams exhibit from lectures and workshops to musical performances.
Scroll down for more information & check back often for updates!
Ansel Adams: A Brief Sketch of His Life
(An excerpt from ANSEL ADAMS: MASTERWORKS by Robyn G. Peterson, Ph.D. Director of Collections and Research and Research/Curator of Art Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, California.)
Ansel Adams was an only child, born in San Francisco in 1902. Early memories included surviving the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, roaming the seaside near his family’s beautifully situated home, recurrent illnesses, and a decided aversion to school. In early adulthood, Adams was faced with the difficult choice of developing his great talent as a pianist or plunging into the relatively untried world of working as an artist in photography. Read more.
Upcoming Ansel Adams Programs & Events
Photography Workshops @ CTAC
Support the Ansel Adams Exhibit
There are many ways to help bring this exhibit to Petoskey. For more information on sponsorship and advertising opportunities, please contact Development Director, Cindy McSurely.