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Ansel Adams: Masterworks

 

Ansel Adams Headshot by James AlinderOn Exhibit at CTAC: June – September, 2017

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
2000px-US-NationalParkService-ShadedLogo.svgThe 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.

Learn more about CTAC’s National Park Juried Show.

CTAC invites photographers to use the following sources for  photography expeditions and tours to the following national parks:

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Pictured Rocks National Park
Isle Royale National Park
Yosemite National Park
Yellowstone National Park


 

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
Ansel Adams Headshot by James Alinder(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

Sep 1 2016 – Apr 3 2017 all-day
The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016.  In celebration of  the centennial and anticipation of the Ansel Adams: Masterworks exhibition  (Summer 2017), Crooked Tree Arts Center invites you to visit and photograph Continue Reading
Apr 4 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm Upper Level Carnegie Building, CTAC-Petoskey
Landscape photography is uniquely tied to philosophy, cultural events, idealism, and the imagination. But regardless of how a landscape is defined, an underlying concept is unequivocal; landscape photographs are meant to influence how we understand Continue Reading
May 23 @ 5:12 pm – 6:12 pm Gilbert Gallery, CTAC-Petoskey
Elizabeth Fergus-Jean will present the final lecture in our Docent Enrichment Lecture Series in preparation of our summer exhibit, Ansel Adams: Masterworks.  More details to follow. This lecture will be recorded and made available online Continue Reading
May 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm CTAC Galleries - Petoskey
We invite you to join us for coffee and light refreshments at our Ansel Adams: Masterworks docent training session, on Wednesday, May 2 , from 1-3 pm.   The interactive training session will include: -a walking tour Continue Reading
Jun 1 – Sep 30 all-day Bonfield & Gilbert Galleries, CTAC-Petoskey
Crooked Tree Arts Center is pleased to present  Ansel Adams : Masterworks for the summer of 2017.   The exhibit is comprised of 47 iconic images of Ansel Adams and 1 portrait of Ansel Adams by James Continue Reading
Jun 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Galleries, CTAC-Petoskey
We invite you to join us for coffee and light refreshments at our Ansel Adams: Masterworks docent training session, on Monday, June 5 , from 1-3 pm.   The interactive training session will include: -a walking tour Continue Reading
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Theater, CTAC-Petoskey
Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film is a 2002 documentary and biographical film that traces the life of the American photographer Ansel Adams. He is most noted for his landscape images of the American West. The Continue Reading
Jun 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm Galleries at Crooked Tree Arts Center - Petoskey
Take advantage of special evening hours to stroll the galleries at CTAC and view Ansel Adams: The Masterworks and Our National Parks exhibits.  Light refreshments will be served.   This event is free and open Continue Reading
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Gilbert Gallery, CTAC-Petoskey
Our National Parks Exhibit Juror, Howard Bond, will talk about his work and share stories about his experience with Ansel Adams,  f64, and his work with the Sierra Club. About Howard Bond: Howard Bond began photographing Continue Reading
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm John M. Hall Auditorium, Bay View
Celebrate the spirit of our country, its national parks, and stunning photography along with the Michigan premiere of Ansel Adams: America, the Adrian Boyer Concerto and Aria winners, and Bay View Concert Orchestra. Ansel Adams: America Continue Reading
Jul 10 – Jul 12 all-day CTAC-Petoskey, Upper Carnegie Fireplace Room
Instructor: Alan Ross Medium: Photography Days/Times: July 10-12, 9:00am – 4:00pm Tuition: $650 Members / $690 Non-Members Registration opens Wednesday, February 15 In this hands-on and inspiring workshop, the emphasis will be on connecting Ansel Adams’ approach Continue Reading
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm Theater, CTAC-Petoskey
Learn about the man behind the famous images from the perspective of someone who worked side-by-side with him for nearly six years.  Drawing from his personal experiences, recollections, anecdotes and memorabilia, Alan Ross will give Continue Reading
Jul 25 @ 6:37 pm – 7:37 pm Gilbert Gallery, CTAC-Petoskey
Noted photographer, author and teacher, Monte Nagler, will talk about his work and share stores about his experiences studying with Ansel Adams. Monte Nagler will be teaching a Photography Workshop at Crooked Tree Arts Center Continue Reading
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Gilbert Gallery, CTAC-Petoskey
Jay Crouse is an avid collector and former owner of The Atlanta Gallery of Photography, the first fine art photography gallery in the Southeast. More details soon!   Image: Ansel Adams and Jay Crouse, in Jay’s gallery, Continue Reading
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Theater, CTAC-Petoskey
Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film is a 2002 documentary and biographical film that traces the life of the American photographer Ansel Adams. He is most noted for his landscape images of the American West. The Continue Reading
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Gilbert Gallery, CTAC-Petoskey
Jenny Risher is fashion and portrait photographer. She graduated from Detroit’s College for Creative Studies, where she earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in photography. Jenny’s continual strive for perfection and natural sensibility has Continue Reading

 


Photography Workshops @ CTAC

Jul 10 – Jul 12 all-day CTAC-Petoskey, Upper Carnegie Fireplace Room
Instructor: Alan Ross Medium: Photography Days/Times: July 10-12, 9:00am – 4:00pm Tuition: $650 Members / $690 Non-Members Registration opens Wednesday, February 15 In this hands-on and inspiring workshop, the emphasis will be on connecting Ansel Adams’ approach Continue Reading

 

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.


The exhibition was organized by the Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, California. Exhibition tour management by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California.

Funding provided in part by:

Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities
Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation

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