RECENT JOHN SEXTON EVENTS

 


Remembering Ray McSavaney

Photographer, Educator, Author, and Friend

December 18, 1938 – July 2, 2014

Read more about Ray McSavaney.

My dear friend of forty years, photographer Ray McSavaney passed away on July 2, 2014. I have prepared a tribute to my fallen friend. I hope you will take a look and let me tell you about an amazing photographer, and loyal friend.



JOHN SEXTON EXHIBITION
REFLECTIONS ON NATURE IN BLACK AND WHITE

SFO MUSEUM
SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

DECEMBER 2013 - FEBRUARY 2014

TERMNAL 2
Departures - Level 2 - Pre-Security

SFO banner

I am pleased to announce an exhibition of my photographs at the SFO Museum at San Francisco International Airport. The exhibition, Reflections On Nature in Black and White, consists of twelve 16x20 silver gelatin prints, and was curated by Ramekon O'Arwisters of the SFO Museum.The prints will be on display through February 28, 2014.

More information

 


JOHN AND ANNE EXHIBITION
SUN TO MOON GALLERY
DALLAS, TEXAS
Exhibition Dates: September 5 - October 12, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 5:00 to 8:00 pm
All Day Seminar: Friday, September 6, 2013 - Sun to Moon Gallery
Free Public Lecture, Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 1:00 pm - Richland College

www.suntomoon.com

Sexton exhibition sun moon gallery

Anne and I are very busy preparing for our upcoming two-person exhibition at the Sun to Moon Gallery in Dallas, Texas. The show will run from September 5 through October 12, 2013. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, September 7 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

In addition we are planning a one-day seminar on Friday, September 6 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. We are hoping we can provide an interesting, and informative day that will provide both information and inspiration to participants.

The seminar fee is $179 - which includes lunch. I have included information that Sun to Moon Gallery recently published on the seminar below, along with their contact information. For additional information about the seminar, please visit the Sun to Moon Gallery web site.

There are only 20 spaces available, and similar events at Sun to Moon Gallery have filled quickly, so if you are interested contact the gallery soon.

I am pleased to announce that Richland College is hosting a public lecture on Saturday, September 7 at 1:00 pm. The event if open to the public, and the admission is free. There will be a poster sale and signing following the lecture. The event will be held in the Fanning Performance Hall, F102, at Richland College. Richland College has hosted some great photography lectures in the past, and I am honored to be a part of their photography lecture series. I will also be spending some time with the Richland photography students, which I am really looking forward to. For further information about the lecture contact photography professor Wayne Loucas loucas@dcccd.edu.

If you are able to attend the lecture, be sure to stick around for the opening reception that evening. Richland College is about a 30 minute drive from the Sun to Moon Gallery. We are looking forward to seeing a bunch of our photography friends from Texas.


 


CREATIVE DIGITAL TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY ON THE MONTEREY PENINSULA
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY MONTEREY BAY

COURSE DATES: July 15 - 28, 2013
JOHN'S PUBLIC LECTURE: July 16, 2013 - 7:00 pm
JOHN'S CLASSES AS PART OF THE WORKSHOP: July 16 and 17, 2013

http://www.csusummerarts.org/courses2013/VA-Digital_Travel_Photography.shtml

I am pleased to be involved with the 2013 Summer Arts program at nearby California State University Monterey Bay. The faculty, that includes well-known photographers and instructors Rick Sammon and Nevada Wier, along with Michael Jones from West Coast Imaging and Professor Mark Larson, will provide excellent information and inspiration for those attending the session. I will be spending two days with participants, and presenting an evening lecture that is open to the public. Workshop participants will have an opportunity to learn creative seeing and photography techniques, along with insights into photography careers. In addition, participants will develop Photoshop skills for fine-art inkjet printing and print two large fine-art images for the public culmination exhibit.

For more information about the course contact Professor Mark Larson at mark.larson@humboldt.edu or 707-826-5925.

 


 

EXHIBITION

ANNE LARSEN AND JOHN SEXTON: LIGHT AND FORM

THE ANSEL ADAMS GALLERY
YOSEMITE VALLEY, CALIFORNIA

APRIL 18 THROUGH MAY 29, 2013

Larsen Sexton AA Gallery Show

I am thrilled to announce the first joint exhibition that my wife, Anne Larsen, and I are sharing together at The Ansel Adams Gallery in spectacular Yosemite National Park. If you are going to be in Yosemite between now and May 29th please stop by the Gallery to see our black and white silver gelatin photographs.
If, by chance, you will be in Yosemite on Saturday, May 11th we would love to have the chance to share our images with you at our exhibition reception at the Gallery from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. In addition, at 8:30 pm that evening I will be presenting a lecture at the outdoor amphitheater at the nearby Yosemite Lodge at the Falls. Both events are free, and open to the public. Anne and I would love to see you, and have the chance to visit with you.

I have been represented by The Ansel Adams Gallery for more than three decades - longer than any other artist other than Ansel himself! Anne is the Gallery's most recent addition. For additional information be sure to visit The Ansel Adams Gallery web site. In addition, plan to stop in at the historic Gallery the next time you visit Yosemite - especially if you will be in Yosemite during our exhibition.

If you would like to be kept up to date on my photographic activities, please send and email to subscribe@johnsexton.com. We value your privacy, and never share contact information with anyone.

 


KEYNOTE ADDRESS
PHOTO MONCTON INTERNATIONAL
MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA

May 30 to June 2, 2013

http://photoyqm.com

I am thrilled to be the keynote speaker at Photo Moncton International: a four-day conference showcasing photography seminars, presentations, workshops, as well as a trade show. My keynote presentation will be on Saturday, June 1st. I am looking forward to this event and the opportunity to spend time with attendees and other presenters. Anne and I have never been to this part of Canada, and are very excited to experience the Canadian Maritimes for the first time.

The organizers are still working on this large, and complex, event. The web page should go live around the first of the year. I will post additional details in a future newsletter, and the web site also has a link to the Photo Moncton International Facebook page, which will have regular updates.


KEYNOTE ADDRESS
BIOCOMM 2013
ASILOMAR STATE PARK
PACIFIC GROVE, CALIFORNIA
June 17-21, 2013

I have been invited to be the Maria Ikenberg Lindberg Keynote speaker for BIOCOMM 2013. BIOCOMM is the annual meeting of the BioCommunications Association. The BioCommunications Association, or BCA, is an international professional association of people working in the biological communications field. This event is ONLY open to registered conference attendees.
http://www.bca.org/annual_meeting/annual_meeting.html

 


 

JOHN'S LECTURE FOR APPLE
INSPIRED BY EXCELLENCE
JULY 2012

In July I had the great privilege and honor to present a brand new lecture, Inspired by Excellence to more than 800 Apple employees. It was an amazing experience. The audience was extremely enthusiastic and responsive. The venue was spectacular, and the audiovisual team and their hardware provided the best digital projection I have ever experienced for my own images - along with Ansel's photographs. The high-resolution images (which required me to re-work all of the digital files for this presentation) looked terrific at more than twelve feet tall on the screen. At a reception following my presentation I had the pleasure to meet a number of the attendees, and visit with them. It was a long, but incredibly rewarding, afternoon I will never forget. At the risk of using an overused term... the entire experience was awesome!

 


 

JOHN’S LECTURE NEW HAMPSHIRE INSTITUTE OF ART - NOVEMBER 3, 2011

Shortly after we return from our trip to the Eastern Sierra for our workshops with Charlie Cramer, Anne and I will be heading to New England. I’m honored to have been invited to be a part of the Distinguished American Artists lecture series offered by the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire. I will be presenting my lecture Inspirations: An Evening With Photographer John Sexton on November 3 at 6:30 pm.

I’m flattered to share the series with Alice Aycock and Chris Van Allsburg – two American artists whose works are remarkable and inspiring. Alice Aycock has created sculptural-architectural installations throughout the world. Two-time Caldecott Medal-winner Chris Van Allsburg has drawn readers into a magical, even surreal, world through his illustrated picture books, which include Jumanji and The Polar Express.

The event is open to the public. Tickets are $20 for my lecture, and $50 for the entire series. I will be talking about my own photography, as well as the time I spent working side-by-side with Ansel as his photographic and technical assistant. Along with my public lecture, I will be spending Friday with the photography students at the Institute. I am looking forward to this opportunity to meet the students, sharing information and images with them, and trying to answer their questions. If any of my subscribers are in the area, it would be great to see you at the lecture. In addition, please let your friends know about the event.

For more information contact:
Suzanne Lenz
New Hampshire Institute of Art
Phone: 60-836-2547
suzannelenz@nhia.edu
http://www.nhia.edu/john-sexton-2/


Black Oak Fallen Branch

Ansel Adams
Yosemite Valley, California
©1975 John Sexton. All rights reserved.

Ansel Adams: A Personal Recollection
Center for Creative Photography presents a lecture by John Sexton

Monday - May 9, 2011 - 5:30 PM
Free Admission – Open to the Public

Center For Creative Photography
University of Arizona

1030 N. Olive
Tucson, Arizona 85716

I always like speaking about Ansel and his influence on my photography, and indeed my life. I am honored to have the opportunity to present my lecture Ansel Adams: A Personal Recollection for the Center for Creative Photography on Monday, May 9, 2011 at 5:30 pm.

The lecture is being offered in association with the exhibition of nearly forty prints Ansel Adams: Arizona and the West which is on display at the Center through May 15th. It is a rare opportunity to see this group of photographs, representing the entire course of Adams’s prolific career. These images show the wide range of work Adams produced in Arizona and throughout the American West. From quiet studies of natural details to the awe-inspiring grandeur of massive mountains under cloud-filled skies, Adams chronicled the land with passion fueled by a deep appreciation of the transformative power of the wilderness.

During my lecture, which will include new material that I have not previously presented, I will discuss the nuances of Ansel’s renowned photographic techniques, provide insights into Ansel’s creative process, and present some of his well-known, as well as lesser known, images. A number of images will be transformed on the screen from the negative to the final print - progressing through various phases in the evolution of a finely crafted expressive print.

In addition, I will recount personal anecdotes of working side by side with Ansel. I will also be sharing a few images from my own photographic career of nearly forty years. I promise it will be a lively and entertaining presentation.

Following the lecture I will be signing copies of my books, Recollections and Places of Power.

I hope some of my eNewsletter subscribers will be able to attend this event. Please pass this information on to others that might be interested in attending this event. If you would like more information, check out the Center for Creative Photography’s web site:

http://www.creativephotography.org/events/index.php

http://www.creativephotography.org/exhibitions

 



JOHN TO PRESENT KEYNOTE ADDRESS
ALONG WITH ANSEL ADAMS LECTURE
AND MINI-WORKSHOPS
AT 8th ANNUAL MOAB PHOTOGRAPHY SYMPOSIUM


MAY 12-15, 2011
Moab, Utah

John is honored to have been invited to present the keynote address at the upcoming 8th annual Moab Photography Symposium, May 12-15, 2011 in spectacular Moab, Utah. This event, organized by his long time friend and talented photographer, Bruce Hucko, should be a wonderful four days of information and inspiration. There will be lectures and workshops by Tom Till, Joan Myers, Jeff Vanuga, Michael Frye, Steve Traudt, Nat Coalson, Bruce Hucko, Rod Hanna, Rory Tyler, and John as well.

Moab Symposium

In addition to his keynote address, which he will be presenting on Thursday evening, John will also be presenting his lecture Ansel Adams: A Personal Recollection on Saturday. He will be conducting mini-workshops on both Friday and Saturday afternoon. It will be a busy, exciting, and interesting symposium.

For futher information visit the Moab Photography Symposium web site.


 

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams, Portrait
Yosemite Valley, California
©1975 John Sexton. All rights reserved.

MONTEREY MUSEUM OF ART PRESENTS A LECTURE BY JOHN SEXTON
ANSEL ADAMS: A PERSONAL RECOLLECTION

WEDNESDAY - SEPTEMBER 22, 2010 - 7:00 PM

The Monterey Institute of International Studies - Irvine Auditorium
499 Pierce Street
Monterey, California 93940

General Admission: $10. Monterey Museum of Art Members: $5.

For further information, and to purchase tickets, visit the Museum’s web site.

The lecture is being presented in association with the beautiful exhibition of more than seventy prints Ansel Adams: Portrait of America. It is a rare opportunity to see this group of photographs, as the prints are the personal collection of Ansel and Virginia’s daughter Anne Adams Helms.

During my presentation I will discuss the nuances Ansel’s renowned photographic techniques, provide insights into Ansel’s creative process, and present some of his well-known, as well as lesser known, images. A number of images will be transformed on the screen from the negative to the final print - progressing through various phases in the evolution of a finely crafted expressive print. In this lecture I am also including information about Ansel’s early glass plate negatives. It will be an opportunity to see some of these images, along with reproductions of vintage prints from that era. I will also be sharing first-hand insights concerning the glass plate negatives, alleged to have been made by Ansel, that have received so much media coverage of late.

In addition, I will recount personal anecdotes of working side by side with Ansel. I will also be sharing a few images from my own photographic career. I hope to see some of you there!

 


 

JOHN’S RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION AT CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC ART
OPENING AND LECTURE JULY 10

I am pleased to announce that my traveling retrospective exhibitionJohn Sexton: A Photographer’s Journeywill be on display at the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, California from July 3 through August 27, 2010. The last time I had a large exhibition of my work in my own “backyard” was my exhibition at the Monterey Museum of Art in 1994. I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to share images with my many photographic friends and neighbors here on the Monterey Peninsula. If your travel plans will bring you to this area, I hope you’ll take the opportunity to come by and see the exhibition.

On Saturday, July 10, I will be presenting a lecture and book signing from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, which will be followed by an opening reception in the gallery from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Both events are free and open to the public. This lecture will be different from the Adobe presentation described above, as the talk will focus on my own photographs. Included in the exhibition and presentation will be some new images, as well as earlier photographs from my more than thirty-five year career in photography. During the lecture I will illustrate the evolutionary process of some of the images from the negative to the finished print, exploring a number of the creative controls I use in making my silver gelatin photographs. In addition, I will show some unique Ansel Adams images and discuss his influence on my photography. A book signing will be held following the lecture.

A portion of this exhibition was on display at Oregon State University in 2009. The exhibition will be traveling to other venues in the future, and announcements will be made in future issues of my newsletter.

I would like to thank Light Impressions, as well as Kodak Professional, for their support of this traveling exhibition, and Freestyle Photographic Supplies for their most generous support as the exclusive sponsor of exhibitions at the Center for Photographic Art.

You can learn about the exhibition, opening reception, and lecture here. For more information about the Center for Photographic Art and their many programs check out their web site. I look forward to seeing a number of you on July 10.

In the meantime, Wynn Bullock: Color Light Abstractions is the next show up at the CPA. It will be on display from May 15 to June 26. On Saturday May 15, there will be a panel discussion, Wynn Bullock: A Visionary Photographer Revisited, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, followed by a reception from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Panelists will include A.D. Coleman, Richard Gadd, Chris Johnson, Dr. Britt Salvesen, and Karen Sinsheimer.

 


 

ANSEL ADAMS GALLERY TO EXHIBIT JOHN’S WORK RECEPTION AND LECTURE AUGUST 21

Speaking of exhibitions... I’m looking forward to my upcoming exhibition at the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park, which will be on display from August 18 to September 26, 2010. This exhibition will have an opening reception on Saturday, August 21 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. I will also be presenting a lecture at the Yosemite Lodge Amphitheater at 8:30 pm that evening. If you’re looking for an excuse to come to beautiful Yosemite, it would be great to see you there. You can find additional information at the Ansel Adams Gallery web site.

I have been represented by the Ansel Adams Gallery since 1980, and have been fortunate to have had a number of exhibitions at the Gallery over the past thirty years. I am very pleased to have another opportunity to share my photographs at the Gallery, located in one of my very favorite places... Yosemite Valley.


ADOBE DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES: JOHN TO LECTURE JUNE 24

I am thrilled to have been invited to be a part of the Adobe Distinguished Lecture Series. I will be presenting a brand new lecture Ansel Adams: An Inspiration on Thursday, June 24 at 4:00 pm at Adobe’s Park Auditorium at their headquarters in San Jose.

This lecture will focus primarily on Ansel’s photography, and explore the nuances of his renowned photographic vision. During this audio-visual presentation Ansel’s images will be transformed on the screen from the negative to the final print - progressing through various phases in the evolution of a finely crafted expressive print. In addition, I will be showing a number of my own images and discussing the inspiration and influence that Ansel has had on my photography, as well as his effect on other photographers and photography in general.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Directions to the facility can be found here. A book signing will follow the lecture, for those that are interested. I look forward to seeing some newsletter subscribers at this event.


EXHIBITION:
JOHN SEXTON: THIRTY-FIVE YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHS

APRIL 6-29, 2009
Reception: April 6, 6:00 P.M.
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
Fairbanks Gallery

Lecture and book signing: April 6, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
Lasells Stewart Center
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Program

More information…


AN EVENING WITH MASTER PHOTOGRAPHER
JOHN SEXTON

Sponsored by Viewpoint Photographic Art Center

APRIL 4, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
Cosummes River College
Sacramento, California

Lecture and book signing The Recital Hall at Cosumnes River College, 8401 Center Parkway, Sacramento, California 95823

More information…

 


JOHN TO LECTURE FOR SPECTRUM ART GALLERY IN FRESNO, OCTOBER 23, 2008

I am honored to be presenting a lecture for the Spectrum Art Gallery in Fresno, California on Thursday evening, October 23, 2008 at 7:00 pm. The talk will be held at the Bonner Auditorium at the Fresno Art Museum. This presentation is part of Spectrum Art Gallery’s grand reopening celebration for their new location in Fresno’s Tower Arts District. This event will kick off their annual print auction weekend. Admission to the lecture will be $10.00. My talk will include images that span my thirty-five year career in photography.

In addition, a portion of the talk will incorporate examples and anecdotes drawn from my close working relationship with Ansel Adams. Images will be transformed on the screen from the negative to the final print, progressing through various creative steps in the evolution of an expressive photographic print. I will be available after the lecture to sign copies of my most recent book, Recollections. I’m looking forward to seeing a number of my photographic friends from the Fresno and Central Valley area, as well as making new friends.

Sea of Aspen

Sea of Aspen, Dolores River Canyon, Colorado

As an added bonus, each attendee at my presentation will be issued a drawing ticket. There will be a drawing at the Spectrum Art Gallery Auction on Saturday night, October 25, 2008. One lucky attendee will win an 11x14" print of my image Sea of Aspen. The ticket holder must be present at the auction to be eligible to win the special drawing. In addition, I am pleased that I will have an additional image, Frost Covered Boulders, included in the fund-raising auction.

For additional details on my lecture, visit the Spectrum Art Gallery’s web site

There is more information about the Spectrum Gallery print auction at this page on their web site: http://spectrumphotogallery.org/featured-auction.html

For further information please contact the Spectrum Art Gallery, Phone: 559-266-0691
photoinfo@spectrumphotogallery.org

 


 

JOHN SEXTON TO APPEAR AT PHOTOPLUS 2007 IN NEW YORK CITY OCTOBER 18 - 20, 2007.

John will be at the PhotoPlus in New York City at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, and will be available to visit with photographers and sign books in the Kodak booth at the following times:

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2007
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2007
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2007
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Lecture presented by ASMP and Apple Pro
The Apple Store
San Francisco, California
June 4, 2007
http://www.apple.com/go/asmp

Workshop: The Expressive Black and White Print
John Sexton Photography Workshops
Carmel Valley, California
April 10-15, 2007

Silver Conference
Keynote Address
College of Art and Design
Pasadena, California
March 31, 2007

Lecture: An Evening With Master Photographer John Sexton
Palomar College/California State University San Marcos
San Marcos, California
March 28, 2007

Lecture: An Evening With Master Photographer John Sexton
Cypress College
Cypress, California
March 27, 2007

Lecture: Ansel Adams: A Personal Recollection
Bowers Museum
Santa Ana, California
March 25, 2007

Lecture: An Evening with Master Photographer John Sexton
Brooks Institute of Photography
Santa Barbara, California
March 23, 2007

Workshop: The Expressive Black and White Print
John Sexton Photography Workshops
Carmel Valley, California
February 27 - March 4, 2007

Workshop: Fine Tuning the Expressive Print
John Sexton Photography Workshops
Carmel Valley, California
February 20-25, 2007

Lecture: Recollections: Three Decades of Photographs
Portland Art Museum
Portland, Oregon
December 3, 2006

Workshop: Fine Tuning the Expressive Print
John Sexton Photography Workshops
Carmel Valley, California
November 14-19, 2006

Seminar: Focus on Black and White
Photo Plus Expo
New York, New York
November 3, 2006

Seminar: The Magic of Black and White
Portland Museum of Art
Portland, Maine
October 28, 2006

Lecture: Recollections: Three Decades of Photographs
Photographic Resource Center
Boston, Massachusetts
October 26, 2006

Lecture: Ansel Adams: A Personal Recollection
George Eastman House
Rochester, New York
October 19, 2006

Lecture: Recollections: Three Decades of Photographs
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York
October 17, 2006


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