July 28, 2011, 6:30 - 9:00pm
Photos: Richard Cannon
Our third Members' Night was held on Thursday, July 28th, from 7:00PM to 9:00PM,
at the CPA Gallery. The panel discussion on “Favorite Photography & Art
Books” was led by David Bayles, Martha Casanave, Richard Gordon and Ted Orland.
About the panelists:
David Bayles is an accomplished photographer, author, workshop leader and
conservationist. He has studied with Ansel Adams and Brett Weston, among others,
and has taught and written extensively in the arts for over thirty years. Along with Ted
Orland, Bayles is the co-author of Art and Fear (1993), the perennial best-seller on
issues of artistic development, and Notes On A Shared Landscape – Making Sense Of
The American West (2005). David has fished, hiked, camped, rowed and photographed
all over the western United States for more than fifty years. He lives in the woods just
outside Eugene, Oregon, and spends part of his time on the Monterey Peninsula.
Martha Casanave is a Monterey-based fine art photographer and Monterey Peninsula
College photography instructor. In 2010, the CPA was honored to hold an exhibition of
her work, “Martha Casanave: Forty Years of Portraits.” In 1979 Martha was awarded the
Imogen Cunningham Photography Award for her portraiture, and was a 1989 recipient
of the Koret Israel Prize. Her book, Past Lives—Photographs, was published by Godine
in 1991. Her second book, Beware of Dog, was released by the CPA in 2002. Martha's
most recent book, Explorations Along An Imaginary Coastline, was published by Hudson
Hills Press in 2006.
Richard Gordon is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and has photographed
all over America for more than forty years. He is a part-time instructor at Stanford
University, City College of San Francisco, and other Bay Area colleges. Gordon is the
author of Meta Photographs (1978), One More for the Road (1996), and a number of
limited edition, hand-made artist's books. His works are in the permanent collections of
SFMOMA, J. Paul Getty Museum, Corcoran Gallery of American Art, Rosenwald Rare
Book Collection, Library of Congress, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and others.
Ted Orland is a 1963 graduate of the University of Southern California with a degree
in industrial design. Ted also earned a masters degree in interdisciplinary creative
arts from San Francisco State University. He has held full-time positions at Stanford
University and University of Oregon, and has taught part-time at a number of schools
including Cabrillo College, where he currently teaches digital photography. He is also
co-author (with David Bayles) of the classic artists' survival guide, Art & Fear, and is
author of its recent companion volume, The View From The Studio Door. Ted lives in
Santa Cruz, California, where he continues his parallel careers in teaching, writing and
CPA members are encouraged to bring some favorite photography and art books to
share and discuss. The doors will open at 6:30 on July 28th for this inspiring evening. We
look forward to seeing you there!
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