UPCOMING & CURRENT EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS
NEXT PHOTO WALK: October 7th, 10am
Upcoming Event: Photowalk
On Saturday, October 7th we'll be hosting another photo walk!
After the massive success of our previous photo walk, we want to host another! This time, with some more organization. We'll be supplying everyone with a link to the itinerary (a requested addition)- which will just let everyone know at what times we'll be at what locations which means you can join and depart from the group at your convenience.
Please grab your camera (analog or digital), and join behind the Farmers Market Pavilion at 10am! We'll be meeting in front of the Park Street Cafe near the Northwest corner of the pavilion. The group will be departing promptly at 10:15am, so please do your best to get there early to make sure you don't miss the group.
You should expect to walk for approximately 1.5-2 miles, so please bring whatever you need to be comfortable and hydrated during the walk. If you need any physical assistance, or have any mobility issues, please let us know before hand.
There is no charge for this event, however donations can be made here: https://www.eugdarkroom.org/donate
When: Friday, August 25th 2023, 6pm. Where: Kesey Square (corner of Willamette & Broadway)
PAST EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS
Artist Talk with Shawn from "The Attic Darkroom"
EDG’s upcoming talk will be hosted by Shawn from the YouTube channel “Attic Darkroom”. Shawn’s channel is all about pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with analog photography, and his videos range from pushing film development techniques to the extremes, to a focus on “trichroming”- an amalgamation of in-the-field techniques, with some digital wizardry.
As an upcoming and greatly inspiring member of the larger film photography movement, and University of Oregon alum, it is our great honor to be able to host him in conjunction with the Maude Kerns Art Center.
Thank you to everyone who came by to see this inspiring talk!
"A Life Through His Lens" & "Depth of Field"
The Eugene Darkroom Group is excited to be a part of the Maude Kerns Art Center's upcoming series of shows, featuring the work of our members for the show "Depth of Field" as well as a retrospective on local photographer John Bauguess.
Opening Reception is on Friday, April 7, from 5-7pm. The Exhibition runs through April 28th.
On Sunday, April 16, from 3-5pm, the Art Center will also be hosting a celebration of life for John Bauguess that the public is invited to attend.
Please visit the Maude Kerns website for more information on the exhibit: https://www.mkartcenter.org/exhibits.html
Year End Art Market + Benefit Show, 2022
We're hosting a Year End Art Market & Benefit Show at Alluvium on Saturday, December 3rd, with live music, photo-based local art vendors, raffles and silent auction items, and more! All proceeds from our fundraisers go towards our darkroom and education programs, helping us continue to provide access and education in analog photo processes.
COMMUNITY CHEST, 2022
THE O'BRIEN PHOTO GALLERY
Community Chest is annual group exhibition presented by Eugene Darkroom Group. The show is comprised of a variety of analog film-based print media made by local artists.
Exhibiting artists included Becky Englemann, Lisa Ertmer, Elora Kelsh, Four McCarley, Dylan De'Arman, Diana Patin, Brenna Hansen, Chris Moody, Carol Sillars, Anita Spaeth, Tayler Perez, Jen Blue, Karen Landey, Brian Maneely, Blake Andrews, Adrienne Turner, Jaime Delacruz, Willow Cypress, and Paul Halpern
WIDE OPEN: Book Launch & Benefit Show, 2022
The WIDE OPEN: Book Launch + Benefit show took place on Saturday, June 25th, 5-9pm in the courtyard outside the darkroom. This was the very first unveiling of "Wide Open, Volume Two" to the public. The event featured live music by Baby Smooth, Elijah McFarlane, Molasses, and Bluphoria.
10 photo based artists were present selling their work, including Diana C Patin, Four McCarley, Brenna Hansen, Adrienne Turner, Drishti Photo Group, Austin Dillon, Step Twin Designs, Sprockett Rockett, Dotphomo, and Corrine Dewitt.
We also celebrated with food, drink, silent auction and raffle items, a photo booth by Sprockett Rockett, as well as a darkroom open house.
Thank you to all of the event volunteers, donors, performers, and attendees for supporting the darkroom and making the event a success!
SAME DIFFERENCE, 2022
Same Difference marks the 2022 iteration of Eugene Darkroom Group’s annual member’s show. This year’s exhibition featured new silver gelatin prints from 18 different artists, including Danger Adams, Ben Birkey, Caely Brandon, Miranda Cavagnaro, Jaden Chavez, Austin Dillon, Lisa Ertmer, Paul Halpern, Brenna Hansen, Elora Kelsh, Bridget Mahan, Brian Maneely, Elijah McFarlane, Diana C Patin, Miles Shepard, Carol Sillars, Adrienne Turner, and Seth Warhol-Streeter.
Member artists were encouraged to reflect on the idiomatic concept of “Same Difference” and the many ways that this phrase can be interpreted and expressed. All artists were restricted to the use of the exact same medium and materials, challenging them not only to look for differences in subject matter but to imagine ways these differences could manifest against the sameness of the final forms presented in the show. In doing so, the individual pieces combine to form a conceptual exploration both on the nature of uniqueness in art and also the idea of persistence of self during times of extreme change.
The show was open for viewing at Dot Dotson’s Gallery February 3rd-28th. A second iteration was exhibited at Emerald Art Center, March 9th-April 1st.
Press For Same Difference, 2022:
ART FOR ALL SEASONS, 2021
MAUDE KERNS ART CENTER
Members of Eugene Darkroom Group were featured in "Art for All Seasons" at Maude Kerns Art Center. "Art For All Seasons" is an annual show presented by Maude Kerns featuring a variety of media. Works exhibited by members of Eugene Darkroom Group were silver gelatin prints made in the darkroom onsite.
Exhibiting artists included Adrienne Turner, Ben Birkey, Brian Maneely, Brenna Hansen, Paul Halpern, Jon Sims, Lisa Ertmer, Bridget Mahan, Elijah McFarlane, Seth Warhol-Streeter, and Sandy Brown Jensen