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Second Saturday Gallery Reception: October 8, 5pm–8pm

October 3–30, 2016

Members' Juried Photography Exhibit
Juried by Larry R Wagner

Helen Troxel, Liberated
Best in Show: Helen Troxel, "Liberated"
Helen Troxel, Liberated


The Mendocino Art Center hosts its first Members' Juried Photography Exhibit, complementing two annual members' exhibits: the all-media January showing and the Garden-Themed Exhibition in June.


Congratulations to our award winners:

Best in Show: Helen Troxel, "Liberated"

First Place: Michael Greene, "Shou-Sugi Ban"

Second Place: Larry Heiss, "Passing Encounters"

Third Place: Faye Kala, "Spirits of Little River"

Honorable Mention: Steve Greenwood, "Soldier"

Honorable Mention: Rita Crane, "Golden Gate"

Honorable Mention: Ted Seymour "Brick Factory Nepal"

Honorable Mention: Peter Olesen, "Mendocino Coast"


Michael Greene, Shou-Sugi Ban
First Place: Michael Greene, “Shou-Sugi Ban”

Larry Heiss, Passing Encounters
Second Place: Larry Heiss,
"Passing Encounters"


Faye Kale
Third Place: Faye Kala, "Spirits of Little River"


about our juror
Larry R Wagner

LARRY R WAGNER, retired engineer and executive, turned to professional photography in 2006 after enjoying photography as a hobby since he was a kid. He has learned his skills from his interest in art, studying the work of great photographers (Richard Avedon and Dorothea Lange are two of his favorites), obtaining the tutelage of some excellent photographers (Loren Hammer on the Mendocino Coast and David Robin and others at the Santa Fe School), spending many, many hours of practice and taking thousands of photos. While he does many genre of photography – nature, floral, architectural, an occasional wedding, photo restoration – his first love is photographing people. He is photographer for the Mendocino Center for Circus Arts (CircusMecca), Mendocino Theatre Company, Symphony of the Redwoods, Gloriana Musical Theatre, Local Licks Live and Flynn Creek Circus. In addition he does work for the Mendocino Film Festival and Mendocino Arts magazine, among others.

Larry was one of the founders of the Mendocino Photographers Guild and Gallery, was a guest artist at Edgewater Gallery, has shown his work at the Highlight Gallery, Mendocino Art Center, Zimmer Gallery, and many other sites. He currently has a show at Savings Bank of Mendocino which will be up until the end of September. He has published numerous photography books including Artists of the Mendocino Coast Volumes 1 and 2, Look at Us, We Are Beautiful (glamour isn’t just for Hollywood), and Saloonachicks, a book about the denizens that hang out at the Saloon on Grant Ave. in San Francisco. He is currently working on Mendocino Coast Artists 2016 which is targeted to be released by the end of the year. He does publicity and portfolios for some the aerial circus performers and is also jurying the Mendocino Art Center's Members' Juried Photography Exhibit in October 2016.

Visit larry's website