Fans of the Island City will be glad to know one of Alameda’s greatest promoters, photographer JoanAnn Radu-Sinaiko, has produced a new calendar for 2016. Along with her husband, Andy Sinaiko, JoanAnn has produced a calendar of her Alameda photos since 2005.
The all new set of calendar images for 2016 feature six local photographers’ works. As with the previous five calendars, proceeds will benefit worthy causes.
Eleven talented wildlife photographers will present their works in the Stafford Meeting Rooms at the Main Library, 1550 Oak St., starting this Sunday, Feb. 28. Their works include vivid photographs of wildlife, all taken in Alameda.
Organized the Friends of Alameda Wildlife the exhibition offers an opportunity to learn about species that called the Island City home. These include harbor seals, least terns, snowy plovers and brown pelicans.
Photographer Chris Adamson noticed that when he tilted the photograph he had taken on its axis, it had the configuration of a yin-yang symbol. The cool turquoise and blues on the wall of the home in the picture formed one curve, and the fence, the other. After photographing this discovery, he continued roaming the streets, eyes peeled for photo opportunities to make exhibit-worthy pieces.
A new exhibition of artwork titled Unexpected Landscapes is now open at the K Gallery, inside Rhythmix Cultural Works. The new show features the paintings of Ginny Parsons and the photography of Jan Watten.
The exhibition pairs two Alameda artists using color, form, pixels and brushstrokes to capture unexpected moments in the natural world. A fine art photographer specializing in black and white, Jan Watten has added color to her latest series Unexpected Landscapes, as she juxtaposes traditional black and white prints with images taken with her iPhone.
Do not miss a special opportunity to add a piece of art to your collection and do a good deed for animals in need. See Alameda through the eyes of an accomplished photographer who shoots and prints all her own work. No digital tricks here — just Mary Elena Goodan’s keen eye.
On Sunday, May 4, Goodan will be offering a selection of limited-edition black-and-white prints of her views of Alameda. All proceeds will benefit Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS). The prints are priced to sell at $60 to $100.
Photographer Richard Whittaker is exhibiting his black and white photographs at the Alameda Free Library from Wednesday, April 2, through Monday, June 30, in the Regina K. Stafford Meeting Room at the Main Library, 1550 Oak St.
Whittaker is the CEO of Works & Conversations and the West Coast editor of Parabola magazine. His photography has appeared in San Francisco Magazine, The Sun and Parabola, and was recently featured at the Di Rosa Gatehouse Gallery, Green Chalk Contemporary in Monterey and Berkeley Art Center.