Patrick Ramsey Fine Art Photography: Blog http://ramsey.photo/blog en-us (C) Patrick Ramsey Fine Art Photography patrick@ramsey.photo (Patrick Ramsey Fine Art Photography) Tue, 05 Jun 2018 03:33:00 GMT Tue, 05 Jun 2018 03:33:00 GMT http://ramsey.photo/img/s/v-5/u299361347-o175027259-50.jpg Patrick Ramsey Fine Art Photography: Blog http://ramsey.photo/blog 92 120 Thank you from the 2018 Studio Tour! http://ramsey.photo/blog/2018/6/thank-you-from-the-2018-studio-tour From all of us at the Topanga Canyon Gallery Artists Studio Tour and Patrick Ramsey Fine Art Photography, we just want to extend a great big THANK YOU to everyone who came out to see us this weekend!  We hope that you enjoyed the beautiful weather, exciting artwork, and behind-the-scenes glimpse into how, and where, these 42 artists do what we do.

The Studio Tour is always the highlight of the year at TCG, as it is inspiring to exhibit alongside so many talented individuals who share their work at this event.  Patrick is thankful for the chance to share his work with art lovers, and would like to thank everyone who attended.  Be sure to follow Patrick on Facebook and Instagram for updates on new work, upcoming events, and more! 

 

 

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EVENT: 2018 Studio Tour is here! http://ramsey.photo/blog/2018/5/event-2018-studio-tour-is-here It's that time again!  The 2018 Topanga Artist Studio Tour is right around the corner...

42 artists will showcase their work in 17 home studios and work spaces among the oaks in beautiful Topanga Canyon.  You are invited to get up close and personal, see behind the scenes, watch artist demos, and experience how and where the creativity flows.  The Topanga Artists studio tour is a leisurely drive to a series of beautiful locations where art lovers can take their time, see a great variety of artwork, chat with the artists who create it, and share a nibble with friends, neighbors and the artists. Due to the studio locations, many at the artist’s homes, artists are able to show a large selection of their work, often several collections. Visitors can spend as long as they like looking at the work without crowds or distractions.

Take a look at LA Weekly's video from a past studio tour, to see what the hype is about!

Once again this year, Patrick's home studio on Chamera Lane will show an extensive collection of his photography work, as well as host 4 fellow local artists- the perfect spot to start your tour!  

Patrick's home studio:

22764 Chamera Lane
Topanga, CA 90290

Wristbands and maps will be available on-site, or you can pre-order your tickets and save $5.00 each.  

Kick-off your day with us, and enjoy a day of art exploration in the canyon!


2018 Topanga Artist Studio Tour

Saturday, June 2, 2018- 10am -5pm

Sunday, June 3, 2018- 11am- 5pm

Studio Tour Reception: Saturday, June 2, 5:30 – 8:00 PM

120 N Topanga Canyon Blvd

Topanga, CA 90290

Meet the artists + Annual Silent Auction


Feature in the Mountain Messenger News:

https://messengermountainnews.com/e-issues/

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Meet the Artists showing at Chamera Lane:

 

Patrick Ramsey

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Idelle Okman Tyzbir

Stacey Haviland

Sari Scheer

Kit Plumridge

 

We hope to see you there!

 

 

 

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NEWS: Calabasas Fine Arts Festival http://ramsey.photo/blog/2018/5/news-calabasas-fine-arts-festival This past weekend Patrick was thrilled to once again be a part of the annual Calabasas Fine Arts Festival.  It felt like summer in Calabasas this weekend, and the art fans braved the heat!  This year Patrick's booth featured a new black and white work, "Coterie" among other black and white favorites, "Estranged" and "Solo."

If you missed the festival this past weekend, be sure to mark your calendar for the upcoming Topanga Canyon Artists Studio Tour, happening June 2-3!  Get your tickets now or start your tour at Patrick's home studio, details to come. 

"Coterie" One of Patrick's latest works, debuted at Calabasas Fine Arts Festival this year.

 

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EVENT: Calabasas Fine Arts Festival 2018 http://ramsey.photo/blog/2018/4/event-calabasas-fine-arts-festival-2018 Next weekend, Patrick is looking forward to showing his work at the 2018 Calabasas Fine Arts Festival, taking place at The Commons at Calabasas May 5-6, 2018.  Last year the festival was a great success, despite wind and rain, and this year promises to be even more fun!  With fine art, gourmet food trucks, artist demos, and live music, the festival is an opportunity to bring the family out to browse the work for sale by over 150 artists from the Western US.

Patrick will be debuting a new work, Coterie, from his travels to Marrakech.  This year's double booth has many exciting new works available in framed and matted formats.  We hope to see you there!

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EVENT: Women at Work http://ramsey.photo/blog/2018/4/event-women-at-work Opening this week: Women at Work is a new group show at the Topanga Canyon Gallery.  Patrick is proud to exhibit a collection of photographs featuring working women, not romanticized or feminized, but interesting and beautiful in their daily state.  His photos hang alongside artists Idelle Okman Tzybir, Zoe Topsfield, and Carole Carpenter- working, respectively, in metal, glass, and silk, the three women create art with their chosen elements that are essential to what the viewer experiences in the art itself.

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Patrick, the only male artist showing in Women at Work, exhibits a collection of images of women doing physical work to maintain their lives and families- a frequent topic for his photography, and debuting 2 new pieces.  He illustrates his subjects as genuine and unadorned- real women.

Having Patrick's images, side by side with the work of Carole, Zoe, and Idelle, is intended to invite the visitor to see the soul of all these women through their work.

Women at Work runs at Topanga Canyon Gallery From April 18- May 13, with a reception on Saturday, May 28 from 4-7pm.

Topanga Canyon Gallery

120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd

Topanga, CA 90290

 

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NEWS: Sausalito Arts Festival Labor Day Weekend http://ramsey.photo/blog/2017/8/news-sausalito-arts-festival-labor-day-weekend Got plans for Labor Day weekend?  Join us at the 65th Annual Sausalito Arts Festival, where Patrick will be showing his work!  We are very excited to be participating in this festival, which is one of the most prestigious in the country. The weekend starts with a Friday night Gala, and the festival itself is all day Saturday- Monday September 2 - 4.  SAF is a combination of fine arts, live music, food and wine, and gorgeous waterfront views, so join us for the holiday weekend and see some of Patrick's new pieces on display!

See "Splash" below - one of the many which will be showing in Sausalito.

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EVENT: Topanga Canyon Gallery Studio Tour http://ramsey.photo/blog/2017/5/event-topanga-canyon-gallery-studio-tour We're less than 2 weeks away from the 2017 Topanga Canyon Gallery Studio Tour!  Last year's event was a success, and this year promises to be even better!  With 5 artists showing at Patrick's property, there will be something for everyone: photography, painting, glass work and jewelry. 

The event is open Saturday, June 3, 10am-5pm and Sunday, June 4, 11am-5pm.   A Silent Auction and Opening Reception will be held at the gallery on Saturday evening, from 5-8pm, where artists will have works on display, as well.  

Start your tour with us at the house on Chamera Lane at the top of the canyon.  We will have tour maps and wristbands for sale, so you can continue your tour throughout the canyon, where you can visit 20+ other locations with over 40 artists exhibiting.

22764 Chamera Lane, Topanga, CA 90290

Details can be found at the http://topangacanyongallery.com/ 

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NEWS: Patrick at Calabasas Fine Arts Festival http://ramsey.photo/blog/2017/5/news-patrick-at-calabasas-fine-arts-festival The weather may not have been on our side, but the Calabasas Fine Arts Festival was going strong at the Commons, where Patrick exhibited, including some new pieces.  Some of the favorite works on display were Indigo Hands, Lunch Cart, Estranged, and Boy with Lotus- which caught the attention of a special customer: 16-year old Alex, an aspiring artist and the newest owner of the matted print! 

Thanks to all who came out and braved the rain!  The show was a great success, and a lot of fun.

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patrick@ramsey.photo (Patrick Ramsey Fine Art Photography) Art Show Art events California Calabasas Fine Arts Festival Patrick Ramsey Fine Art Photography fine art fine art photography http://ramsey.photo/blog/2017/5/news-patrick-at-calabasas-fine-arts-festival Wed, 10 May 2017 07:30:00 GMT
EVENT: Topanga Studio Tour 2017 http://ramsey.photo/blog/2017/4/event-topanga-studio-tour-2017 Patrick's home studio will be a stop on the 2017 annual Topanga Canyon Studio Tour again this year - with 4 guest artists! Patrick will be showing a lot of new pieces along with favorites. Four other artists will be sharing the bearutiful venue with their oil paintings, glass sculture and unique jewlery. The Tour takes place June 3  from 10 - 5 and June 4, from 11 - 5. Tketing and show inforamtion can be found at the Topanga Canyon Gallery website.

If you are busy that weekend, please join Patrick at the Calabasas Commons where he is showing at the Calabasas Art Festival May 6 and 7.

One of Patrick's new images showing at the Tour:

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EVENT: Gallery Reception in Topanga Canyon focused on ideas http://ramsey.photo/blog/2017/3/event-gallery-reception-in-topanga-canyon The reception for Patrick's gallery show; "Contemplation; Art for Thought" generated a lot of interest.

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Visitors found the selection of images invited both introspection and discussion. Conversations about the meaning of particular images and how perceptions differed were going on all during the reception.

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For those who couldn't attend, the show continues through March 19. Patrick will be in the gallery himself Saturday afternoon, March  11 and Sunday afternoon March 19.

The Gallery is at 120 N Topanga Canyon Blvd in Topanga CA; hours 11 - 6 Wednesday through Sunday.

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EVENT: Contemplation: Art for Thought http://ramsey.photo/blog/2017/2/event-contemplation-art-for-thought EstrangedEstranged

Multi-media impressionist Rea Nagel and fine art photographer Patrick Ramsey are presenting "Contemplation: Art for Thought" at the Topanga Canyon Gallery March 1-19.  The work is an invitation for reflection about vision, meaning and the world around us.  Both artists have a long history of engagement in social and political movements which informs their perspective. 

 

Opening Reception

Sunday, March 5, 2017
11am- 3pm

 

Be sure to stop in next door at the Canyon Bistro for their Jazz Brunch.  Complimentary glass of champagne for all Gallery reception guests!

 

Exhibition

March 1-19, 2017
11am-6pm Wed-Sun; 8pm Fri

 

Topanga Canyon Gallery
120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd
Topanga, CA 90290

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News: "Indigo Hands" invited to the 2016 International Juried Exhibition http://ramsey.photo/blog/2016/11/news-indigo-hands-invited-to-the-2016-international-juried-exhibition StThe Center for Photographic Arts has selected Patrick's image "Indigo Hands" for the online gallery of their 2016 International Juried Exhibition. "Indigo Hands" is one of only 90 images selected to show at the Carmel gallery or on line.

The story behind the photo:

"My young tour guide in the mountains of Northern Vietnam took me to her own village after a few days walking together. She introduced me to friends who dyed and wove the cloth from which the villagers’ clothes were made. This dyer did not cover her face from shyness, but because I asked her to let me take a picture of her hands. They carry with them the mark of her skill and contribution to her community. "

 

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News: Patrick Exhibits at the Sacramento Art Show http://ramsey.photo/blog/2016/11/news-patrick-exhibits-at-the-sacramento-art-show The Sacramento Arts Festival was held for the 19th year the first weekend of November. There were 200 exhibitors, including only 20 Fine Artists. Patrick exhibited over 30 images for about 10,000 attendees. The event was held at the Sacramento Convention Center, in the middle of downtown.

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patrick@ramsey.photo (Patrick Ramsey Fine Art Photography) Art events California Patrick Ramsey Fine Art Photography Sacramento Arts Festival fine art fine art photography http://ramsey.photo/blog/2016/11/news-patrick-exhibits-at-the-sacramento-art-show Wed, 16 Nov 2016 22:02:30 GMT
News: Supplication feature at Brand 44 Works On Paper at The Brand Library in Glendale http://ramsey.photo/blog/2016/11/news-supplication-feature-at-brand-44-works-on-paper-at-the-brand-library-in-glendale Patrick's image, "Supplication" was included in the Brand 44 Fine Art Exhibition in Glendale, California. Patrick was chosen as one of 101 artists out of over 800 applicants. Judge Laddie John Dill, recipitent of 2 National Endowment of the Arts Grants and a Guggenheim fellowship, said of the image; "This image displays a dynamic sculptural quality which projects  it’s strong  emotions.”      See pictures of the event below.

    Outside view of Glendale's Brand Library

 

 

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News: Article on Patrick in the Topanga Messenger http://ramsey.photo/blog/2016/8/news-article-on-patrick-in-the-topanga-messanger We are excited to announce that an article about Patrick has been featured in the Topanga Messanger newspaper. He was interviewed about his perspective on his work.
 

“What I’m trying to convey more than anything else is emotion. When you look at my image, I want you to feel some emotion stirred in you. If not what I felt, some emotion that connects you to humanity. It’s an opportunity to see the commonality in all of us.”
 

One of the images appearing in the article, "Splash", was also selected for the Eclectic Exhibit at the D'Art Center in Norfolk Va.

 


 

  Summer in Chicago! Nobody could have enjoyed it more than these children playing in the Millennium Park  fountain. It was exactly the same scene I experienced in my childhood, opening the neighborhood fire hydrant. Some things, happily, don’t ever change.
 


 

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News: Patrick at the Newport Beach Art Exhibition http://ramsey.photo/blog/2016/6/news-patrick-at-the-newport-beach-art-exhibition This past weekend I was honored to be one of few selected photographers to show at the annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition. The event was extremely well attended; I was pleased to be able to discuss my work, and photography in general, with many art lovers.  The two peices that were accepted were "Respite", shown here, and "Supplication" which was last month's featured photo and also was selected by the Center for Photographic Arts in Carmel, CA.
 

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I’d spent days getting to know Barcelona, taking pictures. I took one afternoon off to spend in the Picasso Museum.  Leaving the galleries I walked into one of the alleyways and saw this woman at peaceful rest. The lighting was perfect and I saw a work of art in the light, color, her pose and attitude.  
 


 

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Featured Photo: "Supplication" http://ramsey.photo/blog/2016/6/featured-photo-supplication This month's featured photo is "Supplication."  I chose this photo to feature this month, as it has the honor of being selected as a part of the 2016 Juried Exhibition web catalog at the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel-by-the-Sea, available June 11- July 24, 2016.  Click here for their web catalog, and if you are in the area, there are some selections from the Exhibition on display in the gallery.
 


 

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On my second trip to Venice, Italy, 10 years after the first, I found the difference in the city striking. What had been a vital and multi-dimensional city was now divided into a “Disneyland “ for tourists and run down, or abandoned areas housing residents too poor to move to the mainland.  Turning the corner on a small street I found this woman who symbolized the change I was seeing all around me.
 


 

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Featured Photo: "Summer Day" http://ramsey.photo/blog/2016/6/featured-photo-summer-day My featured photo for May, "Summer Day," is my idea of what summer should feel like.  Here is the image and story from the "Small Worlds" collection:
 

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This is a picture of a nice day.  This was taken in Millennium Park in Chicago, in the middle of the city.  This girl was as comfortable as a person could be; the other children playing in the fountain or the people bustling by on the streets around the park were a part of her environment and just fine with her.
 


 

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Featured Photo: "Closing Time" http://ramsey.photo/blog/2016/6/featured-photo-closing-time About once a month, I will choose a photo to feature, and share the story of where it was taken, and why I took it.  For my first post, I want to share the image "Closing Time," a moment from my travels in London.
 

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Late at night in London  I saw this scene as a perfect black and white image with it’s dark shadows and highlights. It is a pure visual experience.
 


 


 

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