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) Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:36:00 GMT Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:36:00 GMT http://ramsey.photo/img/s3/v26/u299361347-o175027259-50.jpg Patrick Ramsey Fine Art Photography: Blog http://ramsey.photo/blog 92 120 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.

SplashSplashChildren playing in the Crown Fountain in Chicago

 

 

]]>
patrick@ramsey.photo (Patrick Ramsey Fine Art Photography) art events california black and white fine art fine art photography labor day weekend patrick ramsey fine art photography photography sausalito http://ramsey.photo/blog/2017/8/news-sausalito-arts-festival-labor-day-weekend Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:36:15 GMT
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/ 

]]>
patrick@ramsey.photo (Patrick Ramsey Fine Art Photography) Art Gallery Art events California Event Los Angeles Patrick Ramsey Fine Art Photography Topanga Canyon Gallery fine art fine art photography travel photography http://ramsey.photo/blog/2017/5/event-topanga-canyon-gallery-studio-tour Tue, 23 May 2017 20:08:08 GMT
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.

DSC03403DSC03403

DSC03405DSC03405

DSC03410DSC03410 DSC03415DSC03415

]]>
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:

Corner StoreCorner StoreSmall Neighborhood store in Marrakech

]]>
patrick@ramsey.photo (Patrick Ramsey Fine Art Photography) Art Art events California Fine Marrakech Patrick Ramsey Women fine art fine art photography photography travel http://ramsey.photo/blog/2017/4/event-topanga-studio-tour-2017 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 21:46:47 GMT
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.

March Show at Topanga GalleryMarch Show at Topanga Gallery

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.

March Show at Topanga GalleryMarch Show at Topanga Gallery

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.

March Show at Topanga GalleryMarch Show at Topanga Gallery

]]>
patrick@ramsey.photo (Patrick Ramsey Fine Art Photography) Art California Fine Patrick Photography Ramsey art contemplation events fine photography provoking thought thoughtful http://ramsey.photo/blog/2017/3/event-gallery-reception-in-topanga-canyon Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:27:33 GMT
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

]]>
patrick@ramsey.photo (Patrick Ramsey Fine Art Photography) Art Art events California Impressionism Mixed Media Patrick Ramsey Fine Art Photography Topanga Canyon Gallery fine art fine art photography http://ramsey.photo/blog/2017/2/event-contemplation-art-for-thought Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:19:23 GMT
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. "

 

]]>
patrick@ramsey.photo (Patrick Ramsey Fine Art Photography) Cloth Dyer Patrick Ramsey Fine Art Photography Vietnam fine art fine art photography travel photography http://ramsey.photo/blog/2016/11/news-indigo-hands-invited-to-the-2016-international-juried-exhibition Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:30:00 GMT
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.

]]>
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

 

 

 

 

 

]]>
patrick@ramsey.photo (Patrick Ramsey Fine Art Photography) Art events California Brand 44 Works on Paper Brand Library Italy Patrick Ramsey Fine Art Photography Venice beggar black and white destitute emotional featured photo fine art fine art photography portrait poverty travel http://ramsey.photo/blog/2016/11/news-supplication-feature-at-brand-44-works-on-paper-at-the-brand-library-in-glendale Fri, 28 Oct 2016 20:30:00 GMT
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.
 


 

]]>
patrick@ramsey.photo (Patrick Ramsey Fine Art Photography) Art events California Patrick Ramsey Fine Art Photography black and white children featured photo fine art fine art photography summer travel travel photography http://ramsey.photo/blog/2016/8/news-article-on-patrick-in-the-topanga-messanger Thu, 18 Aug 2016 21:05:16 GMT
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.
 

RespiteRespiteWoman resting on bench in Barcelona, Spain
 

"Respite"
 

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.  
 


 

]]>
patrick@ramsey.photo (Patrick Ramsey Fine Art Photography) Art events California Barcelona Newport Beach Art Exhibition fine art fine art photography http://ramsey.photo/blog/2016/6/news-patrick-at-the-newport-beach-art-exhibition Thu, 23 Jun 2016 21:26:21 GMT
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.
 


 

SupplicationSupplicationWoman on street in Venice, Italy
 

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.
 


 

]]>
patrick@ramsey.photo (Patrick Ramsey Fine Art Photography) Italy Patrick Ramsey Fine Art Photography Venice beggar black and white destitute emotional featured photo fine art fine art photography portrait poverty travel travel photography http://ramsey.photo/blog/2016/6/featured-photo-supplication Thu, 02 Jun 2016 23:47:14 GMT
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:
 

Summer DaySummer DayGirl in fountain in Millennium Park, Chicago
 

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.
 


 

]]>
patrick@ramsey.photo (Patrick Ramsey Fine Art Photography) Chicago Patrick Ramsey Fine Art Photography childhood featured photo fine art fine art photography fountain girl heat play summer travel water water fountain youth http://ramsey.photo/blog/2016/6/featured-photo-summer-day Tue, 24 May 2016 17:45:00 GMT
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.
 

Closing TimeClosing TimeLate night window cleaning in London
 

 

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.
 


 


 

]]>
patrick@ramsey.photo (Patrick Ramsey Fine Art Photography) Chinese restaurant London Patrick Ramsey Fine Art Photography black and white featured photo fine art fine art photography night photography restaurant travel travel photography worker working working class http://ramsey.photo/blog/2016/6/featured-photo-closing-time Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:30:00 GMT