The artistic talents of Dripping Springs will be on display in photographic form this month from the 10th through the 17th at the Wesley Gallery, where the Photographers of Dripping Springs are presenting their annual show.
This year’s show spans the work of seventeen artists, as selected by judge Carla Ellard. She has been the Curator, Southwestern & Mexican Photography, at the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University since 2013, where she started as Assistant Curator in 2000. Having previously juried other photography shows for the A Smith Gallery, Seguin Art League, and Texas State campus photography club, Ms. Ellard has chosen the finest photos from the Club’s members, representing a variety of different styles and techniques.
Many people feel that black and white photography represents the art in its purest form, allowing the artist to present form, line, and texture without distraction. The theme for this year will be “monochrome photography”, encompassing straight black and white images along with similar styles such as old-fashioned sepia tones, cyanotypes, and more, for a very elegant show. Photographers displaying works include award-winning local artists such as Dave Wilson, Winifred Simon, Mary Hulett, and several others.
With their motto “Keepin’ Drippin’ Clickin’”, the Photographers of Dripping Springs have been very dynamic, from monthly field trips to workshops, and serving as the city’s official photographers for its many publications. The membership is active and always developing, as the growing quality and diversity of the works selected to show gives testament. Members range from enthusiastic hobbyists to published professionals, and the works on display employ everything from expensive SLR cameras all the way to an iPhone, so there’s a place for anyone with a passionate eye.
The opening of the show will be celebrated with the artists on the afternoon of Saturday the 10th, from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Wesley Gallery on Ranch Road 12. Join them for refreshments, wine and conversation at this reception, or stop by the gallery through the following week to enjoy their art.