July 17, 2018, 7:30 pm – Bill Dewey presents photographing the California Landscape from the air and on the ground.
Bill has been photographing the California landscape since taking up the camera in the early 1970s, and has had a photography studio/business in Santa Barbara for 30 year. Some of his favorite subjects include the California Channel Islands, the Carrizo Plain, Baja California, and the rural California landscape. A member of the Santa Barbara OAK Group, he has been distinctly influenced by the art and character of the noted California painter Ray Strong.
As an architectural photographer, Bill has specialized in large format documentation for the Historic American Building Survey. This program has been contributing photographs to the Library of Congress since the 1930’s. Bill’s work has included the 19th century pier in Huntington Beach, California, the Mare Island naval Base in San Francisco, the massive Saturn rocket test stands used in the Apollo moon project at Edward’s Air Force Base and more recently, the Golden Gate Bridge.
His work can be found in the collections of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Museum of Ventura County, the Carnegie Museum of Oxnard, the Santa Cruz Island Foundation, the University of California at Santa Barbara, Lompoc Vally Hospital, as well as those of many private individuals.
Bill has been published extensively and his work is shown at The Marcia Burtt Gallery and the Cabana Homes Fine Art Division in Santa Barbara.
The program Will be at the natural history Museum, behind the museum in Ferrand Hall, on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 7 PM to socialize and 7:30 pm to start the program. Hearing enhancement equipment is available.