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Local Community to Set Sights on First-Ever Photography Month Sacramento in April 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March, 2018) – Proudly led by Viewpoint Photographic Art Center – a non-profit organization located in Midtown Sacramento – in collaboration with many partners including the City of Sacramento, the community’s first-ever Photography Month Sacramento is scheduled for April 2018. The enriching and collaborative visual arts celebration is supported by an ever-increasing number of engaged and supportive community partners.

Complete with a robust, diverse and ever-increasing series of upcoming events and activities that celebrate the visual arts, Photography Month Sacramento is a new, region-wide collaborative effort designed to create an accessible and visually-exciting collective experience that brings people together. With special events happening throughout the month, Photography Month Sacramento creates exciting and new opportunities for galleries, museums, educational institutions, libraries, retail establishments, bars, restaurants, photographers and patrons to share, celebrate and elevate the art of photography. Interested participants throughout Sacramento, Placer and Yolo counties are encouraged to create and share their own exhibits, displays, lectures, receptions workshops, demonstrations, temporary public art displays, art walks and other special events to help showcase the art of photography. The month-long calendar of events will be posted on the Photography Month Sacramento website for interested community members to discover, appreciate and enjoy.

“The vision behind Photography Month Sacramento is to bring together our region’s vibrant and thriving visual arts community to collaborate on a powerful series of photography exhibits, art displays, workshops and lectures that will excite and engage the public,”said Roberta McClellan, Executive Director for Viewpoint Photography Art Center and the event director. “The month-long focus offersa way to encourage more people to explore art spaces that will help share and define our collective local voice as an inclusive and vital arts community.”

Why Photography Month?
It is increasingly important in an age of media inundation to encourage purposeful displays of photography by artists seeking to share a story or a moment of beauty. Photography Month Sacramento creates new opportunities for galleries, museums, educational institutions, photographers and patrons to share a collective experience in the visual arts, which is engaging and highly accessible.

How Does It Work?
Through a series of events and hands-on activities, scheduled throughout our region, Photography Month Sacramento will create a new bi-annual event for the visual arts.
Interested participants are encouraged to create their own exhibits, displays, lectures, workshops and events to celebrate the art of photography.

How Can Educational Institutions Get Involved?
Photography Month Sacramento offers a variety of opportunities for educational participation and outreach on a region wide level.

  • High Schools: Working on a district level, Viewpoint will provide access to its online educational programs and special activities, which may be viewed at www.viewpointgallery.org.
  • Community Colleges and Universities: In addition to the ongoing student programs at Viewpoint, there will also be a special Open Call Exhibit for college students with cash prizes sponsored by Viewpoint. This special exhibit will be dedicated to college level photography students.

Participating Partners:
Photography Month Sacramento is an inclusive and collaborative event that includes an ever-increasing list of participants, a number of which include:

Art Centers:
Blue Line Arts
Placer Arts
Verge Center for the Arts
Viewpoint Photographic Art Center
Verge Center for the Arts
Yolo Arts

College Campuses:
American River College
Art Institute of California, Sacramento
California State University, Sacramento, Photography Program
Cosumnes River College
Sacramento City College
Sierra College

Galleries:
Axis Gallery
Artists' Collaborative Gallery
Arthouse Gallery & Studios  
Brickhouse Art Gallery  
Beatnik Art Gallery and Complex  
Gold Country Artists Gallery  
GOS Art Gallery Studio  
Kennedy Art Gallery
Robert T. Matsui Gallery at City Hall
Sparrow Gallery

Museums:
Aerospace Museum of California
California Museum  
Crocker Art Museum
Sacramento History Museum      
Sacramento Zoo

City of Sacramento Galleries: 
Board of Supervisors Chamber Gallery
Center for Sacramento History
Ella K. McClatchy Library
Robert T. Matsui Gallery in City Hall
SMUD Art Gallery, SMUD Customer Service Center

Business/Media Partners:
American Photography Association, National Photography Month
Baird Financial Services
Convention and Cultural Services, City of Sacramento
KOVR-TV/KMAX-TV
Open Show Sacramento
Sactown Magazine
Inside Publications
Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento Bee
Sacramento365.com

To upload event and activity information to the events page (powered by www.Sacramento365.com) or to find out more detailed information about Photography Month Sacramento, please visit www.photomonthsac.org.

Social Media Tags:
- @PhotoMonthSac, #PhotoMonthSac

Contacts:
- For participation and outreach questions, please contact Viewpoint Executive Director, Roberta McClellan at executivedirector@viewpointgallery.org;
- For media inquiries, please contact Traci Rockefeller Cusack at 916-213-4373 or traci@trockcommunications.com.