1st Wednesday Print Night 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
First Wednesday Print Night is Viewpoint’s monthly gathering of photographers interested in showing, looking at, and talking about prints in a casual, friendly environment. Attendees don’t need to bring prints to take part; participants can bring one print or several (maximum is 7), in color or black and white, digital or darkroom, finished or in progress.
The order of showing will be determined with a sign-in list and limited to 12 people. Please call the gallery at (916) 441-2341 between 4 and 5 p.m. or arrive early to have your name placed on the list.
3rd Wednesday Portfolio Print Night 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
This night is for members who want to share a body of work, an ongoing project (finished or in progress), or are just looking for ideas to put together groups of images. This is like a peer review support group of photographers. Again, you don’t have to bring prints to share to participate. There will be fewer people presenting their work (limit of 8), with more time for feedback (10-15 minutes each). We will conclude by 9:00 pm.
Slides are also welcome, but if you want to show slides or digital images and need a projector, please email or call the gallery at (916) 441-2341 between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. that evening.
Non-members who wish to see what Print Night is like are welcome to join us one time as a non-member. If there is time, they may put their work out after all the members have taken their turn. Their second visit to Print Night must be as a member of Viewpoint.
The Viewpoint Student Program was created to provide students with an educational resource that gives them valuable industry information, feedback, and support in a semi-professional environment. Viewpoint is offering a program to help high school and college students grow and build their art, meet other students in their chosen field of study who share their interests, and join a thriving organization dedicated to the photographic arts.
Lectures 7:00-8:30 p.m. Currently Available through ZOOM
All students and Viewpoint members are invited to attend Viewpoint’s Student Lecture Series. These free lectures are for college and high school students and Viewpoint members. Details will be emailed, posted on the website, and sent to faculty to share with students.
For more information, contact Diana Proctor.
For students interested in becoming a Member of Viewpoint, the annual fee is only $20 and entitles members to attend all monthly Print and Portfolio nights; to submit their work for possible exhibition in the annual Members Show, field trips organized for members and discounted fees for various workshops and travel trips, and invitations to the Member Receptions at each new monthly exhibit.
Photography Month Sacramento
Photography Month Sacramento is held in April each year and offers a variety of opportunities for educational participation and outreach on a region-wide level. All campuses and students are encouraged to participate. Please check the Photography Month section of the website for updates.
Workshop Scholarship Fund
The Workshop Scholarship Fund provides 20 complimentary half-day workshops at Viewpoint for full-time high school students and part-time or full-time college students with a photography major.
To Apply: Review the current workshop offerings on the Viewpoint website, select the half-day workshop you would like to attend, and send your request with workshop details to Diana Proctor. Diana will verify student status; once approved committee, you will be provided with confirmation details within a week. No more than two students may attend a workshop at a time.
This scholarship is generously provided to Viewpoint through a private family contribution. Viewpoint is deeply grateful for the opportunity to offer this scholarship fund to photography students.
Annual Student Exhibition
Each year Viewpoint holds a Juried Student Exhibit presented in the Ste-up Gallery. The open call is for area college and high school students, cash prizes are awarded, and there are no entry fees. All students accepted for the exhibition will receive a free one-year Viewpoint membership.
Please check the Call for Entries for the prospectus.