The camera bag runneth over this month with photography shows here, there and everywhere. I took my annual trek over to Embassy Suites to check out the current yearlong exhibit at the hotel on Madonna Road in San Luis Obispo. Photography by Peggy Jansson, Cat Evans, Craig Kincaid, Cheryl Strahl and Anthony Halderman is on display through February 2015.
The show in the hotel’s lobby and hallways is just one of many sponsored by the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art for the Art About Town program. Many businesses display artwork created by museum members.
Four of the artists on display at Embassy Suites are members of the San Luis Obispo Camera Club and all five contribute to the nice collection of Central Coast landscapes, seascapes and nature.
Camera Club member Dave Johnson has an exhibit at Hands Gallery in San Luis Obispo this month. For more information about the group and membership, visit http://www.slocameraclub.org.
The Central Coast Photographic Society is keeping busy with the “Going Mobile” exhibit through June 1 at the San Luis Obispo County Museum of Art. Images had to be made with a mobile device and strike the fancy of juror Steve
E. Miller, a freelance photographer who has used his iPhone for fine art and photojournalism assignments.
North County also has a group of photographers who regularly get together. The Paso Robles Art Association Photography Guild meets the second and fourth Tuesdays at Studios on the Park.
Here’s a roundup of additional photo exhibits:
Susan Pyburn’s “A Lens of Her Own,” images from Tuscany and beyond, runs through April 26 at Fromagerie Sophie, 1129 Garden St., San Luis Obispo.
“Friends Choose,” an experimental show of fine art photography by Tom Miller and Bryn Forbes is on display Monday at The Photo Shop, 1027 B Marsh St., San Luis Obispo. The longtime friends share an interest in impressionistic photography and created a neat website with images and back story about turning over their archives to each other at http://friendschoosephotoshow.com.
Expect to see a few photos at Art Central’s “Minimal Color,” a collection of monochromatic and black and white works through April 30. The art supply store and exhibit space is at 1329 Monterey St. in San Luis Obispo.