Life Goes On: Osoyoos Photography Club exhibition Focus 2020 celebrates opening in Virtual Gallery

Focus 2020

Today, April 4, The Osoyoos Photography Club (OPC), celebrates the opening of its anticipated exhibition, Focus 2020.

The show had been planned to launch this date at The Art Gallery Osoyoos, but obviously the gallery had to close due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Instead, the show launches here in the “Life Goes On Virtual Gallery.”

From now and through April, we’ll be featuring the work of OPC members. We plan to open the Virtual Gallery to other Osoyoos and area artists in the near future.

“Life Goes On” will feature art, music and other entertainment from the community in a safe, “virtual” way during the current pandemic.

Last week, Osoyoos Persists did a soft launch with a feature solo exhibition by OPC member Lori Jantz. Her work is also on this page along with photographs by some of the other OPC members.

As a non-commercial site, OsoyoosPersists.ca does not get involved in sales, but some of the artists here do sell prints and you can contact them directly.

Relax and enjoy the photos by clicking the thumbnails under each photographer.

Merv Graf

Merv Graf

I call myself a serious amateur. After 50 years of black and white film and now 13 years of digital, I am still trying to figure out the difference between a snapshot and a great image.

Click on thumbnail images below to see in Virtual Gallery. Use arrow keys to flip through images. Click on images to see title at top.

Greg Reely

Greg Reely

Since moving from Vancouver in 2009, I’ve returned to film photography and experimenting with multiple exposure techniques to create some very unique images. Moving to the Okanagan has inspired a renewed passion for landscapes. My photographs have been part of exhibits at the Penticton Art Gallery, the Art Gallery Osoyoos, Peachland Art Gallery, Jojo’s Cafe, Mondo Creation, and Festival of the Grape.

Contact: reely.greg@gmail.com

See more photos from Greg Reely on Flickr

Click on thumbnail images below to see in Virtual Gallery. Use arrow keys to flip through images. Click on images to see title at top.

 

Loyd Chapplow

Loyd Chapplow

I am recently retired from the University of British Columbia. I am primarily an abstract photographer but enjoy the Okanagan landscape. After many years in Vancouver, my wife and I are happy to make Osoyoos our home.

Click on thumbnail images below to see in Virtual Gallery. Use arrow keys to flip through images. Click on images to see title at top.

Werner Maurer

Werner Maurer

My philosophy is simple: If something jumps out at you, shoot it, because you may never get another chance, and never be anywhere without a camera. I have no specific style, though there are several that I lean towards more than others. I like to try for a unique take on things, either an unusual subject or a novel treatment of a usual subject.

Click on thumbnail images below to see in Virtual Gallery. Use arrow keys to flip through images. Click on images to see title at top.

John Nearing

John Nearing

When I was 14 years old, I took a photo that hooked me on photography. I built a darkroom in my parents’ basement, taught myself the art of processing film, enticed some friends to join me and progressed enough to sell my work as a family photographer. Over the years, I used seven or eight different cameras and formats to arrive at this age of digital.

Click on thumbnail images below to see in Virtual Gallery. Use arrow keys to flip through images. Click on images to see title at top.

Ian McCoan

A bio and photo of Ian McCoan are not yet available.

Click on thumbnail images below to see in Virtual Gallery. Use arrow keys to flip through images. Click on images to see title at top.

Richard McGuire

Richard McGuire

I began shooting photos with a little box camera and film when I was five and I’ve been doing it since — with a succession of cameras. I became serious about film photography in my 20s and did photojournalism in my work for many years. For enjoyment, I like to get out in nature and photograph landscapes, or visit quirky communities, near or far.

Click on thumbnail images below to see in Virtual Gallery. Use arrow keys to flip through images. Click on images to see title at top.

Lori Jantz

Lori Jantz

My photography journey started in my 20s with my first film SLR camera. I haven’t stuck to any certain style or genre, as I love to explore, learn and evolve over time. Lately I have been shooting landscape and environmental portraiture.

See more photography by Lori Jantz on Flickr.

Note: Virtual Gallery images are not sold through OsoyoosPersists.ca. For inquiries, please contact the artists directly.

Click on thumbnail images below to see in Virtual Gallery. Use arrow keys to flip through images. Click on images to see title at top.

 

Author: Richard McGuire

Richard McGuire is an Osoyoos photographer who worked at the Osoyoos Times between 2012 and 2018, first as reporter and then as editor. He has a long career in journalism as well as research, communication and management at the House of Commons in Ottawa and in the federal government.

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