Grounds for Development

Main Street Winter by Kurt Westbrook

Grounds for Development, an exhibit by the Alternography interest group of PhotoMidwest/CPM, is showing now through October 2014 at the Fair Trade Coffee House, back room, 418 State Street, Madison.

The unifying element in "Grounds for Development" is coffee, but not in the usual sense: all the images on display were toned with coffee or developed using Caffenol, a nontoxic, ecologically friendly photographic developer made from instant coffee crystals, washing soda, and vitamin C. 

Participants are: Kurt Westbrook, David Niergarth, Gabrielle Fine, Patricia Delter and Bob Beaverson.

Gene Summer's Countryside Images at Lowell

The Lowell Center photo exhibit on the UW-Madison campus for July and August features the works of Gene Summers, UW-Madison Emeritus Professor of Rural Sociology. It is said by some that the countryside is disappearing. Summers says, "It is not, but it certainly is changing." In this exhibit Summers captures current images of the Wisconsin countryside and mixes them with images from across the U.S. According to Summers, "To appreciate the countryside you have to get off the Interstate, out of your car, and into the countryside itself. Get yourself a pair of good walking shoes." 

Future Lowell Center exhibitors include:

  • Sep - Oct 2014: Signature Seven Group (The American Landscape: Seven Perspectives)
  • Nov - Dec 2014: Retrospective-A Look Back Over 5 Years of Lowell Hall Exhibits

2015 Photographic Arts Exhibition Call for Exhibitors

The Lowell Center is pleased to issue a call to photographic artists for juried exhibition applications for 2015. The Lowell Center is located on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus at 610 Langdon St., and operated by the University of Wisconsin-Extension Conference Centers. The lobby is set aside to showcase the creativity and talent of photographic artists throughout the Madison area and southern Wisconsin. The application deadline is Aug. 1 2014. Exhibitors will be named Sept. 1. Download application information athttp://conferencing.uwexedu/documents/exhibtorform_lowell.pdf or contact an Exhibit Space Coordinator: Reece Donihi, 608-345-0339,, or Wayne Brabender; 608-577-3300, .

VSA Photo Town Exhibit

VSA Participants at Brittingham Park. Photo by VSA.

VSA Participants at Brittingham Park. Photo by VSA.

Photographs of Madison sites taken by individuals enrolled in the VSA Art Center's digital photography class Photo Town will be on view and available for sale through August 31. The PhotoTown class is presented by VSA Wisconsin to teach people with disabilities to create art through photography. The inspirational sites for images included Brittingham Boats on Lake Monona Bay(left), Overture Center for the Arts and James Madison Park.

CPM members who were volunteer instructors for the class were Chris Spencer, Monica Mack, Tom Miller, Franklin Peterson, Greg Bleck, and Marcia Yapp.

The exhibit is at the Chocolaterian Café, 2004 Atwood Ave. Madison. Hours: Tu-Th 10am-9pm; Fri 10am-9:30pm; Sat 10am-10pm; Sun 10am-6pm; Mon Closed.

Qualities of Light by ABOUT

Images from ABOUT, the May CPM Photographer of the Month show are on display at Oasis Café, 2690 Research Park Drive, Fitchburg. 

ABOUT photographers explore the various types of light as they affect our photography.  The show hangs through August 30th. ABOUT is a closed photography group which grew out of a CPM class.

Diane Hammer's Flowers in Black and White

PhotoMidwest/CPM member Diane Hammer says that "Flowers in Black and White" is an exploration of shape and texture without the distraction of color. The show will run through August 3 at the Sunroom cafe and Gallery, 638 State Street (upstairs). Sunroom is open seven days a week from approximately 7:30 am to 9:30 pm.

A complete slideshow is available by contacting Diane at 

Everyday Form by Jennifer Bucheit

Untitled  by Jennifer Bucheit

Untitled by Jennifer Bucheit

PhotoMidwest/CPM member Jennifer Bucheit will be displaying her work Everyday Form at Middleton Art and Framing, 6771 University Ave, Middleton, WI 53562 during August. This exhibit showcases her still life images which explore how photographic choices have the power to transform everyday objects into visual relationships between light, space and elements of form.

Please stop by for the opening reception on Friday, August 1st from 4-6 p.m. The exhibit will also be on view during regular business hours Monday - Friday: 10am-6pm and Saturday 10am-5pm.

Carolyn Knorr opens "Little Jewels": Parks and Other Green Spaces

Carolyn Knorr's  Little Jewels

Carolyn Knorr's Little Jewels

On Wednesday, June 18th, the Premiere of Windsor opens Carolyn Knorr's new show entitled Little Jewels Parks and Other Green Spaces. The show investigates the way parks enhance urban living.  

The Premiere of Windsor is at 6562 Lake Road, Windsor, WI and online at Carolyn's installation is on display through the end of September.  

"Metal Works" by Rob Petershack

Through June 30
1st Floor, Lowell Center, 610 Langdon Street, Madison, WI

CPM member Rob Petershack's exhibit opens Thursday May 1 at the Lowell Center.  His subjects include landscapes, wildlife, and nature photos and several unique digital photographic compositions. All the work exhibited has been "printed" by fusing the image into an aluminum sheet which is why he named this exhibit, "Metal Works: Photographic Prints on New Media." 

The Lowell Center  is located at 610 Langdon Street.  Details of the June 1st reception will be announced.  Metal Works runs through June. 
Future Lowell Center exhibitors include:
Jul - Aug 2014: Gene Summers (theme to be determined)
Sep - Oct 2014: Signature Seven Group (The American Landscape: Seven Perspectives)
Nov - Dec 2014: Retrospective-A Look Back Over 5 Years of Lowell Hall Exhibits

Photo: Rob Petershack

Photo: Rob Petershack

Annual Members Show

Opening Sunday, March 9, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
1st Floor, UW Hospital, Madison, WI

Tranquility  by Monica C. Mack.

Tranquility by Monica C. Mack.

This Sunday, March 9 from 1 - 3 pm everyone is encouraged to attend the opening reception of the annual CPM Members Show. We have at least 88 participants this year, with a spectacularly high level of quality of the images!

Members are encouraged to bring food and/or drinks to share (but remember: no alcohol). And please be sure to invite other members, friends, and family to see this excellent exhibition!

The exhibit is in the UW-Madison University Hospital's C5/2 Surgery Waiting Area, and the E5/2 Main Entrance. Parking is available in the hospital ramp or across Highland Avenue in Lot 85. The exhibit will continue through March 28, with image pickup scheduled for Mach 29 from 9 - 11 AM.