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OPENING RECEPTION for “National Park Service @ 100: A Photographic Celebration”

12 photographers. 20 parks. 30 fine prints.

September 8 – October 8, 2016

The twelve photographers represented by Sun to Moon Gallery work with a variety of genres and subjects, but nature and wild spaces are unquestionably at the top of the list. To celebrate the Centennial of the National Park Service, the gallery assembled a collection of 30 fine prints featuring 20 park units in the national park system. Prints by each of the twelve photographers are included, including Alan Ross and John Sexton, the great Ansel Adams’ (arguably the most famous photographer ever of our national parks) last two photographic assistants, working with Adams collectively from 1976 until his death in 1984. In addition to gelatin silver prints by Ross and Sexton, large-format color prints by Scot Miller, the current Artist-in-Park for the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park in Stonewall, TX, Charles Cramer, a two-time Artist-in-Park at Yosemite National Park, and Alison Shaw, who served a beach shack artist-in-residency at Cape Cod National Seashore, will be on display and for sale, as well as prints by Annette Bottaro-Walklet, Dan Burkholder, Jeffrey Conley, Anne Larsen, Jill Skupin Burkholder, Keith S. Walklet and R.P. Washburne.

According to Gallery Director Marilyn Miller, “We are fortunate to represent some of the best landscape photographers in the world and look forward to showing their artistry in celebration of the National Park Service Centennial. While exhibition visitors will see some iconic images of parks, many of the images highlight the unique, artistic eyes that the photographers have become so well known for. Well-known parks such as Yosemite National Park and Yellowstone National Park will be represented as well as lesser-known parks, such as Buffalo National River and Golden Gate National Recreation Area. We are also excited to feature an image by Scot Miller from the proposed (and hopefully soon-to-be-announced) Maine Woods National Monument. He has been working in northern Maine for over a decade now in support of the new park, which would be a fabulous gift to the National Park Service and our country for the Centennial celebration.”

Among the areas featured are Acadia National Park (Maine), Bryce Canyon National Park (Utah), Buffalo National River (Arkansas), Cape Cod National Seashore (Massachusetts), Golden Gate National Recreation Area (California), Grand Teton National Park (Wyoming), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (North Carolina, Tennessee), Haleakala National Park (Hawaii), Kings Canyon National Park (California), Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park (Texas), Ozark National Scenic Waterways (Missouri), Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming), Yosemite National Park (California), and Zion National Park (Utah). Thinking optimistically, a print by Scot Miller from the proposed (and, hopefully, soon-to-be-announced) Maine Woods National Monument is included in the exhibition.

About the National Park Service Centennial

On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation creating the National Park Service, a new federal bureau responsible for protecting and overseeing the 35 national parks and monuments that already existed at the time, and those yet to be established. Currently the system includes 412 areas covering more than 84 million acres in every state, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. These areas include national parks, monuments, battlefields, military parks, historical parks, historic sites, lakeshores, seashores, recreation areas, scenic rivers and trails, and the White House.

Since 1916, tribes, businesses, local governments, nonprofit organizations, and the general public have all called upon the National Park Service to help preserve and revitalize their local history, communities, and culture. More than 20,000 employees make up the NPS today, with a team of volunteers and partners to assist them, so 275 million-plus visitors per year can continue to experience and learn.

Saturday, September 10, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Complimentary – Open to the public


September 10, 2016
5:00pm to 8:00pm


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