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2016 Photographic Workshops Announced!

Mountain Light 2016 Workshops Announced!
Photo © 2017 David Muench

Mountain Light Gallery is pleased to present its Photography Workshop Schedule for 2016, featuring six of the best instructors in the business.

Join David Muench, Jim Stimson, Elizabeth Carmel, Jerry Dodrill, Gordon Wiltsie and Jeff Foott as they go on location to some of the most stunning regions in the Western United States including Point Reyes National Seashore, the Eastern Sierra and Zion National Park.

Our workshops have been honored with recognition by both Sunset and American Photo magazines – Sunset having selected our workshop program as one of its top-ten smart vacation picks, while American Photo gave our workshops top billing among a handful of America's best photo workshop operators.

Mountain Light 2016 Workshops Announced!
Photo © 2017 Jeff Foott

Mountain Light 2016
Photographic Workshops Schedule:

David Muench: Olympic National Park
July 18 – 23, 2016

Gordon Wiltsie and Jerry Dodrill:
Eastern Sierra Fall Colors

September 29 – October 2, 2016

Elizabeth Carmel and Jerry Dodrill:
Eastern Sierra Fall Colors

October 6 – 9, 2016

Jeff Foott and Jerry Dodrill: Zion National Park
October 31 – November 3, 2016

Mountain Light 2016 Workshops Announced!
Photo © 2017 Elizabeth Carmel
A 10% registration discount will be granted to returning participants who have taken any past workshop operated by Mountain Light, as well as to new participants who simultaneously enroll in two or more workshops for 2016. The registration discount is also available to full-time students, full-time art or photography instructors and members of the North American Nature Photographers' Association. Please note that these discounts are not cumulative and that the maximum available discount on any workshop is 10 percent.

Each workshop is limited in size to ensure that everyone receives the time and attention needed. We expect these to fill up quickly, please contact us promptly to reserve your space.

For a complete schedule or to reserve your space, please visit the Workshops page!

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Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks: Celebrating the Centennial Anniversary
of the National Park Service

Featuring works by: Vern Clevenger, Londie Padelsky,
Elizabeth Carmel, John Dittli, David Muench and Jerry Dodrill

Showing Daily through Summer 2016 in the
Mountain Light Guest Exhibit Gallery!

Image (c) Elizabeth Carmel
Photo © 2017 Elizabeth Carmel

Mountain Light is pleased to present this exhibit of fine art prints featuring a collection of incredibly beautiful scenes from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

Image (c) John Dittli
Photo © 2017 John Dittli

On display in our Guest Gallery at Mountain Light Gallery in Bishop, California, this exhibit is open daily through Summer 2016, except during workshops hosted here. An Artists' Reception will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016.

In 2016, the National Park Service celebrates its Centennial Anniversary. For the past century, the National Park Service has cared for America's most iconic landscapes and significant cultural heritage sites, helped provide opportunities for public enjoyment through access and interpretive programs, supported scientific discovery, and energized local economies. The National Park Service's Centennial Anniversary provides the opportunity to celebrate our national park heritage and engage the next generation of park visitors, supporters, and advocates.

Image (c) Vern Clevenger
Photo © 2017 Vern Clevenger

The beauty and inspiration found within the current boundaries of Sequoia National Park served as a catalyst for the creation of the National Park Service. In addition, the magnificent trees, soaring peaks, and deep canyons in both parks have served as an inspiration for countless artists, including the photographers featured in this Centennial exhibit. We hope these works inspire you to get to know and love your national parks and to support your national parks in this next century.

Image (c) Elizabeth Carmel
Photos © 2017 David Muench (left), Jerry Dodrill (center) and Londie Padelsky (right).

For more information, please visit the Featured Artists page.

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Sausalito Art Festival Photography Gallery Presents Special Galen Rowell Exhibit

Sausalito Art Festival Galen Rowell Exhibit
Photo © 2017 Michael Powers

The Sausalito Art Festival has announced that its Photography Gallery at the festival this year will showcase the work of legendary mountaineer and photojournalist Galen Rowell. The exhibit, entitled Sierra Highs: California Landscapes by Galen Rowell, is a curated collection of work featuring Rowell's climbing adventures as well as his ability to capture the exquisite beauty of the earth's wild places.

Recipient of the Ansel Adams Award in 1984 for his contribution to wilderness photography, Rowell (1940 – 2002) made numerous trips to many high-altitude destinations. The Festival Gallery will showcase many of these images from the Sierra Nevada and other California terrains bathed in mountain light.

Sausalito Art Festival Galen Rowell Exhibit
Photo © 2017 Galen Rowell

Bay Area born and bred, Rowell pioneered a special brand of participatory wilderness photography in which the photographer transcends being an observer with a camera to become an active participant in the image being photographed. Often made in the course of his climbing adventures, Rowell's landscapes have a visual power derived from what he described as "a continuing pursuit in which the art becomes the adventure and the adventure becomes the art."

Sausalito Art Festival Galen Rowell Exhibit
Photo © 2017 Galen Rowell

During his lifetime, Rowell photographed and wrote major features for Life, National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, Outside and Time, and published a popular illustrated monthly column in Outdoor Photographer. He authored a total of 18 photo books including a number published in partnership with Sierra Club Books.

This is the seventh year that the Art Festival's Photography Gallery has offered exceptional work by fine photographers in a variety of genres. The Gallery will be open during the Festival from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday August 30 and 31, and 10a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, September 1.

Sausalito Art Festival Galen Rowell Exhibit
Photo © 2017 Galen Rowell

The curated color prints will be available for purchase, and the proceeds will go to support the ongoing non-profit work of the Art Festival Foundation.

The 62nd Sausalito Art Festival is Labor Day Weekend, August 30 through September 1 along the scenic Sausalito waterfront at Marinship Park. In addition to the Galen Rowell exhibit, 260 artists will be showcasing a wide range of fine art and there will be continuous live music on two stages every day.

For exhibit details and tickets, please visit SausalitoArtFestival.org.

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Custom Calendars: Choose from Dozens of Galen Rowell Images and Starting Month!

Custom Mountain Light Calendars!

Mountain Light Gallery is pleased to add customizable calendars to its array of Galen Rowell products.

You may now design your own beautiful 12-month calendars with your favorite images from a large selection of Galen’s best photographs. In addition, you can select the start date of your calendar for any month you wish, making this the perfect year-around gift in addition to gifts for the traditional December holidays.

Your 11" x 17" calendars are printed to order on durable, gloss cover stock and feature a wire binding and pre-drilled hole, perfect for hanging in any home or office. Each customized calendar will be shipped from our partners at L+L Printers in Carlsbad, Calif. to any designated recipient.

Pressed for time? Uncomfortable with selecting images for someone else? Mountain Light is also offering a pre-selected series of images we’re calling Gallery Favorites, which will also be available at the Bishop Gallery.

To create your own custom calendar simply click the banner above, or visit the Calendars page in our online store.

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Galen Rowell Images Selected for Top 40 Nature Photographs of All Time

Reflection pond, Denali National Park, Alaska by Galen RowellTwo photographs by Galen Rowell were recently named a part of the “Top 40 Nature Photographs of All Time” collection by the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP).

Rowell’s Split rock and cloud, Eastern Sierra, California and Reflection pond, Denali National Park, Alaska were chosen for the honor alongside photographs from Ansel Adams, Frans Lanting, David Doubilet, Thomas Mangelsen and Jack Dykinga, to name a few.

The Top 40 collection represents a wide range of styles and genres, and spans more than 100 years of photographic history. The images were nominated and chosen by members of iLCP, a fellowship of the world’s top professional conservation photographers.

Split rock and cloud by Galen RowellMore than 100 photographers and editors associated with iLCP were asked to submit nominations for images they considered to be “the best,” in whatever way they chose to define it. Restricted from self-nomination, the group was encouraged to consider factors such as aesthetics, uniqueness, historical and scientific significance, or contribution to conservation efforts.

“It was no easy task, selecting just 40 images from the incredible nominations submitted to us by some of the world’s greatest nature photographers, but it was a tremendous honor for iLCP to be asked to take the lead on this challenging project,” said iLCP Executive Director Justin Black.

“No doubt, there are other notable and worthy photographs that could have secured a spot in the Top 40 gallery,” Black added, “but this diverse cross section clearly demonstrates the power of photographs to educate, enlighten, inspire, and stir us into action to protect our limited natural resources.”

Many of the images were up for auction at the inaugural Christie’s International “Green Auction: A Bid to Save the Earth” on April 22, with proceeds to be divided between four environmental organizations, which include: Conservation International (CI), Oceana, Natural Resources Defense Council and the Central Park Conservancy.

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Signed Last Light on Horsetail Fall Sold!

Last Light on Horsetail Fall signed by Galen RowellA highly-collectible 20" x 30" Crystal Archive LightJet print, matted and framed and in excellent condition, of Galen Rowell’s AA#0008, Last light on Horsetail Fall, Yosemite, California (1973), has been sold to a collector. The print was signed, dated and numbered by the artist, and was offered at a price of $12,500.

Continuing to reflect the strong demand for Rowell fine prints among collectors, this is one of several rare, signed prints recently sold through the Bishop gallery.

Collectors interested in rare Galen Rowell prints are encouraged to use the signup form at the top of this page to be added to our notification list. Be sure to select the Rare and Collectible Prints option on the signup form.

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Rare ‘California Gulls’ Print Sells Within
an Hour of Becoming Available!

Rare, 16x20 Cibachrome print of California Gulls in last light by Galen RowellWithin an hour of being announced as available in our July Newsletter, a collector contacted Mountain Light Gallery and has purchased the rare 16x20 Cibachrome print of Galen Rowell’s California Gulls in last light, Mono Lake, California, 1974 (#158 of 300). The print was signed, dated and numbered by the artist, and was offered on consignment sale through the Bishop gallery at $5,000.

Continuing to reflect the strong demand for Rowell fine prints among collectors, this is one of several rare, signed prints sold very shortly after availability was announced.

Collectors interested in rare Galen Rowell prints are encouraged to use the signup form at the top of this page to be added to our notification list. Be sure to select the Rare and Collectible Prints option on the signup form.

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Another Rare, Signed ‘Rainbow’ Print Sold

Rainbow over the Potala Palace by Galen RowellOf interest to collectors of Galen Rowell fine prints is the news that Mountain Light accepted on consignment a pristine signed 16x20 dye-transfer print of Galen Rowell’s famous Rainbow Over the Potala Palace. Before Mountain Light Gallery was able to broadly publicize the availability of this special print, it sold for $28,000. The print in question is #80/300, and was originally purchased from the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite in the early 1990s for $1,575. When additional Rowell signed prints become available, they will be announced here.

Collectors or institutions interested in Rowell signed prints are encouraged to use the signup form at the top of this page to be placed on our special mailing list for information regarding any future releases from Mountain Light’s limited inventory of rare prints or prints placed on consignment.

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Two Rare Signed Prints Available Now!

Stormy sunset over Evolution Lake by Galen RowellMountain Light has released two rare, signed Galen Rowell limited edition prints that have been unavailable for public sale for several years.

The first piece is a 20" x 30" Crystal Archive LightJet print, matted and framed, of Galen Rowell’s AA#0941, Stormy sunset over Evolution Lake, John Muir Trail, High Sierra, California (1997). It is signed, dated and numbered by the artist, and is offered at a price of $12,500.

Last Light on Horsetail Fall by Galen RowellThe second piece is a 20" x 30" Crystal Archive LightJet print, also matted and framed, of Galen Rowell’s AA#0008, Last light on Horsetail Fall, Yosemite, California (1973). It is also signed, dated and numbered by the artist, and is offered at a price of $12,500.

Click the images above to inquire about these prints via email. You can also call Mountain Light Gallery at 760-873-7700 for more information. Please use the signup form at the top of this page to be added to our special email list for information regarding future releases of rare and collectible prints from Mountain Light’s limited inventory.

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