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Art Gallery History
The Silver Image Gallery

Part 2
Gallery History - Seattle 1977 to 1978
Twenty Years of Photography Exhibitions (1973 - 1993)
 

Second Gallery Location:
83 South Washington Street, Seattle, Washington
May 20, 1977 - December 31, 1978
 



 


The Silver Image Gallery
Michael Burns Exhibition
Photograph by Michael Burns
 

The Silver Image Gallery history has been divided it into four sections, with each section representing one of the four gallery locations.

Listed below are some of the people that contributed greatly to the success of the gallery in each location. They represent gallery staff, volunteers, friends and supporters of the gallery. Without their help, The Silver Image Gallery would not have survived for so many years.
 

Thank you; Rodney Stuart (workshop director), Richard Neill, Diane Neumaier, Mark Sullo, Steve Delph, Anne Lewin, Rick Eiber (poster designer), Jack Kegley, Robin Rice, Tony Ivey, Ken Seright, Robert Rabb, and Charles Cowles (mentor). Thank you for your support and contributions in getting the gallery to Seattle and for helping it to become an established gallery so quickly.


Dan Fear
Gallery Owner / Director 1973 - 1993
 


 

IMAGE MAKERS AN INTRODUCTION:
ANSEL ADAMS, THOMAS BARROW, MICHAEL BISHOP, MARSHA BURNS, MICHAEL BURNS, WYNN BULLOCK, HARRY CALLAHAN, JUDY DATER, IMOGEN CUNNINGHAN, BETTY HAHN, ROBERT HEINECKEN, ANDRE KERTESZ, AARON SISKIND, GAIL SKOFF, MICHAEL SMITH, GEORGE TICE, JERRY UELSMANN, JACK WELPOTT, MINOR WHITE, DON WORTH, & BRETT WESTON

(California 9, Washington 2, New York 2, New Mexico 2,
New Jersey 2, Rhode Island, & Florida)
(9 Traditional, 9 Contemporary, 4 Color, 14 Black and White)
May 20 - June 26, 1977



E.J. BELLOCQ (1873 - 1949)
(Vintage and Historical Photographs, Toned Black and White)
Wikipedia on E. J. Bellocq
EIKOH HOSOE
(Japan, Contemporary, Black and White)
Eikoh Hosoe Books
EDWARD WESTON (1886 - 1958)
(Traditional, Black and White, Master)
Wikipedia on Edward Weston
Edward Weston Books
June 30 - July 31, 1977



RALPH GIBSON
(New York, Contemporary, Color)
Artist Website: Ralph Gibson
KAREN TRUAX
(California, Contemporary, Hand-Colored)
August 4 - September 4, 1977



PHOTOGRAPHY INTO PAINTING:
LEWIS BALTZ, HARRY BOWERS, PETER DELORY
(website), BETTY HAHN, ROBERT HEINECKEN, BARBARA KASTEN, RICHARD MISRACH, LELAND RICE, HENRY HOLMES SMITH, ARTHUR TAUSSIG, EDMUND TESKE, & KAREN TRUAX
(California 10, Washington, & New Mexico)
(Contemporary, 4 Color, 4 Hand-Colored, 4 Black and White)
September 8 - October 2, 1977



JACK WELPOTT
(California, Contemporary, Black and White, Master)
A wonderful Fifty print retrospective exhibition. Graham Nash, of Crosby Stills & Nash visited the gallery and purchased several prints from the exhibit.
Artist Website: Jack Welpott
October 6 - October 30, 1977



MARSHA BURNS
(Washington, Contemporary, Black and White)
Artist Resume: Marsha Burns
POSTER PUBLISHED "DOUBLE IMAGE, POOL SERIES"
One of several one person exhibitions featuring the work of Marsha Burns. An exhibition poster was published for this exhibition. Designed by Rick Eiber, this was first of many beautiful posters he designed for The Silver Image Gallery. The poster won a design award and it was a very popular poster.
November 3 - November 27, 1977



ANSEL ADAMS (1902 - 1984)
(California, Traditional, Black and White, Master)
Wikipedia on Ansel Adams
Ansel Adams Books
December 1 - December 24, 1977



DIANE ARBUS (1923 - 1971)
(Contemporary, Black and White, Master)
At the time of this exhibition, the Diane Arbus Monograph from Aperture books, was the best selling photography book of all time. We were very lucky to get the exhibition and it featured several images that were being exhibited for the first time. Prints by Neil Selkirk.
Wikipedia on Diane Arbus
January 5 - January 29, 1978



MICHAEL BURNS
(Washington, Traditional, Black and White)
POSTER PUBLISHED, "LIGHTHOUSE WALL"
February 3 - February 26, 1978



RICHARD MISRACH
(California, Contemporary, Black and White)
POSTER PUBLISHED, "DESERT PALM AT NIGHT"
March 3 - March 26, 1978



LEWIS HINE (1874 - 1940)
(Vintage and Historical Photographs, Black and White, Master)
Wikipedia on Lewis Wickes Hine
March 31 - May 7, 1978



IMOGEN CUNNINGHAM (1883 - 1976)
(Traditional, Black and White, Master)
POSTER PUBLISHED, "MAGNOLIA BLOSSOM, CLOSE-UP"
Wikipedia on Imogen Cunningham
May 13 - June 11, 1978



JAY MAISEL
(New York, Traditional, Color)
Jay Maisel walked into the gallery one day and asked if he could have an exhibition. Lot's of photographers asked for exhibits, but none were as established and well know at the time. He was just starting to think about his photographs as fine art.
Artist Website: Jay Maisel
June 16 - July 9, 1978



GRANT MUDFORD
(California, Contemporary, Black and White)
June 16 - July 9, 1978



ARNOLD NEWMAN (1918 - 2006)
(New York, Traditional, Black and White, Master)
Wikipedia on Arnold Newman
July 13 - August 6, 1978



JOHN PFAHL
(New York, Contemporary, Color)
Artist Website: John Pfahl
July 13 - August 6, 1978



5th ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION
ANDRE KERTESZ (1894 - 1985)
(New York, Traditional, Black and White, Master)
ANDRE KERTESZ POSTER PUBLISHED
Wikipedia on Andre Kertesz
Andre Kertesz Books
ELIOT PORTER (1901 - 1990)
(New Mexico, Traditional, Color, Master)
Wikipedia on Eliot Porter
August 13 - September 13, 1978



IRVING PENN
(New York, Traditional, Black and White, Master)
(Forty Print Retrospective Exhibition)
Images were hand picked from each body of his work. This turned out to be a very expensive exhibition to produce, because each print had to be matted and custom framed. Because of the tremendous costs, a decision was made to charge a $1.00 admission fee. Many people were stunned at being asked for a small fee just to visit an art gallery. Unfortunately, sales were weak and the gallery lost money with this exhibition. However, it was well worth it to show such an important photographer, and it was a terrific exhibit. The reviews were good and we got a nice thank you note from Irving Penn.
Additional information from Wikipedia: Irving Penn
Irving Penn Books
Wikipedia on Irving Penn
September 27 - October 29, 1978



WYNN BULLOCK (1902 - 1975)
(Traditional, Black and White, Master)
POSTER PUBLISHED, "STARK TREE"
Wynn Bullock Books
Wikipedia on Wynn Bullock
November 2 - November 26, 1978



EDWARD WESTON (1886 - 1958)
(Traditional, Black and White, Master)
GUEST OF HONOR: CHARIS WILSON WESTON
TWO POSTERS PUBLISHED "TWO SHELLS" AND "NUDE 1936"
Charis Wilson Weston joined us for the opening and signed copies on her newly released book "California and the West". This was the first book signing for her book which was just printed and hot off the presses. She also signed copies of the poster featuring a picture of her. She was a wonderful guest and it was a honor to have her in Seattle for this event.
Wikipedia on Edward Weston
Edward Weston Books
November 30 - December 31, 1978
 



Part 1 - The Silver Image Gallery History - Tacoma 1973 - 1977

Part 2 - The Silver Image Gallery History - Seattle 1977 - 1978
Part 3 - The Silver Image Gallery History - Seattle 1979 - 1986
Part 4 - The Silver Image Gallery History - Seattle 1986 - 1993
 



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