Beautiful My Desire – New Directions 2013.

I am thrilled to announce the Seventh Annual New Directions exhibition, Beautiful My Desire. Curated this year by Ann Jastrab of Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco, Ann’s focus is on light, both emotional and physical, and how we manifest that vision through photography.

Beautiful My Desire

4 January – 3 February, 2013 – Santa Barbara, California

5 February – 17 March, 2012 – Seattle, Washington


Artist Reception

Friday 4 January, 2013 6 to 8pm

As the 7th Annual showcase, we at the gallery have been honored to work with some of the best curators in the country, all focused on a unique vision of what is trending, or exciting in photography. I have loved the opportunity to see and showcase work that is out of my visual mainstream. The diversity of work present and past allows me to grow and learn as well as having the honor to showcase some creative work from new artists.


As I have been hanging the exhibition this week, I am struck by the quiet beauty of these images. The diversity of ideas and techniques make for disparate voices uniting to identify the intangible. The idea of illumination, of light and shadow, of inner beauty and emotional luminance is evident in so many of these images. It is show to be viewed over and over, finding new ideas, nuances  in each piece. Explore what it means to be part of this global community through the eyes of these great photographers.


Artists included in the exhibition (in alphabetical order)

Mary Ellen Bartley – Victoria Bjorklund – Charles Blackburn – Aaron Blum

Nan Brown – Carlos Chavarria – Sarah Christianson – Sam Comen

Sean Dana – Danielle Ezzo – David Gardner – Brian Gliniak

Robert Holmgren – Rachel Jablo – Chang Kyun Kim – Bear Kirkpatrick – Heidi Kirkpatrick

Kaden Kratzer – Danica Kus – Fritz Liedtke – Clay Lipsky

Jennifer McClure – MaryAnne Mitchell

Maggie Preston – Eleanora  Ronconi – Esmeralda Ruiz – William Scharf

Kurt Simonson – Jamey Stillings – Samantha VanDeman


Join us for an Artist Reception this Friday January 4th, from 6 to 8pm. We will also have another open house during Art Zone SB, on Friday January 18th. I hope to see you this month in Santa Barbara for this lovely show.


The exhibition travels to Seattle in the month of February, and will be at our wall space @ Utina location.

Continue to follow the Flat File this month as we highlight each of these talented artists.

For more information about the exhibition, Ann Jastrab or any of the included artists, don’t hesitate to contact the gallery.

images shown in the post – from the top.

Mary Ellen BartleyUntitled No. 2, Jamey Stillings,#0026, 15 October 2010, Sam Comen, Jose on Chapulín in Lost Hills, CA. March 28, 2009, Fritz Liedtke, Ella, David Gardner, End of Day. Valley of Fire. NV

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