Our Mission

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To educate and enlighten the community about the richness of photography on the West Coast.

It is our goal to keep the traditional process of the black and white fine art photography alive in the tradition of Edward Weston and Ansel Adams. Support this philosophy in our local schools - celebrating the roots of our photographic history. We offer students, artists, educators and the community the opportunity to experience the richness of photography through scholarships, mentorships, exhibitions, workshops, publications, lectures, video and artists in residence.

Ruben Martin “The Cello Project”June 23rd, 2015

Photos by Ruben Martin

The images in this series titled “The Cello Project” created exclusively for the 2015 Weston Scholarship Contest are a culmination of an idea I have had for some time uniting the cello and figure. Two of the three distinct settings were utilized indoors using direct and indirect daylight as the main light source, while the third and final setting was photographed at night using incandescent lamps, exclusively.
The importance of photography in my life has been immense as an artistic representation of creativity. Music also played an important role while growing up so in a sense the visual and auditory tonalities are interconnected in this series, each has nourished the other. Although the cello can only be ‘silent’ on photographic paper it ‘speaks’ emotion, sensuality and imagination as it repeats its curvature and identity alongside the natural, sensual but subtle expressions of the female figure. …Read more

2015 Awards Ceremony & Exhibition, May 6, 5-6:30April 28th, 2015

2015 Weston Scholarship Exhibition and Awards Ceremony

The 2015 Weston Scholarship Exhibition and Awards Ceremony will be held at: The Marjorie Evans Gallery at the Sunset Center San Carlos and 9th Street Carmel, CA 93923 Wednesday May 6, at 5-6:30PM (Please note the time is earlier than last year) Please bring your family and friends!

2015 Portfolio ContestApril 28th, 2015

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The 2015 Weston Scholarship Portfolio Contest will be judged on Wednesday April 29. We had planned to judge it the weekend before but we were in Spain. We will announce the winners by the weekend May 1-3.  

Edwin Franco – Il Nature PortfolioMarch 31st, 2015

Edwin Franco - Il Nature

This body of work consists of houseless people of the bay area. It shows the way they live and make the streets home. The photos represent lives that are ILL and lost.

New Bohemian Nights, Fundraiser June 6, 2015February 26th, 2015

Weston Scholarship - Roman Loranc - Print Give Away Fundraiser

Help Weston Scholarship put cameras and printing supplies into the hands of today’s youth! Buy your tickets now for the Weston Scholarship Annual Fundraiser Dinner! ON SALE NOW! Saturday June 6, 2015 5:00pm – 9:00pm Kim & Gina Weston 251 Highway, Wildcat Hill Carmel Highlands CA 93923 The Evening: Featuring …Read more