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.

Eduardo Sandoval – 3 Photographic SeriesOctober 24th, 2015

©Eduardo Sandoval

Series #1 The land of the pacific coast have risen from the  depths of the ocean for over millions of years of geological activity, in those millions of years the ocean has worked patiently to reclaim said land. In this on-going project, I worked to capture the essence of such …Read more

2015 June Fundraiser DinnerAugust 13th, 2015

Weston Scholarship - New Bohemian Nights Dinner fundraiser dinner

What a night! We would like to thank everyone who supported us at the Friends of Edward Weston – Fundraising Dinner on June 6, 2015.
Starting with Chef Jacob and sous chef Benny of The Big Sur Bakery, who prepared a fantastic gourmet dinner, to Carol Lindstrom who made our palettes dance with superb California wines, and to our friend Brian Pawlowski who shared his world class library of vino with everyone, thank you. …Read more

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.  

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  • Student Fine Print Program

    Weston Scholarship Student Fine Print - Cody EdisonWinners of the annual photography portfolio competition are invited to make a set of limited edition prints under the mentorship of Kim Weston. These prints are available for purchase with all proceeds going to The Scholarship.

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  • Growing up Weston - DVD

    Thumbnail of Growing up Weston DVD“Growing up Weston" DVD is a celebration of a family of artists, their work, and an invitation to audiences to experience life with passion and purpose. Buy yours today!

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  • Photo Equipment Available!

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