[Alt-photo] Re: LightBox Photographic/Katharine Thayer exhibit

John Brewer john at johnbrewerphotography.com
Fri Mar 22 11:55:04 UTC 2013

What a great idea Diana. Katharine helped me quite a lot via email
particularly with three colour gum. I hope to submit something for the
exhibition soon.


On 17 March 2013 15:07, Diana Bloomfield <dlhbloomfield at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I wanted to let you know about an exhibit that's been in the works for a
> while now, and it's finally come together.  Lightbox Photographic, located
> in Astoria, Oregon, is near where Katharine Thayer lived.  She knew Michael
> and Chelsea, the owners of LightBox.  And Katharine and I actually emailed
> each other, almost daily.  And, of course, she was a huge help to me when I
> was trying to learn gum printing.  She and I were once in a pinhole exhibit
> together-- out in Seattle-- some years ago, but I didn't fly out there, and
> so we never actually met.  I had some work in a group show at Lightbox a
> few years ago, too, which Katharine went to see.  Again, I didn't go.  I
> felt that Katharine was a good friend of mine-- though we corresponded only
> via email.  She was always so supportive.  Michael and Chelsea used to joke
> that they should have an exhibit with the two of us-- "Friends Who Never
> Met."   Not long after Katharine passed away, we talked with her family
> about doing somethin
>  g like this.
> Anyway-- this exhibit is now coming up, and it's really in memory of
> Katharine, but also a way to honor her artistry  as a gum printer.  So the
> exhibit will feature Katharine's work.  I have some work in it, too, but we
> thought it would be great to have a call for gum prints.  So I wanted to
> post this.  I hope those of you who are doing gum will submit some of your
> work.
> I'm excited about the exhibit.  Katharine was so passionate about gum
> printing -- and her website is still up for those interested.  I know
> someone posted, asking about this recently (katharinethayer.com).   At
> any rate, I hope those who are doing gum will submit, and anyone living in
> the area will come to the exhibit.  I'm sure her family will be there, as
> will I, and it will be a treat to get to see some of Katharine's work in
> person.
> Thanks.  If you have any additional questions about it, let me know.  The
> link is below:
> http://lightbox-photographic.com/call-for-entries/two_friends_who_never_met
> -Diana
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