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Old December 31st, 2008, 02:20 PM
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Smile Galisteo Basin Photography Project exhibition. Santa Fe on Jan 23 - March 7, 2009

Galisteo Basin Photography Project benefit exhibition.

I hope all of you who are in Santa Fe on January 23 will try to attend the opening at Photo Eye Gallery. For those of you who cannot attend the opening on January 23rd, please note that the exhibition will be shown until March 7, 2009.



Photo © Tony Bonnano, "Garden of the Gods, Galisteo Basin"

Tony Bonanno is an accomplished and sought after Architecture and Special Thematic Project Photographer. His work has been widely exhibited and his "Hoof's and Dust Series has has considerable acclaim.

This exhibit is the work of a number of Photographers to combine passion for the image and leverage on their following in support of a sensitive nature resource. More details to follow.

http://www.bonannophoto.com
http://www.hoovesanddust.com
http://www.santafeevents.com
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Old December 31st, 2008, 02:38 PM
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The significance of this show from a photographers point of view: An example of photographers/artists coming together to raise the public's awareness of a major threat to the community... in this case, it's the threat of oil/gas drilling and production in the pristine Galisteo Basin in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, which has a fragile aquifer that is at great risk from the "fracking" (injection of solvents into the underlying rock) process used to explore for gas/oil in this type of rock strata. The issue has gotten tons of press and meetings and demonstrations here in Santa Fe for the past year. But this is the first time that a group of visual artists have banded together to try show the public what is at risk of being lost. All the photographers donated their time, energy, and money to make this project happen. The opening will take place while the legislature is in session here in Santa Fe.
The official Gallisteo Website is going to be comprehensive and will give access to all of the exhibit pictures as well as ones not included in the gallery. The site activates January 23 2009. Bookmark this url! In the meanwhile, feel free to add comments if you like Tony's work or you know about the gallery and/or the Gallisteo nature site.

We all know we're hungry for new oil sources, that needs no explanation or proof! Are there times when we should look at environmental impacts? Photography has a potential of highlighting issues honestly and without preaching. I'm no aquifer expert, but I do highly respect Tony's effort to bring this matter before us in such a personal and creative way. With the facts, folk can have an educated opinion. At the very least, we'll help to sustain the nature resources we have as best we can and enjoy great images.

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Old January 1st, 2009, 02:15 AM
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Artists Reception: Friday, January 23, 2009, 5 – 7 PM
Exhibition Dates: January 23, 2009 – March 7, 2009
Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10am – 5pm

Photo-Eye Gallery, 376 Garcia Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico, is pleased to announce The Galisteo Basin Photography Project, a benefit exhibition by renowned fine art and documentary New Mexico photographers.

The Mission of the Project, founded by six residents in March 2008, is to raise public awareness of what may be irretrievably lost if the Galisteo Basin—a unique area defined by the meandering 55-mile long Galisteo River, born in the Pecos Wilderness and completing its westward journey as it merges into the Rio Grande River on the tribal lands of Santo Domingo Pueblo—is allowed to become an oil and gas production field.

Due to the growing awareness and outcry of residents, linked by a strong grassroots movement, both the State of New Mexico, under the leadership of Governor Bill Richardson, and the County Commissioners of Santa Fe, halted further exploration and development for oil and natural gas in early 2008 by placing Santa Fe County under the protection of moratoria. The Galisteo Basin is recognized as a New Mexico treasure: A benchmark of fragile beauty, vast historic and archeological resources, and the traditional lifestyles of Northern New Mexico.

The exhibition is curated by Rixon Reed, Director of Photo-eye Gallery, and Mary Anne Redding, Curator of Photography at the Palace of the Governors/New Mexico History Museum. Fifty percent of monies raised from the sale of an Individual and Special Boxed Set Edition of all of the exhibition’s photographs, as well as twenty-five percent from the sale of the exhibited wall prints, will be donated to the following non-profit organizations: Drilling Santa Fe, New Mexico Environmental Law Center, and the Oil & Gas Accountability Project.

In addition to the Photo-eye Gallery Exhibition, the online gallery www.GalisteoBasinPhotoProject.com also debuts on January 23, 2009, and features the work of eleven other photographers as well as the work of the Exhibition photographers.

For more information about this Exhibition or to arrange an interview with an artist, please contact Anne Kelly by phone at 505.988.5159 x121 or by email at gallery@photoeye.com.

The Exhibition Photographers: Tony Bonanno, Esha Chiocchio, Krista Elrick, Steve Fitch, Joan Gentry, Siegfried Halus, James Hart, Richard Khanlian, Don Kirby, Jack Kotz, Greg Mac Gregor, Douglas Magnus, Norman Mauskopf, Water Nelson, Peter Ogilvie, Ed Ranney, Jennifer Schlesinger, Robert Shlaer, Linda Spier, Martin Stupich, Nancy Sutor, Susan Hayre Thelwell, Laurie Tumer, Garret Vreeland, Dana Waldon, Baron Wolman, and Zoe Zimmerman.
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