Feb 28

Capture 12 & 12 Captured-A Juried Exhibit by Mark Klett


12 Captured will be the next show at Capture 12 the gallery, in Downtown Phoenix. The call to photographers drew a lot of attention from numerous incredible image-makers from all over the US. The resulting 12 photographers were selected by Mark Klett and promises to be a great exhibition of work. The show, in collaboration with phICA, will open on First Friday, March 6th and be a part of the weekend long Art Detour

This exhibition will be on display from March 6th through 27th. The Artist Reception will be held on First Friday, March 6th from 6-10pm with artists in attendance. Mr Klett will visit the gallery around 4:30pm on Saturday the 7th of March. So put the date in your calendar and come visit.If you are unable to attend First Friday, be sure to join us for Third Friday, March 20th from 6-9pm.

Capture12 is located in the heart of Roosevelt Row at 417 E. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix.

Jan 20

International Call to Artists


Sponsored by Capture12 Gallery and Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art (phICA)

About the Juror: Mark Klett, world-renowned visual artist / ASU Regents Art Professor. Trained as a geologist, Mark Klett photographs the intersection of culture, landscapes and time. He established his artistic perspective on the American Western landscape as the chief photographer for the Rephotographic Survey Project (1977-79). His primary research interests include landscape photography; the merger of art practice with history and the social and physical sciences; and projects that examine the language of photographic media through technology. His photography is in the permanent collections of prominent museums in the United States and Europe including the Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX; the Art Institute of Chicago, IL; the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ; the George Eastman House, to name but a few (click here for link to source). Klett currently has an exhibition, ‘Then & Now’, at the Etherton Gallery in Tucson.


What?            International Photography Art Exhibition at Capture12 juried by Mark Klett

Where?          Capture12 Gallery, 417 E. Roosevelt, Phoenix, AZ USA 85004

When?            March, 2015 – Opening First Friday, March 6th (highly attended Art Detour Weekend)


1 – You may send up to six (6) jpeg images for consideration

2 – The entry fee is $20 for three (3) images of $30 for up to six (6)

3 – Internationally-renowned juror viewing your work

4 – 12 artists in total will be selected for the exhibition

5 – Photographs must be ready to hang

6 – Collaborative marketing by Capture12 and phICA


1 – Select 12 CAPTURED $20 or $30 from the drop down menu under the ‘Register Here’ heading, fill out the form and follow the instructions to pay the $20-$30 entry fee.

2 – Once the entry fee has been received you will be sent further instruction to forward your work as outlined below.

  •          Send a single folder labeled with your name.
  •          Include a maximum of three (3) to six (6) jpeg images sized at 300 dpi, with the longest side at 1000 pixels
  •          Label all images with ‘Name_Title_Year’
  •          Also include a Microsoft Word.doc with the image finished dimensions and sales price (you are not obligated to sell your work)

 Images without the above information will not be considered.

Important Dates

Entry deadline: February 10, 2015

  • Notification deadline: February 20, 2015
  • Selected work due and ready to hang/install at Capture12 Saturday 28th February, 2015
  • Exhibition opening date: First Friday, March 6th (Art Detour March 7th, 8th, 9th)
  • Exhibition dates: March 6 – March 31, 2015

Nov 10

A Book Signing Celebration

A Book Signing Celebration


A Book Signing Celebration



A Book Signing Celebration


at Capture 12 Gallery


November 22nd

 4:00 to  8:00 p.m. 

417 East Roosevelt St. Phoenix AZ 85004

 (602) 819-1480


C. L. Gillmore is debuting her second novel, A Friend Request, that tells the story of Rose Allison and Jake Richardson’s coming-of-age in Midwestern America during the late 1960s and early 1970s when free love, the Vietnam War, drugs, and rock and roll formed their lives. Forty years later, they reunite through a simple Friend request on Facebook.

Cheryl’s first novel, Uncommon Bond, companion novel to A Friend Request, won the 2012 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Romance Fiction.
Of Roots, Shoes and Rhymes, her poetry book and audio CD won both the 2011 Arizona Author’s Association Literary Award for published non-fiction, and 2011 National Indie Excellence Award in poetry.

A Book Signing Celebration



Ann Narcisian Videan authored Song of the Ocarina, a new-adult fantasy adventure novel. This is the first book in her Delfaerune Rhapsody Series, a trilogy about an 18-year-old New Zealander who discovers she’s the fae musical prodigy who must retrieve and master three ancient instruments to save her worlds.
Ann also is the author/singer/songwriter of Rhythms & Muse a women’s fiction novel and accompanying music soundtrack. She serves as a fiction editor for sweet-romance publisher Desert Breeze Publishing, writes and edits.


A Book Signing Celebration


A Book Signing Celebration


Sep 03

Capture12 Article in the Phoenix New Times!

Stephen Gittins Talks Plans for Capture12

with Katrina Montgomery

 Phoenix New Times!


Capture12 Article in the Phoenix New Times!

To read the article in New Times Phoenix – click the image above!

Stephen Gittins is all about making things happen. “If you’re not doing what you want to be doing, you need to create the opportunities,” he says. “You have to instill motivation in yourself to push forward and find what you’re looking for.”
Gittins owns Capture12, a business that started out in 2012 as a photography workshop and has slowly morphed into a multi-functional teaching and exhibition endeavor now nestled in the heart of Roosevelt Row. Earlier this summer, Gittins relocated Capture12 from a back room in MonOrchid to a piece of prime real estate just west of Eye Lounge.

“Being right on Roosevelt Row is great,” says Gittin. “It really is a prime space.”

Last month’s First Friday opening, featuring a series of photos by Abigail Lynch, proved this to be true. Gittins says the gallery was packed.

Curating a gallery is a new endeavor for Gittins, who still finds time to make his own photographs when he’s not too busy teaching workshops.

“I’m excited about the prospects but also a bit apprehensive,” he says. “Curating is like being a performer. The work needs to be of a quality and of a standard that engages people.”

Luckily, Gittins certainly doesn’t lack the ability to identify good work. After receiving an undergraduate degree in documentary photography from his hometown in Wales, he came to ASU to get his master’s degree.

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Aug 26

August 30 D-SLR Part I Workshop

 Register Now

for the August 30th

D-SLR Part 1 Workshop


August 30 D-SLR Part I Workshop


D-SLR Workshop Info and Registration

-SLR Beginners 3 Hour Workshop

From 9:30am until 12:30pm

At Capture12 Gallery

417 E. Roosevelt St. Phoenix AZ 85202





This D-SLR workshop is tailored to those who are completely new to manual controls. Terms such as aperture, shutter speed and ISO will no longer seem mysterious as you learn what they are and how to use them to gain creative control over your images. The instructor will guide you in discovering how to maneuver through the different menu functions on your digital SLR camera. This class is great for the beginner who wants hands-on practice in learning to use his or her camera.

August 30 D-SLR Part I Workshop

Aug 18

Remakes of Famous Paintings

 We all probably know these beloved Western art masterpieces, but not like this! Here are a few great examples of famous paintings that have been reproduced creatively by a few very creative art lovers with photo cameras.


“The Girl With The Pearl Earring” by Johannes Vermeer

Image credits: unknown It all began when booooom.com partnered with Adobe to create the Remake project, which invited students across the U.K. to recreate classical paintings with photography. According to the competition’s requirements, none of the images could be Photoshopped – “all the work here happens before you take the photo, rather than afterward.”   8-12.2

“Self Portrait 1889″ by Vincent van Gogh

Image credits: Tadao Cern | facebook Not all of the images are from booooom.com and Adobe’s competition – a few have been floating around online from other sources. However, they all follow the same rules – re-create classic art without using digital effects. The coolest thing is that they feature various levels of interpretation – some people went for picture-perfect representations, while others opted to focus more on the general themes that the original artwork represents, or to present the same idea or scene in a modern light.   .   8-123

“American Gothic” by Grant Wood

Image credits: Jesse John Hunniford     Source:  Boredpanda.com             Logo

Aug 09

Paper Cuts of Extraordinary Complexity

Eric Standley, a Virginia-based artist who works with laser-cut paper, creates amazing and awe-inspiring layered paper cuts of extraordinary complexity that successfully marry Gothic and Islamic architectural elements in tiny cathedral-like spaces.

8-11 “The reverence for these structures seems to have to do with the infinite,” explains the artist. “It’s trying to project something that’s not even human.” While his work does indeed seem to inspire the same sort of reverence that a massive cathedral or complex mandala might, the origin of his stunning artwork doesn’t seem quite as glorious. The artist says that he decided to explore this technique when he had accidentally discovered a pattern in some cereal boxes he had been working with. If you find yourself in Arizona, consider swinging by the Mesa Art Center, where his work will be on display as part of the Fold, Paper, Scissors exhibition until August 10th.


Paper Cuts of Extraordinary Complexity 

Source:   BoredPanda.com 

Aug 08


What is RAW?




RAW:natural born artists is an independent arts organization, for artists, by artists. We’re an international community made up of creative individuals across the globe.

Their mission is to provide independent artists within the first 10 years of their career with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity.

They welcome all genres of art including independent film, fashion, music, visual art, performing art, hairstylists, makeup artists, photographers and more. They encourage the creative success of the many visionaries and storytellers of our generation.



RAW Directors hand-pick and spotlight local artistic talent in film, fashion, music, visual art, hair & makeup artistry, and performance art. With artists from all genres in each showcase, RAW events come together to form an amazing one-night circus of creativity. These showcases occur once a month in each city location. The RAW season runs from February-October and comes to an extravagant end with their indie arts awards show RAWards in Hollywood (Read more on RAWards).

What can you expect when attending a RAW Showcase? You’ll experience an independent film (usually a short, webisode or music video), a fashion show from an up-and-coming local designer, a musical performance, an art gallery featuring several independent visual artists and photographers, and performance art (comedy/dance/fire dancers, you name it…). You’ll get a little taste of everything. Combine all this creativity with drinks, fun, and good company! To partake in the experience, RSVP and purchase a ticket to the Phoenix Raw event!



Jul 29

Garry Winogrand

 Garry Winogrand Exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The first retrospective in twenty-five years of work by Garry Winogrand (1928–1984)—the renowned photographer of New York City and of American life from the 1950s through the early 1980s—this exhibition brings together more than 175 of the artist’s most iconic images, a trove of unseen prints, and even Winogrand’s famed series of photos made at the Metropolitan Museum in 1969 when the Museum celebrated its centennial. It offers a rigorous overview of Winogrand’s complete working life and reveals for the first time the full sweep of his career.


Born in the Bronx, Winogrand did much of his best-known work in Manhattan during the 1960s, and in both the content of his photographs and his artistic style he became one of the principal voices of that eruptive decade. Known primarily as a street photographer, Winogrand, who is often associated with famed contemporaries Diane Arbus and Lee Friedlander, photographed with dazzling energy and incessant appetite, exposing some twenty thousand rolls of film in his short lifetime. He photographed business moguls, everyday women on the street, famous actors and athletes, hippies, politicians, soldiers, animals in zoos, rodeos, car culture, airports, and antiwar demonstrators and the construction workers who beat them bloody in view of the unmoved police. Daily life in postwar America—rich with new possibility and yet equally anxious, threatening to spin out of control—seemed to unfold for him in a continuous stream. While Winogrand is widely considered one of the greatest photographers of the twentieth century, his overall body of work and influence on the field remain incompletely explored. He was enormously prolific but largely postponed the editing and printing of his work. The act of taking pictures was far more fulfilling to Winogrand than making prints or editing for books and exhibitions; he often allowed others to perform these tasks for him. Dying suddenly at the age of 56, he left behind proof sheets from his earlier years that he had marked but never printed, as well as approximately 6,600 rolls of film (some 250,000 images) that he had never seen, more than one-third of which he had never developed at all; these rolls of film were developed after his death.


The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Exhibition Tour—Garry Winogrand

Saturday, August 16, 10:30–11:30 a.m.

Free with Museum admission


Exhibition Tour—Garry Winogrand

Friday, September 5, 10:30–11:30 a.m.

Free with Museum admission



Jul 27

A Blur of Feathers Right Before Your Eyes

Hummingbirds are notorious for flapping their wings so incredibly fast that they create an audible hum and appear as a blur of feathers right before your eyes.




To inspect the beauty of such a tiny creature is near impossible when the birds are zipping quickly through the air. However, during a trip to Costa Rica, Scotland-based photographer Chris Morgan  demonstrated an incredible passion for documenting the unique birds through his lens   .





With a lot of patience, Morgan photographed the dazzling details of many hummingbirds from quite close up. His images feature the amazingly sharp details of eyes, beaks, and layers of bright, iridescent feathers, and viewers can actually stare directly into the large, shiny black eye of a single bird.





“The hummingbirds were so tempting to photograph to the point of madness!” said Morgan. “It took a while to be able to get any shots of one. In the space of an hour I took nearly a thousand shots. A good proportion were excellent out of focus pictures of bushes with no birds to be seen! But I really felt my abilities improved over the hour. Nothing like a bit of practice.”   Logo




Source: My Modern Met

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