Salon at the Triton: 2D Art Competition & Exhibition

Please join your fellow Richard Dischler Photography Workshop members this Sunday, November 19, from 2pm to 4pm for an artist’s reception at the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara. The Triton is hosting a statewide competition, the Salon at the Triton: 2D Art Competition & Exhibition, that received over 1,000 entries and several of your classmates were honored to have been selected.

The Triton Museum of Art is located at 1505 Warburton Ave in Santa Clara. The exhibition goes from November 11, 2017 to February 04, 2018. Please visit the Triton’s webpage for more information.

We look forward to seeing you!

Sanchez Art Center Calls for Entries


THE PROJECT: Twelve artists will be selected to create an original archival print on the theme of “Reverie” in an edition of eighteen (18). Accepted artists will have an opportunity to create community through an art exchange with the group of 12 artists, to have increased visibility to collectors, and to raise money for Sanchez Art Center. Each artist will receive a boxed set of all 12 prints, and the remaining 6 sets will be sold to benefit Sanchez Art Center.
ELIGIBILITY: Entrants must be 18 or older, and must be members of the Art Guild of Pacifica, or become a member when entering the competition.
JUROR: Matt Pipes, studio manager at Trillium Graphics and adjunct instructor of printmaking at City College of San Francisco.
ENTRY DEADLINE: Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017, 11:00 pm PST.
Click here for more information and to enter.


THE CALL: Calling all California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska fine art visual artists! Sanchez Art Center invites you to enter the 2018 Left Coast Annual. Enter up to 20 images at $15 per image.
JUROR: Claudia Schmuckli, Curator in Charge for Contemporary Art and Programming at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
AWARDS: 2 Exhibition Awards ($250 plus an exhibition in 2019); and 2 Merit Awards ($250).
ENTRY DEADLINE: Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018, 11:00 pm PST.
Click here for more information and to enter.

Call For Entries – Soho Photo Gallery 2018 International Portfolio Competition

Deadline for Entries: January 8, 2018

About the competition: Soho Photo Gallery, located in lower Manhattan is New York City’s longest-running cooperative photography gallery. The gallery is awarding solo shows to three winning photographers. A panel of jurors will make their initial selections based on digital submissions. Final selections will be based on prints.

Three winners will have solo shows in the Spring of 2018. Dates to be announced.

The Jurors: Members of Soho Photo Gallery’s Portfolio Review Committee will jury the competition. The committee has reviewed thousands of portfolios since the gallery’s beginning in 1971. In so doing, the gallery has exhibited prints by some of the finest contemporary photographers throughout the world.

Eligibility: The competition is open to all photographers 18 or older, excluding members of Soho Photo Gallery.

The Sponsor: Pina Zangaro, designers and manufacturers of fine presentation books, is providing customized portfolio boxes to each winning photographer.

To enter the competition click here

For a full prospectus click here

Salon at the Triton 2017: 2D Art Competition & Exhibition

The Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara is accepting submissions to the Salon at the Triton 2017 Competition and Exhibition. RDPW members are encouraged to meet with Richard for image review. The submission deadline is on September 29, and more information can be found at the Triton’s webpage.

ART on the Square Call for Artists

Application deadline: August 31, 2017
2017 Holiday Show IN the San Mateo County History Museum
2200 Broadway on Courthouse Square in Downtown Redwood City
10am – 4pm, Saturday November 18, 2017

Call for Artists: ART on the Square’s 2nd Annual Holiday Show IN the San Mateo County History Museum is happening on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The Museum is on Courthouse Square in downtown Redwood City. ART on the Square will provide artists with spaces located on two floors under the museum’s spectacular stained glass rotunda for selling their original work. Thanks to the generosity of Holiday Show Sponsors and a portion of artist fees, the Museum will be free to the public the day of the show. Download the artist application at

Application packets must be received no later than August 31, 2017. Space is limited and interest in this show is high. Applications will be juried all at once and acceptance emails will follow soon after.


“Community” – until July 28 at PAL

The exhibit is currently on display at PAL (Palo Alto Art League) until July 28.
Opening reception:  Friday July 7, 6-8pm at PAL

News coverage (Palo Alto Daily Post)


This exhibit celebrates the community, defined as a group that shares common norms, religion, values, interests, identity, work, geography, or a sense of place.  Some communities are deeply established and intimate, while others are more transitory.  Boundaries always define a community, and photographers who successfully capture the essence and character of these communities honestly represent themselves and intentions to create a bridge across the divide.

Each of these award-winning photographers successfully gained acceptance and trust from four different communities they captured through the lens.   Each photographer is a long-standing member of the Richard Dischler Photo Workshop, which is hosting this exhibit.


Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Southern Mexico

By Michael J. Palma

Michael has been photographing in the southern Mexican State of Oaxaca for nearly a decade.  More recently, he has documented the celebrations around the Dia de los Muertos.  Despite modernization, this strong tradition reaches back through the millennia of the Zapotec and Mixtec cultures.  Through his photography, Michael has established enduring relationships, visiting their homes, sharing intense and intimate moments of this special time.  

An IT professional working in Silicon Valley, Michael has won awards in a range of local and international photography competitions.


Los Piscaderos (The Harvesters)

By Tomás Garza

Tomás Garza embedded himself into the daily life of strawberry farmers in Watsonville, California.  With his camera, he captures their backbreaking work, in the heat and dust, as they migrate from one strawberry field to another with Driscoll Farms, one of the largest growers in California.  Through a series of stunning black-and-white images, he captures their hard work, commitment, perseverance, and reverence for the land that yields their livelihood.  This exhibit represents only a small portion of a multi-year project Tomás has undertaken, and, through this process, he has developed numerous and meaningful relationships with those whom he has photographed.  

With a background in horticulture and agriculture, and bilingual in Spanish and English, Tomás crosses the ethnic boundaries easily to tell their story.


Alive in the Streets of San Francisco

By Paul Italiano

Union Square is alive with action.  Street scenes, filled with people eating and drinking in outside cafes, window shopping, spending money and carrying bags of goodies, enjoying conversations, walking their dogs—big and small—and generally enjoying the immense diversity of a global melting pot in one of the most beautiful, artistic, and lively city in the world.  Paul chose various locations where he could be among those in the community, blending into their environment, becoming an inconspicuous observer.

Paul Italiano is a professional, multi-talented photographer and videographer in the Bay Area.  


Rise Again (“Tindog Tacloban”)

By Roger Spinti

These thought-provoking and emotional images were taken in the Philippines following Haiyan, the most destructive typhoon in that country’s history.  What you see reflects the obliteration of homes and buildings; the physical injuries and medical team in action and resting;  the hospitality, friendliness, resilience, and indefatigable spirit of the Filipinos. Regardless of political, religious, or cultural divides, various teams coalesced to assist in the recovery efforts.  

In the future, Roger intends to return to these areas to bear witness to the recovery and visit those whom he befriended.

Tomás Garza, Michael Palma, Roger Spinti, and Paul Italiano at the Open House Event

Harmony 2017

Note: Due to a full schedule and business travel the Open House has been moved from July 22 to September 16.

An exhibit of fine art photography by photographers participating in Richard Dischler’s  Pre-Visualization Workshop.
Featuring: Joel Rubin, Rene Sterental

Open House Reception
Sat, September 16, 2017, 3-5 pm
Great Art and Dim Sum
The Peking Duck Restaurant
151 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306


Harmony is an on-going, rotating, group and solo fine art photography exhibits featuring photographers who have studied pre-visualization for 2 or more years with the Richard Dischler Photo Workshop (RDPW).

Both Joel and Rene discovered that RDPW offers flexibility and inspiration, which have aided their creative process and discipline, offered inspiration, and helped them discover and enhance their photographic voices.

2014 California & Oregon Vacation

Nashville with Ileana

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2017 NDB Student Art Show Winners

An impressive 250 high-quality art pieces were entered into this year’s show. We congratulate the outstanding pieces in 5 different categories, chosen by the judges.

Free Event: Walkabout Journey – June 10

Walkabout Journey
San Mateo County Art Fair
With Richard Dischler Photo Workshop (RDPW)

Edward Weston stated, “If you can see your feet, you can see a photograph.” If you really open your eyes and observe your surroundings, you will discover exciting and unique images right where you walk.

We invite you to experience a Walkabout adventure at the San Mateo County Arts Fair during a one-day workshop. Bring one camera—or a cell phone—and a healthy dose of enthusiasm and curiosity.

Richard Dischler will serve as a guide, and other members of the original RDPW will be available for one-on-one coaching. Afterward, there will be an image review and critique.

So come have some fun, and see where this journey takes you.
Saturday June 10, 10:30 AM, San Mateo County Fair


The Richard Dischler Photo Workshops is in its eighth year and continues to break new ground in the field of photographic education. Members from Dischler’s workshops continue to receive public recognition for their work in juried and non-juried local, regional, national and international art and photography exhibits.

“Artist vs. Gearhead” Photography Discussion

Richard Dischler vs. Terry Shuchat of Keeble & Shuchat Photography

When: Sunday, 6/4/2017 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Export event

Where: Room E-104

Please join us for an “Artist vs. Gearhead” discussion between Richard and Terry Shuchat of Keeble & Shuchat Photography. The discussion will take place after a Photography Walkabout with Richard Dischler.

The Richard Dischler Photography Walkabout will help you visually understand what goes into a memorable photograph. Photographers in attendance will be assisted by Richard and his team of seasoned photographers in photo shooting, review and critiques.

The discussion is included in the cost of the Walkabout. For more information on the Walkabout, click here.

This is a great opportunity to meet Richard Dischler who will be leading a six-month workshop on our OFJCC campus. For more information about the workshop, please click here.