Photo Artists NetworkPAN Logo - lowres.jpg

An Artist Group of the Riverside Art Museum

The Photo Artists Network (PAN) recognizes all forms of art that have a camera as its origin. We encourage exploration and experimentation of multiple means of expression, from straight photography to highly-manipulated, digitally-captured images.

Membership benefits include:

  • Print Critiques: Comprehensive critique sessions of images with feedback and suggestions from fellow members and the opportunity to ask questions are scheduled regularly;
  • Special Projects: Recent projects have included "Quarterly Challenges" whereby members present images within a chosen theme fro review and feedback, with the objective of expanding photographic skills and range of subject matter;
  • Field Trips: Members have embarked upon such trips as photo safaris to Southern California zoos, photowalks in local neighborhoods, and road trips to nearby architectural landmarks. The possibilities are as varied as the members' interests;
  • Guest Speakers: Recent meetings have featured experts in topics as diverse as computer and camera techniques, studio and environmental lighting;
  • Exhibitions: PAN also participates in exhibitions throughout the region. The opportunity to sell photographic art to the public is one of the principal objectives of the group.

You are invited to join us. We meet at the Riverside Art Museum the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. We also showcase our work during Artswalk (First Thursdays of each month, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)

Click here to visit their website and learn more about PAN.

If you would like to become a member of PAN, click here.

January Events

January 4, 2019: NO JANUARY ART WALK

January 10, 2019, 6 p.m.–8:45 p.m.: PAN General Meeting

  • View slideshow and critique prints from the November 2018 Birding Photo Shoot.
  • Bring in one to two 11”x14” or larger prints, mounted or matted, for members to critique.

January PAN Photo Shoot: “Photographing Birds and Critters at Prado Basin Wetlands” with Joe Niehus

  • Date/time to be determined. Check the website for latest updates.

January Photo Shoot Opportunities: Through January 6, 2019 (On your own, not PAN events)

  • Chinese Lantern Festival at Pomona Fairgrounds
  • Enchanted Forest of Lights at Descanso Gardens
  • LA Zoo Lights

January PAN Photography Quarterly Challenge: “Docks and Piers”

  • PAN members will have until our March 14, 2019, meeting to photograph docks and/or piers.
  • Prepare one 11”x14” or larger print, mounted or matted, for the March meeting for critique and judging.

February 

February 7, 2019, 6 p.m.–9 p.m.: Artswalk

  • PAN members will bring images for exhibit in the Atrium. Any size framed print up to 16”x20”.
  • “What makes your Digital Camera Work,” presented by Bill Thomas and Bob Upton (upstairs in the Print Room)
    • Workshop open to the General Public. Bring your Digital Camera and User's Manual!
    • Spend some time with our experts to find out what you need to know about your camera to take great photographs. 
    • Be there on time. Limited seating.

February PAN Photo Shoot: “Photographing Birds” at San Jacinto Bird Refuge with Joe Niehus

  • Date/time to be determined. Check the website for latest updates.

February 14, 2019, 6 p.m.–8:45 p.m.: PAN General Meeting

  • View slideshow and critique prints from the January Photo Shoot at Prado Basin Wetlands.
  • Bring in one to two 11”x14” or larger prints, mounted or matted, for members to critique.

March

March 7, 2019, 6 p.m.–9 p.m.: Arts Walk

  • PAN members bring framed images for the PAN exhibit in the Atrium.
  • “Travel Photography,” presented by Jack Kantola and Yoly Alvarez (upstairs in the Print Room)
    • Workshop open to the General Public. 
    • Learn what it takes to get the best images when you travel. It’s not the camera, it’s who’s behind the camera.

 

March 14, 2019, 6 p.m.–8:45 p.m.: PAN General Meeting

  • View slideshow and critique prints from February Photo Shoot at San Jacinto Bird Refuge.
  • Bring in one to two 11”x14” or larger prints, mounted or matted, for members to critique.
  • Quarterly Challenge print critique and judging of “Docks or Piers." Don’t forget to bring your prints!

March PAN Photo Shoot: “Bottle Tree Ranch” in Oro Grande, near Victorville.

  • Date/time to be determined. Check the website for latest updates.