The Rendezvous at Mission San Antonio de Padua is scheduled for October 18th through the 20th 2019. Register at: https://www.photographersrendezvous.com
Photographer’s Rendezvous is dedicated to the advancement of photography and the photographic process for all who are interested. The gathering of photographers or “Rendezvous“, is for sharing work, ideas and processes.
A Brief History of Photographers Rendezvous……
The rendezvous concept was first developed by Al Weber and Don Cameron in 1987. The idea was to meet up at a predetermined location like the Mountain Men of 1825.…did, at a “Rendezvous”. To swap tall tales, lies, useful information and have a drink or two with old friends. The first Rendezvous was held in 1988, at a dry camp called "American Flat" (an old mining ruin near Virginia City, Nevada). “The Rendezvous at American Flat” was organized by Al Weber, Don Cameron, Randy Haun and Bruce Carter with 88 of the West‘s best photographers attending. A great time was had by all . It was such a great success that “The Rendezvous” was held yearly, in several different locations, until the last one at Mission San Antonio De Padua, California in October of 2012. In 2013 we started the Photographer's Rendezvous to carry on the traditions that Al had so carefully put together.
It was there that Al Weber announced, like all good things, “The Rendezvous” should come to an end. He suggested, with his blessing, that if some wanted to continue the gathering, it would be up to them to organize their own. Al Weber envision that perhaps there could be several other “Rendezvous” across the country to further his vision and the Photographic Arts.
The Future of Rendezvous
Barbara Moon Batista, Fernando Batista and founding member Bruce Carter visited Al Weber a couple of months after the 2013 Rendezvous at Al’s invitation. Al made it quite clear that if we were to pick up the torch and continue Rendezvous, it would be with his blessing and whatever assistance he could provide.
Photographers Rendezvous 2014 was held at San Lorenzo Park in King City and got a resounding thumbs up. We have continued to gather each October on the 3rd weekend at San Lorenzo Park.
We are returning to Mission San Antonio de Padua in 2019 by popular demand. This year we will have a retreat style gathering complete with a 2 night stay at the mission, 5 meals prepared by renowned Cork & Plough of King City and the entire program + speakers.
This year Rick Murai will open Friday evening after the Social Hour and dinner with a presentation of his travel photography. http://www.richardmurai.com
Ted Orland and Mark Citret will speak on Saturday night after the Social Hour and dinner with an informal talk about their experience as Artists in Residence. You can read about Mark Citret at his website http://www.mcitret.com. Google Ted Orland for more info and video on his illustrious career. My favorite book to refer my students to is Art & Fear By Ted Orland and David Bayles. Priceless.
Baker Morrell Scholarship
Baker Morrell Scholarship was initiated to assist aspiring photographers. A $1,000.00 Scholarship is awarded each year to an emerging photographer, who needs a little financial boost for their work. The requirements are simple: Send a letter with your name, address, a brief personal history and what you’re are currently working on plus a few examples of your work. A personal reference or two would be helpful.
The scholarship is awarded each year during the Rendezvous. The recipient is required to attend (as our guest) and give a brief presentation of their work. The application deadline is August 31st. Extended to September 7, 2019. Please click on the link below and find the scholarship tab.
Each participant can show their work to the audience (not a requirement). The rule is 12 images and no more then 10 minutes. You just never know what we are going to see or what process will be shown.
Sunday morning we have a Print Swap area. Whomever wants to participate brings prints to swap with other photographers. It a great way to build your collection, talk personally to the photographer and get and give feedback all at the same time.