Join us for our favorite night of the year!
The 2016 Weston Scholarship Awards Ceremony and ExhibitionMonterey Museum of Art – Pacific St. Opening Thursday, May 12, 2016 5PM-7:30PM; Awards Ceremony 6PM 559 Pacific St. Monterey, CA 93940 Exhibit Dates: May 12 – September 5, 2016 32 selected students from Carmel High, Monterey Peninsula College, Santa Catalina and Stevenson School will be showcasing their black and white photography in the 2016 Weston Scholarship Exhibition at the Monterey Museum of Art – Pacific St. The show opens at 5pm for Scholarship winners, family, friends and members of the MMA. The Weston Scholarship will be giving out the awards at 6PM. The show is open to the public at 6PM.
Weston Scholarship “ Recognizing the Alumni” ExhibitionMarjorie Evans Gallery Opening Thursday, May 5, 5-7PM 9th and San Carlos St Carmel, CA Exhibit Dates: May 3 - 31, 2016 The WS will be showcasing prints from “The Weston Scholarship Portfolio," a beautiful collection of top winning Alumni photographs collected over the past 12 years. Joining the Alumni will be local photographers, Kim Weston, Roman Loranc, Huntington Witherill, Ryuijie, Chuck Davis, Kevin Bransfield, Greg Mettler, Claire Lerner, Jerry Takigawa, Cole Thompson, Jim Kasson, Brian Taylor and Rick Murai. The contributions from this supporting group of professional photographers comes in many forms, from teaching our students in our local schools and darkrooms, donating money to our fund, to donating prints to our fine art auction fundraisers. We are proud of our program and hope you will enjoy the show that we are bringing to you.
Kim and I want to wish you all a happy and very prosperous New Year. 2015 was a very exciting year with many workshops and travels to Barcelona Spain, Shanghai China, and Paris France. We want to take this time to thank all of you that have supported us in so many ways these past years. I have said it before but will say it again and again. Thank you for buying our photographs. Thank you for attending our workshops. Thank you for being the best models - Larva, Sara, Nymph, Charlene Muse, Jennifer Jones, St. Merrique, Meglan, Dasha, Catherine Weiss, Eva, Aleska, Aleks, Anastasia and Mikki Marvel. Thank you for keeping in touch with us. Thank you for helping us carry on the Weston Photography Legacy.
Help Weston Scholarship put cameras and printing supplies into the hands of today’s youth! Buy your tickets now for the Weston Scholarship Annual Fundraiser Dinner! ON SALE NOW! Buy a ticket and get a free original silver gelatin photography by Kim Weston or Roman Loranc! Its our way of saying Thank You!! Plus Carol Lindstrom of Lindstrom Winery of Napa Valley will be pouring and talking about her wine. And Chef Jacob from the Big Sur Bakery will be cooking for us too! History, Wine, Gourmet Food and Photography. What more could you want! See you on June 6, 2015 5-8PM
Back in the day Wildcat Hill was known as the “little house with the big mood”.
Edward Weston and his cronies spent many nights whooping it up, they shared meals, danced, read poetry and looked at each others work. All kinds of artists gathered together, Ansel Adams, Ruth Bernhard, Imogen Cunningham and Dorothea Lange, to name just a few.
Here is your opportunity to make your own memories and experience what they had. Come step back in time and imagine Edward Weston showing his photographs, then step into his original darkroom where he made some of his most famous prints. Hear the voice of Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts and visual Robinson Jeffers while he reads Jeffers poetry. Feel the connection of the two artists and feel the intimacy of the spirit that still lives at Wildcat Hill today!
This evening will be an exclusive bohemian night of food, photography, poetry reading, festivity and wine. Just like they used to do it in the old days. Come party with us in the former home of Edward Weston!
Saturday June 7, 2014 5:00PM – 8PM
Kim & Gina Weston’s Home
251 Highway 1
Carmel Highlands CA
$500 donation per guest. Limited to 20 guests.
Every guest takes home an exclusive photograph
Call or go online to buy your tickets today at:
Don't miss out on next year's dinner! This year sold out fast! The New Bohemian Nights Fundraiser was a huge success! It sold out quickly and we raised over $10,000 for the Weston Scholarship! Sign up for our newsletter today and you will be the first to know of next year's Weston Scholarship's Fundraiser Dinner date! THANK YOU to all that donated and were able to come to the event and THANK YOU to all that donated and couldn't make it to the dinner! We are so thankful for your support!
Here is your opportunity to make your own memories and experience what they had. Come step back in time and imagine Edward Weston showing his photographs, then step into his original darkroom where he made some of his most famous prints. Hear the voice of Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts and visual Robinson Jeffers while he reads Jeffers poetry. Feel the connection of the two artists and feel the intimacy of the spirit that still lives at Wildcat Hill today! This evening will be an exclusive bohemian night of food, photography, poetry reading, festivity and wine. Just like they used to do it in the old days. Come party with us in the former home of Edward Weston!
Sneak Preview of "Growing up Weston" - The Movie!
Wednesday May 29, 2013
Directed & Edited by Isaac Artenstein.
Starring the Weston Family.
Weston Scholarship's 10th Year Celebration!
Kim Weston's 60th Birthday Party!
Michael Jones of A Moveable Feast will be serving wine and yummy h'orderves!
Wines By Galante Vineyards and Winery!
Co-Sponsored by Rebecca Barrymore and The Outdoor Forest Theater!
Party, Celebrate, Wine, Cheese, Cake and A Movie!!
Party starts at 7pm-8:30pm.
Movie will start at 8:45pm.
“Growing Up Weston” the new documentary depicting three generations of Westons, will premiere at the 60th Birthday Celebration of Kim Weston, grandson of Edward, son of Cole and nephew of Brett Weston --- the first family of photography OF California whose landmark work has been recognized internationally.
Award-winning Writer/Director Isaac Artenstein captures Kim Weston at Wildcat Hill, near Point Lobos, where Kim’s grandfather Edward lived and created some of the most iconic work in 20th Century photography. Kim lives there now with his wife Gina and son Zachary, photographing, teaching and heading the Weston Scholarship, which supported the production of this documentary.
In “Growing Up Weston” we visit the lovingly preserved family home, and step into Edward’s darkroom, where Kim shows how his grandfather used only a contact printer, a light bulb and a kitchen timer to create his highly sought after masterpieces. Kim also demonstrates his own printing techniques in his own darkroom in Wildcat, where he also holds photography workshops, lectures and special presentations year-round.
“Growing Up Weston” is a celebration of a family of artists, their work, and an invitation to audiences to experience life with passion and purpose. “Growing Up Weston” (TRT: 60 min.) Directed and Edited by Isaac Artenstein Videography: Isaac Artenstein and Robert Schneider Music by: Jaime Valle 2013 Cinewest Productions.
For more information go to the Weston Scholarship.
Don't miss the show!
1oth Weston Scholarship Awards Ceremony & Exhibition
May 8, 2013 7-9PM
Marjorie Evans Gallery at the Sunset Center
San Carlos and 9th Ave. Carmel CA
Exhibition May 1 - May 31, 2013
Our Mission: To educate and enlighten the community about the richness of photography on the West Coast.
It is our goal to keep the traditional process of the black and white fine art photography alive in the tradition of Edward Weston and Ansel Adams. Support this philosophy in our local schools - celebrating the roots of our photographic history. We offer students, artists, educators and the community the opportunity to experience the richness of photography through scholarships, mentorships, exhibitions, workshops, publications, lectures, video and artists in residence.
Here are some photographs from the 2011 Weston Scholarship Awards Ceremony. Sorry we didn't get everyone's photo that night. I tried my best but was unable to capture everyone. If you won a scholarship and have a photo with your image and you are not here please send it to me via email and I will add it to this gallery.
We received 90 portfolios from the Monterey County high schools and colleges yesterday! We are on our way to judge now! Good luck to all of you that entered!
This weekend, March 19 & 20, 2011, we will be hosting 2 local photography groups, The Image Makers and The Carmel Padres Trails Camera Club. It will include a tour of Edward Weston's home and darkroom along with Kim's talk "Growing up Weston". Proceeds from these talks will go directly to the Weston Scholarship Fund. www.westonscholarship.org.