The American Photographic Artists, San Francisco Chapter (APA SF) Annual Something Personal Gallery Exhibition & Holiday Party is firmly established as THE Northern California photo community event of the year.
For more than two decades, these yearly exhibitions have offered professional photographers an opportunity to proudly display their finest examples of their own personal photographic style, without anyone else's art direction.
Commercial photographers, like all fine artists, expend considerable time, resources, and effort developing unique, contemporary personal work, not only to expand our own creativity, but also to add to our palette of techniques.
This invigorating, rejuvinating practice accelerates our artistic growth, and it insures that our commercial work continues to be impressive, truly powerful, directly connecting ... and inspiring.
We know that our clients understand and appreciate that a refined artistic style is a crucial element in the overall success of every campaign.
Top creatives volunteer to judge these annual exhibitions for us, and in doing so, each time, they continually guarantee that we present only high-caliber, new imagery.
Exhibitions of brilliant images attract people who enjoy seeing strong images, before they become public.
Be a part of this annual unveiling experience -- one of profound professional, creative expression, and join us as we present our tradition of ... Something Personal.
APA SF would like to offer a heartfelt thanks to everyone who attended our 22nd Annual Something Personal Exhibition Premiere & Holiday Party on December 9, 2019, at SOMARTS Bay Gallery.
Over 600 creatives, photographers, production professionals and friends showed up to enjoy the Judges' top 100 original personal images on display from 63 talented photographers, listed below. (The online gallery contains those 100 images, plus 100 more, this year).
All event photos © 2019 Andrew Sherman
We want to extend our gratitude to everyone who participated by entering the contest, and especially to the Judges (listed below) who selected the 200 finest images from a large number of entries.
A special thanks also to our sponsors (please see below) who helped us put on another very successful show. We simply couldn’t continue to present such a quality event without their generous support.
Also, we want to express our deep appreciation to the many volunteers who helped with this years exhibition and party, most notably: Frederic Neema, John Lund (and Steph), Peter Belanger, Lupine Hammack, Steve Babuljak, Nader Khouri, Lisa Wiseman, and Ken Clickenger. We would also like to thank our dedicated event staff: Emily Anderson, Faiza Ali, Noura Khouri, and Drew Sherman.
APA SF would like to congratulate the all of 2019 Exhibitors and remind everyone to keep creating personal work throughout the year. There’s a good chance you could be recognized in 2020 for creating Something Personal.
If you are interested in purchasing a print, please contact the photographer directly; their individual websites are linked within the online gallery.
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