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Marc Davis is a fine art photographer specializing in landscapes of California and the Southwest.  You might find his photography on exhibition at some of the following places: Firehouse Arts Center / Harrington Gallery, California State Fair, New Britain Museum of American Art, Alameda County Fair, Livermore Public Library, local wineries, the Bankhead Theater / Bothwell Arts Center, Bagel Street Cafe in Blackhawk, First Street Ale House, Dougherty Station Art Gallery, as well as various other businesses and publications throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. 

In December 2011, after winning the California Shines Contest, "Granite Ablaze" went on permanent display in a gallery at the U.S. Forest Service Building in Washington, DC.

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Dec 2012.  I was the event photographer for Livermore Valley Opera's production of Amahl and the Night Visitors.  See some pictures
here.

October 2012.  I'm pleased to write that two of my panoramic images have been selected for publication in the 2012 Panobook.  A preview of the images selected may be found
here.  150 photos were selected for this book from more than 1600 submissions.  The book can be purchased on Amazon here, or elsewhere via ISBN numbers 1937538176 and 978-1937538170.

February 2012.  I donated my services as the official photographer for the
MythBusters event in Dublin on February 22, the goal of which was to promote math, science, and engineering in the Dublin school system.  It was an outstanding event, with Adam Savage and Kari Byron certainly leaving a lasting impression on the students.  More information about the event and transcript can be found at the OneDublin web site  and the pictures can be seen on the OneDublin Facebook page.  If you have a worthy cause and need a photographer to capture it, feel free to contact me.  I will try to cover events as time permits.

October 18, 2011.  "Granite Ablaze" is the winner of the California Shines Contest!  I will be flying to Washington, DC during the first week of December, where I will present "Granite Ablaze" on canvas to the U.S. Forest Service Chief at the Chief's Reception.  It will permanently hang in a gallery in the U.S. Forest Building.  My family and I will also get to attend to the lighting of the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree ("The People's Tree") and a congressional reception.  I am thrilled to be the one chosen to present my work to the nation on behalf of the people of California.



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June 2013.   "Gypsum Dunes" has won Best in Class at the Alameda County Fair!

June 2013.   "Concert Hall Sunrise" and "Swirled Sandstone"  have both won Silver at the Alameda County Fair.

June 2013.  "Striations" has been juried into and won an award at the California State Fair.

October 10, 2012.  "Homeless Burrowing Owl" is the First Place winner and People's Choice winner in the 2012 Tri-Valley Conservancy Freeze Frame! Photography Competition!

June 2012.   "Luminance" has been juried into and won an award at the California State Fair.

June 2012.   "Seashell at Sunrise" has won Silver at the Alameda County Fair.

April 2012.   "Granite Ablaze" will be on exhibit at the New Britain Museum of American Art  the week of April 30.  After this, it will be auctioned at The Art Party of the Year, which raises funds to support the museum.

April 5, 2012.   "Spires at Sunrise" won First Place in Photography at the LAA Spring Art Show.  "Yosemite Valley Sunrise" won the City of Livermore Award and will be on exhibit at City Hall until the end of April.

January 2012.  "Yosemite and Environs" exhibition at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton Jan 19 - Feb 15.  I have seven large pieces on display, including many being shown for the first time. 

December 2011.  Here is the Press Release for the California Shines Capitol Christmas Tree honor.  Locally
Patch and the Bay Area News Group (link now expired) published the story.

October 10, 2011.  "Livermore Farm" is the First Place winner and People's Choice winner in the 2011 Tri-Valley Conservancy Freeze Frame! Photography Competition!

October 2011.  Solo exhibition running at the First Street Ale House in Livermore (2106 1st St).  The show will run October 1 - November 30.

September 2011.  "Nature's Splendor" solo exhibition at the Dougherty Station Art Gallery in San Ramon (17011 Bollinger Canyon Rd).  The show will run September 6 - October 28 extended to December 16.  This is a large show, with approximately twenty pieces on exhibit.

September 2011.   "Granite Ablaze" has won a Merit Award and is on exhibit at the Firehouse Arts Center Harrington Gallery in Pleasanton (4444 Railroad Ave), as part of the PAL Members Exhibit.  The show will run September 15 - October 15.

June 2011.  All three images juried into the California State Fair, "Determined", "Granite Ablaze", and "Window Of Light", have won awards.

June 2011.  At the Alameda County Fair, "Striations" won Silver, "Determined" won Honorable Mention, and "Livermore Farm"  and "Granite Ablaze" both won Fair Director's Choice Awards (purchased for the private collection of the Alameda County Fair).

May 2011.  "Determined", "Granite Ablaze", and "Window Of Light" have been juried into the 2011 California State Fair.  The Fine Arts exhibition runs through the duration of the fair (July 14-31) at Cal Expo in Sacramento.

May 2011.  Exhibition at Panama Red Coffee in Livermore through June 6.

February 2011.   "Granite Ablaze" was a finalist in the National Parks "Share the Experience" photo contest, which had more than six thousand entries this year.

January 2011.  Images on display at the Robert Livermore Community Center in the LAA Winter Show.

November 2010.  Images on display at the Winter Holiday Art Show at Dougherty Station Community Center in San Ramon.

August 2010.  Images now on permanent display at the Bagel Street Cafe in Blackhawk.

July 10, 2010.  Thank you for voting "Clearing Storm Sunrise" Public Favorite at the 2010 Alameda County Fair!  That is two years running for the ACF Public Favorite award.  All four of my images in the Alameda County Fair this year won awards!

July 1, 2010.  Images on display during July in the Livermore Art Association's "Our Best Shot" show at the Livermore Public Library.

June 21, 2010.  All four of my pieces juried into the California State Fair this year have won awards.  The four images are "Spira Mirabilis Staircase", "Solitude", "Black Hole Dunes", and "Clearing Storm Sunrise".  These images will be on display while the fair is open, July 14 - August 1.

June 15, 2010.  "Spira Mirabilis Staircase " and "Solitude" have both won Silver at the 2010 Alameda County Fair.  "Nature's Palette" was also awarded an Honorable Mention.  These images will be on display while the fair is open, June 23 - July 11.

May 20, 2010.  I'm very pleased to write that I just had four images juried into the California State Fair for exhibition this year.  With nearly 1300 fine art entries and less than 50 photographs juried into the show, I'm honored and grateful.  This year's photography judge is Kurt Edward Fishback, who grew up around Glen Fishback, Edward Weston, and Ansel Adams.  A humbling collection of photographers that helped define landscape photography.

March 20, 2010.  Images on display March 20 - May 21 in the "Through the Glass Eye" photography exhibit at Deer Ridge Vineyards in Livermore.

December, 2009.  I'm pleased to write that two of my panoramic images, "Clearing Winter Storm in Monument Valley" and "Spires at Sunrise", have been selected for publication in the 2010 Panobook.  A jury of professional photographers selected approximately 130 photos for this book from more than 1000 submissions. 

August 20, 2009.  Images on display through August 23 at the San Mateo County Fair, where I have just won several awards including Exhibitor of the Year, First Place Color Landscape for "Spires at Sunrise" and First Place Black and White Landscape for "Sunrise Over Mesa Arch".

July 20, 2009.  Thank you for voting "Window Of Light" Public Favorite at the 2009 Alameda County Fair!  The response to this image has been overwhelming.  

July 16, 2009.  "Spires at Sunrise" has been accepted for entry and won an award at the California State Fair, and will be on display when the fair opens starting August 20.  This panorama was printed 33" wide with a final, framed display size of 44" x 22".  For comparison, "Clearing Winter Storm in Monument Valley" was on display at the state fair last year at a final framed size of 57" x 28".

 

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Keywords:  Thanks for visiting Mark Davis Photo. Mark Davis focuses on  fine art nature photography, including black and white, landscape, wildlife, nature, desert, and mountains.  He resides in Dublin, CA, in the Tri-Valley part of the San Francisco Bay Area, near Livermore, Pleasanton, San Ramon, Danville, Castro Valley, Hayward, Alamo and Walnut Creek. Photo prints available.  You can see some of his photography on display at the Alameda County Fair, California State Fair, San Mateo County Fair, Deer Ridge Winery, Deer Ridge Winery, and Bankhead Theater / Bothwell Arts Center, as well as various publications throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.