Foto Modesto is a month-long event in Modesto celebrating the photographic arts.  It takes place in February of 2018 and involves 23 venues, primarily in downtown Modesto and McHenry Village, all of whom have committed to hosting a photography exhibit during the month.  The individual exhibits will cover the wide range of photographic styles, from traditional, fine art photography to the tweaked images that are only possible through digital manipulation, and will cover a wide range of subjects, from landscape, nature, and wildlife, to portrait art, street photography, and images with a message. The majority of participating photographers are local and regional artists. All exhibits will be on display at each location for the entire month although exhibit hours will vary according to the hosts’ hours of operation.

Join us in this celebration of all things photographic. There will be a grand opening of the event on Friday evening, February 2, 2018 at the Mistlin Gallery, 1015 J Street, Modesto, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at which time the artists who have displayed their work around town will be introduced. Additional events and activities may also be scheduled at the individual locations. A free brochure will be available at each site listing venues and artists.

Special Guest Exhibit at Mistlin Gallery

foto modesto, a month long celebration of the photographic arts is pleased to announce that they have arranged for a showing of “Treasured Lands,” an award winning photographic exhibit created by Q.T. Luong. The focus of the exhibit is the 59 National Parks, which Mr. Luong photographed over the years with his large format (5×7) camera. His photographs are the subject of four books, including the best-selling Treasured Lands, winner of six national book awards. The photographs in this exhibit have appeared in Time, Life, Outside, Scientific American, GEO, numerous National Geographic publications and hundreds of others worldwide.  He lives in San Jose, California with his wife and two children. For more information visit

Mr. Luong’s exhibit will be at the Mistlin Gallery from January 30 through March 2, 2018.  He will be present at the grand opening of foto modesto on Friday, February 2 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at which time he will give a brief overview of his work. He will return on Sunday, February 11, 2018 to give a longer, in depth, presentation of his project that will take place at Prospect Theater Project, 1214 K Street from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.  A donation of $10 will be appreciated for this presentation.

Collision V: Poetry + Photography 

For the fifth time, poets and photographers blend their talents to create works of art that honor both.

This group show representing a variety of styles is presented at Mistlin Gallery, between Jan. 30 and March 3. The reception for Collision V will present images and poetry readings on Thursday February 15, 7:30 pm during 3rd Thursday Art Walk.

CCAA members at several foto modesto venues

These CCAA members will be showing their photos at the following venues:

Anna Barber – Chartreuse Muse

Bill Harris – Picasso’s Deli

David Schroeder – Candy’s Carefree Travel

John Wynn – Preservation Coffee

Larry Lew – Great Valley Museum

Peter Lee – Concetta

Additional information about individual artists and venues can be found at