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18th Annual Alameda on Camera

Alameda on Camera is an annual, juried event conducted throughout the City of Alameda.  For 48 hours, beginning 9:00pm Friday and ending 9:00 pm Sunday, 48 photo-based artists roam the City of Alameda and capture images of neighborhood, favorite places, secret hideaways and, if they choose, spotlight families, friends and famous (and infamous!) town characters.

48 ▪ 48 ▪ 48 Photography Event:  
9 pm, Friday, February 23 through 9 pm,
Sunday February 25
 
48-Hour Challenge: Launch Party: 6-7 pm for youth and
7–9 pm adults Friday, February 23 ~ attendance required (or proxy) 

Alameda On Camera Exhibit: Friday, April 5 - Saturday, May 25
Receiving artwork (in-person):  March 30 or 31 ~ 11 am-5 pm
Exhibit opening & photographers only preview: Friday, April 5 ~ 6–9 pm
Gala opening reception: Saturday, April 13 ~ 3–5 pm
Mid-show reception: Saturday, May 11, 3-5 pm
Exhibit closes: Saturday, May 25, 5 pm
Artists pick up unsold works:  May 26, 11 am-5 pm

Michael Reynolds, 2024 Marketing Award, Alameda Through My Lens

Michael Reynolds ~ "Alameda Through My Lens" ~ 2024 Marketing Award

How Alameda on Camera works

  • Beginning in late November, Frank Bette Center for the Arts begins to remind the artistic community about the upcoming Alameda on Camera.

  • Potential entrants can visit the Bette to pick up or download that year's Schedule, Prospectus, and Application. The application process has a deadline.

  • As part of the application process, photographers submit images to the Alameda on Camera selection committee.

  • From these submissions, 48 photographers are selected by the jury to participate in the annual  event.

  • At a Friday evening reception at the Center each artist chooses from a hat one of 48 sections of the map of Alameda. This section is the area within which the artist has 48 hours to photograph. 

  • Photographers shoot images within their area boundaries area for the next 48 hours.

All “photo-based” artwork media and techniques are welcome. An exhibit of work is on display at the Center.
For more information contact Yvonne.

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