Chronology

On this page you will find a comprehensive (though incomplete) historical listing of Huntington Witherill's pursuits dating back to 1949. Entries are listed in reverse chronological order.


2018

  • State of the Art. Group Exhibition at R. Blitzer Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA sponsored by Center for Photographic Art.(Nov 2-30).
  • West Coast Focus: Abstract Photography AMP Media television appearance. Host: Steve Zmak (July 6).
  • The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos, by Marc Silber. Foreword by Huntington Witherill. Mango Media, Inc. 2018.

  • New www.huntingtonwitherill.com website launched on January 24, 2018.
  • Wrote Foreword for Marc Silber book: The Secrets to Creating Amazing Photos. Published by Mango.

2017

  • Enigmata: A portfolio of photographs and text by Huntington Witherill. Published by LensWork. December, 2017.
  • Taught PIE Labs workshop for the Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA.
  • 30-minute Video Interview with Brooks Jensen, Editor of LensWork Magazine in relation to the series: Enigmata.

2016

  • Taught workshop for the Moab Photography Symposium, May 4-7.
  • Extensive travel throughout American Southwest.

2015

  • Virtual Reality. A portfolio of photographs from the Las Vegas strip, published in LensWork No. 117 March-April, 2015.
  • Extensive travel throughout the United States.

2014

  • Group Exhibition – Center for Photographic Art: Private Collections Exposed.  (May 3 through June 21)
  • Solo Exhibition – Museum of Monterey at Stanton Center: Beyond the Ordinary: an enduring legacy of light.  (April 8 through Sept. 30).
  • Book – Looking at Images: A deeper look at selected photographs published in LensWork and LensWork Extended, by Brooks Jensen.
  • Group exhibition: Heavenly Bodies, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • LensWork Monograph #4 – Chariots of Desire: Classic and Exotic Automobile Photographs by Huntington Witherill. LensWork Publishing.

2013

  • Presentation for Arts Habitat: Arts in Progress, presented at Museum of Monterey, Monterey, CA. (April 23).
  • Served as juror for exhibition at Carmel Art Institute, Carmel, CA..
  • Solo Exhibition: Beyond the Ordinary, Gallery 1855, Davis, CA
  • Group Exhibition: From the Permanant Collection. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.
  • Group Exhibition: Figures Studied, Verve Gallery of Photography, Santa Fe, NM.
  • Group Exhibition: Pleasure Grounds and Restoring Spaces: Photographs of our National Parks, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL

2012

  • Served as Curator – Center for Photographic Art: Kim Weston: Painted Photographs. (June 30 through September 1).
  • Group Exhibition at Sequim Arts Center, Sequim, WA. (Feb., 2012).
  • Guest Lecture and presentation for Art Department of City College of San Francisco, CA
  • Taught workshop: Increasing Your Presence as a Photographer. Viewpoint Photographic Art Center. Sacramento, CA.
  • Publication of Image Reference Catalog: Interactive DVD-ROM.

2011

  • Solo Exhibition: Photo Synthesis. Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA (August 6, through October 1).
  • Learning from the Best. Feature article and interview. Rangefinder Magazine, March, 2011 issue.
  • Digital Collage and Painting- by Susan Ruddick Bloom. Second Edition. Published by Focal Press.
  • Workshop: Death Valley Reunion with Charles Farmer and Huntington Witherill.
  • Why Photographs Work- by George Barr. Book published by Rocky Nook.
  • Publication of Photo Synthesis: Interactive DVD-ROM.
  • Production and completion of Photo Synthesis: Evolution of a Working Process. A 33-minute video presentation.

2010

  • Taught workshop for Santa Monica College Annual Big Sur Workshop.
  • Taught workshop: Moab Photography Symposium, Moab, UT.
  • Verve Gallery of Photography. Two-person exhibition with Ralph Lee Hopkins. October 22, through December 31, 2010.
  • Photo Synthesis book self published. First edition- August, 2010.
  • New www.huntingtonwitherill.com website launched. (July 1, 2010.) 
  • Video production: A Persistence of Vision: Interview with Huntiungton Witherill, produced by Douglas Ethridge. (January).

2009

  • Served on the Board of Trustees for The Center for Photographic Art. (2009-2010).
  • Photo Synthesis images featured in the premier issue of Color Magazine. (April).
  • Video Interview with Douglas Ethridge.
  • Lectures and presentations to Carmel Foundation and Padre Trails Camera Club.
  • Served as Juror for Studio II Annual Juried Exhibition. Studio II Gallery, Napa CA.
  • Taught at Center for Photographic Art Member’s Retreat.
  • Lecture for Center for Photographic Art Creativity & Inspiration- Finding Your Own Voice, Sponsored by ImageMakers.

2008

  • Self Published POD book: Chariots of Desire, by Huntington Witherill. (October).
  • Taught workshop: Photography Project Workshop for LensWork Workshops, Anacortes, WA. (October).
  • Taught Oregon Workshop for Infinity Workshops. (Sept.)
  • Chariots of Desire photographs featured in Artworks Magazine. (Fall, 2008 issue.)
  • Taught photography for two-week Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute, Quartz Mountain, OK. (June).
  • Article by Brooks Jensen, David Grant Best, Joe Lipka & Huntington Witherill: Fellow Travelers published in Lenswork. (May-June, 2008)
  • Taught workshop: Developing Your Photographic Style with Kim Weston. Sponsored by Weston Photography Workshops. (May)
  • Self Published POD book: Photo Synthesis, by Huntington Witherill. (April).
  • Improvisations. Folio of 15 color prints introduced and published by LensWork Publishing.

2007

  • Solo Exhibition: Retrospective at Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Sacramento, CA. (Oct.-Nov.).
  • Darkroom Video Tour and Interview with Witherill featured in LensWork Extended No. 72.
  • Lecture and presentation for Shooting the West Conference., Winnemucca, NV.
  • Interview of Witherill by Becca Siminou.
  • Taught workshop: Capitol Reef for Infinity Workshops. (Oct.)
  • Solo exhibition: Vintage Prints at Verve Gallery of Photography.
  • Taught UCSC Workshop Masters Class, with Mark Citret. (April).
  • Lectured and presentation for Folsum Lake College, Folsum, CA.

2006

  • Taught workshop at University of Washington at Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA. (August)
  • Group exhibition at Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite National Park, CA. June 14- July 24.
  • Solo Exhibition at Mowen Solinsky Gallery. Nevada City, CA.. May 5- June 2.
  • Group exhibition at San Diego Museum of Natural History, sponsored by Ordover Gallery. (May).
  • Portfolio and extended Artist Spotlight published in B&W Magazine issue #41. (February).
  • Extensive Portfolio: Chariots of Desire and Interview published in Lenswork Magazine No. 62 and LensWork Extended No.62. (Jan-Feb, 2006).
  • Announced the discontinuation of silver gelatin printing (January 1, 2006).
  • Prints included in the permanent collection of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Santa Barbara, CA.
  • Taught workshop: The New Photographic Paradigm: Transitioning from Analog-to-Digital for Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA.

2005

  • Solo Exhibition at Verve Fine Arts Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, (November).
  • Article: Farewell to the Revolution published in Camera Arts Magazine. (Oct-Nov.)
  • Solo exhibition sponsored by the Ansel Adams Gallery at Highlands Inn/ Park Hyatt, Carmel, CA (June-September).
  • Launched a new comprehensive website at: www.HuntingtonWitherill.com Feb. 24, 2005.

2004

  • Article: The Hamster Wheel of Progress and photographs featured in PSA Journal Magazine, Aug., 2004 issue.
  • Solo Exhibition: Out of the Ordinary retrospective exhibition at Hartnell College Gallery, Salinas, CA.
  • Served as a member of Monterey Peninsula College Photographic Advisory Board.
  • Taught photography workshop in Capitol Reef Natl. Park, Utah. Infinity Workshops.
  • Keynote Speaker at PSA National Convention, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Photo Synthesis series of color botanical images reproduced as posters by Image Conscious, Inc., San Francisco, CA.
  • Gallery representation at Verve Fine Arts Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.

2003

  • Digital color photographs included in public collection of Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula, Monterey, CA
  • Group Exhibition of digital color botanical photographs at d’Arno Gallery, Bogor, Indonesia.
  • Digital color photographs included in public collection of Kaiser Hospital, Antioch, CA.
  • Solo Exhibition: Photo Synthesis: digital color botanical photographs at The Ansel Adams Gallery, Monterey, CA.

2002

  • Began working on Photo Synthesis, a series of digital color botanical still life photographs.
  • Freestyle Photographic Advisory Board member.

2001

  • Portfolio of images featured in Hooked on the Outdoors Magazine: Photo Annual, September, 2001 (vol 3, no 4).
  • Botanical Dances. 104 page monograph featuring botanical photographs by Witherill and a Foreword by David E. Stroud. Published by LensWork Publishing, Anacortes, WA.
  • Lectures for the Carmel Foundation, Carmel, CA
  • Photographs featured in The Witness, published by ECPC Publishing.
  • Orchestrating Icons book wins first place award in recognition of printing excellence. Presented by Portland Club Gallery of Superb Printing.
  • Group Exhibition at Gallery Mumm, Napa Valley, CA. Sponsored by The Ansel Adams Gallery.
  • Interview with Jim Kasson published in Focus: #12, Quarterly Newsletter for the Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA.
  • Taught Workshop: A Personal Approach to Black & White Photography for Mt. Carroll Center for Applied Photographic Arts. Mt. Carroll, IL

2000

  • Orchestrating Icons. 108 page monograph featuring landscape photographs by Witherill and a Foreword by Paul Caponigro. Published by LensWork Publishing, Portland, OR.
  • Taught workshops in digital imaging for University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK.
  • Solo Exhibition at University of Tulsa, Alexandre Hogue Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • Solo Exhibition at Lawrence Photographic Gallery, Portland, OR.
  • Image published in book: Standing Up Country, by C. Gregory Crampton. Rio Nuevo Publishers, Tucson, AZ.

1999

  • Article and photographs: Mixing Traditional & Digital Processes, by George DeWolfe,  published in View Camera Magazine, Nov./Dec.
  • Recipient of the “Artist of the Year” award, presented by the Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA.
  • Solo Exhibition at the Ansel Adams Gallery, Pebble Beach, CA. 
  • Group Exhibition: The Language of Light, at Mumm, Napa Valley, CA.
  • Group Exhibition: Masters of the Black & White Print, Alinder Gallery, Gualala, CA.
  • Solo Exhibition: Photo Gallery International, Shibaura, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Extensive portfolio and interview published by LensWork Quarterly, Volume 26.

1998

  • Instructor: Photographic Arts Workshop program, Page, AZ.
  • Taught Workshops for The University of California at Santa Cruz Extension Photography Workshops.
  • Group Exhibition: 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition at the Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, California.
  • Group Exhibition at David W. Ball Fine Art Gallery, Greenville, SC.
  • Group Exhibition at Lallak & Tom Gallery, Chicago, IL.
  • Group Exhibition: Homentage a Vincent Van Gogh at Fundacióe Van Gogh d’Arles, Arles, France.
  • Lecture series, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA.

1997

  • Prints purchased by US Department of State: Art in the Embassies.
  • Solo exhibition at University of Tulsa, Alexandre Hogue Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • Taught workshop for University of Tulsa, Alexandre Hogue Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • Interview by John Paul Caponigro: Dialogs with photographs, published in View Camera Magazine (May/June).
  • Photographs included in permanent collection- Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH.

1996

  • Lectures for the Carmel Foundation, Carmel, CA.
  • Taught workshop for Yuba Community College, Marysville, CA.
  • Group exhibition: The North Coast, A Sense of Place. The Alinder Gallery, Gualala, California.
  • Taught workshop for Palomar Community College, San Marcos, CA.
  • Taught workshop: A View of Time with Don Kirby Photography Workshops, Bluff, Utah.

1995

  • Group exhibition- Mumm's Napa Winery, Napa, CA.
  • Instructor: Photographic Arts Workshop program, Bishop, CA.
  • Instructor: Center for Photographic Art Workshops, Carmel, CA.
  • Taught workshop for Coupeville Arts Center, Coupeville, WA.

1994

  • Served as guest lecturer: Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA.
  • Solo exhibition at the Noice Gallery, Kalispell, MT.
  • Instructor for Photographic Arts Workshop program, Page, Arizona.
  • Solo exhibition: from the Botanical Series at the Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA.
  • Extensive travel throughout American Southwest, photographing with 4"x10" panoramic camera.

1993

  • Appointed as an Honorary Trustee to the Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, California.
  • Served as Juror for Rarefied Light. A statewide traveling exhibition for the State of Alaska.
  • Taught workshop for the Alaska Photographic Center, Anchorage, AK.
  • Solo Exhibition at the Anchorage Museum of Art & History, Anchorage, AK.
  • Extensive travel and photography in Alaska & the Northwest Territories.
  • Taught Workshops for the Photography Arts Workshops program.

1992

  • Served as Vice-President to the Board of Trustees, Center for Photographic Art.
  • Taught workshops for Photographic Arts Workshops, Coupeville Arts Center, and The University of California at Santa Cruz.

1991

  • Served as President of the Board of Trustees, Center for Photographic Art. Carmel, California.
  • Prints included in the permanent collection of The Oklahoma Arts Institute.
  • LUX/ONE, a duograph of photographs by Paul Caponigro & Huntington Witheril. Published by the Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA.

1990

  • Group Exhibition at David Adler Cultural Center, Libertyville, IL.
  • Prints purchased for permanent collection of Expo '90 Photo Museum, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Recipient of the Silver Seagull Award for 1989, by Oriental Photo Industrial Co. Ltd., Tokyo, Japan.
  • Group Exhibition at the Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ.
  • Group Exhibition at Hartnell College, Salinas, CA.
  • Group Exhibition: Shoot the Earth at the Alinder Gallery, Gualala, CA.
  • Served on the Board of Trustees: Photographic Center of the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel, California.
  • Taught photographic workshops for the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology, and The Photographic Center of the Monterey Peninsula.
  • Taught photographic workshops for The Friends of Photography, Oklahoma Arts Institute, and The Owens Valley Workshops.
  • Group Exhibition: Portrait of Bodie at The Los Angeles Photography Center, Los Angeles, California.
  • Photographs published in the book, Earthscape, published by Expo '90 Photo Museum, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Group Exhibition: Picture Perfect at the Alinder Gallery, Gualala, CA.

1989

  • Group Exhibition at University of North Carolina at Raleigh, NC.
  • Served on Board of Advisors, The Photographic Center of the Monterey Peninsula, Monterey, CA.
  • Published article: The Black Hole in Photography for View Camera Magazine.
  • Solo Exhibition at Afterimage Gallery, Dallas, TX.
  • Served on Board of Trustees, Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art.

1988

  • Served on the Board of Trustees, Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art. Monterey, California.
  • Photographs included the permanent collection of Hewlitt Packard, Corp.
  • Instructor for the Photographic Center of Menterey Peninsula, Carmel, CA.
  • Group Exhibition: Twentieth Anniversary at the Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA.
  • Group Exhibition: Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO.
  • Instructor for The Owens Valley Workshops.
  • Group Exhibition: Photographers of Monterey County at the Photographic Center of Menterey Peninsula, Carmel, CA.
  • Solo Exhibition at the Santa Catalina School, Monterey, CA.

1987

  • Participant in Friends of Photography: "Collector's Print Program".
  • Participant: “Yosemite Portfolio Series,” published by the Ansel Adams Gallery.
  • Group Exhibition: National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Exhibition of SEM photographs at The Monterey Bay Aquarium.
  • Instructor for The Ansel Adams Gallery Workshops.
  • Continued instruction Friends of Photography Workshops, Carmel, CA.
  • Solo Exhibition: Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite, CA.
  • Solo Exhibition at Photo Gallery International, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Group Exhibition: Monterey Peninsula-the New Generation at The Friends of Photography, Carmel, CA.
  • Group Exhibition: University of Idaho Prichard Art Gallery, Moscow, ID.

1986

  • Juried Exhibition- Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art.
  • Two-Person Exhibition- The Friends of Photography, Carmel, CA.
  • Instructor for The Friends of Photography Workshops, Carmel, CA.
  • Instructor for Monterey Peninsula College Photography Workshops.
  • Instructor for The University of California at Santa Cruz Extension Workshops.
  • Group Exhibition: Moonscapes. Afterimage Gallery, Dallas, TX.

1985

  • Group Exhibition at The Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, California.
  • Instructor for The University of California at Santa Cruz Extension Photography Workshops.
  • Photographs included in the permanent collection of The Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art.
  • Published Huntington Witherill Catalogue, 41 landscape photographs.
  • Photographs selected for the Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art's 25th Anniversary membership benefit program.
  • Continued instruction for the Friends of Photography workshops. 
  • Group Exhibition at the Fresno Arts Center, Fresno, California.

1984

  • Group Exhibition at The Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL.
  • Two-man Exhibition with Pirkle Jones at The Vision Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
  • Exhibition at The Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite National Park, CA.
  • Instructor for The Friends of Photography Workshops, Carmel, CA.
  • Group Exhibit: Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, CA.
  • Instructor: for Monterey Peninsula College Photography Workshops.
  • Continued instruction: University of California at Santa Cruz, Extension.
  • Group Exhibition at Harrison Museum of Art. Utah State University, Logan, UT.
  • Group Exhibit: Point Lobos- Place as Icon at Friends of Photography Gallery. Carmel, CA.
  • Curator of Photography- A Vision of America at Peace. Exhibition of painting, film, and photography at The San Francisco Trade Center, San Francisco, CA. 

1983

  • Group Exhibition at the Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, CA.
  • Two-man Exhibition with Morley Baer at The Photographer's Gallery, Palo Alto, CA.
  • Photographs included in the permanent collection of Syntex Corp.
  • Continued photographic instruction for The University of California at Santa Cruz, Extension.
  • Prints included in the permanent collection: Digital Research, Corp.
  • Guest curator for an invitational exhibit at The Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, California.
  • Photograph published in American Photographer Magazine.

1982

  • Instructor: Friends of Photography Members Workshop, Carmel, CA. 
  • Group Exhibition: Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA.
  • Instructor for The University of California at Santa Cruz Extension Photography Workshops.
  • Solo Exhibition: Montalvo Center for the Arts, Saratoga, CA.
  • Group Exhibition at The Friends of Photography, Carmel, CA.
  • Two-man Exhibition at The Collector's Gallery, Pacific Grove, CA.

1981

  • Photographs included in the permanent collection of The Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC.
  • Solo Exhibition: The Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA.
  • Group Exhibition: Yokohama City Museum, Yokohama, Japan.
  • Photographs included in the permanent collection of The Yokohama City Museum, Yokohama, Japan.
  • Two-man Exhibition at University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD.
  • Two-man Exhibition at Gallery 72, Omaha, Nebraska.
  • Photographs included in the permanent collection of The Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA.
  • Group Exhibition at the Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, CA.
  • Photographs included in the permanent collection of Syntex Corp.
  • Completion of Portfolio 1. Ten silver gelatin prints in an edition of fifty sets. Foreword by Steve Crouch. Published by Collector's Gallery, Pacific Grove, CA.

1980

  • Group Exhibition: Modern Masters on Paper at Gannon University, Erie, PA.
  • Portfolio featured in premier issue of Monterey Life Magazine.
  • Photographs included in the permanent collection of The Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York.
  • Solo Exhibition at The Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY.
  • Two-man Exhibition with Steve Crouch at The Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC.
  • Continued photographic work for The Nature Conservancy.
  • Photographic instructor for Nature Expeditions International.
  • Photographic consultant to Oriental Photo Industrial Co.
  •  Two-man Exhibition at Atelier-Clemens Fine Arts, Pasadena, CA.
  • Group Exhibition: New Landscapes at The Friends of Photography, Carmel, California.
  • Group Exhibition at Photo Gallery International, Tokyo, Japan.

1979

  • Photography work for The Nature Conservancy at Santa Cruz Island, and Big Creek Preserves, California.
  • Instructor for The Newport School of Photography Workshops.
  • Photographs included in the permanent collection of the Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, Monterey, CA.
  • Assistant for Steve Crouch Photography Workshops.
  • Two-man Exhibition with Steve Crouch at The San Jose City College Gallery, San Jose, California.
  • Solo Exhibition at The Collector's Gallery, Pacific Grove, CA.

1978

  • Two-month, two-man Exhibition with Edward Weston at the Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art.
  • Served as assistant for Steve Crouch Photography Workshops.

1977

  • Group Exhibition: Eyes ‘77 at the Dibert Gallery, Carmel, CA.
  • Extensive travel throughout the American Southwest while assisting Steve Crouch at a workshop held in Capitol Reef, UT.
  • Group Exhibition at The Secrist Gallery, Carmel, CA.

1976

  • Extensive travel throughout United States and New Zealand.
  • Solo Exhibition at Columbia Gallery of Photography, Columbia, MO.

1975

  • First One-Man Exhibition at The Shado Gallery in Oregon City, OR.

1974

  • Attended Death Valley Workshop with Al Weber.

1973-1975

  • Assistant for the Ansel Adams Workshops: Yosemite and Asilomar, CA.

1972

  • Moved from Santa Monica to the Monterey Peninsula.
  • Attended the Ansel Adams Winter Workshop in Yosemite, CA.

1971

  • Attended the Ansel Adams Summer Workshop in Yosemite, CA.
  • One semester of photography study with Don Battle at Santa Monica College.
  • Worked as a commercial photographer for Income Equities, Inc.
  • Studied landscape photography, two-dimensional design and electronic music at California Institute of the Arts.

1970

  • Worked as a lab technician at Photo-Graphics commercial photography studio, Santa Monica, CA.
  • Began photographing with a Brand 17 4x5 view camera.

1968

  • Studied two-dimensional design and electronic music at the University of California at Los Angeles.

1967

  • Graduated from Pacific Palisades High School.

1966-1968

  • Studied orchestration, conducting & music theory with Ivan Boutnikoff.

1963

  • Performed as guest soloist with The Santa Monica Symphony and the Hollywood Wilshire Symphony Orchestras.

1956

  • First public piano recital at The University of Southern California.

1953

  • Began taking piano lessons with Herbert Donaldson.

1952

  • Moved with family from Syracuse, NY, to Santa Monica, CA.

1949

  • Born in Syracuse, New York, on May 12, 1949.