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Previous Workshops

Outdoor Figure Photography Workshop
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Halcott Center, New York

This workshop covers techniques for photographing the unclothed female figure outdoors including posing, composition and outdoor lighting. The workshop taught by photographer Herb Lingl features Zoe West, a talented figure model with extensive modeling credits.

The workshop fee is $95 which admission to the workshop, a dinner after the workshop and access to the sauna which will be fired up at the conclusion of the workshop. The workshop also includes a limited model release signed by Zoe to use photography created at the workshop for portfolio and self promotion purposes. Broader model releases and one on one photography sessions with Zoe are also available.

Please use this link to download the postcard announcing the workshop:

June 28 Figure Photography and June 29 Figure Modeling Session Postcard

Outdoor Figure Modeling Session
Painting, Drawing and Sculpture
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Halcott Center, New York

Experienced artists' model Elisa will be holding poses long enough for artists to create detailed paintings, drawings or sculpture.

The fee to participate is $50. This fee includes lunch and the opportunity to enjoy the sauna after the modeling session.

Other Exhibits and Workshops

Exhibit at the Petaluma Airport, Sonoma County, California

Celebrating the Female Form: Drawing, Painting & Sculpture

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 4, 2010

Exhibit Closing Party: Sunday, December 19, 2010, 3-6pm

Technicolor, 2009
Ink, Watercolor and Acrylic on Bristol Paper
© Ytaelena Lopez
Image ID: AHLM2001

This group show featured leading northern California figure artists with a special portion of the show devoted to emerging artists and promising art students.

The exhibit took place at the Airport Muse Gallery at the Petaluma Municipal Airport. Additional information is available from the Airport Muse Gallery Media Release.

Curious, 2004
Oil on Canvas
© Diana Belenky
Image ID: AHLM2004

The artists exhibiting work at this show were Jonqui Albin, Barry Baldwin, Diana Belenky, Terry Brown, Alicia Lee Farnsworth, Susan Gefvert, Ytaelena Lopez and Ruby Newman.

Ana, 2010
© Susan Gefvert
Image ID: AHLM2003
The event was sponsored in part by MKG Winery whose Lady of the Lake Sparkling Pear Wine was served to guests at the closing event. Addition information about event sponors and an extensive list of raffle prizes which benefit the Petaluma Arts Center and the Western Horizon Flying Museum are listed below.

Exhibit Closing Party Sponsored By

A Bottle of Lady of the Lake Sparkling Pear Wine
Part of the Raffle at the Airport Muse Exhibit Closing Party
© Herb Lingl/
Image ID: AHLC3244

A bottle of the Lady of the Lake Sparkling Pear Wine which was served at the event is shown below.

Raffle Prizes

We also have an exciting raffle with some great prizes that will take place around 7pm (you don't have to be present to win). Among the prizes are:

a VIP tour of the Lagunitas Brewing Company for the winner of this prize, plus 9 friends--which includes 2 hours of sampling Lagunitas beers

a VIP tour and tasting of the wines of the exceptional Carneros district winery, Artesa

a $20 gift certificate at the Two Niner Diner at the Petaluma Airport

a bottle of the Lady of the Lake Sparkling Pear wine (we will be pouring Lady of the Lake sparkling pear wine at the event that starts at 3pm until it runs out)

a print by female figure photographer, Herb Lingl

a case of Lagunitas India Pale Ale

a membership in the Petaluma Arts Center for one individual and perhaps even more prizes.

Proceeds from the raffle benefit the Petaluma Arts Council and the Western Horizon Flying Museum.

Celebrating the Female Form: About The Series

Painting of Venus
by William-Adolphe Bouguereau
Image ID: Venus_Boug

Celebrating the Female Form is a series of workshops, seminars and art exhibitions that explores, in depth, artistic treatments of the female figure. Exhibitions open with a reception that features an emerging musician and often some aviation related presentation. All receptions are sponsored by related arts organizations and businesses.

For information about upcoming events, workshops and exhibitions or to obtain information on sponsoring a reception or other event, please contact Airport Muse.

Celebrating the Female Form: Art Forms

© Herb Lingl/, nude, figure photography, study
Sarah Farnsworth
San Francisco, CA
Image ID: AHLC3115
© Herb Lingl/
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The Celebrating the Female Form series of workshops and exhibitions takes a broad, inclusive approach to art that contributes to the objective of celebrating the female figure.

In addition to painters, sculptors and photographers many other artists are invited to participate including hair and make up artists, body painters, lighting artists, mixed media artists and musicians, and we are always open to new ideas.

To receive information on upcoming events or to suggest new ideas, please contact Airport Muse.