ZMAK FRIDAY! Holiday Open Studio 50% Off All Photos in Stock for 1 Day Only Friday. Nov. 28, 9am-3pm – Photography, Dark Surf & Jewelry All Limited Edition & Numbered Edition photographs in stock will be 50% OFF for 1 DAY ONLY! Everything must go to make room for new work being released in 2015.

• Framed & Matted 12×18″ Prints were $300, NOW $150
• Matted 12×18″ Prints were $250, NOW $125
• Packaged 12×18″ Prints were $200, NOW $100
• Canvas 30×45″ Prints were $600, NOW $300
• Canvas 24×36″ Prints were $450, NOW $225
• Canvas 16×24″ Prints were $300, NOW $150

If it’s hanging on a wall in Monterey County* or in my studio inventory, it will be ON SALE. Just come to the Open Studio at 3200 Crescent Ave., Marina on Nov. 28 and pay for it, and we’ll make arrangements to get it to you. Do you want something on exhibit at: Carmel Valley Coffee Roasting Co. in The Barnyard in Carmel, Senator Bill Monning’s Monterey Office, Pessagno Winery near Gonzales, or UC MBEST Center in Marina? You can get it for 50% OFF on Nov. 28 ONLY! There’s only 1 copy of each photo available so be sure you’re the first to claim the photo you want. *Excludes prints on exhibit at the Museum of Monterey, Center for Photographic Art, Carl Cherry Center, and any Arts Council for Monterey County Exhibit; or sold-out limited editions.

T.C. Zmak will be selling and autographing copies of Dark Surf, selling Dark Surf T-shirts, and giving away stickers and bookmarks. Many gifts for $15 or less. For more info: 831-883-4459, email We accept cash, checks and credit cards.


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Black & White Spider Awards Honors Photographer Steve Zmak from the United States LOS ANGELES — Photographer Steve Zmak of the United States was nominated twice in the Professional Nature Category, and once in the Professional Abstract Category where Zmak received an Honorable Mention at the 9th Annual Black and White Spider Awards on October 18, 2014. Black & White Spider Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in black and white photography. The awards international Jury included captains of the industry from The Royal Photographic Society, FoMu Fotomuseum, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Torch Gallery, Stockholm City Museum to Fratelli Alinari in Florence who honored Spider Fellows with 298 coveted title awards and 957 nominees in 14 categories. The 9th Annual Awards received 8,508 entries from 73 countries representing black and white photography at its finest. Click here to view Abstract Honorable Mention Winner, Dune Two Click here to view Nature Nomination, Ancient Stone Click here to view Nature Nomination, Tiny Worlds Click here to view the 9th Annual Winners Gallery

NEW EXHIBIT of B&W Photography Carmel Valley Coffee Roasting Co. at The Barnyard in Carmel Opening Reception Thursday, Nov. 6, 4-6pm – Everyone welcome! The exhibit includes many selections from the Alaskan Summer portfolio, plus brand new photos never before exhibited. Click here for directions and more information about Carmel Valley Coffee Roasting Co. in The Barnyard.

ImageMakers Exhibit at the Museum of Monterey Opening reception Friday, Sept. 12, 5-7pm, FREE & open to the public – Exhibit runs until January 5, 2015 – Click here for more info and directions

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Center for Photographic Art – 8X10 Exhibit October 18 – November 8, 2014; Opening Reception Saturday, October 18, 2014, 4-6 p.m. Sunset Center, Room #5, San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel, Calif. A fundraising tradition at the Center for Photographic Art. This 3-week event combines a high quality exhibition of invited photographers’ “small works” (smaller than 8X10”) with the chance for visitors to support CPA’s educational and exhibition programs. Throughout the exhibition, gallery visitors will be able to purchase raffle tickets for the photographs of their choice. Click here for more information and gallery hours.

Photo Accepted in the California State Parks 2015 Calendar “Twilight Flight” is the photo for October 2014 in the soon-to-be-released 2015 15-month Calendar. The photo was taken last year at Salinas River State Beach. The calendars will be available for sale soon from

Sanderlings feed and scurrying across wet twilight sky lit sand at the water’s edge and take flight.

Alaskan Summer on Exhibit Now Trailside Cafe & Coffee House, Monterey February 4 – Present 550 Wave St, Monterey, Calif. Open to the public during regular business hours ~ 10 Photographs Click here for info about Trailside Café & Coffee House Click here to see the full Alaskan Summer Portfolio ~ 54 Photographs

Panoramic photo os expansive landcsape of tundra glacial rivers, mountains, and storm clouds.

Center for Photographic Art – 2014 Juried Exhibition January 11 – March 1, 2014 Sunset Center, Room #5 San Carlos Street at Ninth Avenue, Carmel, Calif. This exhibition, of approximately 50 works, represents the winning images in this year’s Juried Exhibition competition, judged by Juror Diana L. Daniels, Curator of Contemporary Art, Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, Calif. Ms. Daniels had the challenging task of selecting winning images from over 1,000 photographs submitted by photographers locally, nationally and internationally. I had 1 photo accepted: “Tiny Worlds”.

Monterey Office of 17th District State Senator Bill Monning March 27, 2013 – March 2014; Opening Reception Friday, April 26, 2013, 5 p.m. 99 Pacific Street, Suite 575-F (Heritage Harbor Complex), Monterey, Calif. Open to the public during regular business hours. 34 Photographs

“Celebrating Monterey County” Arts Council of Monterey County Juried Show Monterey County Government Center 160 West Alisal St., Salinas, Calif. Opening Reception Tuesday, December 10, 5-7 p.m. Featuring “Vineyard Wave“, “Gray Valley, Gold Hills”, “Harvest Flames,” Autumn Storm,” and “Summer Vineyard Twilight”.

Bright yellow, orange and red leaves in a vineyard landscape with a clearing storm over the Salinas Valley

“A Year in the Vineyard” Pessagno Winery Tasting Room 1645 River Rd., Salinas, Calif. May 1, 2010 – present; Opening Reception Saturday, May 1, 2010 Featuring B&W and color photographs from January to December 2009 in the Pessagno vineyards of the Santa Lucia Highlands. UC MBEST Center Atrium Conference Room 3180 Imjin Parkway, Marina, Calif. November 15, 2010 – present Featuring 16 photographs from previous portfolios plus new work. Open to the public during regular business hours.