Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that fine art photographer Pam Borrelli has been named as the Gallery’s new featured artist and she will now be promoted by the gallery for the next 30 days.

Pam Borrelli, a San Francisco-based photographer, has been creating photographic images her entire life, a passion first discovered in childhood. Her later formal study of photography led Pam to a fortuitous meeting with acclaimed photographer Ruth Bernhard, who became a mentor and encouraged her to pursue a deeper commitment to photography. Attending the San Francisco Art Institute and later earning a Master’s Degree in Psychology from the University of San Francisco, Pam developed her photography skills while focusing on the power of the captured image, accelerating the drive to express herself artistically through photography. Initially involved in portraiture, especially “glamour” and pregnant mother images, she began her successful business venture: BORRELLI PORTRAITS; she also revisited her interest in and talent for landscape and macro flora photography. While Pam’s most recent work shows an interest in a more abstract/narrative imagery, her photography continues to evolve.

“My photography focuses on an interplay between reality and imagination, between the observer and the observed. After years honing my skills in the traditional dark room, I have embraced the digital revolution in Photography, inspired by its unique and creative possibilities. I believe that the continuous advances in the technology and craft of digital photography are creating an entirely new medium.”

Professionally, Pam has participated in a number of juried exhibitions, where she has won recognition and awards for her work, and most recently from the Kellicutt International Photo Show. Her floral images are featured in the volume - “Flowers in Art: Contemporary International Artists”; Pam’s work may also be seen at San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, an historic nonprofit arts organization, where she currently serves as the President of its Board of Directors.

Pam’s techniques include the “creating” of photographic images through the use of HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology that extends the range of visual information beyond what the eye can normally observe. She processes her images using a wide-gamut of digital methods. After enhancing as much detail as possible, she often creates a glow in her images by using a variety of soft focus filters, such as Nik Glamour Glow, while experimenting with a variety of textures and blending modes. For example, many of her flower images are also printed on rice paper to create even more texture and tone in the images.

“I am drawn to a wide variety of subjects that have at first glance a subtle, simple beauty. I find the artistic challenge in using the camera to capture and reveal often-unnoticed complexities of the subject, as I’m never certain of what details and secrets might be exposed. Each time I peer through the viewfinder I sense the near magical power the camera possesses, its capacity to surprise and deepen our awareness as it reveals new perspectives, even wonder, about the familiar.”  Pam's website:


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Artist News - San Francisco Women Artists (SFWA) LogoSAN FRANCISCO, CA – November 15, 2014 /- San Francisco Women Artists (SFWA) announce they will be opening their beautiful and spacious new Gallery in the vibrant SF Inner Sunset neighborhood. Their inaugural all media show "Artists' Choice" will open January 8 - January 31, 2015.

Founded in 1887, San Francisco Women Artists (SFWA) is the oldest on-going arts organization in California, a nonprofit membership-based organization that supports and promotes the talents of emerging and established women artists. Monthly themed-juried shows feature paintings, photography, jewelry, ceramics, and sculpture.

Pam Borrelli, photographer and SFWA Board President, states that membership is open to all Bay Area residents, men and women, who share in SFWA's mission to advance the work of women artists, and invites new member applications. SFWA outgrew their former gallery in Presidio Heights and look forward to moving into the much larger space that features 14' ceilings, skylights and a courtyard.

Collaborating with other nonprofits and engaging student interns, SFWA hosts a variety of events that invite neighborhood participation, featuring talented artists, offering varied workshops and presentations, hosting receptions/special events and activities for the community at large.

SFWA is proud of its heritage and its many former members who have gone on to become prominent artists, including Ruth Asawa, Dorr Bothwell, Imogen Cunningham, and Ruth Bernhard.

About SFWA

Located at 647 Irving Street and 8th Avenue, San Francisco, SFWA is hosting the celebratory "Artists' Choice" opening Reception on January 8, from 5:30-9:30 pm.  SFWA is a nonprofit 501© (3) arts organization celebrating its 127th year.

Contact Information

Pam Borrelli, Board President
San Francisco Women Artists
647 Irving Street
San Francisco, CA 94122

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