Contact Open Ground Studios

1230 Fremont Blvd. Seaside, CA 93955

831.204.8578 | Email Us

Gallery Hours During Exhibits

Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00 - 4:00

and by appointment 

 

Thank you!

Open Ground Studios' programs and facilities would not be possible without the on-going, generous support of our community, volunteers, members and artists.

Additional support is provided by the Arts Council for Monterey County and our Fiscal Sponsor, Fractured Atlas. Thank you!!

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Darkroom Rental A resource that benefits our photography community!

Our Darkroom is equiped for both traditional and experimental wet printing. We are still in the process of configuring an on-line room reservation system, but until then, contact us and let us know what you need and when you need it.

 

In partnership with professional photographer and local treasure, Tom O'Neal, Open Ground Studios has installed a community access Darkroom for film photography. 

 

New membership options in 2016 offer regular monthly access to darkroom and shared studio space. 

 

 

Darkroom Features and Supplies

 

  • A Bessler 45 MX Enlarger for small, medium and large format film

 

  • Paper Processing Trays of various sizes, up to 16 x 20

 

  • Archival Drying Racks for Fiber or RC Prints, 18 x 22

 

  • Finishing Space for print trimming and inspection

 

  • 3 Light Tables for film viewing

 

  • Jobo Minstral2 Hanging Film Dryer Units for dust free drying

 

  • Papersafe Drawer

 

  • Ilford Multigrade Enlarger Contrast Filters

 

  • Film Washer

 

  • Archival Print Washer, 12 x 18

 

  • NuArc Exposure System for Photo- Printmaking and Contact Printing

DAY RATES

$50 Non-members     

 

$35 Supporting Members

Free monthly darkroom orientations available

Darkroom reservations available in 4-hour blocks

chemicals included

8:00 - 12:00   |   1:00 - 5:00  |  6:00 - 10:00

Darkroom Access Options

CO-OP

PHOTOGRAPHER

$145/mo*

For photographers who want flexible and continual access to our darkroom to develop their professional and artistic film photography.

 

Includes a small cubbie and ½ flat file | $125 w/o storage

$40 annual supplies fee | $145 refundable security deposit

8 Independent Darkroom Reservations/ mo
(4 hr blocks)
           Additional, unlimited darkroom access on a first come, first   

             serve basis during non-reserved times.

 

24/7 Access to OGS Darkroom and Finishing Space


2 Green Room DIY framing access/ mo (3 hr packages)

1 Free group lesson for Green Room Framing

 

Plus:

     Additional discounts on all OGS events and services

     Exhibition opportunities

     $100 toward any one class or workshop

 

*with a 12-month contract. Shorter contracts are available at increased rates:    $165/mo, 6 mo | $185/mo, 3 mo | $205/mo, 1 mo

DARKROOM ACCESS

$120/mo

For photographers who need regular, part-time access to our darkroom to develop their professional and artistic film photography.

 

Includes small cubbie and ½ flat file | $100 w/o storage

$40 annual supplies fee | $120 refundable security deposit

6 Independent Darkroom Reservations/ mo
(4 hr blocks)

       2 of 6 may be scheduled back-to-back for longer worktime

        Access to OGS Studio includes 1 hr before and 1 hr after      

          reservation

1st Saturday open studio lab from 12-4, not including darkroom access

1 Green Room DIY framing access/ mo (3 hr package)

1 Free group lesson for Green Room Framing

 

Plus:

     Additional discounts on all OGS events and services

     Exhibition opportunities

 

*this membership is only offered on a 12-month contract