Bruce Burtch resides in the San Francisco Bay area. For many years his photography was seen only by friends or given as gifts and donations. When the Chairman of a prestigious California art commission described Bruce's work as “wonderful" he decided to test the public photographic waters. Fittingly, his first solo show was held in 2004 in Sausalito, California.
Bruce’s star is rising rapidly, having won several awards, high praise and media attention. In 2004 he held a solo exhibition at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Marin Civic Center. His work has also been displayed at the Marin Arts Festival, the Marin Arts Council's Annual Show, and the highly competitive Marin County Fair. Bruce held a major solo show sponsored by the Mill Valley Art Commission, which described his work as: “spectacular, displaying stunning expressions of light and shadow, mood and serenity.”
Bruce was one of only 10 photographers selected by the Marin Arts Council for a presentation entitled "The Camera Speaks" at the Marin Civic Center, in 2006. He has a permanent display of 20 photographs at the Marin Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center and recently completed a two-year exhibition at The Village in Corte Madera. Bruce's work was the subject of a full page back cover feature in the Bay Club of Marin Magazine, highlighting his on-going personal and photographic support benefitting the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program.
California’s Pacific Sun newspaper summed up Bruce’s work rather concisely, calling it: “sumptuous.”