PCGC Minutes For February 12, 2020

Glen Kindness called the meeting to order.  He introduced guests and new members.  The revised PCGC website will be ready at the end of February.  We remembered our dear friend and revered photographer Cliff Turrell as we viewed his memorial video.  In 2021 the 2020 winners will receive the “Cliff Turrell Photographer of the Year” award.  
To enter The 2020 Creative Image Competition, a member needs to submit his or her two entries by March 11 to PCGCCreativeImage@gmail.com.  
This evening’s print competition is “Neglected,” and next meeting’s digital competition (due tonight) is “Indoor Low Light.”  Since the judge did not show, the judging for both competitions for February will be on February 26.
Larry Bresko reported that 6 entries for Open and 6 entries for Travel have been submitted from our club to the PSA Open and Travel Competitions.  The next entries for the PSA Open and Travel competitions are due on March 29. Please see PSA Interclub Competition Rules under the "Competitions" tab.
Glen passed out the ribbons for the January Digital Naked Tree Competition and the PSA ribbons for Neville Duffield and Alan Lloyd.
1 - Susan Milinkovich 
2 - Candace Cook
3 - Audra Shields
4 - Karen Kindness 
5 - Dennis Bray
6 - Jeffery Slutz 
HM - Joe Chunko 
HM - Rich Lingo 
HM - Alan Lloyd
Old Business included an update on the move to Pavilion Arts Bell Tower, which has no internet and a less flexible cafe setting.  Another option is moving to the first floor of the building where we now meet. 
Current photography events include the following: 
Christ Church Cathedral: Gallery South         
     Open Call: closes April 1, 2020 
     Artists are invited to submit works of urban and rural landscapes in the Greater Cincinnati area that, through the intelligence and creative spirit of the photographer, showcase scenes that are typically overlooked or seen as mundane to the busy passerby. 
     Email nkymikephillips@gmail.com for more information.
     Open Call: closes June 6, 2020     
     CCAC invites artists to submit works that explore the theme of Third Place – third places are described as an anchor of community life such as a park, church, library, gallery, etc.  This exhibition asks artists and viewers to consider both the literal, using and manipulating light through the use of photography, and the figurative, how third places enlighten us and encourage us    to lighten up.     
     Email ThirdPlaceCCAC@gmail.com for more information.
Xavier University Art Galleries     
     Open Call: closes May 15, 2020
      Light has the power to give meaning to anything and everything, presenting the photographer with infinite opportunities to capture images that evoke emotion.  Light, whether natural or artificial, full, gradated or contrasted with its absence to reveal darkness must be felt by the photographer as well as the viewer.  Artists are invited to submit up to five photographs that interpret the Light Matters theme of the exhibit – How will you make light visible for the 2020 FotoFocus Biennial?     
     Email localeyescincy@gmail.com for more information.
Mike Rank did an informative presentation on adding impact to images through the HSL menu and handed out a helpful Pocket Guide To Mixing Color.
Since the judge did not show, Mark Buesing, Karen Kindness, and Glen Kindness presented the demonstration of the new PCGC website.  Thank you for the many hours of work creating the new, much improved website!
Respectfully submitted,
Alane Shoemaker
PCGC Secretary

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