PCGC Minutes For January 27, 2021

Glen Kindness hosted the Zoom meeting, since the club is not able to meet in person as a result of COVID-19.

Submissions for the PSA Travel and Open Competitions are due by January 31.  The February 24 Digital Competition on “Bubbles” is due on February 10.  The Creative Image Competition with two entries is due on March 3.

A new competition was opened for the 2020 PHOTO OF THE YEAR.  The 1st and 2nd place award winners for all of the 2020 Print and Digital competitions have been entered into the competition.  The competition is now open for Member voting on the 48 entries.  The Five Star rating system is being used for this competition with five stars being the highest.  Each member can assign a Star rating for every entry except his or her own.  Awards will be given for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd winners.

Dues are payable in January.  Annual dues are $35 per member, and family membership is $50.Reduced Rate is in effect for 2021.  Current Members who paid $35 (or $50)  in 2020 receive a reduced rate in 2021.  Reduced rate dues for current members are $20  and  $30 for a Family Duo.  New members pay the normal rate of $35.  A check payable to Photography Club of Greater Cincinnati should be sent to Alan Lloyd, PO Box 217, Milford, OH  45150.

A vote on the revision of The Proposed By-Laws & Competition Rules (under the ORGANIZATION - DOCUMENTS tab) will take place at the February 10, 2021, Zoom meeting. The following tweaks were made after a good discussion at the January 13, 2021, Zoom meeting:
"Wiggle room" to modify the competition rules in case of an emergency (like a pandemic)
Language to allow flexibility for Committee Chairs to delegate when appropriate
PSA Liaison language
Adding Creative Image Competition
Adding ability to have other ad hoc competitions 

All welcomed new members, Deb Marvin and Tony McCown, to the club.

A roundtable review and discussion of the images for the January Print and Digital Competitions took place.  Sharon Evans shared the online Deep Dream Generator, a computer vision platform that allows users to input photos into the program and transform them through an artificial intelligence algorithm, that she used for her photo that placed in the January Print Competition.

The Cincinnati Art Club has dropped the restriction regarding photography and is now allowing photographers to join and exhibit in Club shows.  The first online show that is all photography and digital art is online at https://cincinnatiartclub.org/inside-out-photography-and-digital-exhibition-2021/.

Cole Thompson Photography Links include the following: -
https://colethompsonphotography.com/FB Event Link
Website   https://www.earthisourwitness.com/

January Digital Competition Results for January 26, 2021
Topic:  Glassware
Judge:  Jerry Carpenter
No. of Entries:  18

1st – Jeffery Slutz (Glass Art)
2nd –Candace Cook (Glass on fire)
3rd – Sharon Evans (Blue reflection)
4th – Richard Lingo (Glassware - January Digital)
5th – Alane Shoemaker (Captivating Chihuly Glass)
6th – Glen Kindness (3 flutes)
People’s Choice  Dan Slusher (Lunch on the go)
Honorable Mention  Gary Lord (The year 2020)
Honorable Mention  Michael Rank (Chihuly)
Honorable Mention  Susan Milinkovich (Winter Light)

Respectfully submitted,

Alane Shoemaker
PCGC Secretary

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