PCGC Minutes For October 13, 2021

Glen Kindness hosted the meeting and welcomed guests.

Current and future competitions:

10/13 Print: A Standout
10/27 Digital: The Letter “R”
11/1 PSA Entries for Open and Travel
11/10 Print: Fall Colors (note: due 10/27)
11/10 Digital: Still Life by Natural Light (note change: due 10/27)

Glen passed out the ribbons.

Photography Events/Announcements:

Lens/cratch Daily: Lens/cratch focuses on fine arts photography and publishes a regular list of calls for photography contests that may be of interest to you, especially if your inclination is toward fine art photography. http://lenscratch.com/resources/callsforentry/

Impressions of Hyde Park Square Exhibit at Gallery 708 :  October 1 - November 28

Fairfield Annual Community Artist Showcase:  Sept. 25 - Nov. 13

2021 Evendale Juried Photography Exhibition:  October 10 - November 1, 2021, on the grounds of the Evendale Cultural Arts Center, 10428 Reading Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45241.

2022 FOTOFOCUS BIENNIAL. The theme for its sixth edition of the FotoFocus Biennial will be World Record with a concentrated week of programming held October 1–8, 2022, and preview events on September 30, 2022.  The theme World Record considers film and photography’s record of life on earth, while exploring humankind’s impact on the natural world and the choices—for ill or good—we now face as a global community.

Mark Buelsing at markb@letitshine.biz asks for photos of cars, auto shows, and auto events to be submitted to gocarshow.com.

New Business:

A “mini-presentation” by Tom Conway about Nikonians provided insight into the website’s educational opportunities and information.

The opportunity to tour "Cincinnati Triple Steam,” operated by Cincinnati Water Works and featuring four of the world's largest triple expansion crank and fly wheel water pumping steam engines, was discussed.  About nine members showed interest in a Saturday, December 4, outing.  A dedicated tour will take place on Saturday, December 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  For those who did not attend the meeting and wish to attend, please inform Glen, as the maximum is 20 people.  It is important to review the material on the website about the requirements for attendees and the provided video links, as the video presentation is no longer a part of the tour. Also, for any member planning to go, print and complete the liability release form, and bring it to the meeting on October 27 or November 10.  If one cannot attend either meeting, please let Glen know for the head count, and also be sure to bring the completed form the morning of the tour. A link to a YouTube video gives some historical context and shows some of the construction. https://cincinnatitriplesteam.org/documents/Tour%20Guidelines%20Old%20River%20Station%20GCWW.pdf

The plant is very interesting, with lots of photographic composition challenges and opportunities.

Presenter Audra Shields discussed Minor Martin White, an American photographer, theoretician, critic, and educator, who combined an intense interest in how people viewed and understood photographs with a personal vision that was guided by a variety of spiritual and intellectual philosophies.

Glen announced that the only Board position that needs to be filled for 2022 is Secretary. 

Many thanks to the judge, Shannon Eggleston, Founder and Executive Director of I.imaginephotography.org, a non-profit organization providing photography-based education for students in grades 6-12 through afterschool programs, summer camps, and special, community-driven projects.

Patty Bertsch presented the Print Competition Results.
Print Competition “A Standout” Results for October 13, 2021
Judge:  Shannon Eggleston
No. of Entries:  13

1st :  Glen Kindness (Stand out egg bowl)
2nd:  Karen Kindness (Final Bloom of Summer)
3rd:  Susan Milinkovich (A Contrast in Pinks)
4th:  Alane Shoemaker (Lone Green Tomato)
5th and People’s Choice:  Dennis Bray (Be Different from the Rest)
6th:  Dan Slusher (Nine Apples)
HM:  Jeffery Slutz (Odd Ball)

Respectfully submitted,
Alane Shoemaker
PCGC Secretary

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