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Name of Summer Show

Last year our summer show as called Eclectic Visions. At the debriefing of the show, it was decided to maintain the same name for consistancy and other reasons.

Yet, on one blog or another in the last month, there have been suggested two other names for our summer Artspring show. They are: Photo Eclectic and Through the Lens.

Last night the club decided to open the door to any other name suggestions. After an appropriate amount of time (a month or so) we will…


Added by Curt Firestone on October 13, 2010 at 7:39pm — 4 Comments


Bob has asked me to assist with public relations. I heard that Li Read wanted to interview art groups on her CFSI morning radio show. Long story short...I will be on her show on Wednesday October 20 between 8 and 8:30 AM. Coffee cup in hand. I want to hightlight the on-going display at Salt Spring Roasting Company and the November showing at Country Grocer. Of course I plan to also talk about the wonderful support system that Bob, Tom and Simon started last year for Salt Spring photographers.

Added by Curt Firestone on October 8, 2010 at 8:05am — 3 Comments

Coast Collective Gallery Photography show

I am just passing on the following information.

Call for Artists

Through the Lens 2011- February 17 - March 6A Photography Show at the Coast Collective Art Gallery This is their second annual exclusively Photographic show.

If you are interested in getting information, please send an email to:

If you wish to visit their web site:…


Added by Curt Firestone on October 3, 2010 at 6:46pm — No Comments

Country Grocer Art Wall

Country Grocery update.

We, Rachel and Curt, have met with the management of Country Grocer and now have a much better understanding of what they wish to do with the west wall of the new café.…


Added by Curt Firestone on September 24, 2010 at 9:26am — 6 Comments

PARC guide write up

Based on all input for which I am thanking you, here is the new and improved version.


The Photography Club is open to…


Added by Curt Firestone on September 21, 2010 at 12:40pm — 17 Comments

Aerial Photos

"Earth From Above" is the result of the aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand's five-year airborne odyssey across six continents. It's a spectacular presentation of large scale photographs of astonishing natural landscapes. Every stunning aerial photograph tells a story about our changing planet. I did see some photos which I would have cropped. Count the number of places which you have visited.

Go to:

Added by Curt Firestone on September 7, 2010 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Photo Lumiere

FYI, Photo Lumiere show is on at Art Spring. June 25 to July 10.

Five Salt Spring Photographers.

I will let you draw your own conclusions of this show vs. our SS Photography Club show.

Added by Curt Firestone on June 26, 2010 at 2:21pm — No Comments

2nd half of last post

If you are interested in the Coast Collective Animal theme show please contact Applications will be submitted on-line with an application no later than July 15, 2010. All artists are notified by July 26 of which images are accepted. There is a $10 hanging fee and 30% commision for each piece sold.

Added by Curt Firestone on June 9, 2010 at 9:54am — 1 Comment

Coast Collective Theme Show

This show is dedicated to celebrating Animals – all our furry, feathered and scaled friends, real and imaginary. Each Artist is limited to 4 entries less than 36” in any dimension, or contact us to discuss possibilities if you have a larger piece. This Fine Art Show will be juried by way of digital images. No work needs to be delivered to the Gallery prior to acceptance and no adjudication fees apply. Artwork on display in the Coast Collective Gift Shop may not be removed to be entered in…


Added by Curt Firestone on June 9, 2010 at 9:47am — No Comments

Gallery Invitation

I was approached at our show enquiring if the Salt Spring Photography Club or any of its members would be interested in showing at Coast Collective Art Centre. The gallery is located in the Esquimalt Lagoon area of Victoria.

There were four options presented.

1. Juried Show in February. $10 hanging fee. Maximum 4 images. 30% sales comm.

2. Beginners Show in January. No details provided.

3. Theme shows. No details.

4. A SS Photo Club show. $200 per week and 30%…


Added by Curt Firestone on June 9, 2010 at 9:40am — No Comments

Artspring Show

Being an amatuer, I am not sure if my images are ready for this type of show. Therefore, count me as a maybe at a lower level ($75?). The only public place that I have ever shown my photos is 2009 Fall Fair.

Guess I need to learn what is expected to show: quality, size, how many images?

For sure I will help during the show. I am in Mexico until April 1.


Added by Curt Firestone on February 20, 2010 at 3:40pm — 1 Comment

Great Work Bob !! May this year or 2011?

Great Work Bob !!

May this year or 2011?


Added by Curt Firestone on February 12, 2010 at 8:49am — No Comments

August minutes

Pierre introduced the new team who will help shape the Club in the future.

Simon Henson

Larry Citra

Maggie Vancik

Roger Brooks

Maureen Milburn

Ellen Vesterdal

Justene Tedder

Plus returning executive members:

Pat Page

Kahsia Hartwell

Wendy Rosier

Anna McColm

This group will infuse some new energy and direction into the Club. Feedback from club members indicates that people would like more interactive educational activities (workshops, classes, small field trips etc.) and maybe a schedule of educational opportunities ahead of time so that people can plan to attend.

The Victoria Camera Club has an external speaker every month and are willing to share their list of speakers so we can participate, at a cost of $5 a person. The club has funds to cover this at the moment. This would require using the  Zoom format (which has worked so well during this Pandemic).

Club meetings will resume in October, giving this new group time to work out their ideas for new directions.

Some people are cautious about in person meetings (because of health issues) and others are ready and able to jump back in. Maybe in person meetings and Zoom meetings can co-exist. Something to talk about.

Maureen has offered to look into a monthly newsletter with, possibly, more coverage than the website offers such as emails, using facebook etc.

Avril would like to see an improved use of the website: more posts, more comments, more helpful critiquing. We might need a refresher course to remind us how to give constructive feedback.

Doug has a show about Covid in September at the library -  in the Community Program Room. He will give a talk on September 7th at Noon. This will be previously unseen material, not the triptychs we have seen on the website.

Photosynthesis has a virtual show coming up, starting on August 31st. Some club members also belong to this photography group.

There is no theme yet for the photography challenge in October but when that is decided it will be communicated to everyone.


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