Minutes

SSI Photography Club

April 12, 2017

 

Acting Chair: Avril Kirby

 

Guests: Nate Poetker

 

New Members: Chris Skleryk

 

Current members shows:

 

    ROCO: to April 30th
        Margaret Benmore: Return of the SSI Goddesses

        Group show: Curt, Jana , Avril, Wendy 

    Embe Bakery: Judy McPhee;  Automobile theme, to April 30th

    Fernwood cafe:  Wildlife. Colton to mid April

 

T-shirt Project: Ross McLeod

            T shirts are on order, still waiting on confirmation of prices.

 

Spring Slideshow for TV screens on island: Judy McPhee

            Deadline for submission of photos is this coming weekend. Images of Spring on                  

            SSI, landscape views only;  high resolution; 9 by 16 size.

 

Eclectic Visions: Jana

            28 entrants thus far. Entry fees due now. Maggie Argiro doing publicity again.

 

Educational presentation: Larry Citra. Stretching Gallery Wrap

            Great demonstration, with details of content to come in a separate document. Using one of Avril’s images which Larry had enlarged and printed on a sturdy self sealing canvas called Breathing Color, he demonstrated the entire process of stretching the image onto a frame sourced from a Canadian company, “Stick n Stretch”.  Needless to say there is a learning curve to doing this well. A beautiful finished piece. Thank you Larry!!

 

Next month’s Challenge: Individual themes...  challenge yourself

 

Slide Show: Doug McMillan

This month’s theme was Flowers and featured many beautiful images, including lots from the club’s recent field trip to Butchart Garden, led by Jana. Despite a much delayed spring this year, the flowers were both prolific and gorgeous

 

Respectfully submitted,

Gwen McDonald,

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Comment by Avril Kirby on April 17, 2017 at 8:23am

Thank you, Gwen--succinct and elegant!

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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