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The Pictorialist

December 2015
Newsletter of the Photo Pictorialists of Milwaukee
Established 1904
Affiliated with the Photographic Society of America
Wisconsin Area Camera Clubs Organization
And the Wisconsin Print Circuit
Richard Yehl, President; Kathy Braun, Vice President: Dixie Lowin, Secretary/Treasurer
Linda Lee, Newsletter Editor; Webmaster, Sandra Weber
Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month, from September through May, at 7p.m.
in the Luther Manor Conference Room, 4545 N. 92nd St., Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

New members are always welcome. Visit one of our

meetings and see what you think!
2015-2016 Dues
Dues are $20 single and $30 family, to be paid before or at
the September meeting. Bring them to a meeting or send
them to Dixie Lowin, 2028 W. Ranch Road, Mequon, WI
2015-2016 Meeting Dates and Topics
See the August 2015 Pictorialist if you wish to view
meeting dates and topics from September through
December. It, and other previous editions, are available on
the club website,
January 7
PSA Regional Showcase judging, with critique by club
members to follow. Questionnaires will be distributed, to
be returned no later than the March meeting, and the results
will be used to determine topics for next years schedule.
February 4
Wisconsin Print Circuit is our annual opportunity to judge
the work of other Wisconsin camera clubs and an excellent
time to see the work of other clubs. We judge by scoring
the prints. After the score sheets are collected, our
members will discuss which the prints they liked best and
March 3
Outings, Travel or Other: Each member may have 5
minutes to show more or fewer images depending on
whether they are looking for positive feedback. Feedback
can be a very helpful tool for improving ones photo skills.
For those not wanting feedback, this is your opportunity to
just share your photo experience, in a 5 minute time

allotment, with other members. Sandra Weber needs digital

images 2 weeks in advance.
April 7
Before and After: This meeting gives members the
opportunity to show an image as taken and a second image
showing improvements from the first one. Members will
have 5 minutes to give their presentation. Again, get digital
images to Sandra Weber 2 weeks before the meeting.
In addition, we will collect the questionnaires distributed at
the February and March meetings. A committee will be
formed to review the returned questionnaires and use them
to put together next years schedule.
We also will collect images for our year end competition
and the money ($15.95 each) for those attending our year
end banquet on May 19 at Meyers Restaurant.
May 5
Year-end competition. Information will be distributed in
advance. Submissions will be scored by judges from
outside of the club. This past year there were many
opportunities to learn more about how others judge our
photos, and to earn a medal or honorable mention.
May 19
Year-end banquet at Meyers Restaurant. Arrive as early as
6 pm. Dinner will be at 7 pm.
Treat List
January Phil Block
February Vickie Boswell
March Kathy Braun
Holiday dinner: Our annual holiday dinner was wellattended and enjoyable. Club members had an opportunity

to relax and talk informally. Many thanks to those who

contributed favorite photos and especially to Sandra Weber,
who set members photos to music and projected them for
all to enjoy.
Kudos: Howard Vrankin and Jerry Harders had photos
published in the December/January issue of Our Wisconsin
WACCO Exhibition: The next exhibition at the Reuss
Building will be January 16 to March 12, 2016. Deadline
for submission is midnight December 19, 2015. There is a
limit of three (3) images, color and B&W accepted. A
maximum of 80 pictures will be accepted on a first come,
first served basis. The subject matter is open, but must be in
good taste and no nudity is allowed. Images must not have
been shown at this venue previously, and the minimum
finished frame size is 16x20. Prints of 16x20 with matte
and frame sized at 22x28 or larger are encouraged due to
the size of the venue. Framed photo should be matted,
framed, and ready to hang with a wire strand. Images
without wire will not be hung.
Submission materials: Image title first include your last
name, then image title. Size finished size of framed
picture, rounded to the nearest whole number. Include a
small jpeg of images, no larger than 2.5 wide or 2 high
@ 100 dpi. Include selling price, if desired, and artist
contact information (WACCO club email, website or
phone, if desired). Submit jpegs to

The Milwaukee County Zoo will be free to Milwaukee

County residents on December 25 and January 1. There is
a charge for parking.
Free admission days for Milwaukee County residents
with proof of residency:
Milwaukee Domes: free 9am-noon Mon Ice Sculptures:
Watch sculptors carve 5 foot blocks of ice 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
January 22 in Catalano Square (Broadway and
Menomonee) and the mid-block parks along Broadway in
the Third Ward. On display til they melt! Free. 243-1173.
Waukesha Janboree: City-wide winter fest with free
outdoor and indoor fun. Many events for the whole family.
At Lowell Park: ice sculpting demos from 3 6:30 pm
and fireworks 8 pm January 15. 350 foot lighted toboggan
run 3-8 pm January 15 and noon 5 pm January 16-17.
Must pay for toboggan rental.
Free airplane rides: 10-4 pm January 16, Crites Field,
ages 8-17.
Ice Sculpting Competition 10 am 2 pm January 16 along
sidewalks downtown. 300-pound blocks of ice will be
carved. Childrens hands-on ice carving 11 am and 1 pm at
Waukesha Community Art Project, 320 South St.
Waukesha YMCA free activities 4-6 pm January 16.
Open gym, open swim (until pool capacity), games, crafts,
cookie decorating.
Horse-drawn wagon rides 11 am 2 pm. Minooka Park.

Hanging/removal: Photographers are responsible for

delivery and pick-up during specified times. Hanging date
is January 16 between 9 10 a.m. Images may be taken
down during the week of March 7 12. All images must
be removed by noon on Saturday, March 12, 2016.
Luther Manor Displays: Each club member is asked to
bring 2 8x10 prints to the January meeting. This will allow
us to have displays until May.
Club Outings and Photo Opportunities with thanks to
Pauline Beck:
Milwaukee Foundations December Gift:
The Greater Milwaukee Foundations December gift is free
entry and free parking to all at the Milwaukee County Zoo
from December 26 to 31.
The Milwaukee Art Museum will have new hours
beginning January 1. The museum will be open Tuesday to
Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and open until 8 p.m. on
Fridays (not Thursdays any more). It will be free to
everyone on the first Friday of each month.

Dog Pull: 11 am 2 pm January 17, Minooka Park, Picnic

Area #2. Alaskan malamutes pull up to 3,000 pounds.

Snow not required for event. Free, and no park fee.

Weigh-ins 9:30 10:30 am.
Photo by Bert Hartinger