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The Pictorialist

January 2017
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
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 Faith and Education Center, 4545 N. 92nd St., Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

New Members
New members are always welcome, as are visitors.
2016-2017 Dues
Dues are $20 single and $30 family for each meeting year
of September through May. Bring them to a meeting or
send them to Dixie Lowin, 2028 W. Ranch Road, Mequon,
WI 53092.
Luther Manor Exhibit
The club maintains a rotating display of prints at Luther
Manor and members are encouraged to bring 8 X 10 prints
to any and all meetings for display. Give prints to Pete
Koenig, who maintains the display.
New Image specs: resize images to 1920 x 1200 x 100 for
display through the clubs new projector, which has a
resolution of 1920 x 1200. Members enjoyed viewing
photos through the projector at this years first meetings.
Monthly Topics
September 1
The Things I Did Last Summer. A fun photo meeting.
Bring up to 6 images on a thumb drive, formatted for the
new projector, as noted above.
October 1
Constructive feedback as a tool for improvement. Each
member should select 2 of their best (competition-worthy)
images and send them to Sandra Weber in advance of the
November 3
Physician and photographer Dr. Yong-ran Zhu will speak
on The Right Attitude on Life and Photography. Dr. Zhu
is a fine art photographer specializing in large format work

who integrates his life vision and his art. He will bring
some of his work. Club members are welcome to invite
December 1
Our annual holiday party. Bring your own liquid
refreshment and a dish to pass. Our entertainment will be
members images from outings and trips. Send up to 12
images to Sandra Weber in advance.
January 5
Wisconsin Print Circuit judging is our annual opportunity
to judge the work of other Wisconsin camera clubs and an
excellent time to see the work of other clubs. Our prints
will be judged by another club, and they are due to Richard
Yehl by Saturday, November 5.
February 2
Before, During and After is a chance for members to
show an image as taken, the final image, and the process
that took place between the two.
March 2
Macro Photography, Still Life images, Know Your
Camera will involve three stations staffed by Sandra
Weber, Kathy Braun and Richard Yehl, respectively.
Members will spend half an hour at each station, rotating
among them. Bring your camera and tripod for this night
of hands-on learning.
April 6
Hand in year-end competition works. Complete a survey of
what you liked and disliked this year, and what you would
like from the club next year. This also will be a fun photo
show of our images from your outings during the year.
Send up to 10 images to Sandra Weber in advance.
May 4
Year-end Competition. Images submitted at the April
meeting will be judged by members from other clubs. This

meeting will begin at 6:30, and we ask our members to

show respect for the judges through silence.
May 18
Our year-end potluck. Bring your own liquid refreshment
and a dish to pass. Year-end awards will be distributed.

Free to anyone; need not be Milwaukee County resident:

Milwaukee Public Museum: Free 1st Thursday of the month
Milwaukee Art Museum: Free 1st Friday of the month

Treat Providers
January: Pauline Beck
February: Bert Hartinger
March: Pete Koenig
April: Richard Yehl
May 4: year-end competition, everyone bring snacks
May 18: potluck year-end party, everyone brings a dish to

Milwaukee Art Museum Free to everyone 1st Friday of

Each month Jan. 6, Feb. 3, Mar. 3 Open until 8pm Fridays.

Loss of a Member
The club members regret the passing of life member Mary
Desens on December 25, 2016. Mary and her husband Del
were both active members of Photo Pictorialists. Mary
joined the club in 1969 and became a life member in 2010.
Mary was preceded in death by Del and is survived by her
sister, her daughter, and her son-in-law. Services were held
on January 5.
President Yehl Steps Down
After agreeing to serve as Photo Pictorialist club president
for 2 years, Richard Yehl stepped down from the role at the
conclusion of the January 2017 meeting. He led the club for
12 years. In his resignation message to club members
Richard wrote, Thank you for the years of allowing me to
serve as leader of this club that lifted photography above and
beyond the excellence standard thru the years.
All club members thank Richard for his leadership and

support of both the club and its members, and the Photo
Pictorialist Board voted to award Richard lifetime
membership. The club members agreed and support this
Photo Exhibit
ZIP MKE Exhibit Kick Off Event at Central Library,
814 W. Wisconsin Ave. Saturday, January 21, 2017 Noon to
3pm. The exhibit runs from January 17-February 19 at
Central Library.
Online gallery:
27 Zip Codes, 1 City: ZIP MKE is a unique photographic
exhibit, originally an online gallery, celebrating the beauty and
diversity, not the divisions, of Milwaukee.
Photographs come from residents in every zip code displaying
Milwaukee's strong community spirit. The kick-off includes
speakers, food tasting, local musicians, and an opportunity to
meet neighbors and share experiences. In the main reading
room, visitors can sample refreshments from all parts of
Milwaukee (Food with a Zip: A Taste of Milwaukees
On Saturdays, there are two hours of free parking at meters
west of the library (9th or 10th Sts.)

Zoo: Family Free Days - February 4, March 4. Must pay


At The Domes
All three Domes are now open! 524 S. Layton. 257-5611
FREE on Mondays 9am-noon to all Milwaukee County
residents with ID. Regular admission: Adult $7, ages 617 $5;
5 & under free. Hours: 9am- 5pm M-Fri., 9am-4pm weekends.
The Great Train Robbery Train Show: The Wild West
comes to life with four train tracks running through towns,
canyons & rock formations, featuring western-themed plants,
including one with flowers that look like sticks of dynamite
and ferns that look like tumbleweeds. Watch the trains avoid
bandits! Jan. 14Apr. 2.
All-Scale Train Exhibit: See collectible layouts from the
tiniest trains to ones big enough for adults to ride. Explore
detail-oriented train layouts from hobbyists from all over
Wisconsin; talk to collectors about their experience and
personal collections. 94pm February 1112
Harley-Davidson Museum: Visit for free as part of Gallery
Night - 5-9pm Friday January 20. Reduced rate of $10 on
Tuesdays through April. Regular admission: $20 adults,
$10 kids, 5-17/under 5 Free.
400 W. Canal. 287-2789
Waukesha Janboree January 20-22. City-wide winter fest
with free outdoor & indoor fun. Many events for the whole
family. Info:
Fri, January 20 events, 3-9pm, Lowell Park, 2201 Michigan
Ave. Slide downhill on zip fly sled, snowshoe the glow trail
(4:30-7:30 pm), toboggan the hill or 350 ft. lighted toboggan
run, 4-8pm. Ice & snow sculpting demos (3:30-6:30pm),
weather permitting. Warm up by the fire & dance to the DJ (57:30 pm).
Sunday, January 22 events, Alaskan Malamute Dog Pull,
11am-3:30 pm (depending on participation, the pull may finish
sooner) at Minooka Park. Park to have free entrance for the
day. Open competition with dogs pulling up to 3,000 pounds
on a wheeled cart! Snow is not needed for this event.
Indoor Ice Skating, 3-5pm, Naga-Waukee Park Ice Arena,
2699 Golf Rd, Delafield. FREE admission with friends and
family. Skate rental is $2.50/pair. Sizes are limited. Please
bring your own if you can. Naga-Waukee Park Ice Arena,
(262) 646-7072.
Museum Swap Day on January 29: If you have an annual
membership to one of the following local museums, you can
visit other museums free on Swap Day, Jan 29! Go to the
Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum,
Grohmann Museum, Charles Allis Art Museum, Villa Terrace
or Pabst Mansion. (Discovery World is not included.)

Great Lakes Pet Expo 10am-6pm February 4, Expo center,

State Fair Park. Adults $7 10am-3pm; $5 3-6pm. Kids 12 &
under free. Vets free with military ID. Pets available for

adoption; entertainment; vendors; educational reptile display.

$6 park/or park free on street. 915-4156