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The Pictorialist

April 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, 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 Photo Pictorialists has been involved in many local,

New members are always welcome, as are visitors. national, and even international photographic activities and
ventures. We all have much work to do to maintain our
2016-2017 Dues reputation. And to do this, we need members who are
Dues are $20 single and $30 family for each meeting year willing to step forward and take on responsibilities in the
of September through May. Bring them to a meeting or club.
send them to Dixie Lowin, 2028 W. Ranch Road, Mequon, I have asked three of our members to be part of a
WI 53092. nominating committee to recruit viable candidates for the
many positions that have to be filled. Im hoping that if
Luther Manor Exhibit you are contacted by any of the three, you will seriously
The club maintains a rotating display of prints at Luther consider serving in a position to help the club grow.
Manor and members are encouraged to bring 8 X 10 prints Our April meeting is the time for all of you to bring your
to any and all meetings for display. Give prints to Pete images for the year-end competition. I hope that most of
Koenig, who maintains the display. you will have sent images to Sandra before the meeting or
will bring them on a flash drive or CD for her to take home
Image specs: resize images to 1920 x 1200 x 100 for with her.
display through the clubs projector, which has a resolution The main part of the meeting will be images from the
of 1920 x 1200. members. I want to clarify the topic of the images. It is not
limited to our outings. It can be images of any photo
From the Prez.I hope you all realize what an ventures you have gone on during the year. This should be
outstanding history the Photo Pictorialists of Milwaukee a very enjoyable show, as you have all gone to some place
has. From its conception in 1903 (yes, were 114 years old) to take pictures that go beyond your backyard.
we have been an active and leading club in the whole area, Before showing images, we will have a business meeting,
and probably in the state as well. We have had many at which time we will collect the survey sheets (or you
nationally known photographers in our club, recognized by might have e-mailed them to Pauline). We will have
the names of some of our medal awards. reports from each of the current officers. The nominating
In 1934 we were one of the charter clubs when the committee will provide us with a list of candidates for the
Photographic Society of America (PSA) was organized and many positions that must be filled. We also have to decide
are now recognized as one of the very few charter clubs how we want to have our awards banquet. And we will
still in existence. And when the Wisconsin Area Camera set a date sometime after the banquet for those interested in
Clubs Organization (WACCO), was formed, we were also planning next years calendar.
in there as a charter member. (Yes, we deliberately ended I hope to continue having a column in each of our
with the O for organization instead of an A for association, newsletters, and I hope that next year the new president
because it would draw more attention to be known as being will think about doing the same. Lets all remember our
great heritage and make it a priority to keep Photo images to Sandra Weber at least 3 days before the
Pictorialists of Milwaukee moving in a strong direction. meeting.
-----Kathy Braun May 4
Monthly Topics Year-end Competition. Images submitted at the April
September 1The Things I Did Last Summer. A fun meeting will be judged by members from other clubs. This
photo meeting. Bring up to 6 images on a thumb drive, meeting will begin at 6:30, and we ask our members to
formatted as noted above. show respect for the judges by their silence.
October 1 May 18
Constructive feedback as a tool for improvement. Each Our year-end banquet. Bring your own liquid refreshment
member should select 2 of their best (competition-worthy) and a dish to pass. Year-end awards will be distributed.
images and send them to Sandra Weber in advance of the
November 3 Treat Providers
Physician and photographer Dr. Yong-ran Zhu will speak April: Volunteer Needed
on The Right Attitude on Life and Photography. Dr. Zhu May: Everyone bring a snack to share.
is a fine art photographer specializing in large format work May 18: Potluck year-end party.
who integrates his life vision and his art. He will bring
some of his work. Club members are welcome to invite Website: The website has been updated with the 2017
guests. guidelines for preparing your photos (digital & print) for
December 1 the May PPM Competition. You can find them in the pull-
Our annual holiday party. Bring your own liquid down menu on the club website under Club Activities/
refreshment and a dish to pass. Our entertainment will be Information, Tips & Directions/General Information for
members images from outings and trips. Send up to 12 PPM Year End Competition. You will also find the entry
images to Sandra Weber in advance. form/score card under the same Club Activities pull-down
January 5 menu. If you need extra entry forms/score cards, you can
Wisconsin Print Circuit judging is our annual opportunity print the form from the website.
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. WACCO spring competition: See link below for all the
February 2 information re: the May 6 competition. Deadline is April
Before, During and After is a chance for members to 15 to enter, pay, and upload digital images. Kathy Braun
show an image as taken, the final image, and the process can transport your print entries to the competition, if you
that took place between the two. give them to her at the May 4 meeting. (The prints can be
March 2 your entries in the club competition.)
Macro Photography, Still Life images, Know Your
Camera, and Post-processing with Photoshop will
involve four stations staffed by Sandra Weber, Kathy The 6th Annual WACCO exhibit will be Oct. 14-Dec. 2 at
Braun, Pete Koenig, and Phil Block, respectively. Members The Blue (Reuss Federal Building downtown). Deadline for
will spend half an hour at each station, rotating among submissions is Sept. 30, but youll want to submit
them. Bring your camera and tripod for this night of hands- information about your framed print earlier, as WACCO
on learning. will be accepting a maximum of 90 pictures on a first
April 6 come, first served basis. Minimum size is a 16x20 frame,
but larger prints, sized 16 x 20 (not including the mat and
Reminder: your prints and digitals for Mays frame), are highly encouraged for this large exhibit space.
competition are due by the night of the April meeting, Image guidelines for 2017 were passed out at the March
along with completed scorecards for each submission meeting, and will soon be posted on the WACCO website.
category. Youre encouraged to email your digital images
to Sandra beforehand. If you are bringing your digital Photo Opportunities with thanks to Pauline Beck:
images April 6 on a flash drive, please try to bring them
early before the meeting starts. Sandra will be at Luther Free to anyone; need not be Milwaukee County
Manor by 6:30pm. All digital photos emailed to Sandra resident: Milwaukee Public Museum: Free 1st Thursday of
will be acknowledged as received with a return email. the month.
Note the change in the Nature rules: Cultivated Milwaukee Art Museum: Free to everyone 1st Thurs. of the
flowers are allowed, in addition to wildflowers. month - Apr. 6, May 4, June 1. Art in Bloom: Mar. 23-26.
Also, bring your completed survey of what you liked and Open until 8 pm on Thursdays.
disliked this year, and what you would like from the club
next year. At The Domes
This meeting will include a fun photo show of our
images from your outings during the year. Send up to 10
FREE on Mondays 9am-noon to all Milwaukee County
residents with ID. Hours: 9am-5pm M-Fri.; 9am-4pm Museum Swap Day: May 7. If you have an annual
weekends. Regular admission $7 age 18+, $5 Milwaukee membership to any of the museums below, you can visit
County seniors, students 18 and under with ID and children other museums free on Swap Day. Go to the Milwaukee.
6-17, accompanied by adult, $5. Age 5 and under, free, Public Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, Grohmann
accompanied by adult. Museum, Charles Allis Art Museum, Villa Terrace, Betty
-- Through April 2: The Great Train Robbery Garden Show Brinn Childrens Museum, or Pabst Mansion. (Discovery
featuring G-scale trains on four sets of tracks crisscrossing World is not included).
the miniaturized landscape of the Wild West.
-- Also at The Domes Annex: Milwaukee County Winter Milwaukee. Museum Mile Day: Free admission 11am-
Farmers Market Saturdays through April 8, 9am-1pm. 4pm May 14 at Charles Allis Art Museum, Jewish
Harley-Davidson Museum: Reduced rate of $10 on Museum, Museum of Wis. Art at St. Johns On the Lake,
Tuesdays through April. Visit for free as part of Gallery and Villa Terrace. Special discount at North Point
Night 5-9 pm Fri. April 21. Regular admission: $20 adults, Lighthouse. Museums close to each other on East side.
$10 kids, 5-17/under 5 Free.400 W. Canal. 287-2789 Kids activities. Free shuttle.
.Wehr Nature Center
Whitnall Park 9701 W College. 425-8550.
-Maple Sugar Days, 1-4pm Mar. 25-26. Families will be While youre out on May 14, look for artists painting
led by a naturalist guide on a 45-minute hike to the outside as part of the Plein Air Milwaukee 2017 event.
sugarbush for a visit to an old-time sugarin camp. $6. $3 Painters will be out May 11-17.
to park Also, watch artists make a painting in 2 hours in the
-Earth Day Hikes, Apr. 22-23, both days 10-11am and 1- Quick Paint competition: May 13: along Brady St. and
2pm, Enjoy guided spring hikes in honor of Earth Day. May 14: along Prospect Ave. (between Juneau and North
Recommended for children age 3 and up. FREE. No Ave.) 8am-5pm.
registration required. $3 to park.

Kenilworth Open Studios 11am-3pm Apr. 8. Explore Milwaukee County Zoo

Kenilworth Square East at UWM a 6-floor industrial artist Reduced admission Wednesdays for Milwaukee County
studio space home to over 100 award-winning graduate residents with ID is $8 adults; $5.50 ages 3-12. On other
students and faculty of UWMs Peck School of the Arts. days, Milwaukee County residents w/ID save $1.75 off
See live art in the making. Guests will experience four regular admission. No discounts on parking.
hours of art exhibitions, film screenings, live performances, Mothers Day May 14: All mothers admitted free.
innovative demonstrations, and hands-on activities for Fathers Day, June 18: All fathers admitted free.
all ages. 1925 E Kenilworth Pl. Free. Egg Day April 15, 9am-3pm: Easter Bunny, crafts, face
painting, treats. Bunny Scavenger Hunt 10am (kids 8 &
Boerner Botanical Gardens under); parade at 2pm starting at Family Farm exhibit.
9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners.
Admission is free on the first Tuesday of the month Family Kite Festival at Veterans Park: 10-6 May 27 &
-- Easter Family Event: 10am-2pm Apr. 16. Come hang out 10-5 May 28. Grand Launch of 500 kites on Sat noon.
with the Easter Bunny, kids craft activities, egg hunt at Kids only: Make a Kite 1-3pm Sat. Kids Mad Dash for 100
noon. Free. kites at 2pm.
-- Discovery: Bees! 10am-noon, May 6. Learn about the Giant kites & other performers. 1300 N. Lincoln Memorial
importance of bees, and visit Boerners hives for a safe, up- Dr. 273-5483. Free.
close look at honeybees in action. $5
Milwaukee Public Museum Free admission to all on
Retzer Nature Center - Waukesha 1st Thursday of the month. Milwaukee County residents
S14 W28167 Madison St, Waukesha. 262-896-8007. with ID get $2 discount every day.
Earth Week Finale Events: April 22 Free events all day. Daily 9-5pm, and until 8pm 1st Thurs of the month
-Family Bird Watch 10-11:30 am. (butterfly wing closes at 4:45pm).
-Planetarium Show A Total Eclipse Experience 9:30am- Free to: moms on Mothers Day, dads on Fathers Day,
3:30pm. Show runs every half hour. veterans/members of the military on Memorial
-Master Gardeners will demonstrate a variety of planting & Day. 800 W Wells. 278-2728.
garden options, and answer questions you might have on Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture Celebrate food
plants or gardening. 10am-3pm from around the world and at our own tables. Includes
-Family Concert by Tom Pease 3 - 5 pm sections on growing, transporting, cooking, eating, tasting,
-Campfire Songs & Smores 5 - 7 pm and celebrating. Visitors will use all five senses as they
-Magical Mystery Tour: 7:15-9 pm Guided Twilight Hike to explore all things food. Cost, which includes admission to
Browns Fen. Frogs, peepers, woodcocks, coyotes, the entire Museum and Planetarium, is $25 for adults, $20
constellations. seniors 65+, $18 for ages 5-13.
If you go on the first Thursday of the month (free day),
your only expense is $7 (adult); $6 (seniors), or $6 (youth)
for the special exhibit. Runs through July 19.

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