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The Pictorialist

May 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 our last competition. I have the scoring machine from
New members are always welcome, as are visitors. WACCO and should be picking up the medals in a week.
Richard is bringing the print box. We will be setting up
2016-2017 Dues everything at 6:00 on that Thursday. Members are asked
Dues are $20 single and $30 family for each meeting to bring various snacks. The beverages will be handled
year of September through May. Bring them to a by one other person and me. The judges will be familiar
meeting or send them to Dixie Lowin, 2028 W. Ranch to most of you as they have judged at various times for
Road, Mequon, WI 53092. us in the past. Kathy Werlein, Bill Meyer, and Geri
Laehn will be doing the honors. I have invited them and
Luther Manor Exhibit asked them to bring a guest to our year end pot- luck.
The club maintains a rotating display of prints at Luther I hope that many of you are participating in the WACCO
Manor and members are encouraged to bring 8 X 10 spring competition. I will be able to take any of the
prints to any and all meetings for display. Give prints to prints you have entered with me after our competition
Pete Koenig, who maintains the display. and bring them back for our awards banquet.
The awards banquet/pot luck will be on May 18th. We
Image specs: resize images to 1920 x 1200 x 100 for will gather at 6:00 and start the meal at 6:30. Pauline is
display through the clubs projector, which has a bringing the meat which will be paid by our club. All
resolution of 1920 x 1200. the other dishes are up to our members. And please
remember that spouses are always part of our
From the Prez. celebration.
What a wonderful response we all had at our April Decisions still have to be made about dates for our
business meeting. Members volunteering to fill different meeting planning session and our picnic, but I think we
positions are what will keep Photo Pictorialists strong can do that quickly the night of the competition.
and moving in the right direction. And we will have to ----Kathy Braun
keep that attitude in the challenges that lie ahead. The
discussion that took place made it one of the best Monthly Topics
business meetings our club has had in a long time. Our September 1The Things I Did Last Summer. A fun
year is now drawing to a close. In September Pauline photo meeting. Bring up to 6 images on a thumb drive,
will be taking over as our president, and I cant think of formatted as noted above.
a more capable person. When we meet to plan the next October 1
years agenda, I hope that many of you will come up Constructive feedback as a tool for improvement.
with some great ideas for various meetings. Each member should select 2 of their best (competition-
Our year end competition is almost upon us. We have a worthy) images and send them to Sandra Weber in
good amount of entries, even more in some areas than advance of the meeting.
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 Treat Provider
format work who integrates his life vision and his art. He May 4: Everyone bring a snack to share.
will bring some of his work. Club members are May 18: Potluck year-end party.
welcome to invite guests.
December 1 The 6th Annual WACCO exhibit will be Oct. 14 - Dec.
Our annual holiday party. Bring your own liquid 2 at The Blue (Reuss Federal Building downtown).
refreshment and a dish to pass. Our entertainment will Deadline for submissions is Sept. 30, but you will want
be members images from outings and trips. Send up to to submit information about your framed print earlier, as
12 images to Sandra Weber in advance. WACCO will be accepting a maximum of 90 pictures on
January 5 a first come, first served basis. Minimum size is a 16x20
Wisconsin Print Circuit judging is our annual frame, but larger prints, sized 16 x 20 (not including the
opportunity to judge the work of other Wisconsin camera mat and frame), are highly encouraged for this large
clubs and an excellent time to see the work of other exhibit space. Image guidelines for 2017 were passed
clubs. Our prints will be judged by another club, and out at the March meeting, and are posted on the WACCO
they are due to Richard Yehl by Saturday, November 5. website. http://www.wicameraclubs.org/exhibits/
February 2
Before, During and After is a chance for members to
show an image as taken, the final image, and the process Photo Opportunities with thanks to Pauline Beck:
that took place between the two.
March 2 ZIP MKE runs through May 31 at the Atkinson Library,
Macro Photography, Still Life images, Know Your 1960 W. Atkinson Ave. 27 Zip Codes, 1 City. ZIP MKE
Camera, and Post-processing with Photoshop will is a unique photographic exhibit, originally an online
involve four stations staffed by Sandra Weber, Kathy galler, celebrating the beauty and diversity, not the
Braun, Pete Koenig, and Phil Block, respectively. division, of Milwaukee. Photographs come from
Members will spend half an hour at each station, rotating residents in every zip code, displaying Milwaukees
among them. Bring your camera and tripod for this strong community spirit. Online gallery can be viewed:
night of hands-on learning. www.zipmke.com
April 6
Reminder: your prints and digitals for Mays Free to anyone; need not be Milwaukee County
competition are due by the night of the April meeting, resident:
along with completed scorecards for each submission Milwaukee Public Museum: Free 1st Thursday of the
category. Youre encouraged to email your digital month.
images to Sandra beforehand. All digital photos emailed Milwaukee Art Museum: Free to everyone 1st Thurs. of
to Sandra will be acknowledged as received with a the month - May 4, June 1. Open until 8 pm on
return email. ote the change in the Nature rules: Thursdays.
Cultivated flowers are allowed, in addition to
wildflowers. Also, bring your completed survey of At The Domes
what you liked and disliked this year, and what you Free on Mondays 9am-noon to all Milwaukee County
would like from the club next year. residents with ID. Hours: 9am-5pm M-Fri.; 9am-4pm
This meeting will include a fun photo show of our weekends. Regular admission $7 age 18+, $5 Milwaukee
images from your outings during the year. Send up to County seniors, students 18 and under with ID and
10 images to Sandra Weber at least 3 days before the children 6-17, accompanied by adult, $5. Age 5 and
meeting. under, free, accompanied by adult.
May 4
Year-end Competition. We have invited three Boerner Botanical Gardens
experienced judges to evaluate the print and digital 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners.
entries club members submitted in April. Admission is free on the first Tuesday of the month.
This meeting will begin at 6:30, and we ask our Discovery: Bees! 10am-noon, May 6. Learn about the
members to show respect for the judges by their silence. importance of bees, and visit Boerners hives for a safe,
May 18 up-close look at honeybees in action. $5
Our year-end banquet. Bring your own liquid
refreshment and a dish to pass. Year-end awards will be Retzer Nature Center - Waukesha
distributed. We will gather at 6:00 and dine at 6:30.
S14 W28167 Madison St, Waukesha. 262-896-8007. No Mothers Day May 14: All mothers admitted free.
daily entrance fee. Grounds open sunrise to 10 p.m. Fathers Day, June 18: All fathers admitted free.

Museum Swap Day: May 7. If you have an annual Family Kite Festival at Veterans Park: 10-6 May 27 &
membership to any of the museums below, you can visit 10-5 May 28. Grand Launch of 500 kites on Sat noon.
other museums free on Swap Day. Go to the Milwaukee. Kids only: Make a Kite 1-3pm Sat. Kids Mad Dash for
Public Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, Grohmann 100 kites at 2pm.
Museum, Charles Allis Art Museum, Villa Terrace, Betty Giant kites & other performers. 1300 N. Lincoln
Brinn Childrens Museum, or Pabst Mansion. (Discovery Memorial Dr. 273-5483. Free.
World is not included).
Milwaukee Public Museum Free admission to all on
Milwaukee. Museum Mile Day: Free admission 11am- 1st Thursday of the month. Milwaukee County residents
4pm May 14 at Charles Allis Art Museum, Jewish with ID get $2 discount every day.
Museum, Museum of Wis. Art at St. Johns On the Lake, Daily 9-5pm, and until 8pm 1st Thurs of the month
and Villa Terrace. Special discount at North Point (butterfly wing closes at 4:45pm).
Lighthouse. Museums close to each other on East side. Free to: moms on Mothers Day, dads on Fathers Day,
Kids activities. Free shuttle. veterans/members of the military on Memorial Day.
www.milwaukeemuseummile.org 800 W Wells. 278-2728.
Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture Celebrate food
While youre out on May 14, look for artists painting from around the world and at our own tables. Includes
outside as part of the Plein Air Milwaukee 2017 event. sections on growing, transporting, cooking, eating,
Painters will be out May 11-17. tasting, and celebrating. Visitors will use all five senses
Also, watch artists make a painting in 2 hours in the as they explore all things food. Cost, which includes
Quick Paint competition: May 13: along Brady St. and admission to the entire Museum and Planetarium, is $25
May 14: along Prospect Ave. (between Juneau and North for adults, $20 seniors 65+, $18 for ages 5-13.
Ave.) 8am-5pm. If you go on the first Thursday of the month (free day),
www.milwaukeemuseummile.org/pleinairmke/ your only expense is $7 (adult); $6 (seniors), or $6
(youth) for the special exhibit. Runs through July 19.
Milwaukee County Zoo
Reduced admission Wednesdays for Milwaukee County
residents with ID is $8 adults; $5.50 ages 3-12. On other
days, Milwaukee County residents w/ID save $1.75 off
regular admission. No discounts on parking.
Treasurers Report
April 27, 2017
Submitted by Dixie Lowin
Information for Members Only

As of April 27, our balance at U.S. Bank is $993.26 *


Our income is derived from the dues collected each year.

Bills Paid Annually:


Word Press for our Website $ 26.00
PSA dues 45.00
Gift to Luther Manor 100.00
Gifts to 3 Outside Judges 90.00

One-time Expenses 2016/2017:


Epson Projector $739.19
Projector Case 39.99
Gift to Richard Yehl 100.00
Projector Stand * 164.85
Kitchen Supplies (varies)

*The $164.85 check for the projector stand hasnt cleared the bank yet.
When it clears, our bank balance will be $828.41