The Pictorialist

September 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
President Kathy Braun; President-elect Pauline Beck;
Secretary/Treasurer Dixie Lowin
Newsletter Editor Linda Lee; 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 October 5: “Back to Basics”
New members are always welcome, as are visitors. We’ll review the basics of good photography, using
them as a foundation for our upcoming meetings. After
2016-2017 Dues the presentation, images will be critiqued relative to the
Dues are $20 single and $30 family for each meeting topic.
year of September through May. Bring them to a
meeting or send them to Dixie Lowin, 2028 W. Ranch November 2: Guest Speaker: Dan Johnson, Marquette
Road, Mequon, WI 53092. University Chief Photographer

Luther Manor Exhibit December 7: Holiday Party. Our annual holiday party.
The club maintains a rotating display of prints at Luther Bring your own liquid refreshment and a dish to pass.
Manor and members are encouraged to bring 8 X 10 Our entertainment will be members’ images from
prints to any and all meetings for display. Give prints to outings and trips.
Pete Koenig, who maintains the display.
January 4: Judge the Wisconsin Print Circuit, with
Image specs for projection: resize images to 1920 discussion to follow.
width for a horizontal image and 1200 height for a
vertical image. (See website for detailed instructions.) February 1: An opportunity to interact with several
learning stations.
City Hall Exhibit
We again have an opportunity to exhibit some of our March 1: View club images from the year’s photo
photos at Milwaukee’s City Hall October 9 - 20. The challenge. The best image will be selected from each of
theme is “Our Animal Friends.” These can be color or the seven categories. The categories are as follows:
B&W prints from the Zoo, State Fair, birds, insects,
other Wisconsin wildlife, or artistic pet images. Bring  Door
prints that you would like to be part of the exhibit to the  Flower
September and October meetings. The mats we use have  Stairs
a 7.5 x 9.5 inside opening dimension, so your 8 x 10  Portrait
image will be cropped.
 Barn
 Animal
Monthly Topics
 Umbrella
September 7: Bring up to 6 formatted images on a
thumb drive or up to 6 prints, reflecting either “The Bring the images on a thumb drive to the February
Things I Did Last Summer” or “My Fun Photos.” meeting and give the drive to the projectionist to prepare
for viewing in March, or email the formatted images to With this last column of mine, I’m very pleased to turn
the projectionist in mid-February. over the president’s gavel to Pauline, who I just know
will be an excellent leader.
April 5: Annual Business Meeting --kzb

May 3: Year-end Event Photo Opportunities, with thanks to Pauline Beck:

May 17: Year-end Banquet Club Outings

Treat Provider: Linda Lee will bring treats in Saturday, Aug. 26 – Farmer’s Market & State
September, and we’ll pass a sign-up sheet for future Capitol, Madison
meetings.
Email Pauline if you’re interested:pcbeck@sbcglobal.net
The 6th Annual WACCO exhibit will be Oct. 14-Dec. 2 at
The Blue (Reuss Federal Building downtown). Deadline for After the Farmer’s Market in the Capitol Square, one or
submissions is Sept. 30, but you’ll want to submit more of these, including some yummy place for lunch:
information about your framed print earlier, as WACCO
will be accepting a maximum of 90 pictures on a first -- the Capitol building
come, first served basis. This is a link to complete -- Monona Terrace Community and Convention
information: http://www.wicameraclubs.org/exhibits/ Center (3 blocks from the Capitol Square). “Frank
Lloyd Wright´s organic architecture is expressed in
From the Prez, dramatic open spaces, circular forms, and
Where has the summer gone? Hopefully with the good breathtaking lake views.” Tours at 1pm ($5).
weather we’ve been having, you all had opportunities to http://www.mononaterrace.com/about-us
get out and capture some images from our Photo -- Allen Centennial Garden, UW campus.
Challenge list. When we share the photos, you’ll be able https://allencentennialgarden.org/visit.php
to see which of them would be a good choice to enter in -- Ella’s Deli: for an ice cream snack while checking
our annual year-end competition. out the carousel and inside eclectic animations.
I have to thank you all for the help you’ve given me
when Richard stepped aside. I was especially gratified If the above idea is too much walking, it could be
with the work of the nominating committee in finding modified – perhaps resting at an outdoor café while
members to fill the needed official positions. And the some of the group walks down to the Monona Terrace
April business meeting was excellent. The discussions area.
on various topics gave the club much in the way of
direction for the future. A short business meeting in Late September or early fall: Grant Park and South
September before we share our fun photos will iron out Milwaukee area
the remainder of our 2017 - 2018 calendar. This will be a very accessible outing, with photo sites
The information on the fall WACCO competition will near parking lots and streets. In Grant Park, there are
be provided at the September meeting. I’m hoping that features built by the WPA in the ‘30s, including a bridge
more of our members will participate in WACCO as archway and 30 carved “gnome-like” heads on a shelter
well as the Wisconsin Print Circuit. With Ruth earning a structure. Also: the mill pond, waterfall, and beach area.
medal in WACCO and Howard having an HM in the
Print Circuit, our members should see the way to get Date TBD: mid- to late-September, or in October for fall
involved in upcoming participation. Just recalling color. If you have ideas for additional stops in the South
several of our images from our May year-end Milwaukee area, let Pauline know.
competition, many of those should be entered in these
2017- 2018 programs. Friday, Oct. 20: Artist Reception for the WACCO
We have to keep in mind that Photo Pictorialists exhibit at The Blue downtown
meetings are more than social gatherings. The club was The reception is 6-8pm as part of Gallery Weekend.
formed in 1903 to encourage members to keep striving We could also see the final day of our club exhibit at
toward excellence in photography. We have to take on City Hall, before the atrium closes around 5 pm.
the advantages that WACCO and PSA provide. After Several years ago, our outing included an early dinner,
all, we were a charter member when PSA was formed viewing the exhibit, seeing a couple fun things along
and have been awarded a certificate for our involvement. Wisconsin Avenue, and then walking along the river
during the “blue hour” (twilight).
Photo Opportunity: Night photo shoot at train Boerner Botanical Gardens
museum 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners. Admission is free
The East Troy Railroad Museum is offering a special on the first Tuesday of the month.
night and 'blue hour' photo shoot on Sept. 16.
Cost is $50. Retzer Nature Center - Waukesha
Limited to 30 photographers. Also, contest for 2018 S14 W28167 Madison St, Waukesha. 262-896-8007. No
calendar photo. daily entrance fee. Grounds open sunrise to 10 p.m.
http://www.easttroyrr.org/photo-train.html
Milwaukee County Zoo
Ongoing: Reduced admission Wednesdays for Milwaukee County
residents with ID is $8 adults; $5.50 ages 3-12. On other
Free to anyone; need not be Milwaukee County days, Milwaukee County residents w/ID save $1.75 off
resident: regular admission. No discounts on parking.

Milwaukee Public Museum: Free 1st Thursday of the Milwaukee Public Museum Free admission to all on
month. 1st Thursday of the month. Milwaukee County residents
with ID get $2 discount every day.
Milwaukee Art Museum: Free to everyone 1st Thurs. Daily 9-5pm, and until 8pm 1st Thurs of the month
of the month. Open until 8 pm on Thursdays. (butterfly wing closes at 4:45pm).
800 W Wells. 278-2728
The Domes
Free on Mondays 9am-noon to all Milwaukee County
residents with ID. Hours: 9am-5pm M-Fri.; 9am-4pm
weekends.
Regular admission: $7 age 18+; $5 Milwaukee County
seniors; $5 students 18 and under with ID and children
6-17, accompanied by adult. Age 5 and under, free,
accompanied by adult.