April 28, 2018 - Erik Kissa Memorial Print Medal will be given out in Rehoboth Beach. For more information, email email@example.com
Doors will open at 10:00 a.m.
The 2018 Erik Kissa Memorial Medal, a PSA Gold, will be awarded in the first annual Best of Delaware print competition, hosted by Coastal Camera Club, on Saturday, April 28 at 10:30 a.m. at the Lewes Presbyterian Church on 133 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE 19958. Every PSA member living in Delaware is invited to bring a print no larger than 16x20, including an optional mat. Because an important component of this event is intended to be educational, participation requires attendance. To honor Dr. Kissa's belief that the greatest value of competition is as a learning tool, everyone else who is interested is also welcome to come and join an interactive discussion with the jury. No advance registration is required, but the number of prints is necessarily limited to allow enough time for meaningful discussion. Eligible attendees can bring up to three more prints to be included in additional rounds of judging, time permitting, depending on the extent of participation. The jurors will be Andy Gordon (https://www.andygordon.photo/about), Lynn Maniscalco (https://psa-photo.org/index.php?l-maniscalco-1299), and Tom Tauber (https://psa-photo.org/index.php?ropa-tom-tauber-0319#ad-image-0).
During a lunch break for brown-baggers and for those who prefer to grab something to eat nearby, information on PSA will also be available. In addition to Journals and brochures, members will be on hand to explain the services and activities that are included in membership. This can benefit those members who are not currently taking full advantage of their membership, as well as other attendees who may consider joining.
At 2 p.m., Andy will present, "Embarking on Your Creative Journey." He says, “We live in a beautiful world and examples are everywhere. With all my images, I try to help people think more about this wondrous place we live and help ignite their own creative fires." Gordon will share examples from his own creative journey where personal and professional growth were influenced by disruptive life events. Beginning with a series of abstract iPhone images, his work evolved to complex macro imagery using state-of-the-art digital capture and lighting technologies. “Technology is only a tool for enhancing what I see and creating images of things that might otherwise be overlooked,” explains Gordon. “I’ll talk about using technology to enhance images, but what’s most important is how people can use it to make art that is unique, personal and important to themselves."