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NOTICE OF UPCOMING EVENT: APRIL 28, 2018 (see other events by selecting DE Bulletin Board, above)
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).
Doors will open at 10 a.m.
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."
Welcome to the Delaware State Membership home page. Thank you for visiting with us. Please come again!
As the Delaware State Membership Director, my team and I look forward to helping the members of our state take advantage of all of its available photographic opportunities. Assistance with participation in individual and interclub competitions, study groups and showcase galleries are just a few examples. Programs are also being planned that will be geared specifically for our state's members.
On some occasions, we will be working as partners with our Mid Atlantic Area Director to provide a wide range of services that will enable the members in our area to easily renew their membership, participate in international exhibitions, maintain acceptance records and make applications for Stars Ratings. Guidance will also be available for those seeking help in improving their photographic skills through the use of PSA Mentors and educational courses.
If you reside in Delaware, please feel free to contact me with your thoughts and suggestions concerning the establishment of programs that will specifically benefit our members. Your contributions will be most helpful. Let's all work together to develop some interesting and exciting activities. Thank you, in advance, for your support and assistance.
PSA Values its Volunteers
An important part of the PSA experience is recognizing the hundreds of volunteers that promote the Society and its programs. Directors and chairs propose those working for them for recognition awards. However, there are many who are equally as deserving but have not been identified. Please consider proposing a worthy member for PSA Honors, Society Recognition Awards and PSA Services Awards. Your Membership Director can provide you with assistance, when necessary.
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