Category Archives: Exhibitions

SUCCESS FOR MEMBERS AT THE SMETHWICK INTERNATONAL SALON OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Once again members of the PAGB Group members have fared very well at the Smethwick International Salon this year. Two Gold Medals were awarded to group members with six members of the group gaining 20 acceptances between them. This is a terrific result in this prestigious salon.

Below is a selection of some of the images that were accepted

A Gold Medal was awarded to Sheila Tester for her image Mycena with Gossamer Thread ©

Caravaggio’s Artichokes © Lorna Brown,  which was accepted at the salon

5 Men on Mont Blanc © George Atkins which was accepted at the salon

Odd Man Out © Mike Davison which was accepted at the salon

Judging Sheep © John Howes which was accepted at the salon

 

Club success at new PAGB Masters of print exhibition!

I am delighted to announce that three club members had a print accepted in this prestigious exhibition. The selectors were looking for a varied exhibition of the highest quality and members of camera clubs all over the UK were invited to enter, with a maximum of only one print accepted in the exhibition per entrant. Overall only 60  prints were accepted into the exhibition and THREE of those 60 acceptances came from Chichester Camera Club. That is a terrific achievement for our club and we should be justly proud to be represented three times over in this exhibition. Well done Chichester Camera Club!

The exhibition will be on show to the general public at the RK Burt Gallery, 57 Union St, London SE1 1SG from Tuesday 5th Friday 8th December and from Monday 11th until Friday 15th December, from 10am and 4pm each day.

The three club members who  had prints accepted were Sheila Tester, Peter  Rocchiccioti and Ann McDonald. The prints are reproduced below.

Mycena Attacked by Slime Mould © Sheila  Tester

Mada Saini Outside his Home © Peter Rocchiccioti

Daydreaming © Ann McDonald

Request for Prints for St Wilfrid’s Hospice Display

John Field has kindly volunteered with Hilary Featherstone to look after external exhibitions.  The Club mounts a permanent exhibition at St Wilfrid’s Hospice, changed 2 or 3 times a year, which is much appreciated by the residents at a particularly difficult time of their lives.  We would like to provide a new display in October and to that end John is requesting members to bring prints for consideration.  A box will be put out at the next 3 Camera Club meetings on Thursdays so please bring a selection of images in the usual 50 x 40cm mounts.  We need at least 40 prints from which a selection of around 30 will be made.

Sheila Tester’s Gannet Feeding Young

 

Annual Exhibition – Visitors’ Favourite Prints

Visitors to the Annual Exhibition are asked to vote for their favourite print, a task that can prove difficult as the response to all the prints has been very positive.  The range of styles and topics was – as always – very diverse, and it’s good to note that every photographer won a vote and the outcome was close run.  The winner however was Sheila Tester for Church at Vic,  with joint second place going to John Field for Path up to the Windmill  and Peter Rocchiccioli’s Camel Herder.  Stephen Tattersall’s Dusk at West Wittering came in third.

The winning voting slip will be drawn at the first Club meeting of the new season, Thursday 7th September and the winner notified shortly after.

Annual Exhibition 2017 – Close Down

The Annual Exhibition will end at 5.00pm on Saturday 12 August 2017. This is a reminder to all exhibitors to come along to the Assembly Room before 5.00pm on Saturday to be ready to take down your prints.  If you are unable to attend on Saturday, please would you ensure that someone else can do this for you.

If one or more of your prints has a coloured ‘Post-It’ sticker on it, please would you leave the print(s) on the exhibition panel as these will be taken and assessed by the Selection Committee for external competitions during the forthcoming season.

The dismantling of the Annual Exhibition requires as many volunteers as possible to  assist, so that we can clear the Assembly Room as quickly as possible and leave the venue in a tidy state. Once you have taken down your prints, please would you stay behind to help with dismantling and loading exhibition equipment onto the van. This task usually takes  around 40 minutes, but the more help we have the quicker we can clear the venue.

Finally, once everything is loaded onto the van, I will need at least 8 or 9 volunteers to help unload and store the exhibition equipment at Tangmere Village Centre.

I look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

Wojtek Boden

Annual Exhibition Secretary

 

Annual Exhibition – a flying start!

The Annual Exhibition is off to a splendid start with our traditional Preview Evening and very good attendance on the first few days.

Our Preview Evening on Friday was very enjoyable, with our families and friends, friends from some 40 of our sister Clubs across the region, some of our speakers and judges and our guest of honour, Walter Benzie, the President of the Royal Photographic Society, who made our presentations.  

The success of the exhibition and the Preview Evening is due to the hard work of our army of volunteers, especially on Friday evening that of  Sheila Tester and her team for the buffet!  Thanks are due to Dave Abbott for ensuring all those 29 trophies are correctly engraved and distributed, to John Howes and the strong arm team for getting all the hardware for the stands up, moved for the Preview and replaced for the exhibition, to Carmel Lynch and all the contributors for the raffle and to Jeff Owen for the PDI presentation.  Jeff also looks after the database that supports the judging and selection process, for which we must also thank our judge this year, Alison Cawley, and the Selection Committee, chaired by Peter Rocchiccioli .  Peter once again has secured a superb range of sponsors, including that for our excellent print material from Aperture (and the special photobook discount you can find in the catalogue).  It was good to have Fotospeed with us on Friday and the London Camera Exchange on Saturday – and a special mention too for Mifsuds who also donated equipment for the raffle and for sale.

Thanks are also due to Cath Water for her work on publicity and of course to all the stewards over the week, and of course to all our exhibitors without whom the exhibition simply couldn’t happen!  Finally, many thanks to Wojtek Boden, this year’s Exhibition Secretary who brought all these disparate elements together and to our Vice Chair, Mike Hancock, who has been quietly working away supporting all our efforts.

The main feature on Friday was naturally the presentations, and it was good to see new members doing well, with Helenka Boden, George Sayer and Richard Ryder all achieving awards in their first year of membership.  Carmel Lynch was thrilled to receive her first cup, and Glyn Edmunds, despite all those letters after his name, was very pleased to receive his first cup for a digital image! Special mention however has to go to Lynne Owen who had a splendid evening, winning not only four cups but also receiving her CPAGB from the President of the SCPF, our own Peter Rocchiccioli who also presented Ross Laney with his DPAGB.  A fitting award was the Edmunds Cup to Graham Walls for services to the Club – very well deserved and a very popular award – as was the award of Photographer of the Year to Ann McDonald.  You can see the roll of honour and the photographs from the awards on the separate post, along with the award to Graham Sergeant of Life membership – another popular and well deserved award.

It was an excellent evening, so thank you  once again to everyone who made it so successful!

John Bradshaw, CCC President congratulates Graham Sergeant on the Life Membership announcement

Roll of Honour: Annual Exhibition Presentations

At the opening of The Annual Exhibition the cups were presented by Walter Benzie HonFRPS, President of the RPS to the

 2016 – 2017 Seasons winners 

PDI’s

Lankester Trophy, Winner of the Club PDI league: Helenka Boden

Sutherland Cup, Winner of the Intermediate PDI league: Paul Williams

Hackett Cup, Winner of Advanced PDI league: John Howes EFIAP

Waddington Cup, PDI of the Year: Lynne Owen LRPS

PRINTS

Shubotham Cup, Winner of the Print Panel competition: Pietro Rocchiccioli BA (Hons) Photography

Ada Tyler Cup, Winner of Small Print Competition: George Sayer

Brierley Cup, Winner of Club Print league: Richard Ryder

Postma Cup, Winner of Advanced Print league: Lynne Owen LRPS

Simcox Trophy, Winner of Intermediate Print league: Ed Feldmanis

Exhibition Trophies

PDI’s

Charles Sayers Trophy, Best Club PDI in Exhibition: Helenka Boden

Birch Cup, Best Intermediate PDI in Exhibition: Susan Watts

Turner Cup, Best Advanced PDI in Exhibition: John Field ARPS

Whitaker Trophy, Best Portrait PDI in Exhibition: Jeff Owen LRPS

Bevis Cup, Best Record PDI in Exhibition: Margret Preece ARPS

Chichester Challenge Cup, Best Landscape PDI in Exhibition: David Harris

Darley Cup, Best Pictorial PDI in Exhibition: Glyn Edmunds EFIAP

PRINTS

Evershed Martin Cup,  Best Club Print in Exhibition: Guy Partington

Bastow Cup,  Best Intermediate Print in Exhibition: Linda Bullimore LRPS

Derek Smith Cup, Most Creative Club or Intermediate Print: Carmel Lynch

Wilson Dent Cup, Best Advanced Print in Exhibition: Ann McDonald DPAGB

Read Cup, Best Portrait in Exhibition: Lynne Owen LRPS

Charles Howard Record Trophy, Best Record Print in Exhibition: Jan Davis

Simcox Landscape Trophy,  Best landscape in Exhibition: David Abbott

Chichester Cup, Best Pictorial Print in Exhibition: Jean Brookes EFIAP

Edleston Trophy, Most original Advanced Print in Exhibition: Lynne Owen LRPS

PDI’S or PRINTS

Stewart Jones Cup, Best image within 10 miles radius of Chichester Cross: John Field

Tester Cup, Best natural History Image in Exhibition:Sheila Tester

Coath Memorial Cup, Photographer of the year: Ann McDonald EFIAP

Edmunds Cup,  Contribution to The Club over year: Graham Walls

SCPF PAGB Presentations by Pietro Rocchiccioli

CPAGB Credit Award: Lynne Owen

DPAGB Distinction Award: Ross Laney

Our new President John Bradshaw congratulating our new Life Member:Graham Sargeant.

Your Club needs you!

Plans are well underway for the opening of the Club’s major Annual Exhibition next week – for which many thanks are due to all those who have already given their time and skills in this complex fete of organisation.  BUT!!! We still need volunteers to ensure everything runs to plan, so please do check out the list below and see where you can assist.

The ‘Strong Arm Gang’for setting up and dismantling the exhibition stands we need helpers at 4pm at Tangmere Village Centre on Thursday 3rd August.  This is to load all the equipment onto the van, and to collect stands from Oving ready for taking to Chichester. 

On Friday 4th August at 8.40am at the Assembly Room in Chichester, we need plenty of volunteers to help unload and to set up the gear ready for mounting the prints.  During the evening we’ll also need strong arms to reset the exhibition after the presentations.  Don’t worry – Sheila Tester, our catering supremo, takes very good care to ensure you won’t miss out on the buffet (or the wine!).

Dismantling on the Saturday 12th August also needs helpers to undertake the set up in reverse from 5pm – please don’t forget!

All Members – all Members who are able to should attend the Assembly Room to put up their own prints on Friday 4th August from about 9.45am. Everything you need and guidance on mounting the prints will be available, but it’s helpful if you can bring your own tape measures and levels.  Similarly, please do be there on Saturday 12th August at 5pm to take away your own prints.

Stewarding – there are still gaps in the Stewarding rota, please contact Wojtek Boden for the latest situation if you can find an hour or two to help.

Buffet – Sheila Tester will be pleased to receive finger foods for the buffet from 5pm on Friday 4th August, or, if you prefer, cash donations to Sheila so she can supplement the buffet for the evening.

Raffle –  donations for the raffle to Carmel Lynch for Friday 4th August please.  These can be left at the Assembly Room during the day or brought along in the evening.

It is the sterling efforts on the part of Club Members that mean our Preview on Friday 4th August at 7pm for 7.30pm, for all Members, our guests and friends,  is always an excellent social occasion and a chance to promote our Club, acting as it does as a curtain raiser for the highly regarded exhibition.  So it’s many, thanks thanks to everyone for all the contributions – not least the 450 plus images themselves without which the exhibition would be rather flat!