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Celebration of Spring Exhibition

Saturday 30th March 2019, 7 for 7.30 pm at Walnut Tree, North Mundham for exhibitors, their partners and anyone else who would like to come and help us celebrate what promises to be another excellent Exhibition

The Walnut Tree has had a change of heart and now only offers a choice of 2 menus for large parties (no mixing up the menus!). I’ve attached the 2 menus so please make your choices and email Carmel at lynchc237@btinternet.com as soon as possible.

Spring Exhibition

Thank you all for sending your hanging plans to Kim. It looks as if the Exhibition will be one of the best ever!

It’s just 1 week to go now with several things to be done, so here is a reminder.

  1. An exhibition dinner will be held at the Walnut Tree, Vinnetrow Road, Chichester, PO20 1QB on the Saturday evening at 6.45 for 7 p.m.and is open to everyone, not only exhibitors.  The Walnut Tree have changed their menus for parties.  I have written a separate post for this.
  2. John Howes will be looking after the set up on Saturday and will need some strong arms to assist him – volunteers to John please!
  3. Carmel Lynch will be masterminding the refreshments (tea, coffee and cakes) and will be delighted to have homemade cakes (or a donation)
  4.  There will be space for any cards you might like to put up for sale, with a 10% commission to the Club on any sales made.
  5. I will be asking people on the day to help with front of house and card sales.

Timetable

Saturday –   7.30am        John Howes needs team to collect posts and stands  from Ann

                  8.00am        Set up stands in Hall

                  8.30 – 9.30  Exhibitors mount their images

                  10.00am      Exhibition opens

                  4.30pm       Raffle Draw

                  5.00pm       Exhibition closes

                  7 for 7.30 p.m. Supper at the Walnut Tree

Sunday –      10am          Exhibition opens

                  3.30pm       Raffle Draw

                  4.00pm       Exhibition closes

Exhibitors clear up! John will return posts and stands to Ann with help

The Club will provide the Velcro fixings to attach your images to the boards.

The information as to which board has been allocated to you will be on the board by the door to the Small Hall.

For newcomers I’m sure there will be plenty of members around to help you mounting your images if needed.  Just ask!

FIAP BIENNIAL SELECTION FOR Jim Munday

I am delighted to announce that Jim Munday’s image Port in a Storm (above) has been chosen by the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) to represent England/Northern Ireland in the FIAP Colour Print Biennial 2019.

It is a great honour for the club that the work of one of our members has been chosen to represent the country in this very prestigious Biennial competition. Congratulations Jim!

Club successes at The Southampton International Exhibition of Photography.

This year several members of the PAGB Group entered the Southampton International Exhibition of Photography, with considerable success. The image featured above is The Scoundrel & The Scholar © John Howes which won a PSA Silver Medal.

Between them, 7 members of the group won 8 awards and had 38 images accepted in this exhibition. Congratulations to all for an excellent result.

Featured below are some more of the successful images. 

The Hermit © John Howes which won an SCC Certificate at the exhibition. John won three awards in total with six acceptances.
Beautiful Plumage © John Howes which won a SCC Medal
Dalmatian Pelican © Ann Mcdonald which was awarded a GPU Ribbon.
Old Control Room © Mike Davison, accepted for the exhibition
Mycena © Glyn Edmunds, accepted for the exhibition.
Tourmaline Sunangel ©, another image by a club member which was accepted for the Exhibition.
Health and Safety © Peter Rocchiccioli, accepted for the exhibition.

Nomad Boxes

John Howes is in Birmingham today attending the Photographic Exhibition. He is likely to be able to get Nomad boxes at a cheaper rate so if you would like him to get a box for you then please phone his mobile 07855 435580. He will be there until around 3pm.

Spring Exhibition

Spring Exhibition March 30th and  31st 2019

It’s just 2 weeks now until the Spring Exhibition with several things to be done, so here are a few reminders! .

If not already done please send your hanging plan and personal statement to Kim at tattersallkim@yahoo.co.uk

PDIs should be with uploaded on the club website as usual by Thursday 21st

An exhibition dinner will be held at the Walnut Tree, Vinnetrow Road, Chichester, PO20 1QB on the Saturday evening at 6.45 for 7 p.m.and is open to everyone, not only exhibitors.  Please look at the menus on the Walnut Tree website http://www.walnuttreepub.co.uk/ and send your order to Carmel by Tuesday 26th March at lynchc237@btinternet.com. You will be able to pay individually on the night .

John Howes will be looking after the set up on Saturday and will need some strong arms to assist him – volunteers to John please!

Carmel Lynch will be masterminding the refreshments (tea, coffee and cakes) and will be delighted to have homemade cakes (or a donation)and volunteers to help. 

There will be space for any cards you might like to put up for sale, with a 10% commission to the Club on any sales made.

We will want help in various ways over the weekend.

Certificates of Merit for Club Competitions

The results of the survey of Members on the policy for presenting Certificates of Merit for Club competitions was reviewed by the Management Committee on 11th March. In total there were 22 responses (15% of the membership) and of these:

12 voted for option 3 – that certificates be available only on the website so those who wished to do so could download their own copy;

5 voted that the current policy be continued – certificates presented for marks of 9, 9.5 and 10 and

5 voted for certificates to be presented for those gaining a mark of 10 but for 9 and 9.5 these be available on the website

Whilst the majority preferred the website only option the Management Committee were aware that those who support the status quo and variations of it felt strongly that to have a policy of Certificates being only available on the website undermined their value.

After considering all options the Management Committee decided that Certificates of Merit will be presented on the night for all those achieving a mark of 10 for both prints and PDIs and in addition Certificates for those achieving 9, 9.5 and 10 will also be produced on the website for download (see Jeff’s post below). I hope all members will feel this is an acceptable compromise

Developers Group PHotoshoot

The next meeting of the Developers Group will be held on Monday 18th March. This will be a night photoshoot in Chichester. Please meet at 7:30pm at the Market Cross. We will spend some of the evening taking photos around the main streets of the City followed by a meet in the pub in North Street to recover from our endeavours. Please bring a tripod. Mike will bring a briefing sheet for the evening

Small Print of the Year Final

I am delighted to announce the winners of the Small Print of the Year Final which was held last night, 14 March 2019.
1st place      Jem Berry for ‘Walk in the Clouds’2nd place     Jonathan Fiske for ‘Pouty Madame’3rd place      Kevin Macknay for ‘Needs a Lick of Paint’
The competition was very close and our 5 judges decided to award ‘Highly Commended’ to the following images:
‘The Yellow Sari’ by Gary Howes, ‘That Sunday Feeling’ by Nikki Holden and ‘Bridge of Size’ by Christopher Huxtable.
Many congratulations to all, especially to Jem Berry who will be presented with the Ada Tyler Cup, and thank you to every member who entered the competition and, of course, to our Panel of Judges.  The 3 winning photographs will be shown at our Annual Exhibition in August.

CHERYL MARSHALL (ably assisted by GUY PARTINGTON)

Nomad Boxes – Club order

John Howes has kindly offered to put together another  Club bulk order with Nomad Boxes. Provided sufficient boxes are ordered you should get about a 10% discount on the listed prices and no charge for carriage. You can find the information here

Nomad Print Box Order

Or check out the Nomad website for 

Please note that when you place your order with John that he will need to know the following:

  • Name of product
  • Colour
  • Quantity required
  • any additions such as handles, foam inserts etc

If you would like to order, please get your request directly by email  to John by Thursday 28th March 2019!