The Wassenberg Camera Club met Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Wassenberg
Art Center at 214 S. Washington Street “Happy Holidays 2013” was the
competition theme in prints and slides that evening.
Gribler’s picture of the Van Wert Historical Society’s Museum on N.
Washington St. was the clear print winner. There was a tie for second,
however, and on the revote, Will Hawkins’ shot of the Presbyterian
church’s manger scene was declared the winner. Chris Wilson’s slide of
his snowy back yard won the slide category.
President Wilson then
passed out sheets with possible competition themes taken from the
questionnaire he’d distributed before the meeting and asked that each
person mark six that they liked. A frequency count of the responses
determined the following results: February: Night Photography, March:
Winter Scenes, April: Humor, May: Moving Water, June: Flowers, July:
Wild Life, August: Sports, September: Summer Scenes, October: Fall
Scenes, and November: Special Effects.
After some discussion, it was decided that photographs not older than
five years which had not previously won could be submitted in this
Using the same method as was used to
determine the competition themes, the following Instructional Programs
were selected for the first part of the year: February: Special Effects,
March: Colorizing Parts of Black and White Photos, April: Composition,
May: Low Light Photography and June: Still Life Setups.
Eight of a possible 14 field trips were discussed, but no definite dates were set until more information could be gathered.
club expressed appreciation to Karl and Nancy Gribler for the
refreshments they provided and welcomed guests, former president Keith
Mongold, Dennis Kitsemble of Van Wert, Clark Rasneor of St. Marys, and
Wassenberg Art Center staff, Hope Wallace and Matt Temple.
club’s next meeting will be at 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 13 at the
Wassenberg Art Center. The photo competition will be “Night Photography”
and the program will be on Special Effects. Anyone with an interest in
photography is welcome to attend.
If you have any questions
regarding our camera club, classes or programs or would like to sign up
please call the Wassenberg Art Center at: (419) 238-6837, email:
firstname.lastname@example.org or register for classes online at:
wassenbergartcenter.org. Hours during exhibits are: Tuesday through
Sunday 1–5 p.m. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 South
Washington Street in Van Wert.