Festival of Trees 2018 - "Magical Wintertime Moments - Frozen in Time"
Nov
23
to Nov 25

Festival of Trees 2018 - "Magical Wintertime Moments - Frozen in Time"

  • Bayfront Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

PASNWPA will decorate a 7'6" tree as part of the annual Festival of Trees at the Bayfront Convention Center. The name of our tree is:

 "Magical Wintertime Moments - Frozen in Time"

The tree will be decorated with gold framed images and other photo related ornaments.

The Festival of Trees will be held Friday, November 23rd through Sunday, November 25th at the Bayfront Convention Center. Enjoy a gallery of decorated trees, local entertainment, live reindeer, holiday displays, Santa’s Castle, a teddy bear clinic, and more.

For more information, visit the Saint Vincent web page for this event: https://www.ahn.org/locations/saint-vincent-hospital/festival-trees

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"Endless Possibilities" - PASNWPA Show at the Erie Art Gallery
Dec
1
to Dec 31

"Endless Possibilities" - PASNWPA Show at the Erie Art Gallery

Photographic Arts Society of Northwestern PA (PASNWPA) members will be participating in an exhibit entitled “Endless Possibilities” to be held at the Erie Art Gallery located at 24 West 8th St, Erie PA in the historic Masonic Temple building. The show opens on Saturday, December 1, 2018 with the official opening reception on Gallery Night, Friday, December 7, 2018 starting at 7 pm. The exhibit will continue to be on display throughout the month of December, Wednesdays and Thursdays 1 to 5 pm and Fridays and Saturdays 1 to 7 pm.

The show will feature the artwork of many of Erie’s well known photographers and members of the PASNWPA, including Jack Anon, Tracy Dorsch, Christine Erin, Candy Felege, Fred Fiedler, Christine French, Rick Gilson, Melinda Isachsen, Bill Joslin, Patti Larson, Pamela Laskowski, Kathy Maloney, Bob McConnell, Patty Menz, Gerald Meredith, John Misterovich, Terry Pytlarz, Patty Raydo, Bob Raydo, Rebecca Samler, Monica Schwegman, Anna Marie Senita, Sam Ward, Barbara Weaver, Kathy A Welte, Gayle Winslow and Greg Zbach. PASNWPA Members will be in attendance on Gallery Night, December 7, to discuss their visions and techniques used to creating their photographic works of art.

The event will include music by “Acoustic Ear Candy” with the “SorcErie” Food Truck parked outside of the venue and wine and cheese inside. Come and enjoy a wonderful evening of stunning visual art, music and food!

#pasnwpa #fineartphotography #eriephotography

About Erie Art Gallery
Erie Art Gallery strives to bring together local, regional, and national art that promotes the widest variety of artistic expression, while activating space within the Erie City Downtown district.

Opening Reception & Gallery Night:
Friday, December 7, 2018, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday & Thursday, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Friday & Saturday, 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
(Open to the public at no charge)

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Photoshop - Enhancing your images with Layers, Textures and Masks
Oct
27
9:00 AM09:00

Photoshop - Enhancing your images with Layers, Textures and Masks

Learn multiple techniques to enhance your images and take them to the next level using layers, masks and textures.

Instructor: Patti Larson of Patti Larson Photography and Design

Level: Intermediate - Advanced

Cost: $69.00 - includes lunch
To sign up, click here.

Minimum: 4 participants
Maximum: 12 participants

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Macro Photography
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

Macro Photography

Learn the tools and tricks of capturing a great macro image, spend time creating images with various set-ups and lighting and learn to edit your macro images in Lightroom. A week of online critique and help with editing is included.

3-week course beginning October 25, 2018 on Thursdays from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Instructor: Kathy A. Welte of Kathy A. Welte Photography

Level: Basic to Intermediate

Cost: $69.00
To sign up, click here.

Minimum: 4 participants
Maximum 12 participants

Week 1 & 2: Bring your camera, manual and a macro lens.
Week 3: Bring your laptop with Lightroom installed. A basic knowledge of Lightroom is recommended.

Course Requirements: 
1) camera, equipped with a macro or close-up lens
2) laptop with Lightroom or Photoshop installed for editing
3) cord for uploading images from camera to the computer

This is a hands on workshop where we will be discussing the tools and techniques of macro photography, taking images both inside and outside, and then editing the images we have taken.

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Lightroom Editing in Depth
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Lightroom Editing in Depth

Spend the day exploring the Lightroom Editing Tools and Presets to enhance your images. A basic knowledge of Lightroom is recommended. Bring your laptop with Lightroom installed. A week of online critique and help with editing is included.

Instructor:  Kathy A.  Welte of Kathy A. Welte Photography

Level:  Intermediate

Cost: $69.00 includes lunch
To sign up, click here.

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Photography of the NPAA
Sep
24
to Oct 27

Photography of the NPAA

  • Mercyhurst College, Cummings Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Cummings Gallery at Mercyhurst University will feature the work of seven local photographers in “Photography of the NPAA” – the first medium-specfic exhibit staged by the NPAA (Northwest Pennsylvania Artists Association, http://www.npaaonline.org/).

PASNWPA member Greg Zbach will showcase his beautiful, abstract images.

The exhibit will hang September 24 through October 27, with a reception for the artists on Thursday, September 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the gallery.

Cummings Gallery is located in the lobby of the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center on the Mercyhurst campus. It is open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m.; closed Sundays. Cummings will also be closed Oct. 4-7 during Mercyhurst’s fall break.

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"Not Just Another Shot" - Ellen Anon Seminar
Sep
22
9:00 AM09:00

"Not Just Another Shot" - Ellen Anon Seminar

  • Gannon University, Zurn Science Center Room 104 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Photographic Arts Society of Northwestern PA (PASNWPA) is hosting an educational photography seminar called “Not Just Another Shot” by award-winning photographer, Ellen Anon.

In this full-day seminar, Ellen, whose photography is based on nature, with a blend of the realistic and abstract, will provide valuable insight into how to create images that stand out from the millions that are taken each day…images that go beyond being just technically correct. And involve emotions and communicate stories. 

The full-day seminar will be divided into sections that will include some lecture, as well as exercises and discussion.  The exercises are designed to help you step out of your comfort zone and experiment in ways that may help you take your images in slightly new directions.  Be sure to bring your camera and lenses (or at the very least a cell phone camera)! Some post- processing approaches will be discussed although this will not be the primary emphasis of the seminar. There will also be a private Facebook group for a limited amount of time after the seminar where each person can post a certain number of images created from the workshop and receive feedback both from Ellen and from others who attend the seminar.

WHEN: Saturday, September 22, 2018 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
WHERE: Gannon University, Zurn Science Center Room 104
                   143 W 7th St, Erie, PA 16501

COST: $49, including lunch · Reservations required
High school/college students (with ID) free with reservation

To reserve your spot for this full-day seminar, send a check in the amount of $49 payable to ‘PASNWPA’ to Candy Felege at 9147 Francis Rd., Girard, PA 16417 or pay by PayPal:

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Send money to: info@pasnwpa.org

Make your reservation today to participate in a unique hands-on seminar by this outstanding and internationally renowned photographer, Ellen Anon!

About Ellen Anon

Ellen is a an internationally acclaimed photographer, writer, and speaker who specializes in expressive photography.  Her images, often based on nature, are sometimes realistic and sometimes abstract but always designed to elicit emotional reactions from the viewer. Her goal is to go beyond the ordinary in ways that hopefully stimulate others to pause and appreciate some of the beauty and wonder of our earth to help balance some of the stress of everyday life. Ellen has won recognition in numerous world-wide competitions including the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competitions. She has co-authored 9 books on photography and digital processing as well as articles and video training materials.  She is a member of the SanDisk Extreme Team.  

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Basics of Lightroom
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Basics of Lightroom

Learn the Basics of Lightroom including downloading images, image organization, editing tools and the various modules included in Lightroom during this 4 week class. Bring your laptop with Lightroom installed. A week of online critique and help with editing is included.

September 20, 2018 - October 10, 2018

Instructor:  Kathy A. Welte of Kathy A. Welte Photography

Level:  Begjinner

Cost: $89.00 (4 weeks).
To sign up, click here.

Minimum class size: 4 participants
Maximum class size: 12 participants

Requirements: Participant must have access to a laptop or computer on which Lightroom is installed. A laptop is preferable so that it can used during the class.

 

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Beyond Boundaries
Sep
7
to Oct 9

Beyond Boundaries

EXPERIMENTS IN PHOTO ARTISTRY

Greg Zbach will be presenting "Beyond Boundaries - Experiments in Photo Artistry" at Glass Growers Gallery. The exhibit runs from September 7th to October 9th with an artist’s reception during Gallery Night on September 21st from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Glass Growers Gallery is located at 10 East 5th Street, Erie PA.

This will be Greg's third solo exhibit at Glass Growers since 2003 when his work was first showcased.

The exhibition will offer an eclectic mix of traditional nature, abstract and modified photography that Greg is well known for, but will also include architectural, still life, light painting and new media art.

Since retirement Greg has been experimenting with new methods to create art using computer software culminating in some of his most innovative work yet.

Hours: 
Monday through Friday: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

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LEAF Arbor EAT'em “Earthly Connections”
Aug
25
to Aug 28

LEAF Arbor EAT'em “Earthly Connections”

  • Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier (LEAF) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Photographic Arts Society of Northwestern PA (PASNWPA) members will be participating in an exhibit entitled, “Earthly Connections” to be held at the Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park (LEAF), located at 1501 W 6th St, Erie PA. The show opens on Saturday, August 25 starting at 6:30 pm in conjunction with the seventh annual Party in the Park, known as “ArborEAT’em”.  This is a delightful evening of delicious food, fun, entertainment, artwork and amazing fireworks.  Tickets are $90 ($100 after August 22) and must be purchased in advance at leaferie.org.  Call 814-453-5323 for more info.

Gallery Hours (Open to the public at NO CHARGE): Sunday, August 26 through Tuesday, August 28, 12 pm – 4 pm.

The show will feature the artwork of many of Erie’s well-known photographers and members of the PASNWPA, including Tracy Dorsch, Christine French, Candy Felege, Melinda Isachsen, Patti Larson, Kathy Maloney, John Misterovich, Bob Raydo, Patty Raydo, Rebecca Samler, Kathy A Welte, Greg Zbach and others.  PASNWPA Members will be in attendance on Saturday during the ArborEAT’em event to discuss the techniques used in creating their works of art.

#pasnwpa #fineartphotography #eriephotography
 

About LEAF

The Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier (LEAF) is a tree museum located inside Frontier Park in Erie, PA.  LEAF is home to over 225 different varieties of trees, a collection that grows in interest and diversity each year.  LEAF strives to generate a greater awareness of the importance of trees to our lives through its mission of creating educational opportunities and outdoor experiences for our community. 

For more information about this exhibit, call (814) 774-2723

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Macro Photography
Jul
28
9:00 AM09:00

Macro Photography

In this Macro Workshop we will spend time discussing the tools and techniques of macro photography as well as shooting outside and inside with studio set-ups Our day will end with editing an image or two. Please bring your camera with a macro or close-up lens and your laptop with Lightroom and/or Photoshop for editing.

Instructor: Kathy A. Welte
Level: Basic to Intermediate

Cost: $69.00

Lunch will be provided

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MASQUERADE
Jul
12
to Jul 22

MASQUERADE

  • 1751 West 24th Street Erie, PA, 16502 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

M A S Q U E R A D E - a photo exhibition of masks and costumes from the Carnival of Venice in Italy.

Photography by PASNWPA member Melinda Isachsen 

Opening Reception: Thursday, July 12, 2018, 6:30–9:00 PM at 1751 W 24th St, Erie

Exhibition continues Thursday–Sunday, July 12–22, 3:00–9:00 PM

Friday, July 20 is Bike Night. Dinner will be served to all those arriving on a motorcycle.

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"In The Garden"
Jul
1
to Jul 29

"In The Garden"

Ricardo F. Gilson's image “Blue Gardener,” has been accepted into the Campbell Pottery Juried Art Show. The show, entitled “In the Garden,” opens July 1, 2018 with a reception to be held Saturday, July 7th, 1:00 to 3:00 PM. The show runs through July 29th. 

Campbell Pottery is located at 25579 Plank Rd, Cambridge Springs PA. Open daily 10-5.

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The Art of Levitation Photography
May
19
9:00 AM09:00

The Art of Levitation Photography

Come spend the day learning and creating an amazing levitation image!  Full working knowledge of your camera and an understanding of layers and masks in Photoshop is required.  

Instructor: Christine Erin (Christine Erin Photography)
Level: Advanced

$69.00

Requirements:

Participant must be at least 16 years of age.

articipant must have full working knowledge of camera and be able to comfortably shoot in Manual mode.

Participant must have access to a laptop or computer on which Adobe Photoshop is installed.    

Course Description:

This workshop will require a camera, a laptop or computer with PS, and  the ability to download your images to your device during the session.  We will be meeting at Mosaic Erie, then going on location to shoot our levitation images.  We will break for lunch, and then come back and edit our photos to create the final levitation shot. 

By signing up I agree to the following Model Release terms:

  • Images created during this workshop are for photographers personal use only (website, social media, etc).

  • Models are to be provided with one high resolution image for their personal use (website, social media, etc).

  • No sales of images allowed by either party.

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Wildlife to Landscapes by Candy Felege
May
18
to Jun 2

Wildlife to Landscapes by Candy Felege

A one-woman show by Candy Felege.

Opening reception: May 18, 2018, 5:00 - 8:00 PM

 

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CanAm Photo Expo
Apr
27
to Apr 29

CanAm Photo Expo

Photographers Educational Conference

World-class speakers and hands-on workshops give you the very best educational experience possible in a three-day extravaganza of knowledge, excitement, and great fun. 

This year, the Expo is growing again! Featuring an even more impressive lineup of programming for the best dollar value you will find anywhere. Hands on workshops and this year 10 Tracks so there is something for everyone.

Landscape Photography
Macro
Wildlife
Post-production editing
Wedding
Fashion/Portrait
Video/Event
Boudoir
Baby/Maternity
Business of Photography

Need inspiration? Check out some of this year's speakers at: www.canamphotoexpo.com

 

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The Jay & Mona Kang Art Show & Sale "Celebrating the Possibilities"
Apr
13
to Apr 15

The Jay & Mona Kang Art Show & Sale "Celebrating the Possibilities"

  • Barber National Institute Main Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Barber National Institute is proud to present The Jay & Mona Kang Art Show & Sale "Celebrating the Possibilities." 

Artists can submit up to two pieces. Youth (up to age 18 or high school student ) may enter free of charge. Adult artists are charged a $15 non-refundable fee for each submission. 

Drop-off dates are Thursday, March 8 and Friday, March 9, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, March 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

The Adult artist award reception is Thursday, April 12, 5-7:30 p.m., by invitation. 

The show is free and open to the public on: 
Friday, April 13, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Public Wine & Cheese served from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
Saturday, April 14, Noon-3 p.m. 
Sunday, April 15, Noon-3 p.m., Youth Artist Award Ceremony at 1 p.m.; art activities for kids including the popular Art Scavenger Hunt. 
Monday, April 16, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. 

Visit https://www.barberinstitute.org/events/art-show for more information or to download the Call for Entries.

Annual Art Show - Barber National Institute

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“All the World is a Photograph” - Meadville Council on the Arts
Mar
10
to Apr 7

“All the World is a Photograph” - Meadville Council on the Arts

“All the World is a Photograph”

at the Heeschen Gallery
of the Meadville Council of the Arts
910 Market Street, Meadville, PA

Opening Show: Saturday, March 10, 2018 3 – 6 pm

Exhibit continues through April 7, 2018

Gallery Hours:  Monday through Friday 9 am – 5 pm; Sat 10 am – 2 pm

The members of the Photographic Arts Society of Northwestern PA (PASNWPA) will be participating in an exhibit titled, “All the World is a Photograph” at the Heeschen Gallery of the Meadville Council of the Arts, located at 910 Market St. in Meadville, PA.  The opening show will be held on Saturday, March 10 from 3 – 6 pm when PASNWPA Members will be in attendance to discuss the techniques used in creating their works of art. The exhibit continues through April 7, 2018 with gallery hours Monday through Friday from 11 am to 4 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm.  

The show will feature the artwork of many of Erie’s well-known photographers and members of the PASNWPA, including Tracy Dorsch, Christine French, Candy Felege, Ric Gilson, Melinda Isachsen, Patti Larson, Kathy Maloney, Patty Menz, John Misterovich, Terry Pytlarz, Bob Raydo, Patty Raydo, Monica Schwegman, Jim Steadman, Barbara Weaver, Kathy A Welte, and Greg Zbach. 

#pasnwpa #fineartphotography #eriephotography
 

About Heeschen Gallery  

The mission of the Meadville Council on the Arts is to enrich quality of life and provide arts education opportunities for individuals, organizations, and our communities by supporting creation, production, promotion and exhibition of the visual, performance, and craft arts. The Heeschen Gallery is our flexible, venue space that regularly showcases exhibitions for emerging and established artists, and it serves as an educational opportunity for the community to learn about different art forms.    

About PASNWPA

PASNWPA is a non-profit organization that advances Fine Art photography in the Northwestern Pennsylvania area and helps provide economic benefits for its member artists.  Among its stated goals are: to organize and conduct gallery exhibitions, to provide education on Fine Art photography to the public, and to provide member artists a gallery on the PASNWPA webpage to showcase their images.

PASNWPA Contact Information:

Kathy A. Welte, President
info@pasnwpa.org
www.PASNWPA.org  
For more information about this exhibit, call (814) 218-6231

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MOSAIC Classes & Workshops
Jan
13
to Jan 30

MOSAIC Classes & Workshops

More detailed information on each class (as well as signups) can be found on our website at www.mosaicerie.com

Photography Workshops (one day events)

January 13 – Basic Photography (Patti Larson)
 
February 3 – Artistic Studio Lighting Concepts (Christine Erin/Santina Eger)
 

Photography Classes (ongoing for 4-6 weeks)

 Intro to Photoshop – Begins January 17 (Wednesday evenings) –Patti Larson
 
Night time/Long Exposure Photography – Begins February 5 (Monday evenings) – Paul Gibbens
 
Intro to Photography – Begins April 4 (Wednesday evenings) – Matt Mead


Workshop:  SEO and Social Media for Small business

Can be beneficial to anyone with a website and certainly to photographers trying to promote their work….taught by Brad Ford on February 24.

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