Don't forget to send in your pre-registration info and check for the DGPL exhibit "Construction/Deconstruction." Registration forms are due by Saturday, March 26. Remember, no money may be turned in at the library!
2. APRIL MEETING, SUNDAY, APRIL 3, FROM 1:30-4:00 PM
April's meeting will feature Mike Bessler on Photographing Your Artwork (normal $5 studio fee applies)
This demo will be interactive. So if you own them, please bring your camera and any portable lighting you have, like flashes (Mike will have some lighting available to use). Also bring a piece of art you want to photograph/copy. Mike will go through the steps to get a good a copy of your work based on your equipment. He should have time to show you settings on your camera. Last time he presented this, some of the participants ended up with photos that were good enough they could be used to make copies of the artwork.
Some background on the presenter: Mike Bessler’s passion is to create enhanced photographs on canvas that will capture the awe of nature. He particularly enjoys creating and printing large images that combine his artistic vision with his technical expertise. Mike's work has been shown at the Oakbrook Fine Art Invitational (where he received a first place award), and can also be seen in galleries and lobbies throughout the Chicagoland area
. His work has been sold nationwide to both private consumers and corporations. He enjoys sharing his passion with others as he teaches photography workshops at Starved Rock State Park each year. You can see some of his images at www.BesPhoto.com.
3. IT'S MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL TIME!
April 1 begins our new fiscal year, and that means it's time to renew your membership. A renewal form will be e-mailed to you separately in case you didn't get one at our March meeting. NOTE: We are planning to distribute our new handbooks at the April meeting for all those who have recently renewed.
4. COLLABORATIVE PROJECT IDEAS WANTED
At our March meeting, we briefly discussed what our members desire from the organization, and overwhelmingly, people expressed the desire for more group exhibit opportunities. Members were also eager to create another collaborative project (like the Exquisite Corpse and Altered Purses collaboratives we've done in the past). If you have any ideas for group projects, please e-mail them to me. I've already received a couple of very good ideas, but we'd like more to consider. Think up! The board will use these ideas to brainstorm, so don't hesitate to share any ideas you have.