Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway & The Old Jail Museum – Sat Oct 27

Sat Oct 27
9:30am for Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway
12:00pm for The Old Jail Museum

This member shoot will be at The Old Jail Museum in Jim Thorpe, PA. For those interested, there will be a meetup preceding the museum to enjoy a 2-hr train ride prior to the shoot. As stated in our recent club meeting, the train ride may be difficult to take photographs on but should be a great way to take in the fall colors.

Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway train ride
1 Susquehanna St
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Google Map/Cost
Meet at 9:30am at the ticket office, train departs at 10:00am.

Open Air Car Open-Air Car $18/Adult
While seated on one of our open air cars, passengers face the sides of car to enjoy the view through the open sides. Passengers are also allowed to get up and stand along the sides of the car to enjoy the breeze and gorge views. Our open air car does have a roof, and it will be included on our consist even in the rain.

The Old Jail Museum
128 W. Broadway
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Google Maps/Cost
12:00 p.m.

Call for Entrants – Blick Art Materials Gallery

ATTENTION MEMBERS: We have an opportunity that just revealed itself to us. The Lehigh Valley Photography Club can have the “gallery wall” at Dick Blick Art Materials at 3152 Lehigh Street in Allentown for the month of November. In order to do this, we need somewhere between 30 and 40 pieces to fill the available space

Due to short notice, we are allowing members to submit up to FOUR (4) images for possible acceptance. Individual pieces can be framed or just mounted and matted or even just neatly mounted. Submissions should include the name of photographer and suggested selling price or NFS (Not for sale). Dick Blick is not charging a commission.

Given the logistics of the set up at Blick, individual pieces should be no smaller than 16×20 (include the matting) and the actual pieces should be no smaller than 11×14 or 10×15. We are open on the larger end but would go no bigger than 48″ on the long side.

Obviously, we have just two weeks to pull this together. Therefore we are offering two options to members:

  • We are asking any members who have pieces (up to four per person for now) they would like to have considered for the showing to bring them before the next meeting at the Banana Factory scheduled for next Thursday, October 18 at 7:00 PM. We will accept your proposed entries between 6:00 and 6:30 PM only. Sorry no late entries accepted as we will not interfere with our regularly scheduled programming. We will tell you on the spot if we can use you prints in the exhibit or not.
  • You may email your planned submission for acceptance.  E-mail should include a copy of the image AND info as to what size you plan the finished work (including frame) to be.  Emails must be received by October 21st at 6 pm.  Email entries to contest.lvpc@gmail.com

An art loan agreement, waiver and release form is required to be filled out and delivered with the piece.  The form is available here.

LVPC 2012 Exhibition Schedule and Call for Volunteers

We are requesting volunteers to support this event.  If interested in any of the above, please reply via the post comment area with name and with which role you are willing to help.

Between Now and October 21, 2012: We need volunteers to coordinate getting certificates/awards made between now and the judging day.  We would really need to come up with a list of all awards/prizes and then get this going.

October 20th (Saturday), 2012:  Final works delivery at Banana Factory (10 AM to 1 PM) at 25 W 3rd St, Bethlehem, PA 18015

  • Need at least 2 volunteers in addition to Ajay to help receive, check all works, and transport to the Gallerythe same day, unwrap, and help get spaces assigned and works ready for hanging.
    • I will have tracking sheet printed and extra copies of labels just in case.
    • Please make sure that any folks that can’t make Oct 20th delivery get the works to us before that date (since judging is next day).

October 21st (Sunday), 2012:  Judging by outside Jurors at Antonio Salemme Foundation Gallery (Time to be finalized).

  • The judging to be done by putting works one at a time on an easel at the same location under same lighting conditions, height, and point of view (rather than having all works on the wall)
    • We would like to see at least 3 – 4 volunteers at the judgingin addition to Ajay
      • We’ll need help with getting works on and off the easels, and hanging them on the walls afterwards. We would like someone to make video clips of judging of each work, with video simply focused on the work at most of the time (can be on tripod).  We will need one person to assist Ajay as he records scores and makes notes for each work and recording the awards/prizes.
    • Following judging (mid-afternoon), we will need 3 – 4 Volunteers to help with hanging/set-up of gallery.  This may need completions on Monday, October 22, so 3 to 4 volunteers for that date are needed on ‘stand by’ basis.

October 23rd (Tuesday) to November 25th (Sunday), 2012:  Exhibition open (by appointment)

October 23rd to November 10th, ,2012Need 2 volunteers to help with Program Brochure

November 10th, 2012:  Exhibition Reception/ Awards ceremony (4 PM to 8 PM).

  • Need 2-3 volunteers need to coordinate interior set-up and food/drinks.

Need 1 volunteer to photograph the event, and 1 volunteer to video record.


Our October regular meeting is on  October 18th at 7 pm at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem, PA.  We are lucky enough to have secured another nationally recognized speaker, Lydia Panas.

Lydia Panas is an award-winning photographer based in Pennsylvania.  Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally.  Lydia was one of nine artists selected by Houston Fotofest curators for their International Discoveries Exhibition in 2007, and won First Prize for the Publisher’s Choice Singular Image Award at CENTER, Santa Fe, NM.

Her first monograph “The Mark of Abel”,  was recently released by Kehrer Verlag, and named one of Photo District News’ best photo books of 2012.

Lydia’s photographs have been published extensively including periodicals such as the New York Times Magazine, Photo District News, Popular Photography, Blink Magazine and the Wall Street Journal Blog.

Her work is held in many collections including MoMA Shanghai, Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Allentown Art Museum, among others.

She has degrees from Boston College, the School of Visual Arts, New York University /International Center of Photography as well as an independent study fellowship from the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Lydia has taught photography at numerous institutions including The Museum of Modern Art, Lafayette. Muhlenberg and Moravian Colleges, Kutztown University, Maine Media Workshops, The Vermont College MFA program and The Baum School of Art/ Lehigh Carbon Community College.

Learn more about Lydia and see more of her work on her website: lydiapanas.com

Foto Feedback on Nov. 6th

Please note that LVPC’s monthly Foto Feedback on Nov 6th (from 7 until 9) will involve projection of the images of the works exhibited at the Antonio Salemme Foundation Gallery followed by screening of video clips of outside Jurors scoring and critiquing each work.  As time permits, we will also engage in additional discussions and comments on some of the works.
This is an excellent opportunity for you to not only view feedback/critique on your exhibited work, but also see critique of works by others, which can be an invaluable learning experience.  All works were judged and scored following the procedures/standards used by Professional Photographers of America (PPA) by two recongized outside Jurors/Photographers (Jim LaSala, Rick Holt).  However, please recognize that critique of any artworks, including photography works, is inherently subjective, but nonetheless helpful.
All eligible entrants (LVPC members and non-members) are invited and encouraged to attend the Foto Feedback session tomorrow at starting at 7 PM at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem, PA (Banko Room).
thank you.
LVPC Open Competition Team

Exhibition: Out of the Sphere, The Photography of David L Rehrig – opens Oct 11

David is a LVPC member. An exhibition of his work opens at Ambre Studio in Bethlehem on Thursday Oct 11th.

Out of the Sphere
The Photography of David L. Rehrig
Thurs. Oct 11, 2012 – Fri. Jan. 11, 2013

Opening Reception & Book Signing
Thurs. Oct. 11, 2012, 6 – 8 p.m.

Departing from photographic traditional realism, new expressions of 21st century digital imaging are explored through the sphere. “Like crystal balls, spheres hold inner truth, broad reflections, and pensive stares. Beauty, chaos, order, and curiosity are all within the sphere. The spirit of an image is given new expression. With its transformation comes uncertainty,” states Rehrig who has been internationally recognized for his distinguished engineering career and contributions to microelectronics.

Ambre Studio is a proud participant of the 2012 Olympus InVision Photo Festival and the
Lehigh Valley Photography Month during November.
Gallery hours: Wed-Fri 11 AM-6 PM and by appointment
www.ambrestudio.com eb@ambrestudio.com
Cell 610-428-2484 or 610-974-8480
3 1 0 W e s t B r o a d S t r e e t

The Promised Land Park “Fall Colors” – Sat Oct 6

Sat Oct 6
10:00 A.M.

Promised Land State Park
Greentown, PA
We will be meeting at the parking lot for the park office.

Find Promised Land State Park on Google Maps
Park Map

Fall is almost officially here. If the timing of the leaves changing is consistent with last year, this should be a good spot to see the fall colors.

About 3,000 acres in size, Promised Land State Park is on the Pocono Plateau, 1,800 feet above sea level, and is surrounded by 12,464 acres of Pennsylvania’s Delaware State Forest, including natural areas. The forests of the park consist primarily of beech, oak, maple and hemlock trees. Two lakes and several small streams add to the park’s outstanding scenic beauty. Promised Land State Park is home to variety of woodland creatures including black bear and white tailed deer. Early morning visitors may come across groups of feeding wild turkeys. A wildlife observation deck is located on Lower Lake, from here visitors may see a variety of waterfowl species and even some Bald Eagles that have nested in the area within the last few years.

Learn more about the park here.