A gallery of the Spring 2017 Salon entries that were awarded Highly Commended or Honours has been published. You can find the link to it here. Alternatively select the Galleries menu from the top of the page and navigate to the page from there.
Our judge for the KCPS 2016 Summer Salon last Monday was Glenn Howey. For the first time, we all viewed the prints on the new easels right from the start of the meeting – a great innovation from our president, Alison Viskovic.
The images which received either Highly Commended or Honours can be seen in the 2016 Summer Salon Gallery which is now online. (All Galleries can be viewed by clicking on the Galleries main menu item at http://kcps.org.nz)
Special congratulations to brand new members Peter Katz, who gained an Honours and a Highly Commended with his first two entries as below, and to Martin Wagner who also gained a Highly Commended with one of his entries.
After his excellent judging session, Glenn gave a slide show of images from his recent trip to Indonesia, with some fantastic photos made well away from the standard tourist destinations. Thanks once again to Glenn for all the work he puts into judging, and the expertise and images that he shares.
Last night’s AGM was all over in 13 minutes – a record time. That doesn’t mean that important decisions weren’t made. The following is based on a summary kindly provided by Alison Viskovic, who was re-elected President.
Reports had been pre-circulated, and no major issues arose. The subscriptions for the coming year will remain unchanged.
A highlight was the unanimous vote that Hugh Scott be appointed a Life Member, recognising his many years of service on and off the committee, and the enthusiasm and stimulation he always brings to the club.
Neil Gordon has retired from the committee after a number of years as committee member, president, past president and guardian of the blog and website functions. The meeting thanked him for all his contributions to the club.
The committee for the coming year is:
- President – Alison Viskovic
- Treasurer – Jo Goudsblom
- Membership Secretary – Carol Molineux (Jo and Carol are also sharing vice-president duties)
- Immediate Past President – Ian Linning
- Committee members – Karyn Crocker, Gavin Klee, Rachel Stevens, Craig Burleigh, Roger Smith.
Following the AGM we had some good discussions about themes for next year’s Kapiti project. We also viewed the print set which came second in the Bledisloe competition, as well as club and successful individual entries for the Central Regional Convention, on in New Plymouth this coming weekend.
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at our end-of-year dinner, Monday 23 November. We need to confirm numbers next week, so please do your online payment soon if you have not done so already.
Our judge for the KCPS 2015 Spring Salon last night was Fred Wotton APSNZ.
The images which received either Highly Commended or Honours can be seen in the 2015 Spring Salon Gallery which is now online.
Special congratulations to brand new member Alison Wills-Olsen, who gained a Highly Commended in her first salon entry with the lovely image below.
Yes, we know it’s Labour Weekend and you are probably out and about, or even away.
But fight your way through that traffic and get to the Otaihanga Boating Club by 7:30 pm on Monday to see Fred Wotton judge the Spring Salon entries, and show some of his own work.
In other news:
Mahara Gallery Arts Review
Congratulations to Gary Moncrieff and Chrissy Garlick who had images selected for the Mahara 2015 Arts Review exhibition currently on, until 1 November, at the Mahara Gallery in Waikanae. Check it out.
KCPS Club Entries for Central Regional Interclub
The following were the entries selected and submitted. It’s pleasing to see that there were 14 different images from 14 members – an indication of the increasing strength of our club.
- Facing the Storm Carol Molineux
- Magical Breakfast Alison Viskovic
- Musterer’s Refuge Hugh Scott
- Ratana Church Gavin Klee
- Sagrada Familia Neil Gordon
- Summer Blur Barry Culling
- Car Doors Katie Beddek
- Castlepoint Nicola McGinty
- Emily Susie Whelan
- Kotare at Waikanae Roger Smith
- Late Summer Harvest Jo Goudsblom
- Planted Chrissy Garlick
- Reflections of Rock Formations Shona Jaray
- Tongapurutu Rachel Stevens
Best of Year Entries
Each member can enter one digital image and one print. There are no “grades” for this end of year competition.
Each image entered must have been entered into one of the four Salons held during the year, or be fundamentally based on it (for example, small improvements in line with judge’s comments at the original competition are acceptable).
Tickets Available for EOY Function
The Best of Year entries will be judged by John Boyd at our gala end of year function on Monday 23 November starting at 6:30 pm, at the Otaihanga Boating Club. Details have been emailed to all members. Please pay online if possible, or by cash to Treasurer Jo Goudsblom at a meeting. Jo will have tickets available at all meetings, starting with the meeting on Labour Day Monday.
The main speaker for the KCPS Meeting on 12 October will be Stephen Rowe (BA, DipPhot, MFA), from the Photo School in Raumati.
Stephen has a wide range of experience as an editorial and portrait photographer for magazine stories and book covers, and has also worked as a photography technician/tutor at Massey University.
His exhibition, “The New Rugby” (a documentary photography project that looked at the changes in rugby since it became a professional sport and how those changes mirrored the societal changes in New Zealand since the 1980s economic reforms) started at The Dowse, Lower Hutt, 2003, then toured nationally. Images from the project are held in the Alexander Turnbull Library.
For his MFA final exhibition (ATM, 2008) Stephen produced near life size images of Automated Teller Machines. Devoid of the usual text, these images called into question the ubiquity of branding and the homogeneity of a global consumer culture where words become replaced with symbols.
Individual members of KCPS have done well in national salons over the last few months. Below is a summary of known achievements. Congratulations to all.
- Teresa Angell – 1 acceptance
- Peter Beddek APSNZ – 1 acceptance
- Hugh Scott – 1 acceptance
- Alison Viskovic FPSNZ – 1 Honours, 1 acceptance
- Neil Gordon APSNZ – 1 acceptance
- Carol Molineux LPSNZ – 1 acceptance
- Alison Viskovic FPSNZ – 1 Honours
- Neil Gordon APSNZ – 1 Honours, 1 acceptance
- Jo Goudsblom – 4 acceptances
- Alison Viskovic FPSNZ – 1 acceptance
- Neil Gordon APSNZ – 1 Honours, 3 acceptances
- Alison Viskovic FPSNZ – 3 acceptances
- Alison Viskovic FPSNZ – 1 selected
- Carol Molineux LPSNZ – 1 selected
- Alison Viskovic FPSNZ – 1 selected
(Please let me know of any corrections or additions to this list.)
KCPS has done well in two recent competitions.
George Chance – 2nd for NZ
We entered a set of four prints for the George Chance Interclub Print Competition for landscapes. I’m pleased to say that KCPS came second.
Congratulations to Jo Goudsblom, Gavin Klee, Carol Molineux and Rachel Stevens whose prints were used for our entry.
Thanks also to Alison Viskovic for her hard work in printing and matting the set. We won’t show the (stunning) print set publicly online just now, because some prints may be used for other club entries.
Wellington Interclub Print Battle – 2nd
Another 2nd for this interclub print competition, that took place in Petone on Tuesday 8 September. Well done to Peter Ellis, Neil Gordon, Jo Goudsblom, Carol Molineux, Hugh Scott and Alison Viskovic whose prints were used, after being selected at our KCPS meeting on 10 August.
Eight club members were there for the live judging. We were apparently in a three-way tie for first half-way through, but ended up just pipped at the post (by one point?) at the end. The winner was the Aotearoa Philippines Photographic Society, who will also be the host next year.
Friends, KCPS meetup members, and anyone interested in the Kapiti Coast Photographic Society are welcome to join us for an Open Evening on Monday 28 September. The venue is the Otaihanga Boating Club, at 7:30 pm.
Note that this meeting will now consist of a series of presentation where KCPS members show some of their images and talk about their passion for photography.
Come along and see the images we produce, get to know more about the Kapiti Coast Photographic Society, and meet our friendly members over a cuppa and supper afterwards. All welcome.
Our judge for the KCPS 2015 Winter Salon last night was Cliff Threadgold FPSNZ ARPS. His judging was very thoughtful, thorough and well explained, with many useful comments about what was good and what could be improved in the images.
After the judging, Cliff kindly showed some of his own photos – first about all the opportunities which present themselves (which is why it is always useful to have a camera with you), and second a presentation of people shots from Nepal.
We had around than 30 members present for a great evening. The images which received either Highly Commended or Honours can be seen in the 2015 Winter Salon Gallery which is now online.
Special congratulations to Brian Holden and Chrissy Garlick for their Honours in the Novice Section, for the images below.