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PSoP Salon

Photography by Members, 2017 Photographic Salon

The Photographic Society of Philadelphia is holding it’s annual salon at The Plastic Club, 247 South Camac Street, The Avenue of the Artists, Philadelphia, PA, 19107 through October 26th, 2017. The galleries of the historic artist club are filled with the work of 33 Philadelphia photographers. Tuesday evening, October 17th, is the monthly members meeting which features lectures and presentations by visiting photographers and members work. The Plastic Club has a cool AV system which allows us to really enjoy our fellow photographers presentations.

Sunday October 22 is a final artist reception from 2:00 – 4:00pm.

PSoP Salonlight being (Bowie), digital photograph, DoN Brewer

Three of my photographs are on display, I created a new piece for this show that is special to me. Returning to a theme I explored over ten years ago, I printed a shot from 2006, titled light being (Bowie). The abstract landscape photograph is 30″ x 20″, printed by Photo Lounge on lustre photo paper, is a continuation of my search for ethereal light effects in the urban environment. Incorporating photography into my art life is important to me because of the plastic nature of the practice; line, shape, color are the illustrative elements of developing a good picture.

Please visit The Photographic Society of Philadelphia salon at The Plastic Club, the collection of work is unique, directional, provocative and inspiring.

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Photographic Society of Philadelphia, DoN BrewerCoiled, digital photograph, lustre inkjet print, 15″ x 19″, DoN Brewer

Photographic Society of Philadelphia, 2016 Photography Salon

at The Plastic Club

Opening Reception: Sunday, October 2nd, 1:00 – 5:00pm at The Plastic Club, 247 South Camac Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, 215-545-9324

Additional Receptions: October 9th, 16th and 23rd, 1:00 – 5:00pm

The Photographic Society of Philadelphia* is the oldest active photography society in the country. We have been looking at the world through the camera lens since 1860!

Photography has dramatically evolved since 1860.  Back then the techniques of photography were limited to a few. Photographers developed their own processes, grounded their own lenses, made their own cameras and tripods.  “Instant” could be many minutes, images were captured on glass plates and slowly teased into visibility, and the lightest camera still weighed many pounds.  But such was the “cutting-edge technology” of the time.

The evolution of photographic technology and techniques over the last century and a half has been daunting.  Never more so than today, where film technology and digital technology both draw the photographer’s attention.  Today, lenses and cameras are designed by computer, “instant” is a tiny fraction of a second, “film” may be a digital camera’s memory card, and even the traditional darkroom may now be complemented by a cleverly used computer and digital printer.

Through it all the Photographic Society of Philadelphia has been there. The Society, throughout its history, has provided just such a place to share new technologies, ideas, and techniques.  Documentary, artistic, and scientific works by many of its members have featured prominently in the history of American photography.  And its purpose remains the same today as it has been since 1860—to increase and diffuse knowledge of the natural laws which relate to the action of light, and particularly to promote improvements in the art of photography.

* The Photographic Society of Philadelphia is a not-for-profit and tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We’re open to all film and digital photographers, from enthusiasts to professionals from all over the world.

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Photographic Society of Philadelphia, 2016 Photography Salon at The Plastic Club

Opening Reception: Sunday, October 2nd, 1:00 – 5:00pm at The Plastic Club, 247 South Camac Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, 215-545-9324

Additional Receptions: October 9th, 16th and 23rd, 1:00 – 5:00pm

About the Plastic Club

Since 1897, The Plastic Club has been devoted to the promotion and preservation of the visual (plastic) arts in Philadelphia. The busy gallery schedule offers several annual exhibitions for members and non-members, as well as invited artists in solo and group exhibitions. Members include well-known Philadelphia artists.

The name ” Plastic Club,” suggested by Blanche Dillaye, referred to any work of art unfinished, or in a “plastic” state. The term also refers to the changing and tactile sense of painting and sculpture.

Among the founding members of The Plastic Club were the “Red Rose Girls” — Violet Oakley, Jessie Willcox Smith, and Elizabeth Shippen Green — outstanding artists of their time. The name was given to this group of talented women by their teacher Howard Pyle.

Although initially formed as a women’s group, The Plastic Club has always hosted exhibitions and lectures by prominent men and women artists. Membership was expanded to include men in 1991, and they now number about half of the active members.

The Club’s home is a historic double townhouse located on one of Philadelphia’s “little streets” in the heart of the city. Built in 1824, it houses the club’s spacious studio, gallery spaces, offices and dining facilities. The club purchased the property in 1909, and expanded it to include the house next door in 1910. In the past ten years the building has undergone many renovations so that it now functions like a 21st century building, but still retains its 19th century charm.

We are happy to have the venerable Philadelphia Sketch Club as our neighbor to the north on Camac Street. At one time there were several other clubs here, including the Cushman Club, now in private hands, which earned the alley the nickname “Little Street of Clubs”. On October 21 2001, the historical value of our tiny street was formally recognized with the designation “Avenue of the Artists” by the City of Philadelphia.

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Objet D'art: Photography Exhibition, Church St. Art & Craft Gallery of Mt Holly, NJ, Jeff Stroud

Objet D’ Art, Group Photography Exhibition at Church St. Art & Craft Gallery, Curator Jeff Stroud

Call to all local photographers! March Photography Exhibition Church St. Art & Craft Gallery of Mt Holly, NJ, has invited me to curate this year’s photography exhibition which will be held in March 2016. The theme this year is:  Objet D’ Art:  A small object that is valued because it is beautiful or interesting; an object that artist value.

The theme here is to show your creative artistic side by exhibiting small objects you find in your home, everyday object you use or collection, or any small found objects that catch your imagination while creating a single image of fine art.

Drop off dates Feb 26-28th during business hours WednesdayFriday 11-6:00 pm, Saturday 10-6:00 pm. Sunday 12-4:00 pm 

There is a $10 submission fee.  You may submit up to 3 photographs, framed and properly wired for hanging.  The show will run from March 2nd through the 26th and we will be holding a meet the artists reception on March 12th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Open to the public and there will be refreshments served.

I look forward to hearing from you as well as curating this exhibition. You are welcome to invite friends and share this post with other photographers.

Objet D’art: Photography Exhibition, the exhibit for the month of March at Church St. Art & Craft Gallery will be non-juried and curated by our guest photographer Jeff Stroud.

Theme: Objet D’ Art:  A small object that is valued because it is beautiful or interesting; an object that artists value. 

“The theme here is to show your creative artistic side by exhibiting small objects you can find in your home, everyday object you use or collect or small found object that catch your imagination while creating a single image of fine art with blurred/bokeh background.” – Jeff Stroud

Objet D'art: Photography Exhibition, Church St. Art & Craft Gallery of Mt Holly, NJ, Jeff StroudFor any questions regarding the theme or medium, please contact Jeff at jeffstroud.52@gmail.com

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Photographic Society of PhiladelphiaThe Photographic Society of Philadelphia will be presenting their annual members exhibition at The Plastic Club in October 2014.

Opening Reception: Sunday October 5, 2014, 1:00 to 5:00pm

Additional Receptions:

  • Sunday October 12, 2014 1:00 to 5:00pm
  • Sunday October 19, 2014 1:00 to 5:00pm
  • Tuesday October 21, 2014 6:00 to 9:00pm

“The Photographic Society of Philadelphia* is the oldest active photography society in the country. We have been looking at the world through the camera lens since 1860!

Photography has dramatically evolved since 1860.  Back then the techniques of photography were limited to a few. Photographers developed their own processes, grounded their own lenses, made their own cameras and tripods.  “Instant” could be many minutes, images were captured on glass plates and slowly teased into visibility, and the lightest camera still weighed many pounds.  But such was the “cutting-edge technology” of the time.” Photographic Society of Philadelphia

Photographic Society of Philadelphia at The Plastic Club

“Since 1897, The Plastic Club has been devoted to the promotion and preservation of the visual (plastic) arts in Philadelphia. The busy gallery schedule offers several annual exhibitions for members and non-members, as well as invited artists in solo and group exhibitions. Members include well-known Philadelphia artists.

The name ” Plastic Club,” suggested by Blanche Dillaye, referred to any work of art unfinished, or in a “plastic” state. The term also refers to the changing and tactile sense of painting and sculpture.” – The Plastic Club

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Devastated

Vincent D. Feldman at PSoPVincent D. Feldman, Dignity for the Devastated, Photographic Society of Philadelphia at The Plastic Club, 247 South Camac Street, Philadelphia, Tuesday, September 16th at 7:00pm, Guests are welcome.

Vincent D. Feldman author of City Abandoned: Charting the Loss of Civic Institutions in Philadelphia speaks about his photography at the monthly membership meeting of the Photographic Society of Philadelphia at The Plastic Club.

Vincent D. Feldman, a lifelong resident of Philadelphia, has been photographing architecture and the urban landscape for three decades. In the early 1990s his photography came to concentrate on the conflicts and questions that often surround historic buildings in Philadelphia. Feldman’s photography helps uncover the stories attached to buildings, thus revealing the nature of the societies in which these structures were built—and then neglected.

Feldman received a Pew Fellowship in the Arts in 2001. His work is held in the Philadelphia Museum of Art and in museums and private collections internationally. He is a Master Lecturer in photography at the University of the Arts.” – Vincent D. Feldman website

“The Photographic Society of Philadelphia is the oldest active photography society in the country. We have been looking at the world through the camera lens since 1860!”

Since 1897, The Plastic Club has been devoted to the promotion and preservation of the visual (plastic) arts in Philadelphia. The busy gallery schedule offers several annual exhibitions for members and non-members, as well as invited artists in solo and group exhibitions. Members include well-known Philadelphia artists.”

The Photographic Society of Philadelphia will be presenting their annual members exhibition at The Plastic Club in October 2014. 

Opening Reception: Sunday October 5, 2014 1 to 5pm

Additional Receptions:

  • Sunday October 12, 2014 1:00 to 5:00pm
  • Sunday October 19, 2014 1:00 to 5:00pm
  • Tuesday October 21, 2014 6:00 to 9:00pm

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