2022 Meeting and Event Calendar

Starting on September 1, in-person meetings will resume with a hybrid option for members that cannot be present.

New members are always welcome! 

If you would like a courtesy invitation to attend selected Zoom meetings in order to learn more about us, please email club president Diane Bovenkamp (d_bovenkamp@yahoo.com) to request a Zoom link. 

 

The health and safety of all meeting participants is a top priority.

The Board of Directors voted at the August 2022 meeting that members should continue to wear masks when inside the facility.

 

  

Date
Event
Information
Thursday, December 1

 Program

This Meeting is Virtual Only - No meeting at church

Jon Meyer: “Photographing What You Know: How a Psychoanalyst Becomes a Photographer”

Description 

This presentation is about finding a photographic vision, which is a common enough subject, but this presentation is probably a little different from the usual.   My subtitle is “How a Psychoanalyst Became a Photographer,” and therein lies the tale.  A vision derived from what I have known professionally for more than 50 years as a psychoanalyst means photographing the inner landscape of the mind.  That subject presents challenges since it can be lived, felt, sensed, and described but not seen.  

In this presentation, I will journey through the visual construction of that inner landscape, amplified whenever possible with poetry, literature, and Medieval paintings.      

Bio

Jon Meyer, MD, is a long-time member of BCC who has recently retired from the practice of psychoanalysis and taken up photography full time.  He has been shown nationally and internationally, including in Boston, Barcelona, and Berlin.  He is a past winner of BCC’s Graham Cromwell Award.  

His “In the Mind’s Eye” and “Inner Darkness” series were published in their entirety in FotoNostrum Magazineand in part in Black and White Magazine, where his Inner Darkness series and some other individual images were Spotlight Award Winners.  The two series were also featured in solo shows at Through This Lens gallery in Durham, NC.  

Jon is a past-president of the American Psychoanalytic Association, professor emeritus of psychiatry and psychoanalysis at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and a previous Erik Erikson Scholar-in-Residence at the Austen Riggs Center.  

Thursday, December 8  Digital Competition

 Judge:  Janet Little Jeffers

Janet Little Jeffers is a Baltimore, Maryland-based artist specializing in digital photography. After working in the fields of graphic design, interior design, and broadcasting, she committed to a full-time career as a visual artist in 2009. Her work explores intimate and abstract details in the natural and manmade worlds, and she thrives on exploration, whether in her hometown or a remote destination. Some of her recent projects include bodies of work from Cuba and the polar regions of Greenland and Antarctica.

Janet’s work has been featured in exhibitions throughout the mid-Atlantic, on book and magazine covers, in film and video, and in permanent installations for institutions and businesses such as University of Maryland Medical System and Pharmaceutics International, Inc. She currently works from a studio in Baltimore’s historic Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower.  Janet Little Jeffers | Fine Art Photography (janetjeffers.com)

Thursday, December 15  PARTY  
Thursday, December 22 No Meeting  
Wednesday, December 28

Field Shoot

 MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET FIELD SHOOT

Come out and enjoy the Christmas spirit on 34th street as we shoot this iconic neighborhood. Christmas on 34th street has been a tourist attraction for decades, and it has been photographed by 100s of photographers over the years. This field shoot is being scheduled after Christmas to help minimize the number of people who would be in the neighborhood during the shooting time. The shoot is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Because this is a night shoot it is recommended that you bring a tripod and fast lenses. Let’s end this year with the spirit of Christmas on 34th Street. If you are going to the field shoot, please email me so I will know to look out for you. See the link below of the attractions on 34th street.

Kenny Epps

Email: ken@kennyeppsphotography.com

34th Street web link:

Hampden Maryland Miracle on 34th Street - Baltimore

https://www.christmasstreet.com

Thursday, December 29 No Meeting  
Thursday, January 5 Print Competition 

 Judge: Lynn Silvermann

Lynn Silverman received her BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and her MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths’ College in London, England. She has participated in many solo and group exhibitions in Europe, Australia, and the United States. In addition to publishing four books, her work may be found in public and private collections in Australia, Great Britain, and the US.  In 2010, Lynn was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to the Czech Republic.  She is an Emeritus Professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. Lynn Silverman

Thursday January 12 Program  Macro Night

Join us at the church for a fun evening making macro images! This has been a very successful event in the past, with creative images later entered into critique and club competitions. Look for more information as the date approaches.

*This is contingent on any Baltimore City COVID restrictions in place at this time.

Thursday January 19 Digital Competition

Theme: Macro 

Judge: Edwin Remsberg - From sports, to fine art, and even combat photography, Edwin has worked in 40 countries and all 50 states. He has become a storyteller with his imagery, and keeps the themes and relationships he’s picked up along the way to be the photographer, the photojournalist, and the artist he has developed into.  Today Remsberg Inc's work includes high production commercial photography, documentary , event coverage and fine-art photographic series. Edwin has co-authored several books, including, Dishing Up Maryland with Lucie Snodgrass, Maryland’s Vanishing Lives with John Sherwood, Outdoor Sculpture in Baltimore: A Historical Guide to Public Art in the Monumental City with Cindy Kelly and more. Remsberg’s images continue to exist and develop in these various realms: commercial, documentary, lifestyle and exhibited fine art works, and our inspiration remains in the creation of images that celebrate People Places and Agriculture.

Edwin Remsberg Photographs

Thursday January 26 Program

 Lewis Katz: “Abstract Photography”

Thursday February 2 Print Competition  Judge:  Pete Morton 
Thursday February 9 Program Member Critique Night [Macro, Close up Theme]
One image per member. Upload image to Visual Pursuits/ “Member Programs – Critiques” Gallery/’Member Critique, February 9, Critique Gallery Upload Instructions
Thursday February 16 Digital Competition  
Thursday February 23 Program

 Kenny Epps

Thursday, March 2 Print Competition Judge: David Pugh
Thursday, March 9 Program  Tony Sweet
Thursday, March 16 Digital Competition

Theme: Street Photography

Judge: Cynthia Keith (via Zoom)

Thursday, March 23 Program  

Phyllis Berger: "Truth in Documentary Photography" 

Description: What do documentary photographs say about their subjects and what do the decisions photographers make affect how we interpret them?

In this lecture and discussion, we will analyze some iconic and lesser-known photographs from the documentary tradition and discuss the stories that they reveal through the lens of history, fine art, culture, politics and purpose of their creation.

Dorothea Lange, W. Eugene Smith, James Nachtwey and Michael Kenna are some of the photographers whose work we will analyze as we explore the messages and meaning that reside in documentary photographs.

Bio: Phyllis Berger BFA MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, is a faculty member at the Center for Visual Arts at Johns Hopkins University where she started the Photography Program 26 years ago.

She taught interdisciplinary courses at JHU including Writing Seminars, History of Science, Political Science, Museum Studies and at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.

As a practicing fine art photographer, Phyllis brings her love of photography into the classroom and has inspired hundreds of students throughout the years. She received an excellence in teaching award from The Maryland Institute College of Art School of Continuing Studies.

Phyllis led the summer study abroad program in Photography at the Burren College of Art in County Clare, Ireland for ten years as well as at the Photography Studies College in Melbourne, Australia. She has just received approval to teach in Umbria Italy for June 2022.

She is a recipient of two artist residencies in Rochefort en Terre, Brittany, France and has been awarded numerous teaching grants through JHU (Arthur Vining Davis, Arts Innovation).

Her work has been exhibited worldwide including three solo shows at the Evergreen Museum and Library, the Museum of Rochefort en Terre, in Brittany France, the MICA Biennale, The Baltimore Museum of Art, the Banneker Douglas Museum and resides in many private collections

Phyllis has lectured on Photography in Ecuador, Costa Rica, Peru, Panama, The Galapagos Islands and Croatia as part of the JHU Alumni Journeys program.

Thursday, March 30 Print Competition

 Judge: Jennifer Bishop - Jennifer has more than 35 years of experience shooting for publications, hospitals, schools, design firms, nonprofits, foundations, businesses, and individuals all over the world. She especially loves shooting portraits, both on location or in her Baltimore City studio. She also writes and photographs for projects that advocate for better lives for people with disabilities. 

Jennifer Bishop PhotographyPortraiture and Documentary Photography by Jennifer Bishop

Thursday, April 6 No Meeting  
Thursday, April 13 Program

Member Critique Night

One image per member. Upload image to Visual Pursuits/ “Member Programs – Critiques” Gallery/’Member Critique, February 9, Critique Gallery Upload Instructions

Thursday, April 20 Digital Competition  Judge: Ed Palaszynski
Thursday, April 27 Program  
Thursday, May 4  Print Competition  
Thursday, May 11 Program  
Thursday, May 18 Digital Competition

Theme: Landscape Photography

Judge:  Michael Donovan

Thursday, May 25 Program  
Saturday, June 3 or June 10 Year End Competition  
Thursday, June 8 Feedback Night  
Thursday, June 22 Program  
Thursday, July 6 Program  
Thursday, July 20 Program  
August 1 New Club Year Begins  
Thursday, August 3 Program  
Thursday, August 17 Program  
 Thursday, August 31 or September 7 Welcome Back Night  


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