Exhibit Reception – Sunday, November 15th from 2 -4 PM
Please join us for our third annual Wallowa Valley Photo Club exhibit. This year’s theme is a showcase of club member’s best and favorite works over the years. Please join us for the reception that includes refreshments. The exhibit will be on display from November 13-November 30. There will be refreshments served.
This year’s theme is a showcase of the best work from members such as; Adele Buttolph, Jean Falbo, Ron Gray, Debbie Lind, Madison Falk, Marietta Herinckx, Marilyn Goebel, Linda Bauck, Trena Jones, Gail Hillock, Tamara Sanner and Larry Smith. Exhibitors selected their photos and shared them with fellow club members who helped critique the work. Please join us at the opening to vote for the People’s Choice Award and the event provides the opportunity to learn more about the photo club, meet fellow members and join the club.
Wallowa Valley Photo Club was organized in 1989 when local resident and photography instructor, Doris Woempner, suggested the idea of a club to her photography students. The following year students who had been working in a local darkroom produced The Club’s first black and white calendar. In the years following they produced a two-color calendar and then through the generosity of one member they were able to go full color. Vendors throughout the Wallowa Valley have calendars for sale for 2016.
Club member, Linda Bauck stated “throughout the year we offer classes, field trips, time for sharing, as well as supporting related events such as the Wallowa County Chieftain/Photo Club photo contest, the Wallowa County Fair, and entering images in exhibits at the Josephy Center throughout the year.”
The Wallowa Valley Photo Club is a nonprofit organization. Most members live in Wallowa County but as time has passed, we’ve added more members from out of the area. The common goal is they all love to photograph in Wallowa County. The club’s mission is to promote the art of photography through education, events and the sharing of information and ideas. Membership reflects a full gamut of photographers, from beginners to professional. One of the best traits about the club is, each club member shares their knowledge and experience to help fellow members reach their goals. They all share a love of the art of photography and a love of Wallowa County.
This is the third year Josephy Center for the Arts and Culture has hosted an exhibit of photography by club members. Our first show was a reflection of the results of our annual photo scavenger hunt, an activity that helps us develop skills and an eye for that photographic opportunity, our second show, in 2014 was focused on some of our best and this year, 2015, will be a showcase of some of our best images, plus a reflection on our challenges and technique development from a workshop in the summer led by club member, Barbara Parker.
Photo by Madison Falk from Juniper Jam