PSA Report for January 2016

PSA News



By Nan Carder, APSA, MPSA, DFS4C, PSA Club Representative

PSA Annual Conference, West Yellowstone: In 2016, the PSA conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas from September 10-17.  The conference hotel will be the Wyndham, San Antonio Riverwalk. There will be an exciting lineup of photo tours, workshops, programs, featured speakers, and social activities. Registration will begin April 1, 2016.

PSA Projected Image Division Interclub: The Lancaster Photography Association has entered the second round of the Projected Image Division (PID) in Group A. Images entered are the following: “AV Fireworks” (Tom Van Langenhoven), “Bull Bison at Yellowstone” (Ramon Rosario), “Ilulissat in the Midnight Sun” (Christine Wilkins), “Lone Tree” (Doug Wade),  “Oak Tree” (Helen Henry), “Pilgrim and Mosque” (Richard Wood).

PSA PID Creative Interclub: Congratulations Kathy Newman. Her image “Paisley Self Portrait” has won the Projected Image Division Creative Inter-club “Best of the Best” Gold Medal.

The Lancaster Photography Association competed in Group A this competition this season. All winning images from Group A, B, and C were then re-judged. There is one "Best of the Best" Gold Medal image selected and Six "Best of the Best" Silver Medals. This means that Kathy’s image was the best image of the 2014-2015 competition season.

There were 29 nine clubs that could submit six images for three competition rounds. Please go to this website to see all of the "Best of the Best" images for 2014-2015.

Congratulations again Kathy! Well deserved.

PSA PID Creative Interclub Judging: The Lancaster Photography Association has been asked to judge the first round January competition.  Judging will be Helen Henry, Rock Myers, and Kathy Newman.

PSA PID Individual Creative: Entries for the second round will be due on February 20, 2016. Nancy Speaker, who also participates in the Southern California Council of Camera Clubs, is the new PID Individual Creative Competition Director. Her email address is the following:

PSA International Exhibitions:

1st New Bi-continental Photo Circuit: Shirl Airov-Bieling entered some of her images in the 1st, N.E.W. Bi-continental Photo Circuit and had very nice results. She had acceptances in PID-Color (Rider on White Horse), PID-Monochrome (Leopard), and Nature (Bee, Birds Taking Flight, and Pink Jellyfish). Her image Pink Jellyfish earned an FIAP (International Federation of Photographic Art) Honorable Mention 1.

Scott Shackelford now has enough acceptances to apply for his first PSA Projected Image Division – Color Star. Scott now has at least 18 acceptances with six images.

Coachella Valley International Exhibition: All Lancaster Photography Association members are invited to participate in the Coachella Valley International Exhibition. Entries are open. This year the exhibition will provide these PSA Division Classes:

PID Color Class:

  • General
  • Theme (Water, Steam, Snow, and/or Ice)

PID Monochrome Class:

  • General
  • Trees


  • General
  • Wildlife

Entries will close on February 27th, 2016

Medal round judging will be March 12th, 2016

Report cards will be emailed by March 19th
More information may be found at this website:

PSA Southern California Roundup Chapter Event: The Southern California Roundup Chapter of PSA will hold their 2016 Annual Photography Event on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at the Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa (Orange County) during the Lunar New Year celebrations.

More Information about the PSA Southern California Roundup Chapter Event (the event is free for all PSA members): More information may be found at this website:

Ocean State International Exhibition: The Lancaster Photography Association has had members participate in the Ocean State International Exhibition as a club for the past couple of years. This exhibition. LPA needs, at least, six of their members to participate. The top six scores will be used to determine the winners of this club competition. Acceptances go for PSA individual stars. Medals are given to individuals. Any LPA member is welcome to participate. The entry fee is $5.00 to enter four images. More information can be found at this website:

Dale Taft recently joined the Photographic Society of America. Welcome, Dale.

For information on the Photographic Society of America, please contact Nan Carder, APSA, MPSA at

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