PSA Report for May 2017

PSA News


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

PSA Annual Conference, Pittsburg, PA: The 2017 conference will be held at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center on October 8th - October 14th, 2017.  Registration is now open. We are hoping for fall colors. The tours have been announced:

Covered Bridges of Washington County

Just Ducky Street and River Tour in Amphibious Vehicle

Mt. Washington Overlook of Pittsburg, and Three Rivers Sunset

Mt Washington Overlook of Pittsburg, and Three Rivers Sunrise

Carrie Furnace of the Rivers of Steel Heritage Area

Phipps Botanical Gardens and Observatory, Cathedral of Learning, and Heinz Chapel

Sunset Dinner Cruise] Ohiopyle State Park and Fallingwater

Pittsburg Zoo and Aquarium

The National Aviary Photo Shoot then Dine with the Birds

Here is the link to the 2017 Conference webpage:   

PSA Nature Division Interclub Competition (Round 3): Entries for Round 3 were the following: ‘Bison’ (Eugene Duley), ‘Brown Bear 988’ (David Wilkins), ‘Leopard with Wildebeest’ (Christine Wilkins), ‘The Chase’ (Bill Sutton), ‘Winter View’ (Shane Walter), ‘Yosemite’ (Kathleen Walter).

PSA Projected Image Division Interclub Competition (Round 4):  Entries for Round 4 were the following: Blue Muse (Kathy Newman) HM, Carma 2 (Kurtiss Humphrey), Great Blue Heron 2982 (Nan Carder) BOS, Poppies Highlighted (Terry Dickerson), White Pockets (Kathleen Walters), and Winter View (Shane Walter) Award.

Projected Image Division Creative Interclub (Round 2): Results for Round 2 are not available.

PSA Photojournalism Division Interclub (Round 2): Bruce Cable for receiving an Honorable Mention for ‘Time Trialist’. Other entries were the following: ‘Dig by Brooke Sweat (David Wilkins), ‘Happy Trails’ (Sue Liberto), ‘Making a Big Splash’ (Scott Shackelford), ‘Net Play’ (Christine Wilkins), and ‘Two Kids and a Dog’ (Richard Wood).

Round 3 entries and results are the following: Congratulations Douglas Wade for receiving 1st Place with Homeless in Downtown LA. Other entries were the following: Butterfly Girl Eugene Duley, Pearl Harbor Enactment (Shirl Airov-Bieling), Surfer (Nan Carder) HM, Thunderbird Mirror (Diane Cable), and Time Trial Cyclist (Bruce Cable). LPA tied for 2nd place in this round.

Entries for Round 3 are the following: ‘Butterfly Girl’ (Eugene Duley), ‘Homeless in Downtown LA’ (Douglas Wade), ‘Pearl Harbor Enactment’ (Shirl Airov-Bieling), ‘Surfer’ (Nan Carder), ‘Thunderbird Mirror’ (Diane Cable), ‘Time Trial Cyclist’ (Bruce Cable).

PSA Photo Travel Division Interclub Competition Results (Round 2): The entry deadline for Round 3 is May 15th.

PSA Youth Showcase: Congratulations Amanda Aylor for receiving a first place in the 2017 PSA Youth Showcase with her image ‘Welcome Antelope Valley’. Her image was entered in the Digital Scapes category. Amanda will receive a $175 award, and will have her image printed in the PSA Journal. The Youth Showcase is open to all students worldwide, ages 14 through 19, and attending high school. Amanda had four of her images/prints submitted to the PSA Youth Showcase this year. In digital, “Welcome Antelope Valley’ (Landscapes) and ‘Curiosity’ (PJ). For prints, ‘Pensive’ was entered in People or Animals, and ‘Pure Steel’ was entered in Monochrome which received an acceptance. ‘Pure Steel’ will be on display at the annual conference in the print gallery.

PSA Individual Creative: Results are now available for the Projected Image Division (PID) Individual Creative Competition. Congratulations Kathy Newman for receiving two Honorable Mentions in Skill Level A with her images Freed Genie and Steampunk Daydreams. Terry Dickerson received an Honorable Mention with Return of the Triffids.

PSA So-Cal Roundup Chapter: The PSA So-Cal Chapter event in Camarillo and Ventura was a success. Members from the Lancaster Photography Association attending the event were the following: Nan Carder, Fran Marroquin, Kathy Newman, Doug Wade, David and Chris Wilkins. Our LPA members signed up for the Walk-Abouts which were available to PSA members at no cost. Congratulations Doug Wade on being appointed as a Chapter Officer. Doug is now one of the So-Cal Roundup Vice Chairs. Here is a link to the So-Cal Roundup Chapter officers. Congratulations Doug! 

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PSA International Exhibitions:

Coachella Valley Desert Camera Club International Exhibition:
The Coachella Valley Desert Camera Club (CVDCC) International Exhibition final catalogs have been posted. Terry Dickerson had a great exhibition. Terry won a CVDCC Gold Medal (Days End) and an Honorable Mention (Morning’s Light) in the Projected Image Division Color Theme (Landscape), and Judge’s Choice in PID Monochrome Theme (Mechanically Powered Transportation), along with five other acceptances. Terry also received five more acceptances in the Monte International Photo Circuit 2017- Kotor with Moon’s Glory and Days End. Congratulations Terry.

Other members receiving Acceptances, Medals, and HMs in the Coachella Valley Desert Camera Club were the following members Nan Carder, Scott Shackelford, Christine and David Wilkins. Congratulations to all our LPA members.

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

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