Poppy Festival 2011


photo by Scott Shackelford
The 2011 Poppy Festival was held on April 16-17.  The LPA participated for the 7th year and had a great time doing so.

The LPA Booth
We had seven members come in on Friday to help with the set up of our booth. All went very smooth and we were done within two hours. Approximately 11 members brought in framed prints, gift cards, post cards and matted prints for sale with seven of them having sales. Friends of LMAG requested some items for a raffle they were holding with proceeds going to LMAG. Some of our members donated packets of their gift cards and we were able to donate a gift basket valued at approximately $85.

Thirteen members volunteered to help man our booth over the weekend and I would like to say thank you for their help and involvement. Some of the feedback that I received was that not only did we give out many of our brochures but that we also had inquiries on hiring our members for events and portraits.

View the rest of the images in the Gallery.


26th Annual AVUHSD All Media Art Show

LPA Student Photography Award - $100

Students from Antelope Valley Union High School District are showcasing their artistic talents in a wide range of media in this annual exhibition co-organized by the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery and AVUHSD teachers. Past exhibitions have included photography, sculpture, painting, drawing, digital media and ceramic arts.

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Debut of LPA Prime Desert DVD


Eighteen LPA members attended the debut showing of the Prime Desert Woodland Preserve DVD at the Interpretive Center at 7pm on February 1.  This was the first half of a year long community service project by LPA members to document the flora, fauna, and activities at the preserve over a one year time span.

LPA member Chris Wilkins is a volunteer at the Preserve and saw the need for beautiful photos, so the LPA had a photo contest for images taken at the reserve from May to October.  Then David Wilkins put together a DVD of these images along with some additional record shots of the flora.  A sample of the DVD Prime Desert show was presented to the City of Lancaster at the City Council meeting on December 14, and graciously accepted.  Currently, the images can be viewed at the Interpretive Center on a very small monitor. 

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2011 George W. Glennie Memorial Nature Salon


The Lancaster Photography Association Club will be competing in the 2011 George W. Glennie Nature Interclub Exhibition which is open to all camera clubs. This will be a digital competition.

The categories are the following:

  1. Animals: Includes Birds, Invertebrates (Insects, Mollusks, Arachnids, Annelids, Crustaceans), Reptiles, Amphibians, Mammals, Marine and Freshwater Live (Fish, Marine Crustaceans/Mammals Star Fish, Corals etc)
  2. Botany
  3. Landscape

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2011 LMAG Juried Art Exhibition


The 2011 Lancaster Museum & Art Gallery Juried Art Exhibit is coming up.  The submission period is January 21 - 24 and the exhibition takes place from February 5 through March 27, 2011.

This year’s juried exhibition will differ than those of previous years. Titled "Look Here", the exhibition will turn the BLVD into a temporary museum. Through collaborations between LMAG, BLVD businesses and participating artists, the exhibition explores the idea that virtually any place can be designated a museum and recognized as aesthetically or historically valuable. Selected artworks will be publicly displayed in and around BLVD businesses, each with identifying signage and labels indicating that they are part of look here.

More information can be found in the 2011 LMAG Juried Art Exhibition Packet and at http://www.cityoflancasterca.org/Index.aspx?page=67.

Saddleback Butte 50th Anniversary Celebration


Oct 30, 2010

The celebration was held on the hilltop, overlooking the beautiful Saddleback Butte State Park.  After a night of rain, clear blue skies were a welcome sight, along with the dusting of snow on the mountain tops.  If one looked up, they may have caught one of the many groups of turkey vultures migrating south. 

Margaret Rhyne, President of The Poppy Reserve/Mojave Desert Interpretive Association (PR/MDIA) said the event was to be a replicate of the original event 50 years ago.  Saturday’s event included the AV Marching Band, the Boy Scouts, many special guest speakers, and a nature hike.  Just like 50 years ago, they had another photography contest.

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S4C 2010 Competition


On July 17th, 2010 a few of us LPA members went down to Riverside to help with the Photojournalism section of the Southern California Council of Camera Clubs?(S4C) 46th International Exhibition of Photography? 2010.

I was chairperson, and thanks go to, Sue and Paul Craft who ran the scoring computers, Bill Sutton who was our score caller, Diana Edgel who was our scribe, and Jerry Henry who was our assistant. We where in a fabulous air conditioned room from 7:30 am until about 4pm. Lunch was included. Being a member of our team gave us the opportunity to see 100's of entries from around the world that are first class PJ pictures.

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LPA/LVAG Fine Art Show


On July 10, 2010, the Lancaster Photography Association and the Lakes and Valleys Art Guild (LPA/LVAG) held a combined Juried Fine Art Photography Show at the LVAG Gallery in Lake Hughes.  There were fifty-three works on display depicting scenes ranging from cars to flowers, mountain streams to stars, and skyscrapers to subways.

The reception began at high noon with drinks and pot luck foods for all around.  This was an opportunity for friends and colleagues to admire each other's work and tell the stories behind each photo.


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Date: 17-Oct
Venue: LPA Competition
Theme: Nature
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