Six States Photography Show get together, Oberlin, OH

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  1. Lee L

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    The Firelands Association for the Visual Arts (FAVA) in Oberlin, Ohio, has held a Six States Photography Show annually from 1979 to 2009, and it's now scheduled every other year. Oberlin is about 35 miles SW of Cleveland, OH. The show's name comes from the region from which submissions are accepted, which is Ohio and the five contiguous states: Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, and Michigan. This year's juror for the show is Kitty McManus Zurko, the director of the Wooster College art museum. The show has been about 50/50 digital/analog for the past several years, and has included a wide variety of alt processes and silver gelatin prints. It occupies two rooms, and there are usually something like 40-50 works on display.

    The 2011 Six States Photography Show runs from March 6th - March 31st. The generous host of many of our NE OH APUG get togethers, jp80874, has three entries accepted for this year's show.

    Since nearly all of the participants in the NE OH get togethers are eligible to enter the Six States show, and might be interested in submissions in the upcoming years, I thought it would be a good thing to propose a lunch and gallery viewing on one of the Sundays during the show. There are several good restaurants within a block to the east, south, and west of the FAVA gallery, with Sunday gallery hours from 1-5pm.

    We already have a meet-up going for the camera show on the 6th, and there is a FAVA reception scheduled for Sunday the 13th, which is often rather crowded, and includes a short talk by the juror. It might be best not to impose a large number of APUG guests on that event, but I'm sure that a half-dozen or so of us wouldn't cause an overload for those that want to attend for the talk. So I'm thinking that a lunch and gallery visit on March 20th or 27th might be a good proposal. We have a number of regular folks who find it hard to travel to this part of OH on a Saturday, which is why I'm proposing a Sunday.

    Rather than put a hard date on it, perhaps we can come to some consensus, or do it both weekends if there folks who already have plans. This thread can be a coordinating point.

    I've put a map for FAVA up on the NEOH APUG web page: https://sites.google.com/site/neohapug/home/places

    and the FAVA web page is at: http://www.favagallery.org/

    Firelands Association for the Visual Arts
    39 South Main Street
    Oberlin, Ohio 44074
    phone: (440) 774-7158

    Once we have some indications of interest, I can propose a meeting place on the given date(s). I'd also be happy to try and meet up with anyone who finds another day or time convenient to come separately from the group. Just PM me.

    Lee
     
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    Lee,

    Thank you for organizing this. I would add that "downtown" Oberlin, around the square is a lovely place and very photogenic. Lee gives wonderful tours of the area.

    According to the notice FAVA sent the show will be most crowded around 3 PM, March 13th. "We hope you will be able to attend the reception on Sunday, March 13 (2-4 p.m.). There will be a brief ceremony at approximately 3 p.m. when this year’s award winners will be announced."

    Dolly and I will be happy to come early for a lunch gathering of good company. This is the fifth year my work has been juried into the show, but the first that all three entries were invited. I am super excited.

    John Powers
     
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    Congratulations, John! I don't know whether I'll be able to get there for the show or not (who am I kidding...) but I'm very happy for you!

    Mike
     
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    Congratulations, John.
     
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    Lee,
    I'd be interested in joining you all. Love to see more of everyone's work. I'll follow the thread and see if you all decide to get together on the 20th or other date. @0 works good for me, "First Day of Spring"

    (The Other) Lee
     
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    I see what you're doing there, cleverly coding 2 in Shift+2 form...

    (The Other Other) Lee
     
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    Thanks Mike and Chazzy.

    Come on Mike. It is an hour shorter drive than to my house for you. FAVA usually has some really interesting work. Mine probably wouldn't be new for you since I entered three of the ten 7x17s OH & Erie Canal Vandykes you saw in January.

    John
     
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    Here I thought the First Day of Spring gave it away or more like @springday would be good for me

    (that other other Other) lEE
     
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    Oh man, the FAVA show, I just got a notice from these guys today!

    I'm going to be attending the reception on the 13th from 2-4pm, it'll be great to see some other APUG'ers work. This is my first year entering the show and I was two for two with my entries.

    @JP80874 7x17's?!? Those must look amazing! Glad to see this is a proper show that embraces LF and ULF. There was a show in Lima, OH not too long ago that didn't let in some Pt/Pd 4x5 prints b/c they were too small. >__<
     
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    I should be there that day as well. Look forward to meeting you. Congrats on the entries. That makes at least 5 APUGger pieces in the show.

    Lee
     
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    Congratulations mat4226. Please look Lee, Dolly and me up at the opening. Maybe you would like to join us for some of our other NE OH Gatherings.

    John Powers
     
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    Are any of those folks coming to the opening on Sunday the 13th interested in meeting at FAVA at noon and getting lunch before the gallery opens? There are a variety of restaurants within a three minute walk.

    Lee
     
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    Dolly & I will be there.

    John
     
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    Then noon at FAVA it is. All others welcome to join us for lunch, or to meet up at the gallery. The reception starts at 2pm, Sunday the 13th. It usually includes a short talk by the juror for the show and a few minutes of recognition for the volunteers who make things work.

    Lee
     
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    If you don't mind adding another couple to that bunch, my girlfriend and I would love to join you. ^__^
     
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    Absolutely. We'd love to meet you.

    Any others welcome as well. It might be good for folks to let us know they're thinking about having lunch in this thread so that we know we have a full complement before heading out to eat.

    Lee
     
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    I would like to mention for those Frank Lloyd Wright Fans:
    There is a Frank Lyoyd Wright Usonian House in Oberlin that is Reopening for the Season on the 20th. It is only open Every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month during most of the year. Those that can't make it the 13th for the Photo exhibit Could catch them both the following Sunday and have a really nice time, I'm sure. Check out the web page:http://www.oberlin.edu/amam/flwright.html
     
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    So far it looks like only Lee (daleeman) has expressed interest in this coming Sunday, the 20th. Any other takers out there as the time draws near? We aren't restricting this only to people named Lee, although I wouldn't be disappointed if Miller and Friedlander or Russell Lee showed up. Miller and Russell Lee being long shots at this point.

    Lee
     
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    Hay all,
    I may need to house sit the cats and dog this weekend, Sue will be up at Magee Marsh for the beginning of bird migration. So I think I'll have to keep close to the house. Most spring weekends are like this unless I can recruit a house sitter. I would love to plan forward for a spring shoot.
    Lee
     
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    real long,
    "Elizabeth 'Lee' Miller, Lady Penrose (April 23, 1907 – July 21, 1977)"

    John
     
  21. Lee L

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    And I think Russell Lee died in '86 or so.