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The wandering Gypsys have a new home.

We will be meeting at the Viles Arboretum at 153 Hospital street for the 2017-2018 season. It was a very hard choice between the Arboretum and the Harlow Gallery.  The Site Committee and I came to the conclusion that there was more room at the Arboretum and the parking situation was better there as well.

I would like to thank the Site Committee for their work on researching this and presenting the facts and opinions of each site to help come to a final decision. Cecil and Steve were able to do the legwork in negotiating with the different potential sites and presenting their findings for review.  Cecil, Steve, Enigmah, and I came to the same conclusion that the Arboretum best fit our needs.  The cost would have been $500.00 per year for the Harlow and $540 for the Arboretum.  We felt that the difference in cost was made up by the fact that the room was larger and the parking situation was more stable in favor of the Arboretum.

This means we need to increase membership to help cover the added costs.  So those of you who have not been active in the past years now is the time to step up and rejoin the club and be active in our little community again.  The program committee is actively working on making a very interesting and educational series of programs for this year.

With all of that said I hope to see you Sept. 5th.

Well this year has been something else from snow storms almost every meeting night all winter to some of the best guest presentations we've had in some time is has been an exciting. The meeting this Tuesday ends our season.  We will celebrate with our annual closing party.
We will have 4 large pizza's and some soft drinks but you are invited to bring some other "finger" food to share.

We also need a new secretary and vice  president. Also we need to reaffirm the officials who wish to keep their positions.

For entertainment we will have a presentation of our "seasons of Maine" project. Also a break out session for some last minute questions and answers before the summer season.

I hope to see you Tuesday at Buker Community Center, Armory Street, Augusta.

Tim

PetePeter Ralstonr Ralston grew up in Chadd’s Ford, Pennsylvania, worked for a decade as a freelance photojournalist and then began photographing the coast of Maine in 1978, drawn especially to the working communities that define the coast’s enduring character.
His work has been seen in many books and magazines, featured on network television and has been exhibited in galleries, collections and museums throughout the United States and abroad.
In 2003 he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree at Colby College for his photography as well as his role as co-founder of the Island Institute.
He created Ralston Gallery in Rockport, Maine, in 2011, selling his photographs as well as the work of his lifelong friends, Andrew and Jamie Wyeth. He is currently working on a book about the coast of Maine.
More detailed information is available on his site, www.ralstongallery.com.
 
This is our April 18th guest speaker.  It will be someone you won't want to miss.  I hope to see a very large attendance.

Come and Join the fun! Information about "Camera Drones"
The meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday night, May 2, at the Classroom 9 at the Buker Community Center, Augusta for the May 2 meeting. We have the room from 6:30 to 9:00 PM.

Yenco, an avid amateur photographer, is also a weather watcher for both WGME Channel 13, WMTW Channel 8 and the National Weather Service in Gray, and is a member of the Mount Washington Observatory.

Please note the change in venue.  We will be meeting at:

Buker Community Center

Room 9

Armory Street

Augusta, Maine

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the meeting starts promptly at 7pm.

jim nickelson

In spite of the weather the meeting is a go.  Invite your friends. Lets have a big crowd for Jim.

Jim Nickelson is a photographer whose work is driven by a sense of wonder of the natural world and its underlying science.  Science is thus the underpinning for all of his photography, whether it be work based on the concept of the passage of time, work motivated by natural rhythms and cycles and patterns, work exploring the mysteries of nature, or work simply inspired by the wonder of the natural world.

Jim works full time as a fine art photographer and custom digital printer (as Nickelson Editions) and teaches workshops on photography and digital printing both privately and through Maine Media Workshops. Before committing himself to the photographic life, he pursued the classic artistic career path of NASA engineer and corporate lawyer. Jim makes his home in Camden, Maine, with his amazing wife and daughter.

Jim has received numerous awards, including being honored as Artist-in-Residence at Acadia National Park and Arizona's Chiricahua National Monument. Jim has also exhibited widely, including in museums or galleries such as the Photo Resource Center at Boston University (Boston, MA), Danforth Museum of Art (Framingham, MA), Center for Maine Contemporary Art (Rockport, ME), University of Maine Museum of Art (Bangor, ME), Michener Art Museum (Doylestown, PA), Bates College Museum of Art (Lewiston, ME), Three Columns Gallery at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), University of Wyoming Art Museum (Laramie, WY), 555 Gallery (Boston, MA), VoxPhotographs (Portland, ME), Davis Orton Gallery (Hudson, NY), Center for Photographic Art (Carmel, CA), Preston Contemporary Art Center (Mesilla, NM), Spiva Center for the Arts (Joplin, MO), New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC), Ten High Street Gallery (Camden, ME), Kingman Gallery (Deer Isle, ME), Gallery Photographica (San Francisco, CA), and Silvermine Guild Galleries (New Canaan, CT).

Jim's work resides in museum, public, corporate, and private collections across the United States and Canada.