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2018-19 FStop Group

Next F-Stop Meeting of 2019

Wednesday, June 19 meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Guest Presenter:  Art photographer, film producer, and Carleton College prof., and my good friend John Schott is coming to our meeting in June to talk about his new photo book. He will be doing a 45 minute presentation about the relationship between words and pictures. He's fantastic and please come early so we can get a fast start.  We'll be looking at the work of five F-Stop photographers as well to end the season!


Photo by Dorothy Childers

The F•Stop Group is a community of photographers that meet on a monthly basis, September through June, and are dedicated to critiquing and supporting each other's work. The mission of the F•Stop Group is to promote aesthetic and technical growth in each person's photography. Tom Arndt hosts the group and Sally Mars will co-host. 

In this 2018/2019 season Mpls Photo Center will continue that support for the F•Stop Group, sponsoring and hosting the meetings at the Mpls Photo Center the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m., except for the months of July and August.  (Dates may change around holidays, so check back here)

To avoid confusion, we will compile a monthly exhibitor list and will publish the list on the MPC website as we go, so you can see who is coming up and if there are available spots.  All spots are on a first come basis so send an email withthe date you want to share your work to:   Scot at:

Tom and Sally


How to Join the F-Stop Group:
Anyone can join the group. If you choose to attend one of the meetings, the cost is $10 per meeting, and goes toward special guest speakers, physical space to facilitate the meeting, snacks and beverages. You may sign up by emailing

Meetings Start at 6:30pm and run until 9:00pm

Meeting Dates and Portfolios for 2018/2019 Season:

September 26th (moved a week later due to Yom Kippur)
1. Richard Cook

2. Peter Sandgren
3. Charles Dayton

October 24th.
1.Paul Stapp
2. Kip Praslowicz

3. Stephan Kistler

November 14th.
1. Martha Driessen
2.Peter Boulay
3. Tom Miller
4. Jerry Nelson

December 19th
1. Walter Horishnyk
2. Richard Ott
3. David Scadlock

January 16th
1. Richard Ott
2. David Scadlock
4. Anthony Risebergh

Feburary 27th (resched from Feb 20)
1. Mike Feurst
2. Tom Arndt (work form Paris)
3. Keith Meisel

March 20th
1. Paula Warn
2. Manuel Castillo

April 17th
1. Larry Morrisette
2. Bill Rodman
3. Regina Flanagan
4. Philip Anderson

May 15th
1. Dan Tran
2. Eric Finney 
3. David Elrod

June 19th
1. Wayne Martin
2. Joanne Thompson
3. Peter Gold
4. Guntis Kupers

5.  Bouky Labhard

Group benefits include:
Peer review and critique

At each monthly meeting, three presenters show their work. The work must be made in the last year and each presenter may show only once per year. The work should be shown in print form, and in print color or black and white. Critiques last approximately 15 minutes. The presentation begins by the presenter introduce themselves and shares a bit of information about the work. We ask that you keep it brief so there is ample opportunity for conversation. Tom Arndt provides his insight into the work and is part of the critique process. All F•Stop members are asked to respect each other in the critique process by offering ideas that help better realize the photographer's intent. Not all FStop members are at the same level of accomplishment, but everyone can benefit from thoughtful comments. This idea creates an atmosphere that is different from meeting to meeting.

If you would like to show your work at the next  meeting, you may sign up by emailing, please tell us the date you would like. Please bring prints.

Along with critique, there may be guest speakers or videos as part of the meeting. The heart and soul of The F•Stop Group is community. For more information on the F•Stop group or to join, please email:


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