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2018-19 FStop Group


Next F-Stop Meeting of 2018.

Wednesday, September 26 at 6:30 p.m.
                  (this is a week later due to Yom Kippur)
 


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: fstop@mplsphotocenter.com

Sincerely,
Tom and Sally


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AMERICA NOW
F-STOP Member Group Show 2018
November 9, 2018 / MPC Main Gallery

Submit up to 3 Photographs HERE by October 10: https://client.smarterentry.com/MplsPhotoCenter




Photo by Jeff Harrington

Message from Tom Arndt RE: the AMERICA NOW Exhibit

"Hi everyone,

It seems like summer is going by at record speed. I have been working hard, traveling to make photographs of what America Now looks like to me. In addition to my wandering around in Minnesota, Sue and I just got back from a trip to Montana and a brief stop in North Dakota.

I photographed a Demolition Derby in Livingston Montana, photographed Indians from Canada at the Little Big Horn and many tourists at Yellowstone. There were some small town portraits and tourists vs. buffalo at Theodore Roosevelt National Park. I was thinking about this idea of America Now and to me it's very opened-ended. There is a polarization of our political ideas but the people I photographed were just busy raising families and living their lives. I did notice a lot of Chinese tourists at Yellowstone just being tourists. So I guess America is always in a state of transition and the pendulum of politics is always swinging.

I think whatever you are photographing this summer will work in our theme, it is so inclusive. Sally and I are looking forward to seeing you all at our September 26 meeting. Have a great rest of the summer!"

Sincerely,

Tom





Submit AMERICA NOW Photographs HERE: https://client.smarterentry.com/MplsPhotoCenter

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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 FStop@MplsPhotoCenter.com

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
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October 24th.
1.Paul Stapp
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November 21st.
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December 19th
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January 16th
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Feburary 20th
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March 20th
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April 17th
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May 15th
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June 19th
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Group benefits include:
Discussion/conversation
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 FStop@MplsPhotoCenter.com, 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: FStop@MplsPhotoCenter.com


 

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