June 15, 2017

View and Review of the Gallery Seven

Open Lens VIII Exhibit

PAS is very proud to celebrate it's annual Photographic Arts Society Walter A. Sharp, Jr. Memorial Scholarship. To support future photographers we are encouraging any currently enrolled college student of photography to apply. Submission deadline is June 1st, 2017. Visit our Scholarship page for more information, application, and past recipients.




For our June meeting we will tour the inspiring exhibit of this year's Open Lens VIII at Gallery Seven. We will take an in depth review of the images selected for inclusion. Join in the discussion and share your observations.




Our PAS Annual Membership Show is right around the corner. All paid members are encouraged to participate.

  • 3 entries that have not been previously exhibited at a PAS show.
  • Labeled with Name, Phone Number, Sale Price and Media on the back.
  • Matted and Framed, or on Canvas or Metal
  • Wired, Bumpered, and Ready to Hang


Important Dates

  • July 10th - 13th, 2017 - Drop Off 10a to 4p
  • August 25, 2017 - Closing Reception at Gallery Seven from 6p to 8p
  • August 28-29, 2017 - Pickup times 10a - 4p





Come check us out on Meetup.com/Photographic-Arts-Society for more information about our group and please create a free account to join for more interaction with our group as well as information for other meetups that share similar interests. Great site to socially participate with other groups.




Interested in PAS membership? Dues are $25.00 per person and $40.00 per couple.                                      




PAS had a very successful Member Show & Silent Auction last year on Saturday August 9th 2014. A heartfelt and sincere thank you goes to the members of Gallery 7 who did an incredible job of hosting the event. PAS is most grateful. A big thank you goes to the PAS members who contributed to and helped with the silent auction. We will be able to continue with the PAS scholarship! It's can't happen without your support.



PAS Officers

  • President - Janet Meyer
  • Vice President - Jan Ivaska
  • Treasurer - Jon Balke
  • Secretary - Jack Retterer



July 2016 PAS Member Show at Gallery 7.                   Congratulations Member Show Winners!

  • Best of Show - Ryan Shain - Soul Shine
  • Color 1st Place - Kenneth Konjevich - Sunbathing Turtles
  • Color 2nd Place - Maria Mick - 5:26am
  • Color 3rd Place - Karen McCollum - Slippers, Bosnia Herzegovia
  • B/W 1st Place - Jay Anderson - Vamp
  • B/W 2nd Place - Jon Balke - Just Off the Prairie Path
  • B/W 3rd Place - Richard Ainsworth - Follow Me




Our 2015 scholarship recipient is Plainfield Central High School graduate Alana Harmon. At our July 16, 2015 meeting she presented her submission work and discussed her passion, focus and process. View Alana's SlideShow.


2012 PAS Member Book is available for purchase through Blurb.com


The Photographic Arts Society's partnering with Ainsworth Gallery and Calumet Photographic to host a photographic competition for local high school students on April 14, 2012 was a total success. View SlideShow




Photography Contests / Exhibitions: 

Gallery Seven



  • Exhibit: PAS Member Show - Runs: July 17th - August 25th - Reception: August 25th 2017 6-8p


Photographic Opportunities:

Check out the Ainsworth Gallery website and Gallery 7 website for workshops and events.


Darcy Berg does classes and workshops. For information on those classes and workshops, go to darcyberg.com/lectures_workshops. Contact Darcy at darcy@darcyberg.com for more information.

Hank Erdmann hosts events and tours. For more information, contact hank at hankphoto.photoshelter.com or email Hank at hankphoto@sbcglobal.net.




From Elizabeth Vassolo at TribLocal: 

I am one of TribLocal's community producers and I am working on a new project to bring our contributing photographer's skills to our readers. We are always amazed at the wonderful photo contributions from residents and photo clubs to our site. So, TribLocal would like to start a monthly photo column that would tackle a seasonal photo challenge, like capturing the beauty of spring flowers or catching a young athlete taking his first T-ball swing. Would anyone be interesting in working with TribLocal to be a contributing photo columnist? If there is enough interest, I would like to rotate photographers each month. The pieces ideally would be full of tips and suggestions and include photos that illustrate those tips. I would like to run the first column in March and it would appear in all 21 print editions. The subject is capturing spring flowers. If anyone would like to participate or if you have questions, send me an email. Her email is evassolo@tribune.com.