Archive for March, 2012

Progressive Appleton: Through the Lens of W.D. Schlafer

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

The History Museum at the Castle presently has an exhibit of photographs called “Progressive Appleton: Through the Lens of  W.D. Schlafer”

An explanation on their website says…

“Through a collection of 3,000 photographs, amateur photographer W.D. Schlafer captured this rapidly changing environment during the Progressive Era in the Fox Cities.”

The progressive era being 1890 thru 1920.

Here is a link to the website for the exhibit…


March Meeting

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Hi All,

 It’s March and time for spring to make an appearance. To start the season off right we have our March meeting on the 13th at the Town of Menasha Community Center at 7pm.

This month our challenge theme is green. As usual you can email ahead to me at, or bring your images to the meeting.

 Don Lorenz has agreed to give us presentation on digi-scoping, which is using a digital camera with a telescope for very long distance shooting. Time permitting; we will also have another photographer review from Jim J. as well as all the usual get together benefits of our meetings.

 Our annual Salon contest and dinner is coming along. Judging will be on April 21st, that’s a Saturday, and the dinner will be on the 27th, a Friday evening. I will have the menu available at the meeting, but we will have the dinner at Ione’s in the FVTC main building. Judging’s location will be announced then also. Everyone is welcome to attend the judging, and in fact, it is encouraged as it can be very interesting.

 Salon info will be updated soon, but the basic info from 2011 will mostly still apply. We haven’t yet chosen a theme. You can view the PDF’s by following the links on the club web site, under “pages” at the top of the right hand column you find “Annual Salon Info.”

We also have a few notices and a request this month. Kathy Somers has passed on a request from Appleton West HS. They currently have 53 students on photography classes and only just over a dozen cameras. If you have working film SLRs that you are no longer using, their donation would be greatly appreciated.

WACCO’s presentation by Moose Peterson is March 10th (this Saturday) from 9-4 at the Midway Hotel in Brookfield . This is a  100 S Moreland Rd , just at the Moreland exit of I-94. Moose will be presenting on his nature photography, and perhaps some of his work at EAA’s fly-in. Pricing is $125 for the day, including lunch.

The latest PSA newsletter, The Projector, is linked here:


Information on the following activities and programs is included in this issue:


  • PSA 74th Annual International Conference
  • PSA Club Forums
  • PSA Youth Photography Showcase
  • PSA Club, Council, & Chapter Newsletter Contest
  • PSA Club, Council, & Chapter Web Site Contest
  • PSA Council’s Challenge
  • Lincoln Camera Club Children’s Zoo Project
  • Red River Paper in a Box Program


There will be an open house at the Picture This Gallery by Dave Heim and his sons on Saturday March 24th from 6-9 pm. The show, “Waterfalls, Landscapes and Lake Superior” will show case images Matson, Paul and Dave have taken over the past six plus years in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula; specifically Alger County, Hiawatha National Forest and Picture Rocks National Lakeshore Park.


 Finally, the Louisville Art Association’s 2012 National Juried Photo Show is putting out a Call for Entries: “Last year we had entries from 21 states and we would very much like to expand that this year. This year’s awards pool has been expanded to over $8,000 in cash and other awards and there are 8 categories, more than most other shows. The link to the prospectus is (click on “shows”, then “prospectus”) and entries are submitted at CaFE Please call me if you have questions.


Louisville Art Association 2012 National Juried Photo Show


Bob Maynard, Chairman






I think that’s all for now, so see you Tuesday the 13th!




Ian Simpson