Annual PSA Council Challenge

Sam is going to organize our entries for the Annual PSA Council Challenge this year.

1) Three categories all digital: Color, Monochrome & Nature

2) Each Council may submit ten per category to PSA.

3) Each member may submit up to three entries per category to Sam Shaw ( by April 30th. Images should be 1024 x 768 a,d they should be named Firstname_Surname_Title.jpg, ie Craig_Hadfield_Awesome Picture.jpg

4) PSA Council Challenge – Councils Challenge | Photographic Society of America

Posted on behalf of John Greening.

Lodi Art Center’s 55th Annual Spring Art Show

Lodi Art Center’s 55th Annual Spring Art Show
Call to Artists – April 10th, 11th and 12th, 2015

This is an open juried art show to be held at the “Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi” Winery, 5950 East Woodbridge Road, Acampo on April 11th and 12th, 11 am to 5 pm, with a Preview Benefit on April 10th, at 7 pm.

Jurors are: Harriet Sparkman, Dale Laitenen and William Wilson.

Categories of Art : Oils, Acrylics, Water Color, Graphics (pencil, ink, charcoal, pastels, original prints, 100% digitally created art), Mixed Media (significant use of 2 or more different mediums), Photography, Functional 3-D items, Fine Art 3-D (sculpture, etc.)

Awards: Best of Show $1,000.00, First Place in each category $300.00, Second Place in each category $150.00, Third Place in each category $75.00.

Conditions of Entry: One image of each entry must be entered via our on-line system – “Smarter Entry”-, found on our web site It must be JPEG and PC compatible. Acceptance notification will be via e-mail and on-line. For questions or clarifications contact Charlene Martin at

Entry Fees are non-refundable. Number of entries are unlimited. Early Bird fees through Jan. 30th are: 2 for $25.00 and $10 for each additional item. Regular fees are: 2 for $35.00 and $10 for each additional item.

LCAC member fees are: Early bird fees through Jan.30th are: 2 for $20.00 and $10 for each additional item. Regular fees are: 2 for $30.00 and $10.00 for each additional item.

Calendar of Events:
January 1st Begin on-line entry.
January 30th End of “Early Bird” entry pricing.
February 28th Last Day to enter.
March 9th Accepted art will be posted at & e-mails will be sent to artists.
March 28th and 29th, from Noon to 5 pm, juried art will be received at LCAC Gallery, 110 W. Pine St, Lodi.
March 30thJudging for awards from 10 am through 3 pm.
April 10th “Champagne” & Dessert Benefit starts at 7 pm at Woodbridge Winery art show display area. Theme is “The Fabulous Fifties”. Artist awards will be presented at the Benefit. All artists in the show will receive one free ticket and the option to buy a discount ticket. LCAC members will be able to buy 2 discount tickets. Regular price is $40.00. Discount price is $30.00. At the door price is $45.00.
April 11th and 12th Exhibition is free and open to the public from 11 am to 5 pm.
April 12th 5 pm to 6 pm, all unsold work will be picked up by artists at the show. Any remaining work will be transported back to our Gallery, where it was received.
Rules of Entry into the show available at

Fotoclave Entries

Judging by the number of calls and emails over the week-end, a LOT of people have had issues sending them, emails over 10mb get blocked by a lot of ISP’s at the senders end, and the larger file sizes have been causing issues with the entry form on the website, though it has worked for some.

If you have sent entries and not heard from me, I have not received them. Please resend as email attachments, splitting the images up to 4-6 per email for best results. I will be uploading the files later tonight, so today is the last chance I have to work on them.


Fotoclave Reminder

Next Sunday, the 31st, is the deadline for digital submissions for the November FotoClave competition (prints come to the Sept meeting). Remember that the maximum file dimensions and size, plus the file naming are different from the ones we use for Council entries (see attached Instructions). Be sure to carefully check the file names before submitting, and remember to include the correct club code.

Please use the website for entering the projected images. There is a special FotoClave Submission Form button at the top.

Because a digital version of each print is required, send those by email to Craig Hadfield ( These are also due by next Sunday so we can get organized lists of entries before Craig goes on vacation. Those of winning prints will be projected during the awards ceremony at the conference.

Speaker, registration, and room information about the conference in Concord on Nov 5-7 is available at