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  • 6 Sep 2020 8:49 AM | Beth Genengels (Administrator)

    Photograph Restoration, Inc.

    Repairing Damaged Photographs & Converting Movie Film to DVD for 30 years
    6900 Main St. Suite 140
    Downers Grove, IL 60516
    888-943-1449 630-963-7200
    photographrestorationinc@gmail.com
    www.photographrestoration1.com  or www.oldmovieconversion.com

     

    Chicagoland area photograph restoration studio has an immediate opening for an Experienced Photograph Restoration Artist. MUST be proficient in Photoshop, have drawing skills that include human features, objects, backgrounds, foregrounds, and buildings to work on restoring old damaged photographs. Working remotely is an option. Please feel free to forward this listing to anyone you feel is qualified and interested. Applicants: email sample of work or link & resume to photographoffice@gmail.com

  • 13 Aug 2020 8:08 AM | Beth Genengels (Administrator)

    Creating a Community in a Covid Era

    by Beth Genengels, M.Photog, CR, CPP

    When I sat down to write this article, the intention was to clarify the degree program offered through the Professional Photographers of Northern Illinois. Our degree program consists of several degrees offered that honor our members for their service to Northern. Points are gained by performing various duties and getting involved in our organization. (A full list of how to get involved is listed under member resources on the website.) Some of the easiest and most fun points to obtain are gained simply by attending our monthly meetings, or volunteering to help out in print comp. Wow, have times changed. If you’d like to know more about this program, I would be happy to talk to you on the side.

    A great advantage of “Northern,” is our community. Being forced to separate for a bit has sure been tough, and we miss you! In coping with the lack of a physical community, here are 5 ways to be part of the Covid Era community at PPANI:


    Lunch With Northern 

    We have opened up a Monday Lunch hour. All are welcomed to join us (even if you aren’t currently a member of PPANI.) It has been a great opportunity to reconnect a bit and feel that sense of community again. Topics have included anything from well being checks to bonus items and outsourcing. Being a part of a PPA affiliate has always had its unique advantages. Sure, there is online learning all over the place, but we want to be here here for our members. Monday Lunch hours have been a support group of sorts, to vent, research and just be friendly with our fellow photographers.


    Write an Article fo our Hi-lites Blog

    Have you noticed the articles being posted since the beginning of this year? You can catch up on them here.The Professional Photographers of Northern Illinois have a long and rich history. We have boxes of articles written by our past members. In recent years, those publications have fallen off. 

    Mainly due to technology, we no longer have a print newsletter, however there certainly is no shortage of talent among our members. We hope you take the time to read some (including this one) of these articles, but we also invite you to write an article on something you might want to share, or are passionate about. Some great ideas would be, “How I found my Photography Niche,” or “How to run Successful Mini Sessions” (Julie Mettler, I’m looking at you.) Maybe you’d like to share a pullback and description of a shot you took. You will earn the gratitude of a wonderful group of people for your efforts and receive points towards your degree.


    Jump in on a Zoom Class

    While we can’t actually meet up in person, we have had a wonderful set of speakers quickly adapt and offer exceptional online programs for PPANI. Join us for one of these classes while the state has restrictions in place. As a bonus, all of the classes are being recorded, so if you can’t join us the day of, you will receive a link to the recording and you can watch it at your leisure or revisit it whenever you’d like a refresh! 


    Find an Accountability Partner

    If sessions are slow use this time to work on your business and your marketing. Find an accountability partner in the group. You can use the Facebook page to ask for one! Having someone else to keep you on track makes progression easier. As an added bonus, you get to make a new friend.  


    Host a Live Video

    We love live feeds! Don’t be shy to pop up in the Facebook group and show us what you’re working on. I see some amazing things coming out of this group and I’m sure we would all love to know more. Some ideas for a live video would be a studio tour or a video from a great location you’re about to shoot in. Are you trying a new piece of equipment, or unboxing a new product? Hop on and share it with the group!



    Hopefully the world will seem a bit more normal in the future. Hopefully that day comes soon. Until then, friends, come take part in our virtual community!


  • 7 Jul 2020 3:28 PM | John Tulipano (Administrator)

    Riding the Merry Go Round

    Peggy Sue Seehafer  M.Photog., M.Artist., CPP

    When we picked a month to write something for our page, I wanted to use the analogy of summer fun and county fairs. Having restored carousel horses for many years and learning the history of more than a century of wooden art, I also see the similarities with our photographic organizations and the medium of photography. Both are often a fun ride with many ups and downs.

    Riding around in circles seems to be the norm of late. I have always loved riding a carousel, but sometimes it does not lead you to the destination you want. This year seems to feel like I fell off the Merry Go Round and jumped on a Roller Coaster! When I started to write this, I was thinking more in terms of software, new equipment, and all the things we need to do our job. Then came the pandemic and my perspective of where I am going with this career have changed.

    A look back-

    I was enrolled in an Arts program in college, where one of the required courses was photography. In that darkroom, I fell in love with the instant gratification of this art form. Since I have always had one foot in the fine arts, I then enrolled in the commercial side of photography at another college, getting two degrees with art and photography, I have always seen them as the same ride. I had a great job for eight years as a commercial photographer and honed my technical skills. Joining PPA  and Northern, expanded the love of photography to portraiture and provided greatly to the business learning curve. After renting a studio in downtown Saint Charles for a few years, I built a studio at my home.

    When digital entered our business, so did lots of innovations of equipment. A back for the medium format camera was $20,000. Investing in equipment was always a risk as many of the products went obsolete quickly. I was trained for archival products in the art world and commercial photography was very different. And since artists are often more frugal than photographers when it comes to equipment, looking for a different way to be creative can produce different looking results. And in my opinion, it has always been important to me to be inspired by others but not to try to replicate.

    Now looking forward-

    Now we are in a situation where money does not seem to flow in so freely, but there are still lots of tempting new photographic tools and better computers available in hopes of making us better photographers. Or maybe just easier to be a better photographer. Sure there are so many lenses and new bodies that lure us to shop. But I often have to ask myself how will this really improve what I am providing my clients? Will it eventually pay for itself?  And will I get a great deal of use out of it before it becomes just another next-generation past on the shelf? (yes, my shelves are filled with those!) 

    For me, this pause has forced me to take a better look at my client base and my desire to create. Marketing has become a big challenge and trying to create a fresh look and see if the buyers want it will continue to make this ride uncomfortable. But with discomfort comes growth. So I will continue to peruse the equipment, prop, and backdrop sections. But I will also work harder at my own vision of what has always excited me about this industry. Capturing a feeling, and presenting it so it hits the 12 elements we are taught. Critiques are a great way to get feedback. So enter, ask, and join groups that will give you input. Then learn to be the best critic of your own work!

    So while riding the Tilt A Whirl this year, I hope you able to find your own style. A look that is identifiable as yours. We have to be able to show our clients something they desire and that they cannot do themselves or get somewhere else.

     Enjoy the ride!

    Peggy Sue






  • 31 May 2020 1:29 PM | John Tulipano (Administrator)

    PPANI

    May 13, 2020      Digital Image Competition

          We had 100 entries from 15 makers. The breakdown is as follows:

    37 Portraits

                39 Illustrative

                5 Wedding

                3 Commercial

                3 Creative Open

                13 Artist

                7 B&W from the above categories.

    The judges discussed many of the images as Challenges. This is where we learn the most from the judges’ opinions.

    We had 36 that scored 80 or above (President’s Award) 36%.

    We had 5 that scored 85 – 89, and 2 scored 90 - 95.

    I want to thank John Tulipano for running the whole online session and to Michael Novo for helping with the sorting process.

    Thanks to the judges. They were Robert Hawkins (Iowa), Thom Rouse and Michael Barton.

    Sincerely,

    Bruce Van Pelt, Chairman

    Awards

    Best of Show

    “Shy” by Laura Dajoraite



    Best Black & White

    “What’s to Come” by Carrie White


    Best Artist

    “A Barred Owl” by Peggy Sue Seehafer


    Runner’s Up

    “The Lion King” by Peggy Sue Seehafer

    “Ancient Breed, Contemporary Companion” by Peggy Sue Seehafer

    Best Portrait

    “Shy” by Laura Dajoraite


    Runner’s Up

    “Best Friends” by Peggy Sue Seehafer

    “Mulan Rouge” by Scott Detweiler

    “Fallen Beauty” by Scott Detweiler

    Best Illustrative

    “Grace” by Sonya Gilbert


    Runner’s Up

    “Toy Antoinette” by Scott Detweiler

    “English Old Master Hunter” by Peggy Sue Seehafer

    Best Wedding

    “Iron Embrace” by Michael Novo


    Runner’s Up

    “What’s to Come” by Carrie White

    “Last Dance” by Michael Novo

    Best Commercial

    “Cloudgate” by Michael Novo


    Runner’s Up

    “Quiet Reflection” by Erica Watson

     Best Creative Open

    “Enchanted Twilight Ride” by Brandi Orlando


    BVP 5/13/2020


  • 15 May 2020 11:32 AM | John Tulipano (Administrator)

    How my lifelong hobby turned into a niche for my photography business.               By: John Tulipano

    Most of you know I have had a huge interest in the fire service since I was a young child. That interest has lead me to find paid photography jobs in this area.

    From color negative taken in 1984

    Image from color negative taken in 1984

      When I was about 10 years old there was a significant fire near my childhood home and all the older kids in my neighborhood walked to see the fire but wouldn't take me. Ever since then I have always wanted to know where the fire trucks were going. As I grew older I learned that my grandfather was a Chicago fireman. In high school I was introduced to a friend who was photographing fire trucks. We spent every Saturday taking static (posed) photos of fire trucks using my Kodak Instamatic camera. When I became a senior in high school I upgraded to the Pentax K1000. I joined the year book staff as a photographer and shot many assignments at school. We bulk loaded our own file, processed it after shooting and created contact sheets for the editors to choose the images they wanted for the page spreads. Then went back to the dark room to print the images for the spreads.


    I attended Triton college after high school following the associate degree in photography and taking some fire science classes as electives. I upgraded to the Canon F1 and a Sunpak 611 flash for shooting nighttime fires. The associate’s degree program was disbanded at the college and I never completed my degree.

    I continued fire scene and fire apparatus photography over many years. It slowed down as adult life started, children arrived and my corporate job took me away from the camera.

    Fast-forward to 2014 I was taking pictures at a fire with my Canon 20d, the shutter was not firing properly. It was time for an upgrade and a friend suggested a full frame sensor camera and to shoot in RAW format. I had no idea what he was talking about. I had recently lost my job with AT&T and was looking for a new career and wanting to be my own boss. After purchasing a Canon 6d I was hired by a friend to take photos of large cranes working at construction sites and was paid well for the work. This would be the start of my professional career.

    I began attending fires again, several firefighters asked about seeing my photos. So I would email the fire chiefs a handful of images after attending fires. I was asked to be the official photographer for the fire departments in my area and was given credentials and unfettered access at fire scenes. I could go anywhere I wanted on the fireground and with my years of experience attending fires I know where to go and still be safe.

    Note my shadow in lower portion of image, I was kneeling on the hose

    I attended a lighting workshop hosted by Michael Barton, who suggested joining PPA and PPANI to meet other local photographers. I joined both in 2016. After learning some lighting techniques I approached one of fire chiefs about portraits, they hired me to do portraits of firefighters in their dress uniforms and I provided them with 5x7 prints. I have been hired by 25 fire departments doing anything from simple 5x7 prints to large 60x40 wall collages or a combination of both my average price is about $3200 per department.


    Many of the fire scene images that I've taken over the years are now becoming decorative wall pieces at my local fire stations anywhere from 8x12 mounted prints to 16x24 metals. Fire departments are hiring me for events such as retirements and promotions.


    Two months ago I was contacted by a fire truck dealership who saw a large metal print on the wall at a fire department station he was selling a new fire truck to. We worked out a contract and I am providing them delivery photos of apparatus sold in the Chicago area. I created a 16x24 metal print that he presents as a gift to the department who purchases the new fire truck. That gave me the idea to reach out to several more fire truck dealers and suggest the same thing. We are in talks right now for providing something very similar.


    I would have never dreamed that a hobby I still enjoy today could be 60% of the revenue of my business. What's your hobby or interest outside of photography, how can your photography business help promote your hobby or enhance it for others?

  • 19 Feb 2020 12:54 PM | John Tulipano (Administrator)

    The following is presented to attempt to clarify the competition rules.

    To begin, the next section is the category descriptions for District Awards by PPA

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    Portrait 

    Images can portray a subject or subjects from all walks of life and should reflect the personality of the subject(s).

    • Children - This sub-category must contain a child or children from birth to age 16.
    • High School Senior - This sub-category portrays a male or female age 16 to 18.
    • Animal - This sub-category captures an animal(s) portrait using structured lighting in a studio or outdoor environment, where the owner or photographer control the animal.
    • General Portrait - This sub-category includes families, groups, couples, and adults (18 and older), relationships, models, and fashion portraits, in addition to tastefully artistic figure studies.

    Illustrative

    Capturing the beauty of nature, wildlife, industry, and architectural areas are considered illustrative.

    • Landscape/Nature - This sub-category shares joy and adventures while expressing a sense of place. Wild animals in an uncontrolled lighting environment, zoo animals,  flowers, seascapes, cityscapes, urban landscapes, and sunsets with or without people can be placed here.
    • Illustrative/Commercial - This sub-category is used when images are created for a commercial client to advertise a product and promote a brand or company. This can be an interior or exterior of a structure or within an industrial environment. Illustrative can also be conceptual images that tell a story.
    • PO Album: consists of portrait and story-telling albums.

    Creative Open

    This category consists of images that have additional photographic elements not created by the maker. All the other PO rules still apply with the exception that an entrant may choose to use photographic elements in the image not created by the maker. These photographic elements must be shown in a guide image. The purpose of this category is to allow makers to enter everyday images that may contain digital backgrounds or other photographic elements not created by the entrant. All necessary releases are required. The jurors will evaluate the entire image, but the photographic elements that were created by the maker must still be merit worthy as well as the overall image.

    Wedding

    Images created at or in connection with a wedding.

    • WEDDING OPEN: Images can portray a subject or subjects from all aspects of a wedding including traditional portraits, candids or detail work.
    • SINGLE MAKER WEDDING ALBUM: Multiple images combined into a digital album collection exclusively showcasing a specific wedding.
    • MULTIMAKER WEDDING ALBUM: Images in the album must be the work of the two entrants, with a minimum of 20 images per entrant.  Each entrant must individually enter the competition and pay appropriate entry fees. Multimaker Wedding albums will be judged as one entry.

    Artist

    A conceptual image altered or manipulated from its original condition. Creations can be a subtle application using post-processing techniques, or a dramatic combination of details to suggest a larger story. The artist is responsible for the idea behind the image and the work done to create the finished art piece.

    • Artist Open
    • Restoration

    PPANI awards Best of Categories for the following:

    Best Album (only in February)

    Best Artist                              Best Portrait

    Best Illustrative                     Best Commercial

    Best Wedding                       Best Creative Open

    Best Black & White (Monochrome) chosen from all of the other categories.The B&W checkbox must be checked on the entry form.

    Best of Show chosen from all the Best of Categories.

    PPANI is changing to judging all categories separately instead of mixing them all together in an attempt to avoid possible confusion during judging.

    The Creative Open category was just added for us and needs some clarification.

    We have discussed for years how much of an image must be photographed or otherwise made by the maker. Small elements can be used for any of the categories as long as the majority of the image is photographed and designed by the maker. This includes purchased backgrounds and props as long as they are Not Photographic.

    If the background is a photograph or a muslin or canvas made from a photograph, and looks real it can only be used in the Creative Open category and must be shown as a ”thumbnail” or “guide” image on the side of the main image in the final presentation. Things like “clipart” are allowed in all categories as long as they are minor elements in the makers design. These do not need to be thumbnails in the Creative Open images. Recently we had a Harley Davidson emblem shown as guide image. This was not necessary because it was not photographic. The following image will illustrate the Creative Open requirements.


    The entire background of this image is very realistic because it is from a photograph (NOT taken by the maker) which is properly shown as a thumbnail on the right.This image has only one, but if there were more they would be lined up above the one shown.

    The judges now can evaluate what work the maker did to accomplish this result.

    The following is an example which has a photographic background which was photographed and then manipulated by the maker. This should be entered in Photographic Open in the Portrait or maybe Illustrative categories. Creative Open is not appropriate for this. It doesn’t eed any thumbnail accompaniment. The same hold for the “Tempest in a Teacup” where all elements were photographed by the maker.


            

               The Artist Category is much different in that the final image is only part of what’s important. The maker must demonstrate all the elements that went into the creation. The thumbnails will include all elements (photographic or not) so the judges can mentally follow the creative process. The two images following demonstrate this.





    I hope this helps to clarify competition images.

    Bruce Van Pelt


  • 17 Feb 2020 7:15 AM | John Tulipano (Administrator)

    Feb 12, 2020      All Day Print Competition Results

    By: Bruce Van Pelt - Print Chair

          We had 185 entries from 28 makers. The breakdown is as follows:

    79 Portraits

                46 Illustrative

                18 Wedding

                9 Commercial

                18 Creative Open

                12 Artist

                3 Albums

                23 B&W from the above categories.

    The judges discussed many of the images as Challenges. This is where we learn the most from the judges’ opinions.

    We had 105 that scored 80 or above (President’s Award) 105/185 or 58%.

    We had 28 that scored 85 – 89, and 5 scored 90 - 95.

    I want to thank my great print crew: John Tulipano, Alejandro Mimo, Megan Drane, Carry White and Brandi Orlando.

    Thanks to the judges. They were Robert Hawkins (Jury Chair, Iowa), Chris Richman (NC), Gina Gardner (NV), Wayne Torr (VT), and Adam Carrol (MI).

    Awards

    Best Black & White

    “Hand Drawn” by Peggy Sue Seehafer

    Best Artist

    “Beautiful Patriotic Symbol” by Peggy Sue Seehafer

    Runner’s Up

    “Leading Lines” by Scott Detweiler

    “I Bodypainted An Octopus Doll” by Scott Detweiler

    Best Portrait

    “Rocker Chic” by Michael Novo

    Runner’s Up

    “Uncaged” by Megan Drane

    “Temptress” by Scott Detweiler

    “Emerald” by Laura Dajoraite

    Best Illustrative

    “Industrial Attitude” by Scott Detweiler

    Runner’s Up

    “What a Strange Bird” by Maria Heineman

    “Elusive Muse” by Jim Pierce

    Best Wedding

    “Together at Last” by Carol DeAnda

    Runner’s Up

    “I'm Luuuvin' In the Rain” by Michael Novo

    “Christina” by Carol DeAnda

    “Taxi Men” by Michael Novo

    Best Commercial

    “Moonlight Harvest” by Kathryn Northcott

    Runner’s Up

    “Antique Elegance” by Kathryn Northcott

     “Back in the Good Old Days” by Kathryn Northcott

    Best Creative Open

    “Downtown Geisha” by Michael Novo

    Runner’s Up

    “Moonrise” by Jerry Alt

     “Dark Fairy” by Beth Genengels

    Best of Show

    “Industrial Attitude” by Scott Detweiler


  • 9 Jan 2020 1:14 PM | John Tulipano (Administrator)

    Entering image competition can seem a little bit daunting. I have been coming to PPANI meetings for about 6 years. At first very sporadically, I had little ones at home and if there wasn’t a speaker I thought I would want to see I didn’t work really hard to find a sitter. So of course I missed a couple of print competitions, because I didn’t see the value of watching other people’s work get evaluated. But about 3 years ago I finally hit a place in my life, and in my business where there was enough room for personal and professional growth. After attending my first print competition, I was fascinated, what made an image merit worthy, why did some images score so much better than others. Now I aim to get to every meeting, and I enter print competition, even when I’m not sure if an image is going to merit or not.

    Why? One of the reasons is growth. The more images I enter, the more I learn about what makes a technically superior image. The other reason is proof to myself and others that I am producing professional level work. In today’s day and age when cell phone’s are taking pretty good images, we as professionals have to be able to dial it up a notch. More than that, we need to give our clients a compelling reason to use us instead of just their trusty, on them all the time, phone. To that end, one of the reasons I enter print competition is to complete my Northern Degree.

    At the beginning of every meeting, the volunteer checking you in usually asks if you have a merit degree book from Northern. I collected about three of these before I took the time to start tracking my degree points. I finally realized that the best way to earn points was by entering print competition. You can enter up to 8 images in our PPANI Print competition. The print entry is free as long as you are a member and paid your fee to attend the meeting. So that is 8 points you can earn just by entering your images. It could take you all year to earn that many points just attending meetings.

    ( Information about entering can be found here: https://ppani.wildapricot.org/resources/Documents/2018%20PPANI%20Competition%20Rules%20New.pdf )

    I entered my first PPANI print competition in February of 2018. I entered 7 images and received upper 70 scores on all but one. I had to leave early and was listening to the game day app in my car when my final image came up. I don’t remember what my initial score was, but the image was challenged and brought up to an 85. I had a merit image. I was so excited, it gave me a renewed spirit for learning how to create images that not only were loved and appreciated by my clients, but that are also technically and creatively created. My images are pretty hit or miss when it comes to print competition, but I am learning from each and every one. The judges are usually willing to discuss your image after the competition and can tell you the images strengths and

    weaknesses. It’s not always an easy thing to hear, but I have found they are always kind about doing it. We are all still learning. Just some of us (finger directly pointed at me) have more left to learn than others.

    As for my PPANI merit image, I finally pulled together 3 images that merited at PPANI and decided to enter Districts and then PPA’s International Print Competition. I may only have one image that merited at IPC, but it’s my first one that merited at PPANI and it’s more than I had before putting my work out there. And quite frankly, it makes me smile.



  • 11 Oct 2019 8:01 PM | Beth Genengels (Administrator)

    Thank you to our Print Chair, Bruce Van Pelt for his report, and congratulations to all who entered!

    PPANI

    October 9, 2019      Digital Image Competition

           We had 60 entries from 11 makers. The breakdown is as follows:

    52 Portraits

    1 Illustrative

    4 Wedding

    0 Commercial

    3 Artist

    0 Albums

    12 B&W from the above categories.

    The judges discussed many of the images as Challenges. This is where we learn the most from the judges’ opinions.

    We had 19 that scored 80 or above (President’s Award) 19/60 or 32%. 

    We had 8 that scored 85 – 89, and 0 scored 90 or above.

    I want to thank my great print crew: Alejandro Mimo, Beth Genengels, Julie Monacella and Megan Drane. 

    Thanks to the judges. They were Thom Rouse, Michael Barton and Bert Behnke.

    Sincerely,

    Bruce Van Pelt, Chairman

    Awards


    Best Black & White

    “First Time in Chicago” by Heather Wilson

    Runner’s Up

    “Misty” by Jerry Alt

    “Dew Covered Landscape” by Jerry Alt


    “Knee High by the Fourth of July” by Heather Wilson


    Best Artist

    “Red, White & Blue” by Peggy Sue Seehafer

    Best Portrait

     “Regal” by Laura Dajoraite

    Runner’s Up

    “Flowergirl” by Megan Drane

     “Fawna, the Woodland Spirit” by Megan Drane

    “Stroll in the Fog” by Tom Brandt

    “Draped in Loneliness” by Julie Monacella

    “Knee High by Fourth of July” by Heather Wilson

    “Misty” by Jerry Alt

    Best of Show

    “Regal” by Laura Dajoraite

    BVP 10/9/2019


  • 22 May 2019 8:43 PM | Beth Genengels (Administrator)

    PPANI

    May 8, 2019      Digital Image Competition

           We had 74 entries from 13 makers. The breakdown is as follows:

    34 Portraits

    16 Illustrative

    13 Wedding

    0 Commercial

    11 Artist

    0 Albums

    8 B&W from the above categories.

    The judges discussed many of the images as Challenges. This is where we learn the most from the judges’ opinions.

    We had 36 that scored 80 or above (President’s Award) 36/74 or 49%. 

    We had 7 that scored 85 – 89, and 1 scored 95.

    I want to thank my great print crew: John Tulipano, Alejandro Mimo, Beth Genengels, Julie Monacella and Bill Gommel. 

    Thanks to the judges. They were Thom Rouse, Peter Yu and our speaker Megan DiPiero.

    Sincerely,

    Bruce Van Pelt, Chairman

    Awards


    Best Black & White

    “Broken Doll” by Michael Novo

    Runner’s Up

    “Piano en Pointe” by Jerry Alt

    “What's Left to the Imagination” by Jerry Alt


    Best Artist

    “Into the Dark” by Megan Drane

    Runner’s Up

      “Who's Peeking?” by Peggy Sue Seehafer

    “Dust Buster” by Rosemary Cooper

    “Son of Africa” by Megan Drane

    Best Portrait

    “Muted” by Megan Drane

    Runner’s Up

    “Raven Heart” by Megan Drane

    “Matryoshka Russian Doll” by Michael Novo

    Best Illustrative

    “Peregrine's Fade to Extinction” by Peggy Sue Seehafer

    Runner’s Up

    “Great Horned Owl” by Peggy Sue Seehafer

    “Tropical Lily” by Peggy Sue Seehafer

    Best Wedding

    “Sweet Home Chicago” by Michael Novo

    Runner’s Up

    “Something Blue” by Carol DeAnda

    Best of Show

    “Muted” by Megan Drane

    BVP 5/10/2019


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