September 2019 MMPC Announcements

September Meeting

The September MMPC meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 510 W Ottawa St, Lansing, MI. The quarterly Big Cookie theme is “Animal Eyes.” Rich Wyllis will present on “Preparing for the Gallery Show:  How to Best Critique Your Work” to help members to select their best work for events and display opportunities such as the Gallery Show. John Stine will discuss sharpening in Lightroom. Feel free to bring your computer to work along with John’s presentation.

September Meeting – Annual Dues

At the September meeting we will be collecting the dues for the year, we have kept the cost of being a club member to $35 again this year so please bring that with you to the meeting.

If you can’t make the meeting send payments to:  Karen Towner, 10727 Keefer Highway, Portland, MI 48875.

Gallery Show Planning

The annual MMPC Gallery Show will be held again at the Riverview Church – Holt Venue. The dates will be October 9, 2019 – December 16, 2019. All MMPC members are encouraged to enter. The pricing to enter will be $10 for up to two images. All prints must be matted, framed, or ready to hang format (with wire on the back of the frame, canvas or acrylic). The maximum outside dimensions of the mat are 28 X 32 inches. Minimum picture size is 8 X 10 inches. Members may offer their prints for sale, or they may choose to have it on display only. The following are the dates for the 2019 Gallery Show, to be held at Riverview Church, 3585 E Willoughby Rd, Holt, MI

Setup – Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Reception and MMPC Meeting – Thursday November 7, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Take-Down – Monday, December 16, 2019 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

The fee for participation in the gallery show must be paid at the MMPC meeting on October 2, 2019. There are two forms that must be submitted to participate. There is the Riverview Church Artists’ Agreement, and the Application for MMPC’s 2019 Riverview Gallery Show.

Big Cookie

Congratulations to Jim Leary whose photo in the June “Big Cookie” competition won both the “People’s Choice” and the “Judge’s Choice.” Jim’s photo is in the Big Cookie gallery on the MMPC web site at The theme for September 2019 Big Cookie competition is “ANIMAL EYES.”

MMPC Photo Challenge

Thanks to all who have contributed to the MMPC Photo Challenge. The August 2019 theme is Fountains. A gallery of the photos is on the web site at If you do not use the Facebook group, send your entry by email to so that we can post it to the Facebook page. Discussion of the photos, beyond simply liking the picture, is encouraged. Note that the rules for the reward drawing have changed. To encourage participation and to not penalize a member that was unable to post in a given month, each member that posts in a month will receive a ticket in the gift card drawing. A member that posts in all 12 months will have 12 tickets in the drawing. Upcoming themes for the photo challenge are:

  • August 2019 – Fountains
  • September 2019 – Shapes
  • October 2019 – Barns