Becca’s Senior Pics

It’s that time of year – senior portrait time.  Becca and I met up at the community college arboretum for a walk in the woods. A casual kinda gal we spent time near the brook and in the brook… We got some great shots. Love them eyes! I feel like I’m part of the family having photographed mom and dad’s wedding, family sessions, older brother senior session and now this. Enjoy your senior year….

Judge this

The Washington State Fair Photo Salon holds two photography exhibitions. I was invited to judge the 75th Northwest International Exhibition of Photography. It is part of The Photographic Society of America (PSA) which supports a system of recognizing photo competitions for photographers world-wide.  There are nearly 6000 PSA members, including both amateur and professional photographers, residing in nearly 80 countries.

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Over two days of judging we viewed at least a thousand images! This exhibition, established in 1937, is considered one of the leading international exhibitions in the world. Although shown for only 17 days, it is viewed by a million or more people from the greater Puget Sound area in the state of Washington, who come to see the latest and best in photographic art.

I plan to visit the exhibit myself to see the final presentation.

The 75th NORTHWEST INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHY 
Washington State Fair Photo Salon, Pavilion • Puyallup, WA September 11-27, 2015

Be sure to visit the fair and let me know what you think!
Maybe you’ll enter something next year?

Seattle Polish Film Festival 5 weeks away!

SPFFlogo15As some of you know I am involved with the Seattle Gdynia Sister City Association. We produce the 2nd longest running Polish film festival in the country – The Seattle Polish Film Festival. This is our 23rd year!

We begin October 7th at Northwest Film Forum with a special presentation of Sexmission, a 1984 cult Polish comedy. Films already scheduled include Ziarno Prawdy, Disco Polo, and Carte Blanche. History buffs will want to attend the documentaries We Film the People and Treblinka’s Last Witness. Shorts and independents will be presented in cooperation once again, with Seattle Film Institute. Attendees will be able to take advantage of our usual benefits, like a free screening courtesy of our friends at 4 Culture, and more Q&A’s and panel discussions with filmmakers and artists from Poland including Maciek Bochniak, director of Disco Polo.

Final movie selections and scheduling is ongoing.  You’re invited to sign up for the film festival newsletter at http://www.polishfilms.org/ and like us on Facebook.

And like any non-profit organization we can also use a little extra funding to keep growing. If you enjoy movies, if you want to meet actors and directors, if you like to party – please join us. You can purchase a film festival pass for just $60 or you can make a donation online at: http://www.polishfilms.org/support/donate

Click here to see what fun we had last year.  I hope to see you at the festival this year!