PB Photo Centre Announces 21st Annual Members' Show

PB Photo Centre Announces 21st Annual Members' ShowFatima NeJame, president and chief executive officer of the world renowned Palm Beach Photographic Centre (PBPC), today announced the upcoming opening of its next exhibition: 21st Annual MEMBERS' SHOW on August 26 - October 28, 2017.

Palm Beach Photographic Centre's 21st Annual MEMBERS' SHOW is a juried exhibition that will showcase the work of its members, both inside the Photo Centre and on its Web site, www.workshop.org.

Among the 71 Photo Centre members that will be represented in the upcoming exhibition are two from Palm Beach, including Sandi Pfeifer (3 photos: "Portrait of Amelia," "Portrait of Isabella" and "We'll Always Have Palouse") and Leslie Slatkin (2 photos: "Imagination" and "Splash").

Bob Morecraft from North Palm Beach is represented by "West Indies Woodpecker," while West Palm Beach has a dozen participating photographers, including Don Bilder, Penny Blom, Beverly Caparella, Carol Erenrich, Gloria Fine, Karen Goswell, Bruce Helander, Susan Klein, Darren Mandel, EJ Morales, Elam Patterson, Tatyana Serafimovich and Mary Jane Zapp.

Photographers hailed from Palm Beach Gardens include Rodney Cole, Kathleen Collins, Richard Jacobs, Delores Kiriacon, Louis Mark, George W. Moore, Bud Mopper and Marilyn Samwick.

Innovative and longtime photographer John Reuter, whose exhibition Second Impressions: Polaroid Process to Singapore Infrared closed earlier this month at the Photo Centre, judged this year's MEMBERS' SHOW. Reuter is executive director of the 20x24 Studio, home of the legendary 20x24 camera. During his career, he has collaborated with artists such as Chuck Close, Robert Rauschenberg, Mary Ellen Mark and Joyce Tenneson. Reuter has been a dedicated educator, teaching workshops worldwide in instant photography, digital imaging, encaustic painting and video production. He is currently at work on the documentary Camera Ready, the Polaroid 20x24 Project.

A Best of Show cash prize of $950 will be awarded, as will two Merit Awards for free tuition for a FOTOfusion Passport or a Master Workshop. This year's winners will be announced at the exhibition's opening reception on August 25.

Also on display at the Photo Centre will be The FOTOcamp Exhibition, showcasing works by the talented young people, ages 10 to 17, who participated in this summer's FOTOcamp for Kids.

The public is invited to a FREE opening reception for the two exhibitions on Friday, August 25, from 6 to 8 pm. Not only will the Members' Show awards be announced at this event, so will be the FOTOcamp Student of the Year, who will receive an SLR camera. The three Honorable Mention winners from FOTOcamp will each receive a free family membership at the Photo Centre.

About the Palm Beach Photographic Centre:

The Photo Centre is located at the downtown City Center municipal complex at 415 Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday - Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, please call 561.253.2600 or visit www.workshop.org or www.fotofusion.org.

The Palm Beach Photographic Center, is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching life through the photographic arts. All donations are greatly appreciated at www.workshop.org/contrib.

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