Ferro, President's Letter
Happy New Year 2002!
Our Focus is on Change and Expansion for the new year. WIPI is happy to start the new year with exciting opportunities. Kay Gallin is our new Treasurer. Kay's experience as a Business Manager to well established photographers, such as Paul Jasmin, and her work as a production and event manager, will be an asset to the WIPI Board. Kay is also on the Committee of the successful Focus on Aids /LA project.
We are also happy to announce two new committee Directors. Joanne Warfield is the new Director of Exhibitions. Joanne brings her expertise as an artist and previous gallery owner to help expand WIPI's exhibition opportunities. Through her instinctive style, Joanne won the support of the Stephen Cohen Gallery and received a booth for photo l.a., one of the largest collectors print expositions held in Santa Monica, CA, January 17-20th. A special silent auction at photo l.a. of donated prints by Ruth Bernhard, Marsha Burns and Joyce Tenneson will add to the support of WIPI's growth and expansion. Joanne's extraordinary talent as an artist is evident in our current Professional Member gallery.
Nancy Clendaniel, Director of Membership Outreach has returned to WIPI to expand WIPI's base, reaching past, present and future members. As past Director of WIPI from 1987 to spring 2000, Nancy has a long successful history of projects and programs associated to Women In Photography International, see WIPI History...and many fun stories to share of people, places and events. Nancy's photo journalistic style and sought after classic portfolio of blues and jazz great is represented in WIPI's Archive 6 April 2001 - June 2001, Shooting Jazz.
The opening reception for our 20th Anniversary Exhibition International Tea Time was a grand success, (see photos). The perfect setting, The House of Photographic Art in San Juan Capistrano set the stage for a beautiful exhibition of 75 works of art and was a delight for all. Tea Time will travel over the next two-three years, US and internationally. The poster and CD have been well received by WIPI members and the photographic community. The Frances Howard Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Branch Library will host "Hollywood Bound," exhibition of Los Angeles members photos of Hollywood. The exhibition, curated by Helen K. Garber and sponsored in part by the Hollywood Arts Council will open January 10th thru March 31st, Reception, Sunday, March 3rd.
kitsch & klick, a Pierce College collaboration with WIPI on the Art of the Toy Camera is in the final stage of juror decision and notices will be sent out to winners in the 2nd week of January.
Our Member Galleries this quarter provide a unique interpretation of photography. Graphic and colorful, a sign of the digital revolution taking hold among our photographers. Joanne Warfield is our Professional Gallery spotlight of twelve distinctive images, display creativity at its finest. Suzun Lucia Lamania, General Member gallery, takes us on a visual and emotional driven ride of San Francisco's coffee houses. Student Marya Alford, fine art student at Otis College of Art and Design, challenges our perspective of objects and relationship to them. Peter Palmquist presents Mrs. Tape as the Historical Profile, a Chinese / American photographer from the late 1800's who was a very successful women of her time.
WIPI News: Helen K. Garber invites us into the world of Jan Kesner, one of Los Angeles' earliest and well established photographic gallery owners. Miriam Romais, Brazilian photographer and Director of Enfoco/NY bridges the gap between cultural diversity and the arts through her photography and outreach with Enfoco. Miriam was also awarded "honorable mention" for her image "Tea Mill" in our Tea Time juried Exhibition. WIPI News from Abroad professional photographer, Stephanie McGehee brings us a glimpse of the lifestyle in Kuwait from the grit of the land to a headdress of gold. Stephanie also included an Arabic translation in a downloadable pdf file.
This issue has a special section on tips to organize your work space and gear up for the new year with programs that enhance your marketing potential. Articles in Marketing News by Dee Behrman, Dee Clutter - Organize Your Space, gives us helpful hints to pull that cluttered space together...so you have more time to take photo's..! Karen Hansen's Fresh Lists are an excellent "must have" source of business contacts, and Karen is available to guide you through the process. Selina Oppenheim, Port Authority brings us another chapter of steps to stay on the Road to Success. So with a clean work space, the right contacts and positive suggestions on creating success, a new found prosperity is in sight !
BOOK Review: Carole Glauber reviews, .Ambassadors of Progress, American Women Photographers in Paris 1900-1901, which outlines the rising popularity of photography among women including the social aspects of clubs, exhibition opportunities, and domestic obligations, Seasons of Alaska, reviewed by Carrie Villines suggests visiting Alaska can be a desirable photographic adventure.
On the move, Sylvia White's increased teaching schedule at St. Mary's Academy in Inglewood, pulls her away from her duties as WIPI Board Treasurer and handling the Membership. We thank Sylvia for her work with WIPI during our reorganization and for all the various positions she has held, with WIPI over the years. We wish her success in all her endeavors. Amie Vanderford-Pfaff, our dedicated and talented webmaster is also leaving as of January 1st. Amie's position at Apple Computers is growing with responsibilities, which require her undivided attention. Amie contributed greatly to WIPI's growth and stability since May 2000, working long hours to secure WIPI's visibility. We will miss her very much and wish her lots of success and thank her for helping to make the transition of the new 2002 website a glowing success. Visit Amie's website at www.Amie.org/photo/.
The January Quarterly "new home page and galleries" are redesigned by Stuart Vail, publisher of the exciting arts, photography, literary eZine, TheScreamOnline.com. We thank Stuart for taking the time out of his busy schedule to contribute his fine talent to WIPI. We also welcome Ludivine Martin as our new Web assist for the Membership pages. Ludi recently located to Los Angeles from France and will handle the Message Board and all member and photography links and the Member Profile pages. The Message Board will become WIPI's key for communication among members in the coming months. We will be posting tips and contacts that won't be found in the general eZine.
Come visit us at photo l.a. at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, January 17 - 20th. Our Professional Member's will have images on display and for sale. We will also have a Pro Membership raffle drawing of the Epson 2000P Color Stylus printer for one of our lucky Pro member sign-ups during photo l.a.
May the new year 2002 bring everyone peace, prosperity, health and great pictures..!
Jean Ferro, President
For articles, see F2-eZine Content Archive #9 - January-March 2002