BPC Meeting, 17 October 2018

Kathy Buckalew and Walter Borders at Brandywine Photo Collective, 17 October, 2018, Wilmington, Delaware. Smart phone photo by Danny Schweers in the style of Kenny Francis.

Eight loquacious members of the Brandywine Photo Collective met on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at Jane Koester’s home. Here are Danny’s brief notes with several informative links.

Present: Walter Borders, Kathy Buckalew, Kenny Francis, Jane Koester, Lynn Maniscalco, Gerry Meekins, Jeffrey Rubin, Danny Schweers, and Jeff Steen.

FUTURE MEETINGS: We began the meeting by discussing guests we might invite to join us and locations where we might meet. Walter noted that an absent member, Cynthia Bonnes, has been posting some excellent photos of birds on the Delaware Bird Photography Facebook page. See:

TOUR OF THE BRANDYWINE RIVER MUSEUM. Leslie Sinclair has invited us to join the Coastal Camera Club on a guided tour of the exhibit “Winslow Homer: Photography and the Art of Painting” on Thursday, December 6, at 11:00 a.m. An on-line sign-up form will soon be available. Details of the exhibit are at:

JANUARY “PERFORMANCES” EXHIBIT AT CAB CALLOWAY: Jeffrey Rubin is coordinating this January, 2019 exhibit of our work that hung earlier this year at the Biggs Museum of American Art. The work will be hung during the school’s Christmas break. See:

MARCH MEMBERS EXHIBIT AT THE BABY GRAND: Jeff Steen offered to coordinate this March, 2019 exhibit in Wilmington. Other members will need to volunteer to handle the individual tasks — hanging the show on the last Wednesday or Thursday of February, publicity for the show, food for the March 1 reception, signage for the exhibit, take down of the show before the first Friday of April. Our group will NOT provide drinks, the bar will. The theme of the show is “Visions”. See:

REHOBOTH FIELD TRIP: Gerry invited all of us to join him in a visit to the Rehoboth Art League this Saturday, October 20 at 2:00 p.m. to hear a lecture by exhibiting artist Richard Chandler Hoff. Details of the exhibit are at:

NEW YORK CITY FIELD TRIP: Gerry encouraged us to join him at Photo-Plus Expo, October 25-27 at the Javits Center. For details, visit: 

JURIED COMPETITION: The deadline for the Biggs Shot photo competition is November 2, 2018. Selected photographs will be showcased in the Biggs Shot 2018 exhibition at the Biggs Museum of American Art from December 7, 2018 thru January 27, 2019. David Norbut is the juror. First Place – $1,500 Purchase Prize. The on-line application form is at

PHOTOS OF ICELAND: At the end of our meeting, Walt Borders, Kathy Buckalew, and Jane Koester shared the best of their photos taken during a recent photo tour of Iceland led by Wild Photography Holidays. See:

NEXT MEETING: 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 14 at a location to be announced. This is a week earlier than our usual 3rd Wednesday meeting so that we do not have to meet the evening before Thanksgiving.