2018 Holiday Party and End of Year Awards

Our 2018 Holiday Party and End of Year Awards is almost here!

Who: All JPPG Members and Guest(s)! Non-Members are welcome, too!

Where: LeJardin on Park, 2594 Park Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204

LeJardin on Park is owned by our very own Member, Michael Myatt, who has graciously invited us to use her venue at no cost to our guild. Her venue is located steps from Park & King Street in Riverside, around the corner from the popular King Street restaurant row. If the weather is nice, we will be able to enjoy her lovely outdoor courtyard and gardens. Ample parking is found next to her venue and at the Jacksonville Pediatrics office next door.

When: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Come for Social Hour from 6pm – 7pm and enjoy an assortment of appetizers.

BYOB – Glassware is provided and you are welcome to bring your preference of beverages, alcoholic or non-alcoholic, to enjoy throughout the evening. Sweet & unsweet tea and ice water will be provided.

At 7pm, we’ll get the rest of the party going and enjoy the delicious food. You won’t want to miss it!

During this event, we will present all of the End of Year Awards, two Abrisch Scholarships for $300 each to Florida Photography Workshops (formerly Florida School), and we’ll have some great door prizes to give away!

Cost: $35 per person / $70 per couple.

Catering by Carrabba’s Italian Grill.

Dinner Includes Your Choice Of:

  • TOMATO BASIL SALMON – gluten free – Wood-grilled and topped with tomato, basil vinaigrette
  • CHICKEN BRYAN – gluten free – Wood-fire grilled and topped with goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, basil and lemon butter sauce
  • CHICKEN PARMESAN – Coated with Mama Mandola’s breadcrumbs, sautéed and topped with pomodoro sauce, romano and mozzarella
  • PENNE CARRABBA – Wood-grilled chicken, penne pasta, alfredo sauce, peas & mushrooms
  • VEGAN OPTION – Pic Pac Sauce (crushed tomatoes, garlic, basil & olive oil), penne pasta, sautéed broccoli, and light balsamic vinaigrette dressing for your salad.

Dinners include: Salad, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Sautéed Broccoli, Penne Pomodoro, fresh bread with herb mix and olive oil, and an assortment of delicious desserts.

When you click on the link below to register, you’ll be able to make your dinner selection.

You must RSVP and choose your meal selection by Thursday, December 6th.

2018 Salon Image Competition Results

Congratulations to everyone who entered into the 2018 image competition and salon. We know it’s not easy having your images judged and we applaud you for entering. We would like to especially congratulate everyone whose images merited and placed. 

Images were judged by our three judges: Linda Long, Marti Newkirk, and Kira Derryberry. To learn about scoring and what makes a merit image, please see the Image Competition page.

The winning images and makers are listed below in their respective categories. 

Portrait

  1. First Place: Ice Cold Stare – Pat Lowe
  2. Second Place: Graceful Landing – Jim Dvorak
  3. Third Place: Happy Little Bee Eater – Carol Fryer

Social Function

  1. First Place: It All Comes Down to Love – Michelle Shafer
  2. Second Place: A Day in the City – Derick Le
  3. Third Place: Fallin In Love – Michelle Shafer

Commercial

  1. First Place: Forgotten Prayers – Keith Bartholomew
  2. Second Place: Home – Cristina O’Connor
  3. Third Place: The Magic Moment – Keith Bartholomew

EM – Electronic Manipulation

  1. First Place: Psychedelic ‘Shroom – Jackie Kramer
  2. Second Place: Coming Home – Diana Halstead
  3. Third Place:My Blue Heaven – Jackie Kramer

EA – Electronic Art

  1. First Place: Grand Central Station – Tom Grzybala
  2. Second Place: Calla Dancers – Diana Halstead
  3. Third Place: The Race Is On – Keith Bartholomew

Illustrative

  1. First Place: Drama Queen – Jackie Kramer
  2. Second Place: Galactic Bayou – Keith Bartholomew
  3. Third Place: Reflective Direction – Dana Heisler

BEST OF SHOW

Drama Queen – Jackie Kramer

Judges’ Choice:

  • Linda Long’s Judge’s Choice: Memories by Cristina O’Connor
  • Kira Derryberry’s Judge’s Choice: A New Day Brings New Hope by Dana Heisler
  • Marti Newkirk’s Judge’s Choice: Grand Central Station – Tom Grzybala
Drama Queen by Jackie Kramer

Best of Show & First Place Illustrative. Drama Queen by Jackie Kramer

Galactic Bayou by Keith Bartholomew

Second Place Illustrative. Galactic Bayou by Keith Bartholomew

Reflective Direction by Dana Heisler

Third Place Illustrative. Reflective Direction by Dana Heisler

Ice Cold Stare by Pat Lowe

First Place Portrait. Ice Cold Stare by Pat Lowe

Graceful Landing by Jim Dvorak

Second Place Portrait. Graceful Landing by Jim Dvorak

Happy Little Bee Eater by Carol Fryer

Third Place Portrait. Happy Little Bee Eater by Carol Fryer

It All Comes Down to Love by Michelle Shafer

First Place Social Function. It All Comes Down to Love by Michelle Shafer

 A Day In the City by Derick Le

Second Place Social Function. A Day In the City by Derick Le

Fallin In Love by Michelle Shafer

Third Place Social Function. Fallin In Love by Michelle Shafer

Forgotten Prayers by Keith Bartholomew

First Place Commercial. Forgotten Prayers by Keith Bartholomew

Home by Cristina O'Connor

Second Place Commercial. Home by Cristina O’Connor

The Magic Moment by Keith Bartholomew

Third Place Commercial. The Magic Moment by Keith Bartholomew

Psychedelic 'Shroom by Jackie Kramer

First Place Electronic Manipulation. Psychedelic ‘Shroom by Jackie Kramer

Coming Home by Diana Halstead

Second Place Electronic Manipulation. Coming Home by Diana Halstead

My Blue Heaven by Jackie Kramer

Third Place Electronic Manipulation. My Blue Heaven by Jackie Kramer

 Grand Central Station by Tom Grzybala

First Place Electronic Art & Judge’s Choice (Marti Newkirk). Grand Central Station by Tom Grzybala

 Calla Dancers by Diana Halstead

Second Place Electronic Art. Calla Dancers by Diana Halstead

The Race Is On by Keith Bartholomew

Third Place Electronic Art. The Race Is On by Keith Bartholomew

 Memories by Cristina O'Connor

Judge’s Choice (Linda Long). Memories by Cristina O’Connor

A New Day Brings New Hope by Dana Heisler

Judge’s Choice (Kira Derryberry). A New Day Brings New Hope by Dana Heisler

2017 Holiday Party and Awards Banquet – December 7

Please Save The Date!

The date for our Holiday Party & End of Year Awards Banquet is set for Thursday, December 7th at the Mediterrania Restaurant, located at 3877 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, on the corner of Baymeadows Road, just off of San Jose Blvd.

Please plan to come for the Social Hour from 6pm – 7pm and enjoy an assortment of appetizers. A cash bar is available for your additional purchase, with beer and wine prices ranging from $3-$6. At 7pm, we’ll get the rest of the party going and enjoy the delicious food. You won’t want to miss it!

During this event, we will present all the End of Year Awards, two $300 scholarships for Florida School, and we’ll have a lot of awesome door prizes to give away!

You can sign up now by selecting the appropriate button below and choosing your meal. The deadline to sign up is Monday, December 4th. The tickets are $35 each.

Dinner Includes Choice Of:

  • Roasted Chicken – Roasted with Lemon, Olive Oil & Greek Spices; served with sautéed spinach and potatoes
  • Lamb Exehico – Baked Lamb Shank with Fresh Onions, Tomatoes, Peppers, Feta Cheese & Greek Spices; served with sautéed spinach and potatoes.
  • Baked Tilapia – Stuffed with Spinach & Feta Cheese, topped with Lemon Sauce; served with Rice Pilaf
  • If you have any food allergies or other dietary restrictions, they will accommodate you with Gluten Free or Vegan.

To purchase your tickets, please choose your entree and ticket below. For both, please select your dinner choice. If you require a special meal due to dietary restrictions, please select that option and email keely@mikkeanphotography.com with what type of meal you need.

JPPG Members
Single Ticket Purchase: ($35)


Meal Choice


JPPG Members
Couples Ticket Purchase: ($70)


Meal Choice


JPPG 2016 Award Recipients

Our Annual Holiday party and Awards Banquet was a perfect end to a great year in the Guild. One of the highlights of the JPPG Holiday Party is the presentation of the JPPG End of Year Awards. We would like to extend congratulations to our Members who were recipients of these well-deserved awards.

Photographer of the Year – Melanie Miller
Competitor of the Year Award – Pat Hutton
First Time Competitor Award – Michael “Feather” Frame
Marie Moran Education Award – Keith Bartholomew
Marjorie Sharpe Service Award – Michael Joseph
People’s Choice Award – Leslie Ward

The following two Members are the recipients of the two Jim and Adrienne Abrisch Scholarships. Each will receive $300 toward their tuition for Florida Photography Workshops in June.

Michael Butler and Michael Joseph

Congratulations to all of our Award and Scholarship recipients!

Holiday Party and Awards Banquet – December 8, 2016

Save The Date!

Our Holiday Party & End of Year Awards Banquet is set for Thursday, December 8th at the Mediterrania Restaurant, located at 3877 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, on the corner of Baymeadows Road, just off of San Jose Blvd.

There will be a Social Hour with appetizers from 6pm-7pm. We’ll have a cash bar available for additional purchase, with beer and wine from $3-$6. Our party and dinner will kick off at 7 pm. You won’t want to miss it.

We are very excited to present all the End of Year Awards, two $300 scholarships for Florida School, and we’ll have a lot of awesome door prizes to give away!

You can sign up now by selecting the appropriate button below and choosing your meal. You will need to sign up before Monday, December 5th. The tickets for members are $30 each or 2 for $55. Non member rate for the dinner $40 each or 2 or $65.

Dinner Includes Choice Of:

  • Roast Chicken – Roasted with Lemon, Olive Oil & Greek Spices; Comes with sautéed spinach and potatoes
  • Lamb Exehico – Baked Lamb Shank with Fresh Onions, Tomatoes, Peppers, Feta Cheese & Greek Spices; comes with sauteed spinach and potatoes.
  • Baked Tilapia – Stuffed with Spinach & Feta Cheese, topped with Lemon Sauce; comes with Rice Pilaf
  • If you have any food allergies, they will accommodate you with Gluten Free or Vegan.

To purchase your tickets, please choose either a single ticket or a couple’s ticket below. For both, please select your dinner choice. If you require a special meal due to dietary restrictions, please select that option and email karen@josephphotography.com with what type of meal you need.

JPPG Members
Single Ticket Purchase: ($30)

Meal Choice


JPPG Members
Couples Ticket Purchase: ($55)

Meal Choice


Non-Members
Single Ticket Purchase: ($40)


Meal Choice


Non-Members
Couples Ticket Purchase: ($65)


Meal Choice


 

 

2016 Salon Results

Our 2016 Salon was held on October 25th. Thank you to all who entered and congratulations to all who merited and those who placed! We would also like to thank our judges, Susan Michal, Kira Derryberry, and Linda Long, as well as our moderator, Olis Garber.

Best of Show and 1st Place Commercial - Should I Have One More by Pat Hutton

Best of Show and 1st Place Commercial – Should I Have One More by Pat Hutton

First Place Illustrative - Inferno - Shelley Gill

First Place Illustrative – Inferno – Shelley Gill

First Place Portrait - Crested Turaco - Victor Barrera

First Place Portrait – Crested Turaco – Victor Barrera

First Place Social Function - Morning Glory - Derick Le

First Place Social Function – Morning Glory – Derick Le

First Place Electronic Imaging - Lady Liberty - Feather Frame

First Place Electronic Imaging – Lady Liberty – Feather Frame

Second Place Commercial - Bringing Them In - Pat Lowe

Second Place Commercial – Bringing Them In – Pat Lowe

Second Place Illustrative - Sunrise On the Swamp - Pat Hutton

Second Place Illustrative – Sunrise On the Swamp – Pat Hutton

Second Place Portrait - Here's Looking At You Kid - Melanie Miller

Second Place Portrait – Here’s Looking At You Kid – Melanie Miller

Second Place Social Function - From Seattle With Love - Derick Le

Second Place Social Function – From Seattle With Love – Derick Le

Third Place Commercial - Dinner On the Piazza - Steve Czigan

Third Place Commercial – Dinner On the Piazza – Steve Czigan

Third Place Illustrative - Glacier Lagoon - Victor Barrera

Third Place Illustrative – Glacier Lagoon – Victor Barrera

Third Place Portrait - Cliff Diver - Pat Lowe

Third Place Portrait – Cliff Diver – Pat Lowe

Third Place Social Function - The Urban Lights - Derick Le

Third Place Social Function – The Urban Lights – Derick Le

Fall 2015 Salon Competition Results

Our Fall Salon (image competition) was held on September 22nd. Thank you to all who entered as we know how nervous we all get when entering. And Congratulations to all who merited and those who placed! Please see the list of our winners from each category below and congratulate them next time you see them!

This salon, we had four esteemed judges who spent the afternoon judging all the images and then during the meeting, discussed the score and every image that was entered. We’ve received great feedback from our Members on this method because it provides so much more education than just watching and listening to the judges score.

We’d like to thank Joe & Mary Jean Campanellie from Palm Coast, Pepito from Tampa, and our very own Susan Michael for judging all the prints for us.

We had a great response with the rotating screen that our Salon Chairman MJ set up with lots of ooooohs and ahhhhhhs. Also, he has yet another surprise for our salon next year!

There were 60 prints entered of which 28 of the images merited. We had 3 people that entered for the first time, and Keith Bartholomew was one of the people.  He Placed 3 times and had a Best of Show.  That was awesome for a first timer! Congratulations, Keith!

Salon Results

Portrait
1st Place: The Cuban -Rick Bauer
2nd Place: Pure Grace – Melanie Miller
3rd Place: Maguro Bocho Traditions – Keith Bartholomew

Social Function
1st Place: From Disney with Love – Derick Le
2nd Place: Mon Amour – Derick Le
3rd Place: Evening Romance – Derick Le

Illustrative
1st Place: The Color of Laos – Rick Bauer
2nd Place: Light House Geometry – Keith Bartholomew
3rd Place: On the Rocks – Rick Bauer

Commercial
1st Place: Last Parking Lot Under the Starts – Keith Bartholomew
2nd Place: Sleeping Birds – Rick Bauer
3rd Place: Riverfront Celebration – Tammy Czigan

BEST OF SHOW
Last Parking Lot Under the Starts – Keith Bartholomew

2014 JPPG Holiday Party

Join us for an evening of fellowship, door prizes, awards, and great food!

Wednesday, Dec 10th
The Metro Diner
12807-5 San Jose Blvd.
Jacksonville FL 32223

South Mandarin…In the same shopping center as the Fresh Market… on the left just before the Julington
Creeek Bridge.

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2014 JPPG Holiday Awards Invite MNB

Monthly meeting report

At last months meeting, along with all the regular members, we welcomed two new guests. Karen Joseph was announced that the membership drive would be starting again. For anyone that refers a new member who joins by the next meeting, the referrer will receive a free camp card. The camp card has offers like free chips and salsa at Chili’s, a $5 cupon for Publix, a three entree at Panda Express for the price of a two entree meal, and many more offers.

Ken Moran talked about the upcoming Cutting 4 Kids event. Last year, because of lack of sponsors, Cutting 4 Kids didn’t happen. Thanks to Nimnict Chervolet, Cutting 4 Kids is happening this year. Ken is looking for volunteers willing to photograph the event on August 3rd, 12:00 – 4:00.

Ken also spent a couple of minutes giving us a quick update on the JPPG mini-seminars. He said that there were still a couple of slots left in a few of the classes, but that many classes were on the edge of selling out.

Kevin Floyd came up to talk about the upcoming speakers for the next several months. A few of the speakers we have planned out for the next meetings are:

May – Dr. Bobby Carlson (The Psychology of the Sale)
June – Gary Hughes (with a presentation on wedding photography)
July – Alex and Sam (from Imprints Cinima with a program on branding)

Next, all the board members of JPPG were brought up to the front. Keely Deuschle started talking about Life-Time memberships, and introducing a few of the life-time members of JPPG. Keely said that currently, there are only six life-time members, but that today they were welcoming a seventh. Marianne Pophal was presented with a plaque and a life-time membership. Congratulations Marianne!
After a picture and hug from her husband, Marianne announced the winners of People’s Choice.

1st – Ramphis Camphus
2nd – Cliff Addy
3rd – Olis Garber

Jeff Nelson drew door prize winners as well as the 50/50 winner, who won 35 dollars. Kevin came back up and introduced the speaker for the night, Jeffery Shaw.

In Jeff’s presentation, The Photography Buisness Through a Different Lens, he walked us though his buisness equation: Purpose + Positive Action – Limiting beliefs = Prosperity. He talked about each ‘variable’, one after another, starting with Purpose.

He spoke about what motivates us and makes our individual buisnesses recognizable, the “Perfect” lists, auctioning and how to start using auctions, referrals, and switching from features to benefits. He taked about financial bench marks, and material pricing versus behavioral pricing.

He wrapped the presentation up with the next steps we should take and told us about a few of his buisness help programs; for more information please visit http://jeffreyshaw.com.

After the meeting, 25 of us headed over to Chili’s for dinner.

Hope to see you next month!

— Samantha Addy