Category Archives: Special Events

8th Annual Member Show Exhibit is Open

The 8th Annual Member Show Exhibit is open for the public to view Monday thru Thursdays 8 am – 4:00 pm at the Charles K. Cheezem Education Center, Thomas Green Blvd, on the square in Patrick Square, Clemson, SC.

We held our Member Show’s opening reception last night (Oct 16th – our regular scheduled meeting time). We had a great turnout. Thank you everyone for bringing food and refreshments. We also thank those members who came on Friday afternoon to help hang the show!

To view the 8th Annual Member Exhibit online, click here.

Happy Holidays from the Clemson Photo Club

Congratulations to our 7th Annual Member Show winners: Best of Show – Jack Fanning – “Sunrise on Grandfather Mountain State Park, North Carolina” and Honorable Mention – Bob Spalding – “Sunburst, Redwood National Park, California”.

Congratulations to Russ Carlson who won the Keep Oconee Beautiful Association’s annual photo contest. He also received Honorable Mention for another photo in the same contest.

Congratulations to Debbie Biddle won third and fourth place prizes for her two entries in this same photo contest.

Congratulations to Don Crow’s Mono Print “Into the Storm” was PSA’s Pictorial Print of the Month for August.

Happy Holidays from the Clemson Photoclub!

October 25 – 2 events happening

The Clemson University Institute for Parks presents the annual George B. Hartzog, Jr. Environmental Lecture Tuesday, October 25 at 2:30 p.m. in the Tillman Hall Auditorium. Speakers include Terry Tempest Williams – author, conservationist and activist – and current National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis. OLLI Members are being offered a shuttle service between the Cheezem Education Center and Tillman Hall, before and after the program. Seating is limited; please register for the shuttle by calling 864-633-5242.

Fran Mainella, 16th Director of the National Park Service, will present “The Centennial of the National Park” at 5:30 p.m. in the Cheezem Education Center. Mainella was the first woman to hold the position of Director, and is currently a visiting scholar at Clemson University. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration and has been presented with the Walter T. Cox Award, which recognizes leadership in public service, public land administration, and natural and cultural resource policy. This program is free and open to the public.

Sept 19, 2016 Meeting highlights

We had another great meeting tonight. Thank you to our presenter, Dr. Robert “Bob” Powell, Associate Professor and Director of Clemson University Institute for Parks,  who gave us a history lesson on the Georgia Island in Anartica and took us back 20 years when he and two friends took an adventurous trip to the Georgia Islands, Antarctica with the intention of circumnavigating the island with kayaks. As he said, they planned the trip from the comforts of their couch at home. Little did they know what they were in for! He had great photos and kept us quite entertained on their exploits. The photos were great! Imagine taking 5 cameras of varying quality and the only one to  come through the 50-day trip was the least expensive point and shoot! This island even though it is so isolated has seen the effects of man — birds with hooks stuck in their beaks and seals with fishing line around their necks to name two. As a result of this excursion, Bob went back to University to earn his PhD from Yale and has been back 8 or 9 times since then and has circumnavigated the whole island with a kayak with another researcher for the purpose of counting birds in areas where only kayaks could reach.

Our deadline to submit photos for the Club’s Member Show has been extended to Sunday, September 25. For information on the member exhibit, please click on the link. This is a Clemson Photoclub only Member Show.

We are gearing up for the PSA photo contests. We accumulated 213 points out of a possible total of 278 points for the Fall 2015/Spring 2016 contests. We look forward to more members participating in these contests. Our Club is in Section E – “Go For It”. We are not participating in any themed contests. The deadline for photo submissions is October 15 and December 15, 2016, February 15 and April 15, 2017.

Have a good evening!