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RPS Newsletter - February 2013

posted Feb 7, 2013, 1:54 PM by League of Reston Artists Webmaster

Reston Photographic Society


Club News

Look here for upcoming club meetings, field trips and guest speakers.


We are off with a bang for 2013.  We just finished hanging the joint exhibition, Paint and Flash, at Parkridge 5 and we will be hanging photographs at the Reston Chamber of Commerce in a few days.  

Terri Parent, Kirsten Grish and Doreen Montis have volunteered to coordinate and manage RPS for the next year.  They are finding additional exhibit space for our members, coordinating shows, and lining up speakers and field trips.   As plans finalize, they will be topics of future newsletters.


Speaking of newsletters, we are reintroducing the monthly newsletter after an absence of several months.  This is your newsletter.  Your input to make it a success is important.  We are looking to add topics of interest to include membership news, reliable vendors, and a club classified section.   Please see each topic below for submitting information.  We hope to make this your source of information for upcoming meetings, speakers, field trips and shows.  If there are other topics of interest, please let us know so we can include it.  Calls for information will go out two weeks before we publish the letter. 


Current and Upcoming RPS Exhibits

Paint and Flash – Parkridge 5

This is a joint exhibition currently on display at 10780 Parkridge Blvd., Reston, VA  20191.  It can be viewed Monday – Friday 9a – 5p.  The following members received recognition for their photography:


1st Place – “Bohinj” by Maureen Costantino

2nd Place – “Seat For a Ghost” by Doreen Montis

3rd Place – “Longwood Lily Hottie”  by Joanne Henck


Congratulations to all.


Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce

1763 Fountain Drive, Reston, VA

Photographs will be on display from February – April and can be viewed during office hours.

Parkridge 5 – March 2013 (Theme TBD)

Parkridge 5 – May 2013 (Theme TBD)

USGS – July 2013 (Theme TBD)

Parkridge 5 – July 2013 (Theme TBD)

Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce – August 2013 (Theme TBD)

Parkridge 5 – September 2013 (Theme TBD)

RPS Photo Art Show, Lake Anne, October 2013 (Theme TBD)

Nature Vision Expo – November 2013 (Juried Show)


REMINDER:  When submitting photographs for RPS exhibits, all photographs need to be properly framed with “D hooks” and wire for hanging.  Table top frames should not be used as they will not hang flat on the wall.   Work that is not framed properly may not be accepted for the exhibit.


Member News      

The member news section is for current members to provide information about their photography that may be showing in exhibits outside of the RPS Group Exhibits.  It will also include information concerning published images and awards received by members.  A call for news items will be sent out each month to be published in the next newsletter.  If you have any information you would like to contribute, please email – RestonPhotoNews@gmail.com.


Jim Schlett Photography will be on display at Cassidy Turley, 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA, during the month of February.    Photographs can be viewed 9a-5p Monday - Friday.


Doreen Montis – “Scenes From a Garden” will be on display during the month of February at Seneca Hill Animal Hospital and Pet Resort, 11415 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA.  Photographs can be viewed 9a-7p Monday – Friday and 8a-2p Saturday.



Workshops, contests and events not sponsored by RPS.


Call for Entries: 


Third Annual Joseph Miller Abstract Photography Exhibit.

Deadline for entries is February 27, 2013 (Juried Show)

For more information, please visit www.NVACC.org


*This is an outstanding example of photography as art and should not be missed by serious photographers.


Art Space Herndon – 2013 Fine Art Photography Exhibit

Deadline for entries is March 8, 2013.  (Juried Show)

For more information, please visit www.artspaceherndon.com.  Information about the exhibit can be found under the “call for art”.


Club Classified

This section will be used for current members to list photographic/ framing equipment they would like to buy, sell or trade.



This section will be used to provide contact information for companies that members have used for photo equipment, printing and framing supplies.  If you have found a company that provides a service that may be beneficial to our members, please let us know so we can add it to this section. 


Framing and Matting Supplies


BLICK Art Materials


Online and catalog orders for Washington DC area.  A new store will be coming soon.  A great source of mats, frames and art supplies. 


Contact Information



If you would like to become a member of the Reston Photographic Society, please visit our website at:  www.leagueofrestonartists.com. 



To contribute information to be in the next newsletter, please email RestonPhotoNews@gmail.com