When, Where, and
Who to Contact

Meetings start at 7:30 pm
generally on Thursdays

This activity is open only to members

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019
No December Meeting
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020
Thursday, Mar. 5, 2020
(NECCC B&W circuit presented)
Thurs, Apr. 2, 2020
new date Thurs
., May 21, 2020
(NECCC Color circuit presented)

Chairman: Bob Pelland

Questions regarding the
Print Group:

Image copyright Bob Pelland


Image copyright Bob Pelland





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Print Group

(available to members only)

The Print Group is an informal group of printmakers that meets once a month on an off night during the Association season, typically on the first Thursday of the month. There may be occasional exceptions to the first Thursday of the month schedule, so please, always check the club calendar found on the home page. This activity is limited to members of the Association. Our goal is to help all of us become better printmakers. All skill levels are welcome as are prints from any source. On most months each attendee may bring up to five prints for presentation and comment. On those months in which we do a special topic session, each member may bring one or two prints for comment if time permits and the group is willing to stay.

Members who are presenting prints will stand before the group and place their prints in the viewing box. Generally members will describe what they are trying to accomplish with that print and what, if any, difficulties they may be trying to resolve. Many participants chose to bring prints that they are working on for monthly competition. We recommend 7 x 10 or larger prints to help the other members see them more easily, but any print size is allowed.

The primary feedback from the group members is in the form of comments on whether or not they feel the maker has achieved his/her goal in making the print, whether or not the image is effective, and how to improve the image. We will cover editing techniques using primarily Photoshop, Elements, Lightroom, and wet darkroom. Any other print making related questions are welcome and encouraged. Some of the topics often touched on during the discussions include: composition, matting, paper choices, color management and many more.

The maker can ask the group about specific problems or questions they have relating to the image itself or in the making of the print. Feedback from the group is informal (no scoring involved) and geared to let the maker know what works in an image and how it might be improved. Where relevant, we try to provide tips on the use of image editing software and answer technical questions on print making.

GLPA participates in two NECCC Print Circuits in color and black & white. The Color Print Circuit presentation date will be on April 2, 2020. The Black & White Print Circuit will be presented on the March 5, 2020.

Come on down and check us out for a fun, friendly, and informative evening. All skill levels are welcome!

Bob Pelland