Solo Show by Member Terry Pytlarz



Terry Pytlarz: Make A Statement In Black & White
Feb 17 to Mar 8 2017

Artist’s Reception: Feb 18 from 1pm to 4pm

Fellow Member Terry Pytlarz is presenting a solo show of his Black & White photography at

Glass Grower’s Gallery
10 E 5th St.
Next door to the Erie Art Museum
10am – 5:30pm Monday through Friday
10am – 5:00pm Saturday
Noon – 4:00pm Sunday

To see more of Terry’s work, visit

Terry is a long time member of the Erie Photography Club and a founder of the Photographic Arts Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania (PASNWPA). He has presented his Make A Statement in Black & White photography seminar to both organizations.

Erie Arts & Culture Member Show

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The Photographic Arts Society of NW Pennsylvania (PASNWPA)
is presenting a
“Members Show”
Erie Arts & Culture
23 West Tenth Street, Suite 2, Erie PA 16501


Opening Reception: Gallery Night Friday, December 2, 2016 7 – 10 pm
Exhibit continues through December 9, 2016
Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm

PASNWPA is presenting an art exhibit hosted by Erie Arts & Culture starting on Friday, December 2, 2016 and running through December 9, 2016. 15% of artwork sales will go directly to the PASNWPA Scholarship Fund.

amish-for-patti-for-pas-showMembers of the PASNWPA will be present at the opening reception on Gallery Night, Friday, December 2nd to discuss their fine art photography. Many well-known local photographers will be representing the group, including:

R.J. Bednez
Tracy Dorsch
Christine Erin
Candy Felege
Fred Fiedler
Steve Friel
Patti Larson
Pamela Laskowski

Kathy Maloney
Patty Menz
John Misterovich
Tricia Patten
Terry Pytlarz
Bob Raydo
Patty Raydo
Heather Reichel

Rebecca Samler
Monica Schwegman
Nathan Sulecki
Kathy Welte
Gayle Winslow and
Greg Zbach.

PASNWPA members are always happy to discuss their techniques for capturing their images as well as their use of the plethora of tools available to them to further enhance their digital images and create works of art!

The Fine Art Photography that will be on display ranges from colorful artistic images and panoramic views of the countryside to touching images of people with a view into their daily lives as well as black and white images with a range of tonal values.

PASNWPA is a non-profit organization that advances Fine Art Photography in the northwestern Pennsylvania area and helps provide economic benefits for its member artists. Among its stated goals: to organize and conduct gallery exhibitions, to provide education on Finewinslow_warner Art Photography to the public, and to provide member artists a gallery or website link on the PASNWPA webpage to showcase their images.

About Erie Arts & Culture:
The mission of Erie Arts & Culture is to strengthen the vibrancy and vitality of the Erie Region and enrich the lives of our people through the advancement of arts and culture. Additional information about Erie Arts & Culture is available online at

PASNWPA Contact Information:
Kathy A. Welte, President
Send Email
For more information about this exhibit, call (814) 218-6231

Charles Glatzer, Canon Explorer of Light, Coming to Erie

“Shoot bosque-golden-sunriseThe Light” Photography Seminar with Charles Glatzer

October 15, 2016 – 9:30AM to 4PM
Gannon University
Zurn Hall, Room 107 (W 7th Street)

$35 – includes lunch in cafeteria
High School and College Students are free but most be registered (see below) and have valid and current Student ID (including lunch)

Advance Registration for all participants (including students) REQUIRED

To Register:

  1. Mail a check for $35 made payable to PASNWPA to
    Patty Raydo
    7341 W Lake Rd
    Fairview, PA 16415
  2. Send email to to reserve and pay at the door
  3. Call 823-9005 to reserve and pay at the door

Seminar Description

common-loon-with-mud-puppyShoot the Light Instructional Photographic Workshops and Technical Series are comprehensive, designed to enhance your visionary skills, as well as your technical execution. Special emphasis is placed on creating images with Visual and Emotional Impact; using creative techniques, compositional elements and light to design in-camera images that are a cut above.

My success as a commercial photographer has been characterized by my ability to see and understand light. Wildlife photography is the same without exception. Light quantity, quality and direction should be assessed independently, although together they render the image. The amount of illumination determines the exposure, while the quality and direction of the light source relative to my position renders the scene and subject as viewed.cape-buffalo-copy

Being aware of the lighting direction relative to the subject will allow you to choose a camera position that will enhance your unique vision, as well as the subject. “Light Illuminates, Shadow Defines”.

Every Instructional Photographic Seminar has but one goal; offering the participant the most education for the dollar. Planned by a professional photographer for photographers, each is unique, dedicated to bringing you only the finest in photographic instruction. Our workshop schedule with new and exciting venues are sure to please even the most discerning wildlife and nature photographer.

Expand your photographic horizons. Learn to “Shoot the Light.”

Chas Glatzer


logo_shoot-the-light Chas is a Canon Explorer of Light, the group is comprised of the most influential photographers and cinematographers in the world, each a master of their creative specialty. Since founding Shoot The Light in the mid-nineties, Chas has cemented his place in the world as one of the top wildlife photographers working today. His dynamic and inspirational teaching have also made him one of the most sought after educators and speakers in his field. The depth and diversity of his background make him truly exceptional in the world of wildlife photography.

Prior to founding Shoot The Light, his illustrious career had already included work in portraits, weddings, advertising, catalog and product, editorial reportage, professional sports, and underwater photography. This diverse work experience over his 34 years as a professional photographer provides workshop participants and seminar attendees with an unparalleled resource.

snow-monkey_w2o2841Chas’ work has been celebrated internationally with over 40 prestigious awards for superior photographic competence demonstrated through photographic competition, advanced education, and service to the profession. His images are recognized internationally for their lighting, composition, and attention to detail and have appeared in many publications worldwide including National Geographic, Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, National Parks, Discover Diving, Smithsonian, Professional Photographer, Birder’s World, Birding, Nature Photographer, EOS, Digital PhotoPro, and many more.

japan_swan As an accomplished natural history and keynote speaker, Chas has presented at many prestigious events including Explorer’s Club NYC, Audubon, Sierra Club, Nature Conservancy, Fuji Professional, Mid-Atlantic Photo Expo, NANPA, ASMP, CNPA, GNPA, and PPA. He also continues to serve on many judges’ panels for both national and international photographic competitions. Chas’ current Canon equipment includes multiple 1DX Mark II bodies, 5DS-R body, 7D II body, 11-24, 16-35 II, 24-70 II, 70-200 f/2.8 II, 300 f/2.8IS II, 100-400 II, 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X, 600IS II, multiple 600EX-RT flashes, 1.4x III and 2x III converters, extension tubes, and more. SanDisk Extreme Pro CF cards are used to capture images. When not behind the camera or computer, Chas can be found on the river fly fishing near his home in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina.

Tall Ships Festival Marketplace offers Member Art


Members of the Photographic Arts Society Of Northwestern PA will be participating in the Tall Ships Erie 2016 Festival Marketplace at the Bayfront Convention Center.

Member Photographers John Misterovich, Patty Raydo, Kathy Ludwin Welte, Candy Felege, Laura Gooley, Rebecca Samler, Patti Larson, Anna Marie Senita, and Kathy Silverthorn Maloney will be displaying images of tall ships, their details, nautical images, lighthouses and more.

Visit the Festival Marketplace this weekend:

Friday, September 9, 2:30pm to 7:00pm
Saturday, September 10, 10:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday, September 11, 10:00am to 5:00pm

We look forward to seeing you there!

Sensory Winery Photographic Exhibit

Sensory_Winery_2016_Menz_Hearts IntertwinedPhotographic Arts Society of NW Pennsylvania is hosting an Art Show


Sensory Winery and Art Gallery
10599 West Main Street
Ripley, NY



Friday, August 19, 2016
Scholarship Fundraiser (drink wine, help artists!): 
5 to 7pm
Meet the Artists: 7 to 9pm

Exhibit runs Sunday, August 14 to Sunday, October 2
Gallery Hours: Thursday through Monday 11 am to 5 pm

The exhibit will feature fine art photography from PASNWPA members. All artwork is for sale.

Sensory_Winery_2016_Misterovich_ Smoky Mountain DawnThe opening reception will include a fundraiser from 5 to 7 pm for the PASNWPA Photographic Art Scholarship Fund being established by the Photographic Arts Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania. Wine and beer will be available for purchase at the bar and will be served by members of the PASNWPA.

A portion of the proceeds from those sales will benefit PASNWPA Photographic Art Scholarship Fund.


PASNWPA members, whose high quality photographic artwork will be displayed at the exhibit, will be present at the opening reception to discuss their own photographic images as well as the goals of PASNWPA in promoting photography as fine art. Featured artists include many well-known local photographers, including Tracy Dorsch, Candy Felege, Christine French, Steve Friel, Ric Gilson, Laura Gooley, Patti Larson, Kathy Maloney, Patty Menz, John Misterovich, Terry Pytlarz, Bob Raydo, Patty Raydo, Rebecca Samler, Monica Schwegman, Anna Marie Senita, Nathan Sulecki, Kathy A Welte, Gayle Winslow and Greg Zbach.

About PASNWPASensory_Winery_2016_Felege_Peach dahlia_3.25 low res

PASNWPA is a non-profit organization that advances Fine Art photography in the Northwestern Pennsylvania area and helps provide economic benefits for its member artists. Among its stated goals are to organize and conduct gallery exhibitions, to provide education on Fine Art Photography to the art buying public, and to provide member artists a gallery on the PASNWPA webpage to showcase their images.

About Sensory Winery and Art Gallery

Sensory Winery and Art Gallery is a contemporary, abstract gallery that produces small-lot highly blended cult wines that cannot be found anywhere else. Their vision is to meld the perception of our senses into one location through visual artwork, taste-and-smell wines, sound, music and video commentary. Sensory Winery and Art Gallery seeks to deliver an appreciation for the arts. Their wine, like their artwork, is constantly changing.


PASNWPA Contact Information:

Kathy A. Welte, President

For more information about this exhibit, call (814) 218-6231.

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A Natural World in Three Perspectives

PASNWPA Member Christine French, together with local nature artists  John Ballard and Carrie Anne Tredo, will be having a 3 person show entitled “ A Natural World in Three Perspectives”  

Sensory Winery & Art Gallery
10593 West Main Road, Route 20
Ripley, NY 14775     716-736-2444

Dates May 8 to June 25, 2016


Christine French

Opening Reception is
Friday, May 20 from 7-9 

Enjoy food and wine tastings! 

The common theme of these artists is nature.

Each one of them depicts nature in their art, but in a variety  of ways with  different materials.  John Ballard creates unusual wood assemblages of dimensional wall art from driftwood, glass, rock and debris, that he  finds on the shores of Lake Erie. Carrie Ann Tredo, like John also creates assemblages.  Her assemblages are  from wood, found, organic, and natural materials. A common theme for her work is trees. Her work is very tactile and 3-dimensional.

Whereas, Christine French’s primary work is Photographic Collage. She takes her printed photos of nature, and then  works into them with paint, markers, and polymer medium. Her work is both colorful and textural. However, like John and Carrie she does also work in wood. For this show, she will be showing five sculptural driftwood wall  Avatars. In addition, Chris will be displaying glass mosaic windows made from beach glass and other materials.


We’re Everywhere! We’re Everywhere!

Here’s what members are up to:

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Guelcher Art Show at Barber National Institute – April 8th to April 11th

Participating Members: Terry Pytlarz – Best of Show in Photography, Austin Fiedler – Honorable Mention in Photography, Kathy Welte, Fred Fieldler, Laura Gooley, R.J. Bednez, Patty Raydo, Bob Raydo, Patti Larson and Dorothy Rockey.

Glass Growers Gallery – April 8th to May 17th

Member Laura Gooley and Sandy Lopez present “Into Alignment” – Laura’s surreal photography and collages by Sandy Lopez.

Erie Insurance Group – Private Show – March 27th to April 22nd

Member Patti Larson is having a private show for Erie Insurance Group employees at their headquarters building. She features 35 prints hanging in the Galerie in the Peterson Building.

Erie Art Museum Spring Show – Public Opening April 17th

Member Nathan Sulecki was juried into the 93rd Annual Spring Show at The Erie Art Museum. The public opening is April 16th.






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