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.

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.

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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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Whirls, Swirls and Bubbles by Patti Larson

Join us for a fun and colorful evening and learn about photographing and processing abstract oil and water images.

Tuesday, March 15th at 7PM
LEAF Arboretum Education Center
1501 W 6th Street
Erie, PA 16505

Just one in a series of educational photography programs offered PASNWPA.

PASNWPA Oil&Water Presentation 2016


Sam Abell – Canon Explorer Of Light comes to Erie

The Life of a Photograph  by Sam Abell

sam-abellBillions of images are made each day but few survive and have a life of their own. Why is this? In his talk, The Life of a Photograph, acclaimed photographer and lecturer Sam Abell entertainingly answers that question by drawing on his 30 year career as a National Geographic staff photographer. 

In fascinating step-by-step sequences Abell illuminates the process and techniques that led to the creation of some of the most recognizable and enduring images of our time. In addition Abell relates the behind-the scenes adventures–and misadventures–of his life on world-wide assignments, a life dedicated to making photographs with a strong and meaningful life.SApearslowres2

Sam Abell’s thirty-year career has been dedicated to achieving artistic expression through documentary photography. He has pursued his goals primarily through his lengthy, in-depth coverage for National Geographic magazine and its Book Division. At the same time, he has maintained a career as an artist, teacher, and author.

Sam Abell’s latest book, The Life of a Photograph, completes a set of three volumes begun in 2000 with Seeing Gardens. It was followed in 2002 with The Photographic Life.

“One of the things that I most believe in is the compose and wait philosophy of photography. It’s a very satisfying, almost spiritual way to photograph. Life isn’t’ knocking you around, life isn’t controlling you. You have picked your place, you’ve picked your scene, you’ve picked your light, you’ve done all the decision making and you are waiting for the moment to come to you….” – Sam Abell

When:  Saturday, September 12, 2015

Time:  9am to 4:30pm

Where:  Gannon University, Zurn Hall  Room 104, Erie Pa 16504 (Gannon map)

Tickets:  $35 for adults, free for college and high school students    NOTE: **price includes lunch**

STUDENTS: Email with name and school.  

NON-STUDENTS: Go to SAM ABELL SEMINAR PayPal LINK to pay by credit card via PayPal OR send a check, made payable to PASNWPA and send to Patty Raydo 7341 West Lake Rd Fairview, Pa 16415

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Paid reservations requested by September 6, 2015 to insure lunch.

For additional information call Patty at 814-823-9005

Photo Exhibit at The Shoppes @The Bank in Meadville, PA

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The “Insights Beyond the Lens” Fine Art Exhibit at The Shoppes @ The Bank – located in Meadville, PA – will feature the work of the Photographic Art Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania (PASNWPA).

Dates: Tuesday, June 2 through Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 13th from 1:00pm to 4:00 pm immediately following the Second Saturday events that occur in downtown Meadville each month.
Location: The Shoppes @ The Bank is located at 940 Park Avenue, Meadville, PA
Hours: The exhibit will be open 10AM – 4:30PM Tuesday through Friday and 10AM – 4PM on Saturday. Closed Sunday

Featured artists include well-known local photographers Heather Reichel, Kathy A Welte, Patty Raydo, Bob Raydo, Gayle Winslow, Rick Gilson, Barbara Weaver, John Misterovich, Mike Seletra, Tim Kirk, Fred Fiedler, Austin Fiedler, Backy Samler and Patti Larson. Many of the artists will be present at the opening reception to discuss their own photographic art work as well as the goals of PASNWPA in promoting photography as fine art! Refreshments and light appetizers will be available during the opening reception.

This photography exhibit coincides with the Thurston Classic, which includes hot air balloon races and other events from June 18 – June 21. Also, Conneaut Lake Park is celebrating its 124th year in operation! Additionally, the Meadville Council on the Arts will have their Regional Juried Photo Exhibit starting June 12th in the Market House.

The exhibiting artists will donate a percentage of their sales from the PASNWPA Exhibit to the Meadville Council on the Arts.

Now that summer has finally arrived, this is a great time to visit Meadville and enjoy its art and history and family oriented events!