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Programs take place at the Edward King House, 35 King Street, Newport Rhode Island
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Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7 PM. unless a different time is listed.

For more information about the Edward King House, select this link.

2020-2021 Schedule

If you have ideas for a speaker or presentation, please share them with our program chair, Jody Brown

The September presentation has been recorded. Use this link to presentation to access the program.

October 14th- Deb Ehrens-  A 'Visual Conversation'

This presentation is based on an exhibit at the RI Center for Photographic Arts and is  up until October 6 or so. 

Is it possible to have a conversation without words?

This exhibit is the result of visual conversations among seven photographers. It explores communication via the exchange of images rather than words. As in any meaningful conversation, there is attentiveness and a flow of expression and ideas that connect people to each other. 

We chose to create a one-way circular conversation (somewhat like the game of “telephone” or “whisper down the lane”). The conversation was initiated by one photographer sending an image to a second photographer, who “responded” by sending one of her images to the next, and so on. When we received an image we had no context or knowledge of the previous images. As soon as we finished one round of our circle, we began another round, but we changed places in the circle. A conversation was “complete” once each of us had had the opportunity to respond to each of the others (seven intersecting circles). "

Deb will make her debut presentation to the Guild this month. We look forward to hearing from this accomplished photographer.  If you want to get a head start on learning about her and her work, visit her website

Deb Ehrens uses her camera to create contemplative and painterly imagery. She learned the basics of black and white photography as an adjunct to her early career as a journalist, and more recently has studied with Harold Ross, Dan Burkholder, Alison Shaw, Ron Wilson, and taken classes at RISD and Maine Media College.  An on-going mentorship with painter Deborah Quinn-Munson has been instrumental in developing her artistic eye.

Deb lives in Dartmouth, MA and is a Juried Artist Member of the Cape Cod Art Center, Exhibiting Member of the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts and Elected Member of the Art League of Rhode Island.


November 11th- Lindsay Elgin presents- How to Evaluate Your Own Work- This presentation will be a general discussion of editing images – not in terms of image processing, but how to approach evaluating your own work. We'll cover both technical standards for images, as well as more complicated considerations for determining which images work, and which, inexplicably, fall flat. We'll be looking at how to make good decisions about choosing images in general terms, as well as for exhibits and portfolios.

Lindsay is a remarkable photographer, teacher, and presenter.  Visit her website for more information.

December -holiday Party- dates and times to be shared later

January 13th- Photo Critique with Mike Rice

This annual event invites members to share up to three images with comments from Mike.  Mike is an accomplished photographer who has presented numerous programs to the Guild.  His images display an understanding of what makes a good photo and his comments are always insightful and constructive.  To see more about Mike, visit his website.

February 10th- Eileen McCarney Muldoon presents- "The Art of the Personal Project.    Personal projects challenge and identify us as artists. Creating a body of work starts with passion but needs planning and patience to complete. presentation will provide the framework and tools to move your vision closer to the reality of creating your unique personal project.  We will work step by step through the process of telling a story, sequencing images, the role of writing and working on your creative voice.

Eileen is a longtime Guild member, photographer, instructor, and presenter.  To learn more about Eileen, visit her website. 

March 10th- Black and White Photography- presented by Cindy Wilson

Guild board member Cindy Wilson is a gifted photographer and presenter.  Black and white photography is a basic element of the craft and the presentation should provide ideas for photographers of all skill levels.  For more information about Cindy, visit her website

April 14th- David DeMelim presents-

David is the driving force for the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts and an outstanding photographer. Use the links for more about RICPA and David.

May 12th- Keith Prue (Art League RI) presents “Inside the Lightbox – discovering diptychs, triptychs and quadcryptics.” Keith explores the arrangement of images within a frame.

This will be Keith's first visit to the Guild and we eagerly look forward to his presentation.  Information about him and his work can be found using this link.

Keith picked up his first camera at age fourteen in England where he was born and raised. He is a substantially self-taught artist, attending workshops in the USA and overseas with internationally acclaimed master photographer Ernesto Bazan, and studying for two years with the late Ben Lifson, one of the world’s most prominent photography writers and critics. He travels extensively—living and working on four continents and visiting more than fifty countries.

Exhibiting online and showing in group exhibitions in the USA and Mexico, his photographs are held in private collections in the USA, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay, UK and France. Keith is an Elected Artist Gallery Member and Board Member of Art League RI, and an Exhibiting Member of the RI Center for Photographic Arts. He resides in Rhode Island, USA.

June 9th- Mike Rice will share information about the latest equipment on the market and answer questions regarding all equipment.  He is a knowledgable photographer who also can clearly explain photography and equipment. 


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