September 16 PPF General Membership Meeting Features John Ricca

Our General Membership Meeting this month is from 7-9 pm on Monday, September 16, at the Multnomah Arts Center. The address is 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219. These meetings are open to the public. Ask the front door receptionist at the Center for directions to the room.

Photograph by JohnRicca showing trees rising from water and for, with rust colored leaves.

John Ricca, a fine art photographer from the Bay Area, is our guest presenter in September. His work demonstrates a creative and unusually wide latitude of subject matter combined with a variety of post-processing techniques. The result is a complex and pleasing variety of work. John's images are often reminiscent of pure abstract expressionism, impressionism, pen and ink drawings, and the celebration of color. They emphasize shapes, textures, and patterns whether drawn from urban/architectural themes, intimate scenes from nature, or social/human subjects.

Photo by JohnRicca showing a stone courtyard, with massive stone steps leading up to double doors. Young people with backpacks sit around, conversing, perhaps waiting for school to start.

Witnessing the sheer breadth of what catches John’s eye and camera is worth the trip to the September 16th PPF meeting. You don’t want to miss this presentation. See his imagery at:

September's Print Discussion Group

This month's Print Discussion Group will be led by Walt Duddington. It meets at the usual time and place: 6:00 pm in Room 30 at the Multnomah Arts Center on Monday, Sept. 16, just before the general PPF meeting. Bring a few prints to share with the group! (or not-lurkers are welcome, too!)