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Jury Chair for Open Photographic -
Ralph Allen, 
M. Photog. Cr., FP 

Ralph and Mary Jo own and operate a home-based studio primarily focusing on families and seniors.  Ralph has garnered many PPA print merits, 6 PPW Kodak Gallery awards, had prints exhibited at Epcot center and the Chrysler headquarters.  He has served as judge and jury chairman many times both in Washington and other states. He has 80 PPA print merits and is a member of the 100 club for those who have earned 100 or more PPW print merits. He is a past president of PPW and was awarded the PPA National Award. If there’s a job you can think of for PPW, Ralph has probably done it. He enjoys creating landscape panoramas and doing public relations photography for ChildHope, a charity that builds schools in poor areas.  

Jury Chair for Artist -

Dennis Hammon, 
M.Photog.Cr., CPP, F-ASP

Dennis Hammon of Idaho Falls, Idaho along with his family, wedding and senior business has developed a niche for the ever popular Boudoir and Glamour style of Photography.  For over 40 years, he has studied fine art of the masters and developed his own personal style of intimate portraits sought after by clients from around the country.


Assistant Jury Chair for Open Photographic and Artist -

Marie Martineau-Sandberg, M.Photog.Cr., CPP, FP

Marie Martneau-Sandberg has been a professional photographer since 1985, owning studios in Minneapolis, Honolulu and Lacey Washington. She has earned the Masters, Craftsman and CPP   degrees from the Professional photographers of America as well as the Fellow of Photography and the PPA National Award for service to the industry from PPW. In 2016 Marie attended the PPA Affiliate Judges training in Atlanta .She is a strong believer in Print Competition and feels that it is a great way to grow and see how far you have come from year to year. 


Cheri Hammon, M.Photog.
M.Artist.MEI.Cr., CPP

Cheri  Hammon, M. Photog. Cr. M. Artist, MEI, CPP are no strangers to the photographic competition world. With several hundred PPA print merits between them and numerous Loan images, they have found and used the 12 elements in their competition images as well as daily work.


Melissa Thompson, 
M.Photog., CPP 

Melissa's love for print competition landed her in the Judges Workshop this past August to start her journey of becoming a juror. She is excited to sit on panels among her peers scoring beautiful imagery and making many new friends along the way.


Bryan Welsh
M.Photog.Cr., CPP, API

Bryan has the Maters of Photography &Photographic Craftsman Degree from Professional Photographers of America (Cr. Photog.), is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP), has the Fellow of Photography Degree from the Oregon Professional Photographers Association and is a member of the American Society of Photographers (ASP). Bryan also holds the status of an Approved Photographic Instructor (API) from PPA and has over 100 speaking merits. (EDU100)


Judy Horn

Judy is a Fellow PPW member and has earned degrees through the Professional Photographers of America: Master of Photography, Master of Electronic Imaging, Certified Professional Photographer and Photographic Craftsman.  She has also won multiple photographic awards including National Loan Collection merits and “Best of Show” awards at the local, state and national level.


Adilfa Ford, M.Photog.Cr., CPP 

Adilfa has won many awards for her work and been featured in several national photography magazines. She has earned the PPA Photographer of the year award the past 4 years in a row with 3 silver pins and in 2017 a gold. Adilfa speaks fluent Spanish and has taught photography seminars to photographers all over the world.

 Assistant Jury Chair for Open Photographic

Ed Matuska, M Photog, 

Ed practiced his craft in South Dakota for over 50 years. He was recognized by RCACC as a Rushmore Honoree in 2005 for contribution to the Arts in SD & Black Hills Area. Ed now resides in Seattle with his wife Joan, continues to remain active in his craft & teach. Ed is an Internationally recognized photographic instructor, having extensively taught & judged throughout the US, Canada and Mexico with expertise in “Three Dimension Lighting” & Digital Imaging”

Mary Jo Allen
M. Photog. Cr, FP

Mary Jo has also earned the PPA Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman Degrees,has received the PPA National Award and is a Life Member of PPA.  The past 5 years she has earned PPA medals for having all 4 entries selected to exhibit in the national salon and 2 first place trophies at Western District judging.Recently she has dived deeply into floral photography exploring both abstract and realistic expressions of the beauty of flowers


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President:  Dalisa Sherrard
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Vice President: Rachel Wooley
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