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We’ve been extremely fortunate this year to have Canon representative Shawn Weishaar join our corps of mentors. Shawn, shown here with one of the great kids from New Avenues for Youth on our Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival safari, has been representing Canon in the Northwest for seven years. He’s been also been teaching photography classes- […]

Over the years I’ve dealt with an number of auctioneers – professional, semi-professional, and amateur (including myself)- but JillMarie Wiles of Beneficial Auction Services (BAS) is unique in my experience with her combination of honesty, professionalism, and generosity. Her donation of almost an hour of her valuable time to advise us on the challenges of […]

Famed photographer Art Wolfe, who has been extremely generous with and supportive of Focus on Youth, has announced that submissions are now being accepted for the International Conservation Photography Awards. The ICP Awards is a worldwide photography event focused on conservation and the environment. The 2012 edition of the biennial juried photo competition, along with […]

Past Focus on Youth board member and president (and longtime mentor to our kids) Gary Wilson has posted some new images to his website,  Doesn’t seem to matter whether they’re softly romantic realist or vivid and colorful modernist, Gary’s images always seem to grab your eye and hold it. The accompanying images here is […]

At the December, 2011, meeting of the Focus on Youth Board two new officers were elected and several working assignments accepted.  New board member Shanti Villareal, Program Manager, platform development at Xerox, was elected Secretary of the Board and 2011 Auction Chair Larry McDonald was named President. New board member Brian McCauley, Umpqua Bank, agreed […]

Hochfeld Posts New FB Album

Ken Hochfeld – Focus on Youth friend, mentor, and chair of our 2012 Auction Youth Auction,- has posted a new album of his work on his Facebook Page. The collection is titled Forest Through The Trees: Intuition, Imagination and Enigmas. The images are visually arresting- sometimes with a palpable evocation of mystery, intimidation, and disorientation. […]

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Much many thanks go out to OnPoint Community Credit Union. This week they not only announced that they were granting us $1000 for administrative expenses, they sent us the check. I told somebody at another non-profit recently that Focus on Youth doesn’t operate on a shoestring – metaphorically speaking, we’re operating in flipflops. That’s why […]

One Week Only Photo Exhibit and Sale

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  Focus on Youth Photography Exhibit and Sale One week sale only – January 8th toJanuary 14th 2012 The Q Center 4115 N Mississippi Portland OR   Join us at the reception on January 12th from 5 PM to 7 PM 28″x19″ glicée printed on high quality canvas wrapped on heavy stretcher bars. Underwater photography […]

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A special thank you to Pearl Bakery and Eric Lester who will be hosting a fund raiser for Focus on Youth on February 17, 2015