Archive for April, 2012

Welcome to Our New President!


Greetings everyone!

I’m Tom Spitz, your new ASMP Tucson Chapter president.

I am honored to have been asked to take on the leadership of our local ASMP Chapter and want to extend a thank you to our immediate past president Jennifer Polixenni-Brankin for her years of service.

 I see this as our ASMP chapter-why?-well, because it is.

We are lucky to have an amazing group of dedicated people on our board, all of whom are energetic and full of ideas, but we need everyone’s involvement to make our chapter the best it can be. That means more than just paying your dues and showing up at events, but also speaking up and having your say. My “door” will always be open to suggestions, criticisms, and ideas. In my opinion, the more ideas, the better.

We have some events planned for this year, mostly around ASMP’s core values of education, support, networking and community, but we still have some open slots, so please let me know what you want from our chapter.

I look forward to serving our chapter, and I hope you will step up and get involved, too.

Let’s move forward!


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By Martha Lochert | Posted: April 19th, 2012 | No comments

North American Book Launch Features the work of ASMP Tucson Members

ASMP Tucson announces the April 10, 2012 North American release of Giant George: Life with the World’s Biggest Dog, which features the photographs of former ASMP Tucson member Erin Barnes and current ASMP board secretary Martha Lochert.

The book was originally released in the UK by Simon & Schuster London in 2011. That version’s front and back cover photos are by Martha Lochert. The book has also been translated into Dutch, German, Portuguese and Italian. The Portuguese version also features the photography of Martha Lochert.

The book will be featured on ABC’s Good Morning America this Wednesday, April 11.  Also, USA Today and NY Daily News will be featuring the book and publishing interviews.


Photographic Images copyrighted by Erin Barnes and Martha Lochert. Book artwork copyrighted by the publishers.

By Martha Lochert | Posted: April 10th, 2012 | No comments

April 11, 2012 Board Meeting

Interested in becoming active on our ASMP Tucson board of directors? Our next board meeting will be Wednesday April 11, 2012 – 5 pm to 6:30 pm at Tom Veneklasen’s studio

129 N. Warren Avenue Tucson, Arizona 85719 tel: 520.884.8143

We can use your input and support!

By Martha Lochert | Posted: April 5th, 2012 | No comments