Special Events Coordinator
10075 Commons Street
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Exploring the Light will run from April 28th, 2015 - May 31st, 2015 at the Lone Tree Arts Center and is presented by the Lone Tree Arts Commission and the Lone Tree Photo Club, and is supported by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).
10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday and two hours before productions at The Lone Tree Arts Center.
All images are available for purchase through the Lone Tree Arts Center Box Office.
Exploring the Light Opening Cocktail Reception
May 7th, 2015 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
At Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street
Music, appetizers and fun.
Categories include Landscape, Animals, Abstract, Portraits/People, and Macro.
Photographers must be able to deliver and pick up photos in person at the Lone Tree Arts Center. No images will be accepted that are received by any other means (UPS, FEDEX, USPS, etc.).
Photographers may submit up to three images in multiple categories. Images must be submitted via www.callforentry.org (CaFE TM). All images must be formatted to the following CaFÉ™ specifications: Dimensions: 1920 pixels on the longest side; File Format: JPEG; File Size: JPEG under 1.8 MB. The Exploring the Light Committee will be responsible for all decisions regarding acceptability and reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to accept or reject an entry and change the entry’s category if deemed appropriate.
February 23rd - Call for Entry Opens
March 27th - Application Deadline/Entry Closed
April 28th - Images Delivered (9:00 am to 12:00 pm)
April 28th - May 31st - Photo Show Dates
Thursday, May 7th - Opening Reception (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
June 1st - Images picked up by artists and buyers (9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Total Cash awards are estimated at $3,000. Best of Show and first place winners in each category will be awarded gallery space for approximately 2 weeks at the Lone Tree Arts Center following the photo show. Awards include, first, second and third place in every category, Best of Show and People’s Choice.
Exploring the Light - 2015 Photo Show Book for Purchase
With photographer’s permission, the Lone Tree Photo Club will compose a book with accepted entries representing Exploring the Light 2015. Accepted images will be printed with the photographer’s name and information about the image such as location, camera and the story behind the photo. Exploring the Light will be available for viewing and purchase online after the close of the show in June 2015.
If you are an accepted artist please fill out the Exploring the Light questionnaire by clicking
Dabbling with photography back in the ‘70s, Doug didn’t really begin to pursue photography until 2003 when he bought a disposable film camera to photograph his tulips. With a rekindling of his passion for photography, he began a pursuit to learn how to capture images of the landscape that is all around us.
His love for landscape photography can be traced back to his childhood and family sightseeing vacations touring the western U.S. and Canada by car. These early experiences were further fueled by his father’s “Arizona Highways” magazines, which always left him in awe with its beautiful scenic images, particularly those of Josef Muench.
In his landscape photography, Doug learned that nature often makes her own expression and statement in ways that are unique to the scene and the moment. In many cases, this takes the form of unique lighting when nature is putting on her best show. From there, Doug works the image to put his own vision and expression into the scene with a goal of portraying his own emotional response to nature’s show.
Rick has been practicing his craft for 40 years. He has lectured and judged at the regional and national level as well as in Mexico and Spain. His images have been recognized by receiving many Kodak “Gallery Awards” and Fuji “Masterpiece Awards”. In addition, Rick’s photographs have been displayed at Disneyworld’s EPCOT Center, Photokina in Cologne, Germany and in Korea at Imaging Asia.
In 1986 Rick was certified by the PPA and received the Master of Photography degree in 1992. The Photographic Craftsman degree was awarded in 1994. He holds the Photographic, Educational, and Service Fellowship degrees from the Professional Photographers of Colorado. Rick’s service to the photographic industry has been acknowledged by his peers who have twice awarded him the coveted National Award, those being from the Professional Photographers of Colorado and the Professional Photographers Association of New Mexico. Rick was honored to receive the Duncan MacNab Service Award from the Rocky Mountain Professional Photographers Association and in 2012 he was honored by the Professional Photographers of Colorado with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
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